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    Report: Wiesmann files for bankruptcy
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    German sports car manufacturer Wiesmann has reportedly filed for bankruptcy. The filing, which was made to a German district court in Münster, didn't specify any of the financial details that led Martin and Friedhelm Wiesmann to this point. The small-scale manufacturer's collapse isn't a ...

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    Report: 2015 Audi A3 gets augmented reality app in place of owners manual [w/video]
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    There have been a few, seemingly half-hearted, attempts at reinventing the owner's manual - that thick stack of bone-dry information that you only look at if you're well and truly stumped. Hyundai tried swapping in iPads with the Equus, which didn't really take, while Chrysler switched its ...

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    Report: Kia Soul to get AWD?
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    The funky Kia Soul is one of the three affordable, efficient and style-first boxes on sale today (along with the Scion xB and Nissan Cube). Like its competition, it sits atop a front-drive platform with a longitudinally mounted four-cylinder engine. It's a dandy car in this setup, but it sounds ...

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    Report: Fiat USA sees earnings boost on loaded 500 purchases
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    Fiat's return to the States after a 28-year absence has sent sales of its too-cute 2012 Fiat 500 soaring. Even better for Fiat, more than half of U.S. buyers are shelling out the dough to put higher-end 500s in their driveways. According to Automotive News, half of the 500s sold to date have ...

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    J.D. Power says global battery demand may be overhyped
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    As per usual whenever there's great change afoot, finding the shelter of reality among competing storms of He Said/She Said isn't easy – it will probably take us another ten years to find out what's really true right now. J.D. Power and Associates has added more data to the mix with its ...

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    Breaking: IndyCar announces "new" chassis manufacturer for 2012
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    2012 Dallara IndyCar – Click above for high-res image gallery
    IndyCar has broadcast its selection of a new chassis for 2012 and out of a group of entries that included BAT, Dallara, DeltaWing, Lola, and Swift, they decided to go with... drumroll... Dallara. Perhaps it was telling that ...

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    Former U.S. Sec. of Transportation to lead Toyota Quality Advisory Panel
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    An independent advisory panel has been formed to help Toyota get a handle on its quality issues. With all of the current headlines relating to Toyota recalls and defects, the independent North American Quality Advisory Panel has been convened to study and give the automaker advice on quality and ...

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    Rumormill: AMG working on entry-level coupe
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    Mercedes-Benz F800 Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Mercedes-Benz is diligently trying to attract new, younger customers to its AMG performance line, and one giant step forward might be the introduction of a new small coupe, set to rival small performers such as the ...

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    Report: GM adding extra shift at Lordstown to meet expected Cruze demand *UPDATE
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    2011 Chevrolet Cruze – Click above for high-res image gallery
    It looks like General Motors is going to announce that Lordstown will be getting a third shift. Lordstown, Ohio is the plant where GM is going to be building its new compact Chevrolet Cruze, and apparently they think the demand ...

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    Report: Rolls-Royce Ghost to spawn coupe, convertible, long-wheelbase versions
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    2011 Rolls-Royce Ghost – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Rolls-Royce introduced the Ghost sedan to the world a scant six months ago, but there's already talk about expanding the model range beyond the traditional four-door variant. Autocar reports that sources have revealed plans to ...

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    NRA stoked as man shoots way out of submerged car
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    There will always be a great deal of debate surrounding the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution. Really, it is worded very odd. No matter what your opinion on gun ownership is, we'll think you'll agree that the Founding Fathers never intended this: a California man drove off a ...

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    Report: Chrysler may abandon damaged Sebring nameplate
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    Chrysler Sebring replacement might not be a Sebring
    Remember when Ford thought so little of its longtime best-selling "Taurus" nameplate that it spent a fortune trying to push the replacement "500" badge on customers? That lasted about as long as a "Project Runway" cycle. Well, Chrysler might be ...

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    Report: French court overturns F1 bans for Briatore and Symonds
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    Former Renault Formula One leads Flavio Briatore and Pat Symonds
    It looks like 2010 is starting off as a better year for Flavio Briatore. According to Planet F1, a French court has overturned the lifetime ban on the former Renault Formula One head honcho, along with alleged co-conspirator Pat ...

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    REPORT: Ferrari working on radical new door opening
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    As if scissor doors, gullwings, butterflies and those crazy Koenigsegg pivoters weren't enough to separate exotics from lesser cars, Ferrari is said to be working on another new door design that is both radical and practical. Go figure. Autocar came across a patent filing showing a few diagrams ...

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    Felipe Massa could reportedly be back on track by Monday
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    Ferrari just announced that injured driver Felipe Massa could be back in the saddle as early as Monday. Massa hasn't been in an F1 car since July's Hungarian Grand Prix, when a spring from another car flew up and hit him above his eye, fracturing his skull. The first time he has even been back ...

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    SEMA Preview: Drop Top Customs bringing convertible Camaro to Sin City [w/VIDEO]
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    2010 Drop Top Customs Chevrolet Camaro convertible - Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've been waiting for a convertible version of the new Camaro for almost as long as we've been waiting for the Camaro itself, but Chevrolet has yet to deliver. In fact, the convertible was delayed by The ...

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    Rumormill: Jaguar working on all-new five-door "coupe"
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    2003 Jaguar R-D6 Concept
    We're not exactly sure when this trend will end, but it now looks like Jaguar is preparing to join the five-door coupe club. Inside Line is reporting that a compact hatch, similar to Audi's new A5 Sportback, is in the works. An evolution of the R-D6 concept first shown ...

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    REPORT: General Motor still on track for 2010 IPO
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    While defending the government bailout of America's auto industry, Herb Allison (above), the Treasury Department's assistant secretary for financial stability, said that a General Motors initial public offering is still a go for next year. While Allison still believes it was essential to ...

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    REPORT: GM willing to investigate hybrid tech, low-rolling resistance tires if Corvette's survival depends on it
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    Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept - Is a hybrid powertrain in the Corvette's future?
    Is GM really considering a hybrid Corvette? Tom Stephens, GM's vice chairman of global product development, says it's a possibility. However, Stephens' comments are based on the new CAFE standards -- 35.5 mpg ...

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    REPORT: Four versions of Fiat 500 in the U.S. by 2011, including Abarth
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    2010 Fiat 500 Abarth - Click above for high-res image gallery
    Four 500s by 2011. That is the latest word out of Italy concerning the adorable Fiat 500. While the Chrysler/Fiat merger chugs along, the tiny 500 is the only model that has been officially greenlighted for American consumption under ...

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