October 2007 Archives

2009 Toyota Corolla Unveiled! Is it Still too Boring?

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Toyota has unveiled the all-new 10th generation Toyota Corolla at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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Toyota has unveiled two new models today, the all-new 2009 Corolla and the equally new Matrix (Corolla Matrix).

Honda Accord Coupe HF-S Concept Unveiled

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Honda has unveiled the Accord HF-S Concept at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

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Hyundai has released the first official photo renderings of the automaker's upcoming rear-wheel-drive coupe.

Hummer H3T Pickup Will be in Showrooms by Q3 2008

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GM has confirmed that the Hummer H3T pickup truck will arrive in dealers sometime in Q3 2008.

Pontiac G8 GT Shows up at SEMA in Vibrant Orange

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Pontiac has unveiled a slightly modified version of the upcoming Pontiac G8 sedan at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Chrysler Kills off the PT Cruiser, Pacifica and Dodge Magnum

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It was rumored earlier this month that Chrysler execs have been discussing the possible killing off of their slowest selling models.

Pontiac Solstice SD-290 Race Concept Unveiled

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Pontiac has unveiled the newest concept version of the current Pontiac Solstice. The Potiac Solstice SD-290 Race Concept is meant to bring back memories of the early competition race cars.

2009 Kia Mesa Caught with its Pants Down

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The upcoming Kia Mesa SUV has been caught with its rear camouflage falling off, thus exposing its rear end to the world.

Jay Leno's 600 Horsepower E85 Powered Chevy Corvette Revealed

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Although there is a new 600 horsepower Corvette ZR1 right around the corner, Jay Leno decided it couldn't come soon enough.

Cadillac CTS Sport Concept Revealed

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The all-new Cadillac CTS is one of GM's most important new 2008 models. While we wait for the V-badged version of the CTS, Cadillac has revealed a stop gap model.

Ford is Going to Simplify its Lineup

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Alan Mulally, Ford's CEO has recently told the Automotive News that Ford is working on simplifying its lineup to reduce costs and to make it easier for customers to decide which cars they want to buy.

Is Volvo Considering a Five-Door C30?

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Rumors are circulating that Volvo executives are discussing the possible idea of developing a five-door version of the C30 hatchback.

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Ferrari has unveiled the FXX Evoluzione, which is modified version of the Enzo.

2008 Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo Unveiled with 260 Horsepower

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There has been some speculation the last few days that Chevrolet is going to release a new more powerful Cobalt SS. Now those rumors have been confirmed and the new Cobalt SS Turbo has 55 more horsepower than the old Cobalt SS.

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Hot on the heals of the official release of the Nissan GT-R it is being reported that an even hotter version the V-Spec will be released sometime in 2009.

Ford Releases Mustang Bullitt Teaser Photo

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Ford has released a single teaser image of the Mustang Bullitt that is expected to be unveiled at the LA Auto Show next month.

Audi Metroproject Quattro Concept Revealed Plus a Cool Video

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Audi has officially unveiled the Metroproject Quattro at the Tokyo Auto Show.

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Honda is going to be one of the first automakers to bring a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle to market. Next month the automaker plans on unveiling a production version of the FCX concept car.


BMW Confirms New Model Based on the CS Concept

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BMW chose the Tokyo Auto Show to announce that a production version of the CS concept (4-door coupe) will become a reality.

2008 Honda Civic Mugen Si Starts at $30,135...Is it Worth It?

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Honda has announced the pricing for its hottest Civic sold in the US. The Honda Civic Mugen is going to start at $30,135.

Volkswagen Space Up! Concept Revealed

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Today Volkswagen unveiled the Space Up! Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show.

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Nissan has officially unveiled the all-new Nissan GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Show and now we have one of the first promotional videos of the car.

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Subaru has officially taken the wraps off the all-new Subaru Impreza WRX STI at the Tokyo Auto Show.

All-New 2008 Nissan GT-R Officially Unveiled

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Following the massive leaks of photos and specs last week, Nissan has finally released official photos and specs of the all-new GT-R.

Honda Accord HF-S Concept to Debut at SEMA

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Even more Honda news for today. Honda is going to debut the Accord HF-S Concept next week at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Diesel-Powered Honda Civic Type-R is in the Works!

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According to Honda's top powertrain engineer, Kenichi Nagahiro, Honda is working on a diesel powertrain for its beloved Civic Type R.

2008 Honda S2000 Type S Unveiled

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It's still up in the air if Honda is ever going to release an all-new S2000, but that isn't stopping the automaker from releasing special versions of the current car.

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The SEMA Show is still a week away, but GM has given us a preview of what to expect at this year's show.

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We're only a few days from the official unveiling of the Nissan GT-R and now a video has surfaced of Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn showing off the new GT-R on Japanese TV.

All-New 2008 Honda Fit Gets the Mugen Touch

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Honda just officially released the all-new 2008 Honda Fit last week and now we have the first photos of the Mugen version.

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Honda is going to officially unveil the hybrid powered CR-Z concept at the Tokyo Auto Show this week (photos were unveiled two weeks ago). Now it is being rumored that Honda is going to put the vehicle into production in the next few years.

2008 Lexus GS Gets 52 More Horsepower and a Small Facelift

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Lexus has announced the pricing and changes to the 2008 GS models.

Restyled 2008 Honda Odyssey Starts at $25,860

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The newly restyled 2008 Honda Odyssey minivan starts at $25,860 for the base LX while the EX starts at $28,960.

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There has been speculation for quite a while about a new 600-700 horsepower "Blue Devil" Corvette. Well yesterday the car hit the track at the Laguna Seca Raceway for a few quick laps (take a look at the video).

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One of the most important new vehicles this year for GM is the all-new Chevrolet Malibu.

All-New 2008 Honda Fit/ Jazz Officially Released

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Honda has officially announced the all-new 2008 Honda Fit that goes on sale in Japan on October 26th.

Will Rising Fuel Costs Boost BMW 1-Series Sales?

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BMW seems to think so. BMW is hoping that the rising fuel prices in the US will lead to more sales of its upcoming 1-Series coupe and convertible that will be on sale early next year.

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Audi has released photos of its new A1 concept that will be on display at the Tokyo Auto Show.

Volkswagen Decides to Lower its Prices to Compete with Toyota

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According to the Wall Street Journal, VW is going to lower its prices to become more competitive with Toyota.

Toyota's Reliability Plummets While Ford Moves up in the Ranks

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According to Consumer Reports, Toyota's predicted reliability has slipped from the previous number one spot, while Ford has moved up.

Transformers DVD is Here!

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What should be on your list of priorities for today? The 2-disc Transformers DVD is now in stores and it should be on your to-do list.

Chrysler Could Announce the Death of Five Models this Month

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Things are definitely changing over at Chrysler since the new owners moved in. Now there are rumors that Chrysler is going to announce the death of five of its slower selling models.

Another Acura NSX Concept Could Make an Appearance in Tokyo

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The Acura Advanced Sports Car Concept didn't exactly receive the best reviews, so Honda decided to go back to the drawing board. Honda has already announced that the official launch of Acura in Japan has been pushed back two years and the expected launch of the next NSX has been pushed back to 2011. Well now it is being rumored that Honda may surprise everyone with a revised NSX concept at the Tokyo Auto Show.

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Well today has been a fun day. This morning Motor Authority posted a scanned photo of the next issue of Motor Trend which has the all-new GT-R on the cover. Motor Trend is now requesting that those photos be taken down (see my previous post). AutoWeek also decided to post photos of the car, which you will have to check out on your own. Now Inside Line has jumped on the bandwagon and released their own official photos of the car.

2008 Nissan GT-R Unveiled on the Cover of Motor Trend

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SORRY GUYS! Motor Trend decided that we can't show you the cover of the new issue even though some of you already have the hard copy. Inside Line released some more photos of the car so read the more recent post.

Although we are still only in October, some Motor Trend subscribers have already started to receive the December issue of Motor Trend. Gracing the cover of the issue is the much anticipated all-new 2008 Nissan GT-R.

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According to Ford CEO Alan Mulally, Mercury is here to stay.

Mercedes Brings Diesels to California

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Mercedes has unveiled the new E320 Bluetec diesel sedan in California. It is the first diesel powered vehicle to meet the California's strict diesel emissions standards.

2009 Dodge Challenger Revealed Thanks to a Great Camera Phone

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The upcoming 2008/2009 Dodge Challenger has been incredibly popular thanks to the camera phone. Even the great Brenda Priddy hasn't managed to produce as many photos as all the guys running around with their camera phones. Now we have the first photos of the production version thanks to another guy who just happened to have his phone handy.

Motor Trend Names its 2008 SUV of the Year....

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Motor Trend has announced the winner of the 2008 SUV of the year and the award goes to....the 2008 Mazda CX-9.

BMW 1-Series Caught in LA

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The upcoming BMW 1-Series coupe has been caught driving on the 210 freeway in LA.


Would you really do this just to drive the Toyota RAV-4?

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Have you seen a BLACK-MASK member? Here are some of the videos....

More Photos of the 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Unveiled

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Wanna see more photos of the upcoming Subaru Impreza WRX STi? Here you go....

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Starts at $24,795 and Gets 32mpg

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GM has announced the pricing for the second generation Saturn Vue Green Line hybrid. The first of three different Vue hybrids is going to start at $24,795, which makes it the cheapest hybrid SUV on the market.

2009 Jaguar X-Type Get's A Much Needed Facelift

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Although Jaguar is very close to be sold off to the highest bidder, the automaker has given it's smallest sedan a through refresh.

All-New Mazda3 MPS Extreme Unveiled with 281 Horsepower

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Mazda has unveiled a new Mazda3 MPS Extreme, which is a modified version of the Mazdaspeed3 at the Sydney Auto Show.

More Photos of the 2008 Ferrari 430 Scuderia Released

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Following the initial release of the Ferrari 430 Scuderia last month, Ferrari has finally released more photos of the car that many of us can not afford.

2009 Pontiac Vibe Unveiled

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GM has released the first image of the all-new Pontiac Vibe that is going to hit showrooms next year. The Vibe shares its platform with the Toyota Matrix and Toyota Corolla both of which are also going to be unveiled at the upcoming SEMA show this month.

More Details on the Upcoming MINI SUV

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The MINI Clubman is the big news for MINI this year (pictured above), but MINI has something else in the works. We've already discussed earlier this year the possibility of a new MINI SUV (or SAV as BMW likes to label their crossovers) as the fourth MINI model. Well now more details on the upcoming MINI SAV have surfaced.

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Honda has unveiled the CR-Z Concept that stands for "Compact Renaissance Zero". Although it's hard to not notice how much it looks like a modern day or future Honda CR-X.

2008 Honda S2000 CR Starts at $36,935

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Honda has announced the pricing for its 2008 Honda S2000 and S2000 CR. The S2000 starts at $34,935 and the S2000 CR starts at $36,935.

Lexus LF-Xh Hybrid SUV Concept Unveiled

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Lexus plans on unveiling two "LF" branded models at the Tokyo Auto Show, the LF-A supercar and this LF-Xh Hybrid SUV Concept.

Toyota 1/X Concept Unveiled...It's a Lighter Prius

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Toyota's 1/X Concept car is actually pronounced "one-Xth" since it weighs 1/Xth the weight of other similar sized models.

Honda PUYO Concept Unveiled...It's Just Plain Weird!

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Honda has unveiled the PUYO Concept that is going to be officially unveiled at the Tokyo Auto Show this month.

2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Officially Unveiled...Finally!

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After teasing us for weeks with dark teaser photos Subaru has finally released a few official photos of the upcoming 2008 Impreza WRX STi.

Subaru Exiga Concept Unveiled...Is This the Next Forester?

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In addition to the eagerly awaited new Subaru Impreza WRX STi, Subaru is also going to unveil the Exiga Concept at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month.

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Lexus' version of the M3 and RS4 is going to be released on Christmas day in Japan. It has now been slipped that the high-performance version of the IS will make it to the US this coming February.

Is This the New 2009 Toyota RAV-4 That We Will Get in the US?

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It's obvious that Toyota isn't happy that the Honda CR-V is the best selling SUV and crossover in the US. Although the RAV-4 offers three rows of seats and an available V6 engine it still isn't selling better than the CR-V. This is the what the revised RAV-4 looks like in Japan, so I wonder if this is what we will get here as well?

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The BMW 1-Series coupe is going to start right below $30K when it is released early next year and now according to Automotive News, the convertible is going to start in the low $40K range.

First Official Pic of the All-New 2008 Nissan GT-R Released?

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Is this the first official photo of the new Nissan GT-R? The Nissan supercar is going to be unveiled later this month and CAR has posted this first photo of the side profile of the GT-R.

Honda CRX Successor Coming to Tokyo?

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For years there have been rumors that Honda is going to one day release a successor to the Honda CRX. Well that day may finally be coming a reality. It is being rumored that Honda is going to unveil a successor to the small two seater at the Tokyo Auto Show this month.

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BMW has finally officially unveiled the sedan version of the upcoming M3. Yesterday a few photos were leaked of the car and now today we have almost 30 new photos of the sedan.

Official BMW M3 Sedan Photos Leaked?

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This is what looks like one of the first official photos of the upcoming BMW M3 sedan that was scanned from a brochure.

Another Chrysler Recall...Sebring and Avenger Recalled

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Yesterday Chrysler announced a recall of 77,000 Chrysler Sebring Convertibles and Dodge Avenger sedans due to door latch problems. 2008 Avenger sedans are also being recalled due to faulty fuel tank retention straps that could break and cause fuel to leak out. Now Chrysler has announced that 102,000 Avengers and Sebrings can catch on fire if the fan motor comes in contact with engine coolant.

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We all now that Nissan is finally going to unveil the new GT-R at the Tokyo Auto Show later this month, but that doesn't mean that the automaker isn't going to bring anything else to the show. Nissan is going to unveil a very weird looking concept dubbed the Pivo 2.

Aston Martin DBS is Sold Out for the Next Five Years!

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According to Auto Car, Aston Martin has already received 1,500 order for the awesome DBS supercar. Aston Martin originally planned on only building 300 of the cars per year, so now the automaker is trying to figure out if they can produce more.

2008 Ford Fusion Gets a Little Sportier

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Just in case you think the Ford Fusion is not sporty enough, Ford is releasing a new Sport Appearance Package for the 2008 Fusion.

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has just given the 2008 Mustang Convertible five stars, its highest safety rating. This is the first convertible in history to receive such a rating.

2008 Lexus IS-F Confirmed with 417 Horsepower

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Lexus unveiled the high-performance version of the Lexus IS back in January, but the automaker remained tight lipped about the actual power figures of the V8 powered sedan. Well the official launch of the IS-F in Japan has finally revealed what we have been waiting months to hear.

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Volkswagen is going to unveil a new high-performance version of the Touareg SUV at the Australian International Motor Show. VW claims that the Touareg R50 will be one of the most powerful SUVs on the market.

Subaru Releases a Third Teaser Image of the WRX STi!

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Why?! Just release the actual photos already. Yesterday Subaru released yet another dark teaser image of the upcoming WRX STi. The car is set to be officially unveiled this month at the Tokyo Auto Show.

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Chris Doane (Brenda Priddy) has caught the upcoming 2009 Acura TSX being tested right outside of Honda's facility in the US. The new car is only slightly larger than the current TSX, but the big news is the addition of more power under the hood.

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Ok as ridiculous as this story sounds it is true. Ford's sales last month dipped over 20 percent compared to September 2006. The American Family Association is now taking some of the credit for the disappointing sales.

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On October 16th the Transformers DVD will finally hit stores. It is being reported that GM is taking part in this release by holding a sweepstakes where three lucky buyers will win a 2009 Chevrolet Camaro.

Toyota Releases 13 New Low-End Versions of the Tundra

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In an effort to steal more sales from the "Big 3" Toyota has announced the addition of 13 new variations of the Tundra that are at the lower end.


BMW is Going to Sell its 3.0L Diesel in the US...Finally!

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It seems that the US always gets screwed compared to the models that Europe and Japan get. This includes diesel vehicles which are finally starting to make a comeback here. By 2009 many of the world's largest automakers will start selling their "clean" diesels in the US and you can now add BMW to that growing list.

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Although Christmas is still about two and a half months away and Lexus has yet to officially release the high performance IS-F sedan, Neiman Marcus is going to offer a very special edition for the holiday season.

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GM has announced the pricing for one its most anticipated new sedans, the rear-wheel-drive Pontiac G8. The V6 powered model starts at $27,595 and the G8 GT with the V8 powerplant starts at $29,995.

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Mazda has unveiled its newest concept, the Taiki ahead of its official unveiling at this month's Tokyo Motor Show.

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The UK and probably most of Western Europe has a strong dislike for large SUVs. But for some reason GM still feels that there is a market there for its smallest Hummer.

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Every automaker is going "green" these days. The growing popularity of hybrids and the emergence of clean diesels in the next few years is going to make going "green" even more viable.

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I know I can't! Lexus has released a few more photos of the upcoming Lexus IS-F that is going to go head to head with the BMW M3 and Audi RS4 sedans.

40 Percent of Maybach Dealers Say Goodbye Due to Slow Sales

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When Mercedes uber expensive Maybach line was launched in 2001 there were 71 dealers in the U.S. with a total sales goal of 600 units per year. Today according to Automotive News there are only 42 dealers left.

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Print magazines have already posted numerous photos and basic stats for the all-new 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X, but today Mitsubishi has officially released the full stats of the JDM version.

VW Recalls 340,000 Jettas and Rabbits

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Volkswagen is going to recall 340,000 Mexican made Jettas and Rabbits that were sold in the US due to a headlamp defect.

Ford, GM and Chrysler Sales Fall in September

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According to a new analyst report by Goldman Sachs the "Big 3" all had sales declines last month.

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