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2015 Could Bring Dodge

By   /  January 19, 2014  /  Archive, Current, National, News, Posts, Shows  /  Comments Off

"Rumors of a super charged Challenger SRT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show"

Rumors are spreading of Dodge’s plans to unveil a Charger with a V8 engine thrown under the hood around for its 2015 Challenger model, and it could be unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show. Some reports have Dodge unveiling it as separate from the current SRT, while others claim the new model could be called […]

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Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra 5 star rating

By   /  January 13, 2014  /  Archive, Current, News, Pick Up Trucks, Posts, Trucks  /  Comments Off

"Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra 5 star rating"

The pickup truck market is hugely important for each member of the Detroit “big three:” Ford, Chrysler, and GM. Profit margins are typically better than most other segments, sales volume is high, and it may be the one corner of the market where imports still don’t dominate. So, while safety may not be quite as […]

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McLaren Doing Away With Windshield Wipers

By   /  January 6, 2014  /  Archive, Cars, Current, News, Parts  /  Comments Off

McLaren Planning to do away with windshield wipers.

All automakers are working on improved aerodynamics for better fuel economy and performance, and these efforts have their biggest effect on supercars. The force from aerodynamic drag goes up exponentially as speed doubles, which means the tiniest improvement can result in a major increase in top speed. The tall, flat shape of windshield wipers make […]

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Crowdfunded Full-Sized Lego Hot Rod

By   /  December 27, 2013  /  Archive, Current, News, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Full-Sized Lego Hot Rod"

Ever since they were introduced way back in 1949, Legos have been a favorite toy of creative kids around the world. Simple and easy to play with but offering nearly endless possibilities, these snap-together bricks encourage the construction of unique vehicles, buildings and more. Well, the bar has now been set incredibly high for Lego-based […]

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Mercedes-Benz Sets Sales Record

By   /  October 21, 2013  /  Archive, Current, News, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Mercedes-Benz CLA Class 1 sets sales record."

Mercedes sold 142,994 cars worldwide in September, which is almost 16 percent more than last year. That’s the most cars the automaker has sold in a month since it was formed 87 years ago. Why is Mercedes-Benz so hot right now? The company recently launched redesigned versions of the A, C and S Class and […]

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2014 Jeep Cherokee Mileage

By   /  September 11, 2013  /  Archive, Current, News, Posts  /  Comments Off

"2014 Jeep Cherokee Fuel Mileage"

Nine-speed Transmission  Due to issues in fine tuning the new nine-speed transmission, the 2014 Jeep Cherokee will not be available on show room floors until later this fall. The transmission is the first of its type to be available on vehicles marketed in the US and is the only one available on this vehicle. If […]

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Volkswagen’s EA288 Engine

By   /  September 6, 2013  /  Archive, Cars, Current, News, Parts, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Volkswagen's EA288 Engine for the VW Golf"

Volkswagen already dominates U.S. diesel passenger car sales with 80 percent share of the market, but the carmaker is not resting on its laurels. The aging TDI motors is set to be replaced with the new EA288 series, first shown at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show in the Cross Coupe plug-in hybrid concept car. This […]

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VW to bring the Golf GTD to US in 2016

By   /  August 1, 2013  /  Archive, Cars, Current, New Cars, News, Posts  /  Comments Off

"Volkswagen Golf GTD"

Golf GTD Officials at Volkswagen have been hinting it for over a year, but now it is official – VW Golf fans will get finally get the Golf GTD, a sporty hot hatch that combines the fuel efficiency of the VW diesel engine with the sporting credentials of the Golf GTI. The catch? Fans will […]

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JD POWERS New Cars Quality

By   /  July 3, 2013  /  Archive, Current, News, Posts  /  Comments Off

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New car shoppers can count on J.D. Power and Associates to weigh in on the most popular vehicles currently sold in the U.S. This year, the company’s 2013 Initial Quality Survey reveals the best and the worst in the industry, from Acura to Volvo, but with a few changes in store. With automotive goodies such […]

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Vehicle Dependability Study

By   /  April 16, 2013  /  Archive, Current, News, Posts  /  Comments Off

"lexus Vehicle Dependability"

How Does the Study Work? The results of the study are compiled from owner surveys. Owners are asked to list how many problems they experienced with their cars during the first three years of ownership. The 2013 Vehicle Dependability study, therefore, deals with model year 2010 vehicles. Problems include both large and small issues, everything from […]

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