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86 Improperly Serviced Recalled Non Chevy Volts Burn – 296,000 Non Chevy Volts Recalled A Second Time
Owners Warned To Park Vehicles Outside

After two house fires that burned Chevy Volts (found to not have originated in the Volt) and one crash tested Chevy Volt caught fire while in storage in a NHTSA lot, the fire safety of GM’s range extended hybrid car … Continue reading

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Can Aston Martin Afford Making Their Cars More Affordable?

If you’ve been pining for a hand crafted high performance British luxury car but the only thing standing in your way was the size of the monthly nut, Aston Martin has some good news for you. The exclusive Newport Pagnell … Continue reading

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Why Do People Drive Drunk? Well, For One, It’s Safer Than Walking Drunk

I was going to write a snarky post based on Steven Levitt’s Freakonomics argument that, over the same distance, it’s safer to drive drunk than to walk drunk until I saw a figure that gave me pause. We can easily … Continue reading

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Automotive Auld Lang Syne

Car and truck nameplates that disappeared from the US market in 2011: Ford Ranger Ford Crown Victoria Chevrolet HHR Dodge Dakota Mitsubishi Eclipse Mitsubishi Endeavor Honda Element Mazda RX8 Mazda Tribute Buick Lucerne Cadillac DTS Cadillac STS. Special mention should … Continue reading

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In Memory of Jim Rathmann, Dan Wheldon and Marco Simoncelli

One of the common end of the year wrap-ups that publishers and broadcasters like to do is a look at what notable people have died in the past year. I was going to discuss cars that have been discontinued but … Continue reading

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Congress Stops Ethanol Subsidies & Tariff on Brazilian Imports

Lost in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, Congress has quietly ended subsidies on ethanol fuel as well as ending a special import tariff on Brazilian ethanol. The ethanol subsidy paid fuel blenders 45 cents per gallon to … Continue reading

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R.I.P. SAAB

Click on the anaglyph stereo 3D image to launch a Flash player and view the entire gallery in 2D or your choice of S-3D formats. After 64 years of making cars and 9 months of a fruitless effort to find … Continue reading

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New Alfa Based Chrysler Compact to be Called “Dodge Dart”

Click on the anaglyph stereo 3D image to launch a Flash player and view the entire gallery of photos in 2D or your choice of S-3D formats. Chrysler today announced that the replacement for the compact Dodge Caliber will be … Continue reading

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“Thermal Events” In Chevy Volt Crash Testing Spur NHTSA Formal Investigation

Following a fire in a Chevy Volt battery pack that had been damaged in a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration crash test, NHTSA recently performed additional impact tests on Volt battery packs to simulate that incident. Two of the three … Continue reading

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Why Leave Your Car in the Garage? New Miami High Rise by Porsche Design Will Keep Your Car At Your Front Door

For those who like to be able to admire their automotive possessions even when they aren’t driving, the Porsche Design Group is working with a Miami developer on a high rise condominium development where you will park your car right … Continue reading

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