March 5 Briefs

The Cruisers Club will be at the Sabor a la Mexicana Restaurant located at 715 Skyline Drive in Duncanville for their first scheduled Classic Car Show of the season benefitting the Bridges Safehouse March 8, 2-6 p.m. Everyone is welcome and spectators are free. Dash plaques go to the first 50 entries, trophies awarded in 12 classes with participant judging and the entry fee is $15 per vehicle. For more information, call Bobby Kight at 972-291-3837.
Sabor a la Mexicana and Caddy’s Customs are the club’s new sponsors with a great show facility in Duncanville.
Bridges Safehouse in Cedar Hill is a place troubled mothers can go for safety during family disputes.
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Just as some domestic automakers make gains in quality, the Detroit 3 are taking hits as well. Striking suppliers have idled some GM plants, Chrysler is fighting with their plastics supplier (while being criticized for interiors being too “plasticky”) and Ford … poor Ford. The same week the government says consumers have responded too slowly to a massive cruise control safety recall, the iconic Mustang makes the recall list over passenger side safety equipment. At least they made it to the winners podium Sunday in Las Vegas.
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Freeman Honda is on the move again. The good news is that they are just moving right next door to the I-20 service road location they have occupied since moving back from Oak Cliff several years ago. Even more good news for them is this tidbit from Consumer Reports:
“Overall, the best cars sold in the U.S. are still made by Honda, according to the Automaker Report Cards published in Consumer Reports’ Annual Auto Issue. Honda also led the pack last year, the first time the country’s largest expert, independent, non-profit consumer product testing organization issued such information.”
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February sales figures just came out and the news is not good for most. Honda, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz and Nissan all posted positive monthly sales numbers over the previous year while BMW, Chrysler, Ford, GM and even Toyota all took hits. Detroit automakers are looking at cutting output in the second quarter to reflect slumping sales in the large SUV and truck segments as well as other poor performing models. Experts blame the sales drops on rising fuel prices and the slump in the housing market.

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