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    Report: How high-efficiency trims can actually reduce your car's resale value
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    Factory fuel economy packages, the special trims or option groups bundled with efficiency improving items such as low-rolling-resistance tires, aerodynamic tweaks and electric power steering, cost the consumer a few hundred dollars (or more) at the time of purchase but don't seem to add any ...

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    Official: 2013 Buick Encore snags 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway EPA ratings
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    General Motors has announced that its all-new 2013 Buick Encore subcompact crossover achieves 25 miles per gallon in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway (28 mpg combined) in front-wheel drive spec. Buick points to the combination of a body architecture that is 60 percent high-strength steel ...

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    Rumormill: Lexus to get own version of Toyota Prius C?
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    The CT 200h proved that Lexus could make up for the sins against excitement committed by the company's short-lived HS 250h. Its bold styling and greatly improved handling combined with a fuel-efficient drivetrain suggests a brighter future for the compact luxury hybrid segment. Word is, though, ...

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    EPA reveals top 10 most fuel-efficient cars since 1984, original Honda Insight takes top honors
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    Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers (1984 to present) – Click above for image gallery
    Fuel efficiency has increased dramatically in the last decade, or at least that's what we've been told. So it might come as a surprise to find out that six of the Top Ten EPA-rated Fuel Sippers from 1984 to ...

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    Officially Official: The new direct injected, multi-spark V6 and V8 engines from Mercedes-Benz
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    Mercedes-Benz 4.7-liter twin-turbo V8 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz has officially released all the details on its new family of V6 and V8 engines due to launch this fall in the S-Class sedans and CL coupes. The new power-plants are adopting many of the same ...

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    Inventor: Side bumpers drastically improve safety
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    Once upon a time, in a history not that far removed from present day, automakers descended into design madness by equipping all of their vehicles with federally-mandated rubber bumpers wide enough for a Boeing to land. It was a dark time that eventually saw the svelte chrome bumpers of old ...

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    Ford claims biggest five-year fuel economy improvement among major automakers
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    Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to the latest report from the Environmental Protection Agency, Ford has scored the biggest improvement in combined fuel economy of any major carmaker over the last five years. Between 2005 and 2009, Ford improved its fleet ...

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    Hyundai tops list as most fuel efficient automaker in the U.S.
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    Quick – name the most fuel efficient automobile brand in America. Did you say Toyota? Honda? Surely, you're not alone, but incorrect all the same. In fact, the answer is none other than Hyundai, which publicly set out to nab the title just one year ago. According to the United States ...

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    2010 Ford Fusion 4-banger scores best-in-class 23/34 mpg!
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    Click above for high-res image gallery of the 2010 Ford Fusion
    When we drove the thoroughly refreshed Fusion out in California after the LA Auto Show, it proved to be a thoroughly enjoyable ride. It now turns out that the Fusion is not only fun to drive, but also fuel efficient in forms other than ...

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    Nissan ECO Pedal puts pressure on lead foots
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    As if "shift lights" weren't annoying enough... Nissan's new "ECO pedal" has been engineered to encourage good fuel economy with a servo-actuated gas pedal that will push back on the driver's lead foot when on-board computers detect wasteful acceleration. According to Nissan, vehicles equipped ...

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    Toyota planning second hybrid model, along with rebadged Lexus variant
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    To feed the insatiable demand for fuel-efficient vehicles, and follow the striking success of the Toyota Prius, the Japanese automaker will introduce a second hybrid-only vehicle in 2009. The all-new model will have a 2- to 2.5-liter engine, suggesting it will be larger than their current popular ...

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    How to keep your land barge and still drive green(ish)
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    These days it seems more common to overhear comments about a particular car's appalling fuel economy than idle chatter about the weather, which makes sense when a gallon of gas costs as much as a cheap umbrella. For instance, just the other day there was some guy going on about how his car was ...

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    Are Audi's plans for world domination too big?
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    It seems like every carmaker has set themselves the goal of world domination. Toyota's internal master-plan memos leaked out, and then there's BMW nipping right along with lofty goals, too. Here comes Audi, deciding that they'd really like to sell 200,000 vehicles in the US market by 2010. While ...

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    Have a nice trip? Man falls 120 feet and lives by landing on Smart car
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    Picture it: one minute you're standing on your 12th story patio enjoying the fresh air, and the next you're falling from said balcony. Your first thought is that you're probably a goner. Then, as the ground approaches, you realize that the car below you may break your fall. Your next (and ...

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    Super-frugal MINI Cooper D and inexpensive MINI One debuting in Geneva
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    click on image to view 25 pics in our high-resolution galleryWhile the new MINI is already bombing around Europe and the U.S. in standard and Cooper S trim, Europeans have had to wait for new versions of their popular MINI One and MINI Cooper D. MINI has announced both models will debut at the ...

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