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Standard on the $39,995 2010 Mazda MX-5 GT, and a $2,295 option on the $33,495 GS model (both models add $1,595 freight), the power retractable hardtop (PRHT) is a must-have item for some buyers, an appreciated but not required feature for others, and perhaps an unnecessary expense for the balance.
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Seven-seat luxury crossovers aren’t hard to come by, and there’s certainly no dearth of SUVs built for off-roading. What’s more difficult to find is a mid-sized truck that combines all three attributes: seating for seven, luxurious appointments and running gear suitable for tackling logs and rocks and things.
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Last year, Chrysler made the type of headlines no car company ever wants to make. First there was news of over spending by their executives, right at the time when the company was applying for bailout money. Cash strapped, they decided to completely dismantle their EV program for electric and hybrid cars, which got them even more bad press. Continue reading
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Hybrid hype is flying high at my current place of employment, the Toronto production of the hit show Jersey Boys.
Many of the young cast members covet a hybrid vehicle. They want to be green. They want to be cool. They want to stick it to Big Oil. Bless their socks. They don’t really know what a hybrid vehicle is, or what it does, but they’re sure that with a little green hybrid badge they’ll drive around for free and butterflies will come out the tailpipe. Continue reading
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The Taurus has been one of the most successful sedans in Ford’s North American line-up, and for 2010 it hopes to continue with its success with the introduction of the new Taurus.
Ford wants buyers to look at the new Taurus as an “aspirational car”, a car luxury car buyers would want to own. To attract such buyers, Ford is claiming it will be the quietest car in its line-up.
However, this is not an all-new car, it rides on the same platform as the Lincoln MKS, which itself rides on a modified version of the current Taurus platform. Continue reading
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Two of the most famous names in American motoring history, Mustang and Shelby, have been reunited once again for the 2010 model year. Carroll Shelby himself was at hand at the 2009 North American International Auto Show to unveil the 2010 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coupe and convertible. Compared to the 2008 model, the new GT500 gets Continue reading