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March 17, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Audi A3 Sedan: First Drive

From the driver's seat of the 2015 Audi A3, it's easy to play favorites. This new most affordable sedan in the Audi lineup has the best in-car interface—and perhaps the best combination of connectivity and clean-interface information management—of all the premium compact sedans.

Subprime Set: Top Ten Cars Bought By Those With Low Credit Scores

You’ve likely all seen the late-night TV ads from used-car lots—pushing loans for which they say anyone with a job can qualify.

British Car Fan Launches PlateWave App To Help You Find Dates Using License Plates

Marc Ackerley is either extremely vain, extremely delusional, or an extreme genius. Possibly all three.

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG - Image via RM Auctions

1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL AMG - Image via RM Auctions

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From Motor Authority:

One Of Eleven AMG-Modded Mercedes-Benz 300SLs Up For Sale

Mercedes-Benz’s in-house tuner AMG was only established in 1967 but the company has built a handful of original 300SLs in the past, including this 1954 gullwing. As the story goes, Brunei’s car crazy Sultan asked AMG if it could it take an original 300SL gullwing coupe and 300SL roadster and fit them both with modern internals.

Local Motors Plans To 3D Print A Car

Steel stamping and production lines? That's so last-year--what you really want is a 3D printed car. The concept is nothing new, but finding a printer big enough to deal with car panels isn't an easy tax.

2015 Ford Falcon Spy Shots

Ford’s final Falcon has been spotted testing in Australia ahead of its market launch in November. Ford has confirmed it is ending production in Australia in late 2016, and with no replacement models planned it means the local Falcon sedan and its Territory SUV derivative will be retired within the next two to three years.

The New Fisker Automotive

The New Fisker Automotive

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From Green Car Reports:

Owners Of 'New Fisker' Offer Selective Electric-Car History

Ten days ago, a website appeared from Wanxiang America, the new owners of Fisker Automotive, under the title of "The New Fisker." The site included a comprehensive timeline of the formerly bankrupt company's past, warts and all.

Half Of All Cars Banned From Paris Roads Over Smog; Electric Cars Exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997. The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even license plates today and tomorrow in an effort to reduce the output of polluting particles in the air, following a run of warm, windless days that have trapped pollution in the city.

As Gas Mileage Rises, Energy To Make Cars Gets More Important

As vehicles all over the world slowly get more fuel-efficient, the energy required to make them--and their thousands of parts--is coming to represent a higher proportion of their lifetime energy footprint.

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