The Big Three Think They Smell Blood

There's nothing like brand-new cars to lure car buyers into dealer showrooms. Every year, auto makers bank on snazzy new models, launched with plenty of hoopla, to persuade customers to trade in their aging rides for something fresher. This year is no exception, with Detroit and Japan rolling out spiffy new vehicles that range from Chrysler's Euro-style LH midsize sedans to the sporty open-air Honda del Sol to Ford's beefy Ranger compact pickup.

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