Month: June 2013

 1 Comment on 2014 Mazda3 Packs In The Zoom-Zoom
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2014 Mazda3 Packs In The Zoom-Zoom

Mazda took advantage of a slow early summer news cycle to unveil the next generation of its popular Mazda3 compact….

 1 Comment on Infiniti Q50 Is Priced Lower Than The Departing Model
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Infiniti Q50 Is Priced Lower Than The Departing Model

Infiniti’s new naming convention is rolling in with the 2014 Infiniti Q50 replacing the 2013 Infiniti G37. The new model…

 12 Comments on The Big Ascent: 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO
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The Big Ascent: 2013 Nissan Juke NISMO

There is nothing ordinary about the Nissan Juke NISMO. Take one part SUV and another part rally car and what…

 1 Comment on Expanding Buick by Revisiting Opel
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Expanding Buick by Revisiting Opel

The Buick brand is 110-years-old. Does Riviera have a future in Buick? Until GM killed off Saturn, Opel was the…

Honda Accord Hybrid
 3 Comments on Honda Accord Hybrid Aims for 49 MPG Rating
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Honda Accord Hybrid Aims for 49 MPG Rating

Honda is about to have its second go around with the Honda Accord Hybrid, but this time it has aimed…

 4 Comments on Reviewed: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited
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Reviewed: 2013 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited

Hyundai has successfully made the transition from a substandard purveyor of rehashed automotive products to a world-class car manufacturer. Yes,…

 0 Comment on GM Scores Big in Latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
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GM Scores Big in Latest J.D. Power Initial Quality Study

The results of the J.D. Power 2013 Initial Quality StudySM (IQS) are in and the General Motors Company has received…

 3 Comments on Nearly 40 Years and 30 Million Volkswagen Golfs Later
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Nearly 40 Years and 30 Million Volkswagen Golfs Later

Four Decades of the Volkswagen Golf The first Volkswagen Golf was introduced in early 1974, a replacement model for the…

 1 Comment on Cadillac CTS Pricing: Going Up
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Cadillac CTS Pricing: Going Up

The General Motors Company has been repetitively telling us that the third generation Cadillac CTS would cost more as the…

 2 Comments on Ford’s Risky Reductive Lincoln Approach
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Ford’s Risky Reductive Lincoln Approach

The Ford brand is sailing smoothly, bolstered by hot-selling and exciting products ranging from its burly F-Series pickup truck line…

 2 Comments on Going Blue With the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium
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Going Blue With the 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT Premium

Fourth-generation Subaru Forester debuts. Subaru has the midas touch as everything it makes seems to turn to gold. This Japanese…

 1 Comment on Apollo Tyres to Acquire Cooper Tires
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Apollo Tyres to Acquire Cooper Tires

Please note that Cooper Tire canceled the acquisition in Dec. 2013. Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, based in Findlay, Ohio,…

 4 Comments on On Sale Now: Chevrolet Volt
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On Sale Now: Chevrolet Volt

Electric vehicles are a tough sale as high prices keep customers away. The Chevrolet Volt is a plug-in hybrid electric…

 2 Comments on Polk, Owner of Carfax, Acquired by IHS
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Polk, Owner of Carfax, Acquired by IHS

Business information service IHS announced this week that it has agreed to acquire R.L. Polk & Co., an automotive analytics…

 0 Comment on Are Driverless Cars Really That Far-Fetched?
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Are Driverless Cars Really That Far-Fetched?

In 1939, American theatrical designer Normal Bel Geddes put together his vision of the future at the New York World’s…

 0 Comment on Now Introducing the 2014 Toyota Corolla
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Now Introducing the 2014 Toyota Corolla

The 2014 Toyota Corolla has been introduced, the latest iteration of the world’s best-selling model. The five-passenger front-wheel drive Corolla…

 0 Comment on Fighting Back: Chrysler v. NHTSA
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Fighting Back: Chrysler v. NHTSA

Forget the rest of the automotive news you have been hearing this week. Chrysler’s rejection of the NHTSA’s request to…

 3 Comments on Ford Announces EcoBoost Marketing Initiative
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Ford Announces EcoBoost Marketing Initiative

EcoBoost is Ford’s proprietary engine line, gasoline-turbo direct fuel-injected motors that are big on power, small on footprint and efficient…

 10 Comments on 2014 Chevrolet Impala: Decidedly Unboring
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2014 Chevrolet Impala: Decidedly Unboring

The latest iteration on the Chevrolet Impala theme. What were GM designers thinking when they crafted the 2014 Chevrolet Impala?…

 1 Comment on Quick Work: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu
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Quick Work: 2014 Chevrolet Malibu

The current generation Chevrolet Malibu made its debut early in the 2013 model year, but was immediately panned for its…