Archives for July 12th, 2013

Top 10 New Car Future Classics

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We’ve all seen televised classic car auctions where a one-owner piece of vintage iron fetches six-digit sums, and we’ve all wondered the same thing, “How did that guy know his car was going to be a classic one day?” Not long after, you probably looked at what’s in your driveway, and wondered, “Will my car ...

Build it Your Way: 2014 Chevrolet Volt – 1.4L Turbo, 2.0L Turbo, or 2.0L Diesel? With Poll

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Love it or hate it, the Chevrolet Volt is a technological marvel. It’s an electric vehicle that seamlessly switches to a 1.4-liter naturally aspirated I-4 to charge its battery once it’s out of juice. According to Inside EVs, the Volt’s 1.4-liter I-4 will be replaced in the 2014 Volt by a version of the gas-powered ...

Our Cars: 2011 Chevrolet Volt – Final Efficiency Findings

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With nary a whisper, our long-term Chevrolet Volt has left the building, abdicating the post where it had made fast friends with an AeroVironment Level 2 charger. After much consideration, I can’t honestly say I’d ever buy a Volt (in its current guise, at least) for my own garage. However, I unreservedly deem this extended-range electric ...

Auto Extremist advocates for Corvette as brand with multiple models [w/poll]

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette really grinds Peter De Lorenzo's gears. Or, more accurately, the self-anointed Auto Extremist has an issue with what he sees as mismanagement of the legendary sports car by General Motors executives. In a new editorial on his website, De Lorenzo argues it's time to split Corvette off from Chevrolet to create ...

Spied! 2014 Chevrolet Impala Eco Sports Unique Grille

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When GM first released details on the 2014 Chevrolet Impala, the automaker said it would be available with three powertrains: the base 2.5-liter Ecotec I-4, the green 2.4-liter eAssist mild hybrid, and GM’s trusty 3.6-liter V-6 – all mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Our spy photographer recently spied a pair of Impala Eco models ...

Top 10 Quickest 0-60 MPH Vehicles Motor Trend Tested in 2012

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When it comes to chest-beating and proclamations of vehicular superiority, the 0-60 mph acceleration time is the go-to metric for straight-line enthusiasts worldwide. It’s hard to fault, really – there’s nothing quite like the brute force of launching a car from a dead stop to 60 mph. Which are both perfectly legal speeds in the ...

Corvette takes to the Big Apple to celebrate 60th anniversary of original launch

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Exactly 60 years to the day that the automotive world first laid its eyes on Chevrolet Corvette, the newly introduced seventh-generation model is appearing in New York City to mark the historic date. Unveiled at the General Motors Motorama car show on January 17, 1953, the Corvette has since become an icon of the sports ...