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13Consumer reports points out automotive turkeys of '08

What's more appropriate to talk about on Thanksgiving Day than turkeys? Americans are set to consume a few hundred tons of the gobblers today, tomorrow and likely well into the next month as leftovers are slowly taken out of the fridge until they just can't be tolerated any longer. And that's not the only turkey that's likely to outlive its welcome. Consumer Reports has gathered up a quick list of automotive turkeys - cars, options or automaker decisions that leave us questioning their sanity. A

1Confirmed: Chrysler's hybrid 'utes DOA

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7Short run for Chrysler hybrids? Newark DE plant to close Dec. 31, 2008

Chrysler has announced this morning that it's moving up the closing of its Newark, DE assembly plant. The closure was originally announced in February 2007 and was planned to happen later in 2009. Instead, the plant will be shuttered effective December 31, 2008. Newark is the home of the Chrysler Aspen and Dodge Durango SUVs, products whose sales have tanked this year. At this point, we're still trying to find out what this means for the Aspen and Durango. Chrysler has not said if production wil

14Durango, Aspen hybrids officially rated at 20 city and 22 highway

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2First Chrysler hybrid goes to ... Lee Iacocca

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AddHole in One this weekend earns LPGA golfer one of first Aspen Hybrids

Last summer Ichiro Suzuki was selected as the MVP of the baseball All-Star game and got the keys to one of the first Chevy Tahoe Two-Mode Hybrids. At the time, those SUVs were still more than six months away from production. This year, Chrysler is getting ready to launch their own full-size hybrid SUVs and they may be awarding one of the early production Aspen Hybrids to a women golfer at the Ginn Tribute LPGA tournament this weekend. If any of the 144 golfers, including Annika Sorenstarn, shoot

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