KBB Most Researched Vehicles List Released

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KBB Most Researched Vehicles List Released
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Kelly Blue Book Released their list of the 20 most researched vehicles and three of the top five spots belong the Honda products. The Civic and Accord placed first and second respectively, with the Toyota Camry in third, the Honda CR-V in fourth and the Ford F-150 in fifth. The Hyundai Sonata and Elantra placed… Continue Reading...

2013 Dodge Dart Revealed With Alfa Romeo Underpinings

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2013 Dodge Dart Revealed With Alfa Romeo Underpinings
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Dodge revealed teaser shots of their Dart compact car, designed to replace the wretched Caliber crossover, and so far it looks to be the first hit of Alfa Romeo-inspired product for North America. Using the underpinings of the lovely Alfa Giulietta compact, the Dart will use a 1.4L turbocharged Fiat MultiAir engine – good for… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Cruze Plug-In To Debut As Early 2014

Chevrolet Cruze Plug-In To Debut As Early 2014
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While Chevrolet is readying a diesel version of their Cruze compact in 2013, an interesting tidbit of information leaked out regarding another gas-saving variant of the Cruze – a plug-in hybrid model. Australia’s GoAuto reports that the Cruze will be a traditional plug-in hybrid, where the engine and hybrid system work in tandem, rather than… Continue Reading...

Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles

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Top 12 Most Profitable Vehicles
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While automakers and outside research firms publish sales figures and earnings reports on a regular basis, one metric we rarely get a glimpse of is how profitable each vehicle is. In an era of re-badging and platform sharing, one would think that the most profitable vehicles are those with a large number of derivatives to… Continue Reading...

Ford Says No To Small Pickups As GM Forges Ahead; Chrysler Undecided

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Ford Says No To Small Pickups As GM Forges Ahead; Chrysler Undecided
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Even as General Motors readies their new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup, Ford and Chrysler are hedging their bets that consumers won’t return to the floundering small truck market, and continue to opt for full-size pickups instead. General Motors has claimed that the new Colorado will do most of what a full-size truck can do with… Continue Reading...

Chrysler To Offer Different Minivans For Canada, U.S. Market

Chrysler To Offer Different Minivans For Canada, U.S. Market
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Canadians should get ready to kiss the Chrysler Town and Country goodbye, as Chrysler seeks to trim its minivan lineup down to a single nameplate – but the opposite will be occurring in the United States, with the Dodge Caravan getting the axe, as the Caravan will now become the exclusive minivan sold by Chrysler… Continue Reading...

Ford Focus ST Blues Us Away: 2011 LA Auto Show

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Ford Focus ST Blues Us Away: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Grammar sticklers will be disappointed that the headline is not actually a typo – we were just so captivated by the Ford Focus ST, spotted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in this fetching shade of blue that we felt it would be a dereliction of duty if we didn’t mention it. Although the Focus ST has… Continue Reading...

2013 Chevrolet Spark Makes North American Debut: 2011 LA Auto Show

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2013 Chevrolet Spark Makes North American Debut: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Americans have been historically unreceptive to small cars, and the 2013 Chevrolet Spark represents uncharted territory for the brand, which will introduce their first B-segment car since the Chevrolet Metro, long the butt of jokes for American society. Unveiled at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spark measures two feet shorter than the already… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Flex Gets Visual Tweaks, More Power: 2011 LA Auto Show

2013 Ford Flex Gets Visual Tweaks, More Power: 2011 LA Auto Show
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The Ford Flex never really caught on in the marketplace, but the car has a cult following among a certain subset, who enjoy its quirky looks and seven-passenger layout. Ford unveiled a revised version Thursday at the Los Angeles Auto Show. For 2013, the Flex will get a few changes to help make it more… Continue Reading...

2012 Chevrolet Volt To Qualify For California HOV Lanes

2012 Chevrolet Volt To Qualify For California HOV Lanes
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The Chevrolet Volt will be able to qualify for California’s High Occupancy Vehicle lanes in 2012, after General Motors announced the availability of a Low Emissions Package for their hybird-electric car. With traffic congestion in California a major annoyance for motorists, the ability to use the HOV lane – via one of the state’s 40,000… Continue Reading...

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Records 202 MPH Top Speed: Ford Engineer

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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Records 202 MPH Top Speed: Ford Engineer
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The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 might not have the wedge shape of a European supercar, but its 202 mph top speed puts it in a rareified world of hand-built Italian exotics. SVT engineer Jamal Hameedi told MustangsDaily that the GT500 recorded a top speed of 202 mph during testing, thanks to the improved power figures and… Continue Reading...

2013 Cadillac XTS Gets Loads Of Tech, Performance Features: 2011 LA Auto Show

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2013 Cadillac XTS Gets Loads Of Tech, Performance Features: 2011 LA Auto Show
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Cadillac‘s long awaited XTS flagship has been officially revealed with a whole suite of technology features that should help it establish a niche among buyers interested in more than just rear-drive handling dynamics. The XTS is based on a front-drive architecture, a move that has come under fire among some critics as counter-productive, considering that… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype Unveiled

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Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype Unveiled
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Roughly 24 hours after renderings of the C7 Corvette surfaced, Chevrolet has unveiled a Corvette of a different sort, one meant for competition use only. The Chevrolet Corvette Daytona Prototype will compete in the Grand-Am Racing series in 2012 and make its debut at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona race. Four teams will run… Continue Reading...

Jeep Liberty Replacement Plans To Be Revealed Wednesday

Jeep Liberty Replacement Plans To Be Revealed Wednesday
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The future of the Jeep Liberty will be revealed Wednesday when Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne  will visit the Toledo, Ohio plant that currently builds the truck. The new Liberty will shed its traditional off-road roots and move to a Fiat-based car platform. While the move to a crossover may anger traditionalist, Marchionne was apparently less… Continue Reading...

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Priced At $54,095

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Priced At $54,095
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Chevrolet has announced pricing of their 2012 Camaro Zl1 at $54,095. Chevrolet claims that the car compares favorably to more expensive cars like the Audi R8 GT, Mercedes-Benz SLS and Maserati Gran Turismo, which cost between $122,800 and $196,800 based on available performance. Of course, that suggestion is laughable, as those cars would never be… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Fire May Lead To New Safety Standards

Chevrolet Volt Fire May Lead To New Safety Standards
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A fire involving a Chevrolet Volt that had undergone government crash testing has led to authorities investigating the possibility of requiring emergency responders to drain the batteries of electric and hybrid vehicles following a collision. A Volt that underwent a 20 mph side-impact crash test caught on fire several weeks later, causing the Volt as… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Cruze Plant To Be Idled For A Week

Chevrolet Cruze Plant To Be Idled For A Week
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With sales of the Chevrolet Cruze slowing down, General Motors will idle their Lordstown, Ohio plant to help bring supply levels of the Cruze down. Dealers currently have a 73-day supply of the Cruze, higher than the industry average. GM hopes that demand will catch up with supply by closing the plant for a week…. Continue Reading...

2012 Cadillac CTS Recalled

2012 Cadillac CTS Recalled
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General Motors is recalling a certain production run of Cadillac CTS models built between October 21 and October 26, 2011. According to reports, “the power vacuum brake boost pushrod retention nut may not be torqued to the proper specification.” This defect could cause catastrophic consequences, specifically brake failure, and lead to accidents. Cadillac dealers began… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Fires Investigated, Batteries Blamed

Chevrolet Volt Fires Investigated, Batteries Blamed
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A Chevrolet Volt that went through crash-testing at a NHTSA facility in Wisconsin caught on fire three weeks after the test, prompting action from U.S. regulators. While the investigation hasn’t been made public, sources told Bloomberg that the fire was severe enough to damage surrounding vehicles. An incident also occurred at a private home in North Carolina,… Continue Reading...

Ford Fiesta B-Spec Revealed: 2011 SEMA Show

Ford Fiesta B-Spec Revealed: 2011 SEMA Show
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The Ford Fiesta B-Spec is intended to be Ford’s offering for the newly created B-Spec racing class, which allows racers a (relatively) affordable way to go road racing in production cars. Based on the same Fiesta available to consumers, the B-Spec cars have their interiors gutted to make way for a rollcage, a bucket seat,… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Sonic Concept Explained By Ricky Carmichael: 2011 SEMA Show

Chevrolet Sonic Concept Explained By Ricky Carmichael: 2011 SEMA Show
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Following our coverage of the Chevrolet Sonic Ricky Carmichael Concept and the Chevrolet Sonic Super 4 Concept, AutoGuide got to sit down with both Ricky Carmichael and John Buttermore, the men behind the two vehicles. Carmichael and Buttermore were kind enough to walk us through the two cars and explained the philosophies behind the two… Continue Reading...

’65 Ford Mustang Bodyshell Displayed In Bare Metal Glory: 2011 SEMA Show

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’65 Ford Mustang Bodyshell Displayed In Bare Metal Glory: 2011 SEMA Show
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Vintage car lovers who live in fear of terminal oxidization now have a last resort in the fight against rust. Ford displayed a ’65 Mustang body shell at the 2011 SEMA Show that was stamped from entirely new steel that OE supplier Dynacorn International (producer of bodyshells for Ford) says is far superior to the… Continue Reading...

Chevy Sonic Concepts Feature Ricky Carmichael, Race Car – 2011 SEMA Show

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Chevy Sonic Concepts Feature Ricky Carmichael, Race Car – 2011 SEMA Show
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Chevrolet unveiled the first of what will surely be many concept cars based on their new Sonic compact car, with a lifestyle/tuner car designed with input by Motocross legend and NASCAR driver Ricky Carmichael, and a ready-to-go racer intended for SCCA competition. The Sonic All Activity Vehicle – Ricky Carmichael Concept features a full suite… Continue Reading...

2013 Dodge Viper To Get 8.7L V10 [Baseless Rumor]

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2013 Dodge Viper To Get 8.7L V10 [Baseless Rumor]
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Today’s total nonsense rumor comes from Chrysler fansite Allpar, which is reporting that the 2013 Dodge Viper will get an 8.7L V10 and doesn’t cite any source, anonymous or otherwise. While Chrysler boss Ralph Gilles has said that the Viper will retain a V10 engine, we have a hard time believing that an 8.7L motor… Continue Reading...
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