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Lojack has released a list of the most stolen and recovered cars of 2011.  The list is not representative of the actual rates that cars were stolen, but of how many were stolen and recovered using Lojack.  I acknowledge that it’s not an independent list, and is a little bit on the advertisement side, but […]

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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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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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Scion has announced that the 2012 Scion xB will be available with Pandora Radio integration. xB owners will be able to control their Pandora station through a touch screen with their built in radio using an iPhone to connect to the Pandora service. Pandora, which creates radio stations based on a user’s initial input of […]

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With the new 2012 Ford Focus, Ford will become the only carmaker selling four cars that get more than 40-mpg in the United States. The new 2011 Ford Fiesta, the upcoming 2012 Ford Focus, as well as the Ford Fusion Hybrid and Lincoln MKZ Hybrid all get more than 40-mpg on the highway. The 2011 […]

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GM has announced an app that will allow car owners to control features usually found on the key fob remotely using a smart phone. Controls like the horn, lights, door lock and unlock can be accessed from anywhere using an app for the iPhone or Android operating system. Most 2011 GM cars and trucks will […]

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Ford Sync Adds Stocks, Movies

Ford has added stocks quotes, movie times, horoscopes and travel features to the company’s SYNC service. Ford’s SYNC update will be available to any Ford owner whose SYNC is equipped with the TDI Traffic, Directions and Information application. Ford’s SYNC TDI is available only on 2010 and 2011 vehicles, and uses Microsoft’s Tellme to connect […]

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Ford has confirmed that it will offer a turbocharged EcoBoost V6 as the base engine in the F-150 pickup truck. The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 will be available in two-wheel-drive F-150 models only, and will be on sale this year, according to Autoweek. F-150 4×4 models will only be available with a V8 engine. EcoBoost is […]

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The 2011 Audi TT will be refreshed with visual and performance upgrades over the 2010 model. The 2011 Audi TT coupe and convertible models won’t be completely new, but will be tweaked with new technology to make them more appealing to customers. The main changes are more power from the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine and the […]

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McLaren revealed details today on the first road car the company will produce on its own. The UK-based company is famous for working with Mercedes-Benz to develop the Mercedes McLaren SLR and for its success in F1 racing. McLaren was one of the pioneers of carbon fiber technology, developing the first F1 car with a […]

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