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  1. Auto News & Rumors
    Auto News reports this morning that Japanese officials tried Nissan to merge with Honda as recently as late 2019. The two automakers couldn’t be more different. For instance, Honda employs only 15 people in market research in the US; Nissan employs 45. Yet Honda has a 10% market share vs...
  2. Auto News & Rumors
    It has significant exterior styling, interior, power train and safety updates. The same 5.6L V8 now produces 400 HP and 410 LBs of torque, and is mated to a 9-speed automatic —up from a 7-speed. No MPG numbers yet. The exterior styling and the interior look much better. Overall, the...
  3. Auto News & Rumors
    The SEC looked into Why and How Carlos Ghosn hid $140M in compensation from Nissan. While it hasn’t revealed all the details because they have bearing on the charges Japan has laid against Mr. Ghosn, it provided some flavor of what went on. The motivation: "Ghosn became concerned about...
  4. Mopar / FCA News
    Joe Cappy was head of American Motors in 1986-87, when Chrysler bought it out. Now 85, he shares his perspective on Auto News. This paragraph caught my attention: A merger of equals will be a failure. The Daimler-Chrysler experience was a failure. Renault-American Motors was a failure...
  5. Auto News & Rumors
    Nissan was supposedly unhappy with the unequal nature of the alliance with Renault. Renault “offers“ a merger with equal partnership, but Nissan remains uninterested. I believe at this point Nissan wants completely out. It’s come to realize that it is better off with Mitsubishi and without...
  6. Auto News & Rumors
    Auto News reports that Nissan will cut 20% of N.A. production to shore up profitability. Nissan has been running a bazaar for the past couple of years, buying market share through incentives and fleet sales. But Nissan N.A. executives were simply chasing the carrot Japan was dangling in front...
  7. Non-Mopar Tech Support
    Neighbor sold me his 86,000 mile '95 Nissan Hardbody 4x2 2.4L 5 speed, he'd fairly harshly overheated it when the upper radiator hose broke the nipple off of the radiator. I've since fixed the cooling system (basically flushed the water jacket on the block, replaced all rubber, replaced the...
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