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GM Recalls 50,000 Crossover SUVs

General Motors is recalling about 50,000 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave SUVs from 2011 and 2012 model years to fix potentially defective windshield wipers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says that snow or ice buildup on the windshield or wiper could restrict movement of the wiper arms, which may cause them to loosen and become inoperative, increasing the risk of a crash. “GM says dealers will fasten the wipers tighter than factory specifications to stop the ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Model News

Pricing Released for 2013 Chevrolet Spark

Chevrolet says that when the 2013 Chevrolet Spark goes on sale later this year, it will start at $12,995, including destination charges. A starting price of less than $13,000 makes the Chevrolet Spark one of the least expensive subcompact cars on the market. It seats four people, and while Chevrolet hasn’t yet released its cargo space, the automaker compares it with the Fiat 500, Smart Fortwo and Scion iQ, none of which are known for having large ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Spark, Affordable Small Cars, Model News

Grim Forecast for High Summer Gas Prices May Come to Pass

In February, we reported that gas prices could reach $4 per gallon this summer, and that those living in metropolitan areas could see gas prices rise much higher. Tuesday, the federal government’s Energy Information Administration predicted that $3.95 will be the average price for a gallon of gas from April through September, but some analysts think these averages are too high. According to the Associated Press, the $3.95 average is “an increase of 6.3 percent from ... continue reading»

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Nissan Teases Five Redesigned Models

Nissan had some big news last week. The automaker revealed the upcoming 2013 Altima at the New York International Auto Show, but Nissan also plans to introduce four other cars and SUVs in the next 15 months, which will likely include a redesigned Versa, Pathfinder, Rogue and Sentra. Although no official announcements have been made, the automotive press agrees that Nissan’s commercial, which shows the new cars draped in sheets, isn’t too tough to decode. “Moving from left ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Redesigns, Nissan Altima, Nissan Sentra, Nissan Versa, Nissan Pathfinder, Nissan Rogue, Model News, New York Auto Show

Lexus Announces Pricing for 2013 RX 350 F Sport, GS 450h and 2012 IS

Lexus unveiled pricing information for three model-year 2013 vehicles and one 2012 vehicle last week. The all-new 2013 Lexus RX 350 F Sport SUV, which hits dealerships in July, will start at $47,000, before destination fees. The new 2013 RX 350 F Sport features all-wheel drive, an eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters and an F Sport-tuned suspension. The 2012 Lexus IS 250 and 350 sedans get a price increase of $200, starting in May. The 2013 Lexus RX ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Lexus GS 450 Hybrid, Lexus IS, Lexus RX 350, Lexus RX 450h, Lexus, new car prices

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