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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.

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...

Honda has Made a New Commitment to Safety…Is it Just a Marketing Effort to Raise Sales?

Japan's number 2 automaker, Honda has always been known for its fuel-efficient and reliable vehicles. The New York Times has posted an article about Honda's recent commitment to safety as well. "It wants to join Volvo as an automaker best known for safety." Recently you may have noticed the increase in Honda commercials boasting about the safety of their vehicles....

2008 Lexus IS-F Shows up at the NY Auto Show…Is it Better than the New M3?

The 2008 Lexus IS-F made its debut at the Detroit Auto Show this month. It is also being displayed in all its glory at the New York Auto show this week. The new IS-F has a 5.0L V8 with more than 400hp and 350lb. ft. of torque. It is estimated that the car will go 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. Unfortunately...

2008 Suzuki SX4 Sedan Makes it to Our Shores this Fall

Suzuki has unveiled the 2008 Suzuki SX4 Sedan that is the sedan version of the surprisingly popular SX4 hatchaback. It has all the same features as the hatchback version, sans all-wheel-drive. Without the awd the sedan version should get a lot better gas mileage. The SX4 line is known for its low base price, long list of standard features and...

2008 Scion xB Starts at $15,650…Does it Still Have the Same Appeal?

Scion has released the pricing and specs for the all-new 2008 Scion xB. The new car is larger than the previous box on wheels. This generation ditches the overly square styling for something with a little more style. (Note the new fender flares) The car is also roomier and has the same 2.4L engine as the camry and Scion tC....

New Ford CEO Pockets $28 Million for 4 Months of Work!

According to Reuters and Autoblog, Ford's new CEO Alan Mulally earned $28.18 million dollars last year while the company posted a $12.7 billion loss last year. The shocking part of it all is that he was paid that astronomical amount for only being on the job for 4 months. Ford's previous boss, Bill Ford made a pledge to not be...

2009 Audi R8 V10…the Uber-Audi!

Spy photographers have caught the first images of the V10 powered version of the Audi R8. Leftlane News has posted several photos showing the new car during testing. The notable exterior changes are the larger side scoops that are needed to supply adequate air to the enlarged engine. The lower side sill also has been modified. Horsepower specs are not known...

It Looks Like We Will be Paying $4 a Gallon for Gas this Summer…

According to an article on Leftlane News it looks like gas prices will be over $4 a gallon in the U.S. this summer. Alaron Trading analyst, Phil Flynn said "Things are looking pretty bad for the upcoming summer driving season." It has been reported that the current stockpiles of gasoline fell by 5 million barrels in the past week, which...

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