Archive for December 6th, 2013

Gran Turismo 6 is beautiful but boring car porn (review) – VentureBeat


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Gran Turismo 6 is beautiful but boring car porn (review)
VentureBeat
My first time on the track was a disaster. I hit the wall three times. I spent more time off the track than on it. I even wound up driving the wrong way at one point. My lack of digital driving skills is without question. Yet, here I am reviewing Gran
Gran Turismo 6 (2013) CAR reviewCAR Magazine
Gran Turismo 6 reviewEurogamer.net

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New-Car Fuel Economy Has Risen 23% Since 2007 – The Car Connection

NewCar Fuel Economy Has Risen 23% Since 2007
The Car Connection
Six years and one month later, researchers Michael Sivak and Brandon Schoettle are happy to report that average newcar fuel economy has risen 23 percent, to 24.8 mpg. As you'll see from the graph above, that progress hasn't been entirely straightforward.

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More than half of new-car shoppers would consider CPO, study says – Automotive News

More than half of newcar shoppers would consider CPO, study says
Automotive News
More than half of newcar shoppers are willing to consider buying a certified pre-owned vehicle, up from 43 percent a year ago, an AutoTrader.com study released today says. Moreover, the 55 percent of newcar shoppers who would think about buying a 
New AutoTrader.com Study Shows Key Changes In Shoppers' Familiarity PR Newswire (press release)

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Court panel appears skeptical of LA ban on homeless living in cars – Los Angeles Times

Court panel appears skeptical of LA ban on homeless living in cars
Los Angeles Times
A federal appeals court on Thursday appeared to be leaning toward striking down a Los Angeles city ban on homeless people living in their cars or recreational vehicles on public streets and in parking lots. "It's very hard to figure out what you're

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Nelson Mandela was ‘a real fanatic’ for cars – USA TODAY

Nelson Mandela was 'a real fanatic' for cars
USA TODAY
As the world mourns the passing of Nelson Mandela, his human side as well as his accomplishments are being celebrated. And when it comes to his joys in life, one of them turns out to be an appreciation for cars. Especially in his early days as a lawyer

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Law enforcement warns drivers to not leave cars running unattended – KSHB


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Law enforcement warns drivers to not leave cars running unattended
KSHB
As the temperatures drop local police are issuing an important warning to drivers: once you start your car, don't leave it unattended. Area police said car thefts are on the rise across the metro. “It can happen in a matter of seconds,” Lieutenant JP

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Cops: Barrington woman, 51, crashes into cars while high on heroin in Chicago – Chicago Tribune

Cops: Barrington woman, 51, crashes into cars while high on heroin in Chicago
Chicago Tribune
A Barrington woman who pleaded guilty to hosting an underage drinking party at her home in 2011 is facing new charges after she crashed an SUV on the Near West Side while high on heroin and carrying 16 foil packets of the drug, Chicago police said.
Cops: Woman, 51, who hit 3 parked cars in West Loop was highABC7Chicago.com
Police: Barrington woman who hit three parked cars was high while drivingBarrington Courier-Review

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Electric Cars: Are They Worth The Price? – CBS Local

Electric Cars: Are They Worth The Price?
CBS Local
Fact is, for most of us, the world of electric cars is like a foreign language, but there's nothing foreign about this. “Right now, I think I'm getting like 600 miles a gallon,” says Perry Kravec. When Kravec opens his garage door, his Chevy Volt looks

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