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Hey, always thinking that only Japanese and Europeans have a lot of fuel-efficient vehicle choices? American automakers also have fuel-efficient models in their lineup, usually based on "global" models designed for other markets, like GM does with its Opel/Vauxhall European subsidiary or its Daewoo operations in South Korea. In fact, in a new list compiled by Forbes, GM models took nine of the ten fuel miser models, with only a Ford Focus stealing a spot away from the General.

Fuel efficiency is becoming more important to cars buyers. Ads are starting to reflect that and the best one I have seen recently is Kia's ad for the Spectra. The commercial's music is just a piano and the folksy voice of Joe Purdy singing "I just can't seem to get it right today." The visuals are a variety of melancholy people struggling to remember something from so long ago. What is this thing all these people have forgotten to do? How to fill a car's gas tank! The commercial explains "with f

Even Honda, considered by many to be the world's greenest automaker, has room to improve when it comes to their environmental footprint. Fortunately, they recognize this fact and have reported their progress in their latest North American Environmental Report, which covers the the period of April 1, 2006 to March 31, 2007. You may be happy to hear that, once again, Honda finds itself in the enviable position of holding the title of America's most fuel-efficient car company "with an industry-lead

Click on the image for a gallery of high-res images of the clean diesel Mercedes-Benz E320 Bluetec.