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    ETC: Rolling Coal: America's political divide reaches the roads [w/videos]
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    Jason Mendelson was driving his Toyota Prius in the right lane of Interstate 64 near Richmond, Virginia, when a white pickup truck with two protruding smokestacks cut into the lane ahead. After a few moments, the pickup spewed a torrent of black smoke that enveloped his small car. The pickup ...

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    Report: Singapore car salesman jailed for gambling away $280k Maserati deposit
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    Kenny Rogers' country classic The Gambler is right about two things: you gotta know when to hold'em and know when to fold'em. A former Maserati salesman in Singapore is learning that lesson about when to step away from the table, after being sentenced to 33 months in prison for allegedly gambling ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.9.14
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    First Drive: 2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT Aston Martins are known for being many things, but affordable is not one of them. While the 2015 V8 Vantage is hardly within the reach of most, its sub-$100k starting price and driver-focused mission makes it an intriguing proposition for people who ...

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    Video: Check out these cool jazz tracks inspired by great cars of the '70s
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    There's nothing like taking a drive with the perfect song playing that matches the mood and moment. When the rhythms sync up with the undulating road, the whole experience gets just a little bit better. Danish jazz-fusion band Elektrojazz understands the connection between music and driving, and ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.8.14
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    10 years on, cars we miss and cars we don't We take a look back at 9 new cars that were launched just a decade ago, only to have disappeared or be replaced with differently named successors already. Some of these new-for-2004 model year vehicles we already miss greatly, while others we'd just ...

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    Featured: A decade later, here are 4 cars we miss and 5 we're happy are gone [UPDATE]
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    Automotive anniversaries are often big news. Last year, the Chevrolet Corvette turned 60 and the Porsche 911 hit 50. This year, the spritely Mazda MX-5 Miata turns 25. The iconic Ford Mustang just turned the big Five-Oh, too. But what about lesser anniversaries? Think about it: there are plenty ...

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    Report: Lexus LX to get diesel engine?
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    Australian consumers appear poised to get another diesel-burning luxury SUV in the near future, and word is it's coming from Lexus, of all automakers. Sean Hanley, chief executive of the company's branch in Oz, recently told Aussie website Drive that he's "pretty confident" that the new engine ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #388 goes LIVE at 10PM Eastern!
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    We're almost ready to record Episode #388 of the Autoblog Podcast! You can check out the topics below, add your own to the Q&A and join us live via UStream, as well. Keep reading for our embedded UStream player, and thanks for listening! Discussion Topics for Autoblog Podcast Episode ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 7.7.14
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    First Drive: 2015 Lexus NX 200t With its all new NX small crossover, Lexus officially enters the lucrative fray with rivals from Acura, Audi and BMW. Our own Jeremy Korzeniewski traveled to Canada's left coast to put the 2015 NX 200t through it's paces, finding both advantage and fault with the ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #388 LIVE!
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    We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #388 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done so. To take it all in live, tune in to our UStream (audio ...

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    Video: Finding surfing spots in the UK is tough work, even in a Jeep
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    You truly have to love surfing to practice the sport in the United Kingdom. The area isn't exactly teeming with warm beaches full of sunbathers, and absolutely no easy spots to find big waves. To be a UK surfer, you need to be a fearless adventurer, not to mention quite lucky. And driving a Jeep ...

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    Report: How parking garages may make your next public toilet experience better
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    The absolute worst part of going to any big sporting event or concert isn't the high price of tickets or the expensive beer; it's trying to use the bathroom, especially a stall. Public toilets during events are always packed, smelly, and full of inexplicable puddles. It's the worst. But a new Los ...

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    Report: Which automaker's 84-year-old CEO is making investors nervous?
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    We haven't heard much about Suzuki since it decided to leave the US market in 2012, but things are going well for the little automaker these days with the recent announcement of record annual profits. It would seem that investors should be ecstatic, but they are starting to question the man at ...

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    Study: The average Chinese motorist loses 9 days a year stuck in traffic
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    Sitting at a complete stop in traffic might be one of the worst sensations in the world, and navigation system maker TomTom knows all about it. The company has been creating an annual traffic jam index for several years now, but it has just released the results of the same survey for China for ...

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    Report: BMW won't build M4 Gran Coupe
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    Over the last few years, it feels like BMW has looked at its lineup and decided to offer a vehicle in every possible segment that it can find, no matter how small. The company is finally showing some restraint, though, at least when it comes to the high performance M division. For example, don't ...

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    Happy Independence Day from Autoblog
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    Congratulations, United States of America, you're 238 years old today and looking spry! The Autoblog staff would like to wish all of our readers a very happy Independence Day, where you're hopefully surround by family and friends, hot grills, cold beers and a wealth of firecrackers to set off ...

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    Video: LOLVO Volvo V60 video leverages the power of cats on cars
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    You know what we haven't posted in a long time? A very weird, car-related video. It's high time we address this failing. As strange videos go, this one is truly bizarre. The two-minute clip focuses on the Volvo V60 R-Design, although you're not going to be learning anything about the car. ...

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    Report: How Fiat explains its disastrous J.D. Power quality scores
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    Back in the '60s and '70s, Fiat didn't exactly have an enviable reputation for quality. Of course, lack of quality and a tarnished brand reputation eventually saw the Italian automaker flee the market, only to return with the 500 and the larger 500L in the last few years. However, if J.D. Power's ...

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    Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of BMW's 'Drift Mob,' Part 2 [w/video]
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    After spending four days practicing about a dozen drift stunt moves in a parking lot for an upcoming BMW "Drift Mob" internet mini-film, Rhys Millen, Sam Hübinette, Dai Yoshihara, Rich Rutherford, and Conrad Grunewald are finally ready for show time. We are brought to the huge urban traffic ...

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    ETC: How GM almost screwed up Toy Story, Cars, Monsters Inc. and more
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    General Motors came within one week of buying Pixar in 1985, and would have subsumed the then-fledgling computer company to use its technology to help aid car designs. That surprising almost-was historical wrinkle comes courtesy of Ed Catmull, co-founder of Pixar, in his new management book, ...

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