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Average US vehicle age hits record 11.5 years

...though the average vehicle age shows no sign of reversing, it is starting to plateau, since buyers have returned to the car market in big numbers. Sales of new cars rose from 12.7 million in 2011 to 16.5 million last year and are expected to reach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/average-us-vehicle-age-hit
Preserving jobs, pay raises on table as US auto talks open

...compromise. He figures GM won't mess with the success and quality of the Cruze, which gave GM a foothold in the small-car market that it lacked for decades.If both sides play hardball, the union has more weapons this time. In 2011, it was barred...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-08/preserving-jobs-pay-raises
What Is It?

...The rear engine, air-cooled GM entry into the small car market. It was a fun car to drive, but Ralph Nader's book...Introduced for 1960 as a compact car to compete in the economy car market. It was unconventional in that it had a rear-mounted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-06-25/what-it
Intel buys chip company to aid its wireless reach

...ultimately lowering costs and improving the products.Altera is known for making chips used in phone networks and cars, markets in which Intel has been looking to expand."Their PC chip business is going downhill, and so here's a way to bolster...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-06-01/intel-buys-chip-company-aid-its-wir
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...almost universally referred to as a Lincoln Continental. Ford was shooting for the upper stratosphere of the luxury car market, with only hand-assembled, top quality components and pricing it at just under $10,000 when the next-highest-priced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-04-09/what-it
SUVs shrink to fit European market

...as small and midsize car sales show only stable sales, rising from 4.7 million units to 5.3 million.Europe's car market needs the boost as its economy slowly heals from a financial crisis.Car sales rose for the 17th straight month in January...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/smart-shopper/2015-03-05/suvs-shrink-
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...LOUISVILLE, GA.: Bob Holbert wrote: "I believe the car is a 1971 Olds 442, introduced as Olds' entry in the muscle car market in the mid-1960'. Its cousin was the Pontiac GTO, the original muscle car. The 442 came with a 454 V-8 developing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2015-02-19/what-it
What Is It?

...from American Motors. AMC entered the sports/muscle car market with the AMX and Javelin in the late '60s. By '71...The AMX was American Motors' venture into the muscle car market. The AMX was raced not only on drag strips and sports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-12-18/what-it
Chrysler, GM post US sales gains in November as Black Friday deals, low gas prices draw buyers

...Golf subcompact and Chrysler's 200 midsize sedan saw sales increases."You have to be new to make progress in the car market right now," said Michelle Krebs, a senior analyst with AutoTrader.com.The industry expects more of the same in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-02/chrysler-gm-post-us-sales-
What Is It?

...in 1938, he tasked lead designer Bob Gregorie with designing a car that was 'strictly Continental' to regain luxury car market share that Cadillac had been usurping; hence, the name Lincoln Continental."Other readers identifying the vehicle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/life/autos/2014-10-09/what-it