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53,000 Acura TL Sedans Recalled for Power Steering Problems

Honda is recalling nearly 53,000 Acura TL cars for possible problems with their power steering systems. The recall affects TL sedans from model years 2007 and 2008, although no accidents or injuries have been reported. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some TLs may have problems with a hose that’s part of the power steering system. “Over time the hose could deteriorate, potentially causing a leak,” reports Left Lane News. “Honda warns that a leak could ... continue reading»

Tags: Recalls, Safety, Acura TL, Model News

More Americans Will Hit the Road Memorial Day Weekend

Jonathan Leon Rosen/Getty Images If you’re driving to your vacation destination this Memorial Day, you’re not alone. AAA says that 1.2 percent more Americans will travel at least 50 miles from home over the holiday weekend than they did last year. For the majority of Americans, gas prices weren’t the deciding factor in their choice to drive rather than use an alternative form of transportation, but fuel costs still impacted travel plans for a chunk of Americans. “A survey of ... continue reading»

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Azera, Malibu Eco and Prius c Named IIHS Top Safety Picks

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety named three new Top Safety Picks Tuesday, which include the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu Eco, 2012 Hyundai Azera and 2012 Toyota Prius c. These great crash test scores provide an added level of assurance, but some members of the press point out that exceptional safety is becoming an expectation on newly redesigned family cars. “Winning that status has become almost the price of entry, particularly for family cars these days,” writes USA Today. “To get ... continue reading»

Tags: Safety, Crash Tests, Chevrolet Malibu, Hyundai Azera, Toyota Prius c, Model News, IIHS Top Safety Pick

BMW 3-Series Wagon to Hit US Dealerships Next Spring

BMW announced Saturday that it will bring the redesigned 3-Series Sports Wagon to U.S. dealerships in the spring of 2013. BMW says in a statement it will announce specs, features and pricing information “at a later date.” The BMW 3-Series sedan was redesigned for 2012, but the wagon carried over from 2011 mostly unchanged. The revamped 3-Series wagon will be a 2013 model, and will be offered in Sport Line, M Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line trims ... continue reading»

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2013 Porsche Boxster Fuel Economy Rated by EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency has released fuel economy estimates for the base 2013 Porsche Boxster. The newly redesigned luxury sports car is fitted with an all-new 2.7-liter flat-six engine that produces 265 horsepower, which is an increase of 10 horsepower over the 2012 model. When matched to a six-speed manual transmission, the EPA estimates the Boxster is capable of reaching 20/30 mpg city/highway. It should earn 22/32 mpg with the optional seven-speed dual-clutch automatic. Not only ... continue reading»

Tags: BMW Z4, Porsche Boxster, Audi TT, Porsche, Luxury Sports Cars, Model News

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