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With gas prices cresting $4 per gallon, small cars with gas mileage ratings over 35-mpg sold well in April. Small cars like the 2011 Chevy Cruze, 2011 Hyundai Elantra and 2011 Ford Focus, which all get very high gas mileage, lead the way in a month where sales rose 18 percent compared to last April. […]

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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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Like a perfect signs of how bad things are in Detroit, Volkswagen has just announced that it has surpassed Ford and is now the world’s third largest automaker. The German automaking powerhouse is already the largest in Europe. The company overtook Ford in the first half of the year as the world’s third-largest carmaker based […]

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The evidence is everywhere. Saddled with bad decisions, and horrible foresight, the U.S. auto industry is taking quite a thrashing nowadays. Did they actually think there was a sustainable future with gas-guzzling SUV’s and trucks?!? Well they were very wrong and many companies are finding themselves rethinking their entire future lineups. One company though, has […]

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Remember your older brother’s first car in the 90’s?  It was that hideously-small, cramped, ugly, tin bubble Geo Metro.  You crossed your fingers every time you got in the thing, hoping a semi wouldn’t change lanes next to you. The back seat was only big enough to fit a small child or someone with short […]

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With gas prices going up and truck sales going down, GM has announced that it is eliminating one shift of production at its full-size pickup truck assembly plants in Pontiac and Flint, Michigan, and Oshawa, Ontario. Also, its full-size SUV assembly plant in Janesville, Wisconsin will be affected by the shift cuts. The decisions were […]

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Reuters has compiled a list of the top 20 vehicles sold in the U.S. through April for the 2008 calendar year, as reported by the automakers and ranked by total units.  Honda sales were not included due to technical difficulties. RANK      VEHICLE             2008     2007  ’07 RANK %Chng   1 Ford F-Series P/U           192,951  228,343      […]

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