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Episode 134 – Bankruptcy For Chrysler, 2nd Half Outlook Good, UAW Agrees To Not Strike

April 30th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:14

Chrysler was unable to secure a deal with its creditors and is going to have to file for Chapter 11. A number of car companies see a better second half ahead. The UAW agreed to not strike for the next several years under the new deal with Chrysler. All that and more, plus a review of the redesigned 2010 Mazda3.

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Episode 133 – Chrysler May Survive, Opel Needs Cash Now, Consumers Plan to Buy a Car

April 29th, 2009 at 12:27pm

Runtime 6:12

Chrysler reached an agreement with all its big institutional lenders and just might avoid bankruptcy. The head of Opel’s work council says the company only has a matter of weeks before it runs out of cash. 55% of US consumers plan to buy a new vehicle within the next two years. All that and more, plus John answers viewer questions in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 132 – UAW Now Owns Chrysler, GM Bondholders Unhappy, Delphi’s Days Look Numbered

April 28th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:00

The UAW ends up with a majority stake in Chrysler. GM bondholders are unhappy with the company’s payment proposal. The automotive task force blocked GM from giving money to Delphi and taking over its steering business. All that and more, plus John chats with Jeff Gilbert of WWJ Newsradio 950 about what’s going on at GM.

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Episode 131 – GM Makes More Cuts, Chrysler Gets Union Concessions, Norway to Ban Petrol?

April 27th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:00

General Motors confirms it is killing off Pontiac by the end of next year and cutting 2,800 dealers. Chrysler reaches agreements with the UAW and CAW unions. Norway’s finance minister proposes a ban on gasoline-powered cars. All that and more, plus a look at some of the technology being developed by auto supplier Continental.

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Episode 130 – Ford’s Improving, Chrysler Heads For Chapter 11, Making Hybrids Noisier

April 24th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 6:31

Ford lost $1.4 billion in the first quarter, about half of what it lost this time last year. The Obama Administration is preparing a Chapter 11 bankruptcy for Chrysler. A proposal in Congress aims to protect people from getting hurt or killed by silent-running hybrid and electric vehicles. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s Autoline Detroit with Johan de Nysschen, the President of Audi of America.

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Episode 129 – GM Takes 9-Week Shutdown, Chrysler Banks Get New Offer, Toyota Still Number One

April 23rd, 2009 at 12:09pm

Runtime 6:29

GM is going to close most of its plants in the U.S. for 9 weeks this summer. Chrysler’s banks get a counteroffer which would give them more money and stock. Toyota maintains its spot as the number one automaker in the world in the first quarter. All that and more, plus we uncover an important loophole in California’s CO2 legislation.

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Episode 128 – Chrysler in Crisis, Honda Outperforms Estimate, Prius Pricing Announced

April 22nd, 2009 at 12:08pm

Runtime 6:03

Chrysler’s banks rejected the government’s request that they slash the company’s debt by 85 percent. Honda’s operating profit is expected to be better than estimated. Toyota finally announced pricing on the 2010 Prius. All that and more, plus John answers viewer questions in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 127 – Chrysler Liquidation?, Toyota’s Output Falls, New Opel CEO?

April 21st, 2009 at 12:19pm

Runtime 7:35

Chrysler could be headed for liquidation. Toyota expects its output in Japan to fall to its lowest level in 31 years. Veteran auto executive Bernd Pischetsrieder may make a comeback at Opel. All that and more, plus a look at the brand-new Roush Mustang.

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Episode 126 – Opel To Go For Next To Nothing, EPA Considers E15, Porsche Panamera Unveiled

April 20th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 5:55

General Motors may sell Opel for next to nothing. The EPA is taking public comments on its plans to boost cars’ capabilities to run on ethanol. Porsche has finally, formally unveiled its Panamera sedan at the Shanghai Auto Show. All that and more, plus a look at some new features on the 2010 Toyota Prius.

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Episode 125 – GM Reports On Its Status, VW Outsells Toyota?, Fiat’s Sales Boom

April 17th, 2009 at 12:30pm

Runtime 6:40

GM’s CEO Fritz Henderson held a press conference to give an update on GM’s status. Volkswagen may have outsold Toyota globally in the first quarter of this year. Fiat’s sales rose nearly 15 percent in Europe. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s episode of Autoline Detroit with Neil De Koker of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association.

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