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    Study: Teen driver deaths increase despite decrease in overall fatalities
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    This past December we reported that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration had found traffic fatalities in 2010 were at their lowest level since 1949. Unfortunately, another study released yesterday by the Governors Highway Safety Association reveals that the number of 16- and ...

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    Official: GM reports 2011 profit of $7.6 billion
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    General Motors today reported its earnings for last year and the fourth fiscal quarter of 2011. The automaker's profits for 2011 totaled $7.6 billion, up from $4.7 billion in 2010. While the news was excellent for the full year, fourth quarter net income was only $472 million, or about the same ...

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    By The Numbers: 2011: Onward and Upward Edition [UPDATE]
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    Which were the best-performing brands and automakers in 2011? We'll tell you, and the answers may be surprising. The top two best-performing brands surprised us. Jeep led the pack with a 44.04-percent sales increase for the year, followed by Mitsubishi, whose sales jumped 40.07 percent. Behind ...

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    Autoblog's Most Popular Posts of 2011
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    We've been doing Autoblog for a while now and still don't know exactly why some posts become popular and others completely miss boarding the crazy train to Viralville. Maybe we were the first to post about a hot topic. Videos are almost always poised for success, and of course any post that ...

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    Report: Fiat 500, Chevy Volt listed among biggest product flops of 2011... but should they be?
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    'Tis the season for thin news cycles and cheesy top ten lists. Yahoo! Finance has thrown its hat in the top ten ring with its list of the biggest flops among all consumer goods introduced for 2011. Both the Fiat 500 and Chevrolet Volt have made it among the chosen few, rubbing elbows with such ...

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    Report: Ford F-150 EcoBoost hits 100,000 sales
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    Ford bet big on the combination of light duty pickup trucks and boosted V6 power, and it appears the gamble has paid off. The Detroit News reports that Ford has already reached 100,000 F-150 sales in 2011, just as the automaker promised it would. Overall EcoBoost models accounted for 40 percent ...

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    Infographic: KBB looks at 2011 in the rearview mirror
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    Boy, that 2011 was a doozy, no? Earthquakes, tsunamis and floods; Arab Spring uprisings; Occupy protests, or as the highly respected yet entirely fictional Dr. Peter Venkman once said, "Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together... mass hysteria!" This year has indeed been one to remember ...

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    Six Days of Giveaways - Day 1: Meguiar's New Car Kits
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    UPDATE: The entry period is over. We will update this space with the winners' names once we verify their eligibility. Come back on Monday at 1 PM EST to see what we're giving away next!
    We considered putting together a holiday gift guide this year, but thought it would be much more fun to ...

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    DeeZee American Guardian 2011 F-150 is not to be trifled with
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    We love bull bars. A favorite of law enforcement officers everywhere, the bull bar quietly underscores the fact you aren't just into protecting yourself against future collisions, but that you plan to instigate them. The DeeZee American Guardian 2011 Ford F-150 seems fully capable of nudging ...

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    Study: White ousts silver as America's favorite automotive paint color
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    When it comes to tastes in automobiles, Europeans and Americans tend to be on opposite sides of the spectrum. Small trumps big. Manual over automatic. Car against truck. Black versus white. That's right, automotive paint supplier PPG says 20% of new cars in North America were white in 2011, ...

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    Exclusive: Flyin' Miata at Targa Newfoundland, Part 2: Technical difficulties
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    While Keith and Janel Tanner took Friday to hash out setting the odometer on the Targa Miata, Brandon Fitch and I continued on with our education with the Open Road Motorsports Targa School in our trusty Supercharged NC. The day's instruction orbited around two simulated stages on Bell Island ...

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    Study: Strategic Vision disses J.D. Power, crowns VW and Ford quality leaders
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    Quality studies can be funny things in the auto business. It's not unusual to have one completely contradict another, which can result in an automaker that was panned as a loser in one study claiming to be a leader based on another. That's exactly what Volkswagen and Ford get to do thanks to ...

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    Video: What goes into Aprilia's Performance Ride Control?
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    Electronic driver aids in cars? Commonplace. We take them for granted, whether they're enhancing performance, convenience, or safety. But what about motorcycles? Those of us who don't ride may be surprised to see how technology is now making bikes better, too. Case in point: Aprilia, which ...

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    2011 24 Hours of Le Mans mid-race update
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    Okay, it's not quite the halfway point at the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans (there's a little over 12 hours to go at this time), but we have a new batch of photos from Drew Phillips ready for your perusal. Taken as the sun began its descent, the gallery below features a nice mix of cars from all the ...

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    Video: Second Audi R18 out of Le Mans as Rockenfeller involved in huge crash
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    Audi is down to one R18 TDI in the 2011 24 Hours of Le Mans after Mike Rockenfeller was involved in the team's second horrific accident of the race, following the disastrous Allan McNish crash in the race's first hour. As Rockenfeller, driving the #1 car, overtook the #71 Ferrari on the Mulsanne ...

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    Live shots of Audi R18 Le Mans crash site show the devastation
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    As you're likely aware, the #3 Audi R18 TDI driven by Allan McNish was destroyed in a spectacular accident earlier this morning at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. McNish walked away from the scene, was checked out at the hospital, given a clean bill of health, and has since returned to the Audi ...

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    Video: Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale gets on track
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    2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale – Click above for high-res image gallery or click here to watch video
    The 2011 Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale is the regular GranTurismo's crude, hairy-chested brother. It's loud, muscle-bound and doesn't make any apologies. With a 450-horsepower ...

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    Scion FR-S Concept leaks ahead of New York unveiling
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    The Toyota FT-86 is continuing its long, painful march towards production at the 2011 New York Auto Show. As previously rumored, the rear-wheel drive wonder may sail under the Scion badge if and when it actually shows up on dealer lots, at least that's what Toyota seems to be hinting at with ...

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    Spoiler Alert: 2011 12 Hours of Sebring in the books
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    The 2011 running of the historic 12 Hours of Sebring is officially over, and the results show some old-hat veterans and surprise newcomers on the podium. There was plenty of action to be had across the classes, including some impressive comebacks and debuts. Click past the jump for a full race ...

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    Video: Audi treats aluminum like Play-Doh in new A6 ad
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    Audi has just released a new commercial to underscore the company's commitment to lighter materials in the 2012 A6. In its never-ending quest for better fuel economy and performance, the automaker has embraced aluminum as the material of choice for much of the sedan's unibody structure. The ...

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