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    Opinion: Horsepower Politics
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    The Role Autos Are Playing In Deciding Our Next President He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1942 and served a dozen years during which his most memorable act was introducing the bill that added the words, "under God" into the Pledge of Allegiance. But to both his friends and foes alike, Homer ...

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    Opinion: Lies, Damned Lies and Fuel Economy Numbers
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    Taking A Detailed Look At Why 'Your Mileage May Vary' It's safe to say that mileage claims are controversial at best, and often inaccurate. "There are three types of lies: lies, damned lies and statistics," goes the old quote variously attributed to Mark Twain, Benjamin Disraeli and other ...

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    Opinion: What's the right way to read an automotive quality report?
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    Why No One Quality Report Tells The Whole Story Quality remains one of the most significant factors for folks buying a new car. There's no question that fuel economy has become a critical consideration for most folks looking to buy a new car. But quality remains one of the single most ...

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    Opinion: An early look at 2012 shows a radically new auto industry
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    Detroit Gains Momentum As Japan Regains Its Footing The automotive world as we know it underwent plenty of shaking last year and it was the result of more than just the tragic earthquake and tsunami that rattled Japan – costing makers like Toyota and Honda perhaps a million units in lost ...

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    Opinion: Is America's automotive love affair over? [w/poll]
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    At first glance, Kerry Jenkins might seem to be a perfectly normal California girl, with her wispy blond hair and tanned complexion. But in a part of the country where getting an automobile has long been a rite of passage, the 19-year-old Los Angelino is quite content to live without a set of ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Watts Your Mileage? Expect to hear the words, "range anxiety," a lot in the months to come, what with the Nissan Leaf, Chevrolet Volt and an assortment of other battery-electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids ready to hit the market. The first generation of battery cars, like Leaf, will likely ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Battered yet again by a series of embarrassing recalls, accusations of a cover-up and its collapse in a widely-watched quality survey, Toyota is taking an unusual step it hopes will bring things back under control. The Japanese automaker has long prided itself on having arguably the quickest ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    J.D. Power Initial Quality Study analysis When I bought my first new car, back in 1973, I'd been warned by friends to expect a good half dozen defects that would need to be straightened out by the dealer. It turned out there were only five, I quickly counted, before taking my little sedan back ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Remember the UAW? Remember the UAW? As with dial phones, phonograph records and the Beatles, those under 40 who aren't deeply entrenched in the automotive industry may find themselves staring blankly at those three letters. There was a time when everyone in America knew the United Auto Workers ...

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    The DetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Betting on small cars... My friend, Sam, is your classic Texan. Big home, big pool, big personality and, of course, a big car, a Chevrolet Silverado pickup that he uses a couple times a year to haul lumber and yard supplies from the local mega-mart. But most of the time he's sitting in Dallas ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Toyota conspiracy theorists have it wrong We're becoming a nation of conspiracy addicts. It's not just the shots fired at the Kennedy motorcade from the grassy knoll in Dallas. These days it seems just about everything is up for some wide-eyed explanation, often pointing to some wicked government ...

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    TheDetroitBureau.com on Autoblog with Paul Eisenstein
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    Geneva and the Decline of the Auto Show While I'm not likely to get a lot of sympathy, do be aware that I'll be wearing out a lot of shoe leather, this week, during the two day press preview of the Geneva Motor Show. By my preliminary count, I expect more than 50 news conferences, with as many as ...

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