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Driven: 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Bluetec

Driven: 2009 Dodge Ram 2500 Heavy Duty Bluetec

On quiet residential streets, the 2009 Dodge Ram Heavy Duty is about as far from subtle as you can get. From the front it looks like a (slightly) scaled-down semi, its hoodline almost at average eye level; and in the week we had the Ram, we actually looked down on a Suburban that was just ahead of... read more

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2010 Suzuki SX4

Driven: Suzuki SX4t Turbo

Dealer-installed, official performance accessories not only help give you the exact car you want; they also drive profits at the local dealership—with sales commissions and... read more August 10, 2009 by  0


 
Gold Bugatti

Today's Heinous Car Pic: Goldfinger Ferrari 599

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. From what deranged mind comes the idea of painting a Ferrari 599 solid gold and then polishing it until it shines? The answer is... read more August 10, 2009 by  0


 
Tesla Roadster

Tesla Turns A Corner -- And A Profit

Tesla Motors -- the flashy electric automaker capable of evoking schadenfreude in even the most enthusiastic EV fan -- met two major milestones in July: the company sold a... read more August 10, 2009 by  6


 
2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS

The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV - A True SUV Bargain

Hyundai Santa Fe SEMPG Rating: 17 city/24 highway Price: starting at $22,295 after rebates Engine: 242 horsepower V6 engine There is a less expensive GLS version of the Santa... read more August 8, 2009 by  3


 
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Midsize Sedans Earn Low Ratings In Fender-Bender Tests

A couple of months ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted fender-bender tests on a handful of minicars and subcompacts. The results weren't encouraging... read more August 7, 2009 by  1


 
Clunkers

ALERT: $2B Cash-For-Clunkers Extension Passes Senate, Obama To Sign

Yesterday afternoon, the US Senate passed a $2 billion extension to the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program--better known as "Cash for Clunkers"--by a vote of 60 to... read more August 7, 2009 by  2


 
2010 Toyota Prius

U Haul Car-Sharing Adds Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid

U Haul has just reduced prices for its U Car Share car-sharing service, and added more fuel-efficient EPA SmartWay vehicles, the company reports. Vehicles being added to U... read more August 6, 2009 by  0


 
Mazda MX-5 Superlight concept, 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Superlight Mazda MX-5 Miata

A Superlight edition of the Mazda Miata--okay, fine, MX-5 roadster--will make its world debut at next month's Frankfurt auto show. Mazda's latest injection of PR and fun into... read more August 6, 2009 by  0


 
Badge on 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

12 Born-In-The-U.S.A. Fuel Sippers

Want American-made and fuel-efficient? A small car, too? You don't have many choices. Shoppers are valuing fuel efficiency more than before, especially now that they might be... read more August 6, 2009 by  6


 
2009 teaser shot of Buick crossover plug-in hybrid, a rebadged Saturn Vue quickly dubbed the 'Vuick'

GM Reveals New, Smaller 2011 Buick Crossover (Nee Saturn Vue)

General Motors announced today that Buick will launch a five-passenger crossover next year, with a plug-in hybrid version to follow in 2011. And it looks to us like the... read more August 6, 2009 by  4


 
2009 Cadillac Escalade

Cadillac Car Insurance: Choosing the Correct Coverage

The Cadillac Escalade and the Cadillac Escalade ESV are two of the nations most stolen vehicles. Add the Cadillacs status as a luxury car, cost and popularity, and youre... read more August 5, 2009 by  10


 
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Small Cars In Short Supply Due To Cash-For-Clunkers Boom

Plan to swoop in and get the deal of the decade at the local lot by taking a new car off their hands? Sorry, but it looks like you might have missed your opportunity for some... read more August 5, 2009 by  0


 
Mazda Roadster 20th anniversary edition

Mazda Miata Makes 20 (Again), Issues Special Edition Model

Back in February at the Chicago Auto Show, Mazda displayed a candy-colored array of Mazda Miatas (known elsewhere in the world as the MX-5 or the Roadster) to celebrate the... read more August 3, 2009 by  0


 
2009 mitsubishi lancer ralliart motorauthority 007

Buying a Car? Check With Your Bank!

I've been shopping for a new or a slightly used car lately, because I need one. I've been to dealerships, and I've also been to my bank to see where I can get the best deal... read more July 31, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Chrysler PT Cruiser Saved, Fan Pleased

Interesting news from Chrysler today: apparently, the much-maligned, decidedly unsafe, recently shelved PT Cruiser isn't headed for the graveyard just yet. The update comes... read more July 31, 2009 by  6


 
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