Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrids

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Non-Hybrids
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People buy hybrids because they think the “H” word is synonymous with fuel savings. While that’s true, hybrid appeal leaves a wide grey area between mildly improved mpgs and real returns at the pump, not to mention the higher cost of entry into the gasoline-electric segment. Toyota’s success with the Prius often leads people to… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest Hatchbacks

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Top 10 Cheapest Hatchbacks
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Hatchbacks have a ton of versatility and use, and they’re also quite affordable, not to mention fuel efficient. When it comes to the most affordable hatchback, there’s quite a few options out there. Unlike the Honda GEAR concept pictured above (which could preview a new affordable subcompact for the Japanese brand) all the cars on… Continue Reading...

Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names

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Top Ten Least Imaginative Car Names
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What’s the most important step a manufacturer undertakes when creating a new car? Building a great chassis? Getting the interior ergonomics right? Providing the perfect drivetrain to complement the new product? Nope. All wrong. The really, really important factor for any new car is getting the name right. All joking aside, a vehicle’s name is… Continue Reading...

February 2013 Auto Sales: GM, Ford Lead as Industry Reports 4% Percent Growth

February 2013 Auto Sales: GM, Ford Lead as Industry Reports 4% Percent Growth
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Today is the 1st of March and that only means one thing… February is rapidly fading into the rear-view mirror. How well did automakers fare in the second month of the year?  Here’s a look at some of the big sales stories from the last 28 days. Continue Reading...

2012 Smart ForTwo CityFlame Smolders in Obscurity

2012 Smart ForTwo CityFlame Smolders in Obscurity
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In an effort to jazz up its lame lineup, the folks at smart showed off a new special-edition model at the Detroit Auto Show today. The cityflame package is the latest in a long line of special models from Daimler’s economy-minded brand. Continue Reading...

2012 New-Vehicle Sales: ‘Exceeded All of Our Expectations’

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2012 New-Vehicle Sales: ‘Exceeded All of Our Expectations’
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The number-crunchers have been earning their keep the last few weeks. With their mathematical weapon of choice in hand, be it a calculator, tally counter or even a trusty abacus, they’ve kept an exacting total of how many vehicles automakers sold over the past 12 months. How did things shake out? Which brand nearly doubled… Continue Reading...