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    Consumer Reports gets first drive impressions of 2011 Hyundai Sonata

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    Hyundai won't be giving the American automotive media its first crack at driving their new 2011 Sonata until next week. However, new Sonatas have apparently already started rolling off the trucks into Hyundai dealers across the ...

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    Consumer Reports yanks Recommended status on recalled Toyotas

    This could help quell some criticism against Consumer Reports being biased in favor of Toyota when handing out its valuable "Recommended" status to vehicles. The popular consumer products review magazine announced today that it has temporarily suspended Recommended status for all eight vehicles ...

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    Toyota tops in CR brand perception study, Subaru, Ford, Chevy make gains

    Consumer Reports 2010 Car Brand Perception Survey results just published
    After one of the worst years ever for the auto industry, which automakers do you think came out of 2009 with an unsullied reputation? Consumer Reports just published its 2010 Car Brand Perception Survey and the results are a ...

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    Consumer Reports pays $32.20/gallon to fill up on AdBlue

    Some of us are big fans of diesel engines. Huge fans even. We love the slow-revving grunt. We love the incredibly long time it takes them to run through a tank of fuel. We love lazily cruising at 70 mph while turning over less than 2,000 rpm. There's even more to love, but we have to admit, none ...

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    Cadillac CTS wins Consumer Reports luxury sedan comparo, still not recommended

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    The Cadillac CTS sedan outscored its competition from Audi, Acura, Mercedes-Benz and Lincoln in a Consumer Reports competition of luxury sedans over $50,000. The CTS was given an "Excellent" overall road test score of 84, four points ...

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    Dodge Challenger tops Consumer Reports owner satisfaction survey

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    Consumer Reports has surveyed 380,000 subscribers to rank the most satisfied new car owners and a newcomer came in and dethroned the Toyota Prius. An amazing 92 percent of V8-powered Dodge Challenger owners said ...

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    REPORT: Chrysler pledges to be quality leader by 2012

    A quick glance at recent Consumer Reports or JD Power data shows that the Pentastar has a big problem on its hands, but the new Chrysler says that will change in a big way by the end of 2012. Chrysler is planning to be a quality leader in only three years by dramatically increasing staffing ...

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    Ford makes biggest gains in Consumer Reports annual reliability report, Japanese still lead

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    Consumer Reports has just released results from its annual reliability survey and the findings show that Ford has made major gains to place itself among or ahead the most reliable Japanese brands. CR reports that 90 ...

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    Consumer Reports sees what happens when your floor mat sticks

    In the wake of Toyota's huge floor mat recall, theorists have come up with several survival strategies designed to overcome a throttle that's stuck wide-open. Putting some of these theories to the test – and debunking several myths in the process – is the team over at Consumer ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #148 with Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports

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    For Episode #148 of the Autoblog Podcast, Jon Linkov, Consumer Reports managing editor for autos, fills Sam's chair and mulls some timely topics with Chris and Dan. First up is the wheels coming off Penske's deal to take on the ...

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    Michelin sweeps Consumer Reports' largest ever tire test

    No one can dispute the importance of tires on dry, wet or snowy pavement, but some buyers tend to pick their rubber based on price alone. For the more quality-minded customer, Consumer Reports conducts an annual tire test and this year's battle of the road rubber was the biggest ever with 69 ...

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    Survey: 80% of public considering American brand for next car purchase [w/POLL]

    It seems like only yesterday we brought you news that Consumer Reports recommends the Mustang over the Camaro and Challenger. In fact, it was yesterday. Now, if you read the post's fine print, you saw that the Ford racked up 78 points to the Chevy's 71 and the bloated big old Dodge managed just ...

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    Chevy Camaro and Dodge Challenger better than Ford's Mustang? Consumer Reports says 'neigh'

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    Sorry Transformers fans, but your precious Bumblebee just got his butt whooped. Color us not surprised. Because for anyone that's ever driven the Detroit Three's nouveau muscle cars (and seriously evaluated them), the 2010 Mustang GT ...

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    Consumer Reports says Ford's Fusion Hybrid is equal to Toyota Camry, only sportier

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    Ford's new 2010 Fusion Hybrid has earned plenty of accolades since it debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show last fall, and the latest praise comes from Consumer Reports. In its most recent round of testing, the entire Fusion lineup did ...

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    Does brake dust affect a car's quality? J.D. Power thinks so (w/POLL)

    When wheels are covered with brake dust, the entire car looks dirty and in many cases, a basic wash will do little to rectify the problem. Most associate brake dust as a mere nuisance, but others actually see the sight of pad particles as a fundamental problem with the functionality of a vehicle's ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #134

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    Just in time for the July 4th holiday roadtrip, it's Episode #134 of the Autoblog Podcast! We've had a couple delays this week getting together to chat about recent events, but hopefully we're hitting your media player before you ...

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    Consumer Reports lambasts Honda Insight, ranks it 21 out of 22 vehicles tested

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    var digg_url = ''; Calling it "the most disappointing Honda Consumer Reports has tested in a long time," America's most influential product testing magazine ...

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    Move over, Kasem, Consumer Reports charts American Top 40 (new car deals)

    Consumer Reports has counted down the forty best deals on domestic new cars – those you can get from 10% to 25% below MSRP. Since CR doesn't have any Chrysler products that it feels it can recommend, there are no Pentastar products on the list, and General Motors products features but twice ...

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    VIDEO: Consumer Reports previews muscle car comparo

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    Consumer Reports has never compared the predicted reliability of a Ferrari versus a Lamborghini. Rather, these guys and gals are famous for testing the vehicles we actually buy: econoboxes, mid-size sedans, CUVs and the like. They're the NPR of the auto ...

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    The Consolation Bracket: Consumer Reports releases American Top Picks for 2009

    For the second straight year, Consumer Reports has seen fit to release a second set of Top Picks comprised solely of American automobiles, and we're betting there will be plenty of discussion regarding the merits of such a distinction from both the pro-import and pro-domestic crowds, just as there ...


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