Archive for May, 2009

In 1984, John Schnatter sold his 1972 Camaro to buy pizza making equipment, and opened up the very first Papa John’s shortly thereafter.  The business has done well and Papa John has become pretty wealthy, but something is missing.  The hole in Papa John’s life can only be filled by that very same Camaro that [...]

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The America Automobile Association has issued a press release claiming that 60 percent of drivers polled admitted that they have lost their temper while driving.  This begs the question: who are the people who make up this 40% that have never lost their temper while driving?
Either these people live in the world of Pleasantville, they’re [...]

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Honda Fit Hybrid in the Works

According to Autoblog, a Japanese newspaper has reported that Honda is planning a hybrid version of the Fit.  The report says the hybrid Honda Fit will debut at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, and go on sale in early 2010.  
It isn’t surprising at all that Honda would make a hybrid version of the tiny [...]

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Extended warranties, cash back, and the privilege of driving the car you’re buying are all incentives we’ve seen before, and they’re all played out.  What do they need to throw in to convince people to buy a truck these days? A goat.
Mitsubishi New Zealand is offering a free goat to anyone who buys one of [...]

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German magazine Auto Und Motor Sport is reporting that Honda is planning to build a four-door coupe version of the European Honda Accord.  The car will follow the styling cues of the Mercedes-Benz CLS and will compete with the Volkswagen CC, according to Left Lane News.
The stylish sedan will most likely be sold as an [...]

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The U.S. Government will likely own as much as 70 percent of GM when the company emerges from its impending bankruptcy, but will also likely need to pay more than $50 billion to keep the company alive, experts say.
GM’s bondholders sealed the company’s fate today by rejecting an offer to exchange $27 million in unsecured [...]

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The Convertible version of Chevrolet’s recently reborn Camaro was originally slated to launch just one year after the hard-top did, in early 2010.  It turns out that the drop-top Camaro won’t be available until the beginning of 2011. 

Edmunds is reporting that a Chevrolet spokesperson told Automotive News about the delay, but didn’t say if [...]

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For most people, the mere mention of LEGOS sends you into a nostalgic tailspin that ends in a plot to call mom up and ask her very nicely to ship the shoeboxes full of little plastic blocks and people with those hats with uncurved brims that I always thought were absolutely ridiculous but now somehow [...]

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The one major problem mechanical with the Smart ForTwo has been its transmission. Customers and critics have complained about the car’s rough shifts between gears and hesitancy going in to gear, according to Motor Authority.
Smart is addressing these issues by offering every owner of a Smart ForTwo a free upgrade for their transmission’s software, [...]

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In addition to no longer honoring lemon law debts, Chrysler vehicles sold before the company entered bankruptcy will not be the responsibility of the new company if there is any major defect that would normally require a recall.  Chrysler will honor minor warranty claims, but any serious defects on vehicles sold before the company entered [...]

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