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5 Must-Know Tips When Renting A Car
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2011, 06:01:05 AM »
5 Must-Know Tips When Renting A Car
27 May 2011, 10:00 am

The economic downturn may have unintended consequences. Not being able to afford that new, more reliable vehicle means it’s more economical to rent the appropriate car, truck or SUV for a weekend getaway, road trip, or for a vehicle with extra room for moving or a home renovation job. Whatever your reason, there are simple steps you can take...

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Six Cars, 40 MPG--And Hybrids Not Allowed
« Reply #31 on: June 02, 2011, 06:01:03 AM »
Six Cars, 40 MPG--And Hybrids Not Allowed
31 May 2011, 4:57 pm

Even though the price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped in recent weeks, fuel economy remains a primary concern for many new car buyers. Combine high gas prices with the economic downturn, and getting excellent gas mileage is not just a preference for many Americans, it’s a necessity. It used to be that 40-plus miles per gallon was only...

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Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2011, 06:00:47 AM »
Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup
2 June 2011, 1:05 pm

The original Model T that helped elevate Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] among the world's top automakers might have had a four-cylinder engine under the hood, but the automaker has never built a production three—until today, when Ford officially revealed an all-new three-cylinder engine design. In addition to being Ford's first three-cylinder, the...

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Getting A Car Repair Right The First Time
« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2011, 06:00:52 AM »
Getting A Car Repair Right The First Time
6 June 2011, 9:00 am

The service department of a large dealership had a unique way to promote quality control. Above the repair area floor, there was a catwalk from which management could oversee the happenings below. On the wall behind the catwalk was a huge banner that read “Fix It Right The First Time.” No, this is not an article about the demoralizing...

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Steve Jobs: The Most Unlikely Pickup Truck Driver Of All Time
« Reply #34 on: June 08, 2011, 06:00:21 AM »
Steve Jobs: The Most Unlikely Pickup Truck Driver Of All Time
6 June 2011, 3:00 pm

Long before Apple's Steve Jobs turned chips, glass and fingerprints into an unhealthy obsession, he may have had a little thing--okay, a big thing--for pickup trucks. In an interview released today by Business Insider, the first CEO of Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) says Jobs' sweet ride during the late 1970s, the car that shared garage space with him and...

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Report: In Small Cars And EVs, Smaller Tires Could Save Fuel
« Reply #35 on: June 10, 2011, 06:01:35 AM »
Report: In Small Cars And EVs, Smaller Tires Could Save Fuel
8 June 2011, 8:57 pm

With signs that minicars might finally be taking off in the U.S.—signaled by the arrival of models like the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Scion iQ, and a host of potential ones—it could be time to give smaller wheels a new chance. Why? Because, Motor Trend reports, a new generation of higher-quality ten-inch tires are here. Michelin has...

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Ford C-Max, Chevy Corvette ZR1, DUI Apps: Today's Car News
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2011, 06:00:05 AM »
Ford C-Max, Chevy Corvette ZR1, DUI Apps: Today's Car News
9 June 2011, 2:30 pm

Ford says its plans to import a seven-seat C-Max minivan have changed--now it's going to let Mazda have an exclusive. [TheCarConnection] It's official: SUVs are safer than cars. Well, mostly. [TheCarConnection] Remember when 15-inch wheels and tires were big? We could be headed that way again--this time, in the name of saving fuel...

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At Your Own Risk: These Vehicles Have The Highest Death Rates
« Reply #37 on: June 13, 2011, 06:00:42 AM »
At Your Own Risk: These Vehicles Have The Highest Death Rates
9 June 2011, 7:01 pm

It's might be hard to believe looking at safety equipment lists, or even crash-test results, but you're statistically a few hundred times more likely to die if you're behind the wheel of a Nissan 350Z or Chevrolet Aveo than if you're in a Toyota Sienna or Audi A6. Looking at driver deaths per million registered vehicle years, the Insurance...

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This License Plate Brought To You By McDonald's
« Reply #38 on: June 17, 2011, 06:00:36 AM »
This License Plate Brought To You By McDonald's
15 June 2011, 2:33 pm

Times are tough all over, but in Illinois the state is considering selling ad space on license plates. That’s not to say that vegan residents from the Land of Lincoln will soon be forced to drive around with a “Sponsored by Whattaburger” tag. Instead, the state is considering the creation of special license plates for corporate...

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