Why You'll Buy A Chinese Car Soon

Why You'll Buy A Chinese Car Soon

Published Dec 16th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

Would you buy a Chinese car? If you're an adventurous sort, you'll have that opportunity soon enough. But you'd better forget about cross-country trips -- at least for now.While internal combustion engine vehicles from C......

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Are Drowsy Drivers As Bad As Drunks?

Are Drowsy Drivers As Bad As Drunks?

Published Nov 23rd, 2010 By David Sedgwick

Drowsy drivers don’t attract as much public opprobrium as drunk or distracted drivers, but maybe they should.According to a newly released survey of 2,000 motorists by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, 41 perc......

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Top 7 Ways To Save On Car Leasing Turn-In Fees

Top 7 Ways To Save On Car Leasing Turn-In Fees

Published Oct 23rd, 2010 By David Sedgwick

Leases can save you a bundle on your monthly payment, but you should never forget that you don't actually own the vehicle. Otherwise, you may get a very expensive reminder at the end of your lease when your car undergoe......

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Behind The Ethanol Controversy

Published Oct 20th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

Ethanol is supposed to be a clean bio-fuel that helps reduce our dependence on foreign oil. It's primarily produced from domestically grown corn. So why is it so controversial?...

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Why Losing Your Keys Could Cost As Much As Your Monthly Payment

Why Losing Your Keys Could Cost As Much As Your Monthly Payment

Published Sep 28th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

How much do you suppose it would cost to replace that set of car keys in your pocket? A few bucks? Dream on.If it’s a “smart” key, it could easily cost you $200 to $300 -- or more.Many vehicles today ha......

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New GM Chief Has His Work Cut Out For Him

New GM Chief Has His Work Cut Out For Him

Published Aug 26th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

What kind of a leader is Daniel Akerson, the executive who will replace Ed Whitacre on Sept. 1 as General Motors’ new CEO?I’ll skip over Akerson’s studies at the U.S. Naval Academy, his service on the d......

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Future Sedans

Future Sedans

Published Aug 11th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

With the assistance of J.D. Power and Associates, weve compiled a cheat sheet of redesign plans for the top-selling mid-sized sedans....

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Tests Show Toyota Driver Lied, Didn't Brake

Tests Show Toyota Driver Lied, Didn't Brake

Published Mar 20th, 2010 By David Sedgwick, AOL Autos

At this point, we can all agree that apologies aren’t enough. Over the past month, every Toyota employee from CEO Akio Toyoda down to your local dealership’s janitor has apologized for the company’s qua......

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Toyota Likely To Win Back Consumer Reports

Toyota Likely To Win Back Consumer Reports "Recommended" Rating

Published Feb 26th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

Toyota Motor Corp. has taken flak from congressmen, regulators, safety advocates and riled-up consumers, but the company soon will get a vote of confidence from a very influential source.Perhaps as early as next week, Co......

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Flying Cars Are On Their Way

Flying Cars Are On Their Way

Published Feb 18th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

In a project straight out of Star Wars -- or maybe an April Fool’s edition of Popular Mechanics -- the U.S. Defense Department is working on a flying car that can carry four soldiers into combat.This machine is sup......

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Study Shows Banning Cell Phones In Cars Doesn't Work

Study Shows Banning Cell Phones In Cars Doesn't Work

Published Jan 29th, 2010 By David Sedgwick, AOL Autos

You’ve seen them on the roads, drifting from lane to lane, running red lights, making left-hand turns while ignoring oncoming traffic.I’m referring, of course, to motorists using cell phones – the 21st ......

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GM Sells Saab To Spyker

GM Sells Saab To Spyker

Published Jan 26th, 2010 By David Sedgwick, AOL Autos

The saga of Saab Automobile is the auto industry’s version of the Perils of Pauline, but it appears that the on-again, off-again drama is coming to a close.Today General Motors announced that they reached a binding......

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Coming to America: The Tata Nano

Coming to America: The Tata Nano

Published Jan 21st, 2010 By David Sedgwick, AOL Autos

The Tata Nano, aka The World's Cheapest Car, was perched inside the Detroit Science Museum, sharing space with a flying pterodactyl, a hot-air balloon and a jet-engine powered car called Cyclops. In a building filled wi......

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Chinese Co. Says It Will Sell Car In U.S. This Year

Chinese Co. Says It Will Sell Car In U.S. This Year

Published Jan 13th, 2010 By David Sedgwick

Is this the real deal, or vaporware?Most people know only one thing about BYD Co. Ltd.: billionaire investor Warren Buffett bought their stock, so they must have something to brag about.And now we’re about to find ......

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Exclusive: Spyker CEO On Saab's Future

Exclusive: Spyker CEO On Saab's Future

Published Dec 31st, 2009 By David Sedgwick, AOL Autos

If Dutch businessman Victor Muller manages to acquire Saab Automobile, he will stick with Saab’s plans to rebuild the brand around the 9-3, the 9-5 and the 9-4X crossover.You can forget about an entry-level 9-1 for......

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Last-Ditch Efforts To Save Saab Brand Fail

Last-Ditch Efforts To Save Saab Brand Fail

Published Dec 24th, 2009 By David Sedgwick

The whole thing reeked of desperation. When Dutch sports car maker Spyker Cars NV emerged as the white knight in a last-ditch effort to save Saab Automobile AB, the business media covered the negotiations in that deadpan......

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