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At an auto assembly plant in Pontiac, Mich., back in 1980, 18-year-old Mary Makela got a hands-on education about what life was like on the factory floor. It was noisy and dirty and rough. And then there were the catcalls. “Every time I turned this one corner,” she says, “this guy would kind of yell. Finally, I walked over and asked him, ‘Why do you do that?’” and he said, ‘I don’t know.’” She laughs at the recollection. Challenging him …
The conventional wisdom about older car buyers is that they’re primarily motivated by price, durability and the ease of getting in and out of a vehicle – factors that translate into a big, bulky domestic sedan. But a new study shows that some automobile shoppers 60 and older are going green and buying hybrids because it boosts their self-esteem and image. Sign up for the AARP Money Matters newsletter Researchers, led by Jay Yoo of Baylor University, looked at the …
After months of bad news, some postive headlines are coming out of Detroit’s auto-makers.
The White House announced new proposed standards for automobile mileage and emissions today.
Automakers showed off some of their latest safety features at the Washington Auto Show.