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Archive: September 2011

 
2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

2012 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep vehicles equipped with the Pentastar 3.6-liter engine over concerns about debris in the engine block. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential...

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2012 Ram with RamBox option. Image: Chrysler Group LLC

Ram Expands RamBox Lineup, Lowers Pricing

For years, one tradeoff of owning a pickup was the lack of a locking trunk. If you needed to keep a laptop or camera bag out of sight and secure, your options were limited... read more September 30, 2011 by 0


 
2011 Nissan Murano

2012 Murano and Murano CrossCabriolet Pricing Announced

We have good news and bad news. The good news is that Nissan has just announced pricing for the 2012 edition of the popular Murano crossover. The bad news is that the... read more September 30, 2011 by 1


 
2011 Toyota Tacoma TRD T/X Baja Series Concept

2012 Tacoma TRD T|X Baja Series Gets A Preview In Texas

Just one day after Ford launched its 2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, Toyota has rolled out a limited-edition pickup of its own: the Tacoma Toyota Racing Development (TRD) T|X... read more September 30, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

F-150 Raptor Gets Upgrades, BMW 5-Series Hybrid, Tesla: Car News Headlines

Hyundai is working on a 10-speed automatic and is bringing a rally-ready Veloster to SEMA. A camera-based collision detection system debuts on the 2012 GMC Terrain, and GM... read more September 30, 2011 by 0


 
Ford Drive One Ad

Congressman Questions Ford Over Bailout Ad

Ford, it seems, can’t catch a break these days. First, the automaker drew flak for running an unscripted “press conference” ad, featuring an F-150 owner who... read more September 30, 2011 by 0


 
VPG MV-1

2011 VPG MV-1 Has Wheelchair Users In Mind

With all due respect to Janis Joplin, freedom is not just another word for nothing else to lose. For America’s 14 million adults using wheelchairs and scooters, freedom... read more September 29, 2011 by 4


 
The 2012 GMC Terrain SLT. Image: © GM Corp.

2012 GMC Terrain Compact Crossover Debuts Single-Camera Collision Alert System

Families opting for safety technologies that can help prevent front collisions and lane departure warnings often have to pay thousands of dollars for them, either as two... read more September 29, 2011 by 0


 
The 2012 GMC Terrain SLT. Image: © GM Corp.

2012 GMC Terrain Debuts Camera-Based Collision Alert

While radar-based collision detection systems aren’t new, General Motors is the first automaker to debut a simpler, more economical camera-based system. The camera will... read more September 29, 2011 by 0


 
GM and Takata's front center air bag. Image: © GM Corp.

General Motors Leads With Industry-First Front Center Airbag

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze has 10 standard airbags and that was an industry first for a compact car. Today, General Motors adds another industry first, announcing it will... read more September 29, 2011 by 2


 
GM and Takata's front center air bag. Image: © GM Corp.

GM Pioneers The Front Center Air Bag

General Motors will launch an industry-first center air bag in 2013 Buick Enclave, GMC Acadia and Chevy Traverse midsize crossovers. The airbag will be standard on the Buick... read more September 29, 2011 by 4


 
2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Gets Even More Capable Off-Road

When it comes to full size pickups that will take you to the middle of nowhere at alarmingly high speeds, Ford’s highly successful F-150 SVT Raptor is in a class by... read more September 29, 2011 by 0


 
2012 Hyundai Equus

Hyundai Ups The Ante, Announces Ten-Speed Automatic Transmission

For the 2012 model year, Hyundai is launching an eight-speed automatic transmission in its Genesis and Equus luxury sedans. The transmission, developed by Hyundai in-house... read more September 29, 2011 by 4


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

California Mandates Red Warning Stickers For Salvage Cars

Hard on the heels of our warning about scams involving flood-damaged vehicles, well, flooding the market, lawmakers in California have mandated that, come next July, all... read more September 28, 2011 by 1


 
2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

Consumers: Now You Can Track Production Status Of Your New Chrysler Vehicle

Sitting around the dinner table and wondering out loud when your new Chrysler family car, say, your 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, is going to be in just got a lot easier with the... read more September 28, 2011 by 0


 
Eye Chart. Image: Flickr user GoRun26

In New York, Eye Exams No Longer Required For License Renewal

For most of us, the process of renewing a driver’s license involves paying a fee, signing some forms, getting a new (but equally bad) photo taken, and passing a... read more September 28, 2011 by 7


 

 
 

 
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