Month: June 2014

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0 106  8 Comments on What Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics Earn
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What Diesel Service Technicians and Mechanics Earn

Diesel engines have long been used in trucks and buses as well as in cars. Diesel acceptance among US car…

0 125  8 Comments on Bargain Hatch: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV
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Bargain Hatch: 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV

Heated seats, power accessories and a CVT. Survey Nissan’s product line and you will find multiple models priced from under…

0 101  0 Comment on Yawn! What Drivers Do to Fight Sleepiness.
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Yawn! What Drivers Do to Fight Sleepiness.

Most methods for combatting sleepiness do not work. Mile after mile of interstate driving can takes its toll on any…

0 96  1 Comment on New Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Priced Near $70,000
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New Toyota Fuel Cell Vehicle Priced Near $70,000

US introduction planned for summer 2015. Toyota’s plans to bring a mass produced fuel cell electric vehicle (FCV) to the…

0 74  0 Comment on Proposed Gas Tax Hike and America’s Roads
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Proposed Gas Tax Hike and America’s Roads

An election year tax increase proposal announced. In 1956 the federal Highway Trust Fund was established in a bid to…

0 192  2 Comments on Volkswagen Amarok: The Key to Unboring?
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Volkswagen Amarok: The Key to Unboring?

Volkswagen has a crisis on its hands. No, that crisis does not involve recalling millions of its vehicles as Toyota…

0 235  8 Comments on Peak This: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit
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Peak This: 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit

One year after taking delivery of my first 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee test vehicle, the fourth model pulled into my…

0 86  3 Comments on GM Recalls Top 20 Million Vehicles Worldwide
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GM Recalls Top 20 Million Vehicles Worldwide

That the General Motors Company is facing a recall crisis is understood. That the number of vehicles affected have pushed…

0 59  0 Comment on J.D. Power: Porsche is the Top Brand for Initial Quality
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J.D. Power: Porsche is the Top Brand for Initial Quality

Results from the 2014 Initial Quality Study (IQS) are in. One of the more significant measurements of consumer satisfaction with…

0 94  2 Comments on Lincoln, GMC Shine in 2014 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards
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Lincoln, GMC Shine in 2014 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

AutoPacific announces latest winners. Two domestic brands received some very good news this week when AutoPacific announced the results of…

0 87  4 Comments on Ford Lowers MPG Rating for 6 Models, Compensates Owners
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Ford Lowers MPG Rating for 6 Models, Compensates Owners

New MPG ratings announced. If you do not think that the auto industry is responsive to customer feedback, think again….

0 137  3 Comments on Compact Crossover: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited FWD
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Compact Crossover: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Limited FWD

Invariably, when I am asked my opinion about a new passenger vehicle, the conversation includes one or more crossover utility…

0 115  4 Comments on Blue Oval, Ketchup King Seek Tomato Bliss
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Blue Oval, Ketchup King Seek Tomato Bliss

Ford and Heinz tie one on. While some cars may be called lemons, a term no automaker wants ascribed to…

0 64  0 Comment on Fiat Chrysler Names First 86 Alfa Romeo Dealerships
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Fiat Chrysler Names First 86 Alfa Romeo Dealerships

First models arrive early this summer. When Alfa Romeos were last sold in the United States, Bill Clinton was in…

0 115  4 Comments on Auto Trends: Average Age of Cars is 11.4 Years
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Auto Trends: Average Age of Cars is 11.4 Years

IHS Automotive issues latest snapshot of vehicles in operation. That aged clunker you are driving might be in good company…

0 112  4 Comments on MINI Hardtop 4 Door Drops Cover
Posted in New Models

MINI Hardtop 4 Door Drops Cover

Yet another MINI variant for this iconic British brand. The MINI Hardtop 2 Door will soon have a four-door companion….

0 153  14 Comments on Bavarian Fest: 2014 BMW 535d xDrive
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Bavarian Fest: 2014 BMW 535d xDrive

Placing smaller engines in larger cars is a common trend among manufacturers today. BMW, in its 5 Series, takes the…

0 144  4 Comments on Capacity Unconstrained: Kia Plans Mexico Factory
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Capacity Unconstrained: Kia Plans Mexico Factory

Hyundai might benefit from Kia’s plant too. The Hyundai Kia Automotive Group is the fourth largest automotive manufacturer in the…

0 140  0 Comment on Jeep Paces Strong May 2014 US Auto Sales
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Jeep Paces Strong May 2014 US Auto Sales

May 2014 sales were the best we’ve seen in years. It was another strong month for US auto sales with…

0 61  1 Comment on Downward Displacement: Four Cylinders for Porsche?
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Downward Displacement: Four Cylinders for Porsche?

Small engines to deliver big power for future Porsche models. Flathead sixes and Porsches go together. At least they have…

0 136  0 Comment on Source Interlink Media Rebrands as The Enthusiast Network
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Source Interlink Media Rebrands as The Enthusiast Network

Publishing shake up changes the automotive print landscape. Newspapers have been whacked in recent decades as declining ad revenue and…