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    FBI reports car thefts at all-time low, but so are recoveries
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    The Federal Bureau of Investigation reports that car thefts in 2009 were at their lowest level in 20 years. Last year, a total of 794,616 vehicles were stolen from their owners – a 17 percent drop compared to 2008. Without a doubt, those numbers are good news for car owners across the ...

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    Consumer Reports picks side in V6 pony car wars
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    2011 Ford Mustang V6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you've found yourself stuck on the fence between the sultry styling of the Chevrolet Camaro V6 and the downright impressive sports car performance of the Ford Mustang V6, Consumer Reports may just have something to help you ...

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    Toyota Sienna score in Consumer Reports plunges, no longer top-rated
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    2011 Toyota Sienna – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It's generally accepted that every new iteration of any vehicle is somehow better than its predecessor. And that's true of the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, which is festooned with more goodies (like a 16.4-inch widescreen monitor ...

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    Consumer Reports picks best cars for teens and seniors
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    Consumer Reports picks the best cars for teens and seniors – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The car-savy folk over at Consumer Reports have released a new list of its best picks for vehicles suited for teens and seniors. The group suggests parents looking to send their teens off to ...

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    Consumer Reports gives top marks to Nissan Altima and Hyundai Sonata among family sedans
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    2010 Nissan Altima and 2011 Hyundai Sonata – Click either image above for high-res image gallery
    The minds at Consumer Reports have just wrapped up testing on a handful of family sedans. The publication lined up the Chevrolet Impala, Hyundai Sonata, Nissan Altima and Suzuki Kizashi for a ...

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    WSJ brings to light dirty practice of auto awards fees
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    The free press? It ain't so free. It's no secret that most publications face rising costs and declining revenues, both of which combine to create bottom lines that would shiver even cash-strapped Chrysler's timbers. So it should come as no real surprise that Consumers Digest makes manufacturers pay ...

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    Lexus resumes sales of GX 460, software update available to owners
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    2010 Lexus GX 460 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Sixteen days after the Lexus GX 460 landed on Consumer Reports "Do Not Buy" list and Toyota issued a stop-sale on the luxury 'ute, Lexus has developed a fix for the stability control issue discovered by CR and has begun rolling out the ...

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    Report: Toyota confirms Lexus GX handling issue, hoping to isolate issue soon
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    Toyota engineers in Japan have apparently replicated the lift-throttle oversteer problem recently found by Consumer Reports on the new 2010 Lexus GX460 and are working on a fix. Toyota spokesman Bill Kwong has confirmed the existence of the handling problem to The New York Times. According to ...

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    Toyota reportedly testing all of its SUV's stability control systems
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    2010 Lexus GX460 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Further proof that Toyota is taking Consumer Reports' recent test and subsequent Do Not Buy rating of its Lexus GX 460 sport utility vehicle seriously is a report from AutoWeek that the Japanese giant is testing all of the stability ...

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    Why the Lexus GX may be rollover-prone (and the 4Runner isn't)
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/autos/Why_the_Lexus_GX_may_be_rollover_prone_and_the_4Runner_isn'; The latest blow to the formerly sterling reputation of Toyota came this week when Consumer Reports gave the new Lexus GX460 a "Do Not Buy" rating. It's not often that CR gives its worst rating to ...

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    Consumer Reports puts Lexus GX on "Do Not Buy" list due to rollover fears
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    2010 Lexus GX460 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Consumer Reports has officially given the Lexus GX the automotive equivalent of a black eye. The publication has deemed the high-riding luxury SUV a "safety risk" for its likelihood to go shiny side down during emergency maneuvers, ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #173 - with Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports joins Chris Shunk, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth to talk about the New York Auto Show, offer insight into how CR rates autos, touch on the possible 16.4 million dollar fine for Toyota and consider the ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports makes the case for brake override for all
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    We've seen demonstrations that show how to stop a vehicle experiencing unintended acceleration before, but this newest video from Consumer Reports demonstrates just how crucial a brake override function can be in stopping a throttle ...

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    Book Review: The Yugo: The Rise and Fall of the Worst Car in History
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    In 1985, just nine months before the Yugo came to America, Yugo America CEO Malcolm Bricklin and second in command Tony Ciminera toured the Zastava plant in Kragujevac, Yugoslavia. This is where the Yugo 45, the crazy-cheap car Americans would come to know, love and then loathe, would be built and ...

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    Consumer Reports says Toyota owner loyalty waning
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    The intense media spotlight has been focused directly on Toyota as its recalls of over 8 million vehicles for acceleration-related issues has begun hitting the Japanese automaker where it hurts most. Toyota sales were down year over year in January and a similar story unfolded for the month of ...

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    Consumer Reports may restore Toyota "Recommended" ratings next week
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    Consumer Reports may be ready to offer a vote of confidence in Toyota, depending on the outcome of the Japanese automaker's current Congressional Hearings on Toyota Safety here in the United States, says CR Senior Director David Champion. At the end of January as news was starting to pile up ...

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    Consumer Reports releases annual list of American Top Picks, Ford the big winner
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    2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Each year that Consumer Reports offers up its annual list of Top American Picks, it seems less and less a consolation bracket and more like a reasonable set of choices. To wit, if you wanted the very best family-sized SUV ...

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    Honda and Subaru top latest Consumer Reports automaker report cards
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    The time has come once again for Consumer Reports' annual Auto Issue, which means the respected magazine will hand out an updated list of the vehicles and brands that it recommends. Included amongst the pages are CR's so-called Automaker Report Cards, and the tippy-top and way bottom couldn't have ...

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    Despite recalls, Consumer Reports names Honda Fit, Toyota Prius Best Values
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    Honda Fit and Toyota Prius named Consumer Reports Best Values for 2010
    Consumer Reports is set to ship its annual automotive issue out to subscribers, but before the dyed and bound dead trees make their way to subscribers, CR shot off a few press releases to let us know what to expect. While we ...

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    Consumer Reports adds six cars to Top Picks list, touts diversity
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    2010 Consumer Reports Top Pick Cars – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Each year, the automotive editors of Consumer Reports select their Top Pick Cars, representing vehicles that are the best in their individual segments. These cars are deemed to have "average or better" predicted ...

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