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Jan 26,2007
Light Truck Owners Group Available to Comment on Fuel Economy Proposals in State of the Union Amid speculation that President Bush may propose higher fuel economy standards in tonight's State of the Union address and similar proposals by other regulators and elected officials, the SUV Owners of America (SUVOA) warns that increases in the corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards can come with unintended consequences. "History shows us that when the government has raised fuel ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
With an array of vehicles designed to meet the needs of consumers' active lifestyles, American Suzuki Motor Corporation (ASMC) arrives at the 2007 Portland Auto Show with its full-line of exciting cars and SUVs, including the all-new XL7 midsize crossover SUV and bold and functional SX4 compact X-over (crossover). In addition to Suzuki's full-line of vehicles on display at the show, local auto enthusiasts will be treated to a look at the Suzuki Blizzard Grand ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
NASCAR on Monday made changes to its Chase for the Nextel Cup and made a big step forward in rewarding race winners. All victories during the season will be worth an extra five points, for a maximum of 195 if that driver also leads the most laps. But victories become more important once that driver becomes one of the 12 - another change from the previous three years - who makes the cut. Chase drivers ... [full story]
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Jan 26,2007
Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices (MSRP) Wednesday for the all-new second-generation Tundra full-size pickup truck. Significantly bigger, more capable and more technically advanced in every metric of comparison, the 2007 Tundra is available in 31 models. The Tundra offers a choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, three cab styles, three wheelbases, three bed lengths, three engines, and three trim levels. Tundra has been engineered for "true truckers" and is versatile ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
The winter storm that dealt a crippling blow to the Portland metropolitan area and much of Oregon left in its wake thousands of damaged vehicles.  While some suffered extensive damage, many more probably were involved in minor "fender benders" or were damaged by flying gravel.  In all cases, repairs are necessary, but what can a vehicle owner do to expedite the insurance claim and repair processes? "Once you've fulfilled your responsibilities at the accident scene ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
If at first you don't succeed, buy the company and do it your way. That's what General Motors did after its on-again, off-again relationship with South Korean carmaker Daewoo Motors. GM started buying Daewoo assets for next to nothing in 2001, formed GM-DAT -- Daewoo Auto and Technology -- and went to work on a so-called global car. Today, GM owns more than 50 percent of the company, which ships cars to 120 countries.   CHEVROLET ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
In the history of NHRA Funny Car competition there has never been a woman win a race or even qualify No. 1. Only nine women have even tried and the category has been all-male for six years. On Tuesday, the 10th one threw her helmet into the ring and she may just be the person to break those barriers. Ashley Force, daughter of 14-time Funny Car champion John Force, will drive a Funny Car for ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
With the ability to sprint from a standstill to 60 miles per hour in under five seconds, the new Porsche Cayenne Turbo is hotter than a pepper to the taste buds of auto aficionados. Since the model's introduction in 2003, Porsche's sport utility vehicle has been perceived by many car enthusiasts as having raised the bar for high-powered, luxury SUVs. The Cayenne has proved to be a great success for the perennial sports car manufacturer, ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
Hagerty Unveils Its Picks for Tomorrow's Hottest Collectibles Tomorrow's collector cars are parked in garages and sitting on showroom floors across America. To help consumers sort out the next generation of sweet wheels, McKeel Hagerty, CEO of Hagerty and a respected collector car valuation expert, has compiled his choices for Hagerty's Top 10 Future Collector Cars.   The Mini Cooper is one of Hagerty’s "Top 10 Future Collector Cars".In determining the Hagerty Hot List: Top 10 Future ... [full story]
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Jan 19,2007
It's the time of year for potholes and chances are there's one out there with your name on it. When you hit a pothole, it's important to check the vehicle's tires, wheels, steering and suspension, and alignment. Drivers can visually inspect tires and wheels for damage, but the Car Care Council recommends that a professional technician check out steering and suspension and alignment problems. The steering and suspension are key safety-related systems. Together, they largely ... [full story]
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Jan 12,2007
If you drive a dark green car, you are traditional, trustworthy and well-balanced, according to Leatrice Eiseman, author of "The Color Answer Book." A dark blue set of wheels could mean you are credible, confident and dependable, but if you prefer to drive a light to medium blue car, you are cool, calm and faithful. But what would people say about Fahrenheit Orange and Fahrenheit Yellow, Volkswagen's new colors? If you are a driver looking ... [full story]
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Jan 12,2007
Bobby Hamilton was a no-nonsense racer and a down-to-earth, good guy. Hamilton, diagnosed with cancer in his neck last February, died Sunday at 49. A winner in all three of NASCAR's major divisions, Hamilton found his greatest success in the Craftsman Truck Series, where he won the championship in 2004. That series seemed tailor-made for Hamilton, who was able to be a hand-on owner and driver of his race team, because Hamilton was a hands-on ... [full story]
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Jan 12,2007
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is one of those cars that continues to get better with evolution and age -- the age of the driver and the evolutionary improvements of the car. This is Mercedes' golden goose, with monthly sales pushing 5,000 cars. The sleek body style debuted in 1996 and was redesigned for 2003. It gets a few tweaks for 2007, including a revised grille treatment and more features. The midsize E-Class is sold in sedan ... [full story]
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