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Toyota Recall

Toyota Recall

Never a good sign for business when you have to recall 95,000 plus vehicles. In this economy that is a lot of green. Reuters is reporting that Toyota is recalling a number of models because of ice accumulation on break systems. "Toyota Motor Corp is recalling about 95,700 Toyota and Scion vehicles...

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Danica Patrick Wrecks at Daytona 500 Debut

Danica Patrick wrecked her car on lap 67 at the Daytona 500. The race car driver who is better known for her sexualized GoDaddy commercials, wrecked her car and got knocked out of the race. The Daytona 500 was Danica Patrick's NASCAR Nationwide Series debut. Thankfully Patrick was not injured...

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Daimler to Shutter Maybach?

It looks like declining sales of high end luxury cars may shut the doors at Maybach, the high end subsidiary of Daimler. Increased luxury and technology content of Mercedes S-Class vehicles is expected to further draw customers away from the famed luxury marque. Daimler can't justify the expense...

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What's Quicker Around a Racetrack - a Car or a Bike?

Today's sportbikes are blindingly fast and handle on par with full-on race bikes of years past. Today's high-end sports cars are also stunning in the performance department. So if you took a Ducati 1098S and put it up against a Nissan GT-R, who would win? The answer ultimately depends upon the...

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Nissan LEAF to Sticker at $32,780

Nissan has announced pricing on their electric commuter vehicle, the LEAF. Despite internet reports that the eco-friendly plug in electric car would sticker around $45,000, Nissan chose to position the LEAF to a broader audience. With the Federal tax credit of $7,500 for the purchase of an electric...

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How Do I File an Accident Report?

In filing an accident report, one must report to law enforcement authorities where the incident occurred. This is very first action that you should take in case you witness an accident or get involved in one. Once a report is filed, the police would then start the investigation and gather statements...

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First Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition Sells for $297,000

The first production Corvette Z06 Carbon edition sold at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach auction for a whopping $297,000, setting the high price for this year's event. Chevrolet hasn't yet set pricing for the limited edition Corvette, of which only 500 examples will be built, but it's expected to...

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Do I Really Need to Use Premium Unleaded in My Car?

The short answer to a very long and complicated question is, "yes, but only if you owner's manual specifies unleaded premium fuel required". If your owner's manual states that "unleaded premium is recommended", it's your choice; using it is a good idea, but not using it isn't likely to cause engine...

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What Is a DUI Plea Bargain?

A DUI is an acronym for a criminal offense referring to Driving Under the Influence. This offense is punishable by law, but the parties involved can agree upon a DUI plea bargain. It is a compromise between the individual accused of a DUI and the prosecutor wherein the latter offers the former a...

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Project Evie Aims to Circumnavigate the Globe, in an Electric Car

At the turn of the 20th century, a few intrepid drivers attempted to prove the viability of the automobile by racing around the globe from New York to Paris. Some 102 years later, a group calling themselves "Project Evie" look to do a very similar thing to prove the viability of electric cars:...