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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.

Ford is the UK's "Most Trusted" Automaker?!

For the seventh consecutive year, Ford has been voted by readers of the Reader's Digest as Britain's most trusted car brand. The survey covers 15 countries and 38 product categories and assesses over 24,000 replies. Would this be the case if they had the same product line that we have here in the U.S.? It is widely known that Ford of...

Texting While Driving Could Soon be Against the Law

Everyone already knows the apparent risks of driving while talking on a hand-held cell phone. Lawmakers also know about the percentage of deaths and accidents that are caused each year by drivers who were not paying attention because they were talking on their phones. That is why a number of states in the U.S. have made it illegal to...

2008 Audi S5 Unveiled…Is it any Match for the BMW 3-Series?

Audi has just released specs and pictures of the new 2008 Audi S5. The car will feature a V8 FSI engine, that puts out 354hp and 325 lb-ft. of torque. The car also has a sportier suspension and modified exterior styling. The S5 will also have performance wheels and brakes, carbon fiber interior bits and either a six-speed manual...

Another Ford Recall… 500k Ford Escapes are Being Recalled

According to the Associated Press, Ford Motor Co. is recalling more than 500,000 Ford Escape SUVs due to  engine fires that are related to corrosion on antilock brake connectors. The recall involves 444,880 Escapes from the 2001-2004 model years in the U.S. and about 75,000 Escapes in Canada, Mexico and Europe. The recall does not affect the Escape Hybrid. Reportedly...

General Motors puts Rear-Wheel-Drive Models on Hold!

Following the announcements made by President Bush to raise corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards, Vice Chairman of GM, Bob Lutz has announced that the company is going to have to put their RWD cars on hold. The Bush administration wants to raise fuel economy standards by 4% a year so that cars will average 34mpg by 2017, compared to...

2008 Volvo S40 and V50 Unveiled

Volvo has unveiled revised versions of the S40 and V50. The 2008 Volvo S40 sedan and V50 wagon feature a revised interior and slightly revised exterior. The S40 T5 and V50 T5 get a small bump in horsepower to 230hp, a 10hp increase. Bi-Xenon headlights that swivel in the direction of the road are now optional. The center console...

Volvo Will Stop Making all "R" Models at the End of the Year

Volvo has just announced that they will end production of the performance oriented "R" models at the end of the year. Currently the only R models that the company had were the S60R and V70R, although they had already announced that they were not planning on producing an R version of the recently introduced 2008 Volvo V70. Although there will...

Has BMW's Marketing Gone Too Far?

Anyone who has seen an episode of Queer as Folk or maybe even Queer Eye for the Straight Guy may easily be able to know that a "Top" and a "Bottom" is not just referring to the highest point and lowest point of an object, but instead it is usually a label that a gay person may identify with. Unfortunately...

Honda Attempts to Diversify its Workforce

Honda is going to build a new plant in Greensburg, Indiana to build 200,000 Honda Civics per year. The plant is expected to start production in the fall of 2008. According to an Automotive News story, the automaker is concerned about a lack of diversity in the upcoming city. "The Japanese automaker's challenge is hiring a diverse work force...

2008 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid will Start at $104k…Is That Too Much?

Lexus has just released the pricing for its newest hybrid, the 2008 Lexus LS 600h L Hybrid. The car is going to have a base price of $104,750, which is much higher than the $71,715 base price of the non-hybrid version. According to the press release "The LS 600h L will be the ultimate Lexus statement, providing the highest...

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