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    Chicago 2009: MotorWeek Drivers' Choice Best of the Year Award goes to VW Jetta TDI
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    Each year, MotorWeek uses the Chicago Auto Show as an outlet to release its annual Drivers' Choice Awards, and we often have reason to question their rankings. This year, though, Television's Original Automotive Magazine manged to compile a list that mostly meets with our approval. Best of the Year ...

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    Chicago 2009: GM finally rolls out Corvette Stingray Concept [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Corvette Stingray Concept
    General Motors used the Chicago Auto Show to introduce the world to its latest concept vehicle, the Corvette Stingray, which will be featured in the upcoming Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen movie on June 26th. According to GM, ...

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    Chicago 2009: SHO Starter - Ford Taurus SHO kicks off Chicago
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Ford Taurus SHO
    We've just dashed back to the media center from the first press conference of the 2009 Chicago Auto Show where Ford unveiled the new 2010 Taurus SHO to the whoops and cries of SHO enthusiasts. We sat directly in front of a group of ...

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    Chicago 2009: Spectra out, 2010 Kia Forte in
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    The only thing surprising to us about the 2010 Kia Forte is the name. The Forte debuted in South Korea last summer as a replacement for the compact Spectra sedan, but recently the automaker has indicated that the old name would be retained here in North America. Nomenclature ...

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    Chicago 2009: 2009 Nissan Cube starting at $13,990, Cube Krom unveiled
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 Nissan Cube Krom
    Nissan has finally put a price tag on the 2009 Cube: $13,990. That's what the 1.8 model equipped with a manual transmission will set you back when sales begin in early May.Four versions of the Cube will be offered: the 1.8, 1.8 S, 1.8 ...

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    Chicago 2009: Subaru and Vermont Sports Car build the Pastrana WRX STI
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Subaru Impreza WRX STI Travis Pastrana Edition
    Subaru may have halted its World Rally Championship campaign, but that isn't stopping the automaker from playing to the hopes and dreams of its enthusiast base and one of the sports' most visible characters. ...

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    Chicago 2009: Ford F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition returns for Round 14
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    Since a redesigned Ford F-150 was introduced to the world last year, that must mean this year will bring another limited-run Harley-Davidson edition. As with other recent examples of the co-branded truck, the new 2010 F-150 Harley-Davidson Edition is largely an appearance package, but certainly a ...

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    Scion prices tC Release Series 5.0
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    Click above to enlarge the Scion tC Release Series 5.0
    Another Chicago Auto Show, another mildly refreshed Scion tC Release Series. For those keeping track, this is Release Series 5.0, but unlike previous limited-edition models, the modifications aren't limited to a new hue and set of rims. The ...

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    Chicago 2009: Ford ready to offer Transit Connect van in U.S.
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Ford Transit Connect
    One year after announcing it would bring the compact Transit Connect van to the U.S. market, Ford is now ready to put it on sale. The little van hasn't changed much since we first saw it, although the styling of the nose has been tweaked ...

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    GM bringing Bumblebee 2 and Autobots to Chicago Auto Show
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    Click above for gallery of Bumblebee from Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen
    We usually know what vehicles an automaker will debut at a major auto show the weekend before, but General Motors has kept us in the dark about its plans for the Chicago Auto Show next week. As such, we're not ...

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    2010 Ford Taurus SHO slated for Chicago debut?
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Ford Taurus
    Ford has launched its mini-site for the 2010 Taurus, and in addition to including images of its new flagship sedan in all available colors (see updated gallery below), a clue has been discovered that may shed some light on the rumored ...

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    Nissan back on for Chicago Auto Show, still avoiding Detroit
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    That was short lived. Just a few days after announcing that it would be pulling out of both the Detroit Auto Show and the Chicago Auto Show, Nissan has changed its mind. Sort of. The Japanese automaker will indeed have a presence in the Windy City thanks to the support of its local dealerships, ...

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