Archive for November 16th, 2012

Driven: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander surprises with off-road credibility – Examiner.com

Driven: 2013 Mitsubishi Outlander surprises with off-road credibility
Examiner.com
Though the GT moniker suggests a performance oriented drive, the handling in the mountains was definitely more SUV than sports car, offering up significant body roll and tire scrub. One area where the Outlander GT really impressed us was an area we had

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Tesla Model S Officially Reviewed Video – Automotive Discovery

Tesla Model S Officially Reviewed Video
Automotive Discovery
Consumer Reports has jumped into the fray of critics who want to put the Tesla Model S through the wringer to see just how great it really is. For anyone that's ever dreamed of driving their computer, this car gives them the full experience and

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Antitrust regulators complete review of Hertz’s $2.3B purchase of competitor … – Greenfield Daily Reporter


New York Times
Antitrust regulators complete review of Hertz's $2.3B purchase of competitor
Greenfield Daily Reporter
NEW YORK — Antitrust regulators on Thursday cleared Hertz Global Holdings Inc.'s proposed purchase of competing rental car company Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group Inc. The Federal Trade Commission is requiring Hertz it to sell its Advantage Rent a Car
Hertz's Long Pursuit of Dollar Thrifty Wins FTC ApprovalBusinessweek
Hertz Obtains FTC Clearance For Dollar Thrifty AcquisitionPR Newswire (press release)

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Automobiles drag on US retail sales – Oman Daily Observer


Oman Daily Observer
Automobiles drag on US retail sales
Oman Daily Observer
WASHINGTON — US retail sales fell in October for the first time in three months as superstorm Sandy slammed the brakes on automobile purchases, suggesting spending lost momentum early in the fourth quarter. Other data showed wholesale prices falling
Retail spending cools in OctoberBizjournals.com
Hurricane Sandy, fiscal cliff impact October retail salesRetail Customer Experience
Hurricane Sandy damaged U.S. auto retail sales in OctoberINAUTONEWS
Financial Times
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Canada September Factory Sales Rise on Planes and Metals – Bloomberg

Canada September Factory Sales Rise on Planes and Metals
Bloomberg
By Greg Quinn – 2012-11-15T16:45:58Z. Canadian factory sales rose a second month in September on aerospace gains while most other industries, including automobiles, declined. Sales climbed 0.4 percent to C$49.8 billion ($49.7 billion), Statistics

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New twist for annual car show – KSAT San Antonio

New twist for annual car show
KSAT San Antonio
Several vintage automobiles and military vehicles are also on display. “We have 30 different franchises and we have 62 different dealers that are participating in this, so we have a wide range of vehicles and manufacturers represented here,” said San

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Review: ‘Becky’s New Car’ revs engine in BIG ARTS encore – Marconews

Review: 'Becky's New Car' revs engine in BIG ARTS encore
Marconews
Becky (Lauren Drexler) has unconsciously had it with her old job and her old life, when opportunity walks in, with a hefty wallet, in "Becky's New Car." "Becky's New Car" runs Dec. 2-17 at Theatre Conspiracy in Fort Myers. When a wealthy widower walks

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New Cars With The Highest Theft Rates – Forbes

New Cars With The Highest Theft Rates
Forbes
Ironically, your car might actually be less of a target if your tastes and budget run large, as NHTSA's data shows thieves have become more practical in their vehicular tastes. While 2009's most-stolen newcar list (based on the number of thefts

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ACEA: EMU New Car Registrations -8.5% Y/Y In Oct; Sep -18.5% – MNI News


Business Recorder (blog)
ACEA: EMU New Car Registrations -8.5% Y/Y In Oct; Sep -18.5%
MNI News
ACEA has already forecast that total new car registrations will fall to about 12 million this year, the worst total since 1995. Overcapacity averages about 25-30% at European factories, forcing major restructuring at many European carmakers, with no
European New Car Sales Continue To Shrink In October: ACEARTT News
New car sales fall 4.8pc in EU in OctoberBusiness Recorder (blog)
European car market shrinkage slows in OctoberEconomic Times
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The Atacama Solar Challenge In Chile Brings Cars Powered By The Sun To The … – Huffington Post


Kansas City Star
The Atacama Solar Challenge In Chile Brings Cars Powered By The Sun To The
Huffington Post
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — The second annual Solar Challenge has begun in Chile's Atacama desert, where 15 solar-powered cars rolled out of an old salt mine Thursday. The solar-powered prototypes will travel more than 800 miles (1,300 kilometers)
Cars powered by sun race through Chile's desertNBCNews.com (blog)

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