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2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo vs. 2011 Honda Fit Sport, 2012 Hyundai Accent SE, 2012 Kia Rio5 SX, 2012 Nissan Versa SL, 2012 Toyota Yaris SE

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BY JOHN PHILLIPS PHOTOGRAPHY BY CJ BENNINGER In the automotive time/space continuum, life first pokes its head out of the primordial pea soup in the B-segment. Some of its denizens are slowpoke slugs with nubs for legs. Others are beginning to sprout wings and dazzling plumage. It’s a mixed bag, with the brightest of ...

Recall Roundup: 87,000 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h Hybrids

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2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Lexus HS 250h The Problem: Due to vibration, the brake pressure accumulator could develop a fatigue crack on an internal part. Toyota has yet to disclose what could happen if the accumulator cracks, but has stated that there have been no reported injuries or accidents related to the problem. The Fix: Owners ...

2014 Chevy Corvette Stingray pace car wows at Belle Isle Grand Prix [spoilers]

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Chevrolet first debuted its Corvette Stingray pace car at the 2013 Indy 500, but this past weekend saw the new 'Vette return to its home during the Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. As you'll recall, open-wheel racing returned to Belle Isle in 2012 as part of a three-year deal worked out between General Motors, the ...

GM to sell rebranded Peugeot vans in US?

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According to a report by France's La Tribune cited by Reuters, General Motors and Peugeot are discussing the possibility of selling PSA Peugeot-Citroën commercial vans in the US through The General's dealership network. While specific models and what brand they may sell under stateside are not immediately clear, the move isn't entirely out of the ...
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