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    • 11:09 AM, Aug. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    Track: Vintage car racer is 1st death in 32 years

    Salisbury, Conn. — A spokesman for a Connecticut track says a man who crashed in a race of vintage cars is the first death in the historic-racing festival's 32-year history.

    • 8:06 PM, Aug. 29, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Lexus CT 200H Hybrid: A thrifty reboot of the Prius

    People today are demanding more than mere transportation from their spanking-new cars. Sporty-looking vehicles, for example, always sell well ... but it's thrift in the form of stellar mileage that now brings flocks of buyers to local dealerships.

    • 9:23 AM, Aug. 28, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Battle of the Three-bangers: '14 Ford Fiesta vs. '95 Geo Metro

    Sure, the terrific 1.0-liter Fiesta won International Engine of the Year. Ford wants 3-cylinder US bragging rights? It's gotta go through the Geo Metro first.

    • 11:05 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    California firm awaits orders to build $1M car

    Montery, Calif Brandon Boeckmann slips into the driver's seat of the low-slung, gull-wing sports car, grins, and says, 'So, how fast do you want to go?'

    • 11:03 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    In-car alerts setting me off

    Today I'm poking fun at a minority — new-car buyers. Every year almost three times as many consumers buy used cars rather than new cars. Yet automakers, via their sales forces, must listen to the wishes only of new-car consumers. And what I've noticed, being a self-confessed used-car-only shopper, is that new-car buyers think a lot differently than the rest of us.

    • 10:55 PM, Aug. 27, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Soup it up: New car cleaners shine, with elbow grease

    Do you cringe when someone tries to sell you the latest and greatest car care product?

    • 9:52 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    King of the Cruise: Challenger Hellcat or Corvette Stingray?

    At this year's Cruise, I drove the dreamy new Dodge Hellcat and Corvette Stingray. But what if I had to choose? Which is more worthy?

    • 9:49 PM, Aug. 22, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    Supercharged 2014 Land Rover LR4: muscular enough to conquer any terrain

    The new supercharged Land Rover, a true off-roader with a truck frame and sunroof, is known worldwide as the most rugged vehicle available for civilian use. It's not pretty outside, and with a base price of $51,000 it certainly isn't cheap. It will, however, conquer most any terrain on the planet.

    • 10:46 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    A coupe coup: The Cadillac ATS Coupe dazzles

    Love the lines. Like its sister CTS, you want to sweep this beautiful face onto the dance floor. Then the ATS really shows its moves.

    • 10:42 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Car Culture: Give dumb drivers a pass

    One of summer's greatest joys is the reduced volume of freeway traffic during morning and evening rush hours. With Labor Day looming, however, the congestion will amp up and for at least some of us, so will tempers.

    • 10:41 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Six-day classic car auctions ring up record sales

    A $38.1 million Ferrari 250 GTO Berlinetta led the annual parade of classic car auctions in California to a record tally of more than $350 million.

    • 10:51 PM, Aug. 20, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Inflatable booster seat packs safety into trips

    Grainne Kelly owned a travel agency in Derry, Ireland, and often traveled with her own young children. She'd call to reserve a rental car and a pair of proper booster seats.

    • 1:18 PM, Aug. 14, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    Class of '88: The new Cruise classics

    This year we honor the Class of 1988. Now old enough to qualify for historic plates, the class featured an assortment of nerds, athletes, and timeless beauties.

    • 10:09 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    GM's soccer sponsorship has game

    In the midst of seemingly endless product recalls, General Motors could do with a lift. And a positive event involving the giant automaker, rescued from bankruptcy by taxpayers just a few years ago, happened recently in an unlikely venue.

    • 10:10 PM, Aug. 13, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Watchmaking team dials into car design roots

    Spend any time around a group of car designers and you'll notice them showing each other their watches.

    • 8:23 PM, Aug. 8, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid: an expensive, fine vehicle

    One can hardly take even a short drive these days without spotting a gas/electric hybrid.

    • 9:36 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Grand Cherokee: A grand, and long, ride

    The flagship of the Jeep line — the five-passenger Grand Cherokee sport utility vehicle — is both a grand and high-mileage traveler for 2014.

    • 6:40 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Car Culture: Note to GM: Give 3M's culture a try

    Recently, Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing (3M) received 52 new patents for its technology, which pushed the total for the 112-year-old manufacturing company ...

    • 11:11 AM, Aug. 7, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Planning can stave off road trip stress

    With about a month before the start of school, there's still time to take that family vacation road trip, or at least to plan a great Labor Day end-of-summer ...

    • 6:30 PM, Aug. 6, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    RV industry rolls back after downturn

    Industry experts say the RV business is often an indicator of the economy as a whole. When RV sales are struggling, so is the economy.

    • 9:59 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    Porsche ute, the sequel: 2015 Macan

    How do you sell a Porsche SUV? Strap customers into a Cayman and let them loose on a high-speed test track.

    • 10:06 PM, Aug. 1, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    Auto review: Bentley's Flying Spur and Mulsanne sedans

    $110,000 can buy a nice addition to the house, put a kid through college, or buy a family of four the globe-trotting trip of a lifetime.

    • 11:05 PM, Jul. 31, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    Pumping iron: The 2015 Dodge Challenger

    The supercharged Hellcat leads an army of updated 2015 Challengers into battle in the white hot War of the Muscle Cars.

    • 11:18 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
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    Car Culture: Cookbooks were a traditional recipe to sell cars

    Automakers these days can commune with fans in myriad ways beyond traditional advertising, from tweets and YouTube videos to discussion boards, Instagram and ...

    • 11:20 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    New Ducati Monster bike boosts beast factor

    Ask any Hollywood producer. There's only one way to go when it comes to monsters in blockbuster sequels. They need to be bigger, badder and more capable of ...

    • 11:15 PM, Jul. 30, 2014
    • AUTOS
    • Drive

    Soup it up: Michelin regains ground with new all-season tire

    This year, TireRack.com is conducting tests on 10 categories of tires. It has just released the results of its test of what it calls Grand Touring All-Season ...

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