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Report: Ford Ranger Owners Turning to Competition Over Ford

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Now that the U.S.-spec Ford Ranger has been discontinued, many owners of the small pickup are leaving the automaker for midsize entries like the Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, The Detroit News reports. Ford hoped Ranger owners would turn to the larger F-150 to replace their Rangers, but it appears many are looking elsewhere. While truck ...

We Hear: GM Marketing Boss Ewanick Removed for not Disclosing Full Cost of Manchester United Deal

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We now have more information on the sponsorship deal with U.K. soccer team Manchester United that may have led to GM marketing boss Joel Ewanick’s departure. Bloomberg reports a whistle-blower revealed to GM’s management that Ewanick not only overspent on the deal, but was also spreading the $559 million cost among different marketing budgets. The report, ...

Big Winner? 1984 Chevy Corvette Most Popular Among Thieves from 1981-2011

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The Chevy Corvette has remained a popular target for thieves for years since it was first introduced in the 1950s. A National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) report now points to the 1984 Corvette as the most-stolen model year of the famous nameplate. From 1981 to 2011, 90,427 Corvettes have been stolen in the U.S. and ...

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 ...

We Hear: Army and Navy Buying Chevrolet Volts for Domestic Use

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The Chevrolet Volt is taking on a new challenge: serving on U.S. military bases around the country. While the Volt electric car won’t be tasked with combat duty, it will help the military reduce its dependence on fossil fuels for short trips. In July, the Marine Corps base in Miramar, California acquired two Chevrolet Volts that ...

We Hear: No Chevrolet Silverado Diesel, But Colorado Diesel Possible

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Despite a promising warning sticker spotted under the hood of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, we don’t expect to see a diesel engine option anytime soon. A peek behind the fuel-filler door reveals no provision or space for a Diesel Exhaust Fluid fill port. The Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon, on the other hand, might eventually offer a ...

Consumer Reports Claims Small, Turbo Engines Don’t Return Expected Mileage

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Some small turbocharged engines don’t return expected fuel economy numbers, Consumer Reports suggests. In a newly published blog, the magazine says that small turbocharged engines such as the ones in the 2013 Ford Fusion 1.6-liter EcoBoost and the 2013 Chevrolet Cruze not only fail to achieve EPA fuel mileage ratings, but are also sometimes slower ...

We Hear: 2014 Corvette, New Cadillacs to Use Aisin Eight-Speed Auto Before GM’s 8A Arrives

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When Cadillac launched the XTS last May we asked them if their brand new car would get an eight-speed transmission to better compete with the BMW, Lexus and Audi. Their answer? “Just wait.” Well it looks as if the wait may be coming to an end. Our source, buried deep within General Motors, has said that ...

We Hear: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Crashed in Arizona

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We have good news and bad news for Corvette fans. The bad news is that a bright blue 2014 Corvette Stingray was crashed in Arizona; the good news is that nobody was injured when the C7 dove into a ditch. According to poster gpetry, his friend spotted the wrecked C7 up in the mountains of Arizona, ...

Not a $tingray: Low-Cost Chevrolet Corvette Coupe in the Works

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We’ve heard plenty of enticing details on the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, from its new estimated 450-hp LT1 V-8 engine to the aerodynamic details that may make the C7 the most streamlined Corvette ever. All these details sound great, but enthusiasts actually considering a 2014 Corvette Stingray may only hear dollar signs. That won’t be ...