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AOL Autos Road Trip: Four Thousand Miles In A Nissan Pathfinder

Things to consider before beginning your cross-country journey

‚ÄčThere's something about a road trip that invariably gets me excited. Maybe it's the cultural remains of Manifest Destiny or my own sense of adventure, but each year I, like millions of other Americans, pack my vehicle to the brim with enough supplies to survive a mild nuclear winter and head off across the continent.

The Truth Squad: Arguing The Auto Rescue Between The Campaigns

Here are the facts on the auto bailout

For a discussion centered on foreign policy, President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney spent a lot of time discussing the condition of the U.S. auto industry during Monday night's presidential debate.

Utah To Make 80 MPH Speed Limit Permanent In Some Areas

A study found that the freeways actually became safer with the faster speed limit

The Utah Department of Transportation released a study that showed increasing the speed limit on some parts of freeways from 75 mph to 80 mph may actually be a good thing, according to to Fox 13 Now.

11-Year-Old Grabs Wheel After Bus Driver Suffers Heart Attack

Quick thinking likely saved several lives

An 11-year-old boy's quick thinking and heroic actions likely saved lives when a bus driver collapsed from a heart attack.

Video: Man Is Lucky To Be Alive After This Motorcycle Crash

Bike erupts into flames after violent collision

Cameras captured a Colombian motorcyclist whose bike burst into flames after smashing into a pole on the side of the road. Remarkably, the man appeared to be uninjured after the ordeal.

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How many limos does the U.S. government actually use?

Limos are evil or at least the people who ride in them are.

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Recall Expanded: Jeep Adds More Liberty Models To Its List

Road salt can cause excessive corrosion and break suspension parts on suspected 360,000 vehicles

Chrysler Group LLC's Jeep brand has expanded its Liberty recall to nearly 350,000 units, the company announced Monday.

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America's cell phone laws, state by state

Memorial Day weekend is one of the premiere road trip holidays. According to the American Automobile Association, more than 30 million people will hit the road this weekend, averaging 642 miles each. That means, for many, crossing state lines. And nowadays, that's more confusing than ever. Speed limits may vary, but at least those are posted. Cell phone laws, however, are much more confusing.

Report: China officially eclipsed U.S. as world's largest car market in 2009

What's that Bruce Springsteen song? "Glory Days?" You know where this is going, and if you don't, take a seat. America is no longer the largest auto market in the world. The People's Republic of China is. Mao would be so... proud is not the right word.

Sources Say: Honda Stream coming to U.S. in 2009

Winding Road is reporting that the next-generation Honda Stream mini-MPV may be sold in the U.S. Having just been redesigned last year, the next Stream won't arrive until 2009, and even then we doubt it will receive anything more than a refreshening. Nevertheless, Honda appears intent to make some money off of this MPV that's based on the same platform as the Civic and CR-V. It's reportedly been a big hit in Jap

Spring 2008: Arrival date for BMW 1-Series

The upcoming BMW 1-Series Coupe is one of those rare cars over which nearly every Autoblogger is drooling. It returns Bimmer to its roots of building relatively lightweight handlers, as well as lowers the cost of entry for an Ultimate Driving Machine to within the reach of the coupon clipping middle class. Thanks to the sharp eye of folks over at bmw128i.com, we now have confirmation from BMW via it's North American website that the 1-Series will be available to purchase in the U.S. by Spring 20

VW may build factory in the U.S.

One of the problems with being an import car maker at the lower end of the automotive market is an increased sensitivity to currency exchange rate fluctuations. This is particularly problematic if the carmaker doesn't have a government willing to make currency adjustments the way Japan regularly does. Thus, Volkswagen has had a troubl

Fuji Heavy eyes America for future profits

Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, has missed its sales goal for a five-year plan that ends next month. The end of one five-year plan, however, is the beginning of another. The next five years will see Subaru putting a much larger emphasis on the U.S. market (w00t!). The Japanese automaker is aware that it can't squeeze any more sales out of the home market, so it's looking to America to supply the extra sales it needs to meet new targets. To achieve this goal, Subaru will suppleme

U.S. automakers still employ way more Americans than imports

While more and more import brands have opened up producton facilities in the U.S., a study performed by The Level Field Institute, a domestic industry promotion group (that's an important point, right there), found that domestic automakers (which includes General Motors, Ford and the Chrysler Group) support 2.5 more jobs for each vehicle they build in the U.S. than their import competitors. The study projects the number of jobs both groups will s

MG TF Coupe will be built in Ooooooklahoma

It's where the wind comes sweepin' down the plain. It's where the corn is as high as an elephant's eye. And now it's where the first Chinese owned auto factory will be opened in the United States. Ooooooklahoma!

Ferrari F430 may be banned in U.S.

It is being reported that sales of the Ferrari F430 may be banned in the U.S. by late 2006 due to the supercar’s airbags being unable to protect a small number of female occupants and children who are buckled into the car’s passenger seat.