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CONSUMER REPORTS’ SURVEY: CAR BUYERS MOST INFLUENCED BY QUALITY AND FUEL ECONOMY

CONSUMER REPORTS’ SURVEY: CAR BUYERS MOST INFLUENCED BY QUALITY AND FUEL ECONOMY

Car buyers don’t switch brands easily. Seventy-three percent of car buyers said they were somewhat or very likely to purchase the same make they currently drive the next time they shop for a new car, according to a new Consumer Reports survey. But if they were to change brands, most respondents said that higher quality, […]

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Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Most Powerful, Street Legal Porsche Ever

Porsche 911 GT2 RS – Most Powerful, Street Legal Porsche Ever

Ultimate 911 extracts 620 ultra-efficient, twin-turbocharged horsepower from 3.6 liters; dramatically improved power-to-weight ratio and increased fuel economy The time: seven minutes, 18 seconds on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The power: 620 hp. The weight: 3,020 lb (1,370 kilograms) in road trim with all fluids on board. The car: the new 2011 Porsche 911 GT2 RS. 90 […]

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Unreal Crash Test – 59 Chevy vs. 09 Chevy

Unreal Crash Test – 59 Chevy vs. 09 Chevy

[hana-flv-player video=”http://video.automotiverhythms.com/crash.flv.flv” width=”640″ height=”480″ clicktarget=”_blank” player=”5″ autoplay=”true” autorewind=”true” skin=”mejs-wmp” /] Unreal Crash Test – 59 Chevy vs. 09 Chevy You’ve probably heard the old adage that “they don’t build ’em like they used to!” Thank goodness. You know how we always think about what big huge tanks the old cars of the 50’s and 60’s […]

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LEXUS GX 460 PASSES RETEST CONSUMER REPORTS’ “DON’T BUY” LABEL LIFTED

LEXUS GX 460 PASSES RETEST CONSUMER REPORTS’ “DON’T BUY” LABEL LIFTED

Consumer Reports is lifting the Don’t Buy: Safety Risk designation from the 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV after recall work corrected the problem it displayed in one of their emergency handling tests. CR’s engineers originally experienced the problem in a test that they use to evaluate what’s called lift-off oversteer. In this test, as the […]

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ACURA MDX TOPS CONSUMER REPORTS’ TESTS OF LUXURY THREE-ROW SUVS

ACURA MDX TOPS CONSUMER REPORTS’ TESTS OF LUXURY THREE-ROW SUVS

MDX bests Audi Q7, Land Rover LR4, and Lincoln MKT YONKERS, NY — The freshened Acura MDX posted an “Excellent” overall score topping Consumer Reports tests’ of four luxury SUVs for the June 2010 issue. The Acura MDX earned an overall road-test scores of 85, outperforming the Land Rover LR4 which earned a “Very Good” 73, […]

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KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF “BEST FAMILY CARS FOR 2010” BY EDMUNDS.COM AND PARENTS MAGAZINE

KIA SOUL NAMED ONE OF “BEST FAMILY CARS FOR 2010” BY EDMUNDS.COM AND PARENTS MAGAZINE

Kia Hatchback Included in “Budget” Category• Soul recommended for its family appeal, safety features and overall value proposition• Soul’s funky styling and ample interior space make it a viable option for families on the goIRVINE, Calif.  – A proven consumer and media favorite, the 2010 Kia Soul urban passenger vehicle recently was named to the “Best Family […]

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The Audi R8 GT: Extreme lightweight construction and tremendous performance

The Audi R8 GT: Extreme lightweight construction and tremendous performance

– Limited-production, top-of-the-line version of the high-performance sports car-100 kilograms lighter, body parts in carbon-V10 FSI with 412 kW (560 hp), 0 – 100 km/h in 3.6 seconds INGOLSTADT, Germany — Now even more powerful, lighter and faster: Audi presents a limited-production version of it R8 high-performance sports car, the R8 GT. The output of […]

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