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2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: Lexus Teases New Compact

That new small Lexus hatchback that's been rumored for months has now been confirmed by Toyota itself, with the release of this sketch. Toyota plans to show the new compact luxury car at next month's 2009 Frankfurt auto show. The latest round of speculation may throw cold water on Lexus fans in the... read more

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Ford Focuses On The Focus To Meet Clunker Trade-In Boom

The Ford Focus has been extremely popular with Cash-for-Clunkers buyers. With an MSRP starting just above $15,000 and an EPA-rated fuel economy of 24/33 mpg -- not to mention... read more August 13, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Dodge Viper

Future Dodge Viper Might Get Ferrari-based V-10

Chrysler last year tried to sell its Viper sports car—production facilities, tooling, and all—and failed. But the Viper isn't dead yet. If the rumors are right, the Viper... read more August 10, 2009 by 4


 
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2009 Frankfurt Auto Show: BMW's Green Four-Door Coupe

  BMW's plans for the Frankfurt Auto Show are coming into clearer focus this week as prior reports of a green-themed Coupe have been shucked aside by the company's PR folks... read more August 10, 2009 by 1


 
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


 
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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


 

 
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