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    Fiat increases stake in Chrysler to 25%
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    Fiat is seriously commited to rebuilding Chrysler, and to that end it's increased its stake in the Michigan-based automaker by an additional five percent. The reshuffled ownership breakdown still leaves the United Auto Workers as the largest shareholder at 63.5%, with Fiat's stake now up to 25%, ...

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    Report: Fire guts Dennis Gage's home, misses car collection
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    Dennis Gage, host of My Classic Car on Speed TV and noted mustache aficionado, had a particularly rough Christmas this year. According to the Indianapolis Star, Gage's home in southern Indiana caught fire and was subsequently destroyed. His wife and son were home at the time but managed to escape ...

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    Ferrari reportedly investigating 458 Italia fire risk [w/video]
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    Ferrari 458 Italia – Click above for high-res image gallery
    That Ferrari 458 Italia... it's so hot right now. Nobody but the sickest of pyromaniacs wants to see Ferrari's exquisite new 458 Italia go down in flames (if that's you, you'll want to click on past the break...). Sadly, though, ...

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    Olympic figure skater uses leaf blower to dry Porsche Boxster, burns down mansion instead?
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    Having unintentionally set at least one vehicle aflame inside of a garage ourselves, we know it takes cat-like reflexes and a certain presence of mind to keep from reducing all of your worldly possessions to cinders in that type of situation. It also helps to not try to dry out the interior of your ...

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    Ferrari 458 Italia fans the flames in the City of Lights
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    Ferraris have been known to have the fire inside, and sometimes the coupes like to give their owners a baptism by fire. Literally. The gent in the photo was cruising through Paris in his new 458 Italia when he noticed that the rear fender was on fire. While he bolted from the driver's seat and ...

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    "Crash tax" bill sent to man after minor accident - you could get one too
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    If you are involved in or are a witness to an accident, what's the first thing you should do? Call #911, right? While we're certainly not advising against using the emergency service, making that call may wind up being rather costly to either yourself or the victim. Proof of such can be seen in ...

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    Tata Nano becomes CarBQ in Mumbai
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    Car fires are nothing new, but when it happens to the world's cheapest car on its way to its new home, the Tata Nano tends to lose its allure. According to our friends at IndianAutosBlog, Satish Sawant, a Mumbai-based (irony alert) insurance agent, took delivery of his $2,500 hatchback, and ...

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    Chrysler releases details on Fiat-infused fours, new V6
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    Chrysler's New Four- and Six-Cylinder Engines – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If Chrysler is looking to gain any one thing from its new parents at Fiat, it's engine technology. Specifically, the Pentastar will be enlisting its Italian overlords to supply direct injection systems, ...

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    Volvo recalls over 140K 2001-2005 and 2010 MY vehicles over fuel system issues
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    2010 Volvo XC60 - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    Vehicles manufactured by Volvo are the subject of two different recalls newly announced by the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA). The recalls, both involving problems with fuel systems, cover more than 140,000 vehicles ...

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    Jeep recalling over 161k 2007-2008 Wrangler AT models due to tranny temp. sensor absence
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    Owners of model year 2007-2008 Jeep Wranglers with automatic transmissions may have to visit their local dealers as Chrysler is recalling 161,450 of the SUVs over potential transmission overheating problems. According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), Wrangler ...

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    Mazda recalls nearly 40,000 B-Series pickups over cruise control issues
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    Last month, Ford widened its cruise control switch recall to 4.5 million vehicles. Included in the growing list of cars and trucks was the Ford Ranger pickup – the mechanical twin to the now-discontinued Mazda B-Series pickup. Not surprisingly, the National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    Sir Frank Williams praises fire fighters for saving factory
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    Since falling from its glory days of yore – when it won nine constructors championships an seven drivers titles – the Williams F1 team has been desperate to light a fire under its drivers and engineers to get back to its winning form. But we don't think this is what Frank Williams and ...

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    Nearly 7,000 2008-2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart models recalled over fuel pipe crack concerns
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    2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Ralliart - Click above for high-res gallery
    The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a recall of potentially 6,903 Lancer Evolution, Ralliart, and Sportback Ralliart vehicles fitted with 2.0-liter turbocharged engines falling ...

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    Vauxhall unveils new police package Insignia
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    Vauxhall Special Vehicles Police Package - Click above for high-res gallery
    GM UK Special Vehicles has just introduced its take-no-prisoners Police-specification Vauxhall Insignia. Available to police fleets throughout the UK, the car is available in sedan or Sports Tourer body styles (shown ...

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    Ukranian class warfare apparently leads to toasted Chevrolet Corvette
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    Torched Corvette in the Ukraine - Click above for a gallery of images
    Judging by these photographs, someone in the Ukraine didn't like this Extra-Crispy Chevrolet Corvette. And although the melted plastic lump is being been blamed on "class warfare," it could have been an insurance scam, a tryst ...

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    Kansas fire department saves Ferrari from burning home
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    You're at home watching the Super Bowl and you smell smoke. Normally you'd look for the source and listen for the peal of a fire alarm... unless you're a particular homeowner in Olathe, Kansas and, even though you have a Ferrari 348 in the garage, you haven't installed any fire alarms in your ...

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    Spinning tires responsible for house fire?
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    The details aren't clear yet, but a fire at a Flint, Michigan home is being preliminarily attributed to spinning tires. When Samantha Hendricks returned home Tuesday evening, she had a hard time getting up her icy driveway. Giving the car a healthy bit of gas to get up the slick pavement, as most ...

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    Microheat files for bankruptcy after GM recall
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    Microheat Inc., the company responsible for inventing and supplying General Motors with their HotSpot windshield cleaning system, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The technology utilized heated liquid to clean the front glass of debris, ice, and snow. Unfortunately, a short circuit ...

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    BMW X5 "Security" model can handle .44 Magnum fire
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the 2009 BMW X5 SecurityIf you happen to be the Head of State of a controversial nation, have a lot of enemies, or you are just plain paranoid, BMW's latest X5 variation may appeal to you. It's called the BMW X5 Security, and it has been armored by the factory ...

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    German man burns BMW in protest of high gas prices
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    If you think that gas prices are high in the U.S., consider that the average price for a gallon of gas in Germany is $9.40. Yikes. Since the record high prices in the States are causing some people to change their lifestyles, imagine how Europeans feel. Bet they're pretty upset, right? One man was ...

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