“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest


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It's a surprisingly well-kept secret that major automakers sometimes invite prospective customers to test-drive their cars at staged events held in large parking lots around the country. The companies only send out invitations to these events to a limited number of people and it isn't exactly clear how they choose. How...Read more

2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Variety Adds Spice To New Subcompact


Green Car Reports 1,584 Views
With gas prices continuing to hover near $4 a gallon, the subcompact car segment is heating up. General Motors is almost ready to launch its new entry, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, which will compete with the Honda Fit, Ford Fiesta, Toyota Yaris, the new 2011 Hyundai Accent, and other small sedans and hatchbacks. Up to n...Read more

Pigment Shortage Leads to Color Shuffle at Ford


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Ford will stop offering the Mustang in Kona Blue, shown above. Many car enthusiasts became aware of the shortage of Merck's automotive paint pigment Xirallic when Ford announced it would not be able to offer its Red Candy and Tuxedo Black shades. But while production of Xirallic has resumed, it looks as if the impact ...Read more

Gas Mileage Champs: 10 Cars That Get 40 MPG Highway Or More


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A couple years ago, the EPA announced the first changes in its Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards in more than a decade. Automakers were asked to increase the fuel efficiency of their fleets by almost 8 miles per gallon between 2012 and 2016. Many inside and outside the auto industry questioned whether it...Read more

Auto Show Moments: Ford Advances the Art in Detroit, 1995


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Ford previewed the 1996 Taurus at its 1995 Detroit Auto Show exhibit. With more than 25 years of auto show attendance behind me, I think my favorite auto show moment came at the first Detroit Auto Show I attended in 1995. The Ford display was the first thing I looked at at that show. The highlight of the booth was the...Read more