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10 Handy Smartphone Apps for Drivers  Dec 28th, 2012 

LAME... Why do I care how many G's my car is pulling?  Anyway the only good apps are Free apps. Check out GasBuddy, It tells you the lowest gas prices in the area and it's maintain by ...  
 
 
10 Most Useless Car Technologies  Dec 28th, 2012 

Whoever wrote this sounds like some one who just hates technology. Pretty sure the map lights helped me a lot of times, it does get dark in the car and if I drop something I need to see it. ...  
 
 
10 outrageous options on luxury cars  Dec 28th, 2012 

Just another example of how much a car can be when engineers have the budget to do it and how people feel that all these options make them more luxurious. Let's be real though. This is nothing ...  
 
 
Toyota settles acceleration claims for $1.1 billion  Dec 28th, 2012 

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10 Things Your Car Will Have By 2020  Dec 28th, 2012 

I agree with some of this. Cars do need to shave a few pounds that's for sure. The driver seat of a chevy suburban weighs 90+ lbs. I mean come on. The Amish could build a lighter seat. If ...  
 
 
Toyota to pay $1.1 bln to settle sudden acceleration suit  Dec 28th, 2012 

Toyota Motor will pay 1.1 billion U.S. dollars to settle class-action litigation suit representing 16 million American drivers who claimed that their cars suddenly accelerated on their own. This is ...  
 
 
Best Quality Cars 2012  Dec 28th, 2012 

**** of J D Powers... How can consumers be so stupid to believe in Motor Trend and JD Powers?  Car companies pay these organizations for reviews... What a joke!  When I buy a car, I go look ...  
 
 
Seattle law firm Hagens Berman scores big in $1B Toyota settlement  Dec 28th, 2012 

Seattle law firm Hagens Berman LLP is a big winner in the record-setting settlement involving Toyota Motor Corp. over claims the Japanese automakers vehicles unintentionally accelerated. Hundreds of ...  
 
 
10 Best Values in Used Cars 2012  Dec 28th, 2012 

This post is not accurate regarding the Hyundai - the 10 year/100,000 Mile warranty does not transfer to any owner...only the original warranty does.  Hyundai does have a great warranty (more ...  
 
 
Neil Winton No fiscal cliff for Europe but auto prospects for 2013 look dire enough  Dec 28th, 2012 

While Americans might think first of "fiscal cliff" when talk turns to 2013, for European auto manufacturers the word association is more likely to be "nightmare," ...  
 
 
Audi plans to spend $17B on expansion to pursue BMW sales lead  Dec 28th, 2012 

Audi, the world's second-largest maker of luxury vehicles, plans to spend 13 billion euros ($17 billion) through 2016 to develop new cars and expand production capacity as it pursues BMW ...  
 
 
$1B deal major step in ending Toyotas legal trouble  Dec 28th, 2012 

A visitor enters a Toyota showroom in Tokyo on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (Associated Press: Shizuo Kambayashi) With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year ...  
 
 
What would Santa drive  Dec 28th, 2012 

What would Santa drive?  A sleigh pulled by reindeer.  What does he need a car for if he can fly? The only exception would be a DeLorean powered by Mr. ...  
 
 
NE Miami-Dade Auto Shop Set Ablaze  Dec 28th, 2012 

NORTHEAST MIAMI-DADE (CBS4) – Fire crews rushed to the scene of a massive fire to a Northeast Miami-Dade muffler shop Thursday night, believed to be the work of an arsonist. The Magic Car Care ...  
 
 
Nissan expands warranty on Leaf  Dec 28th, 2012 

Washington - Nissan Motor Co. said Thursday it will replace some poorly performing batteries in its electric Leaf and will offer expanded warranty coverage to address battery issues for 18,000 U.S. ...  
 
 
Toyota agrees to $1.1 billion accelerator settlement  Dec 28th, 2012 

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Toyotas legal woes arent over  Dec 28th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. has settled a big portion of the lawsuits filed in the U.S. against the company but still faces many product-liability cases that could expose it to big verdicts, legal experts ...  
 
 
Consumer Federation of America Leaders Confront Flawed Auto Rule Analysis Poll  Dec 28th, 2012 

Dramatic Shift To Fuel Efficient Vehicles Began In 2005 New Auto Sales Analysis Reveals Market Reality Missed by Automakers & NHTSA Resulting Rule and Enviro Impact Analysis Flawed New ...  
 
 
Toyota may spend $1.1 bn to settle US cases  Dec 28th, 2012 

DETROIT: Toyota Motor Corp has proposed spending $1.1 billion (681.5 million) to install safety systems and provide cash payments to customers to resolve sweeping US class-action litigation over ...  
 
 
Honda to decide on future with CSKA  Dec 28th, 2012 

Japanese midfielder Keisuke Honda will soon make his choice between staying with Russian football club CSKA Moscow or moving to some more influential European league. According to sports.ru, the ...  
 
 
Carmakers offering heavy discounts even on newly launched cars  Dec 28th, 2012 

NEW DELHI / MUMBAI: Indians can now buy some mint car models at much reduced prices as sluggish demand has forced carmakers to bring almost every car that hit the market in the festive season under ...  
 
 
Briefs Audi to invest $17B in new cars capacity  Dec 28th, 2012 

Audi, the world's second-largest maker of luxury vehicles, plans to spend 13 billion euros ($17 billion) through 2016 to develop new cars and expand production capacity as it pursues BMW AG ...  
 
 
Tesla Superchargers on East Coast allow Boston to D.C. Range  Dec 28th, 2012 
The first of many expected Tesla Motors’s supercharging stations to come have officially opened on the East Coast. The highly trafficked I-95 corridor from Boston, Mass., to the nation’s capitol— Washington, D.C., is now equipped with the range-extending stations in Milford, Conn., and Wilmington, Del. The two stations will join the five supercharging stations currently [...] 
 
 
Quick Drive: 2013 Scion iQ EV  Dec 27th, 2012 
Let’s start with a little perspective: Toyota has sold about 400,000 Camry sedans this year. The Lexus LFA, the automaker’s $375,000 supercar, was limited to a run of just 500 vehicles. Still, the LFA was nowhere close to being the rarest car Toyota made in 2012. That distinction goes to the 2013 Scion iQ EV. [...] 
 
 
Toyota Settles Unintended Acceleration Claims for $1.1 Billion  Dec 27th, 2012 
In an effort to move forward, Toyota Motor Corp. is setting aside at least $1.1 billion to settle various lawsuits stemming from its unintended acceleration debacle. Toyota has already paid millions to the NHTSA for failing to properly disclose internal information, and has issued several costly recalls. The new settlement will allow for new brake-override [...] 
 
 
Ford Lawsuit States Misleading Fuel Economy on C-MAX, Fusion Hybrids  Dec 27th, 2012 
For d is being sued for misleading consumers regarding fuel economy on two of its hybrid models. The lawsuit claims the 2013 Ford C-MAX hybid, and the popular midsize 2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid, don’t get the fuel economy Ford claims. The Ford Fusion Hybrid gets an EPA estimated 47 mpg city, 47 mpg highway, and [...] 
 
 
Toyota Teases Advanced Active Safety Research Vehicle  Dec 27th, 2012 
 
 
 
2013 Land Rover LR2 Gets Improved Fuel Economy, Says EPA  Dec 27th, 2012 
 
 
 
Details of the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Leaked Ahead of Detroit Debut  Dec 27th, 2012 
 
 
 
Tesla Supercharger Locations Expand to East Coast  Dec 27th, 2012 
 
 
 
McLaren Reveals More Details on Production P1 Supercar at Private Event  Dec 27th, 2012 
McLaren recently held a private event in New York to show off its new P1 supercar, and the company snuck in a few new details about its F1 successor. The event was first covered by Carscoop, based on video of the New York event from YouTube user Speedracer38. Besides noting that the car at the [...] 
 
 
2014 C7 Corvette, Declassified! All the Details on Chevy’s Halo Car, One Month Early  Dec 27th, 2012 
The Vatican elects a new pope about once every 10 years. Coincidentally, or not, reborn Corvettes follow the same cadence. Speculation about the next high priest of the Milford proving ground has consumed the faithful for the past few years, only intensifying in the lead-up to the car’s official reveal at this year’s North American International [...] 
 
 
Consumers Who Chat Buy Cars  Dec 27th, 2012 

chatbubblesOne in three users of auto website chat bought a vehicle after having an online conversation with a dealer, according to a recent Polk analysis commissioned by Contact At Once.

 
 
 
More Shoppers Use Apps Than QR Codes  Dec 27th, 2012 

app2cardDMEautomotive released new survey findings on how - and how much - auto service customers are interacting with QR codes and mobile apps.

 
 
 
Attorney Settlement reached in Toyota recall case  Dec 27th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES -; A plaintiffs' attorney says Toyota Motor Corp. has reached a settlement in a case involving hundreds of lawsuits over accelerations ...  
 
 
Toyota Pays $1.1 Billion to Settle Lawsuit  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. will spend $1.1 billion to settle a two-year-old class-action lawsuit by millions of owners of the manufacturer's cars who said their vehicles suddenly and unintentionally ...  
 
 
Western tunnel raises tolls for cars buses  Dec 27th, 2012 

(37 mins ago) Toll charges for Western Harbor Tunnel will go up by HK$2-HK$12 from January 1. Charges for motorcycles will be adjusted to HK$25 from HK$23. Cars, taxis, minibuses and trucks all ...  
 
 
Cars.com $26000 Midsize Sedan Showdown Mileage Results  Dec 27th, 2012 

We took six of the top-selling, most fuel-efficient cars in the U.S. and pitted them against each other. How'd they do in our mileage drive? While Nissan's ...  
 
 
Toyota to pay $1B lawsuit to settle throttle lawsuit  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. agreed Wednesday to a $1 billion settlement to end years of lawsuits claiming unintended acceleration in certain Toyota and Lexus models. USA Today reports Toyota (NYSE: TM) ...  
 
 
Toyota proposes $1.1B settlement in acceleration lawsuit  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to spend $1.1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally. CNBC reports that the proposed settlement ...  
 
 
Toyota to pay more than $1B settlement  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. proposed to payout more than $1 billion in a settlement that brings an end to claims from owners who said the value of their vehicles dropped after recalls over sudden and ...  
 
 
$1 billion settlement closes major part of Toyotas legal troubles but more lawsuits remain  Dec 27th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES - With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a ...  
 
 
Audi to keep investing in bid for luxury-car sales crown  Dec 27th, 2012 

BERLIN (Reuters) - German luxury automaker Audi plans to keep spending on new vehicles, plants and technology to increase market share as a prolonged weakening in European markets forces layoffs and ...  
 
 
AvtoVAZ Recalls Lada Granta Cars Over Defect  Dec 27th, 2012 

MOSCOW, December 27 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's largest car maker AvtoVAZ is recalling over 45,000 new Lada Granta cars over a minor defect, the auto giant said on Thursday. "Some cases have ...  
 
 
Toyota to settle class-action claims for $1.1B  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to spend $1.1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally. The proposed settlement will compensate ...  
 
 
$1bn payout a big step for Toyota  Dec 27th, 2012 

Los Angeles - With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a ...  
 
 
Toyota pays $1B Sandy sparks hiring  Dec 27th, 2012 

Business news from around the Web: Toyota will pay $1 billion to settle suits tied to accelerations (New York Times) Hurricane Sandy recovery spurs hiring (Bloomberg) Ford to add 2,350 new jobs (USA ...  
 
 
Honda Previews New Civic TV Spot Ahead of Rose Bowl  Dec 27th, 2012 

Honda has given fans of its Civic compact a sneak preview of the new advertising coming with the redesigned 2013 model, slated to debut next week during the Rose Bowl game on January ...  
 
 
Snapshot Geithner says U.S. will hit debt ceiling Monday + GM plans 12000 new jobs by 2015 + Toyota to pay record 11B settlement + Hawks win  Dec 27th, 2012 

*The forecast for Atlanta on Thursday calls for decreasing clouds with highs in the upper 40s. Partly cloudy Thursday night with lows in the low 30s. National Weather Item *Winter Storm Euclid heads ...  
 
 
Toyota expects to sell 9.9 million vehicles in 2013  Dec 27th, 2012 

TOKYO Toyota expects to sell a record 9.7 million vehicles this year, bouncing back by 22 percent from a disaster-struck 2011. It has set an even higher target of 9.91 million vehicles for 2013. The ...  
 
 
Toyota acceleration litigation settlement $1.1 billion  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) has agreed to spend $1.1 billion to settle class-action litigation that claims millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally. According to a CNBC report, the ...  
 
 
Russian car firm recalls 45000 vehicles  Dec 27th, 2012 

Russia's largest car-maker AvtoVAZ is recalling over 45,000 new Lada Granta cars over a minor defect, the auto giant said Thursday. "Some cases have revealed a potential possibility of an airbag ...  
 
 
Best value cars Hybrids.  Dec 27th, 2012 

Prius replaces Honda Fit as best value car, according to Consumer Reports. Although hybrids cost more, they're cheaper to operate. Prius costs owners 49 cents per mile, half the average for ...  
 
 
Record $1B settlement in Toyota recall case  Dec 27th, 2012 

With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion US, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a tarnished image ...  
 
 
With billion-dollar settlement Toyota tries to leave recalls behind  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. settled for a record breaking billion-dollar amount, resolving hundreds of lawsuits claiming vehicles depreciated after the company issued recalls related to faulty acceleration. ...  
 
 
Toyota agrees to $1.1bn payout to settle class action suit  Dec 27th, 2012 

NEW YORK - Japanese carmaker Toyota Motors has agreed to pay an estimated $1.1 billion (830 million euros) to settle dozens of economic loss litigation in the US due to previous recalls of vehicles ...  
 
 
2013 Shaping Up as Year of the Truck  Dec 27th, 2012 
 
 
 
Toyota Settlement Over Unintended Acceleration Cases To Exceed $1 Billion  Dec 27th, 2012 
 
 
 
Consumers Search for Hondas, Toyotas  Dec 27th, 2012 

honda2Hondas and Toyotas are the most searched for used vehicles on the Consumer Reports website.

To gauge the popularity, the magazine looked at visits to its model overview pages in the last 12 months from Dec. 1, 2011 through Nov. 30, 2012. These pages present road tests, reliability data, owner satisfaction findings, owner cost projections, and detailed pricing, as well as photography and videos.

 
 
 
Experts Say Vehicles Will Use Less Fuel  Dec 27th, 2012 

electriccarThe Natural Resources Defense Council expects continued growth for both alternative fuel and fuel-efficent vehicles next year.

 
 
 
Auto Loans Reach New Highs  Dec 27th, 2012 

loansAccording to Equifax's latest National Consumer Credit Trends Report, consumer credit originated year-to-date through September has increased to $675 billion from $523 billion during the same timeframe in 2010. Comparatively, credit originations today are below the 2006-2007 pre-recession levels of about $1 trillion by about one-third.

 
 
 
Big Deals Expected for Big Trucks  Dec 27th, 2012 

kelleyKelley Blue Book forecasts a flurry of bargain buyers to cover car lots this week.

While replacement vehicle demand in the Northeast following Superstorm Sandy should help drive sales in December, the bulk of sales will come from buyers who are waiting to take advantage of year-end clearance events.
While affordable financing is widely available, sizable cash rebates are offered only for a handful of segments and models.

 
 
 
2012 Mazda 3 i Grand Touring 5-Door review notes: Fuel efficiency at the expense of some driving fun  Dec 27th, 2012 
EXECUTIVE EDITOR BOB GRITZINGER: This Skyactiv stuff can be a real downer in the  
 
 
Two-wheel Lowdown: 2013 Honda NC700X DCT  Dec 27th, 2012 
High fuel prices and a sagging economy have handed motorcycling its biggest opportunity in a generation: a clear need for affordable, high-efficiency urban transportation. 
 
 
Hot Topics: Top 10 Most Popular WOT Stories of 2012  Dec 27th, 2012 
Chevrolet Corvette and Ford Mustang WOT posts will always be popular, but in 2012, the hottest WOTs covered everything from mainstream midsize sedans to fun feature stories. So which WOT posts proved most intriguing to readers during 2012? Below, we take a look at the 10 most popular WOT stories of 2012. Revisit your favorites [...] 
 
 
Rest in Pieces: Cars That Bit the Dust in 2012  Dec 27th, 2012 
While we’re preparing to ring in the New Year, let’s take a look back at the cars, trucks, and SUVs that won’t be joining us in 2013. While nameplates like Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano and Hyundai Veracruz died in 2012, their places in their respective automakers lineups were replaced by updated models like the F12 [...] 
 
 
Tesla’s East Coast Superchargers Allow Boston to Washington Travel  Dec 27th, 2012 
Tesla Motors’ range-extending Supercharger recharging stations have officially opened up on the East Coast allowing Boston to Washington, D.C. travel, The New York Times reports. Placed along the highly-trafficked Northeast Corridor, the new Supercharger stations will allow a Tesla Model S with the 85 kW-h big battery (giving it an EPA-estimated 265 mile range) make [...] 
 
 
Toyota Paying $1.1 Billion To Fix Vehicles, Reimburse Customers After Unintended Acceleration Scare  Dec 27th, 2012 
The bad news continues for Toyota in the wake of its various recalls over “unintended acceleration” in some vehicles. The automaker said it will spend $1.1 billion to repair more vehicles not covered by previous recalls, and also to reimburse customers who sold their Toyotas during 2009 and 2010. The announcement comes as Toyota reached [...] 
 
 
China Opens Worlds Longest High-Speed Rail Line  Dec 27th, 2012 

(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) China has officially opened the world's longest high-speed rail route, which spans over half of China, linking the capital Beijing with the southern commercial hub ...  
 
 
Toyota pays more than $1bn over car faults  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota car company has agreed to pay over $1bn to settle claims that its cars could unintentionally accelerate out of control. A judge must approve Toyota's offer of $1.1bn (683m) which was ...  
 
 
Hybrids Are Best Value for Auto Buyers Report  Dec 27th, 2012 

They may not be sexy or exciting to drive, but a new study by Consumer Reports says hybrids offer the best value for those buying a new vehicle. Consumer Reports analyzed 200 new cars, SUVs, and ...  
 
 
2013 Honda Accord First drive review  Dec 27th, 2012 

Honda Accord is unquestionably one of the most recognizable and popular vehicles on the road today. So how does an automaker improve on such a proven winner without mucking up a tried-and-true ...  
 
 
Melissa Preddy Tips to put your life back on cruise  Dec 27th, 2012 

Tips to put your life back on cruise Next week begins a season of rest, with a break from zipping from mall to church to parties and family get-togethers. And for drivers, from regular commuters to ...  
 
 
Toyota OKs $1B settlement for issues with acceleration  Dec 27th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES -- Toyota Motor Corp. said on Wednesday that it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving hundreds of lawsuits over acceleration problems in its ...  
 
 
Ghia Monster updates a classic  Dec 27th, 2012 

Leigh Ann Swartz's automotive dream was to own and drive a classic Volkswagen Karmann Ghia, the two-seat sports car version of the old VW Beetle. Her husband, Andy, liked the idea, but he ...  
 
 
Fiscal cliff poses auto sales perils  Dec 27th, 2012 

The American automobile industry is poised to finish 2012 on a strong note, but experts say a failure to resolve the "fiscal cliff" impasse in Washington could mean a rocky start to ...  
 
 
VW has edge over GM in China  Dec 27th, 2012 

Volkswagen AG will vie with General Motors Co. for the sales crown among foreign automakers in China next year, gaining share as Japanese carmakers, led by Toyota Motor Corp., struggle to recover ...  
 
 
Previews and predictions for the auto industry in 2013  Dec 27th, 2012 

Okay, take out your scorecards and get ready to grade me. It's the time of year when I look back on my predictions for 2012 and look ahead to 2013 with more previews and ...  
 
 
Electric cars capture 2012 spotlight  Dec 27th, 2012 

As this eventful year nears its end, let it be remembered for the rise of the electric car.Sales of plug-in electric cars - both hybrids and battery electrics - tripled in model year 2012, their ...  
 
 
Mark Phelan ATS leads next wave for GM  Dec 27th, 2012 

The ATS sport sedan is a watershed vehicle for Cadillac and a breakthrough that will change the way General Motors develops all its upcoming vehicles.The engineers who developed the ATS at GM's ...  
 
 
Philippine military to acquire helicopters trucks  Dec 27th, 2012 

MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine's defense chief says the government has signed separate contracts worth 163 billion pesos (about $39 million) with Italian and South Korean companies to ...  
 
 
Toyota pays $US1.1bn over recalls  Dec 27th, 2012 

Carmaker Toyota has reached a $US1.1 billion settlement in a US lawsuit brought by car owners affected by acceleration problems in some ...  
 
 
At 20 BMWs plant in South Carolina tops expectations  Dec 27th, 2012 

Kevin Upton inspects the body of a vehicle on the production line at the BMW manufacturing plant in Spartanburg, S.C. / Jan. photo by Ariana Lindquist/Bloomberg ...  
 
 
Volkswagen is poised to reclaim the sales crown in China next year  Dec 27th, 2012 

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Angela Merkel applaud in the background as SAIC Motors CEO Hu Maoyuan, left, and Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn shake hands. / April photo by ...  
 
 
Area investments on Ford Motor Co.s mind for 2013  Dec 27th, 2012 

Ford Motor Co. is preparing for its next wave of products with investments in southeast Michigan that will total $773 million in 2013.The Dearborn automaker will modernize its Dearborn Stamping Plant ...  
 
 
Sensex lackluster auto pharma gain  Dec 27th, 2012 

MUMBAI: The Sensex was moving in a narrow range with marginal gains on the settlement day of December F&O series. Gains in auto, healthcare and metals were offset by losses in technology, oil ...  
 
 
Toyota to pay over $1 billion after recalls  Dec 27th, 2012 

Japanese carmaker Toyota is to pay an estimated $1.1 billion to settle dozens of lawsuits relating to the unintended acceleration in some of its vehicles which were the subject of a series of mass ...  
 
 
Mark Phelan Chrysler offers peek at future with 2013 Ram 1500 pickup  Dec 27th, 2012 

The interior of the 2013 Ram 1500 features Chrysler's outstanding uConnect system, which has simple, user-friendly controls. / MANDI WRIGHT/Detroit Free ...  
 
 
Doug Guthrie 2013 Viper Twice the bite half the venom  Dec 27th, 2012 

Sonoma, Calif. The Viper has a wicked reputation for being irresistibly attractive, dangerously overpowered, and technologically raw.Enter the 2013 Viper, still lethal in looks and action, but so ...  
 
 
Ford investing $773 million in 6 Michigan plants adding 2350 jobs  Dec 27th, 2012 

Storage containers are full of transmission gears at the Ford Van Dyke Transmission Plant in Sterling Heights. Ford will invest nearly $88 million on new machinery and equipment at the plant. / ...  
 
 
Toyota to pay $1.4B to settle lawsuits  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota has agreed to pay $1.1 billion in the settlement of a lawsuit over complaints about unintended accelerations in its cars. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty ...  
 
 
Suit alleges false mpg claims on Ford cars  Dec 27th, 2012 

A California-based law firm has filed a class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Co., alleging the company has led a "false and misleading" marketing campaign for its 2013 C-Max and Fusion ...  
 
 
New airbags for cars to protect cyclists pedestrians  Dec 27th, 2012 

A special Bike Crash Airbag, designed to protect pedestrians and cyclists who are hit by cars, was successfully demonstrated recently at the Automotive Campus in Helmond. This new airbag is ...  
 
 
Toyota dodges court paying up for deadly US accidents  Dec 27th, 2012 

(7 mins ago) Japanese carmaker Toyota said it agreed to pay about US$1.1 billion to settle a class action lawsuit launched by US vehicle owners affected by a series of mass recalls. Toyota did not ...  
 
 
$1 billion deal major step in Toyota legal trouble  Dec 27th, 2012 

FILE - In this photo taken June 25, 2011, file photo, Toyota keys sit in a fish bowl at the Toyota of Tampa Bay dealership in Tampa, Fla. A plaintiffs' attorney on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, says ...  
 
 
AFP to acquire helicopters trucks  Dec 27th, 2012 

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin. FILE PHOTO MANILA, Philippines -- The Philippine’s defense chief says the government has signed separate contracts worth 163 billion pesos (about $39 million) ...  
 
 
Cars hit by bullets in Sydneys west  Dec 27th, 2012 

POLICE are asking the public for help after several gunshots hit cars outside a home in Sydney's west early Thursday ...  
 
 
Puchen Electronic Develops Eight Kinds of New Automotive Control Valves  Dec 27th, 2012 

Jintan Puchen Electronic Co., Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of automobile A/C compressor parts in China. The company carries a product range of compressor control valves, safety valves, ...  
 
 
Largest settlement reached in Toyota acceleration cases  Dec 27th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES -- Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement worth more than $1 billion in a case involving unintended acceleration problems in its ...  
 
 
2014 Mazda6 First drive review  Dec 27th, 2012 

The new Mazda6's headlamps feature LED "halos" around the primary bulb (thankfully no LED strips), and will be available with adaptive high-beam and cornering functionalities. Fully ...  
 
 
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