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The industry-wide optimism about 2012 being the year that auto sales roar back is so far proving true. Auto-buying discounts and financing incentives had consumers going home with some impressive bargains in the second month of the year. The average price paid for a new car was 16.1% below the average MSRP, nearly three full [...]

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The Consumer Reports best-of lists are often a place to find the most boring but most dependable cars on the market.  This year, however, someone seems to have lit a fire underneath the editors at CR, because you’ll find cars like the Ford Mustang and the Chevy Avalanche on the list.  That’s good news for [...]

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A not-yet-in-the-showroom 2013 Ford Taurus SHO was recently spied being driven along the streets of Los Angeles with a manufacturer plate from Michigan. According to the American automaker, the Taurus SHO will not debut until this spring and will be quite the performance upgrade from the 2012 Taurus. In a press release, Ford said that [...]

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Troubled automaker Opel is still a long and expensive ways away from being fixed. Hemmed in by profit-deadening union contracts, Opel simply cannot quit losing money. Speaking to reporters, Opel Chief Karl-Friedrich Stracke was recently quoted as having said, “I expect this not to happen in a month or so, rather than in a couple [...]

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Pascal Prokop has modified his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon in a way that may make it the world’s sole vehicle warmed by a wood-burning stove. Prokop, a Swiss man forced to deal with Swiss winters, said he preferred going with the wood stove rather than an electric heater so that he can keep the [...]

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