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  • Scandal-hit Volkswagen makes profit despite scandal

    German automaker Volkswagen saw its net profit fall 19 percent in the first three months of the year – but showed it can still make money even as it grapples …

  • Detroit’s automakers, sensing a threat, embrace mobility

    For Detroit, the days of simply making cars are over. Automakers are facing multiple threats to their business from nimble tech firms like Apple and Uber. In response, carmakers are …

  • East Sprague Avenue auto row gears up with remodels, CarMax

    The silver façade of Gus Johnson Ford marks one of the latest signs of renovation along East Sprague Avenue’s auto row, part of a series of construction and remodeling projects …

  • Is this Mercury a star?

    Far from drivable, let alone showroom quality, a vintage car is presenting a Post Falls restoration shop with an intriguing challenge. The 1950 Mercury convertible may have been modified half …

  • Kyle Busch looks to Kansas Speedway for Chase push

    Kyle Busch stood outside his hauler in the infield at Kansas Speedway this week, wearing shades on an overcast day. Busch looked comfortable, breezily answering questions, even though he acknowledges …

  • Cuba legalizes buying, selling cars

    HAVANA — Cuba legalized the sale and purchase of automobiles for all citizens today, another major step in the communist-run island’s economic transformation and one that the public has long …

  • Auto dealers see minor growth despite multiple obstacles

    Spokane area vehicle dealerships have embraced a new survival plan. It’s called Hold On – It Should Get Better. Area dealers say their 2011 business plan is to make a …

  • Car makers restrict colors over supply from Japan

    DETROIT – Chrysler on Friday became the second Detroit automaker to restrict dealers from ordering certain colors due to a “potential” pigment shortage that is related to slow recovery of …

  • Microbus turns up 35 years after theft

    Customs agents in Los Angeles found a surprise last month when they opened a shipping container headed for the Netherlands: a restored 1965 Volkswagen van reported stolen in Spokane more …

  • Utah group buys 3 Spokane auto dealerships

    Three auto dealerships in downtown Spokane have been sold to a Utah-based company.

  • Motorists Scared By Air Bags Swamp Regulators To Have Devices Unhooked; Most Denied

    Federal regulators, while working on new regulations to allow mechanics to disconnect air bags, are denying requests from hundreds of frightened motorists who want the devices disabled immediately. In the …



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