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Auto Sales By The Numbers

On: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 2:01PM | By: Karen Cook


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The winter has been hard on dealerships. Combine the harsh weather with an economy that is taking its time to recover and you get low car sales across the board. But the news is not all bad. Comparing the numbers to March of 2013, this year saw a boost in sales for some manufacturers.


Safe Cars for 2014

On: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 at 1:05PM | By: Karen Cook


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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration routinely runs new cars through a series of tests and rates them with stars according to how well they perform. These tests are designed to determine how the occupants of the vehicle will fare in front end crashes along with side impact and rollover crashes. The highest rating given is five stars. If safety is the most important criteria when you are looking for a car, here are some of the top performers for 2014.


Hetfield's Black Pearl Named Custom Car of the Year

On: Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 10:07AM | By: Gary P Garry


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Classic cars and classic hard rock music go hand in hand, and this marriage was taken to another level recently when a car that is owned by a legendary rocker took home a prestigious automotive prize.


Product Placement Alert! Captain America & the New Stingray

On: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 12:54PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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As a part the long-standing tradition of product placement in movies, Captain America: The Winter Soldier opened this weekend with a new star—the new Corvette Stingray. In the movie Scarlett Johansson’s character rocks this GM sports car, while a slew of other General Motors automobiles flood the screen throughout.


 

The Spider That's Bugging Mazda

On: Mon, Apr 7, 2014 at 11:08AM | By: Karen Cook


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GM has cars with faulty ignition switches. Toyota has airbags that don’t work properly. Chrysler has accelerator problems. Mazda has an insect infestation.


Who Needs a Mechanic? Do It Yourself Gone Bad!

On: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 at 2:08PM | By: Karen Cook


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Car repairs are expensive. None of us want to pay a mechanic for anything that isn't absolutely necessary. This is especially true these days when everything about owning a car seems to be on the rise, from gasoline to insurance. There are people out there who take this to extremes. Read on and enjoy the show, or maybe get a few ideas on do it yourself car repairs.


Two Near-New Bad-Ass Boss 302s Are For Sale in Canada, eh!

On: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 3:14PM | By: Andrew W Davis


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Living, as I do, in Southeast Michigan, I am constantly subjected to Canadian radio stations, with their better playlists, fewer commercials, and just general all-around better listening experiences. Granted, Detroit was/is the home of Motown, but that’s not really my thing. No, when it comes to classic and modern rock—plus pretty much anything else that makes your ears bleed in a good way—you’ve got to set your radio to something Canuck.

So I’m not quite sure why I was so surprised to find two of the most important and sought-after new(ish) Heavy Metal Mustangs for sale in Toronto this weekend, at Collector Car Productions April 5-6 sale in Toronto. Not only do they have a “Mint 1-of-1 Prototype Pre-Production” 2012 Boss 302 for sale, there's a reverse-color 2012 Boss 302 Laguna Seca, too.

[Granted, that doesn’t leave you much time to get your papers in order, but it’s not like anybody’s going to care if you’re border-hopping OUT of the U.S., right?...]


The Commooter Scooter

On: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 12:48PM | By: Karen Cook


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Do you live in a crowded city? Do you commute to work via public transportation? Do you hate the walk to the bus stop or subway station? Are you a business person with lots of Very Important Time Sensitive Documents to transport? If you answered yes to these questions then read on!


Surprise! Another GM Recall

On: Thu, Apr 3, 2014 at 10:10AM | By: Karen Cook


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The sun came up this morning which is the cue for GM to issue another recall. This one affects 172,000 Chevrolet Cruze vehicles from model years 2013 and 2014. All the cars have a 1.4-liter turbocharged gasoline engine. One of the axles can fracture and separate without warning during normal driving.


VEHICLES BY THE WAYSIDE

On: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 3:29PM | By: Karen Cook


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The shape of the automobile has changed over the years in order to better fit our lifestyles, do less damage to the environment, and sometimes just to look cooler. Most of the time these designs are meant to be useful and attractive. Sometimes, though, they just look strange. I present to you a handful of vehicles made by actual manufacturers that were just too over the top to be mass produced. Keep in mind while you peruse that even though there was no mass production, these vehicles were actually made.


Toyota Recall

On: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 at 12:33PM | By: Karen Cook


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Toyota has issued a voluntary recall on 119,000 '03/'04 model year Avalon sedans. The problem with these vehicles,according to a statement made last week by Toyota, is that the “front airbag or seat belt pretensioners could inadvertently deploy.”