Archive for October, 2009

General Motors is extending its vehicle return program into early 2010. GM says the money-back guarantee, named “May the Best Car Win”, is getting consumers to consider the automaker’s vehicles. GM launched the campaign in September as a way to get consumers to try GM cars and trucks with minimal risk, the AP reports. Car […]

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October is expected to be a big sales month for General Motors. The automaker will reportedly announce the first year-over-year sales gain in 21 months, CNNMoney.com reports. When manufacturers announce their October sales figures next week, GM is also expected to announce that it has gained market share for the third month in a row, […]

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GMAC Financial Services is in talks with the Treasury Department for another infusion of taxpayer money. GMAC, which provides auto loans and leases to car shoppers, faces a November deadline to raise an $11.5 billion capital cushion mandated by results of the government’s stress test, the AP reports. The government gave stress tests to 19 […]

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About 789 Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge dealerships closed in June as part of Chrysler’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. Now, about 40 more could close due to a conflict between Chrysler Financial and GMAC, the Detroit Free Press reports. According to the National Automobile Dealers Association, these dealerships, which are considered viable, could lose their floor […]

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Just days after revealing their new Rogue Krom to the world, Nissan has issued a recall on 163,659 Rogues from 2008 and 2009. The Rogues being recalled could lose steering control thanks to a screw that was apparently not tightened properly at the factory. A screw in the steering gear housing could work itself lose […]

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Junkyards Rushing to Crush Clunkers

Cash for Clunkers worked out pretty well. It gave a much needed bump to new car sales and got some gas guzzlers off the road in the process. It’s also proving to be a boon for auto recyclers, who strip the traded in clunkers of any parts that can be resold, then crush them and […]

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Taking a page out of Scion’s book, Nissan has decided to make the Krom package currently available on the Cube into a trim level on more of its models, starting with the Rogue. The Rogue Krom, like the Cube Krom and Scion’s Release Series, is an aggressive appearance package that turns the plain-Jane Rogue into […]

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Toyota has been busy this year. First, the affordable FT-86 was revealed, and now the anything-but-affordable Lexus LF-A supercar has been unveiled. Apparently Toyota has been listening to all the complaints that its lineup is made up of transportation appliances rather than passionate cars. The gorgeous Lexus LF-A is anything but an appliance, even though […]

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Toyota Reveals FT-86 Sports Coupe

Toyota has finally revealed its FT-86 sports coupe. Toyota hasn’t had a sporty coupe since the Celica was discontinued, and the FT-86 will fill its shoes as well as appeal to more hardcore car fans, thanks to a possible rear wheel-drive layout and turbocharged engine. The FT-86 is supposedly the child of an affair between […]

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Bringing your dog in the car can be a stressful situation. Dogs love the car, but that means they get incredibly excited in one, and man’s best friend has no idea that you’re doing something important, so he thinks it’s OK to try to climb onto your lap or onto the dashboard for a better […]

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