Archive for October, 2007

After much talk, previews and concepts that seem to be years away Honda has finally put it’s money where it’s mouth is. Begining in 2008 U.S customers will be able to purchase production versions of the companys FCX and CR-Z concept vehicles. Their production counterparts will first be show at the Los Angeles Auto Show […]

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More bad news for Toyota. In the midst of all their problems latetly Toyota has been forced to recall another 470,000 cars in it’s home market of Japan. This could not come at a worst time for the fledging Japanese auto giant whose quality has been slipping as of late in some very public ways. […]

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Nissan has recently announced that it is increasing the price of it’s 2008 Titan full-size pick ups. The updated trucks will be badged as 2008.5’s. The mid-cycle price increase comes after a slew of improvements that were implemented mid-year in the Titan range. These include the addition of a body-color grille on Titan XE models, […]

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Toyota Motor USA, issued a “warranty enhancement” yesterday for a problem with it’s 2004-2006 Sienna mini-vans. Though very similar, Toyota stress that this is not a recall of any sort even though, basically, it is. The problem affects almost all Sienna mini-vans for the U.S market. Around 592,100 affected Sienna owners should have been notified […]

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$3,000. That’s not alot of money these days as far as car prices go. It’s not even a decent down payment anymore. Yet, in a bid to bring back mobility to the masses, that is exactly what Carlos Ghosn is planning. Ghosn, who is head of the motor company that makes up the Nissan-Renault alliance, […]

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Edmunds.com has recently released it’s list of the most fuel efficient cars for 2007. As usual the Japanese top most of the list with a long running trend of providing very efficient cars in almost every category. In fact the only non-japanese car on the list is the “British” MINI Cooper. Toyota especially, boasts an […]

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Earlier this year, industry giant Consumer Reports has retracted it’s infant car seat study after a major discrepancy was found in their testing methods. The tests seemed to show that many of the infant seats wouldn’t protect babies from side impact collisions at around 38 mph. Most of the seats were ranked by the magazine […]

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After much waiting GM finally steps up to the environmental plate. The General Motors company recently announced that two of it’s best selling full-size SUV’s, the Chevy Tahoe and it’s sibling the GMC Yukon, will be available with hybrid power-trains for 2008. GM estimates that the new SUV’s will get 21 mpg city and 22 […]

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With winter almost upon us a few manufactures have started introducing their new winter tires for the season. Winter or “snow” tires as they’re know are an important safety measure for those of us that live were temperatures dip below freezing and ice and snow can be found. Ice is the worst thing a tire […]

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Ever since the original one came to our shores this has been an endearing choice in fun to drive automobiles. The Volkswagen GTI. Ah yes, the GTI has long been the proving point that performance and practicality can go hand in hand. It was born an enthusiasts dream. When a small secret group within VW […]

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