Archives for May, 2013

2012 SEMA: Our Top 10 Favorite Rides from Las Vegas

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The 2012 SEMA show has been nothing short of automotive sensory overload. We’ve already shared the weird and the quirky — now it’s time to share our picks of the top 10 best rides we’ve seen during our days-long exploration of the Las Vegas Convention Center. Dodge Challenger SRT8 Project Ultraviolet It may not sound ...

Recall Central: 55,000 Cadillac, Chevrolet, GMC Trucks And SUVs Could Roll Away When Parked

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The Problem: On certain General Motors trucks and SUVs built in November and December 2012, the parking-lock cable may be fractured or the lock actuator may not have been built correctly. That means that a driver could move the vehicle’s transmission out of Park without pushing the brake pedal and without a key in ...

Toyota Prius is 2012′s second-most searched car on Autoweek

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Searches don't equal purchases, but there's a lot of interest in the Toyota Prius out there – if not quite so much as for iconic muscle cars with horses on them. Hybrid Cars notes that the Prius was the second-most-searched-for model on Autoweek this year, trailing only the Ford Mustang and coming in ahead of ...

WOT Three Years Ago: 1953 VW Van’s 12-Second Quarter-Mile Run, 2010 Chevy Malibu Hybrid Dead

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June 11, 2009 – Three years ago, Mazda revealed plans to add a hybrid model while Chevy dropped its Malibu Hybrid midsize sedan. Lexus had high hopes for the HS 250h sedan and, oh yeah, a modified 1953 Volkswagen van set a new world speed record. 1953 VW Bus Sets World Record on Dragstrip With 12-Sec ...

GM Rakes In $4.9 Billion In 2012

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General Motors reported its 2012 earnings this morning, with a total net income of $4.86 billion. Full year earnings were down slightly (five percent) from 2011 to $7.9 billion, before interest and tax deductions; however, overall revenue was up one percent to $152.3 billion. Fourth quarter revenue for GM was way up after adjustments – ...

Whats this 73 Chevrolet Impala doing at a classic car auction?

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At the Bonhams collector-car auction in Greenwich, Connecticut in early June, there were many highly regarded classic cars for which the well-heeled bidders might raise their paddles: a 1931 Chrysler Imperial LeBaron CG Sport Phaeton, a ’32 Cord convertible, a ’34 Bugatti Type 57, an early Maserati, a smattering of shapely Jaguars, several impressive ...

Watch the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette reveal live stream here

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Today's the day, folks. After so many months (heck, years) of anticipation, we are finally seeing the all-new 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette today on the eve of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. We'll have a full deep dive with official images and all the details posted in short order, but considering just how big of a ...

VW, Ford, Chrysler Earn High Marks in Strategic Vision Quality Survey

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The Volkswagen Group scooped up the most awards in research consultancy Strategic Vision’s annual Total Quality Index (TQI) study, topping five segments including “luxury car” and “entry utility” vehicle. Ford and Chrysler were tied for second place with three wins each. Strategic Vision touts its TQI as a well-rounded study combining both empirical and subjective data. ...
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