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    Video: Andy Richter on cross-country Chevy Sonic odyssey for Conan show
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    Andy Richter is piloting a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic from Burbank, California to New York City as part of a stunt for Conan O'Brien's self-titled late night talk show. It's officially been one year since Team Coco found a home on TBS, and to celebrate, the entire Conan crew is packing up for a special ...

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    Report: Ford and GM think new vehicle sales will increase in 2012
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    Auto sales have grown steadily since the U.S. and its auto industry performed a synchronized swan dive. But, unfortunately for automakers, those numbers have risen at a painfully slow pace. The 'slow and steady' trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future, but The Detroit News reports ...

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    Pics Aplenty: 2012 BMW 3 Series [w/video]
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    Thanks to a snafu on BMW's media website this morning, we weren't able to show you all of the official images released of the redesigned 2012 3 Series. The problem has since been corrected, and one frustrating afternoon of downloading, resizing and uploading later, we finally have ready the ...

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    Report: First batch of Oprah VW Beetle giveaway cars on the way
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    We've never won a free car, but we bet it would be one helluva good feeling. But waiting a year for that very new ride? That has to be plenty painful. A year has passed since Oprah gave away 275 2012 Volkswagen Beetle models during her final "Favorite Things" episode, but those audience members ...

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    Kawasaki shows off 2012 ZX-14R, calls it world's fastest-accelerating motorcycle
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    Kawasaki has released a slew of images of the 2012 ZX-14R, a motorcycle that will feature new electronic enhancements, a reworked engine and slightly restyled bodywork for next year. As reported by Asphalt & Rubber, the engine block will be stroked to 1,441cc and the cylinder head will be ...

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    Report: Toyota to move production of Korean-market Camry to America?
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    Toyota is considering moving production of the company's Korean-market Camry to the United States, according to Reuters. The move would take advantage of the free trade agreement between the U.S. and South Korea and put Toyota in a better position financially as the yen continues to ...

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    Official: Lexus releases new ES, CT and LS special edition models
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    Lexus has introduced a slew of 2012 special edition models, including unique variants of the LS 460, ES 350 and CT 200h. The rear-wheel-drive Lexus LS 460 Sport Special Edition offers buyers standard equipment that includes Brembo brakes, a sport-tuned air suspension and sport front seats in ...

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    Video: 2012 Lotus Exige S squares off for The Duel
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    Lotus has rolled out a new trailer for the company's Exige S. Those who are easily tired by flashy cuts and metaphor may want to skip this one, as it pits the supercharged V6 hellion against a boxer. No, not a Porsche or Subaru boxer engine. An actual boxer, as in, a pugilist. Our brows may be a ...

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    Video: How powerful is the Hennessey Venom GT? Just you watch
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    It's easy to talk endlessly about unbelievably powerful cars, almost to the point that numbers become meaningless. In an effort to crystallize what 1,200 horses in a 2,685-pound car can do in the real world, we present a new video of the 2012 Hennessey Venom GT. In the time it takes your wheezy ...

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    Video: 2012 Porsche 911 gets shifty with 7-speed manual gearbox
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    We're all clamoring to get our greasy mitts on the new seven-speed manual transmission in the 2012 Porsche 911. Porsche has officially released a video of exactly how the gearbox works. As expected, engineers opted to use shorter ratios for gears one through six while leaving seventh gear nice ...

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    2012 Porsche 911 configurator makes for sweet dreams
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    If you're itching for a way to motivate yourself to muddle through the holiday weekend after another week of stale coffee, dull meetings and overbearing management, look no further than the configurator for the 2012 Porsche 911. Clicking through the available options on the German sportscar ...

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    Mecum to auction final Mitsubishi Eclipse for charity
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    Mecum is set to auction off the very last Mitsubishi Eclipse ever produced at its Normal, Illinois plant. The 2012 Eclipse Coupe packs the company's 3.8-liter V6 engine and is equipped with the SE package – the only car in the model's history to receive that combination. The Eclipse marks ...

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    How Jeep jimmied the Pentastar V6 into the 2012 Wrangler
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    We can quit wondering why it took so long for Jeep to drop the 3.6-liter Pentastar V6 behind the round headlights of the 2012 Wrangler. According to Wards Auto, the engine had to undergo more than a few tweaks in order to be fit for duty in the trail-rated Wrangler. Engineers had to start by ...

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    Official: 2012 Dodge Journey also gets $3,000 price slash
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    The Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't the only Chrysler model receiving a price cut next year, as the 2012 Dodge Journey is set to get significantly less expensive, as well. Chrysler has cut the price on the people-mover by $3,250 starting next year. That puts the vehicle's MSRP at $18,995 before the ...

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    2012 Volkswagen Beetle configurator bubbles up
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    If you've been sitting at home or work wondering how much your dream 2012 Volkswagen Beetle will cost, today is the day you can stop guessing. Volkswagen has added its new Beetle configurator to its retal website, and the new-age Bug can be had for as little as just under $20,000, all the way up ...

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    Report: 2012 Lincoln Navigator getting 3.5L EcoBoost V6 [UPDATE]
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    Automotive News is reporting that Lincoln is still planning to unleash a volley of seven new or substantially improved vehicles by 2014. Those of you with a calendar will note that the date is barely more than two years away, and so far, we haven't heard word one about the company's new product ...

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    Report: Will the new Porsche 911 convertible combine canvas and metal roofs?
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    Convertibles have historically been shuffled into two categories: folding soft tops and retractable hard tops. Now it looks Porsche is looking to blur the line between the two with the roof of the next-generation 911. The crew from GermanCarForum.com managed to lay its hands on a patent drawing ...

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    Toyota Ukraine reveals new Camry for other parts of the world
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    Toyota Ukraine has released the skinny on what some other parts of the world can expect to see from the 2012 Toyota Camry. It's impossible for us to say who, besides Russia, will be getting this Camry variant, but we do clearly spot a front fascia that's a good bit different than what's available ...

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    First Drive: 2012 Toyota Yaris
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    Satisfactory Subway Substitution Our enthusiast's Spidey Sense started tingling when we heard about the newest bit of technology employed on the enhanced 2012 Toyota Yaris. It was not a more advanced variable valve timing system; the Yaris' 1.5-liter engine is carried over and already has an ...

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    Video: Undisguised 2012 Porsche 911 caught in Germany
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    An astute Porschephile noticed a 2012 Porsche 911 at a gas station in Stuttgart and went to work. Following the brown coupe through the pumps then out to the street, he captured the sight and sounds of the car codenamed 991 from just about every angle before it roared off. We'll see the final ...

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