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Wouldn’t You Really Rather Drive a Buick?

Wouldn’t You Really Rather Drive a Buick?

Don’t look now but that old slogan just might have relevance today.  Seems Buick is snagging substantially younger buyers with their new models.  Robert Snell writes about the brand for the Detroit News and finds a lot of life left in the brand.  While sales of the Lucerne are down 15 percent, the well regarded [...]

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2010 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car

A Hugger Orange 1969 Camaro Indy 500 pace car replica is a rare collector car today and Chevrolet will once again offer a few select buyers the opportunity to own a piece of racing history with a limited production of 2010 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car replicas.
For the first time since 1993, a replica of the [...]

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Father of the Ford Mustang dies at 86

Father of the Ford Mustang dies at 86

What do the Ford Mustang and the computer CD-ROM have in common?  They were both overseen by engineer Donald Frey.  He passed away on March 5th following a stroke at the age of 86.  The Detroit News’ Scott Burgess has an a quick look back at his career and how his accomplishments have enriched our [...]

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Toyota Sales Surge

Toyota sales increased by 35 percent for March compared to the same period last year, as reported by The DetroitBureau. Preliminary numbers put Toyota ahead of Ford for the month, trailing only General Motors in total sales for March.
See the complete report from The DetroitBureau.

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2010 New York Auto Show

The 2010 New York International Auto Show hosted the debut of a number of important new cars, covering the spectrum from fuel-efficient to high-performance. As the economy begins to show signs of improvement, many automakers are adding new products to their lineups.
Hyundai continues its product onslaught with the introduction of an all-new flagship sedan, Equus [...]

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Nissan LEAF Prices Released. Math Skills Required.

Nissan LEAF Prices Released.  Math Skills Required.

Nissan released pricing for the LEAF electric car today. Got your calculators ready? MSRP is $32,780 MSRP but that means little. Lop off the $7,500 federal tax credit and it drops to $25,280. But wait, there’s more (or is that less?). Different state and local incentives that may lower the [...]

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Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Debuts at NY Auto Show

Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon Debuts at NY Auto Show

The CTS-V is one of the Driven teams favorite performance vehicles. It just got a whole lot more practical with the addition of the Sport Wagon variant. You need to fetch a bag of mulch or get your kid off to piano lessons right quick? 556 HP, Magnetic Ride Control and Brembo [...]

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GM Vision For Future City Car

General Motors today unveiled in Shanghai, three different versions of a new two-person electric vehicle called EN-V. A new concept for urban mobility, EN-V is short for Electric Networked-Vehicle and the three examples are named to emphasize the enjoyment of driving: Jiao (Pride), Miao (Magic) and Xiao (Laugh).
EN-V was designed to address concerns of traffic congestion, parking [...]

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Lexus Confirms CT 200h Hybrid for U.S.

Lexus annouced that the compact premium CT 200h hybrid will go on sale in the U.S. in early in 2011 as the second dedicated hybrid model in the Lexus lineup. The compact 5-door hatchback debute in March at the Geneva Motor Show and will be the smallest model ever sold by Lexus in the U.S. [...]

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GM Hydrogen Fuel Cell Closer to Production

General Motos released details this week on its latest hydrogen fuel cell that is smaller, lighter and less expensive to produce than earlier versions. The fuel cell is 220 pounds lighter and uses about one third of the amount of platinum in the system currently being tested in Chevrolet Equinox Fuel Cell electric vehicles as part [...]

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J.D. Powers rates Porsche #1, Lincoln #2 in LTD study

The results are in and while those who don’t follow the industry might be surprised, those who do won’t be.  J. D. Power’s Long Term Dependability Study tracks problems experienced by the original owners of three-year-old vehicles including 198 different problem areas. Rankings are determined by the number of problems per 100 vehicles.  As you might [...]

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2011 GMC Sierra Denali HD Debuts

General Motor’s heavy-duty work truck, the new 2011 GMC Sierra HD adds for the first time the Denali trim. Exclusive to the 2500HD chassis, the Denali has previous been offered as the high-end luxury version of the Yukon full-size SUV and the lighter duty Sierra 1500 pickup.
The 2011 Sierra HD features increased payload and towing capacity due [...]

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