Are German Cars Reliable? The Myth of “German Engineering”

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Are German Cars Reliable? The Myth of “German Engineering”
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There are a lot of car stereotypes out there, like that Toyota builds dull appliances. While true on many fronts, the Japanese automaker does also make exciting sporty cars like the Scion FR-S, and Lexus LFA, both praised for their exhilarating rides, edgy styling and pulse-raising performance. But there’s another stereotype that needs to be… Continue Reading...

Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices

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Return of the Three-Cylinder Engine: the Answer to High Gas Prices
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With sky-high gas prices on the horizon and increasingly strict emissions standards for car manufacturers to live up to, consumers are constantly looking for more options when it comes to fuel economy, and automakers are equally eager to deliver. For those reasons manufacturers are continuing to downsize engines. It was a tough sell for car… Continue Reading...

Range Rover Evoque Named Women’s World Car of the Year for 2012

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Range Rover Evoque Named Women’s World Car of the Year for 2012
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The Women’s World Car of the Year award brings together female journalists from 12 different countries, and this year they chose the Range Rover Evoque as their overall winner. The women grouped their voting into four categories: family car, luxury car, sports car and economy car. The car with the most overall points went on… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show

Volkswagen Up! Wins World Car of the Year Award: 2012 New York Auto Show
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Volkswagen‘s Up! continued the trend from the past four years of small cars winning the World Car of the Year Award at the New York Auto Show today. “Our goal was always to make something small great,” a Volkswagen executive said on stage. To garner the award, the Up! beat both the volume-selling and luxurious… Continue Reading...

2012 European Car of The Year Short List Announced

2012 European Car of The Year Short List Announced
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For the first time in it’s 47 year history, the European award for car of the year will be announced at the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. Hakan Matson, automotive editor of Swedish newspaper Dagens Industri and President of the jury said, “We are very pleased to have won the Geneva Motor Show as our partner…. Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Volt Wins World Green Car Of The Year Award

Chevrolet Volt Wins World Green Car Of The Year Award
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The Chevrolet Volt won the World Green Car of the Year award at the 2011 New York Auto Show, beating out the Nissan Leaf and BMW 320d for the title. The World Car of the Year award is made up of 66 jurors from 25 countries, who are responsible for selecting the vehicles. This year,… Continue Reading...

Nissan Leaf Wins 2011 World Car of the Year Award

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Nissan Leaf Wins 2011 World Car of the Year Award
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Chevrolet may be proud of its World Green Car of the Year award for the Volt, but it was Nissan who took even bigger honors taking home the World Car of the Year Award for 2011 for the Leaf electric car. The Volt wasn’t even in the running for the more prestigious World Car title,… Continue Reading...

2011 World Car of the Year Finalists Announced

2011 World Car of the Year Finalists Announced
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Drumroll, please…the three finalists for the overall 2011 World Car of the Year are the 2011 Audi A8, the BMW 5 Series and the Nissan Leaf. The three performance car finalists chosen are the Ferrari 458 Italia, the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and the Porsche 911 Turbo. Competing for the spot of Green Car of the… Continue Reading...

The New Volkswagen Golf Awarded World Car of the Year

The New Volkswagen Golf Awarded World Car of the Year
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The new Volkswagen Golf has been named the World Car of the Year (WCOTY) by the International Motor Press Association. The group, comprised of journalists from twenty-five countries picked the new Golf over the other two finalists, the Ford Festiva and the Toyota iQ micro-car. But the WCOTY awards are about more than just one… Continue Reading...