The 1973 oil crisis forced the American automotive industry into a period of dramatic change, marked by stiff foreign competition, tougher product regulations and suddenly altered consumer demand. With gas prices soaring and the economy in a veritable tailspin, muscle cars and the massive “need-for-speed” engines of the late ’60s were out, and fuel efficient compacts were in. By 1980, American manufacturers were churning out some of the most feature laden, yet smallest and most fuel efficient cars they had ever built. This exhaustive reference work details every model from each of the major American manufacturers from model years 1973 through 1980, including various “captive imports” (e.g. Dodge’s Colt, built by Mitsubishi.) Within each model year, it reports on each manufacturer’s significant news and details every model offered: its specifications, powertrain offerings, prices, standard features, major options, and production figures, among other facts. The work is heavily illustrated with approximately 1,300 photographs.
Author: Vehicle Market Research International, Inc. Staff
Publisher: Vehicle Market Research International
This guide covers prices for used cars from 1986 to 1999, as well as engine descriptions, horsepower ratings, low- and high-mileage tables, and standard equipment. Readers also get access to a toll-free telephone number to get help with car buying.
Presents library programs for all seasons that are made to appeal to teenagers and includes complete instructions, cost information, promotional ideas, and fiction and nonfiction titles to supplement the programs.
The convenience of online shopping has driven consumers to turn to the internet to purchase everything from clothing to housewares and even groceries. The ubiquity of online retail stores and availability of hard-to-find products in the digital marketplace has been a catalyst for a heighted interest in research on the best methods, techniques, and strategies for remaining competitive in the era of e-commerce. The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management is an authoritative reference source highlighting crucial topics relating to effective business models, managerial strategies, promotional initiatives, development methodologies, and end-user considerations in the online commerce sphere. Emphasizing emerging research on up-and-coming topics such as social commerce, the Internet of Things, online gaming, digital products, and mobile services, this multi-volume encyclopedia is an essential addition to the reference collection of both academic and corporate libraries and caters to the research needs of graduate-level students, researchers, IT developers, and business professionals. .
One of the nation's foremost auto consumer experts evaluates the 1999 cars and minivans in this newest edition of the reference that has sold more than 350,000 copies. Easy-to-read charts rate each vehicle's overall performance, fuel economy, maintenance costs, crash-test results, and consumer satisfaction.