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Epic Drives Explores the Classic Cars of Cuba

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If you’re a fan of salsa music, mojitos, or fine cigars, you owe a debt of gratitude to the island nation of Cuba, which has been isolated from much of the outside world, and its northern neighbor, the United States, for nearly six decades due to a trade embargo following the ascent of communist revolutionary ...

Lingenfelter, Hurst Transform Camaros Into Modern Pontiac Trans Ams at SEMA 2012

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As much as car fans want the Pontiac Trans Am to be revived, that may never happen. Luckily, until GM revives the classic nameplate, we have the aftermarket to hold us over. Enter Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the aptly named Trans Am Depot, both of which offer a take on the classic muscle car icon. Lingenfelter ...

Recalls: 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt, Equinox Fuel Pump; 2012 Nissan Frontier, Pathfinder Wheel Hub

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General Motors is recalling 2007-2009 model year Chevrolet Cobalt and Pontiac G5 models, and 2007 model Chevrolet Equinox and Pontiac Torrent models, and the 2007 Saturn Ion for a faulty fuel pump on units sold in Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, and Texas. Nissan is also recalling 2012 model year Frontier, Xterra and Pathfinder two-wheel-drive models ...

End Of Road For Holden Commodore, Ford Falcon By 2016

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Large, rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered cars are as much a part of the historic Australian automotive identity as they have been in the U.S. But the once-ubiquitous Australian archetype is selling at record low numbers, even as the overall Australian car market is setting new sales records. The situation was inadvertently confirmed by Holden boss Mike Devereux ...

GM Recalls 426,240 Chevrolet, Pontiac, and Saturn Models For Faulty Shifters

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Two recently announced recalls from GM may affect a total of 426,240 cars, according to NHTSA information. 2008-2010 Chevrolet Malibu, 2008-2010 Pontiac G6, 2007-2010 Saturn Aura The Problem: On models equipped with a four-speed automatic transmission, tabs holding the shift cable in place can fracture and come loose. If so, the transmission may be in a different ...

Thread of the Day: What Five Vehicles Would Fill Your 1970s-Era Dream Garage?

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While the 1970s may be considered by some to be the automotive dark ages, there are still plenty of desirable models from that time period — from the last of the muscle cars to lightweight Japanese sports cars, and European exotics to large American personal luxury coupes. That means that in today’s fantasy garage question, ...

By the Numbers: Chevrolet SS, Pontiac G8 GXP, Dodge Charger R/T, Hyundai Genesis 5.0 R-Spec

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Suddenly, the Dodge Charger has real competition again in the form of the 2014 Chevrolet SS. This highly anticipated rear-drive, eight-cylinder full-size sedan picks up where the Pontiac G8 left off, and while we don’t know just how long the SS will last in the U.S., we’ll enjoy its presence for as long as we ...

Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 1980s Rear-Drive Performance Car

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The 1980s served as a transitional period for the automotive industry. Consumers were still recovering from the gas crisis of the previous decade and automakers were experimenting with new technologies to boost performance and improve fuel economy. Performance cars of the 1980s may not be looked at with the same fondness of the muscle cars ...