Paul Eisenstein

Publisher of The Detroit Bureau online

Paul Eisenstein appears in the following:

Car Sales Are Booming, and So Are the Prices

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

U.S. new car sales appear to have reached a six-year high as buyers raced back to showrooms in August – but that wasn't because consumers were getting great deals. 

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Has Tesla Motors Entered the Big Time?

Thursday, August 08, 2013

What is going on with the Tesla? Not the scientist and inventor many of you would love to go back in time to visit but Tesla Motors, the maker of electric cars. The company made a sur...


Car Sales Are Up, Are They Sustainable?

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

If you need proof that the economy is looking up, you need only look as far as your neighborhood car lot, or maybe even your own driveway. This week it was announced that there was a ...

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Auto Contract Negotiations Begin

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Contract negotiations between Chrysler and the United Auto Workers Union kicked off on Monday, as the industry fights to stay competitive with foreign automakers. Fellow "Big Three" companies General Motors and Ford will also begin negotiations with the UAW later this week. Will the parties involved be able to reconcile their demands and reach a suitable agreement before contracts expire in mid-September? Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, has been following the negotiations.


Used Car Prices Soar

Friday, June 10, 2011

It used to be that you'd buy a used car to save money. But now, prices for used cars are soaring to unprecedented heights, causing some buyers to wonder if it isn't savvier to just buy new.  

What's driving up the price of used cars? Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, has the answers. 

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Toyota Suspends US Production for One Week

Monday, May 30, 2011

Toyota announced that it would suspend U.S. production for one week beginning today. The car maker's decision in part due to problems with the Toyota supply chain, which was disrupted by March’s Sendai earthquake. However, it is unclear exactly what is causing the shutdown. To get to the bottom of the announcement, is Paul Eisenstein, publisher of website


Japan Auto Industry Hit Hard by Quake

Monday, April 25, 2011

This morning, Honda, Toyota, Suzuki, Mazda, Mitsubishi and Nissan release their domestic production levels, sales, and export results for the month of March. This is the first time that the largest Japanese automakers have shown hard numbers of their company’s activity since a deadly earthquake occurred off the coast of Sendai. Ever since the devastating earthquake officials in Japan have been putting on a brave public face. But, that posture may be coming at a high cost.


Will Shanghai's Auto Show Eclipse New York's?

Friday, April 22, 2011

As potential car buyers flock to the New York International Auto Show this week, some industry bigwigs are skipping the annual American show for another auto event — in Shanghai. The Chinese auto show and the American auto show overlap this year, and they are certainly competing over the industry spotlight. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit, is at the New York show this week. He talks about the growing importance of China's auto show. Some of America's biggest launches, including the Chevy Malibu, are happening at that show as China becomes a major market for American cars.

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Detroit Auto Show: Hybrid Vs. Electric Cars

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

What cars — and trends — are making their debut at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show? Paul Eisenstein of The Detroit Bureau says that following a surprisingly strong year for the Big Three, things are looking good for American automakers at this year's show. Meanwhile, this was the first visit to the show by Toyota's CEO, who was in Detroit to promote the Prius. He admitted that his brand has faced a challenging year.

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2011: The Auto Industry Looks Ahead

Monday, January 03, 2011

Paul Eisenstein, publisher of, joins us with his predictions for the auto industry in 2011. "Barring a huge and fast runup in fuel prices, most people are predicting that this is going to be a pretty darn good year," says Eisenstein. The year also looks to be particularly good for Detroit and the Big Three. Meanwhile, rising fuel prices may also create a bigger market for electric cars.


General Motors Goes Public (Again)

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Today "Government Motors" gets to be General Motors again, when the company announces its initial public offering. It's a cautious success story — the company had a $2.1 billion proffit this quarter. But is it the right time to go public? We speak with Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, which covers the auto industry, for more.


Detroit Automakers Come Back to Life

Friday, July 23, 2010

Things are looking up for U.S. automakers. Sales are up, and some companies like Chrysler are projecting that they will end this quarter in the black. This is big news for an industry which required massive government support to avoid bankruptcy less than two years ago. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, says that the car companies have been making smart moves. 


Detroit Carmakers Beat Imports for First Time Ever on Key List

Friday, June 18, 2010

Detroit got a dose of good news, yesterday. For the first time in the 24 year history of the JD Power and Associates Initial Quality Study American car makers beat out imports. Porsche still topped the list, but Ford was in the top five up there, along with luxury brands. That is the only time a mainstream American brand has been in that group. 


New Fuel Efficiency Standards to Save Oil, Cut Pollution

Friday, April 02, 2010

The federal government announced its first ever mandatory limits for particular greenhouse gas emissions, as the EPA and the Department of Transportation announced new emissions rules for automobiles and light trucks yesterday.

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New Investigation Into Toyota's Runaway Acceleration Problem

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

A video of a Prius that lost control in a dramatic crash on a California highway has sparked a new investigation into Toyota's acceleration problems. Worse, the driver says he had already reported problems to the car dealer.


Toyota CEO to Testify on Capitol Hill

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The CEO of Toyota, Akio Toyoda, will testify before Congress today as part of a probe into his company's massive car recall. Toyoda's prepared remarks have already been released and the embattled CEO is expected to apologize to customers and to lawmakers ahead of his testimony.

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Troubles Worsen for Toyota

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that Toyota's troubles may be "the most serious safety issue that we have faced" at his department. Lahood says the carmaker only initiated last week's recall after government pressure. This comes along with news of new brake problems with the Toyota's popular Prius.


Takeouts: Congress, Toyota, and the Federal Reserve

Thursday, January 28, 2010

  • CONGRESS TAKEOUT: Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us from Capitol Hill with more reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.
  • AUTO TAKEOUT: Because of faulty accelerators, Toyota decided this week to stop building and selling eight of it's most popular models, including the Camry and Corolla. Paul Eisenstein, publisher of The Detroit Bureau, joins tells us about the recall.
  • BUSINESS TAKEOUT: The Federal Reserve decided this week to keep short-term interest rates near zero. New York Times finance reporter Louise Story joins us to discuss the Fed's move, and how it may help support economic recovery.


Automakers Announce Plans to Add Jobs

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

After one of the worst years for the auto industry, automakers may begin to hiring workers and offering more overtime, a possible sign of economic recovery. 

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Toyota Struggles With Recalls, Competition

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Toyota, as recently as a year ago, looked like it could escape the economic downturn unscathed and remain the auto giant it has been for decades. But recent bad press, including anno...