Archive for October, 2010

The Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid does not qualify for the California $5,000 tax rebate for zero-emissions cars. According to the California Air Resources Board, the Chevrolet Volt is an ultra low emissions vehicle, which sounds great but is actually an average rating, given to 55% of all new vehicles, including the Jeep Grand Cherokee. In […]

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The updated 2011 Chrysler Town & Country (shown here) and Dodge Grand Caravan could be delayed due to a strike at a parts supplier. The workers at Integram Seating in Windsor, Ont., the company contracted to build the seats for the new Grand Caravan and Town & Country, have voted to strike if their demands […]

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Subaru has announced the changes to the new 2011 Subaru Forester. In addition to an upgraded exterior, the new 2011 Forester will get a new 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine and new trim levels with a variety of new features, according to Autoblog. New 2011 Subaru Forester models with the base, non-turbocharged engine will get Subaru’s updated […]

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BMW has issued a recall on 130,000 vehicles equipped with the company’s twin-turbo 3.5-liter engine. The fuel pump on affected BMWs has been found to be defective and BMW says that only 40,000 cars and SUVs will need the pump replaced, while the rest will be fixed using a software upgrade. The recall is in […]

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The 2012 Nissan GT-R will get its first significant upgrade for the 2012 model year. The new 2012 Nissan GT-R will get an engine upgrade to 530-hp, up from 485 in this year’s model. The 2012 Nissan GT-R will also get updates to its interior and exterior, but don’t expect any serious aesthetic changes. The […]

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Chrysler announced today that the 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 will get an upgrade in the form of a larger, more powerful, more frugal engine. The new 6.4-liter Hemi V8 will make 470-horsepower, which is 45 more than the 2010 Challenger SRT8’s 6.1-liter Hemi. In addition to the huge horsepower bump, the new 6.4-liter Hemi-powered 2011 […]

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BMW may discontinue the M3 sedan and replace its four-door sports car with a wagon. According to Motor Authority, the newest issue of Roundel, the official BMW Car Club of America magazine includes a report that when BMW redesigns the 3-Series, the four-door M3 will no longer be an option. In its place will be […]

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The NHTSA claims that despite praiseworthy efforts by Ford, many of the 14 million Ford vehicles recalled for a potential fire risk from 1999 to 2009 have not been repaired. Used car owners who may not know that there is a recall in effect for their vehicles are most likely to not have the repairs […]

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The war between the Dodge Challenger, Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro usually focuses on the high-horsepower V8 versions of the pony cars. Most people are concerned with 0-60 times and horsepower numbers when looking to rank today’s muscle cars. The fight over which company builds the best less expensive, less powerful and less fun V6 […]

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Volvo has announced that it plans to move into the entry-level hatchback market with a new car designed to compete with the Volkswagen Golf. Volvo says that the new car would be based on the C30 and will be part of the company’s shift away from sportiness and toward functionality. The Volvo C30 currently competes […]

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