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Entries from December 2011

Chevy Volt Amongst Worst Product Flops of 2011

December 29th, 2011 · No Comments

A report on the seven worst product flops in the U.S. from 24/7 Wall Street two vehicle introductions, the Chevrolet Volt and the Fiat 500. Chevrolet’s extended range electric vehicle made it on the list because it underperformed in sales while the fact that it is under investigation by the NHTSA for fires related to [...]

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NHTSA investigating 2003 Infiniti M45

December 26th, 2011 · No Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched an investigation concerning Infiniti M45 sedans from the 2003 – 2004 model year. The NHTSA has received 43 complaints about inaccurate fuel gauge readings, and in 26 of these cases, the improperly calibrated fuel gauges have led to instances of engine stalling.

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Cadillac Recalls 2010 and 2011 SRX

December 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

Cadillac recalls 15,817 Cadillac SRX crossovers. The affected 2010 and 2011 model year Cadillac SRX vehicles were built from October 26, 2008, through June 23, 2011. An improperly installed transmission shift cable is the cause for GM’s latest recall action.

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Nissan Recalling 34,000 Sentra Sedans

December 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Nissan recalling near 34,000 2010-2011 model year Sentra sedans because of a battery cable problem that could potentially cause the engines to stall. Nissan explained that the zinc coating applied to the terminal stud bolt may be too thick and as a result, it could lead to a voltage drop the can damage the engine [...]

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2012 Fiat Panda

December 14th, 2011 · No Comments

Meet the new Fiat Panda. Fiat has just dropped official photos. This is just the third iteration of the Panda in the model’s 31-year history. It’s predecessor were extremely successful and popular throughout Europe having sold some 6.5 million units over the past three decades.

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New Bentley Continental V8 Range

December 12th, 2011 · 1 Comment

Bentley today unveiled its new Continental V8 range powered by the new 4.0-liter V8 engine. The new engine will power both the Continental GT coupe and its GTC convertible sibling. Wolfgang Durheimer, Chairman and CEO of Bentley Motors , said: “With the new 4.0-liter V8 engine we are widening the appeal of the latest generation [...]

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Toyota Camry and Cadillac CTS get five NHTSA safety rating

December 9th, 2011 · No Comments

The 2012 Toyota Camry and 2012 Cadillac CTS have earned the five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Last year, the 2011 Camry took home four stars in the evaluations. Toyota reminds us that the 2012 Camry is built with high-strength steel to help protect the passenger cell against deflection in the [...]

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2012 Renault Laguna Coupe

December 8th, 2011 · No Comments

Renault unveiled its facelifted version of the well-known Laguna Coupe. The updated 2012 Laguna Coupe got new LED running lights and 17- or 18-inch alloys and an interior with visible top-stitching on the dashboard. Buyers can choose from the Black Edition, Monaco GP edition, GP 4Control and Initiale trims, and between three gasoline and two [...]

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Saving money on great cars: depreciation rates of used cars

December 7th, 2011 · No Comments

Saving money on great cars has never been so easy. If you have no pre-conceived idea of the car that you want, and you are open minded regarding what you will drive, you may well emerge from the used car sales with a significant saving.

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VIDEO: Volkswagen Tiguan Promo

December 5th, 2011 · No Comments

Here is a awesome commercial video from Brazilian advertising agency BBDO, which was hired by Volkswagen. Searching for a parking place is a disappointing experience and advertising agency DDB Argentina took this modern day problem and morphed it into a clever VW commercial title “Volkswagen Tiguan: The Duel” to showcase the compact SUV’s hands free [...]

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