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New Podcasts Are Coming Soon. Really.

Part of the reason I started this site was to communicate better with Drive subscribers.  I haven’t uploaded a new video recently because I’ve finally put my foot down about how poor the resolution is.  FYI, the videos have always been shot on pro Sony equipment and look terrific in Hi Def.  The process used to get them onto iTunes involves first [...]

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Nissan Juke Coming to U.S.

Nissan confirmed that the Juke, an all-new small crossover revealed early in March at the Geneva Motor Show, will join the Nissan lineup for the U.S. in fall 2010. Designed as an alternative to a traditional small hatchback car, the Juke features dramatic styling inspired by the Nissan Qazana concept, but also displays a family resemblance to Nissan’s larger Murano and [...]

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2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon

The new 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition combines the suspension and brakes from the supercharged Corvette ZR1 with the normally-aspirated Corvette Z06.  A fitting tribute to the 50th anniversary of the first Corvette to race at Le Mans, only 500 will be produced, finished in either Inferno Orange or Supersonic Blue.
The Corvette Z06 Carbon features Brembo carbon ceramic brakes with [...]

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CHP Helps Defuse Accelerating Prius Situation (UPDATED)

The Los Angeles Times reports that a Toyota Prius driver who called 911 on Monday to report his accelerator was stuck got the car stopped with the help of the California Highway Patrol.   The car in question is a 2nd Gen model.  It’s unknown at this writing  if the driver had the car in for recall repairs.
“He was reaching [...]

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Mustang V6 Rated at 31 MPG

HERE’S A LINK TO THE V6 MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE
The 2011 Ford Mustang, powered by a new 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V6 and equipped with the optional 6-speed automatic transmission was officially rated by the EPA at 31 mpg highway and 19 mpg city. According to Ford, the 2011 Mustang V6 is the first car to be rated at more [...]

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New Volvo S60 Debuts in Geneva (Full Photo Gallery)

New Volvo S60 Debuts in Geneva (Full Photo Gallery)

HERE’S A LINK TO THE VOLVO S60 VIDEO REVIEW
Volvo’s sporty new S60 sedan is the most dynamic sedan ever from Volvo but it doesn’t stray far from the tree, debuting a new safety system, the Pedestrian Detection System with full auto-brake.
The new design combines the front end look of the XC60 with the sleek styling [...]

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Toyota Rolls Out Biggest Incentives Ever

In the market for a Toyota?  This may your best chance in years to get a good deal.  Sales have dropped 10.6% for the Toyota brand compared to last  February which was pretty bleak itself.   This is in contrast to double digit increases for many automakers for the same month.
In order to drum up some showroom traffic, [...]

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Ford U.S. Sales Up 43 Percent, Tops GM

Ford, Lincoln and Mercury sales were up 43 percent for February 2010 compared to February 2009, and up 22 percent  over January 2010, Ford reported today in Dearborn, Mich.
Automotive News reported that Ford Motor Co. topped General Motors in monthly sales for the first time in 12 years. General Motors reported February sales of 138,849 for Chevrolet, [...]

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Toyota Offers Oil Line Fix on Nearly 1M V6 Cars

No, this is not a safety recall.  Toyota is making this very clear.  On V6 models listed below, a rubber section of the oil supply hose for the VVT-i actuator has the potential to degrade, which can in some cases cause oil to leak.  This condition can cause the engine to make unusual sounds and signal the oil pressure warning light.  [...]

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GM Recall Affects 1.3 Million Cars

GM Recall Affects 1.3 Million Cars

Got a 2005 – 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt or 2007 – 2010 Pontiac G5?  Then listen up.  GM is recalling these and 2005 – 2006 Pontiac Pursuits (for those of you in Canada) and 2005 – 2006 Pontiac G4 (in Mexico).  NHTSA opened an investigation Jan. 27  after receiving more than 1,100 complaints of loss of [...]

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Porsche Reveals 918 Spyder Concept

On the eve of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled the high-performance 918 Spyder concept, a high-tech mid-engine super sports car that features hybrid and electric-drive. Designed to deliver supercar performance and green car efficiency, the 918 Spyder is powered by a 500-horsepower V8 engine positioned in front of the rear axle combined with [...]

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New Lexus Hybrid Due in Geneva

HERE’S A LINK TO THE LEXUS CT200 H VIDEO REVIEW
Lexus will debut the CT 200h, a compact 5-door hybrid this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The first compact from Lexus, the CT 200h will go on sale throughout the world in the fall of 2010.
Combining a 1.8-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor, the [...]

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