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Automakers Kill Ads Critical Of New Fuel Economy Standards

Automakers Kill Ads Critical Of New Fuel Economy Standards

A trade association representing both domestic and foreign automakers has cancelled a two-week radio ad campaign critical of the Obama administration’s proposed fuel economy requirements for 2017 – 2025. The radio spots, funded by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers (AAM), were to... read more

July 21, 2011 by  - 1
 
2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid

Start Stop Technology Likely Coming To Your Next Car

Most of us who grew up driving four-cylinder, carbureted economy cars are familiar with start-stop technology. Thirty years ago, it wasn’t a selling point, but rather... read more June 30, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Hennessey Venom GT

Gas Mileage, Summer Driving Tips, Top Gear USA: Today's Car News

Shopping for tires is becoming more difficult, even for automakers. [TheCarConnection] Both the White House and the Feds are pushing for a 56.2-mpg fuel economy standard by... read more June 28, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Toyota Prius

Report: Gas Prices Down, As Are Prices On Small Cars, Hybrids

Oh, what a short memory vehicle shoppers seem to have with respect to high gas prices. While national-average pump prices surged into May, to a national average peak of about... read more June 14, 2011 by  1


 
U.S.-spec 2012 Fiat 500c

Report: In Small Cars And EVs, Smaller Tires Could Save Fuel

With signs that minicars might finally be taking off in the U.S.—signaled by the arrival of models like the Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, Scion iQ, and a host of potential... read more June 8, 2011 by  1


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011

2012 Honda Civic Ultimate Guide: Reviews, Gas Mileage, Videos

While the launch of the all-new 2012 Honda Civic was slowed somewhat by the after-effects of the Feburary earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 2012 model cars are now in... read more June 8, 2011 by  1


 
Dan Akerson, GM CEO as of September 1, 2010

Blunt-Talking GM CEO Akerson Calls For Higher Gas Taxes

When GM CEO Dan Akerson told the Detroit News last week that the federal gas tax on vehicles should be raised as much as $1 per gallon to encourage consumers to buy more... read more June 7, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Smart Fortwo Passion Coupe

2011 Smart Fortwo: Driven

"Wow. Can't believe you fit into that thing." That's the first thing we heard over and over again during a recent week with the 2011 Smart Fortwo. And the well-designed cabin... read more June 7, 2011 by  4


 
2011 Ford Explorer

Underinflated Tires Can Cost You: Do Your PART

Planning to head out soon for a summer vacation or a quick weekend getaway? Before you do, make sure you do something even more important than packing your bags. Do your PART... read more June 6, 2011 by  0


 
2011 MINI Countryman

2011 MINI Countryman: Safe, Sporty, Fun-To-Drive Four-Seater

Who doesn’t love a MINI? Ever since the diminutive MINI came out, eager customers have been snapping them up. MINI’s latest new model, the 2011 MINI Countryman, a... read more June 2, 2011 by  0


 
2000 Chevrolet Metro Coupe

Three-Cylinder Cars: Always The Odd Ones Out?

Three-cylinder engines have been used in quite a few performance motorcycles—including legendary collectibles like the Triumph Trident and BSA Rocket 3—but among... read more June 2, 2011 by  9


 
Euro-spec 2011 Ford Fiesta on New York City side street

Three-Cylinder Ford EcoBoost Engine Coming To U.S. Lineup

The original Model T that helped elevate Ford Motor Co. [NYSE: F] among the world's top automakers might have had a four-cylinder engine under the hood, but the automaker has... read more June 2, 2011 by  6


 
2011 Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Angular Front Exterior View

2012 Ram 1500 V-6 Will Get More Power, Better MPG

No more wheezy V-6 in the Ram: Later this year, Chrysler will replace the base 3.7-liter V-6 in the base 2012 Ram 1500 full-size truck with a version of its new 3.6-liter... read more May 31, 2011 by  1


 
2011 Buick Enclave

The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins... read more May 28, 2011 by  0


 
2011 Honda Odyssey Touring

Ten Gas-Saving Tips That Could Save You Big At The Pump

With summer travel on our minds, Americans are naturally concerned whether that family car trip is going to be cost-prohibitive in gasoline expense. Buying a fuel-efficient... read more May 27, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid

IIHS: High-MPG Small Cars Much Improved In Safety

All the talk likening small cars to sardine cans can finally be retired. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has released new crash-test results and ratings for... read more May 25, 2011 by  3


 
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