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    How Does Your Gas Gauge Really Work?
    Why That First Half-Tank Seems To Last Forever 1292302800

    Today's cars are packed with high-technology features throughout. From the latest overhead-cam, turbocharged, direct-injected engines, to slick-shifting, computer-controlled twin-clutch transmissions, to voice-controlled infotainment systems with more computing power than it took for the Apollo ...

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    Mini Goes Stock Car Racing But Not In NASCAR
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    Calling a NASCAR racer a "stock" car is a gross overstatement -- they haven't been even remotely stock for several decades. These race cars are purebred, single-seat racing machines that bare only superficial resemblance to their street-going counterparts. Let us count the ways: Under the hood, a ...

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    What's In A Car Warranty?
    Understand The Carmaker's Guarantee Before You Buy 1286078400

    New car warranties have come a long way in the past couple of decades. As the quality of Japanese cars began trumping the style and flash of Detroit, the local guys had to step up. Quality has been improving, but to give customers confidence in their cars, warranty coverage was also increased. Soon ...

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    Why Automakers Ask You To Rate Them
    And Why Their Livelihood Depends On Your Response 1285473600

    Buy a new car today and the odds are pretty strong that within a few days you will receive a phone call asking about the experience. Quite a few new-car buyers may also receive a slew of survey forms in the mail in the coming weeks, all asking for your emotional responses and opinions about that ...

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    Do You Have Roadside Assistance And Not Even Realize It?
    Carmakers, Credit Card Companies, And Others Offer Coverage 1284782400

    There is nothing worse than breaking down and getting stuck on the side of the road. While not every situation is a nightmare, any breakdown is a pain. Whether you’ve run out of gas, got a flat tire or some mysterious mechanical knocking just knocked for the last time, there’s never a ...

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    Getting Your Stolen Car Back
    Theft Recovery Systems Do Battle Against Thieves 1282276800

    The beeping grows louder, more confident even, as the signal shows more bars and the directional arrow grows more sure of itself. We're getting closer to finding my car, using a few simple and clear cues delivered by a LoJack tracking computer. ??D.J. Thompson, Director of Law Enforcement for ...

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    Why Does It Cost So Much For Automakers To Develop New Models?
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    Are Insurance Savings for Real?
    Yes And No, But Here Are Eight Tips Guaranteed To Work 1277179200

    If you get the feeling you’re seeing more ads for car insurance in recent years, there’s a good reason. You are. Spending on auto insurance advertising ballooned from $600 million in 2003 to over $1.7 billion in 2007. In 2008, Geico alone spent more than $600 million, with State Farm ...

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    Our Top 12 Recommended SUVs
    All Are On Sale Now, Under $30,000 1256011200

    In Pictures: Kia Sportage Kia Sportage and Hyundai TucsonThe $16,695 Kia Sportage and $18,070 Hyundai Tucson share the car-based platform they are built on. Base models include a 140-hp four-cylinder engine with front-wheel drive. A 173-hp V6 and all-wheel drive are optional. Both are backed by an ...

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