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October 17, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2015 Ford F-150 Review

Pickup trucks have always been locked in a battle for capability--tow ratings, payload ratings, bed size, and crew capacity. Fuel economy has mostly been an also-ran consideration, in the past thirty-odd years that the Ford F-150 has been the best-selling truck and vehicle in the U.S.

Safety Counts: One In Five U.S. Vehicles Recalled This Year

Has your car or truck been recalled yet this year? Whether it's fresh from the showroom, or getting up in the years, the chances are shockingly high that any vehicle has been due back to the dealership to have a safety-related defect fixed—or at the least, to have a recall-related inspection done.

Lawsuits: Ignition-Related Recalls Cut GM Cars' Trade-In Value

General Motors has been hit with two lawsuits that seek class-action status and allege that the owners of vehicles affected by GM's ignition-related recalls have lost value due to the defect and subsequent recall effort.

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)

2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class (S500)

From Motor Authority:

Mercedes-Benz Sells Over 100,000 S-Classes In A Single Year

Mercedes-Benz’s latest S-Class, the W222, has been with us for just over a year and already it's managed to rack up more than 100,000 sales worldwide. This is the best rate of sales for any S-Class generation in its first full year on the market.

2015 Lexus NX Priced From $35,405

The all-new Lexus NX crossover goes on sale next month with a starting price of $35,405, including a $925 destination charge. That price tag is for the entry-level NX 200t. The only additional model available at launch for U.S. customers is the NX 300h, a hybrid that starts at $40,645, including destination.

Imagine Porsche Offered Martini Racing Livery On All Its Cars

Porsche currently offers the classic Martini Racing livery on its flagship 918 Spyder, and in the past has offered it on a couple of special edition models, but what if the distinct dark blue, light blue and red livery was available throughout the German automaker’s lineup.

2015 Kia Soul EV

2015 Kia Soul EV

From Green Car Reports:

2015 Kia Soul EV Electric Car Rated: 93 Miles Range, 105 MPGe

The very first 2015 Kia Soul EV electric cars are now being sold in California, adding a 19th plug-in vehicle to that state's market. And its final EPA range and efficiency ratings may drive buyers in other states to demand that they get the chance to buy it too.

Do Wind Turbines Kill Birds? Far Fewer Than Cell Towers...Or Cats

Wind turbines are a proven source of clean, renewable energy, but many people believe that they kill massive numbers of birds. It sounds like a classic Catch-22. The story that wind turbines kill birds through collisions has gained a lot of traction, but is it actually true?

China Puts Teeth Into Gas-Mileage Rules, Will 'Punish' Makers Who Don't Comply

Several countries are implementing stricter fuel-efficiency standards, but none appear to be enforcing them as strictly as China.

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