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Archive: September 2009

 
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Automakers: More Ethanol In Gas Might Lead To More Problems

Fill up at almost any pump today and you're likely to see a reminder that what you think of as gasoline can contain up to 10 percent ethanol. The effect of that much ethanol on your car is relatively benign; it's been allowed since 1978 and over more than three decades the ethanol, mostly sourced...

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2010 Nissan Murano

Preview: 2010 Nissan Murano

September 30, 2009
2008 Honda Accord Sdn LX-P

To Carfax or Not

September 30, 2009
 
Saturn Logo

BREAKING: RIP Saturn? Penske Walks Away After Failing to Find Cars

General Motors will shut down the Saturn brand after Penske Automotive ended negotiations on an agreement to buy the brand and dealer network. Penske was unable to find any... read more September 30, 2009 by  16


 
2010 Nissan Altima Coupe and Sedan

Preview: 2010 Nissan Altima

What is it?: Nissan's sporty mid-size coupe and sedan The basics: A choice of four- and six-cylinder engines or hybrid drive means this is one flexible car. Price... read more September 30, 2009 by  1


 
From National Geographic's ULTIMATE FACTORIES tour of the Lamborghini facility

National Geographic Tours Camaro, Lambo, Porsche Factories

Sure, it's a lot of fun driving cars, but for some people, that's not enough. Some people need to know how they're made. Those people (including us) should get a real kick... read more September 30, 2009 by  0


 
Deer  --  flickr user donjd2

Deer Season, Deer Danger: Stay Safe With These Tips

It's deer season. Whether or not you knew that, or even care, you should consider that this is the time of the year when—as the weather changes, hunters are chasing... read more September 30, 2009 by  16


 
2009 Honda Skydeck Concept

Honda Skydeck Concept Coming To Tokyo Motor Show

Hybrids are becoming increasingly common in compact and mid-size sedans, and even in some SUVs, but so far, hybrid minivans haven't caught on. Honda may be hoping to change... read more September 30, 2009 by  1


 
Texting while driving, by Flickr user ericathompson

Transportation Summit Aims To Curb Distracted Driving

At a meeting on auto safety organized by the U.S. Transportation Department, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood this morning reported on the dangers of distracted driving... read more September 30, 2009 by  2


 
GM on eBay

General Motors, eBay Call It Quits

Somebody smarter than us once said, "Better to have tried and lost than to have never tried at all". (Or something to that effect.) That "oh well, we gave it a shot"... read more September 30, 2009 by  1


 
Mazda Miata from 20th anniversary celebrations in Japan

Mazda Miata Makes 20 (Yet Again)

We've mentioned before that the Mazda Miata (aka the Roadster or the MX-5) is celebrating its 20th birthday. In fact, we may have mentioned it a couple of times. But since... read more September 30, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Honest-To-Goodness 40-MPG Mid-Sizer

While Toyota and Honda have laid claim on most of the lofty fuel economy figures in the 40-mpg and above range in recent years, Ford now has serious bragging rights in its... read more September 30, 2009 by  0


 
2003 Jaguar RD6 Concept

Report: Jaguar Working On Five-Door Coupe

Jaguar's transfer to new ownership last year had many, from customers to dealers to industry analysts, worried about what might come of it. But Tata Motors' ownership has so... read more September 29, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Buick Enclave CX

Top 3 Best Used SUVs With Third Row Seats

When looking for a used SUV with third-row seats, there's the best and then there's the rest. Of course, what constitutes the best is in the mind of the beholder and very... read more September 29, 2009 by  0


 
Toyota Camry floormats and carpeting

BREAKING: Toyota Recall Affects 3.8M Prius, Lexus Cars

The Federal Department of Transportation has issued an "urgent" warning to owners of several Toyota and Lexus models, strongly advising them to remove the floor mats on the... read more September 29, 2009 by  26


 
2009 Subaru Tribeca

Preview: 2010 Subaru Tribeca

What is it?: Subaru's largest vehicle The basics: A 7-passenger SUV with Subaru's six-cylinder Boxer engine Pricing: $30,495 and up On sale: Arriving at dealerships "soon" As... read more September 29, 2009 by  0


 
Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson

Prius Owners Beware: CA Carpool Lane Stickers Expire In 2011

No, it's not just because there are too many hybrids in the carpool lane. New hybrid owners have already been denied those coveted yellow carpool stickers for some time but... read more September 29, 2009 by  2


 

Mazda Updates Kiyora Concept For Dwindling Tokyo Motor Show

Hyundai is the latest carmaker to bail on the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show, but it's far from the first, raising concerns over the show's future. Mazda is undeterred, however, today... read more September 29, 2009 by  1


 
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