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October 7, 2013
From The Car Connection:

2014 Toyota Corolla: 'Marginal' In Critical Frontal Crash Test

The all-new 2014 Toyota Corolla manages to transcend its econo-car roots to some degree—giving us a number of reasons (like a better feature set and much-improved interior) to put it back on compact-car shopping lists. But safety might not be one of those reasons.

Think Your Pet Is Properly Restrained In The Car? Think Again, Says Subaru

If you're a pet owner, you probably know the basic rules about road-tripping with your favorite pal. Bring plenty of food and water. Don't leave her in the car. And never put her in an open truck bed. It's also a good idea to restrain your pet while you're on the road.

30 Days of the Mercedes CLA: Road Test Revisited

Our October is booked, as far as drive time is concerned: This month, we're putting ourselves into the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 just as it goes on sale, spending 30 days with it to bring you more details, driving impressions, and information on the new compact four-door.

Teaser for Zenos Project E10

Teaser for Zenos Project E10

From Motor Authority:

Zenos Reveals New Teaser And Details For E10 Sports Car

Zenos Cars, the brainchild of former Caterham managers Ansar Ali and Mark Edwards, has released more details on its plans, including a more revealing teaser shot of its first car, tentatively named Project E10. Project E10 is the first of three cars Zenos is working on.

2015 Ford Focus ST Spy Shots

Ford’s Focus ST is only into its second model year, but a mild update is just around the corner, as evidenced by spy shots of a prototype at the Nürburgring. The update to the Focus ST coincides with a similar update planned for the regular Focus, which has been on sale slightly longer here in the U.S. and even longer overseas, where the car is well overdue for a mid-cycle update.

Cyclist Says You Will Kill Someone If You Don't Change Your Driving Habits

We've all seen them on the road: They're slow, they get in the way, they put themselves and others at risk just by being there. Or is it really our burden as drivers to be alert, responsible, and to understand the rules of passing bicycles on the road?

2013 Tesla Model S

2013 Tesla Model S

From Green Car Reports:

Five Things To Know About Gas Mileage That Will Save You Money

Gas mileage has gotten far more important in new-car choices over the last 10 years, and that's not likely to change. But not everyone really understands automobile efficiency--or how to maximize their mileage--and which tactics will really save them money.

Tesla's Talks With Samsung For Electric-Car Batteries Get More Serious

Tesla is looking for a new partner to produce electric-car batteries in addition to its current maker, Panasonic, and it may have found one. Or not.

EPA Will Release Results Of Its Gas Mileage Audits

The EPA hopes to avoid future fuel-economy scandals, by giving the public more information about its audits of the data submitted by carmakers. After claims of overly-optimistic mileage from Ford, Hyundai, and Kia, the agency plans to release the results of about 20 recent fuel-economy audits to the public.


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