Tech talk: Gerry Malloy

Don’t write off the Volt just yet

Don’t write off the Volt just yet

June 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm Comments are Disabled

The technical direction it has pioneered is the way of the future General Motors’ hopes that the Chevrolet Volt would trigger a renaissance for the company as a technology leader seem to be evaporating along with sales of the revolutionary vehicle. Perhaps the most-publicized new car ever, over the longest […]

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There are alternatives to the alternatives

There are alternatives to the alternatives

April 1, 2012 at 8:12 pm Comments are Disabled

But customers need to know what they are If analyst predictions are correct, we’re in for another round of gasoline price hikes this spring and summer. And if past experience is a good indicator, as it usually is, buyers will once again be flocking to more fuel-efficient vehicles. If they […]

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Does safety sell?

Does safety sell?

March 3, 2012 at 6:41 pm Comments are Disabled

If so, there’s plenty to sell in today’s cars and trucks Automakers have attempted
to sell the safety attributes of their vehicles with varying degrees of success over at least the past 75 years. Advanced safety features did nothing to help sales of the ill-fated 1934 Chrysler Airflow. Nor did Ford’s […]

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When advanced technology backfires

When advanced technology backfires

January 13, 2012 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

Dealers can play a bigger role in ensuring customer satisfaction It can be dangerous out on the cutting 
edge. That’s a lesson Ford is learning as consumer backlash over its MyFordTouch telematics and infotainment system have precipitated a dramatic plunge in the brand’s J.D. Power IQS and Consumer Reports reliability […]

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