Archive for January 26th, 2012

Car review: 2012 Volkswagen Passat – Chicago Tribune

Car review: 2012 Volkswagen Passat
Chicago Tribune
With its rounded edges, this curvy sedan gets lost in an automotive world filled with sharp lines. From a mom's perspective, the most beautiful part about this car's exterior was my 3-year-old could not only open her own door but also climb into her

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Henry Ford to reopen ‘Driving America,’ its snazzy renovated auto exhibit – Detroit Free Press

Henry Ford to reopen 'Driving America,' its snazzy renovated auto exhibit
Detroit Free Press
On a related note, it's worth pointing out that environmental issues are directly addressed in the exhibition and the phrases "global warming" and "climate change" appear, even if the connection to automobiles is more implied than stated outright.

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Official: BMW M Performance Automobiles – GTspirit


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Official: BMW M Performance Automobiles
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German car maker BMW has revealed the BMW M Performance Automobiles. A total of four new models have been released today with more models following soon. The premiere of the BMW M Performance Automobiles heralds the creation of a new category of car
BMW M550d xDrive Sedan and Touring unveiled, diesel M Performance Automobiles eGMCarTech
World Premiere: BMW M Performance AutomobilesBMW BLOG (blog)
BAYERISCHE MOTOREN WERKE AG : The BMW M Performance Automobiles: market launch 4-traders (press release)
NetCarShow.com –WorldCarFans.com
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Rising Star Buy: Zipcar – msnbc.com

Rising Star Buy: Zipcar
msnbc.com
Automobiles' value depreciates the moment they're driven off dealerships' lots. Add in factors such as high gas prices, parking fees, personal property taxes, state inspections, and regular maintenance, and cars could be described as a money pit.

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New cars ready for Toledo show – Toledo Blade


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New cars ready for Toledo show
Toledo Blade
Both models are similar to the 2012 model-year cars, although for 2013 the Shelby gets a big horsepower (and price) boost, and the SHO has a redesigned front fascia with a wider grille that differentiates it more from the base model.
Cars are the stars at the Michigan International Auto Show's opening night galaThe Grand Rapids Press – MLive.com
Electric Car Enthusiasts Check Out The Latest Hybrid VehicleKUHF-FM
WV International Auto Show cars begin rolling in to Charleston Civic CenterWOWK
Monroe Street Journal –Houston Chronicle
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California air board to vote on landmark electric-car rules – San Jose Mercury News

California air board to vote on landmark electric-car rules
San Jose Mercury News
By Paul Rogers In a move that could reshape the American automobile industry, California regulators Thursday are expected to approve sweeping new rules requiring that 15 percent of new cars sold in California by 2025 run on electricity,
Speaking Out for Clean CarsHuffington Post (blog)
California Must Continue Leading the Country on Clean CarsFox and Hounds Daily

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New US Car Plants Signal Renewal for Manufacturing – Wall Street Journal


Wall Street Journal
New US Car Plants Signal Renewal for Manufacturing
Wall Street Journal
But helped by favorable foreign exchange rates, and an ample supply of affordable labor, the US has emerged as aa surprisingly competitive producer of cars and trucks, and a favored location for making vehicles to be exported to markets around the
US Automakers Seen Losing Market Share Amid 2012 Growth: CarsBusinessWeek

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Ford unveils 2013 Ford Fusion – CBS News


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Ford unveils 2013 Ford Fusion
CBS News
NASCAR officials worked with representatives of its four auto manufacturers to try to make the Sprint Cup car more closely resemble each manufacturer's production cars. Ford's Fusion was a joint project between the Ford Design Center and Ford Racing.
New Ford Fusion NASCAR car looks greatESPN (blog)
Ford Puts New 2013 Fusion NASCAR Sprint Cup Car On The TrackMotor Authority
Ford puts brand identity back on trackDetroit Free Press
Yahoo! Sports –CNNMoney –FOXSports.com
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Storms pummel drought-stricken Texas, spawn several tornadoes, trap cars in … – Washington Post


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Storms pummel drought-stricken Texas, spawn several tornadoes, trap cars in
Washington Post
HOUSTON — Heavy rain and powerful winds that spawned several tornadoes have swept across Texas, forcing drivers to abandon cars on flooded roads but not dropping enough water to make up for the state's historic drought. Storms pounded Dallas and Fort
Severe storms drench Texas, spawning tornadoesDeseret News
Severe storms drench Texas, spawn tornadoesAtlanta Journal Constitution
The Worst of Wednesday's Wild Weather Has PassedMyFox Houston

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What Florida needs: Driverless cars – MiamiHerald.com


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What Florida needs: Driverless cars
MiamiHerald.com
By Fred Grimm Driverless cars are hardly a new concept on South Florida freeways, where the oblivious, drunk and distracted swerve in and out of lanes. If they're not kamikaze, they've got to be comatose. Companion bills now moving through both houses
Collision in the Making Between Self-Driving Cars and How the World WorksNew York Times
Google speeds toward a future with driverless carsChristian Science Monitor
How do you police cars that drive themselves?Police News
Sydney Morning Herald –Mashable –Torque News
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