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Thread of the Day: Which Engines are Overhyped?

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This forum topic comes courtesy of member Turtle-Power, who wants to know what engines are overhyped. He starts the flame war with Toyota’s 2JZ inline-six engines which powers the venerable fourth-gen Supra, claiming that common modifications spell doom for certain engine parts like head gaskets and pistons. Coincidentally, the topic comes on the same day Chevy ...

October Midsize Sales: Honda Accord Sales Boost Not Enough to Overtake Toyota Camry at the Top

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October midsize sales repeated the September sales finishing order, with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima in first, second, and third place, respectively. The Ford Fusion remains in sixth place after slipping from the fourth place spot it held in August. Although the Camry maintained first place, sales slipped about 4300 units from September, ...

Thread of the Day: What New Car Would Make the Coolest Presidential Limo?

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President Obama has been riding around in his Cadillac/GMC Topkick hybrid presidential limo – also known as Cadillac One, or “The Beast” – for four years now, and it appears the Cadillac may still be used  in his next term. That said, many previous presidents have received new limos every four years, and for today’s ...

Top Five Most Popular Cars Threatened by a CAW Strike

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The Canadian Auto Workers Union is making preparations for a strike starting September 17, having failed so far to reach an agreement on labor terms with the Detroit Three automakers. If workers strike next week, it could spell disaster for Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors, as all three companies build popular models at Canadian manufacturing ...

Sept. Midsize Sedan Sales: Ford Fusion Slips to Sixth, Camry and Accord Lead

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Japan swept the top three spots for the September midsize sedan sales with the Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, and Nissan Altima taking the podium. The Ford Fusion slipped from fourth in August to sixth place last month, with the Hyundai Sonata and Kia Optima passing it for fourth and fifth place, respectively. Although Camry numbers were ...

No Competition: Toyota Camry is Best-Selling Midsize Sedan of 2012

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The Toyota Camry consistently led midsize sales throughout 2012, so it should come as no shock that the sedan is the best-selling vehicle in its class overall for the year. The Camry sold a total of 404,886 units for the year, a full 73,014 cars more than second-place finisher Honda Accord, at 331,872. In third place ...

MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite 2013 Chicago Auto Show Debut?

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The 2013 Chicago Auto Show might not be filled with fast and dangerous new cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, but quite a few interesting and important new concept and production-ready vehicles have debuted including the updated 2014 Toyota Tundra, the 2014 Ram Promaster, and the diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD. After reading about the Chicago ...

Top 13 American Muscle Cars for Independence Day

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I made a big mistake last Friday. While preparing a feature on the Top 10 American Muscle Cars ever built in honor of Independence Day,  I solicited the rest of the Motor Trend staff for their opinions on what Detroit iron belonged on this list. What. An. Awful. Idea. Twenty-six emails later and the list ...

Thread of the Day: SRT Viper, Nissan GT-R, Chevy Corvette ZR1, or Ford Shelby GT500?

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Earlier today we reported 2013 SRT Viper pricing, and while weight reduction, more power, and an upgraded interior may make the new Viper the best performing model yet, other track-ready options in the same general price range exist, including the Nissan GT-R, Chevy Corvette ZR1, and even the Shelby GT500. The $99,390 2013 SRT Viper is ...

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. ...