Archive for January, 2012

The 2012 Chevy Sonic and 2012 Nissan Versa are both newly redesigned for this year. The Sonic replaces Chevrolet’s Aveo, and is now built in America, making it the only subcompact car that can be considered truly domestic. The Versa has also been redesigned for this year with a curvier, more liquid exterior than the […]

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BMW M Division Goes Diesel

All of BMW’s new diesel M vehicles will be powered by a tri-turbocharged inline six-cylinder diesel engine that makes 376-hp and 545 lb-ft of torque. Of course, because these are diesels, the power is available very low in the rpm range, making for great acceleration. All of the diesel Ms will come with an eight-speed […]

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The 2012 Ford Explorer and 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee are the latest versions of two of the most popular SUVs ever. The Explorer and Grand Cherokee are two staples of suburbia, doing duty dropping kids off at school, commuting and hauling groceries more often than they see dirt, mud and towing. Because these SUVs are […]

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The Saab brand is dead. All of the prayers for 11th hour saviors have gone unanswered, and Saab is now bankrupt, with its assets being sold off to pay creditors. Saab Cars North America, the North American distribution company for the brand, has also been marked for liquidation. According to Motor Authority, the major possession […]

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The Obama administration has proposed a new fuel economy standard that could add up to $5,000 to the price of a new car. The proposal would raise the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standard to 54.5 mpg by 2025. Cars with an average mpg rating of 54 sounds like a great thing for consumers, but […]

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The 2012 Toyota Tundra and 2012 Nissan Titan are full-sized pickups from Japanese brands that made their names with tiny pickups that would be dwarfed by today’s massive workhorses. Toyota and Nissan have left the fuel efficient, tiny pickups behind and haven’t looked back, instead embracing the American buyer’s mantra ‘bigger is better.’ The Tundra […]

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Revealed

The 2013 Nissan Pathfinder has been completely redesigned. Nissan revealed the new 2013 Pathfinder at the Detroit auto show. Motor Trend claims that the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder will be powered by a 3.5-liter V6 engine, smaller than the 4.0-liter unit in the current generation Pathfinder. That extra engine size won’t be missed though. Since the […]

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The Dodge Avenger will probably be discontinued in the next few years so that Chrysler can focus on the more luxurious and better selling 200. The Avenger and 200 share a platform, so the feeling at Chrysler seems to be that offering two cars in the same category with little differentiation between them. Both cars […]

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The 2013 Porsche Boxster has been revealed, and the new entry level Porsche will have better looks, better performance and better fuel economy than the current generation. The new Boxster will use swoopier body styling than the current model, which could be interpreted as chasing the awful flame-surfacing trend, but because it looks good, it’s […]

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Scion is offering 86 of the upcoming 2012 Scion FR-S sports cars ahead of schedule. Starting tomorrow, Thursday January 12 at 12 pm eastern, potential customers can fill out a form on Scion’s specially built website, http://www.scionfirst86.com, and fill out a form requesting their desired color and transmission (somehow I doubt many automatic transmissions will […]

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