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Toyota's Answer To Deadly Floor Mats: Zip Ties!
Toyota's Answer To Deadly Floor Mats: Zip Ties!

In a move almost too strange to be fiction, Toyota is apparently advising its Toyota and Lexus brand dealers to zip tie loose floor mats to the seats in the 3.8 million vehicles affected by the recent safety recall. Of course, it's phrased much more eloquently than that. "We have reviewed with the...Read More»

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2010 Honda Accord Crosstour Interior Revealed

Despite a storm of negative comments upon the reveal of the 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour's awkward exterior, Honda has decided to stick with Facebook, today unveiling the car's interior on the popular social networking site. The Accord Crosstour is itself a member of a rapidly burgeoning segment of...Read More»

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Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

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Saturn Production Halted, Remaining Cars Sold Off Within 4 Months

Last week the sudden breakdown of a planned supply agreement between Penske and Renault/Nissan led to Penske's cancellation of its purchase of the Saturn brand from General Motors. That, in turn, led to GM's immediate start of winding down the brand. Now a time frame for the brand's departure has...Read More»

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Chrysler Officially Announces New Dodge Ram Brand For Trucks

Last week rumors that Chrysler might split the Dodge brand into separate car and truck divisions emerged, but today the company has confirmed: the Dodge Ram Brand will sell pickups and the Dodge Car Brand will sell passenger cars. The decision is part of Chrysler's ongoing restructuring and...Read More»

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Preview: 2010 Subaru Tribeca

What is it?: Subaru's largest vehicle The basics: A 7-passenger SUV with Subaru's six-cylinder Boxer engine Pricing: $30,495 and up On sale: Arriving at dealerships "soon" As the rest of the industry floundered in 2008 and 2009, Subaru was one of the few carmakers to post sales increases, thanks...Read More»

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Toyota Reveals Pricing For 2010 4Runner, Land Cruiser And Venza

With the unveiling of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner still fresh in our minds, Toyota today released pricing for the revised SUV, starting from $27,500 for the four-cylinder SR5 4x2, a drop of $1,140 from the 2009 model's base price. Also revealed today are the prices for the 2010 Toyota Land Cruiser...Read More»

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Volvo To Sell Diesel-Electric Plug-in Hybrids By 2012

Technology has always been at the core of the automobile, and as tehcnology steps forward, so too does the automotive powetrain--from the realm of pure combustion to electrical power. Today, Volvo announced another step down that road with its intent to have a production diesel-electric plug-in...Read More»

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First Drive: 2011 Kia Sorento

What is it?: A new crossover aimed between the Honda CR-V and Honda Pilot, among others The basics: A smoothly rounded shape, V-6 power and available all-wheel drive On sale: January 2010 Price: $20,000 base (est.) Earlier this week, TheCarConnection was among the first dozen journalists to drive...Read More»

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Driven: 2010 Lexus RX 350

The RX was one of the first crossovers and arguably the first luxury crossover when it was introduced for 1998. Since then it’s become the long-time bestseller for the brand, and it’s easy to see why. The 2010 Lexus RX 350 is nearly as practical as a minivan and more fuel-efficient than an...Read More»

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Report: Kia Working On Production Diesel-Hybrid For 2012

What do you do when you're already one of the most value-conscious carmakers on the market? You set a goal to pack in more technology than even luxury marques can manage, and do it all in under three years. Or at least that's what you do if you're Kia. According to reports still emerging from the...Read More»

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First Drive: 2010 Acura ZDX

•    What is it? Acura’s take on the BMW X6 •    The basics: V-6 power, AWD, and plenty of luxury as standard •    On sale: This winter •    Price: Between $40,000 and $46,000 (est.) MORE: 2010 Acura ZDX photos, specifications, pricing and related news Toyota's Venza is fresh...Read More»

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2010 Hyundai Elantra Lineup Saves Gas And Goes Blue

Hyundai has made a very smart choice on its Elantra sedan for 2010: improved its fuel economy. And at the center of the improvement is a new frugal base model, the Elantra Blue. Through some relatively simple engineering enhancements—such as a smart alternator, lower-friction components, and...Read More»

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Driven: Mazda Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid

Mazda hasn’t ignored the possibility of a hydrogen economy, but it’s taken a quite different path than other automakers with its hydrogen test vehicles, like the Premacy Hydrogen RE Hybrid. Instead of using costly fuel cells, it’s focused its hydrogen efforts around a rotary internal...Read More»

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Chrysler Throws Caution To The Wind, Jumps Back Into Leasing Game

Moving cars out of factories and off dealer lots is the fundamental premise of the industry, whether it's done by sales, leases or fleet deals. But when your company is threatened by inevitable bankruptcy and low resale value makes leasing a costly proposition for the manufacturer, some corners...Read More»

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Preview: Next-Generation Lexus GX 460 (Sort of...)

The Lexus line of SUVs is a complex thing, with models outside the U.S. wearing multiple names, including Land Cruiser, Prado and combinations of the two. But to simplify things, what you see here is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado--essentially a beefed up, luxury version of the 4Runner--and therefore...Read More»

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2010 Subaru Outback Fan Questions Features Rating, We Explain

Never let it be said that users don't read our reviews with an eagle eye. Reader Keith Siegel shot us a note this morning, asking the following question: I was surprised to see a score of "8" for Features in your 2010 Subaru Outback review. The only negative was the failure to offer memory seats...Read More»

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Preview: 2010 GMC Acadia Denali

Moving away from gas-guzzling SUVs and toward their hybrid and crossover variants is a hot trend once again. As buyers move to lighter and often smaller vehicles, however, they don't necessarily want to give up comfort or features. Recognizing this trend, GMC has decided to fit its GMC Acadia with...Read More»

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Preview: 2011 Infiniti QX

What is it?: The next generation of Infiniti's QX line and a competitor to Land Rover's Range Rover lineup. The basics: Funky styling, civilized demeanor and lots of room for the family. On sale: Mid-2010 at the earliest, no official date set. Price: $56,000 and up (est.) Infiniti has had a series...Read More»

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