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Groupon, 2012 Scion iQ, Chevy Cruze Diesel, Porsche, Bumblebee: This Week In Reverse

Groupon, 2012 Scion iQ, Chevy Cruze Diesel, Porsche, Bumblebee: This Week In Reverse

Can't afford to buy a Transformers Edition Chevrolet Camaro? Then the Transformers Edition Cruze is just right for you. [TheCarConnection] If you want a see-through car, purchase the 1939 Pontiac Deluxe 'Ghost Car.' [MotorAuthority] Think Groupon would work for cars? Think again. [SocialCarNews]... read more

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2012 Ford Focus Electric

Study Finds Car Buyers More Interested In Gas Savings Than Green

While it may be a blow to those seeking to flood the highways with hybrid and electric vehicles, the view from the street is that fuel-cost savings is more of an inducement... read more April 30, 2011 by  0

2011 Jeep Wrangler

Diesel Jeep Wranglers En Route To U.S.?

If you're a fan of four-wheel drive and off-roading, you've probably longed for a diesel Land Rover Defender at some point. They're out there, but they're expensive, and... read more March 3, 2011 by  4

Ram 1500 hybrid transmission diagram, image via

Rumor: Ram Planning Diesel Hybrid 1500 Pickup

In the world of pickups, torque is king. Electric-drive systems aren't typically thought of as towing powerhouses, due primarily to their mass-market application thus far in... read more December 7, 2010 by  0

2011 Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-Cell battery electric vehicle (Europe only)

Nearly Half Of America Interested In Alt Fuel Vehicles, 71% Don't Know What They're Looking For

If you're an American, odds are pretty good that your car runs on gasoline. The chance that your next car will be gas-powered, however, isn't such a sure thing. According to... read more October 8, 2010 by  0

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Volkswagen Jetta TDI: Feds Look Into Potential Stalling Issue

Experienced any unexpected stalling in a late-model Jetta TDI? You might have information that's useful to Volkswagen, or to the federal government's National Highway Traffic... read more August 30, 2010 by  2

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lineup

Mercedes Delivers 1.5 Million E-Class Models

As the seventh generation of Mercedes-Benz's venerable mid-size, mid-luxury sedan winds down, the firm is proud to announce that it's produced 1.5 million units of the... read more December 19, 2008 by  0

2009 Dodge Ram

Dodge Sticking with Small Diesel for New Ram

This quote from makes my oil-burning heart beat just a little bit faster: "Slow truck sales, the fact that diesel fuel still costs more than gasoline, and... read more December 18, 2008 by  3

2009 Ford Flex

Finalists Announced: N. American Car and Truck of the Year

Today at Cobo Center, the six finalists for North American Car and Truck of the Year were unveiled. A panel of automotive journalists from the United States and Canada... read more December 18, 2008 by  4

diesel exhaust pipe

California Adopts Tough New Diesel Emissions Regs

Bad news for trucking companies in the Golden State: On Friday, California adopted the toughest diesel emissions regulations for trucks in the United States. Some fear that... read more December 15, 2008 by  1

Cadillac CTS 2.9-liter turbodiesel V-6

Speaking of Great Cadillac Engines...

If you followed my trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles, just completed in an old Mercedes-Benz diesel running on veggie oil, you know I'm a fan of the diesel engine. And since I... read more December 12, 2008 by  0

diesel fried chicken

Veggie Across America: The Point

Our fuel came from restaurants. We took what was destined for the trash bin and turned it into fuel to drive across the country in an old diesel Benz. We didn't have to... read more December 11, 2008 by  1

old US 80

Veggie Across America: LA Arrival

We made it! Thanks to the Majestic Diner, refuel biodiesel, mechanic Dan Halfhill and his wife Sabine, my flexible boss Marty Padgett, and a rock-solid reliable 1982... read more December 11, 2008 by  1

2009 Acura TSX

Honda Delaying Diesels for U.S.?

We've reported before that the diesel-powered Acura TSX has been "delayed indefinitely," but now the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Honda's diesels are on the back... read more December 11, 2008 by  4

Edmund Pettus Bridge

Veggie Across America: Driving Old US 80 and Tracing History

Our journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles has not been without its share of frustrations and setbacks. Thus far we've encountered breakdowns, a treacherous snowstorm out of... read more December 10, 2008 by  0

the coop #1

Veggie Across America: Food from the Heartland

Hugh and I were determined not to eat a steady diet of fast food, trail mix, and protein bars from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Currently in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we have... read more December 10, 2008 by  0


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