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10 Most Incredible Monster Trucks on Earth

10 Most Incredible Monster Trucks on Earth

The crazy world of monster trucks – those strange vehicles featuring large wheels and suspensions placed underneath traditional pick-up bodies - is sometimes referred to as a mechanized version of professional wrestling. Certainly the two forms of all-American entertainment inspire larger-than-life...

The 10 Biggest Auto Death Traps Ever Built

The 10 Biggest Auto Death Traps Ever Built

Driving a car should be confidence inspiring: surrounded by walls of steel, you’re in your own personal fortress, right? Except when those walls of steel are more like sheets of tinfoil, and the slightest impact gets you nice and intimate with the back end of your engine. I'm looking at some of...

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Luke Air Force Base Sight of Tragedy

The Luke Air Force Base, in Glendale, Arizona, was the sight of tragedy late Monday night. Two men crashed through the base's front gate late in a car that was apparently stolen. Base officials responded by opening fire. One person was killed and the other was wounded. Captain Jerry Gonzalez,...

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Finland Builds an Electric Sports Car

A group of engineer's from Helsinki's Metropolia University of Applied Sciences have built an electric sports car for competition in Progressive Insurance's Automotive X-Prize. Called the ERA, for Electric Race About, the car has some impressive design specs. Motors, powered by lithium ion...

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Nhtsa Investigates Ford for Pedal Entrapment

The NHTSA has launched an investigation into reports of pedal entrapment in Ford Fusion and Mercury Milan models.  The NHTSA has received several complaints and has verified three instances of pedal entrapment, which could lead to unintended acceleration.  No accidents have been reported...

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Secretary of Transportation: Let's Disable Cell Phones in Cars

Sometimes it seems that truth is stranger than fiction. Secretary of Transportation, Ray LaHood, was recently quoted on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" as favoring technology that would block cell phone calls from within automobiles. Specifically, LaHood was quoted as saying, “There’s a lot of technology...

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Nissan Leaf Rated at 99 MPG Equivalent

Here's a challenge for the Environmental Protection Agency: how do you rate the fuel economy of cars that don't burn gasoline, like the battery powered Nissan Leaf? You start by making the assumption that a gallon of gas has the same equivalent energy to 33.7 kW-hrs worth of batteries, then you...

The 4 Most Reliable Cars of All Time

The 4 Most Reliable Cars of All Time

Over the years, there are certain cars that have stood the test of time for reliability with owners. They are driven well beyond the usual 100,000 mile marker and have a strong resale value with buyers. These vehicles are some of the best on the market, keeping their strong reputation as the years...

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Cash for Clunkers Program Kicks Off Today

The US Federal Cash For Clunkers programs officially gets underway today. It will be interesting to see how this effects the economy will probably see a rise in new car purchases, and increased manufacturing as well as better gas mileage. Either way if your looking to trade out your car now looks...

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Honda Recalls Several Models for Air Bag Defect

Honda has announced it is recalling 440,000 vehicles in the United States due to an airbag defect. One fatality and several injuries have been linked to the flaw, Honda said. The automaker had already recalled some models last November. The recall was instated because the air bag inflator on...