Archive for February, 2010

Each year, Consumer Reports recommends Top Picks for a variety of car and truck segments. Vehicles on the Top Picks list combine high scores from Consumer Reports’ tests with above average reliability, as reported by Consumer Reports readers. Consumer Reports also compiles a list each year of American made Top Picks for consumers who are […]

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Arizona started using cameras to fine speeders on its public highways in October 2008. When the cameras spot someone driving more than 11 miles per hour over the speed limit, a photo is taken and sent along with a $181.50 ticket to the vehicle owner. Despite the free photo shoot, Arizonans who have been sent […]

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GM has issued a press release saying that it will discontinue the Hummer brand. Hummer was set to be sold to Chinese company Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co., but since that deal wasn’t able to be completed, Hummer will be closed. GM’s press release says that the company will be working with dealers and […]

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The 2010 F-250 Lariat with a diesel engine may be the least fuel-efficient vehicle you can buy this year. Consumer Reports has listed the top 10 most and least efficient cars and trucks it tested this year and of all the cars and trucks that were tested, the F-250 had the dubious distinction of guzzling […]

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When Ford put the 2010 SVT Raptor on sale, the company didn’t think the truck would amount to much more than a rolling advertisement. People would see the SVT Raptor and love it, then go out and buy a regular F-150. With the new car market in rough shape, you could be forgiven for assuming […]

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Investments in the stock market and real estate have tanked over the past few years, so if you’re looking for a more stable way to invest your money, you might want to try cars. The problem is that most people don’t have the money for an original Shelby or a numbers matching Roadrunner. So how […]

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The Lamborghini Jota will replace the Murcielago as the Italian supercarmaker’s flagship model in the next few years. Lamboghini hasn’t released any details about the Jota yet, but according to Jalopnik’s source, saving weight is a priority for the next big bull. According to Jalopnik, Lamborghini will be taking advantage of its new parent company […]

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Porsche has announced that it will be testing a hybrid 911 race car to see if the hybrids can be effective in endurance races. According to Autoweek, Porsche will probably announce soon that the 911 GT3 R Hybrid will compete in the 24 hours of Le Mans endurance race. If the technology proves successful on […]

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Toyota’s reputation as a reliable car brand has been damaged pretty severely by the recent recalls the company has issued to fix quality and safety issues. Now the carmaker is considering plans to issue longer warranties and large incentives in order to entice buyers, according to Bloomberg. Toyota may offer a 10-year warranty similar to […]

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Chrysler has announced that the Fiat 500 will go on sale in the United States before the end of 2010, according to Motorauthority. The 2011 Fiat 500 will be the first Fiat car to hit the U.S. since the company bought a large stake in Chrysler. The 500’s success will likely determine how many Fiat […]

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