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March 5, 2015
From The Car Connection:

The Car Connection's Best Diesels To Buy 2015

If you have long-distance commuting needs, tend to do a lot of highway trips, or have towing needs, chances are a diesel vehicle would be a very good fit for your household.

John Oliver Saved Net Neutrality: Can He Save Our Roads, Too?

Last summer, things looked grim for fans of net neutrality. The Federal Communications Commission was considering new rules that would allow internet service providers like Comcast and Cox to charge websites like Netflix and Hulu higher fees to keep their content flowing freely.

Probe Of Door Latch Failures On 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta Now Includes 2013 Ford Fusion, Lincoln MKZ

Back in September, we told you about an investigation of the 2011-2013 Ford Fiesta being conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. That investigation uncovered enough evidence of underlying problems with the Fiesta to move to its next phase.

Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show

Teaser for 2016 Chevrolet Malibu debuting at 2015 New York Auto Show

From Motor Authority:

2016 Chevrolet Malibu Teased, Will Be 300 Pounds Lighter Than Current Model

Chevrolet’s current Malibu was all-new for the 2013 model year but after a lackluster sales performance some updates were rushed for 2014. Unfortunately, one of the car’s biggest drawbacks, a lack of room in the rear, will have to wait until a full redesign. The good news is that the redesign is coming much sooner than we first thought.

Fiat 124 Spider Name Confirmed For Mazda MX-5 Miata-Based Roadster

Upon confirmation that Fiat-Abarth had taken over Alfa Romeo's place in Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' deal with Mazda to share the Japanese automaker’s platform and production line for the latest MX-5 Miata, speculation abruptly turned toward what the planned "specialty" car would be badged.

Spain’s GTA Reveals New Version Of Spano V-10 Supercar At 2015 Geneva Motor Show

Spanish supercar startup Spania GTA first burst onto the scene back in 2009 when it rolled out a pre-production prototype for a car called the “Spano”, which featured a big V-10 nestled behind its seats. Since then, GTA has been churning out examples of the original Spano for enthusiasts all across the globe, but now the company is introducing a successor model.

2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

2012 Fisker Karma during road test, Los Angeles, Feb 2012

From Green Car Reports:

Want A Fisker Karma? Lots Of Used Ones For Sale

The Fisker Karma extended-range electric luxury sedan has been out of production since July 2012, but it's hardly gone away. Chinese automotive supplier Wanxiang, which now owns the car company, hopes to restart sales of the low, sleek, striking four-seat sedan under the Elux name sometime next year.

2016 Mazda CX-3 Gets Only A Diesel Engine In Japan (Forbidden Fruit)

While U.S. buyers continue waiting for a promised diesel version of the Mazda 6 sedan, Mazda is set to unveil another diesel model for other markets. The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is the brand's entry into the booming subcompact crossover field, and it will also be the next Mazda to forgo spark plugs.

Honda Accord Hybrid: Supply Now Sufficient To Meet Demand

The Honda Accord Hybrid was launched as a 2014 model, and the first few were sold back in October 2013. But over the next year, despite favorable reviews and a handful of awards, the Accord Hybrid remained a rare beast indeed on dealership lots.

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