AD #2861 – Hertz Forced to Stop Selling Worthless Stock; 4-Cyl Supra $8K Cheaper; Ford’s New Hands-Free Cruise Control

June 18th, 2020 at 11:49am

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Runtime: 11:35

0:07 Tesla Secures Cobalt Supply
0:59 SEC Forces Hertz to Stop Selling Stock
1:54 Toyota Partners to Develop Marine Fuel Cell
2:25 VW Now Shipping Cars on LNG-Powered Boat
3:41 Euro NCAP Puts Emergency Guides Into App
4:36 2021 Toyota Supra Updates
6:11 Production Lucid Air Has September Debut
6:29 Kia Shows All-New Sedona Design Sketch
7:14 Ford to Offer Hands-Free Cruise Control
8:12 Buick Gets Version of Bolt EV for China
9:01 Mercedes Electrifies Its Articulated Bus
9:34 48-Volt Tech Helping BMW Meet Future Diesel Regulations
10:39 Help Us Identify This Wisconsin Barn Find

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30 Comments to “AD #2861 – Hertz Forced to Stop Selling Worthless Stock; 4-Cyl Supra $8K Cheaper; Ford’s New Hands-Free Cruise Control”

  1. Gavin Smith Says:

    The barn find is a Nash probably a 51.

  2. rick bradner Says:

    So, that’ll be the new Celica then…

  3. Carlos Ramos Says:


  4. Roger Blose Says:

    It looks like a 50′s Nash based on the cowl scoop and roof lines.

  5. angelo ragosta Says:


  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    2 Exactly. The Celica and Supra were about the same car, except for the engine, from 1970-1980-some, when the Celica went to front drive.

  7. Brett Cammack Says:

    Remember when Mazda Miatas and RX-7s were fairly cheap, simple vehicles that were fun to drive? It seems like all the Japanese mfgs got into a race upwards until the Supras, RX-7s, et al became complex, expensive (not only to buy, but to insure) and not particularly attainable.

    Then most of them disappeared from the market because “they just weren’t selling anymore”. I think the Miata has survived simply because it went that way much later when most of it’s competitors were gone from the market and people had no choice if they wanted a “sports car”. Compared to a Z3/4 or a cheaper Porsche they seem pretty reasonably priced.

    Toyota already has a decent “sports car” in their collaboration with Subaru that is attainable. I don’t see why they think they’ll sell many $40-50k Supras. It has got to be an incredibly small niche. I know I’ve yet to see one on the road.

  8. XA351GT Says:

    The 1st Supras came out in 78 not much more than a Celica with some performance adds. The 1st Real Supras really didn’t get going as their own unique styling until 82. Each genneration after drifted farther away from the Celica

  9. Daniel Bottner Says:

    How can Mercedes offer a solid state battery today when word on the street is they will not be available for 10 years?

    The lack of solid state batteries, is still the excuse used by most traditional automakers to delay delivery of affordable EV’s.

    Someone is not being honest, can you clarify?

  10. Phred Says:

    Still waiting for the “Miles Per Gallon” number for the BMW and other cars that you introduce unless they are not coming to the USA! Are you just reading off the “Fact sheet” that their marketing department provides??

  11. Nick Thomas Says:

    John, it’s a 1951 Nash Ambassador, looking to be sporting a pretty beat up Surf Green paint job!

  12. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7. Now, Miata and Toyota 86 start at about $27-28K, not bad given today’s car prices, about half as much a the cheapest Porsche sports cars, Boxster and Cayman.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8. The Supra I remember the best was the first one, basically like my friend’s ’77 Celica, but with a six cylinder engine.

  14. GM Veteran Says:

    On the Euro NCAP app, it seems like incorporating the camera as a scanner for the VIN number and code would be better than relying on first responders in an emergency situation to type in the correct make, model and year. What if they get the wrong year or model? The electrical cables could be in a different location. Hopefully they will add this feature to save time and increase safety.

  15. Charles Lewis Says:

    I think it’s a 1951 Nash Ambassador sedan

  16. Gavin Smith Says:

    I think the car is a Nash probably a 51 or newer.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    I think it’s a 1949-1951 Nash.

  18. Larry D. Says:

    I am not a fan of the cybertruck design, especially its ridiculous pointed roof, which makes it look like a vehicle more suitable for a Nut, a Conehead, or, worse, a KKK member. I think it will be a niche vehicle, not the mass market king that the Model 3 has been and the model Y will be. Still, the price is right and you get a lot for your $ and I was never a pickup buyer so what do I know here. I thought the Model X would fail too, but IT SURE DID NOT!

  19. Larry D. Says:

    I have no access to the full text of this article, but the title sure sounds like the pot (Detroit 3) calling the kettle (Tesla) black. And if you don’t know why, you need to do your homework.

  20. cwolf Says:

    18 Huh? What’s the Detroit 3 have to do with the article? The law suit was by the Police and Fire retirement System of Detroit….clue… they don’t make cars!
    These investors have invested in Tesla’s growth and expansion, not to line board member pockets.
    The SEC caught onto Musk’s positive tweet’s to manipulate the stock price in his favor before selling off.

    But then again….you are just a far right winger

  21. Larry D. Says:

    This mornings headlines, Oil is back to $42, much faster than I thought. But cheap oil actually would help the WHOLE world recover from the CV shutdown, while for the US, which is the world’s (BY FAR) biggest oil producer (in 2019, 17+ Million Barrels per day, while neither Russia nor Saudi Arabia, the distant second and third placers, managed to crack even the 12 million mark.), it is a mixed blessing.

    So far for the fears for oil price collapses.

  22. Larry D. Says:

    21 PS a roaring economy, in the 45 or so years I have been observing the US and world economies, has NEVER materialized without CHEAP ENERGY.

  23. Brett Cammack Says:

    12 Precisely. Attainable if not inexpensive. The Supra is in Boxster/Cayman territory. How many people want or can afford a $40+ thousand dollar Toyota?

  24. Brett Cammack Says:

    I read on that US producers are putting product back in the ground because they’ve run out of places to store it. Any uptick in price is wishful thinking among the producers and that commodity speculators. I see gravity tugging at the prices as they try to levitate on investor’s hopes.

  25. Kit Gerhart Says:

    23. Most people buying $40K+, and especially $50K+ Toyotas want tall body lifted wagons, and with the styled “L”.

    For the first 3 months of 2020, Supra has outsold Cayman and Boxter combined in the US, according to two sites I found. I doubt that will continue, though.

  26. Kit Gerhart Says:

    24 I just read in a Guardian article that about $55/bbl is the break even price for US shale oil. An article mentioned that some of the shale producers are going bankrupt. The US shale oil industry needs fairly expensive oil to function.


    26) That’s an improvement. A few years ago it was around $72. Apparently they have made some strides to get the recovery cost down.

  28. Carl Says:

    The news of people buying Hertz stock reminds me of that old saying “A fool and his money are soon parted.”

  29. rick Says:

    bmw has given up on diesel in the us. could not find a 2020 or newer diesel bmw in the us.

  30. Doug Says:

    Funny how european turned on diesel and now warming back up. Shows how political it was. Hard to beat their economy and clean with the exhaust treatment that they all have and no range anxiety and expensive chargers. I converted those to mpg and it was 44-51mpg!!! In those heavy suvs. Amazing. My Jeep Grand Cherokee gets 26 no problem with mixed driving and 30 on a long trip. 700 miles on a tank once too. Are these coming to US?