Who Made Santa’s Auto List?

Mary Barra.

Mary Barra.

Chevy Guy.

Lexus.

Chrysler.

OPEC.

Mercedes.

Takata.

F-150.

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What do all of these have in common? Perhaps that 2014 was rather notable—in good ways and/or bad—for all of them.

Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press.

Aaron Bragman of cars.com.

John McElroy of autoline.tv

Me.

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What do the four of us have in common? We looked at some of the more significant—again, good and/or bad—developments related to the above as well as many others on this edition of “Autoline After Hours,” the “Presents and Coal” program, where we laud some and lambast others.

Think of it as tidings of discomfort and joy.