Lawsuit Filed Over False MPG Ratings in New Ford Vehicles

A California law firm has filed a putative class-action lawsuit against Ford Motor Company over the automaker’s mileage claims for two of its new hybrid models. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S District Court for the Eastern District of California, charged Ford with making ‘false and misleading’ statements when advertising the fuel efficiency of its […]

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Why Women Love Toyotas

It’s a fact that Toyota is the world’s #1 auto maker. It’s also a fact that over 52 percent of all auto purchases in the U.S. are made by women and more than 85 percent of all vehicles purchases are influenced by women. Therefore it stands to reason that women like Toyotas. A lot.

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The Ever-Expanding World of Automotive Paper Models

Everyone has their dream car. That one particular vehicle that you would trade life, limb or a first born to get a chance to own. For some people it may be a 2003 Ferrari Enzo. Others may be drawn to a Bugatti Veyron. Or maybe your ideal vehicle is something simple, like a Chevy Truck […]

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The Most Popular Car Colors Are…Awful

Guest author Vince Evans was a light mechanic and auctioneer until he went back to his old love, writing. Rather than shouting at North Easterners at auto auctions, he prefers to write about the New Jersey used car dealers which is less stressful trade. Every year PPG unveils its findings for the most popular car colors […]

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Your Next New Car May Have Regenerative Brakes…Even if It’s Not a Hybrid

In what might be obvious news, your brakes are one of the most important components on your vehicle. However, what many people don’t realize is that your brake system is the biggest energy waster on a conventional vehicle. When you push the brake pedal, you’re essentially converting your vehicle’s hard-earned kinetic energy into heat, which […]

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How ‘The Toyota Way’ Has Revolutionized The World

As you may have heard, Toyota has finished 2012 as the world’s largest automaker, outselling GM, Nissan/Renault, and VW. Their secret? The Toyota Production System (TPS), which emphasizes efficiency and quality above all else. As a result of Toyota’s consistent success, the Toyota Production System (also known as ‘The Toyota Way’) has been studied and […]

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While Hurricane Sandy is Gone, Automakers are STILL Recovering

Hurricane Sandy devastated the Northeastern United States like no storm ever to hit the region, causing billions in damage and leaving thousands without power. While the immediate crisis is largely over, the auto industry still feeling the effects of the “Superstorm.” From new cars awaiting sale or delivery to the massive devastation to consumer-owned cars, Sandy’s […]

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Cars Are Just As Dangerous As Guns

Here’s a popular question on Quora.com right now: Why is America’s Car Culture, which kills 40,000 people per year OK, but our Gun Culture, which kills far fewer, of such great concern? It has 67 answers (including one from yours truly), 122 followers, and more than 24k views. If I had to guess, Id’ say this […]

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Why Australians Need US Auto Industry

The US Auto Industry – Why We Still Need It

This is a guest post from an Australian automotive blogger who has an interesting perspective on the US auto industry. I hope you appreciate this post as much as I did. — Jason Many consumers in Australia and around the world continue to view US cars as overweight and poorly engineered when compared to similar […]

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The Ultimate Gearhead Garage – What You Need

Every gearhead knows that their garage is really a reflection of who they are. It’s the place where they spends hour wrenching on their cars, fixing or improving their cars to their heart’s content. These garages are often home to floors stained with oil spills, posters and stickers on the walls, parts strewn about, and tool […]

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