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2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

2013 Nissan Juke SL Sees Significant Price Increase

Nissan announced last week that the 2013 Nissan Juke’s base price will remain at $19,990, excluding a $780 destination and delivery fee. That’s the ... read more »
Recall: 426,000 GM Sedans Could Roll Away

Recall: 426,000 GM Sedans Could Roll Away

General Motors is recalling 426,240 of its sedans for transmission problems that could allow the car to roll away. The recall affects the four-speed ... read more »
2013 GMC Acadia Gets a Pricey Facelift

2013 GMC Acadia Gets a Pricey Facelift

For 2013, the GMC Acadia gets a more standard features and a hefty price increase. The base Acadia now starts at $34,040, a price ... read more »
2013 Acura TL Pricing Announced

2013 Acura TL Pricing Announced

Acura announced last week that the 2013 Acura TL, the brand’s midsize sedan, starts at $35,905, not including an $895 destination fee. The most ... read more »
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Honda Accord Tops List of Most Stolen Vehicles

The National Insurance Crime Bureau released its list of the most stolen vehicles in 2011 last week. The 1994 Honda Accord, 1998 Honda Civic and ... read more »
GM Recalls 250,000 SUVs for Fire Risk

GM Recalls 250,000 SUVs for Fire Risk

General Motors has announced a recall of 249,260 SUVs because a faulty electrical system in the driver’s door could cause a fire. The recall ... read more »
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Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recalled for Possible Sticking Gas Pedal

Mercedes-Benz M-Class Recalled for Possible Sticking Gas Pedal

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 8,675 M-Class SUVs from model years 2012 and 2013 due to an all-season floor mat that may not fit properly ... read more »
2013 Nissan Pathfinder Details Announced

2013 Nissan Pathfinder Details Announced

Nissan announced more information Friday about the all-new, redesigned 2013 Nissan Pathfinder. While the outgoing 2012 model is a traditional truck-based SUV with an optional ... read more »
2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Priced Less Than Mustang Boss 302

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Priced Less Than Mustang Boss 302

Chevrolet announced over the weekend pricing information for some of the 2013 Camaro’s performance trims. The 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible will start at $59 ... read more »
2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Range Announced

2013 Ford C-MAX Energi Range Announced

Ford announced Friday that its 2013 Ford C-MAX Energi, a plug-in hybrid car, will have a battery-only range of “more than 20 miles” and a ... read more »
Audi Confirms Diesel Q5 for 2014

Audi Confirms Diesel Q5 for 2014

Audi of America Product and Motorsports Communications Manager Mark Dahncke confirmed that the turbodiesel V6 will be available in the 2014 Audi Q5 for the ... read more »
BMW Announces 2013 3-Series Hybrid Pricing

BMW Announces 2013 3-Series Hybrid Pricing

BMW has announced that the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will start at $49,300, excluding destination fees. It goes on sale this fall.It has ... read more »
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More Lexus Models Recalled for Possible Pedal Entrapment

More Lexus Models Recalled for Possible Pedal Entrapment

Lexus is recalling an additional 154,000 SUVs for potential floor mat pedal entrapment, which could lead to unintended acceleration. Lexus RX 350 and 450h ... read more »
GM Recalls Chevrolet Cruze for Fire Risk

GM Recalls Chevrolet Cruze for Fire Risk

General Motors is recalling more than 400,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars that pose a risk of catching on fire. About 53,200 Cruzes from 2011 ... read more »
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How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles -- and Beyond

Many car owners like to keep their vehicle until the wheels fall off, while others will hold onto their car until it needs costly repairs ... read more »
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How to Make Your Car Last 200,000 Miles -- and Beyond

Last October, the odometer in Joe LoCicero’s 1990 Honda Accord rolled past the 1 million-mile mark. He’s a damage claims inspector who reportedly drives his ... read more »
Investigation into Jeep Fires Expanded

Investigation into Jeep Fires Expanded

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded and upgraded its investigation into the cause of fuel tank fires in about 5.1 million Jeep ... read more »
2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

2013 Hyundai Accent Pricing Announced

Hyundai has announced that the 2013 Accent will cost $14,545, plus a $775 delivery fee. It’s $2,000 more than the base 2012 Accent ... read more »
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2013 Ford F-150 Unveiled

2013 Ford F-150 Unveiled

Ford released details today for the 2013 Ford F-150, which receives a restyled front end and MyFord Touch, among other features. The refreshed full-size pickup ... read more »
Lexus Discontinues HS Hybrid

Lexus Discontinues HS Hybrid

Though the Lexus HS 250h has only been on the market for about three years, Lexus confirmed last week that it has stopped building and ... read more »
New Rear-Wheel Drive Chevrolet SS Performance Model in the Works

New Rear-Wheel Drive Chevrolet SS Performance Model in the Works

Though Chevrolet isn’t releasing many details, General Motors has confirmed that it will introduce a V8-powered, rear-wheel drive performance sedan for the 2014 model year ... read more »
53,000 Acura TL Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Problems

53,000 Acura TL Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Problems

Honda is recalling nearly 53,000 Acura TL cars for possible problems with their power steering systems. The recall affects TL sedans from model years ... read more »
119,000 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Models Recalled

119,000 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 Models Recalled

Chrysler Group announced that it’s recalling more than 119,000 Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300 cars from model years 2011 and 2012 for potential problems ... read more »
Gas Prices Continue to Decline

Gas Prices Continue to Decline

Though gas prices are still fairly high, analysts say that most locations in the U.S. are likely to see lower gas prices for the ... read more »
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Pricing Announced for 2013 Acura ILX

Pricing Announced for 2013 Acura ILX

Acura has announced that the 2013 Acura ILX will start at $25,900, not including an $895 destination fee. Based on the Honda Civic, this ... read more »
2013 Ford Escape Pricing Announced

2013 Ford Escape Pricing Announced

The redesigned 2013 Ford Escape will start at $22,470, which is about $1,000 more than the outgoing model, according to Ford’s website. Though ... read more »
Chevrolet Avalanche Discontinued After 2013

Chevrolet Avalanche Discontinued After 2013

General Motors announced last week that it will discontinue the Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck after the 2013 model year. The fate of the Avalanche’s corporate ... read more »
Most Hybrid Owners Switch Back to Conventional Cars

Most Hybrid Owners Switch Back to Conventional Cars

Most people who own a hybrid car or SUV switch back to gas-only vehicles when it’s time to buy a new vehicle, according to a ... read more »
Ford Recalls 140,000 Focus Models

Ford Recalls 140,000 Focus Models

Ford is recalling more than 140,300 Focus sedans and hatchbacks from the 2012 model year for a faulty windshield wiper system. According to the ... read more »
2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Details Revealed

2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK Details Revealed

The 2013 Mercedes-Benz GLK-Class will be unveiled at the New York Auto Show next month, but Mercedes-Benz has released some details about the refreshed SUV ... read more »
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Subaru to Premier New Model at New York Auto Show

Subaru to Premier New Model at New York Auto Show

The 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek will make its American debut at the New York Auto Show next month. The Crosstrek will be a crossover-type vehicle ... read more »
Revamped Hyundai Models Coming in 2013 and 2014

Revamped Hyundai Models Coming in 2013 and 2014

The Hyundai Sonata will be updated for 2014, and a redesigned Hyundai Genesis sedan will debut in 2013, Hyundai CEO Kim Choong-ho told Reuters Wednesday ... read more »
Mercedes-Benz Cancels R-Class For 2013

Mercedes-Benz Cancels R-Class For 2013

The Mercedes-Benz U.S. lineup for 2013 won’t include the slow-selling R-Class crossover, according to Yahoo’s Motoramic blog. The automaker hasn’t announced the R-Class cancellation ... read more »
2013 Subaru Models Get Advanced Safety Technology

2013 Subaru Models Get Advanced Safety Technology

The Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback will get optional high-tech safety features for model year 2013 that were previously found only in more upscale auto ... read more »
2013 Ford Super Duty Details Unveiled

2013 Ford Super Duty Details Unveiled

Last week, Ford announced that its 2013 Super Duty heavy-duty trucks will offer a new trim level: the Super Duty Platinum. According to a press ... read more »
Mazda CX-7 to be Discontinued After 2012

Mazda CX-7 to be Discontinued After 2012

With the introduction of the 2013 Mazda CX-5 this spring, Mazda is discontinuing its other small SUVs, the CX-7 and the Tribute. The new CX-5 ... read more »
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GM Will Offer Alternative Fuel HD Pickup Trucks

GM Will Offer Alternative Fuel HD Pickup Trucks

Next month, Chevrolet and GMC dealers will begin taking orders for 2013 Silverado 2500 HD and Sierra 2500 HD pickup trucks equipped with a new ... read more »
Volvo Recalls 17,000 Cars for Wiring Problems

Volvo Recalls 17,000 Cars for Wiring Problems

Volvo is recalling sedans and wagons from the 2012 model year for possible electrical problems. The recall applies to four models, including 2012 Volvo S60 ... read more »
Americans Holding onto New Cars Longer

Americans Holding onto New Cars Longer

Drivers in the U.S. are keeping new cars for nearly six years, which is the longest time period since 2006, according to a new ... read more »
Goodyear Announces Tire Recall

Goodyear Announces Tire Recall

Goodyear is recalling about 41,000 tires that could wear out early. According to the Detroit Free Press, the tire’s tread could separate from the ... read more »
Kia to Enter Full-Size Luxury Market with Flagship Sedan

Kia to Enter Full-Size Luxury Market with Flagship Sedan

Kia has released sketches of its upcoming full-size luxury car, giving consumers a peek at its upcoming rear-wheel drive sedan. The Kia KH will be ... read more »
Toyota Vehicles Investigated for Fire Risk, Nissan Recalls Versas for Faulty Shifters

Toyota Vehicles Investigated for Fire Risk, Nissan Recalls Versas for Faulty Shifters

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is opening an investigation into Toyota Camry sedans and RAV4 crossovers from the 2007 model year after owner reports ... read more »
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Mercedes-Benz Previews New, Safer Seatbelts

Mercedes-Benz Previews New, Safer Seatbelts

Mercedes-Benz is developing a new type of active seatbelt buckle, which the automaker says will connect with its Pre-Safe crash avoidance system and will protect ... read more »
Redesigned 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander to Debut in Geneva

Redesigned 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander to Debut in Geneva

Mitsubishi announced yesterday that it will reveal its next-generation 2013 Outlander at the Geneva Auto Show next month. Although the model making its Geneva debut ... read more »
Best Car Ads of Super Bowl 2012

Best Car Ads of Super Bowl 2012

Advertisers paid an average of $3.5 million for a 30-second spot during Super Bowl 2012, according to ESPN.com. That means Chrysler’s two minute-long ... read more »
Hyundai Can't Keep Up With U.S. Demand

Hyundai Can't Keep Up With U.S. Demand

A Hyundai representative reported Friday that the automaker won’t be able to keep up with consumer demand in the U.S. for some of its ... read more »
Jeep Liberty Investigated for Airbag Malfunction

Jeep Liberty Investigated for Airbag Malfunction

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has expanded its investigation of Jeep Liberty SUVs for problems with their airbags. According to NHTSA, the problem could ... read more »
BMW Announces Details for 2013 X6, 2012 Mini Roadster

BMW Announces Details for 2013 X6, 2012 Mini Roadster

Though its 2012 models are just starting to arrive on dealer lots, BMW announced more details last week about its upcoming lineup for 2013. BMW ... read more »
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Young Car Buyers Want Hybrids, Lots of Tech

Young Car Buyers Want Hybrids, Lots of Tech

According to a recent study by Deloitte, most car buyers between the ages of 19 and 31 prefer hybrids and cars with touch-screen interfaces, opting ... read more »
NHTSA Concludes Chevrolet Volt Investigation

NHTSA Concludes Chevrolet Volt Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has officially concluded its investigation of the Chevrolet Volt, determining that crashed Volts don’t pose a significant fire risk ... read more »
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