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Values of small used cars fall in lockstep with gas prices

The Detroit News reports used small-car prices are plummeting right along with fuel prices. The news comes courtesy of a National Automobile Dealers Association study, which says gas prices have dropped an average of 3.5 percent compared to last year. In yet another shocking reminder of just how short buyers' memories can be, analysts predic

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Values of small used cars fall in lockstep with gas prices

The Detroit News reports used small-car prices are plummeting right along with fuel prices. The news comes courtesy of a National Automobile Dealers Association study, which says gas prices have dropped an average of 3.5 percent compared to last year. In yet another shocking reminder of just how short buyers' memories can be, analysts predic

Ford And Toyota To Partner On RWD Hybrid System for Trucks, SUVs

With the recently revised CAFE standards requiring automakers to have a fleet average of 54.5 mpg by 2025, automakers are searching for ways to increase fuel economy across their lineups. Small cars are a bit easier to manage, but for trucks and SUVs, mileage increases have been something of a tall order.

Greenlings: What's a light-duty truck, and why should we care?

What's a light-duty truck, and why should we care?

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White House may increase CAFE for SUVs

In a December 6 White House press briefing, press secretary Dana Perino said the White House has a proposal for a new increase in the CAFE standard for light trucks and SUVs. The president has full control of the CAFE standard for light trucks (which includes SUVs but not passenger cars) and has used it twice in his administration. The news of a proposed, third change in SUV CAFE came in a response to a question on th

The Ohio State University studies the impact on our air from light trucks, SUVs and minivans

We often write about the problems associated with the huge numbers of light trucks, SUV's and minivans here in America. It's true: The highest volume of vehicles sold are trucks like the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Dodge Ram, Nissan Titan and now the new Toyota Tundra. Minivans are still pretty good sellers too, and Chrysler is just now rolling out their redesigned models. But, a recent study by The Ohio State University found that

States to Bush: Too soft on trucks

The Washington Post reports nine U.S. states are suing the administration of George W. Bush for being too soft on future fuel economy standards. The lawsuit calls it unconscionable that the Bush administration is not requiring greater fuel economy for light trucks. The 1.9 mile-per-gallon increase is considered to be insufficient to curb our energy use in a significant way. In addition, it seems a