Top 10 States with the Rudest Drivers

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Top 10 States with the Rudest Drivers
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Aggressive maneuvering, horns blaring, center-most fingers locked in their upright positions, these are but a few hallmarks of ill-mannered motoring. Surly, rushed or otherwise incompetent drivers cause mayhem on America’s country roads and urban thoroughfares. Continue Reading...

10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany

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10 German Vehicles NOT Built in Germany
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Cultural stereotypes aside, Germany is known for its advanced technology, engineering prowess and top-quality manufacturing. The land of beer, bratwurst and BMW is especially famed for its automobiles, which are renowned the world over for their driving dynamics and Autobahn-proven performance. Continue Reading...

Under the Hood: What is E85?

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Under the Hood: What is E85?
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AutoGuide’s regular “Under the Hood” segment has already explained the vagaries of octane and the advantages of Top Tier gasoline, but there’s so much more to fuel than that. Ethanol, for instance, is a major component of gas, and something that’s a potential peril for consumers. But what is ethanol? And what is E85? Should… Continue Reading...

Texas Formula One Track Construction Delayed

Texas Formula One Track Construction Delayed
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  Circuit of the Americas is halting of the Formula One circuit in Austin, Texas, effective immediately. The organizers came to this decision after they didn’t receive a contract to assure that the Formula One United States Grand Prix will be held at their venue. “We have spent tremendous resources preparing for the Formula One and MotoGP… Continue Reading...

Toyota to Export US-Built Sienna Minivan to South Korea

Toyota to Export US-Built Sienna Minivan to South Korea
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Toyota has announced today that the made in the U.S.A. Toyota Sienna minivan will soon be sold in South Korea. Produced at Toyota’s Princeton, Indiana plant, the Sienna has long been a top seller in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Now, scheduled early this November, South Korea will mark the Sienna’s first distribution outside… Continue Reading...

Porsche Profits Up 25 Percent, Cayenne Outsells Panamera by 2:1 Ratio

Porsche Profits Up 25 Percent, Cayenne Outsells Panamera by 2:1 Ratio
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Porsche‘s profits rose by 25 percent in the first 9 months of the year, as overall revenue and vehicle deliveries rose by 20 and 31 percent respectively. Cayenne sales were up 74 percent, as the SUV became the brand’s best selling model, with 43,924 units sold. The Panamera was second with 18,750 sold. Sales of… Continue Reading...

Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Given Top Priority

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Alfa Romeo U.S. Launch Given Top Priority
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Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is making Alfa Romeo’s U.S. re-launch a top priority, calling it “the most difficult thing I have to do”. Alfa Romeo last sold cars in the U.S. in 1995, but the brand still has a strong image in the U.S., spurring Marchionne to focus efforts on North America. Alfa Romeo’s image… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen to Spend $86 Billion to Become World’s Largest Automaker

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Volkswagen to Spend $86 Billion to Become World’s Largest Automaker
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After Volkswagen found themselves briefly at the top of the industry during Toyota’s recall fiasco, it seems that they’ve grown fond of the achievement and aim to legitimately take over the top spot in the future. Volkswagen will invest 62.4 billion Euros ($86 billion) across a five year span for this endeavor. According to CEO… Continue Reading...

New York City Gets “Pay By Phone” Parking Meters

New York City Gets “Pay By Phone” Parking Meters
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Following the lead of Atlanta and Washington D.C., New York City is due to get around 300 parking meters that will allow drivers to pay for parking via their smart phones. Drivers will have to register for the service initially, but will be able to input the parking meter’s ID number via a text message… Continue Reading...

Mazda6 To Be Built In Japan

Mazda6 To Be Built In Japan
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Mazda will shift production of their mid-size Mazda6 from the current AutoAlliance International plant (a joint venture with former owner Ford) to Mazda’s facility in Hofu, Japan. “Currently, production of the Mazda6 [known as Atenza in Japan] exists in three locations,” said Takashi Yamanouchi, Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, President and CEO of Mazda Motor… Continue Reading...

Fiat’s U.S Expansion Plans Revealed

Fiat’s U.S Expansion Plans Revealed
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Fiat is hoping to build a strong U.S-market demand for the 500 by expanding its line-up with a successor to the Bravo compact hatchback. Concerns have be raised about relaunching Fiat in the United States, however early sales figures of the 500 have exceeded expectations. A cabriolet version of the hatchback is now appearing in… Continue Reading...

VW May Produce Tiguan in North America: Report

VW May Produce Tiguan in North America: Report
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Volkswagen wants to produce the Tiguan SUV model in North America in an effort to slash production costs on the compact crossover. VW is already producing the Jetta and Passat in North America and is considering moving production of the Tiguan, according to a report by WirtschaftsWocke magazine. Presently, the Tiguan model is only produced… Continue Reading...

2013 Chevrolet Malibu To Be Produced In China, Korea, Before United States

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2013 Chevrolet Malibu To Be Produced In China, Korea, Before United States
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Chevrolet will build their 2013 Malibu in China and South Korea before it beings production Stateside, solidifying Chevrolet’s aims for the Malibu to be a “world car”. South Korea will be the first country to build the Malibu, starting in late 2011. China and the United States will begin building the car in early 2012…. Continue Reading...

Rolls-Royce Expects Sales To Double In Second Quarter Of 2011

Rolls-Royce Expects Sales To Double In Second Quarter Of 2011
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Rolls- Royce is expecting a massive sales increase in the second quarter of this year, thanks to increased demand spurred by their “cheaper” Ghost model, which retails for a mere $246,500. The introduction of the Ghost in 2010 helped sales jump 167 percent, spurred by enormous growth in China. The brand expects to open 11… Continue Reading...

Toyota Says It’s “Too Early To Predict” North American Plant Shutdowns

Toyota Says It’s “Too Early To Predict” North American Plant Shutdowns
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After a brief announcement on March 23rd stating that the natural disasters in Japan may affect North American production, Toyota has announced that it is still “too early to predict” whether plants in Canada and the United States, which build both Toyota and Lexus cars, will face shutdowns due to a shortage of parts from… Continue Reading...

Kia Drops Borrego, Rondo From U.S. Market

Kia Drops Borrego, Rondo From U.S. Market
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Kia‘s Rondo small minivan and Borrego SUV have been dumped from the U.S. lineup, ostensibly after slow sales forced Kia to cease importation. Although originally reported by Automotive News, Kia declined to comment on the matter. The Borrego was never a strong seller in the U.S., although the large SUV, along with the Rondo small… Continue Reading...

Porsche Looking To Double Sales Via Factories In North America, China

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Porsche Looking To Double Sales Via Factories In North America, China
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With Porsche sales having recovered on par with pre-recession levels in the United States, Porsche’s CEO Matthias Mueller said that the brand is looking at adding production facilities in the United States or China so that the brand can meet its target of 200,000 sales by 2018. “We will consider this year whether to start… Continue Reading...

BMW X1 Delayed For U.S. Market, Canadian Launch To Proceed On Time

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BMW X1 Delayed For U.S. Market, Canadian Launch To Proceed On Time
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BMW‘s upcoming X1 crossover will be delayed by almost a year, due to extreme demand in the European market. BMW’s Leipzig, Germany plant can barely produce enough vehicles for Europe, and BMW USA has decided to delay the small crossover’s American launch until at least the fall of 2011. Canada will be getting the X1… Continue Reading...

Demand for German Luxury Vehicles Abroad Has Automakers Working Overtime

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Demand for German Luxury Vehicles Abroad Has Automakers Working Overtime
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According to results compiled by Autodata Corp in the US, the premium car market has seen an overall growth of 11.1 percent in 2010, with BMW sales up by 11.6 percent, Mercedes-Benz by 18.6 percent and Audi by a whopping 23.6 percent. Continue Reading...

Audi TT-RS To Hit The United States

Audi TT-RS To Hit The United States
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Audi’s craziest TT, the TT-RS will officially make it to the United States after an online campaign by Audi convinced the automaker to bring the 360-horsepower sports coupe to America. Audi executives were initially skeptical of the sales potential of the TT-RS, but planned a limited run of just 250 cars for the Canadian market,… Continue Reading...
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