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Brian Douglas

Brian Douglas has driven everything with wheels during his career in the automotive technical, marketing, and journalism professions. He is currently a contributing expert for KGO Radio, WHEELS editor for the San Francisco, Washington, DC, and Baltimore Examiner newspapers, automotive features writer for the Minneapolis/St. Paul Times Tribune, and automotive editor for Gentry and Ranch & Coast magazines.
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Toyota’s ‘Out-of-Control’ Recall

Thursday, February 4th, 2010 - by Brian Douglas

The venerable automaker may be quickly losing control of unintended acceleration.

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Politically Correct Driving School

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Some states seem less concerned about instructing students on safe driving techniques than the value of carpools and hybrids.

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Automotive Cooling

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

After the cash-for-clunkers "success," car sales are at an all-time low.

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GM’s Marketing Challenge

Sunday, August 30th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Can the automaker repair its image with smart advertising?

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What We’ll Drive in 2016

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Here’s a hint — it may have a power cord.

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Cash For Clunkers Leaves Dealers in the Lurch

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

An overwhelmed bureaucracy has left auto dealers with massive cash flow problems as they await government reimbursement.

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Cashing in on Clunkers

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Benefit from our government's largesse. It's your tax money, might as well try to recoup some of it. (Also read Richard Fernandez: Cash for Clunkers)

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‘Cash for Clunkers’ — It’s a Lemon

Monday, June 22nd, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

The new automotive incentive program was quite clearly designed by the geniuses who brought us the tax code.

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Saving the General

Sunday, June 7th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

It will take a lot more than repackaging to restart GM.

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The Full Employment Act for Clean Air

Monday, May 18th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

How many bureaucrats does it take to manage the atmosphere?

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Is Big Auto Really the Answer?

Sunday, May 10th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Fiat thinks that dramatically increasing its size will be its salvation. (Also read Roger Kimball: "An Offer They Couldn’t Refuse.")

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Can GM (Government Motors) Survive?

Saturday, March 28th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

It will take more than taxpayer money to save the car giant.

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The Auto Industry Tries to Cheer Up

Sunday, March 15th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Got $1.75 million to spend? The Aston Martin One-77 just unveiled in Geneva is a real bargain.

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Obama’s Auto Industry Repair Dream Team

Thursday, February 19th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

What if the president hired people like Jay Leno to oversee reforming Detroit instead of beltway bureaucrats?

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Arrivederci, Chrysler

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Italian car company Fiat is in line to benefit from the taxpayer bailout of Chrysler.

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Mileage Standards: Not the Way to Energy Independence

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Fuel economy mandates to save gas? That's like fighting obesity by requiring clothing manufacturers to make only slender sizes.

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Detroit Auto Show Looks Toward Frugal Future

Saturday, January 17th, 2009 - by Brian Douglas

Eight-cylinder luxury cars are out; extended-range plug-ins and gas-sipping hybrids are in.

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Will We Be Plugging In Our Next Car?

Saturday, December 27th, 2008 - by Brian Douglas

Alternative energy vehicles will happen sooner than you think.

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Auto Repair In the White House

Monday, December 22nd, 2008 - by Brian Douglas

Does Washington have a clue how Detroit works?

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What’s Not Wrong with the Big Three

Saturday, December 13th, 2008 - by Brian Douglas

Detroit's automakers have many problems, but poor quality and ignoring consumers are not among them.

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