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Russia may respond to sanctions by banning car imports

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Earnings/Financials, Russia The Iron Curtain may be lowering on Russia again, at least when it comes to the country’s auto industry. The government there is reportedly considering a ban on imported cars as a response if the West puts more sanctions in place. However, even if the restrictions materialize, domestically [...]

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Lincoln putting perfume on its sales

Filed under: Car Buying, Etc., Marketing/Advertising, Lincoln, Design/Style, Luxury Lincoln has a scent. But unlike those from Mustang, Lamborghini or even Shark by Tara, you can’t buy it and you have to visit a Lincoln dealership to inhale its notes of jasmine hedione, mate tea leaves and tonka beans. Essence of Lincoln – that’s what [...]

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2015 Audi S3 configurator goes live with all the black and silver paint you’ve hoped for

Filed under: Car Buying, Sedan, Performance, Audi, Luxury It has already been nearly a year since we completed our First Drive of the premium pocket rocket Audi S3, with official pricing for the car detailed earlier this summer. Those are facts, but facts won’t help you while away your lunchtime in blissful, car-dreaming reverie, will [...]

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Bentley reserves 99 Continental GT3-Rs for North America at $337k apiece

Filed under: Car Buying, Coupe, Performance, Bentley Whether they’re powered by V8 or W12 engines, the Bentley Continental GT just keeps getting faster and faster. The new Continental GT Speed, for example, is the fastest road-going Bentley ever made, capable of reaching 206 miles per hour. And the Continental GT3-R is the quickest-accelerating Bentley yet, [...]

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BMW maintenance plan no longer transferrable to 2nd owner [UPDATE]

Filed under: Car Buying, Maintenance, BMW, Luxury One of the best innovations in car buying in recent years is the rise of no-cost scheduled maintenance programs. Many people feel really anxious about taking their car in for service, and these deals help mitigate that somewhat. Obviously, it’s not free for automakers to implement the offers, [...]

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LaFerrari trading at double its list price

Filed under: Car Buying, Supercars, Ferrari If you’ve been looking at the seven-figure price tags (plus or minus) on the latest batch of hypercars, and wondering how their manufacturers could possibly charge that much, consider that their predecessors typically traded at well above their list price as it is. The Ferrari Enzo, for example, listed [...]

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GM says it will offer more diesels in US, but on which vehicles?

Filed under: Car Buying, GM, Diesel The desire for more diesel vehicles on American roads has become a popular talking point among automotive enthusiasts. We hear about the super-efficient, high performance oil burners cruising all over Europe and don’t see any reason that they couldn’t work here. After all, their high torque figures and great [...]

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GM financing arm investigated over subprime loans

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, GM, Earnings/Financials General Motors just can’t seem to avoid controversy in 2014. Of course, there has been a continual run of recalls throughout the year, and now, its GM Financial division is under investigation for possibly violating the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act, according to Reuters. FIRREA gives [...]

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2015 Chevy Colorado to start at $20,100*, GMC Canyon at $20,995**

Filed under: Car Buying, Truck, Chevrolet, GM General Motors has just announced pricing for its new midsize pickup trucks, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Chevy’s truck starts at $20,100, *not including $895 for destination, and the GMC starts at $20,995, **not including $925 for destination. These prices are for the base, extended cab [...]

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It’s been 5 years since Cash For Clunkers, was it a success? [w/poll]

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Earnings/Financials CARS set out to kill two birds with one stone: jumpstart slow automobile sales and get a large number of older cars off the road. A lot has happened since 2009. President Obama was re-elected. The Arab Spring saw popular uprisings overthrow dictators across the Middle East and North [...]

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