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    World's Largest Rebate? Save $42,000 on Tesla Roadster in Colorado
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    We didn't believe it until we verified it with our own eyes – and amazingly it's true: Colorado is offering a $42,083 rebate on the 2009 Tesla Roadster until December 31st. Carry the one, move the decimal point... yep, that's a 38-percent discount on what must be the most desirable electric car currently for sale in the United States. So, exactly ...

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    Colorado pulling popular cancer awareness license plate over funding controversy?
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    Colorado's specialty "Committed to a Cure" license plate was rolled out in 2005. According to the women behind it, the goal was to "create broad awareness about the breast cancer crusade," and Coloradans have paid $50 to put the plates on their cars. A recently passed bill in the Colorado Legislature will add another $25 to that fee, and that extra ...

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    Illinois, Colorado put money into plug-in infrastructure
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    While there is no coherent national plug-in vehicle legislation aside from the PHEV tax credit bill, some states are moving forward with their own proposals to encourage more vehicles with plugs. Both Colorado and Illinois recently passed plug-in support laws.In Colorado, House Bill 1331, the "Incentives for Efficient Motor Vehicles" act, creates or ...

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    GM recalls Camaro, Traverse, SUVs/pickups for various issues
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    General Motors and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration have announced a suite of recalls for the Chevrolet Camaro, Traverse and various body-on-frame SUVs and pickups (Cadillac's Escalade, Chevrolet's Avalanche, Colorado, Suburban and Tahoe, along with GMC's Canyon and Yukon). The Camaro recall has been discussed before, but now we have the ...

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    ACLU throws its weight around in... battle for Colorado vanity plates?
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    If you LVTOFU, the ACLU might go to bat for your right to let the world know you love tofu. A Colorado woman was recently turned down by the state's DMV when she wanted a plate reading "ILVTOFU." The Department of Revenue said the letters "FU" are a banned combination, and cited a statute that allows rejections if plates are "offensive to the general ...

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    Attended: Bridgestone Winter Driving School
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    The 2-ton SUV is sliding completely off its intended course. The steering wheel is at full opposite lock, yet uncontrolled oversteer flips the rear end of the Toyota 4Runner around like a cat with its tail on fire. In one last-ditch attempt to halt the pendulum process, I stab the throttle. All four tires desperately claw at the frozen surface, but it is ...

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    Diesel-powered Isuzu D-Max caught testing in US
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    As much as we'd like to tell you that General Motors is considering adding a small diesel engine to its GMT 355 platform, we're not going to. While we do have visual evidence that an Isuzu D-Max, which is built atop the same underpinnings as the GMC Canyon and Chevy Colorado pickup trucks, has been testing on American roads with a 3.0L four cylinder ...

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    GM considering selling medium truck operations to Isuzu
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    Reports are coming in that the General is considering selling its medium truck operations to Isuzu. This news is totally unconfirmed by both parties, though Isuzu says it would be more than willing to listen if GM felt the desire to talk.All of this comes shortly after Navistar chose not to follow through on its non-binding agreement to purchase the ...

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    IIHS crash tests small pickups, majority flunk
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    Click above for more of the IIHS side impact crash tests for small pickupsThe Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently performed side crash tests for the first time on small pickups. Their sampling included the Toyota Tacoma, Dodge Dakota, Ford Ranger, Nissan Frontier and Chevy Colorado. The results were published today and they indicate that small ...

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    Colorado gets a chance at cheap (subsidized) corn ethanol
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    I guess they've got to pretty much give it away: E85 fuel will be on sale for just 85 cents a gallon for two hours in Colorado next week. Domestic Fuel says that the special sale on the biofuel for flexfuel cars will take place in the town of Fowler from noon until 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. The sale is sponsored / subsidized by the Colorado Corn Growers ...

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    Colorado: Should there be a distinct license for three-wheelers?
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    Since three-wheeled vehicles come up on AutoblogGreen so often, we thought it would be prudent to inform you that Colorado is considering adding a distinct license requirement for three-wheeled motorcycles. Generally, if you have a motorcycle license, the state you live in allows you to ride a motorcycle with a sidecar or a trike, so no matter where that ...

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    Chevy looking to sell a pickup smaller than Colorado?
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    The Chevrolet Colorado hasn't been much of a sales success recently. Despite competing in what many feel is an untapped market, the Colorado's sales numbers in 2007 slipped by almost 20% compared to 2006. The solution? Possibly offering a truck below the Colorado in size that combines a small footprint with a fuel-efficient engine.Mike Levine over at ...

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    Magna might build maxi MINI Colorado SUV
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    Magna is making news all over. The latest effort from the Canadian auto supplier is aimed at getting BMW to let it build a MINI SUV. The SUV will be called the "Colorado," and could be the next step in MINI's increasingly grand line. As it is, the MINI is so popular that BMW can't squeeze another car out of its MINI plant in Oxford, England, and it's ...

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    V8 for '08: Chevy Colorado engine lineup expanding
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    The addition of GM's 5.3L V8 to the HUMMER H3 Alpha for 2008 has resulted in some trickle-down goodness for the SUV's pickup truck platform-mate, the Chevy Colorado. PickupTruck.com is reporting that the smaller Chevy truck will indeed receive the same infusion of V8 power in 2008. We've driven both the Silverado and the GMC Sierra with that engine, and we ...

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    You can get a "Tough Box" for your Chevy Colorado, too!
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    It has been confirmed that Ford will be offering the "Tough Box" as an option on the F-150 as soon as this Spring, but what if you're not in the market for a Blue Oval with a bed? Don't worry, since it seems that there are companies perfectly willing to apply the same treatment to your General Motors pickup, specifically the Chevy Colorado / GMC Canyon. SVE ...

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    GM and Colorado partner to deliver 40 new E85 stations to the 13 already there
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    What's good about making hundreds of thousands of E85 capable vehicles if consumers have nowhere to fill them up at? With GM, Ford and Chrysler all selling E85-capable vehicles, and advertising them heavily, it makes sense that they would want owners of said vehicles to use it. So, to that end, GM is partnering with the state of Colorado to add 40 new E85 ...

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    Reports: Get your MINI with AWD by 2008
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    Following earlier rumors of an off-roading MINI Colorado, reports are surfacing that parent company BMW is preparing to offer all-wheel-drive on the full MINI range by 2008. The rumors stem from this week's edition of the German weekly Auto Motor und Sport, which stated that the upcoming stretched-out MINI Traveller/Clubman will be available with ...

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    Top secret MINI 4x4 in the works: The Colorado
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    Early last year, while sitting in the passenger seat of cab on the Las Vegas strip, I caught a brief glimpse of a mutant MINI in the adjacent lane. The 'lil hatch had undergone serious suspension surgery, having been jacked up a few inches and then outfitted with a set of aftermarket wheels, wrapped in knobby rubber. While enduring both the cab ride over ...

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    RUMOR MILL: New platform for Colorado/Canyon/H3 in the works?
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    One of the more common complaints about the GMT355-based trucks (Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Hummer H3) is their lack of power. When the H3 debuted, there were rumblings of the 5.3L V8 being slid into its butched-to-the-max bodywork. Unfortunately, someone forgot to measure the transmission. It turns out the V8 with the 6-speed automatic will not fit, ...

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    Colorado county wants to sell SUVs, buy hybrids
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    Eagle County in Colorado wants to sell many of its gus-guzzling SUVs to purchase a fleet of hybrids. County commissioners are seeking bids and the likely winner is the Toyota Prius, although the local Ford dealer has been invited to participate. A few Camrys might also be purchased. The price tag for the hybrids could run around $480,000. The county is ...

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