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    Report: The cars that won't live to see 2015 [w/video] [UPDATE]

    Every year in the fast-paced automotive industry brings new models, but it also spells the end for some that have been less successful. This year will be no exception. Japan's automakers make up the bulk of the list of discontinued models for the 2015 model year: Acura is replacing the TL and ...

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    Toyota, Hyundai refute report of discontinued models

    2010 Toyota Matrix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    In a U.S. News and World Report story distributed via Yahoo dubbed "The 10 Best Discontinued Cars," author Rick Newman spoke with an unnamed analyst at Kelley Blue Book in an effort to help new car shoppers find exceptionally deep ...

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    Entourage dead, Hyundai says no to badge engineering

    When Hyundai dealers complained about not having a minivan in 2006, the automaker reached into the corporate pool and re-badged the Kia Sedona, turning into the Entourage. The timing was poor, as minivan sales plummeted across the board. Last year, sales were down 50% on the Entourage to just 8,400 ...

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    GgggM CcCancels heated washer fluid option

    In a move that might frost your cupcakes, General Motors has dropped the heated windshield washer fluid option on all models. The feature was a big part of Buick advertising in the recent past, but GM has either not had enough takers, or there are issues with the OEM for the system components. ...

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    Buh-bye: Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible ends production

    There were no eulogies. No bagpipes were played or honor-guard gunshots fired. Few paid any notice, but on December 21, the Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible passed quietly into the night and was buried. And we doubt many will miss it. The axing of the ragtop PT is part of the phasing-out of ...

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    RIP: MazdaSpeed6 and Mazda6 Sport Wagon killed off for '08

    click above image for high-res pics of the 2007 MazdaSpeed6Mazda has released details about various changes for its 2008 model line, but only two points of interest concern us. Both the MazdaSpeed6 and Mazda6 Sport Wagon have been discontinued for the 2008 model year. The demise of the Sport Wagon ...

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    RIP: Buick Rainier

    As General Motors refines the future of their brands, they're trimming out redundancy and we have a hard time coming up with a more redundant vehicle than the multitude of GMT 360 based 'utes across all the GM brands. The Buick Rainier is one version of this ubiquitous platform that no longer has ...

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    RIP: Ford Focus Wagon

    While you may be able to successfully argue that station wagons have made a comeback thanks to such hipster sleds as the Dodge Magnum and SUV-inspired Outbacks from Subaru, the love hasn't spread to the Ford Focus Wagon, which has always been the black sheep of the Focus lineup holding down around ...


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