Month: February 2013

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0 68  0 Comment on AAA CEO Robert Darbelnet Implores Congress to Suspend E15 Sales
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AAA CEO Robert Darbelnet Implores Congress to Suspend E15 Sales

The chief executive of North Americas largest motoring club testified before Congress on Tuesday, asking members of the House Committee…

0 73  0 Comment on Does Volkswagen Need a Budget Brand?
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Does Volkswagen Need a Budget Brand?

The Volkswagen Group is made up of 12 brands, going beyond its eponymous Volkswagen moniker to include such makes as…

0 99  0 Comment on Jeep Drops Liberty, Revives Cherokee
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Jeep Drops Liberty, Revives Cherokee

One of the most popular names in modern day Jeepdom is Cherokee, an appellation ascribed to not to one, but…

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0 132  3 Comments on Zero Percent Financing: Is It Worth It?
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Zero Percent Financing: Is It Worth It?

Auto financing is a big deal to Auto Trends readers. Our web analytics demonstrate that this is so with our…

0 79  1 Comment on Postal Service Teases Us With Muscle Car Stamps
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Postal Service Teases Us With Muscle Car Stamps

Don’t you just hate the U.S. Postal Service?! Just weeks after announcing that Saturday mail delivery is dead on arrival…

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0 92  8 Comments on What Your Dealer Won’t Tell You About Car Financing
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What Your Dealer Won’t Tell You About Car Financing

Auto financing is a lucrative business with lenders extending car loans to a variety of consumers from those with excellent…

0 67  1 Comment on Five Steps to Follow for a Fun Family Road Trip
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Five Steps to Follow for a Fun Family Road Trip

Planning a family vacation can be difficult as there are often many interests and age groups involved, so pleasing everyone…

0 71  2 Comments on Car Leasing: How to Make it Happen
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Car Leasing: How to Make it Happen

You have your eyes set on a race red Ford Focus Titanium sedan, a model loaded with such goodies as…

0 77  1 Comment on PIN This 2014 Chevrolet Impala
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PIN This 2014 Chevrolet Impala

Chevrolet is still calling the Impala its flagship sedan, despite its plans to introduce the burly full-size Australian-built Chevrolet SS…

0 87  4 Comments on MIT Names Audi, Toyota As Disruptive Companies
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MIT Names Audi, Toyota As Disruptive Companies

The word disruptive suggests chaos or what challenges conventional wisdom to introduce something that is new. Technology Review, a publication…

0 91  1 Comment on Chinese Qoros 3 Sedan Set For Geneva Debut
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Chinese Qoros 3 Sedan Set For Geneva Debut

The 83rd edition of the Geneva Motor Show is fast approaching, one of the more important shows on the calendar….

0 81  3 Comments on Out of the Gate: 2014 Chevrolet SS
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Out of the Gate: 2014 Chevrolet SS

If you were a fan of the Pontiac G8, a new vehicle possessing the DNA of that short-lived Australian import…

0 79  4 Comments on At a Glance: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado
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At a Glance: 2014 Chevrolet Silverado

Among pickup trucks, the full-size Chevrolet Silverado is one of the best sellers. Include its GMC Sierra twin in the…

0 79  2 Comments on Top Tips for Getting Better Gas Mileage
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Top Tips for Getting Better Gas Mileage

An automobile is more of a necessity than a luxury in Los Angeles. Unlike many U.S. cities that have square,…

0 92  0 Comment on Truck Tailgate Thefts Are on the Rise
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Truck Tailgate Thefts Are on the Rise

Owners of Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, Ram 1500, Nissan Titan, Toyota Tundra and GMC Sierra pickup trucks know that these…

0 83  3 Comments on Light Duty Diesel Pickup Truck for the Ram 1500
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Light Duty Diesel Pickup Truck for the Ram 1500

Do you like diesels? This writer admits that he does although his experience with and brief ownership of a 1978…

0 67  0 Comment on Toyota Motors, GM Are Tops in Overall Vehicle Dependability
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Toyota Motors, GM Are Tops in Overall Vehicle Dependability

Initial quality and first-year vehicle ownership surveys can give consumers an idea about model reliability. However, it is the longer…

0 84  0 Comment on Poland to Handle Next Generation Fiat 500 Production
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Poland to Handle Next Generation Fiat 500 Production

It is Mexican labor that has made it possible for Fiat to sell its first model in North America in…

0 72  0 Comment on Nissan NV200 Brings Forth a Small Commercial Van
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Nissan NV200 Brings Forth a Small Commercial Van

A small cargo van enters Nissan’s commercial fleet. The Ford Transit Connect will be getting some competition this spring when…

0 76  2 Comments on Stunning: Kia Cross GT Concept
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Stunning: Kia Cross GT Concept

If you are at the Chicago Auto Show this week and in the vicinity of the Kia display, you will…

0 163  0 Comment on Chrysler Capital to Replace Ally Financial
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Chrysler Capital to Replace Ally Financial

Say good-bye to Ally Financial and hello to Chrysler Capital. Earlier this week, the Chrysler Group forged an agreement with…

0 96  2 Comments on Chicago Hope: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel
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Chicago Hope: 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel

Here on Auto Trends, we have been tracking the progress of the Chevrolet Cruze Diesel, a model that we learned…

0 65  2 Comments on Experian Automotive: Gas Buyer Trends
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Experian Automotive: Gas Buyer Trends

We are already seeing gas prices this year begin an ascendancy that tends to peak sometime in the summer. Gas…

0 80  1 Comment on Cadillac ATS at the Heart of Brand Revival
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Cadillac ATS at the Heart of Brand Revival

GM has made much progress in recent years to elevate its Cadillac brand back into luxury segment relevancy. Those changes…

0 107  1 Comment on Chicago Style: 2014 Toyota Tundra
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Chicago Style: 2014 Toyota Tundra

At the 2013 Chicago Auto Show today, one of the more widely anticipated new vehicles of the season was unveiled,…

0 78  1 Comment on Confirmed: Nissan Titan Will Stay
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Confirmed: Nissan Titan Will Stay

On the eve of the 2013 Chicago Auto Show, Nissan Americas has confirmed that it is sticking with the Nissan…

0 145  1 Comment on Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Hyundai Kia Enjoy Small Car Bounce
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Ford, Chevrolet, Dodge, Hyundai Kia Enjoy Small Car Bounce

Small cars are becoming much more popular and the models enjoying the most significant bounce are not Toyotas or Hondas….

0 85  0 Comment on NADA, EPA Craft Energy Partnership
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NADA, EPA Craft Energy Partnership

Announced at the Washington Auto Show. The US Environmental Protection Agency has been overseeing federal policy on energy use, pollution…

0 58  0 Comment on The Future of Automotive Awesomeness
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The Future of Automotive Awesomeness

What mind-blowing tech will we be using in five years? Motoring technology has never stood still. Manufacturers have constantly pushed…

0 65  3 Comments on Jan. 2013 Auto Sales Rise Faster Than Expected
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Jan. 2013 Auto Sales Rise Faster Than Expected

The US economy may have contracted in the fourth quarter of 2012, but the good news for the start of…