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August 27, 2010
2011 Honda CR-Z

2011 Honda CR-Z

We've got a second opinion on the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Do you weigh in on "slow and not sporty enough," or "just plain green fun?" Read and reflect. [TheCarConnection]

The upcoming Paris auto show is filling its dance card. Up today: the updated 2011 Lexus IS, with some light work around the eyebrows. It's more tasteful than any Real Housewife we can name offhand. [MotorAuthority]

Also due in Paris: a Mercedes-Benz A-Class with Tesla battery packs. We smell cooperation in the air. And bacon. Frank Bacon, actually. [AllCarsElectric]

Shelby's considering a twin-turbo package for the new Mustang V-6. As if 300 horsepower isn't enough? [MotorAuthority]

A Hyundai Sonata wagon is in the works; our spies spotted the sleek tourer, which probably won't come to the U.S. [MotorAuthority]

It's a safety Fiesta: Ford's subcompact is the first of its kind to get five-star ratings from the NHTSA. [GreenCarReports]

Best Buy's Geek Squad gets a new fleet this year in the form of the Ford Transit Connect. Function is the new form, since the TC looks vaguely like an old Gateway tower. [FamilyCarGuide]

Should you trade your car in, or sell it privately? These and more questions of the car-sale universe, answered. You're welcome. [BestCarBuyingAdvice]

Today's Friday timewaster videos come to you courtesy of Mercedes, Audi and Chrysler. We were going to throw in Katy Perry, too, but there's no reason to agitate the hormonal teenage masses even more. [SocialCarNews]

And on a final note of agitation, close your eyes, imagine you're in a car accident, then picture Gary Busey as the good samaritan who helps you get emergency help. The universe responds in very, very strange ways, and not without a sense of humor. [CelebsAndCars]

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