Monthly Archives: December 2011

Batteries posing a safety issue in Fisker vehicles

A123 Systems, a manufacturer of batteries for electric vehicles, recently announced that the batteries supplied to Fisker Automotive cars may pose a potential safety issue. Continue reading

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Hyundai Veloster wins 2011 Good Design Award

The recently released Hyundai Veloster recently earned the Good Design Award in the transportation category. Continue reading

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Corrosion causing malfunctions in Ford Freestars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently opened an investigation into 2004 Ford Freestar and Mecury Monterey minivans because corrosion is causing mounts to break loose in the third row seats. Continue reading

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Best vehicles to drive in the winter for 2012

With winter in full effect and snow storms likely on the horizon, many consumers may be in the market for a car that handles well in harsh weather. Continue reading

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Toyota named the world’s most popular car

Despite enduring a troubling year that included an earthquake, tsunami and record floods, Toyota Motor Company came out on top with its Corolla being named the world’s most popular car. Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Lancer earns safest car title

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently announced that the 2012 Mitsubishi Lancer is a Top Safety Pick for the fifth-consecutive year. Continue reading

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Consumers keeping cars longer, starting to value mechanics more

With the economy still in a slump, Americans are holding on to cars longer than usual. A recent study showing the average age of cars of the road as 11 years may indicate that mechanics are becoming more valuable to car owners. Continue reading

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Chrysler showing positive numbers towards economic recovery

Automaker Chrysler Group LLC recently announced that the company is on track to generate $3 billion in operating profit in 2012 as a result of its increasing auto sales. Continue reading

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Ford reaches 100,000 trucks sold

Ford Motor Company recently reached a milestone, selling 100,000 trucks this year with the small EcoBoost engine. Continue reading

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Honda extends warranty on Civic Hybrids

Honda recently announced it is extending the warranty on gas tanks of 80,000 Honda Civic Hybrids because small crack have been found to develop, which might cause gas to leak. Continue reading

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