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Lower Gas Prices Coming this Summer

2013 Ford Mustang, Mustang convertible With the temperatures warming and sunlight lasting longer, the summer driving season is seemingly upon us. Unlike last year, however, gas prices are expected to drop throughout the summer months. According to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas prices between April and September are predicted to average $3.63 per gallon this year. The EIA reports that this summer’s projected fuel price is lower than it has been the last two years. In 2012 ... continue reading»

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Car Shoppers Prefer Outgoing Model Deals Over Redesigns

According to an online survey that autotrader.com released last week, 79 percent of car shoppers would rather get a good deal than wait for the latest redesign. “From computers to phones to TVs and even cars, the next ‘new’ release seems to be just around the corner, making it harder for people to have the latest and greatest for very long,” says Rick Wainschel, vice president of automotive insights at AutoTrader.com. “In that environment, especially with such a ... continue reading»

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i3 Prototype Showcases BMW's Future

BMW i3, BMW, i3 Concept Coupe Last year, the BMW i3 Concept Coupe was introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show. BMW i is a new subdivision of BMW that will introduce electric and hybrid-electric vehicles to the automaker’s lineup. BMW released a statement last December confirming that production of the electric i3 will start by the end of 2013. Elaborating on the release date, Car and Driver reports that the i3 will hit U.S. dealers in early 2014. Some sources have detailed a ... continue reading»

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3 Million Honda, Mazda, Nissan and Toyota Models Recalled Worldwide

Toyota recall, Toyota Corolla Faulty airbag inflation mechanisms have prompted four major automakers to issue a worldwide recall of approximately 1 million vehicles in the United States and about 3 million vehicles worldwide. Kicking Tires reports that the affected vehicles include Toyota, Honda, Nissan and Mazda models from model years 2001 through 2004. These models are equipped with airbag inflators that may be faulty. Were the airbag to deploy, it could do so with too much force, causing injuries. Affected models include: Toyota Corolla ... continue reading»

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Chrysler Recalls 215k Vehicles

Dodge, Challenger, Chrysler Recall Chrysler Group has issued six different recalls across its four major brands, Chrysler, Dodge, Ram and Jeep, for various issues. The total number of vehicles recalled in the U.S. is approximately 215,000. The largest recall affects about 119,497 vehicles, according to NHTSA. Affected models include 2011-2012 Dodge Challenger, Charger and Chrysler 300 models built between April 11, 2011 and Dec. 14, 2011. A component of the model’s air bag wiring harness may be improperly sized, and ... continue reading»

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