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Rumormill: Buick wagons, hatchbacks and diesels, oh my!

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Europe, Hatchback, Buick, Opel, Rumormill, Luxury

2011 Buick Regal – Click above for high-res image gallery

A fresh batch of rumors kicking around the web are claiming that General Motors is seriously mulling bringing hatchback and…

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Survey: More Canadians would go without sex than cars. Canuck that!

Filed under: Etc., Humor

As a nation, we’re pretty attached to our cars. Thanks to generations of poor civil planning and rampant urban sprawl, we’ve come to need personal transportation like most civilizations require fresh water. Turns out we aren’t…

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Report: Toyota loses bid to dismiss hybrid patent infringements from Paice

Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Technology, Toyota
Things aren’t looking good for Toyota in a legal battle over whether or not the Japanese automaker has infringed on a Florida-based company’s hybrid drivetrain patents. A U.S. International Trade Commission judge recently ruled…

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Video: BMW turns Singapore buildings into amazing 3D Joy

Filed under: Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Videos, BMW

BMW takes Singapore – Click above to watch video after the jump

BMW advertising gurus have a big job ahead of them when it comes to supplementing their longstanding “Ultimate Driving Machine” slogan with…

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Is VW looking to buy Malaysia’s Proton?

Filed under: Volkswagen, Earnings/Financials, Rumormill
It looks like Volkswagen may be continuing to raid the global buffet of lesser automakers. According to reports, Malaysian carbuilder Proton has been in talks with ze People’s automaker in an attempt to establish some…

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Is Chris Bangle headed back to Fiat?

Filed under: Chrysler, Fiat, Celebrities

Now here’s a juicy rumor. Word on the web is that Chris Bangle may be looking to step back into the auto-design mainstream by revisiting one of his former employers. Don’t expect new BMW models…

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Report: House committee passes bill requiring black boxes, brake overide systems

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety

A massive auto safety overhaul bill has made its way out of committee and onto the floor of the House of Representatives for voting. According to Automotive News, the biggest changes that the bill proposes is…

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Video: Dog rescued from inside car grille after highway hit

Filed under: Etc., Videos, South America

One lucky pup – Click above to watch video after the jump

If you live in a rural area, odds are you’ve had that heart-sinking feeling that comes along with hitting an animal with…

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Report: Ford faces $850,000 fine for deaths of two Canadian workers

Filed under: Safety, Earnings/Financials, Canada

Ford Motor Company of Canada has pleaded guilty to two counts of failing to take all reasonable precautions to protect the safety of two workers, and the automaker faces a $850,000 fine as a result.…

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Report: GM working on new small truck

Filed under: Truck, Chevrolet, GM, GMC, Rumormill

The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon have never exactly been the sales successor to the S10 throne. While the original baby pickup from General Motors sold like Tastykakes at fat camp, the public…

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Video: Jay Leno’s Garage welcomes 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Videos, Ford, Celebrities

Jay Leno reviews the 2011 Ford Mustang – Click above to watch video after the jump

It was only a matter of time before Jay Leno got his hands on the new 2011…

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eBay Find of the Day: Ex-Gurney 1969 Shelby Trans Am Mustang Boss 302

Filed under: Classics, Coupe, Auctions, Ford, Racing

Dan Gurney’s 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Trans-Am – Click above for image gallery

Here’s your chance to lay your hands on a piece of muscle car history. One of Dan Gurney’s 1969…

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Droolworthy: BMW releases M3 GTS specifications

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Europe, BMW, Racing

BMW M3 GTS – Click above for high-res image gallery

Oh yes, kids and kiddies. BMW has just dropped the juicy details on the spanking new M3 GTS. Here’s the skinny: under the…

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Three Toyotas latest to earn IIHS Top Safety Picks

Filed under: Minivan/Van, Sedan, Safety, Luxury

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just announced that a total of three new Toyota vehicles have been given Top Safety Pick awards. Both the 2011 Toyota Avalon and 2011 Toyota Sienna were…

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Report: Tokyo Motor Show downsizes again, moving back into city

Filed under: Tokyo Motor Show, Earnings/Financials

According to The New York Times, the 42nd installment of the Tokyo Motor Show will continue to shrink next year. Organizers have decided to move the shindig to a new, smaller convention center that…

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Thirteen-year-old renders Porsche 918 RSR racer

Filed under: Coupe, Hybrid, Performance, Porsche, Design/Style, Racing

2013 Porsche 918 RSR Renderings – Click above for high-res image gallery

Like most of the motoring world, our automotive lives really got off the ground at age 13. We suddenly realized…

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Out Foxed: Meet the new hottie of Transformers 3

Filed under: Celebrities

Rosie Huntington-Whitley – Click above for high-res image gallery

Please excuse us while we take a little trip down TMZ lane. Word on the web is we now know who will be replacing Megan Fox in the…

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Mazda seatbelt lawsuit headed to U.S. Supreme Court

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety

The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on whether or not current federal regulations protect automakers from being sued under state product liability laws. According to The Wall Street Journal, justices will examine a California…

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101 uses for ex-wife’s wedding dress includes oil pan, gas cap

Filed under: Humor

Kevin Cotter recently found himself among the other 50 percent of Americans who wind up getting divorced from their first spouse. Rather than wallow in the broken remains of 12 years of marriage, the guy decided to…

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Venezuela president Hugo Chavez joins the highway patrol?

Filed under: Government/Legal, Humor

If you’re thinking about taking to the highways of Venezuela any time soon, here’s a little tip for you: don’t speed. Evidently the country’s roads are known for the kind of highway craziness that would make…

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