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    Study: Buyers want a good deal more than latest design

    A new study by indicates buyers are less interested in new designs than automakers may think. In an online survey of car shoppers, 57 percent said they do not feel it's important to have the latest redesign, while 79 percent said they would rather take advantage of a good deal on a ...

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    Report: 2014 Volvo XC60 scooped before launch

    A Chinese automotive site has snagged the first spy shots of the updated Volvo XC60, completely uncovered. While the overall profile of the vehicle remains intact, the headlights are heavily revised. Gone are the two-piece units, which featured the separate light strip between the main cluster ...

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    Report: Chevy Malibu to get early refresh to combat slow sales, poor reviews

    We don't have to look much further than the 2013 Ford Fusion as proof that family cars should no longer be boring to look at, and after apparently taking some heat for the redesign of the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet is reportedly preparing an emergency redesign of its midsize sedan in a ...

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    Study: Redesigns that worked and flopped determined by new index

    The 2013 Ford Fusion is probably the latest, greatest example of a completely redesigned car that has evoked widespread calls of "Look at that!" Above its buzzworthy looks, though, Ford will be concerned about how the 2013 Fusion sells and by how much – if at all – it beats sales of ...

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    Followup: Honda To Dealers: Reworked Civic coming before end of 2012

    It's no secret that the 2012 Honda Civic has been the subject of harsh criticism since its launch earlier this year. It's also no secret that Honda is rushing to redesign the Civic, and while we originally reported that the new car would be coming sometime in 2013 or 2014, a memo to the ...

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    PSA: Autoblog Beta becomes the real deal tomorrow

    Ladies and gentlemen, we're going to flip the switch tomorrow around noon and Autoblog Beta will become the real Autoblog. If you haven't checked out the beta and given us your feedback yet, there's still time if you click here. And don't think you're off the hook once the new site launches; we ...

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    Mazda: Next MX-5 will be "radical"

    Click above for high-res gallery of the Mazda MX-5Many of you (and some of us) don't think the current MX-5 went far enough in distancing itself from its cutesy predecessor, but design director Lauren Van den Acker wants to change that for 2012 and give the iconic convertible "more balls" in the ...

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    Rendered Speculation: 2011 Mercedes-Benz S-Class

    If you'd suspected that Mercedes' F700 show car was a preview of cues we'd soon see on production cars, there's a Schulte Design rendering to bolster your theory. The current S-Class debuted in 2005, so we won't see its replacement for a couple of years, but there's already lots of development ...

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    Cashectomy: 2009 Nissan Murano gets a price reduction

    To go with its newly trimmed styling, Nissan has treated the Murano's price to a nip and tuck, too. The 2009 model has had $1500 removed from the MSRP across all trim levels, and a new dual panel moonroof makes the options list along with three new exterior colors. Inside, the seats and instrument ...

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    Honda gets 20,000 orders for redesigned Fit in Japan

    Honda has received a flood of orders for the newly redesigned Fit in the two weeks since its launch. That's a good thing for Honda in its home market, where its sales have been flagging. Instead of the projected 12,000 Fits per month, there have been 20,000 orders for the roomier and more efficient ...

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    Mazda debuts new-gen Rotary in Taiki show car

    Say what you will about the styling of the Mazda Taiki concept that's currently on display in Tokyo. It's quite possible that what's underneath is more interesting, anyway. Under the hood of the Taiki is a new gen rotary engine from Mazda called the 16X Renesis. Of course, the Rotary engine has its ...

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    Volvo aims for BMW

    As long as BMW doesn't own Volvo, then the Swede is allowed to target the roundel's cars as competitors. Autocar reports that Volvo is shaking up the lowest two rungs on its sedan line to put more space between them, and to better compete with the 3 Series. The smallest sedan, the S40, will be be ...

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    Day 3: Enter the Autoblog Relaunch Celebration Sweepstakes featuring the All-New 2007 Dodge Nitro

    UPDATE: We've fixed a lot of bugs, so if you've encountered issues while entering the Sweeps, please clear your browser's cache and restart your browser before trying to enter again. Thanks!click above image to enter to win an All-New 2007 Dodge Nitro!Did you enter yet today? You may as well make ...

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    Day 2: Enter the Autoblog Relaunch Celebration Sweepstakes featuring the All-New 2007 Dodge Nitro (again)

    click above image to enter to win a 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T!Yesterday was a long day. Very little sleep was had between making sure the site design went live without a hitch and announcing the Sweepstakes. Did you hear? We're giving away a 2007 Dodge Nitro R/T. Yeah, pretty cool. Never been done ...

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    Spy Photos: Porsche 911 again

    It hasn't been very long since we last brought you some spy shots of the freshened 911, but when another pic popped up, we felt we had to share. After all, this is our favorite rear-engined sports car. Returning even closer to its roots, the two-beam round headlamps and larger air inlets look very ...

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    Chicago Auto Show: 2008 Toyota Highlander revealed

    Click above image for our high-res photo gallery of live and official shotsHere in Chicago this morning Toyota unveiled the redesigned 2008 Highlander with the mantra Bigger! Wider! Safer! As you might imagine, the new crossover is larger in all dimensions, with a more powerful 3.5L V6 now cranking ...

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    POLL RESULTS: What you think of Car and Driver's redesign... eek, not good

    What we're hearing from the masses is that of those who participated in our totally unscientific poll, the vast majority either hate Car and Driver's new redesign or couldn't even tell the book had been redesigned anyway. Sounds like Mission Accomplished, if you ask us. There are a few peeps that ...

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    Spy Shots: Mercury Montego refresh

    Much has been said about how "nice" the Ford Five-Hundred and Mercury Montego are. They're good cars, people say, once you get to know them. Well, cars are largely sold on first impressions, and the 500 and Montego are both getting a second chance to make a good first impression with buyers. We saw ...

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    Ford debuting new Focus in Detroit

    Unfortunately, it's not the C1-based Focus we're all waiting for (though it appears we're closer than ever to that car's arrival on our shores). Still, the current Ford Focus has received only one nip/tuck refreshening since it debuted in North America way back in 2000, so the car unveiled in early ...

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    Spy Photos: Nip and tuck for Jaguar XK

    The Jaguar XK has been out on the streets for less than a year and already Ford's most feline of brands is readying an update for the car's front end. These spy shots show a new air intake up front that's been reshaped to give the car a "smile". Indeed, though most will readily admit the XK has a ...


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