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June 2, 2008

All-New 2008 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has Already Found Over 300,000 Buyers

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Mercedes-Benz released an all-new C-Class for the 2008 model year and the automaker has already sold over 300,000 of the cars worldwide.

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2009 Lincoln MKS Has Already Sold 8,600 Units and its Not Even on Sale Yet

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The 2009 Lincoln MKS was officially unveiled earlier this year and isn't going on sale until later this month, but that hasn't stopped Lincoln from selling 8,600 of the new sedans.

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2010 Ford Mustang is Going to Look Smaller

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With gas prices the way the are, small is quickly becoming the new black. Everything is downsizing. Driving a large car is so "un-cool" now. Ford knows this and is going to make its next-generation 2010 Mustang look smaller.

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June 3, 2008

GM is Going to Close Four Truck Plants and Maybe Kill or Sell HUMMER

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GM's CEO is set to announce the closer of 4 of GM's truck plants in North America.

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Honda Civic Outsells the Camry, F-150 and Corolla in May

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Gas prices are so insane right now and car buyers are finally realizing they can't afford to drive those huge gas guzzlers anymore. The F-150 has been the best selling vehicle in the US for decades, but its reign at the top is soon over. Last month it moved down to the number five spot behind the Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, Toyota Camry and Honda Accord.

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June 4, 2008

Truck Sales are Dead...so Ford is Offering "Employee Pricing" on the F-Series

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Yesterday the sales numbers for May were released and they weren't pretty. The Ford F-Series trucks moved from the typical number one spot all the way down to number 5. Ford's SUV and truck sales declined 44 percent in May. To counter the slipping sales Ford is going to offer its "Employee Pricing" on the F-150, F-250 or the F-350 until June 30th.

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Subaru Impreza Coupe is Going to be Released by 2010

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Toyota and Subaru have already announced that the two automakers are collaborating on a new rear-wheel-drive coupe that will be sold under both brand names. Now it looks like the two are also working on a new Impreza Coupe that will be released for 2010.

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June 9, 2008

Next-Gen Ford Mondeo Will be Badged as the Taurus in the US

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Ford is finally listening and bringing its European models to the US. First we will get the all-new Fiesta, then the next Focus and eventually the Mondeo is going to come here as the next Taurus, according to CAR.

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2009 Chevy Aveo Starts at $12,120

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Chevrolet has announced the pricing for the 2009 Aveo and redesigned Aveo5.

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2009 Cadillac CTS-V Officially Puts out 556 Horsepower

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When the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V was unveiled earlier this year, Cadillac estimated its final output at 550 horsepower, but now it is confirmed and the car actually produces 556 horsepower.

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2009 Dodge Challenger Starts at $21,995

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For those of us that can't quite afford the $40K for the Dodge Challenger SRT8, Dodge is releasing two cheaper models the 2009 Dodge Challenger SE and R/T models.

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June 11, 2008

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback Will be Unveiled in Paris

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Mitsubishi is going to unveil a new version of its Lancer compact, the Lancer Sportback at the Paris Motor Show.

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June 13, 2008

GM Releases Photos of a Pre-Production Camaro Convertible

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There have been so many photos of the upcoming Chevy Camaro..that its getting a little crazy, but due to the positive feedback of the first pre=production photos, GM has released two new ones of the Camaro Convertible.

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2009 Corvette Z06 Gets a Few Upgrades

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Yes, we know all the Corvette news lately has been about the uber fast ZR1, but for 2009 the Z06 version gets a few updates.

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June 17, 2008

Chrysler Announces Pricing for the 2009 Aspen and Durango Hybrids

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Chrysler has announced the pricing for the Dodge Durango and Chrysler Aspen SUV Hybrids, the automaker's first entries in the hybrid category.

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Ford Shuts Down Expedition and Navigator Plant for Nine-Weeks...Slow Sales

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Ford has announced plans to temporarily shut down the Michigan Truck Plant in Wayne that currently produces the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUVs.

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2009 Corvette ZR1 Starts at $103,300

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Chevrolet has announced the final pricing for the uber fast 2009 Corvette ZR1.

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All-New 2009 Subaru Exiga 7-Seater Unveiled

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Subaru today unveiled the all-new 2009 Exiga seven-seater touring.

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June 18, 2008

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Gets 44 mpg and Starts at $21,990

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Volkswagen has announced the pricing for the much anticipated 2009 VW Jetta TDI.

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June 19, 2008

GM Postpones Redesigned Versions of its SUVs and Full-Size Trucks

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GM is postponing redesigning its large SUVs and full-size pickups as the market shifts towards more fuel-efficient vehicles.

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2010 Acura NSX Hits the Nurburgring and Posts a 7:37 Lap Time

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A few days ago the resurrected 2010 Acura NSX was caught by spies on the famed Nurburgring in Germany. Now the car has been unofficially clocked doing a lap time of 7:37 by spies.

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June 20, 2008

Ford Delays the Launch of the All-New 2009 F-150

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Gas prices have been killing truck sales. Last month the Ford F-Series lost its sales crown to not one, but four more fuel-efficient cars. Because of this Ford is delaying the launch of the all-new 2009 F-150.

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Ford Officially Confirms the European Focus for the US in 2010..Finally

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Ford has already confirmed plans to bring the all-new Fiesta to the US that will compete with the Fit, Yaris and Versa. But now the automaker has also confirmed that the next-gen European Focus will also be sold on our shores.

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June 22, 2008

2010 Chevy Camaro SS Exposed While Filming for a New TV Show

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Thanks to the Camaro5 forums we now have or first look at what looks like to be a production-spec 2010 Camaro SS in silver.

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June 23, 2008

Honda Boosts the Number of 2009 Fits Headed to the US

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Small cars are all the rage right now with gas prices getting closer and closer to $5 bucks a gallon. The Honda Fit has been exceeding sales expectations since it's release in the US in early 2006.

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2009 Acura TSX Awarded IIHS "Top Safety Pick"

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The all-new 2009 Acura TSX may have a weird grille, but at least the car will perform well in a crash. The IIHS has named the all-new TSX as a "Top Safety Pick" in its class.

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Ford Kills Plans for a 6.2L V8 in the All-New F-150

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Insane gas prices and declining truck sales have prompted Ford to rethink its plans for its large trucks and SUVs. Ford told suppliers last week to stop work on a 6.2L V8 engine that was going to go into the new F-Series pickups.

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Toyota Launches Ironman Versions of the Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser

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Toyota has announced that the addition of new "Ironman" versions of its Tundra, Tacoma and FJ Cruiser SUV.

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All-New 2009 Acura TL Shows Off its Rear End

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Acura is in the middle of a major revamp of its current lineup. By the end of this year all three of the automaker's sedans will either be all-new or refreshed. Acura's bread and butter sedan, the TL is the last of the three sedans to get a redo. We've seen spy photos of the all-new TL recently, but these shots, taken by a guy with a camera phone reveal more of the final details.

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June 24, 2008

All-New 2009 Nissan Maxima Starts at $29,290

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Nissan has announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Nissan Maxima.

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Gas Prices are Insane...But Land Rover Continues Work on a new 7-Seater SUV

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According to AutoCar, Land Rover is working on a new 7-Seater SUV that will be released by 2012.

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BMW Progressive Activity Sedan Set to be Unveiled in Frankfurt in 2009

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BMW is going to unveil the Progressive Activity Sedan (PAS) at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009 according to Auto Motor und Sport.

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Next-Generation 2009 Kia Spectra Teaser Image Released...Looks Like a Civic

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Kia has released a single teaser image of the all-new 2009 Spectra aka the Kia Forte.

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Alfa Romeo MiTo GTA Confirmed with 230 HP

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Alfa Romeo officially released the MiTo last week and now 4Car is confirming the launch of the high-performance MiTo GTA.

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June 25, 2008

Ford Ranger May be Kept on Life Support Until 2011

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Full-size truck sales have tanked this year thanks to the high gas prices. So Ford may extend the life of its very old compact Ranger truck another two years.

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2009 Chevy Traverse Has More Power and Better Fuel Economy than its Lambda Siblings

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Chevy officials have stated that the 2009 Chevy Traverse crossover is going to have more power and better fuel efficiency than the 2008 Saturn Outlook, Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia.

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Re-Styled 2009 Porsche Carrera 4 and Carrera 4S Unveiled

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Porsche has unveiled the refreshed all-wheel-drive 911 Carrera 4 and 4S just a few weeks after the rear-wheel-drive versions were unveiled.

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Teaser Image of the Pininfarina Hyperion Released...It's Based on a Rolls Royce

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Pininfarina announced today the upcoming unveiling of a new Special Project carrozzeria, the project named “Pininfarina Hyperion”, is based on a Rolls Royce Drophead Coupè.

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2009 Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Unveiled with 208 HP and 36 mpg

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Today Audi unveiled a new version of the 2009 Audi A5 that is powered by a 2.0L TFSI engine.

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June 26, 2008

2009 Dodge Ram Features a 390HP HEMI V8 and Slightly Better Fuel Economy

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More details have emerged about the upcoming all-new 2009 Dodge Ram. Fuel prices have killed this segment, but Dodge is still moving forward with its all-new truck.

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Dodge Releases Info on 2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Hybrid

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Dodge has released some of the details about its 2010 Dodge Ram Hybrid pickup that is going to be in dealerships sometime next year.

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June 27, 2008

2009 Chevy Traverse Crossover Starts at $28,990

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Chevrolet has announced the pricing for the all-new 2009 Traverse crossover.

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Toyota Increases Its Stake in Subaru to Almost 17 Percent

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Toyota has announced today that the automaker has increased its shares in Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the parent company of Subaru.

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2009 Nissan GT-R Deliveries Start in July but 70 Percent of Them Are Already Sold

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Nissan has announced that the 2009 Nissan GT-R will finally be hitting dealerships on July 7th, but approximately 70 percent of this year's allocation has already been spoken for.

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2009 Corvette Laps the Nurburgring in 7:26:4...Which Means it Beat the Nissan GT-R

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GM has released the 2009 Corvette ZR1's official lap time on the Nurburgring.

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