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With Maybach Winding Down, Bentley Pursues Its Customers
Jan 18, 2012 ΞComments Off on With Maybach Winding Down, Bentley Pursues Its Customers

With Maybach Winding Down, Bentley Pursues Its Customers

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After years of losing money with its flagship Maybach brand, Daimler has decided to shutter its ultra-premium car line. Instead, Mercedes-Benz will step up its game with a higher-end series  Full Article »

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Sale Of Parent Company Puts Lotus’ Future In Question
Jan 17, 2012 ΞComments Off on Sale Of Parent Company Puts Lotus’ Future In Question

Sale Of Parent Company Puts Lotus’ Future In Question

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If politics makes for strange bedfellows, so does the automotive business. Volvo is owned by Chinese automaker Geely, while Jaguar / Land Rover is owned by the Indian company Tata.  Full Article »

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‘First 86’ Lets You Take Early Delivery Of A Scion FR-S. Maybe.
Jan 11, 2012 ΞComments Off on ‘First 86’ Lets You Take Early Delivery Of A Scion FR-S. Maybe.

‘First 86’ Lets You Take Early Delivery Of A Scion FR-S. Maybe.

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If your local Scion dealer is about to hit you with a restraining order for bugging him about Scion FR-S availability, here’s some good news: Scion wants to give 86  Full Article »

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Domestic Auto Industry Crawls Towards Recovery In 2011
Jan 5, 2012 ΞComments Off on Domestic Auto Industry Crawls Towards Recovery In 2011

Domestic Auto Industry Crawls Towards Recovery In 2011

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The numbers from the U.S. Big Three automakers are in, and on the surface it appears to be good news for the recovering domestic auto industry. In terms of unit  Full Article »

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Good News: You’re More Likely To Overdose Than Die In A Car Crash
Jan 3, 2012 ΞComments Off on Good News: You’re More Likely To Overdose Than Die In A Car Crash

Good News: You’re More Likely To Overdose Than Die In A Car Crash

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Here’s a bit of sunshine you may have missed in all of your holiday celebration: in 2008, more people in the U.S. died of poisoning than died in car accidents,  Full Article »

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The End Is Here: Saab Files For Bankruptcy

The End Is Here: Saab Files For Bankruptcy

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In what’s turned into one of the most painful and drawn-out demises in automotive history, Swedish automaker Saab has filed for bankruptcy with a Swedish District Court. The move came  Full Article »

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Bridgestone Revisits The Airless Tire

Bridgestone Revisits The Airless Tire

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If you’re a car person with access to the internet, you’ve received images via email of a concept airless tire built by Michelin in the early ‘00s. Depending on which  Full Article »

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GM And Teijin Hope To Bring Carbon Fiber To The Masses
Dec 9, 2011 ΞComments Off on GM And Teijin Hope To Bring Carbon Fiber To The Masses

GM And Teijin Hope To Bring Carbon Fiber To The Masses

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Carbon fiber is incredibly light, incredibly strong and also incredibly expensive. The materials used to make carbon fiber components aren’t particularly rare or pricey, but the conventional manufacturing process is  Full Article »

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Coolant Likely The Source Of Chevy Volt Fires
Dec 7, 2011 ΞComments Off on Coolant Likely The Source Of Chevy Volt Fires

Coolant Likely The Source Of Chevy Volt Fires

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Turn on the news these days, and it seems like every media outlet is alerting you to the dangers of the Chevy Volt extended range EV. If you believe the  Full Article »

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Manual Transmissions Add Security, Too
Dec 6, 2011 ΞComments Off on Manual Transmissions Add Security, Too

Manual Transmissions Add Security, Too

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If you need another reason to purchase a manual transmission in your next car instead of an automatic, here it is: the population of carjackers who know how to drive  Full Article »

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