Archive for July, 2008

Top Gear is a famous syndicated show on the BBC in England. It basically features three blokes driving the living daylights out of ton of desirable cars, and then commentating about them. A car enthusiasts dream show then, right? True, only it isn’t shown in the States. Till now… That’s right, Top Gear is coming […]

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Ford informed its dealers that it is raising the price on leases of its most profitable trucks and SUVs due to the “extreme losses” its lending arm is taking on these vehicles, reports the Wall Street Journal. Also, GMAC LLC, which is minority-owned by General Motors Corp., has decided to stop leasing to consumers who […]

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Those looking to save money on gas might be able to try using gas rewards credit cards to help save a few bucks while filling the tank. When you use these credit cards at gas stations to fill your tank, you can earn anywhere from one to six percent cash back.  Other cards have different […]

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Sold-Out of Mini Coopers?

Automotive News is reporting that the U.S.’s 82 Mini franchises are out of cars.  I was skeptical, so I called the local Mini dealer here in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and to my surprise, they are indeed almost out of inventory.  They only have one hard-top, a couple Clubmans and a couple convertibles in stock. The […]

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Toyota and GM Cut Even More

Toyota announced Monday it is cutting its 2008 global sales forecast by 350,000 units to 9.5 million vehicles because of a pronounced downturn in the U.S. market, a rare setback for the world’s biggest automaker, reports the AP and USA Today. “The main reason for the change came from the faltering U.S. economy, and how […]

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 Story (in italics) via www.mlive.com. Detroit Lions president Matt Millen was one of several people semi-retired Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre reached out to during the off-season. Millen said his first contact with Favre was shortly after Favre officially retired from the Packers on March 6. “He just wanted to know if he could […]

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Shia LaBeouf was arrested early Sunday morning for DUI after being involved in a two-vehicle crash, which injured himself, his passenger and the driver of the other vehicle, reports E! News. LaBeouf was allegedly making a left turn in Los Angeles when his Ford F-150 pickup truck struck another car and rolled over twice. Shia […]

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The average price for a gallon of gas has dropped to $3.958 after 11 straight days of declining prices, according to AAA. Motorists haven’t seen this price since May, signaling that we might have seen gas prices peak for the summer and they could be on their way back down. Ethanol now costs $3.222 a […]

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Chrysler LLC has started telling dealers it will no longer offer auto leases through its lending arm, Chrysler Financial, reports the Wall Street Journal. Chrysler and other auto companies with financing units are taking on a lot of losses from leases, due to low resale values of trucks and SUVs. This will make it harder […]

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 The 2010 Ford Mustang will make its official debut in mid-November at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. A Ford source close to the project confirmed that the 2010 Mustang will in fact be unveiled in Los Angeles.  The new pony car was originally expected to debut in it’s home town of Detroit. While Ford […]

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