Archive for October 26th, 2012

New Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 Autobiography – AutoExpress

New Range Rover 3.0 TDV6 Autobiography
AutoExpress
An automotive icon improved. The new Range Rover does the luxury thing better than many more expensive luxury cars, with off-road ability that's the best bar none. It's not quite perfect – access and space in the back isn't fantastic and we're not fans

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Automotive sector review provides downbeat outlook – Fleet News Online


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Automotive sector review provides downbeat outlook
Fleet News Online
The latest quarterly review of the European automotive sectors finds little to be positive about in the UK. Published by White Clarke Automotive Solutions and the University of Buckingham, and subtitled When will Sustainable Economic Recovery Really

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Forza Horizon: Forza Motorsport 4 with Broader Appeal [Video Game Review] – Car and Driver (blog)


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Forza Horizon: Forza Motorsport 4 with Broader Appeal [Video Game Review]
Car and Driver (blog)
The Forza Motorsport franchise is one of the go-to options for enthusiasts looking for some realistic, frisky couch action that doesn't involve another person, but the simulator's makers have rolled out a totally new variant called Forza Horizon that
Forza Horizon reviewGamedot.

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Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney – The Hill (blog)


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Detroit paper thanks Obama for auto bailout, endorses Romney
The Hill (blog)
In an editorial published Thursday, the paper said it was not an easy decision to endorse Romney over Obama considering the loans that were given to General Motors and Chrysler in 2008 and 2009. But the newspaper said the former Massachusetts
When Did China Become the Enemy?Highbrow Magazine

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Environmentalists Worried Over Increased Production of Autos – Voice of America

Environmentalists Worried Over Increased Production of Autos
Voice of America
The production of passenger vehicles around the world reached an all-time high this year: 80 million new cars and light trucks, according to a study by the Worldwatch Institute in Washington. The new production record is heightening concerns among

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Michael Smallegan: Planes, brains and automobiles – Michigan Daily

Michael Smallegan: Planes, brains and automobiles
Michigan Daily
Our brains evolved to survive, not to thrive. At least they didn't evolve to thrive in college, and if you get stuck in a dinner party discussion with an anthropologist you'll likely hear why. For 99 percent of our hominid past, we've been living in

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Atlas Financial agrees to buy Gateway Insurance – Insurance Business Review

Atlas Financial agrees to buy Gateway Insurance
Insurance Business Review
Established in 1946, Gateway offers automobiles insurance products in 46 states including the District of Columbia and currently underwrites approximately $10m of annual taxi and limousine net written premiums. Sandler O'Neill + Partners provided

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Forecast: October New-Car Sales Expected to Rise Almost 12% – Wall Street Journal (blog)


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Forecast: October NewCar Sales Expected to Rise Almost 12%
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Sales of new cars in the U.S. for October are expected to total 1.1 million units, up nearly 12% from the same period a year ago The October estimate brings the seasonally adjusted annualized rate, or SAAR to 14.9 million new cars, compared with 13.3
October 2012 New Car Sales Expected to Be Up Nearly 12 Percent According to Sacramento Bee
October New Car Sales Forecast Rises to Five-Year High (GM, F, TM, HMC)24/7 Wall St.
October 2012 Car Sales Still Pacing WellSiriusBuzz.com

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Plan in the works to extend, upgrade O’Hare trains – Chicago Tribune


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Plan in the works to extend, upgrade O'Hare trains
Chicago Tribune
The light rail transit system serving O'Hare International Airport will be extended north to a new car rental facility slated for completion by 2016, the city's top aviation officials said. The people mover trains at O'Hare International Airport will
O'Hare to extend its people mover 2000 feet to rental-car campusChicago Sun-Times

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Electric-car maker Tesla bucks traditional dealership network – Los Angeles Times


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Electric-car maker Tesla bucks traditional dealership network
Los Angeles Times
The nation's roughly 18,000 new-car dealers got a cut of every one of the 12.8 million new cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year, from the biggest domestic sport-utility vehicle to the tiniest Japanese import. It's an exclusive arrangement that

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