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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

IIHS VIDEO OF SMART FORTWO CRASH

YouTube hosts a clip of an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test of the Mercedes-backed smart fortwo. smart has been selling ca...

MERCEDES-BENZ MONEY TALK

Having just covered BMW's current financial situation - with help from Bloomberg.com of course - GoodCarBadCar figured it only makes ...

BMW MONEY TALK

Suits , beancounters, corporate honchos: sit up and pay attention. When BMW starts talking dollars and cents (and euros), the numeric value...

Monday, April 28, 2008

VOLVO RECALL of XC&V70s

It's like Honda recalling engines, Audi recalling all-wheel drive components, or Mitsubishi recalling turbochargers. Volvo.... yes, Vol...

AUDI NEWS by NUMBERS

At one time in the not-so-distant past, Audi was Volkswagen's loftiest brand. Now Bentley, Bugatti, and Lamborghini cause the four-ring...

Saturday, April 26, 2008

GM HORSEPOWER ALERT

Cadillac's CTS- v  and the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be making use of an even more powerful supercharged V8 than originally thought. ...

Friday, April 25, 2008

NEW MAZDA 6

Result . Mazda is showing the '09 Mazda 6  - the North American 6  - and it looks good. This latest Mazda isn't daring, but possesse...

Thursday, April 24, 2008

NEW WORLD ORDER - low-tech solutions work for Chevrolet Cobalt

Follow this link to read a more thorough take on this story, but be ye alerted: all of a sudden, Chevrolet will sell you a very  frugal Co...

MALIBU LTZ - four cylinders, six speeds, 32mpg

Five years ago, the introduction of a more fuel efficient and very well-equipped Chevrolet Malibu would not have garnered a mention. Anywhe...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

TOYOTA vs GM - First Quarter Numbers

The figures were confusing in 2007. Did Toyota produce more; did General Motors sell more? Did an outside source confirm the figures that w...

SOME SATURN NUMBERS

Saturn originated as 'a different kind of car company'. At the top of the heap, however, sat General Motors. General Motors is resp...

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

TOP 5 SLOW SUV SELLERS by NUMBERS

With the advent of the Ford Explorer, sport-utility vehicles became everyday family transportation. Sure, others had come before. Jeep, Lan...

VOLKSWAGEN - NUMBERS

Volkswagen , rumoured to soon fall under the control of Porsche - itself a long-time partner and family connector - owns many an automobile ...

Monday, April 21, 2008

2007 HYBRID SALES REVIEW - AMERICA

Anywhere from CNN American Morning to the newest paved parking lot at a massive shopping complex, 'hybrid' is attempting to be used...

Sunday, April 20, 2008

DANICA PATRICK WINS A RACE

In her 50th career IndyCar race, Danica Patrick claimed a victory. That makes her the first woman to win in a major closed course racing se...

Saturday, April 19, 2008

AUDI Q5 APPEARS IN CHINA

Every new Audi is a big deal these days. The four-ringed badge is increasingly highly sought after, and some Audi models (the A4, specifica...

Friday, April 18, 2008

CNN LOOKS AT FERRARI REPLICARS

Alessio Vinci, CNN's bureau chief in Rome , zoomed in a story that isn't  news to most automotive enthusiasts but strikes much of t...

HYUNDAI DISCONTINUING TIBURON

The Scoupe gave way to the Tiburon. The Tiburon is now simply giving way. Hyundai forsook the 'shark' etymology in other parts of t...

2003 HONDA ACCORD RECALL

Some 350,000+ Honda Accords face a recall related to their windshield wipers. The circuit breaker responsible for the wiper motor can becom...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

HUGE HYUNDAI RECALL NEEDS YOU, SONATA DRIVER

Sit yourself down in the front passenger seat of your 2006, '07, or '08 Hyundai Sonata and determine whether or not the airbag syst...

VOLVO CANADA INCENTIVE UPDATE

It's no secret that the U.S. dollar has been struggling. That fact has been a boon to the Canadian dollar. However, for the most part, ...

COUPEIZING GOOD SEDANS

Turning your garden variety sedan into a two-door coupe isn't a simple chop job. Automakers rightly assume that the coupe buyer needs t...

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

NISSAN & CHRYSLER - Pros and Cons

Nissan , a large Japanese automobile manufacturer which has at the heart of its North American product line the Altima and Sentra in additio...