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Halloween is Busiest Holiday for Car Thieves

halloween It turns out there's more to fear on Halloween than the usual ghosts and goblins. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, 2,328 vehicles were stolen on Halloween in 2011, narrowly beating out New Year’s Day as the holiday with the most car thefts. What is it about Halloween that lures thieves to your car? AOL Autos writes, “Often drivers leave their cars in unfamiliar locations for long periods of time. And between parties, costumes, kids and ... continue reading»

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2014 Ford Fiesta Gets Top Highway Fuel Economy Among Gas-Powered Cars

2014 Ford Fiesta The 2014 Ford Fiesta has been given a 45 mpg highway rating by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, which is the highest highway rating of any 2014 non-hybrid gasoline car. That rating was achieved on a Fiesta with the new $995 SE Manual EcoBoost package, which features Ford’s turbocharged 1.0-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a five-speed manual transmission. Ford says the EPA rating applies to both sedan and hatchback Fiestas with the SE Manual EcoBoost package, which ... continue reading»

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Surprises in Latest Consumer Reports Ratings

The conventional wisdom is, if you want a safe, reliable car, you buy from a Japanese car maker. According to the latest Consumer Reports reliability ratings, conventional wisdom isn't as smart as it used to be. The New York Times writes, "After results of Consumer Reports Annual Auto Reliability ratings were released on Monday, there appeared to be a crack in the dominance of Japanese brands over automotive reliability. Two of America’s most popular cars, the V-6-equipped Honda ... continue reading»

2014 BMW 2-Series Replaces 1-Series, Hits Dealers Early Next Year

BMW unveiled the all-new 2-Series coupe last week, showcasing the car that is set to replace the 1-Series. The automaker details the new model in a press release, saying that the 2-Series is longer, wider, has more overall interior space, more rear legroom and a slightly larger trunk than the outgoing 1-Series. Two models of the 2-Series will be available: 228i, powered by a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine and M235i, which has a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder ... continue reading»

Eight States to Begin Major EV Push

2013 Nissan Leaf 2014 Nissan Leaf It may soon be a lot easier and cheaper to buy and own an electric vehicle. Eight governors signed a cooperative agreement Thursday to boost sales of zero-emission vehicles (ZEVs), including electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Their plan, which will be developed over the next six months, is expected to drastically increase the number of charging stations and offer new financial incentives for car buyers. The governors’ goal is to start increasing sales now and eventually ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Nissan LEAF, plug in hybrids, Electric Vehicles, Hydrogen Vehicle

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