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Out With The Old And In With The New

Posted  February 8, 2012  by  Pete

Hyundai has been, as of late, filling a void in the affordable car segment that hasn’t been seen in a long time, if ever.  Offering stylish, albeit at times over-styled, well equipped and packaged, fuel efficient, and affordable vehicles to the masses.  The new 2013 Hyundai Elantra Coupe, based on the newly debuted Elantra Sedan, [...]

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Volvo Performance? Yes.

Posted  February 6, 2012  by  Pete

Volvo has always made high quality, luxury touring cars and SUV’s, that coddle their passengers in elegance and refinement in one of the safest forms of transport around.  Trying to change or better yet add to that image, Volvo has decided to offer an aftermarket tuning company’s performance products right from the factory and at [...]

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North Americas Top Producing Auto Plants

Posted  February 3, 2012  by  Pete

Not a surprise to most considering Volkswagen just finished 2011 with their best year ever now becoming the largest auto company in the world and having a record year in the United States, Volkswagen has claimed another volume-related title, top producing auto plant in North America, reports WardsAuto. Volkswagen’s Puebla, Mexico facility produced 510,041 cars [...]

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Motor Trend’s ‘Cars That Catch Girls’ Eyes’

Posted  January 31, 2012  by  Pete

Motor Trend has decided to compile a list of cars for 2012 unlike any other list they have ever created.  This list doesn’t focus on performance or practicality or cost or luxury or features or gas mileage or any other typical car-defining characteristic.  This list focuses on something just as important to some, its ability [...]

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Volkswagen MKVII GTI Info Revealed

Posted  January 31, 2012  by  Pete

Volkswagen AG, yesterday, released some information to Top Gear UK about the upcoming seventh generation of the iconic GTI hot hatchback.  As the owner of a current sixth generation GTI, you can understand why this information peaks my interest.  In a car I think is already fantastic, Volkswagen has some big plans to just make [...]

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2011 New Car Sales Through Q3

Posted  October 13, 2011  by  Pete

Sales of the Big 3 continue to grow as the views of the recent troubles disappear further into the rear-view mirror.  Ford, Chrysler, and GM have seen double digits growth rates so far this year with Chrysler leading the way with sales up 23% YTD.   This is largely due to a plethora of new products [...]

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Top 10 Selling Vehicles for September

Posted  October 13, 2011  by  Pete

Toyota emerges in September as the big gainer for this list. The newly redesigned 2012 Camry hit showrooms the first and second week of September and customers appear to be taking to its arrival just as any would expect, well. Also seen here are that pickup trucks continue to dominate the monthly units sales, just [...]

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Mazda RX-8 Spring R

Posted  October 12, 2011  by  Pete

Mazda RX-8 The Mazda RX-8 is a car of a storied history for Mazda. Starting life 40 years ago as the Mazda RX-3. Carrying on all these years with a front engine, RWD, rotary-engined platform it has gone on to see great success. And not just that which can be seen in the first ‘Fast [...]

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Dodge Avenger Has Fought and Lost

Posted  October 12, 2011  by  Pete

Dodge Avenger Chrysler announced today that it plans to discontinue the production of the Dodge Avenger after the 2012 model year.  Chrysler also went on to say that it plans to discontinue its perennial best-seller Dodge Grand Caravan as well. Fiat CEO, Sergio Marchionne announced that they plan on creating a single model to satisfy [...]

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Comparisons

Posted  October 11, 2011  by  Pete

This may seem like a strange comparison but I thought I would put the age-old adage ‘You get what you pay for’ to the test.  The two cars in question are the 2012 Audi A6 and the 2012 Audi A7.  Both so similar they look completely different. Audi A7 The 2012 Audi A7 has now [...]