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J.D. Power: Vehicle Dependability Improving

The 2013 J.D. Power & Associates Vehicle Dependability Study shows vehicle dependability is improving, with owners reporting the lowest number of vehicle problems since the study launched 24 years ago.  To determine which brands and vehicles are most dependable, J.D. Power calculates the number of vehicle problems reported by more than 37,000 consumers who own vehicles that were all-new or significantly redesigned for the 2010 model year. Compared with the results of the 2012 VDS, dependability has improved ... continue reading»

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Chevrolet Wants More Web Traffic, Cuts Price on 2013 Malibu

Next time you hit Google, Chevrolet would appreciate it if you looked up the 2013 Malibu instead of your ex. Last week, the automaker said that it lowered the Malibu’s price in hopes of cultivating a better presence on the Internet. “We did it in order to try to generate more potential traffic on the car both on the websites as well as dealers but I can’t tell you that January itself was a big change just because ... continue reading»

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Tesla CEO Charged Up Over New York Times Model S Review

One of the biggest hurdles for electric cars in the American market is range anxiety: the fear that the car's batteries will run out before you can recharge them, leaving you stranded. A review of the Tesla Model S electric car in The New York Times not only takes on range anxiety, but is also causing some anxiety among Tesla investors and anger from Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The goal of the Times piece was to check out newly ... continue reading»

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Hatchback Competition Heats Up with All-New 2014 Kia Forte 5-Door

Kia debuted the all-new 2014 Forte 5-door at the Chicago Auto Show Thursday. The Forte 5-door joins the redesigned 2014 Forte sedan that debuted at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November. Autoblog reports that the Forte sedan is set to go on sale later this month, and the Forte 5-door will be in Kia showrooms in the third quarter of this year. Pricing for the Forte 5-door will be announced closer to the launch. The 2013 Kia Forte 5-door ... continue reading»

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Chevy Set To Debut SS Performance Sedan, Corvette Stingray Convertible

Now that the wraps have come off the C7 Stingray, Chevrolet is further expanding its rear-wheel drive portfolio. On February 16, Chevy will unveil its all new V8-powered, rear-wheel drive SS performance sedan at Daytona International Speedway. The reveal is part of events that take place in the week leading up to the Daytona 500, the first race of the 2013 NASCAR season. According to Automotive News, General Motors North American President Mark Reuss said the SS “will be priced ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Corvette, Model News, Chevrolet SS

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