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Deep Discounts Make it Cheaper to Pick Up a New Truck

If you've been meaning to buy a new car or truck from General Motors, your procrastination may pay off – big time. The Wall Street Journal reports, "General Motors Co. Friday began doubling cash incentives and sweetening lease terms on some vehicles to reduce a growing inventory of unsold cars and pickup trucks." The deals apply to the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Automotive News says that the program "gives dealers the option to ... continue reading»

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Ford Recalls 2013 Fusion for Second Time in a Week

Faulty headlights are the latest setback for the redesigned 2013 Ford Fusion. Ford is recalling about 19,000 Fusions for the issue, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. This is the second recall in the span of a week for the Fusion, after Ford announced it would recall 2013 model-year Escapes and Fusions for potential engine fires. In the latest Fusion recall, NHSTA says the low-beam headlights may become hazy over a period of time, which can decrease ... continue reading»

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13 Best Cars for the Apocalypse

December 21, 2012 is thought by some to signify the end of the world because that's the date when the Mayan calendar stops. No serious scholar agrees with this interpretation, but that hasn't stopped people from preparing for the end. In fact, 10 percent of people worldwide think the world will end December 21, according to a survey by Reuters and Ipsos Global Public Affairs.  While you may have stockpiled food and ammunition and run up your credit ... continue reading»

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Ford Hybrids Don't Live Up to MPG Claims in Consumer Reports Testing

Excellent fuel economy is the main reason most people buy a hybrid. Now, Consumer Reports says that the 2013 Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion Hybrid don't get the gas mileage Ford has advertised. Ford says the C-Max and Fusion Hybrids each get 47 mpg in the city and on the highway. "In our tests, the Fusion Hybrid delivered 39 mpg overall and 35 and 41 in city and highway conditions, respectively," writes Consumer Reports. "For the C-Max Hybrid, we ... continue reading»

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Goodbye BMW 3-Series Coupe, Hello BMW 4-Series

If you’ve been waiting for BMW to unveil the new 3-Series coupe to complete the redesigned 3-Series lineup, your wait was in vain. BMW announced Wednesday that when it goes in sale in 2013, the new BMW 4-Series coupe will replace the 3-Series coupe. BMW hasn’t disclosed much information about the new 4-Series, but in a press release, the automaker says the 4-Series rides lower to the ground and has a longer wheelbase than the outgoing 3-Series coupe ... continue reading»

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