Archive for February, 2012

The words Volvo and wagon are so often grouped together that you’d be forgiven for assuming the company made only 5-door models. Volvo broke a lot of well-to-do hearts when it announced that the private school mommymobile, the Volvo wagon, wouldn’t be a sure thing in the future. Volvo had weathered the SUV storm of […]

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California residents who bought Chevy Volts thinking their electric car would grant them access to the state’s HOV lanes without a passenger, a privilege available to Nissan Leaf buyers and some owners of the hybrid cars, were probably disappointed to find out that the Volt’s emissions are too high for HOV access. Chevy has decided […]

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The Tesla Roadster electric sports car can’t be left for an extended period without a charge or the battery will run out and die. When a Tesla’s battery (or any lithium polymer battery) completely runs out of juice, it can’t be recharged. The Roadster also can’t be put into tow mode without any power, so […]

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The 2013 Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG the top-of-the-line Mercedes coupe (exempting the supercar SLS AMG from the conversation), which makes it very close to the pinnacle of the theoretical automotive line.  The new roadster version of the SL63 AMG will add just a little bit of height to Mercedes’ line.  With its ability to allow the […]

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The 2012 Honda CR-V has shot to the front of everyone’s minds thanks to the Ferris Bueller Superbowl ad. The CR-V is a well known name in the small SUV world, and the 2012 Chevy Equinox is a lot newer and has received a lot less attention over the past few years. With Chevrolet undergoing […]

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The 2012 Hyundai Azera will start at $32,000 when it goes on sale this spring.  The newly redesigned Azera will cost $6,500 more than the 2011 model, so expect an impressive level of luxury from the Azera, similar to what Hyundai has stuffed into the Genesis Sedan and Equus. A large part of the 2012 […]

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Mitsubishi has revealed the new 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander, giving us a sneak peak at the company’s small SUV a month ahead of the official unveiling next month at the Geneva Motor Show. In addition to a redesigned exterior, the Outlander will be available as a plug-in hybrid that could get up to 140-mpg. The 2013 […]

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The 2013 Buick Regal will be available with a new four cylinder engine next year that will get 36-mpg.  The new engine from GM’s eAssist family of electric assisted engines, will replace the base engine in the Regal. The current base engine is a 2.4-liter four-cylinder that is rated at 32-mpg highway.  The eAssist engine […]

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BMW has officially released pricing on the updated 2013 BMW X5 M and 2013 X6 M. Both the X5 and X6 were refreshed for the 2013 model year. Both the X5 M and X6 M will cost $1,600 more in 2013 than they did in 2012. The 2013 X5 M starts at $88,850 and the […]

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Porsche is planning to use a tri-turbocharged engine for the next generation 911 Turbo. The Porsche 911 991 Turbo will be powered by a 3.8-liter horizontally opposed six-cylinder engine, this much remains the same, with three turbochargers instead of the current generation’s two. The triple-turbo 911 engine would use one small turbo that spools quickly […]

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