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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.21.14
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    2015 Mercedes S550 Coupe Mercedes has a new flagship coupe coming to a dealership near you, and we just tool the keys to one such machine, a 2015 S550 Coupe Edition 1, to be exact, all over the great State of Rhode Island. The autumn weather was lovely, the changing colors were beautiful, and ...

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    Report: EPA to scrutinize auto fuel economy tests, issue revised guidelines
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    Following the lowering of estimated fuel economy figures from companies like Ford, Hyundai, Kia and even a handful of Mercedes-Benz sedans in the recent past, the Environmental Protection Agency is cracking down by mandating new mileage testing procedures by the end of the year, after first ...

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    Report: Porsche 918 Spyder already almost sold out?
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    Still planning on getting your hands on a Porsche 918 Spyder? You'd better act quickly, because word has it that the hybrid hypercar is nearly sold out. While Porsche has reportedly only delivered a little over 30 of the 918 examples of the Spyder it plans to manufacture in total, Automotive ...

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    Official: 2015 Dodge Charger priced from $27,995, Hellcat from $63,995*
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    Ladies and gentlemen, let's get the most salient bit of information out of the way right off the bat: $63,995*. That's the amount of money Dodge dealers will be asking for (at the very least, naturally) for a 2015 Charger Hellcat (*plus $995 for destination on all pricing figures). That rather ...

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    ETC: Here's how people spec'd their C7 Corvettes in 2014
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    The Z51 option pack was hugely popular full-stop, with a total of 21,105 examples in all bodystyles ordered. For its first year out of the gate, the 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray did very well for itself, selling 37,288 units worldwide with 34,678 of the new sports cars hitting the ...

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    Report: Recent Tesla Model S buyers frustrated over new features
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    Tesla wowed the motoring world when it recently unveiled the all-wheel drive, dual-motor D version that added power and range to the already well-regarded Model S. At the same time, the company showed off a new suite of safe-driving tech like a forward-looking camera, radar and ultrasonic sensors ...

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    Report: Convertible demand has tanked over last seven years
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    Few things match the joy of open-roofed motoring. The wind runs through your hair, the sun beats down and the trees flash overhead, and it's then that you realize that this elemental experience is just better than being permanently ensconced in stylized cage of steel and glass. Unfortunately for ...

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    Study: Kids 39% more likely to buy parents' car brand
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    Children are a blank slate. They draw their habits, behaviors and mannerisms from their parents. If you subscribe to that viewpoint, then this study out of Michigan State University won't really come as a surprise. According to Soren Anderson, and MSU economist, kids are 39 percent more likely to ...

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    Report: Acura TLX's early sales results look promising
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    Acura made a bold move earlier this year when it decided to axe two fairly popular models in the TL and TSX and replaced them with a single sedan: the TLX. After all, how often have you seen modern automakers consolidating vehicles in the lineup? But early indications have shown that the gamble ...

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    Report: Does Warren Buffett's dealership acquisition foreshadow Chinese car sales in US?
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    The US auto dealer industry recently saw a huge shakeup when Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment company bought Van Tuyl Group, the country's largest privately owned network of showrooms, for an undisclosed sum. Assuming the deal's regulatory success, it immediately made Buffet one of ...

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    Official: Mercedes S-Coupe configurator running, $119,900* base price
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    If you feel like spending the price of a house (most places) on a very fast and comfortable German luxury sedan, then you're in luck. The configurator for the new Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is ready and waiting, and it's not cheap to buy this much opulence. The standard S550 4Matic Coupe rings ...

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    Report: Maserati rapidly expanding dealer network
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    With the new Quattroporte and Ghibli sedans out on the market, and the new Levante crossover and Alfieri coupe on their way, Maserati is making serious headway towards revitalizing its lineup. Now all it needs in order to reach its ambitious sales targets is to expand the network of dealers where ...

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    Report: Kia's brand perception still painfully lags behind reality
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    I can't tell you how many times I've been driving with friends or family in a decidedly nice Korean press car, only to have a passenger notice the logo on the steering wheel and exclaim, "Wait... this is a Kia?" For every time I roll my eyes at a story with a lede about how Hyundai "is really ...

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    Study: Male Baby Boomers most likely to drive connected cars, according to Nielsen study
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    There's no denying that new cars are becoming increasingly packed with tech that connects drivers to the internet, even if it can be distracting. Whether it's as simple as streaming audio or turning the interior into a wifi hotspot, these connected car systems appear here to stay. So who actually ...

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    Official: Refreshed 2015 Subaru Impreza priced from $18,195*
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    It was just a few weeks ago that Subaru unveiled its refreshed 2015 Impreza with refinements like a tweaked front fascia, upgraded infotainment system, standard rearview camera, slightly better fuel economy and other goodies. The Japanese automaker has finally decided to tell us what all of this ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 10.9.14
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    Which $10,000 '80s coupe would you choose? In the end, there can be only one. And, while we've got another six days left in the balloting, one of these two vehicles is leading in the early running by about two to one. You can probably guess which it is. And that means, if you've got an opinion, ...

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    Video: MI man bonds with late father by buying his old Corvette
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    A few years back, I was catching up with my childhood friend Adam, who told me he had stumbled upon his late father's tow truck in the used-car listings. When I asked him if he'd buy it, he shrugged, "What for?" Maybe if it was a Corvette instead of a tow truck, he'd have felt differently. One ...

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    Featured: Billions of dollars at stake as dealers, Feds face off over auto loan regulations
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    "Dealers have to discount those rates to be competitive. The current system saves customers money. Period." – Forrest McConnell Auto dealers and the federal government are facing off over proposed rules to regulate auto financing, and this week the head of the nation's largest dealer ...

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    Report: Is Lincoln MKC cutting into Cadillac SRX sales?
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    The two big American luxury brands of Cadillac and Lincoln are on surprisingly similar paths at the moment with both divisions hoping to redefine themselves and grow popularity. They're still early in the process with no clear winner yet, but things might actually be looking up for Lincoln's ...

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    Report: Price cut boosts Dodge Viper sales dramatically
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    It may go without saying that slashing the price on a new car – especially one this enticing – would only serve to boost sales. But in case you needed hard evidence, look no further than the Dodge Viper. Last month Chrysler announced it was chopping a solid $15k off the price of a ...

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