Archive for April 22nd, 2012

Kia’s hybrid sets new commuter standard – MarketWatch

Kia's hybrid sets new commuter standard
MarketWatch
My point is, if you're ponying up for a new car of this size/performance/price, the full-kit Optima is dispositive. It will make you happy. It will make you comfortable. Your butt will thank you. Honda and Acura trail-blazed the one-price, tech-package

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Gadgets can be dangerous in new cars – Fort Wayne Journal Gazette

Gadgets can be dangerous in new cars
Fort Wayne Journal Gazette
John Dore is the newcar sales manager at O'Daniel Ford Mitsubishi in New Haven. The MyFord Touch multimedia interface is going through a few growing pains. The system that includes voice-command controls is undergoing improvements with responsiveness,

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New vehicles come fully loaded with technology – The Detroit News

New vehicles come fully loaded with technology
The Detroit News
(Sam VarnHagen/Ford Motor Co.) New York— When was the last time you bought a new car or truck? If shoulder pads were fashionable, you're in for a surprise when you walk into a new car showroom. Even if it's been only five years since your new set of

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India’s new ‘Motor City’ rises from the dust – AFP


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India's new 'Motor City' rises from the dust
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Rising from the dust opposite fields of swaying wheat is a new global car-manufacturing hub, the sort of industrial project which politicians in India often talk about creating but have seldom delivered. Michael Boneham, an Australian who heads Ford in

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Five used cars for the open road – Philadelphia Inquirer

Five used cars for the open road
Philadelphia Inquirer
You're in the market for a second car. You already have a roomy passenger toter for major troop movements, so you don't need an expansive sedan, wagon, or crossover. Something that would carry a couple and their weekend needs would do.

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Johnson saves car after sliding out in Turns 1 and 2, qualifies 15th for … – Washington Post

Johnson saves car after sliding out in Turns 1 and 2, qualifies 15th for
Washington Post
The five-time champion got so lost in Turns 1 and 2 that he nearly put his car into the wall. He wound up straightening out along the back stretch but it cost him plenty of momentum, and he wound up qualifying 15th for the STP 400.

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Tech Test Drive: Electric cars have unique personalities but share coolness factor – Pioneer Press


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Tech Test Drive: Electric cars have unique personalities but share coolness factor
Pioneer Press
The Chevy Volt is among a number of electric cars that have burst into the US auto market in the past few years and – if you don't count the Tesla Roadster, an obscenely expensive sports car made available only to a privileged few – it's easily the
Victoria attorney goes electric with environmentally-friendly carVictoria Advocate

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Electric cars draw rave reviews, but practical use is years away – Pioneer Press

Electric cars draw rave reviews, but practical use is years away
Pioneer Press
By Julio Ojeda-Zapata When Maggie Koerth-Baker of Minneapolis test-drove a Nissan Leaf all-electric car recently, she felt like she was "on a rocketship to the moon." Flooring the electric sedan on a one-way Minneapolis roadway, she marveled at its

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Civic Hybrid Mileage Plaintiff’s Past Cars Presented As Evidence in Small … – MotorTrend Magazine


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Civic Hybrid Mileage Plaintiff's Past Cars Presented As Evidence in Small
MotorTrend Magazine
She also had the audacity in the course of questioning to call her Civic Hybrid “the least attractive, least sporty car I've ever purchased,” in front of Judge Dudley Gray and Honda's attorneys. The hearing is scheduled to re-convene this coming

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Car Flips onto Sidewalk Near Bryant… – NBC New York


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Car Flips onto Sidewalk Near Bryant…
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By NBCNewYork Three cars were involved in the accident on the north side of 42nd Street at 6th Avenue Saturday night. Nine people were injured, three critically, when a car flipped onto a sidewalk near Bryant Park. Three cars were involved in the
Times Square chaos: Cars flips onto roof on sidewalks and injures a dozen Daily Mail

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