The 2013 Prius: The Best One Yet

The Toyota Prius is widely recognized as introducing the world to the concept of an affordable and practical hybrid car. Its “Synergy Drive” system enables drivers to get around without burning any gasoline at all during most short trips, and the gasoline engine is powerful enough to propel the car long distances – as well as recharge the battery for gasoline-free driving upon arrival. Continue reading

2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line Priced in the U.S.

2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line

The all-new 2013 Volkswagen CC R-Line was unveiled five months ago. Today Volkswagen has released U.S. pricing for this coupe’s lineup. 2013 Volkswagen CC R-line will start at $32,195, plus an $825 destination fee, just before the end of the year.

The R-Line version uses the same 2.0-liter TSI turbocharged four-cylinder engine with 200hp, equipped with a six-speed manual transmission or a six-speed DSG dual-clutch automatic driving the front wheels.
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2013 Opel Cascada Convertible

2013 Opel Cascada Convertible

Here are the first official photos and video of the latest convertible model from Opel, called Cascada. Opel and its British right hand Vauxhall, will start producing its a mid-size convertible in March of 2013. At 4,697mm long and 1,840mm wide, the Opel (Vauxhall) Cascada is bigger than the Astra Twin Top and 71mm longer than the Audi A5 Cabrio and 85mm longer than the BMW 3-Series Convertible.
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The Volkswagen Up!: A New Microcar for 2012

Vokswagen Up

Volkswagen has been hit hard by the success of the Fiat 500. An unexpected breakaway hit, the Fiat 500 has pushed Volkswagen out of the lucrative super mini market. But Volkswagen has never been one to allow itself to be pushed out of any market, and the new Volkswagen Up! looks like it may be the next heir to the venerable Beetle in Volkswagen’s line of affordable super minis.
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Toyota Issues Global Recall For 7.4 Million Vehicles

2009 Toyota Camry

After the massive recall in 2009 and 2010 over the infamous unintended acceleration problems, Toyota has once again issues a global recall for 7.4 million cars over faulty power window glitch in 14 different models. This problem may malfunction and offer a ‘notchy’ or sticky feel during operation. The use of a commercial lubricant, instead of the special fluorine grease used by the factory, may result in the melting of the switch and the emission of smoke.
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Honda Recall 489,000 CR-Vs

Honda CR-V

Honda will recall 489,000 CR-V vehicles in the U.S., Europe and Africa. Usually, water puts out a fire but when it comes to the Honda CR-V from the 2002 to 2006 model years, rain can eventually lead to a fire risk. Honda discovered that if rainwater or other spilled liquids enter through an open driver’s window and reach the master-power window switch, it could cause electrical resistance. If that were to happen, the switch could overheat smoke, and cause a fire.
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GM recalling Chevy, Pontiac and Saturn models over fuel pump woes

2009 Chevrolet Cobalt

The NHTSA has issued a recall for over 40,000 of General Motors sedans and crossovers bought in the hot-climate states of Arkansas, Arizona, California, Nevada, Oklahoma and Texas. As many as 40,859 units consisting of the 2007 Chevrolet Equinox, Pontiac Torrent and Saturn Ion and the 2007-2009 Chevrolet Cobalt and its Pontiac G5 twin are being recalled for potential fuel leaks.
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