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    STUDY: Despite insurance breaks, hybrids driven more, cost more to fix, and get more tickets
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    2010 Honda Insight EX - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Conventional wisdom is that hybrid vehicles reduce our dependence on foreign oil and emit fewer environment hurting CO2 emissions. When comparing a hybrid to a conventional gasoline-powered model on a mile-by-mile basis, there's some ...

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    Sales Watch: Honda Accord sales creeping up on Toyota Camry?
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    While the Honda Accord dominated the 1990s, it has been virtually all Toyota Camry in the new century. Yet a look back at the first six months of 2009 shows that the newer, larger Accord is continuing to gain ground on its chief rival. Camry sales have so far remained top in its segment, with ...

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    STUDY: More Americans planning to keep their cars longer... are you? [w/POLL]
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    Automakers looking for a relatively quick turnaround in the auto market probably aren't going to like a new survey from AutoPacific. The annual survey of over 32,000 consumers gauges public interest in new car buying, and the 2009 survey shows that a lot fewer people are looking for a new car these ...

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    Hyundai trumps BMW and Jaguar in J.D. Power 2009 APEAL study
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    Click above for a gallery of the graphics from J.D. Power and Associates
    Porsche grabs the top spot for the fifth year in a row in the J.D. Power and Associates 2009 Automotive Performance, Execution, and Layout (APEAL) Study. For this year's study, the team at JDPA gathered information from ...

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    Tall wagon/hatch segment drawing more new entries, but not many customers?
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    The Chrysler Pacifica lasted all of four years before it was unceremoniously dumped from the Pentastar's lineup. The Ford Freestyle endured a name change after three model years, then lasted two more as the Taurus X before being sent out to pasture. The Cadillac SRX lasted six years as a tall wagon ...

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    GM expects sales in China to grow 20% in 2009
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    General Motors boasted in April that it would double sales in China by 2013 with the introduction of 30 new or upgraded models over the next five years. Last month, GM forecasted that its vehicle sales in China would grow 10% this year alone and now it seems those numbers may have been a bit ...

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    REPORT: China passes U.S. in auto sales
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    Most of the world has been knee deep in a wicked recession for quite a while, and auto sales have been hit especially hard. Here in the U.S., the numbers have been abysmal, as the first half of the year saw only 4.8 million sales through June. China, on the other hand, is running away with the ...

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    REPORT: 'Personality traits' of automobiles studied
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    Reader-submitted "Cars" Photoshops - Click above for image gallery
    The styling of your vehicle makes a statement, of course. Designers spend years perfecting the craft of automotive sculpture, and are finely attuned to what types of shapes and conventions send a given message. Now, the ...

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    Canada pondering Cash-For-Clunkers too?
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    Historically speaking, Canada has gotten the blunt end of the stick when it comes to new car pricing compared to its southern neighbors. Pricing on many vehicles versus an otherwise identical U.S. counterpart has long been comparatively inflated, and America's recently passed Cash-For-Clunkers bill ...

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    REPORT: China rolls out 89 new models in six months - that's one every two days
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    Geely GE – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've been hearing Chinese officials say for quite some time now that there are far too many automakers in the country for a healthy market in the long-term, but we didn't realize until today just how out-of-hand it may be. According to ...

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    Diesel TDI model grabs 81% of VW Jetta Sportwagen sales in June
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    2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen - Click above for high-res image gallery
    General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Honda and everyone else may not think there is much of a market for mainstream diesel vehicles in the United States, but Volkswagen would beg to differ. Since it launched its new generation ...

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    BREAKING: Chevrolet Camaro outsells Ford Mustang in June
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    Despite having fewer model variations on the market, pent up demand for the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro appears to have been enough to send the bad Bowtie past Ford's redone Mustang in June. Sales figures for the month are beginning to trickle in today, and General Motors says it shifted 9,320 Camaro ...

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    REPORT: Analysts suggest new vehicles sales could rebound to 10M pace in June
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    June auto sales will no doubt be ugly. In all likelihood, the sixth month of the year will be the 24th month in the past 25 to see a year-over-year sales decline. June could also bring a bit of good news, though, as an Automotive News poll of nine different industry analysts shows that sales may ...

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    REPORT: BMW threatening to oust Lexus as #1 luxury automaker in U.S.
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    2010 BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Life is hard at the top, whether that precipice happens to be at the zenith of the overall sales chart or of a specific market niche, such as Lexus' position as the best-selling luxury automaker in the United States. Toyota's ...

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    Lexus leads, Hyundai improves, while Infiniti drops in J.D. Power 2009 Initial Quality Study
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    Click above for a gallery of the graphtastic images from J.D. Power and Associates
    J.D. Power and Associates has released its 2009 Initial Quality Study (IQS) and Lexus has taken the top spot away from Porsche, the initial quality leader for the past three years. The annual J.D. Power study ...

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    REPORT: GM cutting executive pensions, ex-CEO Wagoner to get pinched the most
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    With General Motors in bankruptcy, it was only a matter of time before pensions came under scrutiny. The Detroit News is reporting that GM CEO Fritz Henderson has confirmed that executive pensions beyond $100,000 per year will be cut by two-thirds. Recently defenestrated boss Rick Wagoner will ...

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    VIDEO: Vintage promo film made for Detroit's 1968 Olympic bid reveals city's precipitous decline
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    Click above to watch the video after the jump
    We often think of the 1950's as being the heyday for Detroit's fortunes, but even in the early-to-mid Sixties, it remained something of a modern marvel, thanks largely to its world-leading auto industry. This archival video was apparently ...

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    Putting It In Perspective: Largest bankruptcies in U.S. history displayed graphically
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    Click above to view Good Magazine's largest bankruptcies in U.S. history infographic
    The benevolent-minded folks over at Good Magazine have commissioned infographic specialists Always With Honor to give us a little perspective on America's recent rash of bankruptcies. Using the 'sinking ship' ...

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    Kuwaiti Oil Minister reportedly says OPEC won't increase production until prices hit $100/barrel
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    America might get most of its oil from Canada, but the moves that OPEC makes still reverberate here. Thus, a statement by the Kuwaiti Oil Minister Sheikh Ahmed al-Abdullah al-Sabah to reporters yesterday probably won't help decrease domestic gasoline prices any time soon. OPEC's al-Sabah said that ...

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    REPORT: Lamborghini sees no recovery until 2011
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    Lamborghini Murcielago LP670-4 SuperVeloce – Click above for high-res image gallery
    After several years of record growth, Lamborghini, like most automakers, is struggling in a tough economy. Sales are down 30% so far in 2009, and the Raging Bull even laid off factory workers for seven weeks ...

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