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Frugal Shopper: Pricey Parts Can Push Ownership Costs Upward

Frugal Shopper: Pricey Parts Can Push Ownership Costs Upward

The Yugo sure doesn't have a reputation for reliability or durability. But they sure are cheap to repair. Meanwhile, for several Mercedes-Benz AMG models, the cost of parts alone for routine maintenance could leave a much larger hole in your wallet than you might anticipate—even if can afford the... read more

March 26, 2010 by  - 1
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Mercedes-Benz ESF Safety Car: More, Better, Smarter Airbags!

Last summer we wrote briefly about the Mercedes-Benz ESF-2009 experimental safety concept vehicle, including its remarkable under-car airbag, which deploys only during a... read more March 5, 2010 by  1

2010 Toyota Prius

Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the... read more February 26, 2010 by  22

2010 Subaru Outback

Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and... read more February 24, 2010 by  1

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Video: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG German Ad Hints At U.S. Spot?

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will not be a high-volume model. With a fairly limited production run and an expected pricetag north of $250,000, only a few hundred will even... read more January 26, 2010 by  0

Mercedes-Benz SLK Grand Edition and SL Night Edition

Mercedes Developing 'Auto-Swerve' For Pedestrian Safety

Mercedes-Benz is known for its safety features, so it should come as no surprise that the automaker is now working on "auto-swerve" technology that will help drivers avoid... read more January 18, 2010 by  2

Audi U.S. website front page, January 2010

Auto Brand Websites: Audi, BMW, Benz Great; Tesla, Lotus, Lambo Lousy

It shouldn't be news to any reader of this site that every automaker now has extensive product information on its website. But the relative usefulness of different carmakers'... read more January 15, 2010 by  3

Scott Keogh

Scott Keogh Explains Why Audi Is The Only One Making Money

To hear Scott Keogh tell it, Audi is the only car company making money these days. When he says that, we suppose he means "only non-Asian car company", since Hyundai, Kia... read more January 7, 2010 by  0

Mercedes-Benz flagship dealership in Manhattan [via NewYorkTimes]

Mercedes-Benz To Launch Top-Of-The-Heap Showroom In Manhattan

For the few Manhattanites that can afford to own cars, and for those visiting from less-cramped spaces, Mercedes-Benz is opening a 333,000 square-foot flagship store on 11th... read more January 7, 2010 by  0

Wireframe Lamborghini Countach

Wireframe Lamborghini, Spyker’s Plans For Saab: Today’s Car News

Due for sale in 2012, the next-generation Mercedes-Benz S-Class sedan will reportedly be offered with plug-in hybrid technology, and eventually this option will be offered... read more January 4, 2010 by  0

2009 Mercedes-Benz Vision S500 Plug-In Hybrid Concept

Mercedes-Benz Bringing A Hybrid Option To The S-Class

Just a couple of weeks ago, we discussed Mercedes-Benz's plan to retool its popular CL model into a new S-Class coupe. Now we've gotten word that the next-gen S-Class will... read more January 4, 2010 by  2

2009 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class

Rumor: Mercedes-Benz CLS Shooting Brake?

In America, station wagons began falling from favor in the late 1970s, when vans and, subsequently, SUVs became the preferred family ride. Today, however,  there appears to... read more December 23, 2009 by  1

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe rendering

2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe (Formerly Known As The CL)

Major automakers spend a lot of time and energy developing product lines to fit every nook and cranny of their client base. Nowhere is that more evident than at... read more December 23, 2009 by  1

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson

Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently... read more December 21, 2009 by  1

2011 BMW 7-Series

Mercedes Vehicles Made In China Just As Good As German-Made

Mercedes-Benz vehicles made in China now place in the top half of all the company's vehicles when ranked for quality. Ulrich Walker, Chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast... read more December 16, 2009 by  0

2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabrio leak

Preview: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet

• What is it? The replacement for the aging CLK Cabriolet • The basics: Top-down fun in all seasons • On sale: May next year, with a public showing at the... read more December 14, 2009 by  0


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