(AP Photo)
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History in the car industry and shelling out the bucks for cool rides.

FOX News Radio's Jennifer Keiper with more in our weekly look at the auto industry in the podcast "FOX Wheels":

It's FOX Wheels.

Watch the women driver jokes at GM. A woman will soon be behind the wheel. Longtime GM Exec, Mary Barra replaces Dan Akerson.

Barra: "It's an honor for me to be able to lead this team and to continue the momentum."

Akerson says about the GM 'boys club' label:

Akerson: "I think that perception is quite dated. And look, Mary was not picked because of her gender."

Akerson says, Barra has a clear vision of where she wants to take the company.


We like to trick out our vehicles and sticker price doesn't seem to matter when choosing car options. The automakers say transaction prices have jumped. John Felice with an example at Ford:

Felice: "Importantly we're seeing average transaction prices up more than $6,300 on the new MKZ, and we continue to attract new customers to the brand."

A fully-loaded MKZ will run close to 50-grand.


(song) That song about gasoline came out in 1913, when the Gulf Refining company opened the country's first gas station in Pittsburgh, 100 years ago this month.

With FOX Wheels, I'm Jennifer Keiper, FOX News Radio.

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