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    FTC cracking down on car dealer ads with fine print that's too... fine [w/video]
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    Two years ago the Federal Trade Commission served notice to five car dealers over what it considered breaches of the Truth in Lending Act regulations. One of the issues was that certain dealer ads promised to pay off the loan on a buyer's trade-in, regardless of the amount; customers thought they were getting completely out of a loan, but the dealerships ...

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    Lotus readying Evora crossover?!
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    If it seems to you like every sports car manufacturer is getting into the crossover game, that's because it's pretty much true. And now, we potentially have one more to add to the list, as Britain's Car magazine reports that Lotus – yes, Lotus – is proceeding with plans to build a crossover. Rather than build a new crossover from the ground ...

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    Toyota plans $126M expansion of MI R&D facility
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    Toyota has just announced that it will be investing $126 million to expand its operations in and around Ann Arbor, MI. The move will add around 85 jobs. In addition to expanding its Ann Arbor powertrain research and development facility (shown above), Toyota will also establish a new facility for vehicle development at its York Township facility. The ...

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    Mini recalls select 2015 Cooper Hardtops over seats
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    The new Mini Cooper Hardtop only recently reached the market, but already BMW is having to recall a limited number of the hatchbacks. The problem revolves around the front seats, whose adjustment mechanism may not fully lock into place. In the event of an accident, that could lead to the seatback folding unexpectedly, which carries with it an increased ...

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    Heads continue to roll at Scuderia Ferrari
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    It's a year of restructuring at Ferrari – especially when it comes to the Formula One department. Dissatisfied with the team's performance of late, parent company Fiat fired Ferrari's chairman, replaced its team principal twice and brought in another multiple world champion to replace the one it already had. But that's not the end of it. Under the ...

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    This dream home theater and office happens to be in a Cadillac Escalade [w/video]
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    Need to take a ride cross country in the lap of luxury while still getting some work done? Short of a tour bus, the Concept One Curve from Lexani Motorcars might be one of the most comfy options imaginable. Lexani is usually known for creating opulent armored vehicles, but for the Concept One Curve it focuses on converting a 2015 Cadillac Escalade into a ...

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    Chris Harris enjoys a smokey treat with HSV Maloo GTS
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    Auto enthusiasts should absolutely adore Australia. This bonkers island, aside from being filled with bugs, spiders, sharks and crocodiles, all of which are hellbent on killing you slowly, is home to two of the auto world's greatest things – the V8 Supercars series, and the ute. While Americans will be familiar with the ute thanks to cars like the ...

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    What you missed on 12.18.14
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    Recapping a year of cars We at Autoblog are very fortunate to review a slew of new vehicles every year, and rather than let the calendar pass without reflecting on all the hotness, senior editor Seyth Miersma looks back and recaps his year in new cars. There's some interesting data here, including average power, price, and fuel type – and it's not ...

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    Elderly enthusiast still has sense of humor after car crashes into his bedroom
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    Given his neatly stacked pile of model cars on display, bed sheets and wall art, it seems pretty safe to guess that Terry Brouillette of Worcester, MA, is a NASCAR fan. But the 71-year-old man got a very rude awakening recently when an allegedly drunk driver plowed through his bedroom window. The vehicle came to rest right on the other side of the bed ...

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    Tesla Model S drivers put way more miles on their cars than Nissan Leaf owners do (we think)
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    Just a few weeks ago, Nissan announced that its customers have driven over a billion electric kilometers in the four years that the world's best-selling EV has been on the road. That heady milestone means, Nissan says, that the Leaf has saved 180 million kilograms of CO2 emissions around the world. The billion kilometers have been split among the 147,000 ...

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    Bernie Ecclestone's Christmas card pokes fun at his legal issues
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    You get the picture pic.twitter.com/Qq85ampDEB - Alan Baldwin (@alanbaldwinf1) December 18, 2014 Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone is now poking fun at the settlement he made with the state of Bavaria following his bribery trial earlier this year. His chosen avenue for this jest? A Christmas card. The card features a masked rider sticking up a ...

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    Jaguar recalls 1,500 XJ sedans over brake issues
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    A problem with the hydraulic brakes on the flagship XJ sedan has prompted Jaguar to issue a recall. The issue, as publicized by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in the notice you can read below, revolves around the brake line junctions underneath the affected vehicles, which may leak fluid, thereby reducing the effectiveness of the ...

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    Texas plumber shocked his old Ford F-250 is now in terrorists' hands [w/video]
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    Do you ever wonder what the a owner is doing with your vehicle after you trade it in? Mark Oberholtzer of Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City, TX, has no need to imagine, but it's probably his worst nightmare. That's because an image of his old Ford F-250 is now on Twitter as a gun platform in the Syrian Civil War. While the image only appeared recently, ...

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    Swedish car mag says Ford Mondeo is dangerously, illegally overweight [w/video]
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    Sweden's Teknikens Värld has a reputation for being very persnickety when it comes to auto safety testing, and its latest catch is the Mondeo Titanium Estate 2.0 TDCi 150 bhp S6 MPS (basically a station wagon variant of the Fusion). In addition to the model's mile-long name, it has another problem according to the Swedes, because its weight on the ...

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    Cadillac CT6 will get high-res streaming video rearview mirror
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    Cadillac is preparing a big upgrade to the humble rearview mirror, adding a streaming video function that it claims will improve a driver's field of vision by 300 percent. The new system will debut on the 2016 CT6 flagship. The streaming system, which eliminates the visual obstructions caused by passengers, headrests and the rear pillars, relies on a ...

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    Ford GT successor to debut in Detroit and go racing
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    Anticipation for all of the exciting reveals at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show just a few weeks away is building to a fever pitch, and rumors are mounting that Ford has a big surprise in store in the shape of a future performance halo model. Insider sources speaking to Autoweek claim the next Ford supercar is definitely going to be revealed at the Detroit ...

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    Watch Emily Blunt and John Krasinski prank Jimmy Kimmel's SUV
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    Jimmy Kimmel has a bit of a rivalry going with Emily Blunt and John Krasinski. Not like the "I'm on television, you're on the radio" one he has with his former Man Show co-host Adam Carolla (who of course has more to do with cars than the last name he almost shares with a Toyota economy sedan). With Blunt and Krasinski, it's more of a prank rivalry. The ...

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    Army's first surplus Humvee auction brings in $744,000
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    The first public auction of surplus US Army Humvees has came and went, and to call it a rousing success would be a major understatement. Auctioneers IronPlanet Inc., unloaded 25 trucks on behalf of the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency. Bidding started at a meager $10,000 for the privilege of driving home in America's most iconic military ...

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    Analyst slashes Tesla sales forecast by 40% due to fuel prices
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    While falling gas prices are cause for celebration among Americans, many of whom are seeing their budget for Christmas presents burgeon on account of the cheap fuel, it's decidedly bad news for Tesla Motors. The electric car manufacturer's fortunes are being seriously impacted by the low cost of petrol, with one of the firm's biggest fans on Wall Street, ...

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    GM ignition switch recall fund reaches 100 approved claims for deaths, injuries
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    The General Motors ignition-switch compensation fund has the macabre task of determining whether to pay settlements to those who claim to be hurt by the automaker's faulty parts. The group, led by star attorney Kenneth Feinberg, has been accepting claims since August 1, and the latest statistics have brought to light quite a grisly figure. It has now ...

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