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New Safety Rating System More Difficult for 2011 Vehicles

Tweet With a tougher rating system, many 2011 vehicles are finding it difficult to receive the 5-star safety rating from the Department of Transportation.  An important symbol of vehicle safety, the 5-star rating is important…


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Ford Focus Global Test Drive Initiative for Charity

Ford Motor Company announced at the Paris Auto Show that the company is launching an initiative for the roll out of its next-generation 2011 Focus. The initiative targets digital influencers and the use of Facebook to launch the new Focus by creating a contest that ultimately puts up to $500,000 into various charities of its […]


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Honk Makes Driving More Social

Honk if you’re social. I can’t think of any activity less social than driving – except maybe sleeping. I mean, you sit behind a wheel and other drivers sit behind their wheels in different cars. You can’t communicate unless you do so by hand signals and blinking lights. Unless you know their cell phone numbers. […]


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What To Do When Your Ford Won’t Start

At one time or another, nearly every car owner experiences a car that won’t start. In some cases, it means a car has reached the end of its life cycle, and that the engine may have seized up. In other cases, it might just mean you left your headlights on by accident. Even well-built Ford […]


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Toyota And Tesla Motors Finalize Deal

Tesla Motors has become a respectable name in eco-friendly vehicles, particularly the all-electric variety. Toyota not so much. Which makes this deal a rather unique one, and a rewarding one for both parties. Toyota has had a respectable brand name since coming to U.S. shores in 1957. Its reputation really preceded it. By the mid-1960s, […]



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Nissan Begins LEAF Production In U.S.

Many consumers and some politicians have been calling for greener energy and independence for decades. A part of the overall green picture in the U.S. involves vehicle emissions. Some states have placed stringent testing on vehicles in an effort to curb emissions. But little has been done to change the way vehicles are made in […]


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