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2013 Honda Accord sedan Car Seat Check  Dec 11th, 2012 

is doing well with family sedan buyers. More than 26,000 Accords were sold in November, landing it in fifth place in November 2012's Top 10 Best-Selling Cars. With its redesign, the Accord ...  
 
 
Rolls-Royce whistleblower speaks out over corruption allegations  Dec 11th, 2012 

Dick Taylor said he felt he had to 'tell the truth' over alleged bribery at the aircraft engine maker after feeling 'cheated' by his former ...  
 
 
The most fuel-efficient AWD vehicles  Dec 11th, 2012 

Sorry, I'm not impressed.  With fuel prices hovering around $4/gal (and can shoot to $5 for no apparent reasons), 28-30 mpg in this day and age is unacceptable.   When Mazda puts their ...  
 
 
Jaguar Land Rover inks deal mulls Saudi plant  Dec 11th, 2012 

Saudi Arabia will sign a letter of intent with Tata Group to manufacture 50,000 Land Rover vehicles a year in the kingdom, using locally produced aluminium and steel, the commerce and industry ...  
 
 
Volkswagen Plans to Cash in on Russian Auto Boom  Dec 11th, 2012 

German carmaker Volkswagen on Tuesday began construction of a 250-million-euro (325-million-dollar) engine factory outside Moscow to cater to the growing Russian market. Speaking at a ...  
 
 
White House Green Lights Black Boxes For New Cars  Dec 11th, 2012 

The White House Office of Management has approved a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to mandate event data recorders, commonly referred to as "black ...  
 
 
Bill Ford Jr. buys original03 Ford Model A in auction  Dec 11th, 2012 

Bill Ford Jr., executive chairman of the Dearborn automaker, was the winning ...  
 
 
Detroit auto show Honda will show off small crossover concept  Dec 11th, 2012 

North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Jan. 14. The statement said the vehicle is "a global concept model combining a sporty and dynamic SUV profile with a spacious, functional ...  
 
 
Fitch Asigna Calificacion a Emision de Toyota Services de Venezuela  Dec 11th, 2012 

Outlook Stable for U.S. Equity REITs in 2013; Fiscal Cliff a Concern Vibrant capital markets and lukewarm property fundamentals point to a continued stable outlook for U.S. equity REITs in 2013, ...  
 
 
Chrysler Firm was forced to reinstate 13  Dec 11th, 2012 

Chrysler Group LLC says it was forced to reinstate 13 workers who were fired from its Jefferson North Assembly Plant two years ago after being filmed by a local television station drinking and ...  
 
 
Opel car output to end at German plant  Dec 11th, 2012 

Opel employees gather in Bochum, Germany, on Monday. Opel says the company's warehouse in Bochum may be expanded. / Frank Augstein/Associated ...  
 
 
TAC announces road safety film winners  Dec 11th, 2012 

(MAFMAD) competition for 2012. Now in its 10th year, the MAFMAD competition was created to encourage road safety among young people through short films made by young people, for young ...  
 
 
Chrysler forced to re-hire workers caught getting high during lunch break  Dec 11th, 2012 

In 2010, the American automobile manufacturer Chrysler released several of its employes for negligent behavior after they were caught on camera drinking and possibly smoking marijuana during their ...  
 
 
Officials Metro Denver drug ring stashed meth cocaine in cars  Dec 11th, 2012 

GOLDEN - Officials say a multi-state drug smuggling ring, which allegedly dealt cocaine and methamphetamine in Western states, has been busted and more than a dozen suspects have been arrested. ...  
 
 
Chrysler reinstates 13 workers fired for drinking on job  Dec 11th, 2012 

Chrysler Group LLC says it was forced to reinstate 13 workers who were fired from its Jefferson North Assembly Plant two years ago after being filmed by a local television station drinking and ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi ditches ‘family face’  Dec 11th, 2012 

is ditching its 'family face' styling strategy, aiming to give next-generation models their own unique characters. The rejection of the four-point trapezoidal grille, mirrored between the ...  
 
 
Obama Weighs in on Right-to-work Law  Dec 11th, 2012 

President Obama entered the right-to-work fray in Michigan, telling Daimler Detroit Diesel workers lawmakers shouldn't be taking away bargaining rights. "What we shouldn't be doing ...  
 
 
Top 10 Cars We Want to Drive in 2013  Dec 11th, 2012 

The holidays are here, and we finished covering our first major auto show in Los Angeles. As the new year approaches, the editors at Cars.com are getting excited to drive some of the redesigned cars ...  
 
 
Battery Maker A123 to be Absorbed by Chinese Wanxiang Group  Dec 10th, 2012 
Battery maker A123 Systems is one of the more important battery makers in the world, making electrical components for both the Fisker Karma and upcoming Chevrolet Spark EV that just debuted at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. But it went bankrupt in the fall, now prompting its sale to the Wanxiang Group Corporation in [...] 
 
 
Audi Introduces No-Wheel-Drive Ride  Dec 10th, 2012 
 
 
 
EPA Examining Ford C-Max, Fusion Hybrid Fuel Economy Claims  Dec 10th, 2012 
 
 
 
2013 Porsche 911 GT3 Cup: Proof of Porsche’s Serious Ambition  Dec 10th, 2012 
One could be forgiven for contemplating Porsche’s future in the sports-car industry, what with the advent of vehicles such as the Cayenne and the Panamera, followed by the unceremonious departure of former CEO Wendelin Wiedeking under the watchful eyes of Volkswagen and Ferdinand Piëch. And to those who subscribe to the theory that the existence [...] 
 
 
Fisker Looking for Strategic Partners, Wants to Maintain Relationship With A123 Systems  Dec 10th, 2012 
Fledgling automaker Fisker Automotive, which produces the stunning-looking Karma electric sedan, is seeking strategic partners and has employed the services of an investment firm to help it do so. The recently embattled company’s move—first reported by The Wall Street Journal, and confirmed to Car and Driver by a Fisker representative—is hardly surprising, and is apparently [...] 
 
 
DOT Proposal Seeks to Require Black Boxes in All Cars  Dec 10th, 2012 
Devices that record crash-related data would be required in all new cars and light trucks under a U.S. Department of Transportation proposal made on Friday to broaden their growing use in the United ...  
 
 
Mitsubishi Lancer next-generation model delayed until 2014  Dec 10th, 2012 
has been delayed until 2014, around two years behind schedule. Although the usual five-year Japanese model lifecycle has been used for the past three generations ...  
 
 
Tamarac jazzes up its fire trucks with silver metallic color  Dec 10th, 2012 
Tamarac is embracing it - and saying goodbye to the red. A committee of firefighters and brass decided to change the color of the city's fire ...  
 
 
GMs Opel to shutter German auto plant in 2016  Dec 10th, 2012 
Embattled automaker Opel, a General Motors subsidiary, said Monday it would shutter a half-century-old plant in Germany's industrial heartland in 2016. The move threatens 3,000 jobs in the ...  
 
 
Ford announces fix for Fusion Escape engine fires  Dec 10th, 2012 
Ford said today it has found a way to prevent overheating and potential engine fires in 2013 Ford Fusions and Escapes equipped with the 1.6-liter EcoBoost engine.The automaker issued a voluntary ...  
 
 
15-Year-Old Drives Skid Loader Into Patrol Cars  Dec 10th, 2012 
Updated Dec 10, 2012 at 5:03 PM EST Kosciusko County, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) - An unusual story from Indiana, courtesy of Granite Broadcasting sister station Indiana's NewsCenter in Fort Wayne, ...  
 
 
Arbiter Wins Jobs Back For Fired Auto Workers Busted For Boozing on the Clock  Dec 10th, 2012 
Chrysler auto workers fired two years ago after an investigation report revealed they spent their lunch breaks conducting conduct violating company policy were awarded back their jobs after ...  
 
 
2013 Scion xB Gets $500 Price Bump  Dec 10th, 2012 
 
 
 
Volkswagen Polo R WRC Revealed  Dec 10th, 2012 
 
 
 
FTC Puts Brakes on Auto Loan Modifier  Dec 10th, 2012 

ftc_logoThe Federal Trade Commission put a stop to a California-based auto loan modification operation that settled the regulator's charges after allegedly deceiving consumers with false promises that it could get auto loans modified and stop cars from being repossessed.


Patrick Freeman, the sole owner of the Hope for Car Owners operation, has agreed to a settlement with the FTC that bans him from marketing auto loan modifications and any other debt relief services. Freeman's company is in default.

 
 
 
White Remains Most Popular Color  Dec 10th, 2012 

whitepearlNorth American vehicle color in 2012 was once again dominated by white/white pearl, with 24 percent market share, putting it in first place for the sixth consecutive year.  It also led the compact/sport and truck/SUV segment.

White/white pearl also dominates the global automotive color popularity ranks for the second consecutive year, according to the 2012 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report.

 
 
 
2013 Buick Encore drive review: Compact crossover is newest addition to Buick's lineup  Dec 10th, 2012 
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We Hear: EPA Studying Whether 2013 Ford C-Max Fuel Economy Is Overrated  Dec 10th, 2012 
Based on claims from Consumer Reports and other reviewers, the Environmental Protection Agency plans to investigate whether the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid fails to achieve its 47/47/47 mpg (city/highway/combined) fuel-economy ratings. According to The Detroit News, the EPA could levy civil punishments against Ford if it determines that the C-Max Hybrid doesn’t match its claimed [...] 
 
 
Alfa Romeo Giulietta Review  Dec 10th, 2012 
The Alfa Romeo Giulietta is a name that's been around for some time, with the first arriving in the 1950s and establishing Alfa Romeo as a broader automotive brand capable of delivering a ...  
 
 
Ford to offer diesel in new full-size Transit van  Dec 10th, 2012 
Ford was to announce today that it will offer a diesel engine in the new Transit commercial van when it goes on sale in the U.S. late next year.A 3.2-liter turbo-diesel will be offered for those who ...  
 
 
Chinese Ill. firms to buy battery maker A123  Dec 10th, 2012 
Washington - A Chinese firm has agreed to acquire most of the assets of bankrupt electric vehicle battery maker A123 Systems Inc. for $256.6 million, the company said Sunday.Wanxiang Group Corp. will ...  
 
 
Hyundai Santa Fe Mitsubishi Outlander head list of new five-star ANCAP safety cars  Dec 10th, 2012 
Kia Sorento all achieved the top rating in the program's final round of crash testing for 2012. Of the 48 vehicles assessed by ANCAP this year, 39 cars (81 per cent) scored top marks, while ...  
 
 
Technology take-home cars let South Florida cops slip out early  Dec 10th, 2012 
South Florida police officers used to return to the station at the end of a shift to turn in their paperwork and patrol cars. But technology has revolutionized a cop's workday, and those ...  
 
 
Rolls-Royce claims aired years ago  Dec 10th, 2012 
A whistleblower claimed for at least six years that Rolls-Royce had been paying bribes to secure business for its engines with overseas customers, it has emerged. Retired Rolls employee Dick Taylor ...  
 
 
Court halts Jaguar Land Rover from ending deal  Dec 10th, 2012 
CMC got a reprieve on Friday after a court temporarily stopped Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) from terminating their distributorship agreement. The local distributor moved to court to challenge JLR's ...  
 
 
Owning and maintaining 200 vintage cars 80 motorcycles not an easy task  Dec 10th, 2012 
Collecting cars is not possible without passion, and that is the reason Madan Mohan, a car enthusiast has managed to collect 200 vintage cars and 80 different motorcycles, which are still the symbol ...  
 
 
New car sales up 1.6 in November  Dec 10th, 2012 
New figures from the Central Statistics Office show that the number of new cars licensed last month increased by 1.6% on the same time last year. The CSO said that a total of 1,421 new cars were ...  
 
 
Cars of the Dust Bowl Era  Dec 10th, 2012 
Gilmore Car Museum coincides with the recent airing of PBS' two-part television series, "The Dust Bowl." The film by Ken Burns features interviews with residents who lived through the ...  
 
 
State Ex-Wilton Manors auto dealer stole $130K of tax money  Dec 10th, 2012 
Wilton Manors is accused of stealing more than $130,000 in sales tax money, Florida's Department of Revenue announced Monday. Biel Semexant Jr., 41, ...  
 
 
CheapTrafficAttorneys.com Offers Legal Assistant for Fighting Traffic Charges in Orange County  Dec 10th, 2012 
Drivers throughout Orange County can now receive legal assistance from the experienced attorneys at CheapTrafficAttorneys.com. 
 
 
2014 Ford Transit to Offer 3.2-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel Engine, Second Diesel Application in North American Lineup  Dec 10th, 2012 
The all-new 2014 Ford Transit isn’t slated to go on sale until late next year but it’s already shaping up to be a solid addition to the Blue Oval’s North American lineup. Today, Ford announced that a 3.2-liter Power Stroke Turbo Diesel five-cylinder engine will be an available option alongside the 3.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline-powered engine. [...] 
 
 
Porsche 911 GT3 Cup racer previews hardcore road car  Dec 10th, 2012 
racer has been unveiled at the iconic sports car maker’s research and development centre in Weissach, Germany, ahead of its motorsport debut in next year’s Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup in ...  
 
 
Feds Want ‘Black Boxes’ in New Cars But Who Will Be Tracking You  Dec 10th, 2012 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration would like to make it mandatory for automakers to install a so-called ';black box'; in all new cars and light trucks. The devices, also ...  
 
 
$700M Question Will RPA Hang Onto Honda  Dec 10th, 2012 
While a big review will always bruise the incumbent, if the $700 million account leaves RPA, it could strike a fatal blow to the Santa Monica, Calif., firm. ...  
 
 
5 Classic Cars Under $5000  Dec 10th, 2012 
The classic car market is in a strong growth mode these days with nearly every round of auctions producing multiple world records and seven-figure sales. Lost in the hoopla over the mega-dollar stuff ...  
 
 
Mercedes-Benz Presents Pope Benedict XVI With New M-Class Popemobile  Dec 9th, 2012 
When one typically thinks of heads of state, the names Barack Obama, David Cameron, Francois Hollande or Stephen Harper come to mind. But as a sovereign nation, Pope Benedict XVI is head of the Vatican, a self-governing enclave of the city of Rome, and the spiritual leader for more than a billion Catholics worldwide. But [...] 
 
 
Rolls-Royce faces bribery claim inquiry  Dec 9th, 2012 
Indonesia , China and other countries are being probed by the SFO. The most serious charge so far was levelled by a former Rolls-Royce employee, Dick Taylor, who claimed that Tommy Suharto - a son of ...  
 
 
Auto Special From hairpins to high-tech Long journey of auto service  Dec 9th, 2012 
With the invention of automobile 126 years ago came the inevitable birth of auto service. As the inventor of automobile, Mercedes-Benz also played a major role in the history of auto service. ...  
 
 
Japanese automakers see new car sales plunge in China in Nov  Dec 9th, 2012 
Toyota Motor Corp. on Monday said its new car sales in China fell 22.1 percent in November from a year earlier to 63,800, recovering from a 44.1 percent fall in ...  
 
 
Mark Phelan Future bright for Cadillacs CTS even if current year is a down one  Dec 9th, 2012 
The 2003 Cadillac CTS sedan began the re-creation of the Cadillac mystique. It signaled a return to the days when Cadillac was a leader in power, performance and desirability. Its styling was unique ...  
 
 
Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover staff in UK get bacon sandwiches as Christmas bonus  Dec 9th, 2012 
Workers at one of the largest car manufacturers in the UK were given just a bacon or sausage sandwich as their Christmas bonus. The miserly 'bonus' is part of a tradition served up to employees of ...  
 
 
Kahn Design Debuts Searing Vesuvius Treatment for Range Rover Evoque  Dec 8th, 2012 
It seems like tuners and customizers just can’t get enough of the new compact icon from Range Rover, the Evoque. British tuning outfit Kahn Design has just revealed its latest suite of upgrades for the Evoque in the RS250 Vesuvius Edition. Named after the epically destructive, and still-active volcano (as of 1944) in southern Italy near [...] 
 
 
Two hurt in crash involving three cars pedestrian  Dec 8th, 2012 
/inline-content --> Two people were taken to a hospital after a crash involving three cars and a pedestrian at Martin Luther King Boulevard and Bonanza Road on Friday night. Metro Police said the ...  
 
 
Chrysler workers canned for drinking on the job reinstated  Dec 8th, 2012 
Chrysler workers who were fired or suspended two years ago after a MyFoxDetroit investigation found them drinking and goofing off during lunch break are back on the job. MyFoxDetroit first aired the ...  
 
 
BACK ON THE JOB Chrysler Crew Fired for Drinking Returns to Work  Dec 8th, 2012 
Chrysler workers who were fired or suspended two years ago after a MyFoxDetroit investigation found them drinking and goofing off during lunch break are back on the job. MyFoxDetroit first aired the ...  
 
 
Italian firm agrees to buy Aston Martin stake  Dec 8th, 2012 
has known more than a few owners over the years including the Ford Motor Company, who sold out to current owners Investment Dar and other investors, in 2007 for $733 million. Now you can add ...  
 
 
Get a sneak peek at the 2013 cars  Dec 8th, 2012 
You can preview hundreds of 2013 cars, trucks, crossovers and sport utility vehicles. There's also the latest in plug-in electric cars, ultra high-end exotics and luxury ...  
 
 
Auto execs share insights on the industry and whats next  Dec 8th, 2012 
General Motors' Mark Reuss and Ford's Mark Fields talk to The Times about in-dash technology, fuel economy, electric cars and the prospects for the auto industry at ...  
 
 
EPA will review Ford C-Max Fusion 47 mpg claims  Dec 8th, 2012 
Washington - The Environmental Protection Agency said Saturday it will review claims that two new Ford Motor Co.'s vehicles aren't getting the advertised 47 miles per gallon.Consumer ...  
 
 
Certified Overhead Garage Doors Newly Designed Website Has The Answer For Every Commercial And Residential Garage Door Problem  Dec 8th, 2012 
They are a one-stop source for all your garage door needs. 
 
 
NHTSA to require vehicle recorders  Dec 8th, 2012 
WASHINGTON -- Many motorists don't know it, but it's likely that every time they get behind the wheel, there's a snitch along for the ride.The National Highway Traffic Safety ...  
 
 
South Korean import car sales expected to rise by 8 in 2013  Dec 8th, 2012 
South Korea's import car sales, led by smaller, cheaper models, are expected to continue their growth momentum next year, a business lobby for foreign carmakers here said ...  
 
 
In Absence of Formal System Thousands Earn a Living Recycling Trash in Argentina  Dec 8th, 2012 
BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA Its a hot morning in Buenos Aires, Argentinas capital. A man in his 50s walks between giant bags of trash in a large storehouse. Sunlight filters through the windows ...  
 
 
Shelter Dogs Get Driving Lessons To Showcase Smarts  Dec 7th, 2012 
 
 
 
Black-Box Rule Stirs Up Privacy Concerns  Dec 7th, 2012 
 
 
 
White House Review of NHTSA Request Brings Black Box Mandate One Step Closer  Dec 7th, 2012 
The White House Office of Management Budget completed its review of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) request to mandate Event Data Recorder (EDR) black boxes in every new vehicle, Detroit News reports. Now, NHTSA can prepare its finalized regulation for publication. Under current rules, 91.6 percent of new vehicles are required to have [...] 
 
 
BMW Recalls SUVs for Engine Issues  Dec 7th, 2012 

bmw_logo_2BMW is recalling 29,800 model year 2009-12 X5 xDrive 35d SAV diesel vehicles manufactured Sept. 1, 2008, through Nov. 15, 2012.

The engine belt idler pulley bolt could loosen and break over time.

 
 
 
White is World’s Favorite Automotive Color According to DuPont Report  Dec 7th, 2012 
Each year, DuPont Automotive releases its annual Color Popularity Report to illustrate automotive paint choice trends worldwide as well as in 11 key markets. Whites, blacks, and silver continue to dominate the top three spots for automotive colors in 2012, with white/white pearl taking the top spot (23 percent) for the second straight year, while [...] 
 
 
Best Quality Cars 2012  Dec 7th, 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 ...  
 
 
Toyota mulls slashing 2013 domestic sales goal by 19  Dec 7th, 2012 
NAGOYA — Toyota Motor Corp. might lower its annual target for Japanese sales next year to 1.36 million units, or about 19 percent lower than this year, sources said ...  
 
 
Rolls-Royce hands over findings of graft probe  Dec 7th, 2012 
UK Aerospace and defence group Rolls-Royce was in talks with Britain’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) over potential corruption involving its intermediaries overseas, it said ...  
 
 
GM rushing facelift for Chevrolet Malibu following slow sales  Dec 7th, 2012 
sedan on the back of slow early sales and unfavourable reviews from North American automotive media. GM CEO Dan Akerson told US industry journal Automotive News the updated Malibu would reach ...  
 
 
2013 Nissan X-Trail Review  Dec 7th, 2012 
The current, second-generation Nissan X-Trail enters its sixth year of production in 2013, yet remains one of Australia's most popular SUVs. At the time of writing this review, in fact, the ...  
 
 
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