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    Report: Consumer Reports says these are the worst new cars of 2014
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    Consumer Reports has announced its annual list of worst vehicles, a cringe-inducing contrast to its list of top vehicles. Ignominiously leading the way in 2014 is Chrysler, which has a staggering seven models listed. Jeep nearly sweeps the small SUV segment by itself, with its Compass, Patriot ...

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    Official: Lexus gets top brand marks from Consumer Reports; Ford, Jeep hit hard
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    Consumer Reports has released its 2014 Car Brand Report Cards, with Lexus again reigning at the top and doing so with the same industry-topping score of 79 that it registered in last year's Report Cards. This year, the institute credited its lineup for being "usually quiet, comfortable, and ...

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    Report: Jaguar demanding customer data from reluctant dealers
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    Nearly every major business is collecting consumer data these days, and keeping that data secure has come to the forefront of many customer's minds. Jaguar Land Rover North America's decision to begin requesting more customer info from its dealer network appears unfortunately timed, however. If ...

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    Lamborghini Huracán configurator is ready for your Italian fantasies
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    The Lamborghini Huracán might be one of the most anticipated cars to come out of Sant'Agata since the launch of its predecessor, the Gallardo. While we're stuck waiting to drive the V10-powered, all-wheel-drive Huracán, we can at least play around with the all-new configurator, ...

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    Official: Toyota celebrates 30 years of 4Runner with... incentives?
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    Many Americans view their 30th birthdays as significant milestones, even though the average life expectancy here is more than 2.5 times that age. So you might think Toyota would be keen to party over the 30th anniversary of its 4Runner, since most models don't even live to half that age. You can ...

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    Official: Honda says Accord is America's best-selling car among actual consumers
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    The latest round of new vehicle registration data has been good for Honda - three of the Japanese brand's models are retail sales leaders and the Accord was the most registered car built in America in 2013, according to the data compiled by Polk. In fact, 360,089 units of the family sedan were ...

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    Video: Why you must buy an air-cooled Porsche 911 now
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    "Because" might be a good response to our headline, but as a vintage (purists might call 'proper') Porsche 911 is hardly cheap, we suspect you'll need a better explanation than that. Enter Drive editor Mike Spinelli. Spinelli sits down with Zac Moseley and Mick Prichinello from Classic Car Club ...

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    Official: 2015 Subaru WRX priced from $26,295*, STI from $34,495*
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    As you read these words, we're putting together our full First Drive report on the 2015 Subaru WRX STI. And back in December, we were given our first shot behind the wheel of the wingless 2015 Subaru WRX. Both cars will launch at the same time, hitting dealers this spring, and Subaru has now ...

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    Opinion: Why car dealerships are turning into coffee shops
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    I want my dealer to know about cars not coffee, someone who knows the difference between a Buick and a barista. Need a recommendation for the trendiest eatery around? If you are looking for the latest in gourmet treats, then look no further than your local car dealership. I live on the Upper ...

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    Consumer Reports says Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevy are big winners in brand perception survey
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    According to Consumer Reports, the automotive brands that stand out in the minds of car buyers are, in order: Toyota, Ford, Honda and Chevrolet. This news comes after the magazine polled its readers, asking them to take into account vehicle quality, safety, performance, value, fuel economy, ...

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    Official: Lexus, Mazda win KBB 5-Year Cost To Own Awards
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    We focus a lot on what new cars are like to drive, but it's difficult on a one-week loan to really get a sense of what a car is like to live with. Sure, we try to recreate that sense with our long-term vehicles, but even after a year, it's impossible to know fully learn about a car, particularly ...

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    Report: Nissan Rogue gives brand rare monthly sales lead over Honda
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    The five top-selling brands in the automotive industry are usually Ford, Toyota, Chevy, Honda and Nissan, in that order. This lineup emerged intact when counting a year's worth of sales for 2013, and there was no reason to expect it would change at the beginning of 2014. But it did. Thanks to ...

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    By The Numbers: January 2014: Polar Vortex Edition
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    It doesn't really have a name, but the meteorological events in January that caused record-breaking low temperatures across most of the Midwestern United States and Canada is being blamed for many automakers' sales woes last month. The dangerous temperatures, which were colder even than what the ...

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    Report: VW is world's second-best-selling automaker, GM falls to third
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    Every year when we start talking about which automaker is the biggest in the world, there always seems to be at least a little bit of controversy. For 2013, Toyota handily took the top spot with 9.98 million sales, but it's the runner up spot between General Motors and Volkswagen that is starting ...

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    Official: Mini prices new Cooper Hardtop from $19,950* as configurator comes online
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    As surprised as the face of the new 2014 Mini Cooper makes the model look, customers shopping for the third-gen hatchback won't be surprised at all come spring. When the Hardtop goes on sale, it will not only offer a similar design to the outgoing model, it will also have a familiar price with a ...

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    Report: Honda is first Japanese carmaker to be a net-exporter from US
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    Over the last decade or so, many foreign automakers have challenged the idea of what defines an "American car," but Honda took things a step further last year by exporting more cars out of the US than it imported in. Reuters is reporting that in 2013, a total of 108,705 Honda and Acura models ...

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    Video: Nissan confirms what's in the box
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    While there were few doubts about what could've been hiding under the giant cardboard box being transported on a flatbed truck earlier this month, Nissan has officially confirmed that it was, in fact, a Versa Note being delivered from Amazon. As a part of the special promotion, online shoppers ...

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    Study: Is America's 'motorization' past its peak?
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    New York topped the list at 56.5% of families without cars. The car was one of the icons of post-World War II Americana. Soldiers came home from the war, bought an American car with as much chrome as they could afford and moved to the suburbs to raise a family. A new study from University of ...

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    Video: CarMax earns a round of applause for Super Bowl ad
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    The slow clap, a cliche of sports movies, has been taken to its logical conclusion - use in a commercial for buying a used car. CarMax has unveiled its 2014 Super Bowl commercial, which focuses on a man buying his "perfect" used car. What starts out as humorous turns creepy rather quickly, as ...

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    Study: Minivans and hybrids shopped by men and women equally
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    Men love fast, exotic cars, and women want something safe and practical – at least that is the way conventional thinking goes. But a new study challenges these old beliefs. According to the auto information aggregators at iSeeCars, both sexes shop for minivans and hybrids equally. The ...

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