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Video Find: 2014 Fiat 500L Stars in Rap About Motherhood  Dec 19th, 2012 
A viral video can do wonders for an automakers reputation. Make a good one like Volkswagen’s Darth Vader video and savvy young techies all over the country will remember your brand. Conversely, do it bad and you’ll be the laughing stock of the internet. Fiat’s one of the automakers to get it right recently, especially [...] 
 
 
West Penn Power to buy 35 new trucks  Dec 19th, 2012 

West Penn Power said Tuesday it would be spending $750,000 on 35 new vehicles for its line crews. The announcement is part of FirstEnergy Corp.'s (NYSE: FE) $110 million initiative to buy 850 ...  
 
 
Grace Lieblein is named GM purchasing director  Dec 19th, 2012 

General Motors appointed the head of its Brazilian business to lead its global purchasing operations.GM Brazil President Grace Lieblein becomes vice president of global purchasing and supply chain. ...  
 
 
Johnson Controls Gives Upbeat Year View on North America China Automotive Demand  Dec 19th, 2012 

Johnson Controls Inc. (JCI) expects fiscal 2013 results to top current consensus estimates as slightly higher automotive production in North America and China should help offset lower production in ...  
 
 
The Worlds Most Popular Cars A New Champ  Dec 19th, 2012 

World's Most Popular Cars in 2012 The Ford Focus isn't the best-selling car in America; it's not even in the Top 10. But around the world, especially in fast-growing markets in Asia, ...  
 
 
U.S. fines Toyota for safety report delays  Dec 19th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. said it will pay $17.35 million in fines for not reporting safety defects to regulators within the required five-day timeframe, the U.S. Department of Transportation said ...  
 
 
Sangeeth Races to Victory in Auto X Fifth Victory  Dec 19th, 2012 

Manama, Dec. 19. (BNA) -- Sangeeth Muraleedharan emerged as the overall winner in round five of the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) Auto X Championship. The event, held at the BIC premises in ...  
 
 
What’s new from Jaguar Land Rover for 2013  Dec 19th, 2012 

2013 XF sedan: Here, the story is about power and how it hits the pavement. A 240-hp, 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine (bought from Ford) gets a combined fuel economy of 8.9 litres/100 km. ...  
 
 
Police paddy wagons go high tech  Dec 19th, 2012 

Please, don't call it a paddy wagon. Rather, police vehicle maker Carbon Motors refers to the $149,950 Carbon TX7 as a "multi-mission vehicle" that can be used as a police command ...  
 
 
Toyota pays USD17.35m fines imposed by US NHTSA  Dec 19th, 2012 

(MENAFN) Toyota North America chief Quality Officer, Ray Tanguay, stated that Toyota Motor Corporation will pay USD17.35 million in fines imposed by the US National Highway Traffic Safety ...  
 
 
Weaker yen boosts Toyota as stocks rise 2.76  Dec 19th, 2012 

(MENAFN - Arab News) Toyota shares have finished at their highest level this year, boosted by a weaker yen and a report that said the firm was on track to be the world's biggest automaker in ...  
 
 
Ny Toyota slaktes i ny sikkerhetstest  Dec 19th, 2012 

Først og fremst fryktelig billig Det endte ikke bra for bilene, for i mellomtiden har nemlig Euro NCAP hevet kravene i sine tester. I praksis har en testet en eldre bil med ny sminke, ...  
 
 
AAA Make Holiday Travel Safety List Check It Twice  Dec 19th, 2012 

Baby, it's cold outside, and that means motorists should take precautions to ensure they safely make it home -- or wherever they're headed -- for the holidays. Among the 84.4 million ...  
 
 
Dramatic changes mean Jaguar no longer the underdog  Dec 19th, 2012 

We all embrace underdog stories: the once down-and-out Rocky going 15 rounds with the formidable Apollo Creed; a dyslexic Rudy gaining admission to Notre Dame, finally making the football squad and ...  
 
 
Government to sell remaining stake in General Motors  Dec 19th, 2012 

The U.S. Treasury announced plans Dec. 19 to sell its remaining stake in General Motors Co. by as early as January. It's a move wanted by the U.S. automaker, but one that would be a loss for ...  
 
 
GM CEO Dan Akersons email to employees  Dec 19th, 2012 

U.S. government announced plans to sell its remaining GM stock within 12 to 15 months: GM Leaders, Today, GM and the U.S. Treasury are putting in motion a plan that will begin to close the books on ...  
 
 
Breakdown of funds U.S. has recovered from GM bailout  Dec 19th, 2012 

After selling 200 million shares of General Motors stock back to the automaker in a deal announced today, the U.S. Treasury Department will still own 300 million shares. The government plans to sell ...  
 
 
Akerson GM must work to win over skeptical consumers  Dec 19th, 2012 

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson told employees today that the company will work to convince skeptical consumers that it has absorbed the lessons of bankruptcy, according ...  
 
 
One-Stop Shopping Car Seat Checks for 2012s Best-Selling Family Cars  Dec 19th, 2012 

If you're shopping for a family car, chances are high that at least one of the vehicles on our list below is on yours, too. These are the best-selling family cars for January-November 2012, and ...  
 
 
Michigan business Dan Gilberts downtown Detroit building tally rises Michigan could help protect online passwords  Dec 19th, 2012 

The building at 1217 Woodward in downtown Detroit is a 30,000-square-foot, five-story building immediately north of the Kresge building. / Ryan Garza/Detroit Free ...  
 
 
Facebook preparing to launch auto-playing video ads  Dec 19th, 2012 

Social networking giant Facebook is planning to unveil auto-playing video ads in 2013, in its largest attempt to date to attract big swaths of ad dollars from TV advertisers, a report has said. ...  
 
 
Two labour leaders die in Jos auto crash  Dec 19th, 2012 

Two members of the striking National Union of Local Government Employees died on Wednesday in an auto crash while of their way to Langtang from Jos after participating in a workers demonstration. ...  
 
 
Toyota fined $17.35 million for U.S. floormat recall delay  Dec 19th, 2012 

(Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp has agreed to a record fine of $17.35 million for failing to report a safety defect to the U.S. government in a timely manner, but maintained it has done nothing ...  
 
 
$10M Ford Fund project to boost Southwest Detroit  Dec 19th, 2012 

Detroit - The Ford Motor Co. Fund is launching a $10 million program called Operation Brighter Future in Southwest Detroit that will include a community center, a Gleaners Community Food Bank center ...  
 
 
Nigeria 30 Killed 16 Injured in Sokoto Auto Crash  Dec 19th, 2012 

No fewer than 30 persons were feared dead yesterday in Sokoto State after a trailer truck veered off the road along Ruwa Wuri Tangaza road in Tangaza Local Government Area of the state and plunged ...  
 
 
Car and Driver’s 2013 ‘10Best’ cars  Dec 19th, 2012 

Over one week in September, and over a distance of more than 15,000 miles, Car and Driver editors drove every new 2013 model under $80,000, as well as our returning winners, to bring you this ...  
 
 
Best snow cars ever  Dec 19th, 2012 

Drifting snow and glare ice have menaced drivers since the automobile achieved mass popularity in the early 20th century. Ski-and-track kits were the first solution for those who preferred driving a ...  
 
 
Speed demons of Bonneville 2012  Dec 19th, 2012 

The 64th annual Bonneville Speed Week in Utah is a gearhead's dream. There are Streamliners here with multiple engines trying to reach 500-plus miles per hour. There are two-wheeled racers ...  
 
 
BSE Auto Index leads gains Bajaj Auto hits 52-week high  Dec 19th, 2012 

The BSE Auto Index surged nearly 2 per cent on Wednesday, led by gains in Tata Motors and Bajaj Auto which are trading their record highs in today’s ...  
 
 
Safety regulators fine Toyota for delaying SUV recall  Dec 19th, 2012 

Toyota will pay $17.35 million for a recall delay of Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h SUVs because a floor mat could jam the gas pedal, causing unintended ...  
 
 
Fields Ford aims to keep improving  Dec 19th, 2012 

Detroit - Ford Motor Co.'s chief operating officer said Tuesday the company is working toward improving the quality of its products amid multiple recalls and continued issues with its ...  
 
 
Toyota shares up 2.79 finish trade at highest level this year  Dec 19th, 2012 

TOKYO -- Toyota shares on Tuesday finished at their highest level this year, boosted by a weaker yen and a report that said the firm was on track to be the world's biggest automaker in ...  
 
 
Nifty stays above 5900 metal auto stocks rise  Dec 19th, 2012 

At 12.35 p.m., the Sensex traded 102 points or 0.5 per cent higher at 19,466 while the broader Nifty advanced 29 points to 5,926. The rupee gained against the dollar at ...  
 
 
ELR to debut in Detroit  Dec 19th, 2012 

The 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric luxury coupe will make its world debut Jan. 15 at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It's based on the Converj concept and uses ...  
 
 
Toyota to pay $17.35M over claim it didnt report defect  Dec 19th, 2012 

WASHINGTON -- Toyota will pay the maximum allowable penalty, $17.35 million, to resolve claims that it failed to report a safety defect, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said ...  
 
 
Renault to sign pact for first plant in Algeria when French president visits  Dec 19th, 2012 

PARIS -- Renault will sign a pact Wednesday to build its first plant in Algeria during a highly symbolic visit by President Francois Hollande to the former French colony, a company spokeswoman ...  
 
 
Interstate closed after 60 cars involved in pileup near Oregon-California border  Dec 19th, 2012 

YREKA, Calif. – Officials say Interstate 5 in far Northern California is closed after a crash involving about 60 vehicles. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection spokeswoman ...  
 
 
NHTSA Data recorders essential to auto safety  Dec 19th, 2012 

Washington - The Obama administration's top auto safety regulator said automotive black boxes are essential to auto safety and said the government will protect motorists' privacy.In a ...  
 
 
Toyota pays $17.35 mn in fines for delaying recall  Dec 19th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay $17.35 million in fines for its delayed recall of 154,000 Lexus SUVs over pedal entrapment issues, promising it will make significant changes in responding ...  
 
 
Federal Plan Mandating Rearview Cameras in Cars Likely to be Implemented by Year’s End  Dec 19th, 2012 
Rearview cameras are becoming commonplace in vehicles built today, especially since there’s a lot more sheetmetal and a lot less window than there used to be. That can be attributed to tougher collision and rollover standards. But rearview cameras aren’t mandatory. At least not yet. In 2007, Congress gave the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, headed [...] 
 
 
Thread of the Day: What’s in Your Hybrid, PHEV, and Electric Vehicle Dream Garage?  Dec 19th, 2012 
Today, we’re challenging readers with what may be our toughest dream garage question yet. We want to hear about your fantasy garage that’s filled exclusively with hybrids, plug-in hybrids, and electric vehicles. With an increasing number of environmentally friendly vehicles promising the same amount of luxury and sporty dynamics as competitors with ordinary powertrains, how [...] 
 
 
German auto supplier chooses Alabama for U.S. HQ  Dec 19th, 2012 

Rausch & Pausch LP, a German auto supplier, plans to create 105 jobs in Alabama after choosing a site in Auburn for its U.S. headquarters and a production facility. The company's capital ...  
 
 
The solution to the insanity Ban all people on psychiatric medication from owning guns driving cars or voting for President  Dec 19th, 2012 

(NaturalNews) I know how to stop the next school shooting, save the children and restore some sanity to America. Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooter, was on medication, we now know. ...  
 
 
Auto dealer Landers grows footprint  Dec 19th, 2012 

Memphis-based Landers Auto Group is extending its reach further south into Mississippi with the acquisition of Volkswagen, Audi, Jaguar and Land Rover dealerships in Jackson, Miss., a move that will ...  
 
 
Ford is denied interest on taxes  Dec 19th, 2012 

AUTOS Ford can't collect $445 million in interest on overpayment of income taxes, an appeals court ruled, saying the IRS accurately calculated what the company was owed.Ford sued the U.S. in ...  
 
 
Auto Special Daimler executive Walker recalls many milestones  Dec 19th, 2012 

/enpproperty--> Daimler AG reached more than 90 percent of its milestones in China in the past six years under the tenure of Ulrich Walker as chairman and CEO of Daimler Northeast Asia. ...  
 
 
GM sweetens deals on pickup trucks  Dec 19th, 2012 

GM is matching or beating discounts from rivals Ford and Chrysler this month. It miscalculated in November when it reduced incentives and truck buyers went looking elsewhere for sweeter ...  
 
 
Toyota to pay $17.4M fine for not reporting flaws on Lexus  Dec 19th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp., the company that has paid the most in fines to the U.S. auto-safety regulator, agreed to pay a $17.4 million civil penalty for delaying reports of a vehicle ...  
 
 
Jaguar Land Rover 10000 sales within reach for Australia in 2013  Dec 19th, 2012 

Land Rover Asia Pacific managing director David Blackhall admits a five-figure target is ambitious on the back of 2012′s predicted 8700-unit result - especially given continuing supply ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz E-Class Review farewell long-term report  Dec 19th, 2012 

December Update David Zalstein With our long-termer Mercedes-Benz E250 CDI doing the vast majority of its kilometres nestled within Sydney’s notorious traffic, our editor asked if I would ...  
 
 
Toyota to target production of 9.9 mn units in 13  Dec 19th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp will keep its global output target for 2013 nearly unchanged from this year at 9.9 million vehicles despite a production cut at home, the Nikkei reported. The leading Japanese ...  
 
 
Another NRA Talking Point Bites The Dust – Guns Becoming Deadlier Than Cars  Dec 19th, 2012 

In any gun control debate, it’s inevitable that someone will make the point that cars are more deadly and, with that fact in mind, gun control advocates should also advocate getting rid of ...  
 
 
Delphi Automotive to move into SP 500 index  Dec 19th, 2012 

+1.15% , S&P Dow Jones Indices said in a statement Tuesday evening. The change will take place after the close of trading on Dec. 21, with Precision Castparts ...  
 
 
Ford exec Quality is still job No. 1  Dec 19th, 2012 

Detroit - Ford Motor Co.'s chief operating officer said Tuesday the company is working toward improving the quality of its products amid multiple recalls and continued issues with its ...  
 
 
FPV GT RSPEC Review  Dec 19th, 2012 

The FPV GT RSPEC is the car Ford Performance Vehicles should have released when it introduced the supercharged Miami V8 in mid 2010. It would be easy to assume this limited edition car is nothing ...  
 
 
Chrysler to Invest Hire in Indiana to Make More Transmissions  Dec 19th, 2012 

Chrysler plans to invest up to $374 million and potentially hire 1,250 workers in central Indiana to make more eight-speed and nine-speed transmissions for cars and trucks. About $162 million would ...  
 
 
Fords December shaping up as solid sales month  Dec 19th, 2012 

Mark Fields Ford Chief operating officer speaks to the media after he announced a $10,000,000 commitment from the Ford Motor Fund with a neighborhood initiative "Operation Brighter ...  
 
 
Toyota fined $17 million more for unintended-acceleration issue  Dec 19th, 2012 

Having already paid record fines for not promptly recalling cars, Toyota Motor Corp. will pay the government an additional $17.35 million.The latest fine, announced Tuesday, is for not promptly ...  
 
 
Isuzu Improves Auto Industry Ranking  Dec 19th, 2012 

Isuzu Philippines Corp. (IPC) is now the country’s fourth largest domestic assembler while retaining its position as the third biggest commercial vehicle assembler driven by robust demand of ...  
 
 
GM hoses down Holden Commodore Sportwagon Ute export rumours  Dec 19th, 2012 

Holden and US sister brand Chevrolet, gained momentum earlier this month following the revelation that parent company GM recently renewed its trademark for the Chevrolet Nomad and El Camino ...  
 
 
Nissan To Build Luxury Car Model At UK Plant  Dec 19th, 2012 

Car giant Nissan is to build a new luxury model in the UK, creating 1,000 jobs with a 250m investment. The new global model will be manufactured at the Japanese firm's plant in Sunderland, ...  
 
 
Toyota fined US$17m over safety defect reporting  Dec 19th, 2012 

has agreed to pay a record US$17.35 million ($16.49 million) fine for failing to report a safety defect to the US federal government ';in a timely manner'; without admitting to any ...  
 
 
15 new cars youve never heard of  Dec 19th, 2012 

I get kind of fed up hearing about these cars every year......The inexpensive ones that we CAN'T get in the U.S.....Not that I'm ordinarily such a 'cheap' bastard, but since the ...  
 
 
Toyota pays $17m in fines for delaying recall  Dec 19th, 2012 

/enpproperty--> CHICAGO - Toyota Motor Corporation has agreed to pay $17.35 million in fines for its delayed recall of 154,000 Lexus SUVs over pedal entrapment issues, promising it will make ...  
 
 
BMW to Debut Refreshed Z4 and Limited Edition “Lifestyle” 1 Series at Detroit Auto Show  Dec 18th, 2012 
In addition to the BMW 4 Series concept–the coupe that is replacing the 3 Series coupe–and the M6 Gran Coupe, BMW will be bringing over two more new vehicles for the 2013 Detroit Auto Show: The refreshed 2013 BMW Z4 sports car and BMW 1 Series Limited Edition Lifestyle coupe and convertible. Neither model is [...] 
 
 
Subaru Receives Four Times as Many Orders for 2014 Forester in Japan Than Expected  Dec 18th, 2012 
The best situation for any company is always to have one more interested customer than the number of products you have to sell. So it must be a good dilemma for Subaru to have that it has 8,000 customers already lined up in Japan for its 2014 Subaru Forester, far outnumbering the 2,000 people it [...] 
 
 
U.K. Fiat 500L Commercial Combines Hip-Hop Swag, Parental Humor in the “Motherhood”  Dec 18th, 2012 
In the U.S., Fiat enlisted the help of supermodel Catrinel Menghia and Charlie Sheen to amp up the image of the small car and make it clever, sexy, and desirable. But Fiat has been a longstanding brand overseas and didn’t need as much of the image boosting. Where the new 2013 Fiat 500L five-door hatchback [...] 
 
 
BMW to Unveil 2013 1-series Lifestyle Edition Coupe and Convertible in Detroit [2013 Detroit Auto Show]  Dec 18th, 2012 
Here at C/D HQ, when we hear the word “lifestyle,” we imagine an ambiguous term that could apply to driving expensive luxury cars and living in fancy metropolitan lofts, just as easily as it could to drinking until well past inebriation and sleeping until the following afternoon. They’re both lifestyle choices, and, as far as [...] 
 
 
Fiat’s Next Two Years: The Roadmap Revealed  Dec 18th, 2012 
Is an interview still called one-on-one if it’s actually one-on-one-plus-entourage? We spent a good chunk of time recently with Olivier Francois, the longtime Fiat Group exec now charged with running the Fiat brand, to talk about the future of Fiat in the U.S. That his crew was there didn’t make our conversation any less interesting—although [...] 
 
 
BMW Z4 Gets the Tiniest Touch of Botox for 2014 [2013 Detroit Auto Show]  Dec 18th, 2012 
BMW is launching a face-lifted version of the Z4 at the 2013 Detroit auto show, and the changes are few and far between. The two-seat convertible with its retractable-hardtop keeps its current engine choices: The entry-level model is the Z4 sDrive28i with its 240-hp, 2.0-liter four; it comes with a six-speed manual or an eight-speed [...] 
 
 
Name That Exhaust Note, Episode 164  Dec 18th, 2012 
 
 
 
Carbon Motors E7 Diesel Cop Car Has 24,442 Reservations, $149,950 TX7 Van Launches in 2013  Dec 18th, 2012 
While we await the Carbon Motors E7 cop car’s arrival, the company has released details on its upcoming TX7 van, a $149,950 diesel V-8 powered specialty vehicle made for law enforcement agencies that might otherwise consider more expensive alternatives. While we have yet to see or test any vehicle from Carbon Motors, production of both [...] 
 
 
2014 Subaru Forester Blows Away Early Sales Target in Japan, EyeSight Safety System Popular  Dec 18th, 2012 
The new 2014 Subaru Forester crossover launched in Japan about a month ago and sales are off to a sprinting start. Subaru says 8149 Japanese customers took home the new Forester, more than four times the automaker’s initial monthly sales target set. Subaru’s decision to offer its new EyeSight system in the new Forester appears [...] 
 
 
Report: Rearview Camera Legislation May Be Finalized by the End of 2012  Dec 18th, 2012 
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood is pushing to finalize a law that would require all passenger vehicles sold in the U.S. to have a rearview camera.  Although the proposal has been on the table for quite some time, LaHood has been meeting with White House officials in an effort to set a new deadline of December [...] 
 
 
VPG’s MV-1 Wins Government Regulatory Decision, Chrysler Calls it a Monopoly  Dec 18th, 2012 
Vehicle Production Group, makers of the wheelchair-accessible VPG MV-1 van, has won what Chrysler has described as a monopoly from the U.S. Federal Transit Administration (FTA), reports Bloomberg. The comment centers around the FTA’s “Buy America” rule, which requires vehicles purchased with federal money by transit agencies to be assembled domestically from mostly American-made parts. [...] 
 
 
MT Poll: Should the Mercedes-Benz Citan Compact Commercial Van Come to the U.S.?  Dec 18th, 2012 
Suddenly, the compact commercial van segment in the U.S. has become more important. We’ve learned what Ford has in store with the 2014 Transit Connect commercial van, the Nissan NV200 is on the way, and Ram is soon to introduce a Fiat-based small commercial van for the U.S. Though Mercedes-Benz offers in the U.S. the [...] 
 
 
Toyota Agrees to Pay $17.35-Million NHTSA Fine for Defect Reporting  Dec 18th, 2012 
Two years after Toyota paid nearly $34 million in fines for failing to quickly report safety defects to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it has agreed to pay $17.35 million for a similar problem with Lexus RX SUVs. This is, unfortunately, not a new or unfamiliar occurrence for Toyota. 2010 was a particularly bad [...] 
 
 
GM tweaks bylaws to require full board or supervisor to hire or fire staffers  Dec 18th, 2012 

The General Motors Board of Directors tweaked its bylaws today, implementing several governance changes.The board removed the power of a board committee to fire or appoint subordinate company ...  
 
 
Chrysler to invest and hire in central Indiana to make more transmissions  Dec 18th, 2012 

Chrysler plans to invest up to $374 million and potentially hire 1,250 workers in central Indiana to make more eight-speed and nine-speed transmissions for cars and trucks.About $162 million would be ...  
 
 
Fewer Americans defaulting on car payments even as lenders are more willing to finance less than perfect credit  Dec 18th, 2012 

Fewer Americans are defaulting on their car payments, even as lenders have become more willing to finance people with less-than-perfect credit, said an executive with a major credit monitoring ...  
 
 
Outdated Crash Test Dummies Blamed for Continued Auto Fatalities  Dec 18th, 2012 

U.S. auto manufacturers produce 15 million vehicles a year and there are about 200 million vehicles on the road currently, according to Donald Friedman, a Calif.-based engineer and co-founder of the ...  
 
 
Ford boosting production of small diesel engine for Transit  Dec 18th, 2012 

Ford announced today it is increasing production of its small diesel engine to supply North American demand for the Transit commercial van. ...  
 
 
Toyota To Pay Record $17.35M Fine For Delayed Safety Reports  Dec 18th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com)-- Toyota Motor Company has been hit with a record fine by the government for delayed safety reports, announced Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Transportation's National ...  
 
 
Cadillac to Unveil 2014 ELR at 2013 Detroit Auto Show  Dec 18th, 2012 

Although Cadillac still hasn't released specifics on the 2014 ELR, the automaker announced today that the production version of the extended-range electric coupe will debut Jan. 15 at the 2013 ...  
 
 
2014 BMW Z4 Whats Changed  Dec 18th, 2012 

will enter its sixth model year next spring, and BMW is giving the folding-hardtop roadster a few minor updates for 2014. The center air vents and optional navigation display have glossier frames; ...  
 
 
Lincoln accused of tricky tire switch by automotive website  Dec 18th, 2012 

The Times is testing this 2013 Lincoln MKZ. Like the model tested by Edmunds.com, this test car came with high-performance tires only a fraction of buyers will ...  
 
 
Louisiana Men Used Tow Truck to Steal Cars From Homes  Dec 18th, 2012 

A New Orleans, La., resident has helped police catch two men suspected of using a tow truck to steal cars from homes. Dawn Dedeaux tells WWL-TV that she caught two men trying to steal her van from a ...  
 
 
Payday lenders skirting rules by offering loans with cars as collateral Policy Matters Ohio says  Dec 18th, 2012 

A nonprofit research group is asking state lawmakers to ban auto title lending in Ohio. Policy Matters Ohio said in a report issued Tuesday that payday lenders are using short-term loans with ...  
 
 
Feds fine Toyota $17 million more for unintended-acceleration issue  Dec 18th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. will pay the government another $17.35 million to federal safety regulators. The latest fine, announced Tuesday, is for not promptly recalling Lexus RX 350s and RX 450h ...  
 
 
2013 Toyota RAV4 Starts at $24145  Dec 18th, 2012 

goes on sale this January, it'll start at $24,145 -- $650 higher than the 2012 version's $23,495 base price and slightly higher than several class competitors (all prices include an $845 ...  
 
 
What to Keep in Your Glove Box  Dec 18th, 2012 

The glove box can be a useful treasure chest in cars, housing everything from important papers and receipts to tire gauges and extra fuses. It's a safe, easy-to-access place for crucial items, ...  
 
 
Fisker Karma First drive review  Dec 18th, 2012 

The man behind the Karma's design, Henrik Fisker, is no stranger to penning beautiful cars. He was responsible for the BMW Z8 roadster, as well as Aston Martin's DB9 and V8 Vantage. Not ...  
 
 
2013 Ford Fusion and Fusion Hybrid Car Seat Check  Dec 18th, 2012 

stand apart from the midsize sedan crowd with its slim headlights and wide-mouth grille. In our Car Seat Check, we tested the Fusion Hybrid, but its sibling, the Fusion, has the same interior ...  
 
 
Ban all people on psychiatric medication from owning guns driving cars or voting for President  Dec 18th, 2012 

. There has been a lot of talk these past few days about banning guns. But the idea of banning guns from all the GOOD people — the sane, law-abiding citizens of America — is ludicrous. ...  
 
 
Infiniti to Rename Entire Lineup Q or QX  Dec 18th, 2012 

Infiniti, one of the last luxury holdouts to have model numbers that actually indicate engine size -- as opposed to BMW, Mercedes and Lexus -- will rename its entire lineup using Q or QX monikers ...  
 
 
Chrysler to expand in Kokomo  Dec 18th, 2012 

KOKOMO, Ind. (WISH) - More than 1,000 new jobs may be coming to Central Indiana in the next few years. Monday morning, Chrysler officials met with leaders in Tipton County, where they discussed a 10 ...  
 
 
Company to build cars in Connersville  Dec 18th, 2012 

CONNERSVILLE, Ind. (AP) - A company planning to build high-tech police cars in a vacant eastern Indiana auto parts factory says it has a second vehicle that it plans to produce in Indiana. Carbon ...  
 
 
Toyota Australia produces its three-millionth vehicle  Dec 18th, 2012 

has produced its three-millionth vehicle in Australia as the Japanese car maker continues a year of production milestones. The three-millionth car, ...  
 
 
Toyota Pays $17 Million Fine Over ‘Timeliness’ Of Recall  Dec 18th, 2012 

Back in June, Toyota added the 2010 Lexus RX to a long list of vehicles that were recalled due to problems with accelerator pedals sticking beneath floor mats. That was unusual because Toyota ...  
 
 
Toyota pays $17.35 million fine for recall delay  Dec 18th, 2012 

In a further blow to its well-honed image of quality, reliability and safety, Toyota has confirmed it will have to pay a record $17.35 million fine for delaying yet another recall related to ...  
 
 
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