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    Video: Watch as upset motorist drives off flatbed truck to avoid parking ticket
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    There are few things more frustrating in life than watching your car being towed away and not being able to do anything about it. However, this guy reportedly in Walthamstow, East London, apparently wasn't going to let that happen to him. As the story goes, the driver in question made it to his ...

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    Spy Shots: New Buick Verano testing in Germany
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    A refresh to Buick's popular Verano sedan appears to be nigh, thanks to these spy photos that show the tweaked four-door testing in Germany. As with the current Verano, the refreshed model will have a great deal in common with its European platform-mates, the Vauxhall/Opel Astra. Each car rides ...

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    Report: Opel putting Astra Extreme into production
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    Even more than in years past, this month's Geneva Motor Show press days were absolutely teeming with lust-worthy hot hatches. There was the new Seat Leon Cupra, the Honda Civic Type R concept, Volkswagen Scirocco R and Golf GTE, Audi S1 and Abarth 695 Biposto. But one of the most enticing of them ...

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    Official: Vauxhall reveals stripped-out Astra VXR Extreme front-drive track toy
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    More power, less weight. It's a winning formula when it comes to performance automobiles, and one we've seen applied time and time again. It's what Ferrari did to transform the 360 Modena into the Challenge Stradale, the F430 into the Scuderia and the 458 into the Speciale. Maserati does the same ...

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    Official: Vauxhall Astra sets 12 World and 6 National Speed Endurance Records [w/video]
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    You may know it as an Opel, a Vauxhall, a Holden, a Chevy, a Buick or even a Saturn, depending on where you live. But whatever emblem it's wearing, the Astra is straightforward car. Nothing particularly remarkable about it. Which is why this series of records is pretty darn impressive. Earlier ...

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    Teased: GM Europe teases new Vauxhall Cascada convertible, could become Buick droptop
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    It seems like every couple of years or so, some rumor emerges speculating that Buick will be getting a convertible, and the Tri-Shield brand has even helped out the rumormill with various topless concepts. We wonder if Buick might finally be able to get its first convertible in more than 20 years ...

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    Official: Vauxhall launches new 195-HP turbodiesel Astra GTC together with refresh
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    European automakers offer some tempting hot hatches, but the stark reality of gas prices that are even higher across the pond than they are here in the United States dictates that most buyers are opting for diesels. Vauxhall is here to say, however, that it doesn't have to be one or the ...

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    Report: Next Opel / Vauxhall Astra cabrio to be standalone model
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    The Opel Astra CC suffers from the same ailment as other small, hardtop convertibles like the Renault Megane and Peugeot 308 cc: an ungainly backside. Stowing a tin roof that needs to cover four people inside a small car just blows things up in the rear. That's why the head of General Motors ...

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    Frankfurt: 2012 Opel Astra GTC gives us Buick-tinted hope for the future [w/video]
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    A more engaging driving experience should always be considered a wonderful thing, and it's clear from the Astra GTC that Opel agrees. The compact hatchback has its sights set squarely on the Volkswagen Scirocco, and it's clear the two cars share a common design ideology. Low and sleek, the Astra ...

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    Official: Vauxhall unveils new Astra GTC ahead of Goodwood debut
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    Different strokes for different folks. While Volkswagen chose to label its coupe-like Golf derivative as the Scirocco, rival automakers are keeping theirs in the family. Take, for example, the Renault Megane coupe, and this – the new Vauxhall Astra GTC. Compared to the already-sleek ...

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    Opel previews production Astra GTC ahead of Frankfurt debut
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    A staple product of General Motors' overseas subsidiaries, the Opel Astra has been a long time in the making. The five-door hatchback was revealed back in 2009 at the Frankfurt Motor Show, which was then followed by the GTC show car that previewed the three-door version in concept form (along ...

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    Lotus reportedly brought in for chassis work on new Vauxhall Astra VXR
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    2010 Vauxhall GTC Concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    From the likes of the Dodge EV to the Ford Cortina, Lotus has had its fingers in all of the Big Three's pies. But its strongest relationship has historically been with General Motors. The British engineering firm helped ...

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    Report: Chevy Volt to debut in China early next year as a Buick
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    Opel Ampera – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Due to an old-school system used in China that requires automakers to file patents or risk having vehicles copied by others, we've learned that the Chevrolet Volt may very well debut in the world's largest automotive market as a Buick ...

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    Vauxhall's Thoroughly Modern Motoring Manners aims to teach you how to drive
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    The new Vauxhall Astra – or something or someone claiming to be the new Vauxhall Astra – has co-written a book on driving manners. The other co-writer is Debrett's, an English version of Miss Manners except that Debrett's has been dispensing etiquette advice for more than 200 years, ...

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    White Out: Vauxhall VXR Arctic Edition revealed
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    Vauxhall Astra VXR Arctic – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Vauxhall wants to shed inventory of its old Astra bodystyle and it's using the go-to tactic of a limited special edition to do it. There will be just 500 VXR Arctic Editions will get your polar needles spinning, and the ...

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    Spy Shots: Opel Astra ST spotted braving the elements
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    Opel/Vauxhall Astra SportsTourer spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The Opel/Vauxhall Astra Sports Tourer – otherwise known as a wagon or estate – is testing its cold weather chops with minimal camouflage. Details on the little cargo carrier are slim, but ...

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    Video: Opel goes all "Oceans Eleven" and augmented reality for new Astra
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    The 2010 Astra is one nice-looking hatch, and the good people at Opel are going to great lengths to show the world their five-door accomplishment. The latest example of Astra pride comes in the form of a two-and-a-half minute short that plays off of ...

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    VIDEO: Next-Gen Opel Astra takes on Ford Focus and new VW Golf
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    The 2010 Opel Astra has an impressive exterior and an overhauled interior, but it's also important that the upcoming C-segment hatchback can hang with the competition. The guys and gals at Vauxhall wanted to show just how competent a handler the Astra ...

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    Opel does a fan-dance with 2010 Astra teasers
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    2010 Opel Astra teasers – Click above for a high-res image gallery
    With the Frankfurt Auto Show looming on the horizon, German automakers in particular have been preparing their latest offerings for their debuts. And even with its future still hanging in the balance, General Motors' Opel ...

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    Vauxhall celelebrates BTCC domination with limited-edition VX Racing Corsa and Astra
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    Piloted by Fabrizio Giovanardi of the VX Racing, Vauxhall took all three golden trophies in last year's British Touring Car Championship (BTCC): driver, team, and manufacturer. To celebrate, Vauxhall is making 888 Corsa and Astra VX Racing Editions. The number of the run ...

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