Month: March 2014

 3 Comments on BMW Spartanburg Plant Slated for $1 Billion Expansion
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BMW Spartanburg Plant Slated for $1 Billion Expansion

US plant will become BMWs largest. Workers and BMW brass stand next to a BMW X4. BMW Spartanburg is the…

 7 Comments on 2014 Hyundai Azera: Value-Oriented Luxury
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2014 Hyundai Azera: Value-Oriented Luxury

Second-generation model makes a luxury statement. The current Azera features Hyundais fluidic sculpture design language. Hyundai offers four medium to…

 1 Comment on Countdown to the Spring 2014 Charlotte AutoFair
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Countdown to the Spring 2014 Charlotte AutoFair

Spring 2014 Charlotte AutoFair is sponsored by OldRide.com. The spring meet for the Charlotte AutoFair is just days away, a…

 6 Comments on 2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE: Green Dreams
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2014 Ford Fusion Energi SE: Green Dreams

You can make your green dreams a reality with the Fusion Energi. ===MPG figures updated June 12, 2014 per the…

 9 Comments on 2014 Audi A6: Surprised by Four
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2014 Audi A6: Surprised by Four

Midsize luxury sedan packs in the amenities. I may have to rethink my long-held position against placing four-cylinder engines in…

 3 Comments on All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 Debuts
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All-New 2015 Chrysler 200 Debuts

Introduced in 2011, the Chrysler 200 took up where the Chrysler Sebring left off. That is, it occupied a position…

 2 Comments on 2014 Lexus ES350: Luxury for Americans
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2014 Lexus ES350: Luxury for Americans

Traditional luxury get a fresh look. Three decades ago Toyota began considering how it might best serve premium customers, in…

 3 Comments on On the Way: 2016 Ford Taurus
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On the Way: 2016 Ford Taurus

Lighter full-size sedan expected in summer 2015. Large sedans may no longer carry the status they once did, but to…

 1 Comment on Recalls: GM Sets the Narrative
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Recalls: GM Sets the Narrative

General Motors earlier this week announced a fresh series of recalls, going well beyond an earlier initiative to replace the…

 8 Comments on 2014 Dodge Durango Limited: Classy Crossover
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2014 Dodge Durango Limited: Classy Crossover

Shop for a larger sport utility vehicle and you’ll soon find that the market is now dominated by crossovers. These…

 3 Comments on Cars and Coffee Raleigh Holds First Meet
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Cars and Coffee Raleigh Holds First Meet

Third Saturday meetings at the Raleigh Grande. Cars and Coffee has come back to Raleigh, NC. This past Saturday the…

 2 Comments on Australian Auto Manufacturing and the Decline in Tariffs
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Australian Auto Manufacturing and the Decline in Tariffs

With production ending in Australia, the future of the Chevrolet SS may hinge upon moving manufacturing elsewhere. Within the next…

 8 Comments on 2014 Toyota Corolla: Best Bang for the Buck?
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2014 Toyota Corolla: Best Bang for the Buck?

Small sedan provides big value. The Toyota Corolla may offer the best bang for the buck, a five passenger front-wheel…

 1 Comment on GM Ignition Switch Flaw: Testing Mary Barra
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GM Ignition Switch Flaw: Testing Mary Barra

Now two months into her tenure, GM CEO Mary Barra finds herself in the midst of a publicity storm that…

 2 Comments on 2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Much Anticipated Arrival
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2015 Chevrolet Colorado: Much Anticipated Arrival

It is a fact that GM needs a pickup truck hit. Its current generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra models…

 1 Comment on All Aboard! Public Transportation Use Surges
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All Aboard! Public Transportation Use Surges

Charlotte is one of several cities served by light rail. A year-over-year 1.1 percent increase in public transportation use may…

 3 Comments on Sporty Sedan: 2014 Buick Regal GS
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Sporty Sedan: 2014 Buick Regal GS

A North American sedan with European roots. In 2013, GM sold more than 9.7 million vehicles worldwide for one of…

 2 Comments on Cars and Coffee Fayetteville: March 2014
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Cars and Coffee Fayetteville: March 2014

A monthly gathering of car enthusiasts in Cumberland County, NC. A rare Fisker Karma makes a Cars and Coffee appearance….

 1 Comment on The Top Auto Suppliers and What They Provide
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The Top Auto Suppliers and What They Provide

If you survey the auto industry you’ll find more than a dozen original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) ranging from Toyota to…

 0 Comment on 7 Facts About the Nissan NV200 Taxi
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7 Facts About the Nissan NV200 Taxi

Those big yellow Ford Crown Victoria sedans plying the streets of major cities and picking up passengers will soon become…

 5 Comments on Green Machine: 2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback
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Green Machine: 2014 Ford Fiesta SE Hatchback

Smallest Ford is big on value and fun. ===MPG figures updated June 12, 2014 per the Ford Motor Company.=== In…

 0 Comment on Jaguar XE: 2016 US Arrival for Sports Sedan
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Jaguar XE: 2016 US Arrival for Sports Sedan

All-new Jaguar XE debuts in Geneva. The Geneva Motor Show is serving up a number of hits this week including…

 4 Comments on At a Glance: 2015 Jeep Renegade
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At a Glance: 2015 Jeep Renegade

The first Italian-made Jeep product. If you are looking for a small SUV, the 2015 Jeep Renegade intends to meet…

 8 Comments on Beastly Elegance: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali
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Beastly Elegance: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Denali

Driven: 2014 GMC Sierra 1500 Crew Cab 4WD Denali If there is one word that explains why GM kept GMC…

 4 Comments on Cars and Coffee Cary: March 2014
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Cars and Coffee Cary: March 2014

The second of two Corvette Stingrays present lifts its hood.   While much of the eastern part of the nation…