Chevy Cruze, Jeep Wrangler, Lenny Kravitz: Car News for May 17, 2011

May 17, 2011
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

2011 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is shopping its 38-mpg highway rating to the media today. Relax, Cruzey--you had us at "active aero." [GreenCarReports]

You might think it's charming in a Ferris Bueller way, but the way this 22-year-old clocked out a Lamborghini Murcielago is no laughing matter. Well, maybe it is. He's okay, though. [MotorAuthority]

It's been a day for trashed exotics--witness this Lotus Exige wadded up on the Nurburgring. [MotorAuthority]

Racing on another wavelength brings us the latest video of Nissan's race-ready Leaf RC, in video of shakedown testing. [AllCarsElectric]

The Guggenheim ("Goog!") is set to auction off the legendary BMW M1 exotic art car. Or they'll barter it for two de Koonings, a Rothko and a Willy Mays, if your mom says it's ok to trade. [MotorAuthority]

Should you have the right to take your car and its electronic fault codes to any repair shop? The AAA weighs in as a "yes." [TheCarConnection]

Three's a trend: Volkswagen is getting into the car-sharing game. [GreenCarReports]

The eBay Motors iPhone app finally has arrived. That's the good news. The bad news: you'd still rather go to the full Web site. [AllCarTech]

Finally today we revisit the hours-old news that Lenny Kravitz is apparently a big fan of the Jeep Wrangler. Maybe Chrysler thinks it helps them look green, since his reputation as a recycler precedes him. [TheCarConnection]
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