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  • 2008 Maserati Quattroporte

    For Maserati/Ferrari aficionados, the Wynn exhibit in Vegas is a must--plus; it's a great way to stay out of trouble in gambling Las Vegas were gambling seems to be the most anyone can do.... The price to get in is $10.00, but it's well worth it considering the people you meet. People like you who love cars and don't mind getting a good talk on the subject. Ferraris galore is what youll find in the exhibit. There are also a couple of Masers in the showroom as well (Ferrari owns Maserati so it's expected to see Maseratis alongside their more iconic and expensive siblings). The price is also...

  • Audi A1 Sportback Concept
    Preview: Production Audi A1 headed to Frankfurt Motor Show

    Just a few weeks ago, we brought you news that Audi's all-new A1 and next-gen A8 would be skipping the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, but a new report today puts the A1, at least, back on for the Frankfurt show. But the Frankfurt appearance will be more than just a debut - it will be a launch...

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    Video: Ford Fiesta Rallycross preps for Pikes Peak Hill Climb

    Ford's new Fiesta won’t be arriving in local showrooms until early next year, but the company is pulling out all the stops to promote the stylish compact with various motorsport and social marketing campaigns to build excitement. To further this, the Blue Oval recently announced a goal to get...

  • 2012 Buick Regal
    China overtakes U.S. as world’s biggest auto market for first half of 2009

    America’s days as the world’s biggest auto market are coming to an end, with China for the first time ever overtaking the U.S. in vehicle sales for the first of 2009. On the back of strong sales in the month of June, which itself was up 36.5%, China’s total vehicle sales for the...

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    Trio of rally-spec Ford Fiestas to tackle X Games

    Ford's Fiesta small car is just beginning to make its mark in the U.S. with a trial-run for social-media types ahead of its expected American debut early next year. To help get the car's identity - if somewhat loosely interpreted - out to its target audience, Ford is taking on ESPN's X Games with a...

  • Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR
    Report: Alfa Romeo to sell re-branded Dodge cars in Europe

    Last week we brought you news of Alfa Romeo's plans for the U.S. and the support and enthusiasm that's growing over Alfa's attractive designs. This week there's news of cars going the other way across the Atlantic, this time Dodges to be re-branded as Alfa Romeos for Europe. It's not the only...

  • Audi Q7 3.0L TDI

    It's easy to blame the economy or the consequent poor car market for the delay of diesels from Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Honda, Nissan and Toyota, but that hasn't kept the Germans at BMW, Audi, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen from turning up the wick on oil-burners. In fact, it's quite the opposite. The Germans owe their leading position in U.S. diesels to their premium positioning and European provenance - it's easier to absorb the extra cost of a diesel vehicle when you can charge more for it and share the cost with volume production elsewhere. The Japanese and American carmakers don't...

  • BMW's 316d ES
    BMW launches new efficient 316d ES for Europe

    The U.S. resurgence of diesel may finally be shifting into high gear, but some of the world's best diesels still aren't even offered here. In Europe, however, carmakers such as BMW are introducing new models to meet ever-stricter emissions requirements, and the latest volley is the BMW 316d ES...

  • 2010 Opel Astra interior
    Opel shows off interior for new Astra

    After months of previews, teasers and small official photos, the 2010 Opel (Vauxhall) Astra has finally been let out of the bag. The hatch has been revealed in high-res photos and for the first time we get a look at the upcoming car’s stylish new interior. The new Astra is crucial for Opel as...

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    Ford working on Kuga Coupe?

    Reports are starting to fly that Ford may be working on a dramatic new segment-starter in the form of a three-door Kuga Coupe. Laying the groundwork for yet another segment of car design might not make sense in the current industry, however. A Kuga Coupe would take the coupe-profiled...

  • 2000 GMC Yukon
    House and Senate agree on Cash for Clunkers bill, mileage requirements revealed

    The Cash for Clunkers bill is just one of the incentives the government is trying to implement to bring the U.S. auto industry back to its pre-recession levels. Now, the Cash for Clunkers scheme has garnered the approval of both House and Senate negotiation teams, with the two sides reaching an...

  • Aston Martin's LMP1 racer wears classic Gulf Oil colors
    U.S. satellite listeners to get live broadcast of entire 24 Hours of Le Mans

    The battle for the 2009 24 Hours of Le Mans is already heating up with Peugeot protesting Audi's R15 race car, and things will only get hotter as the weekend approaches. If you don't want to miss a minute, then you'd better have satellite radio, because Sirius XM will be covering the event from...

  • 2000 GMC Yukon

    Earlier this year the original ‘Cash for Clunkers’ bill was rejected by the Senate because of research that showed the program wouldn't have made much impact on auto sales or emissions. A revised version of that bill has since been presented to Congress and was approved by the House in a round of voting earlier today. Under the House bill, car owners could get a voucher worth $3,500 if they traded in a vehicle getting 18mpg or less for one getting at least 22mpg. The value of the voucher would grow to $4,500 if the mileage of the new car is 10mpg higher than the old vehicle...

  • 2009 Audi A4
    Audi will need an extra year to hit 1.5 million sales target

    Volkswagen and its subsidiaries, including Audi, have been in hot pursuit of an industry-topping sales rank for the past several years, but the widespread economic downturn is shaping up to put those plans on hold. It may take Audi a full year longer than expected to reach its sales goal of 1.5...

  • Volkswagen
    Report: VW working on Polo-based coupe

    Volkswagen may already be in the midst of preparing a new three-door version of its 2010 Polo hatchback, but a rumored coupe version due late next year promises to be even more attractive. The car would slot into VW’s lineup as a smaller sibling to the Scirocco coupe, with which it will share...

  • Toyota Camry Hybrid
    Study: Toyota, Ford set to pass GM in market share, production

    As General Motors peers over the brink of the abyss into a future that very likely holds a bankruptcy, the hits just keep coming. Today industry forecasters revealed that Toyota will pass GM in U.S. market share by 2010 at current rates, while Ford will push past the General in North American...

  • Satellite
    GPS satellite network approaching danger zone

    Concerned parents use it to keep an eye on their kids. Government conspiracists think it's tracking our every move. Insurance companies want to use it to make more money. Drivers follow it blindly. Yes, GPS is a powerful part of our daily lives, but it's in jeopardy. The U.S. Department of Defense...

  • Ford Fiesta Hatchback
    Ford offers 100,000 test drives of new Fiesta in lead up to next year’s U.S. launch

    Ford's new Fiesta won’t be arriving in local showrooms until early next year, but the company is pulling out all the stops to promote the small car with various social marketing campaigns to build excitement. To further this, the Blue Oval has announced that it has set a goal to get 100,000...

  • The Supercar Sensation lineup

    The idea of pooling resources to get access to a wide range of the most exotic four-wheeled machinery available isn't new, though it is still rather exclusive. Groups like P1 International in the UK and The Supercar Club in Australia have built the genre over the past few years, while newcomers like RS Academy have helped expand it. But now a new player has entered the field, and they're playing by a different set of rules. Gone are the tens of thousands of dollars in annual dues and per-use fees. Instead, Supercar Sensation brings a handful of supercars to a designated site, the drivers meet...

  • AEV Jeep J8
    AEV making Jeep J8 MILSPEC available for U.S. civilians

    Imagine it: the sheer irony of a Jeep - the quintessential American military vehicle - being available only to foreign militaries and governments. Until American Expedition Vehicles (AEV) stepped in to supply the Jeep J8 to regular people, that's exactly how things stood. But now American civilians...

  • Honda's Accord
    Honda could leapfrog Chrysler in North American production, sales

    With almost all of its plants shuttered through the bankruptcy period and faith in the company at an all-time low, Chrysler is soon to be passed in both North American production and sales by Honda. The Japanese #2 carmaker has already cut the gap to Chrysler's production figures to 17,011 vehicles...

  • 2009 ford ka 003
    American launch of Fiat 500 may pave way for Ford Ka

    As Wall Street tumbles and Americans deal with the tough times, Ford is eying its global minicar, the Ka, for U.S. sale. The car had previously been rejected as incompatible with the American taste for large, powerful vehicles, but with the signing of the Fiat-Chrysler alliance earlier this month a...

  • The Chevy Aveo is already built in Mexico
    As GM rebuilds itself, it will build more cars overseas

    It's an old story, one that's been told with increasing regularity since the end of World War II. Jobs are moving overseas. Today, it's General Motors that will be shifting more of its production elsewhere as part of its restructuring plan. Lower wages, lower production costs, cheaper plant...

  • 2010 Toyota Prius
    Foreign car dealer's association angry with Obama's 'buy American' message

    Toyota, Nissan and Honda all build cars in the U.S. General Motors, Chrysler and Ford all build cars in Mexico and Canada in addition to within the U.S. It's hard to know which car is built where as a consumer, and the American International Automobile Dealer's Association (AIADA) is upset over...

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