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Marc Carter is the Editor-in-Chief and founder of The Torque Report. When he's not writing news or reviews for The Torque Report, he also contributes to Inhabitat.com.

Nearly Half of all Chrysler and Pontiac Sales Come from Fleet Sales

According to a report by the Automotive News, between September 2006 and February 2007, 48.5% of Chrysler brand sales were to fleets. That is an increase of 10% from the same period a year ago. 44.9% of Pontiac sales go to fleets, which is slightly lower than the 46.2% from the year earlier. Most of the fleet sales go to...

Would You Sacrifice Your Safety for Better Gas Mileage and $1000?!

Apparently Honda is having this exact dilemma in Canada. New Canadian regulations have been imposed that give buyers of fuel-efficient vehicles a $1,000 rebate. If the vehicle falls below the fuel-economy threshold of 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers, the car is eligible for the rebate. FYI: 6.5 liters per 100 kilometers = 36.19 miles per gallon The Toyota Yaris, one of...

What are the Coolest Cars Under $18,000?

Kelly Blue Book has compiled their list of the top 10 coolest cars under $18,000. Today as the average car price is well into the $20,000's it is good to know that there are cheaper alternatives that are still cool to own. The cars that are compiled in this list stood out for their overall affordability, style, performance and fuel...

SUVs are 5-7% Safer than Regular Cars?

According to a study by the SUV Owners of America, SUVs are safer than passenger cars by 5-7 percent. The study consisted of 1997-2005 vehicles. SUVs have become quite controversial in the past few years as gas prices have skyrocketed and drivers are becoming more environmentally conscious. Because of these new concerns many people are trading in their large SUVs...

Would You Buy a New Car for $3,000?

In Eastern Europe and India automakers are already selling cars for $7,000, which is far below the lowest priced car in the U.S. Cars such as the Renault Logan and Hyundai Santro are selling very well. The plant that produces the Logan is running 24 hours a day just to keep up with demand. The next hurdle is to be...

BMW CS Concept Unveiled…Is this a Glimpse of the New BMW 8-Series?

BMW has unveiled the new CS Concept, which is designed as a 4-door coupe to go head to head with Mercedes, Porsche and Maserati. The car is going to be officially unveiled at the Shanghai Auto Show. There have been numerous rumors about this "4-door" coupe and this concept provides even more fuel to the rumors. The concept rides...

More Spy Photos of the 2009 Mazda 6

Spy photographers have caught the new 2009 Mazda 6 during testing. The new car is bigger and more curvacious than the current model. As you can tell the new car will adopt many of the current styling themes of the current Mazda lineup. There is no word on the engine lineup, although there are rumors that the car will...

Ford Quality is on Par with Toyota and Nissan?

Apparently Ford's quality is now on par with Toyota and Nissan, according to a new report released today. The RDA Group has released a report on the quality of 2007 model year vehicles. The group concluded that Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles have the same quality levels as Toyota and Nissan in the first-quarter 2007 model-year Global Quality Research...

2009 Lincoln MKS Spy Photos…Is Ford Finally Getting Serious about Lincoln?

Lincoln is finally working on new products for their aging line-up. This car is a prototype of the 2009 Lincoln MKS, which is bigger than the current MKZ. The MKS was first shown as a concept at the 2006 Detroit Auto Show. The production version looks like it is going to retain many of the main details of the...

Chrysler Announces Plans to Invest $1.7 Billion in the U.S. Amid Possible Sale Negotiations

Chrysler has announced plans to build new plants in Michigan and to upgrade existing plants. The company is planning on building three new plants and upgrading their Warren stamping plant. -$700 million for a new axle plant in Marysville, which will replace the Detroit Axle plant that employs 1,600 people. -$730 million for a new plant in Trenton to build the...

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