General Motors Purge Spreads to Canada

Derek Abma from the Financial Post: Windsor's Transmission Plant will shut down for a week starting Monday as GM adjusts inventory. When the plant reopens February 23, the 1000 unionized production workers will start rotating layoffs that are expected to continue indefinitely as a result of slumping vehicle sales. The Windsor factory - which makes transmissions for the Chevrolet Malibu and HHR, Pontiac G5 and G6, and Saturn Aura and Vue - is scheduled to close in June 2010.

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Flashback Friday: MotorWeek 1992 Small Coupe Comparison Test

It's hard to believe that it was more than 15 years ago when MotorWeek compared what host John Davis described as "a new class of subcompacts called econo-sports." Television's automotive magazine compared the '92 Saturn SC coupe to the Hyundai Scoupe, Toyota Paseo, Geo Storm, and Nissan NX1600.