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  1. "Chevrolet Debuts Two Compact Coupe Concepts"

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    From Hot Rod magazine's Facebook: "Chevrolet Debuts Two Compact Coupe Concepts". Code 130R concept looks like it is aimed at the Scion FRS / Subaru BRZ, while the Tru 140S seems to be targeting Hyundai's latest in the Veloster. Is Chevy/GM simply responding to the latest trends by playing...
  2. "Driving green means not changing your oil until you need to"

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    Some of you may have already seen this today on Yahoo: "Driving green means not changing your oil until you need to". California can never be green enough. And one of the "commenters" got it right: this probably would lead to service stations charging more.
  3. GM Generation V Small-Block

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    Saw the news on Facebook today that GM will be releasing a new small block Chevy engine, dubbed Generation V. Is Chevy catching up to the times? Or entering the future? "Fifth Generation Promises a Leaner and Meaner Small Block" "GM Builds 100 Millionth Small Block Chevy Engine"
  4. "R.I.P. to 14 cars and trucks for 2012"

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    Some of you may have already seen this article posted on Yahoo this morning: "R.I.P. to 14 cars and trucks for 2012". Usually these lists don't surprise me, but I gotta admit that I was caught off-guard by the Ford Ranger going away without any replacement plans for the US market. Considering...
  5. "Fuel-Saving Devices Debunked"

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    Some of you may have already seen this story posted on Yahoo this morning: "Fuel-Saving Devices Debunked". Im surprised to see that there were any gains at all. On a related note, I remember a few years back when Summit was selling some fuel-catalyst device by a company called Fitch. Always...
  6. Hybrid Performance: Toyota's Latest Camry Hybrid

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    I was reading Motor Trend's "First Test: 2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE", and they say: "Going from 0-60 mph takes 7.2 seconds, a half-second quicker than the 2007 model. The quarter mile is completed faster (15.5 seconds at 91.5 mph versus 15.9 at 89.1)..." I say, performance-wise, that's not...
  7. Ford EcoBoost 3 Cylinder

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    The Busted Knuckle Garage posted on their Facebook page today about Ford's new 1.0 liter, 3 cylinder Ecoboost engine making about 120 hp and 125 lb/ft torque. I went ahead and looked it up and it is slated to start showing up in production cars as of April 2012 in Europe, making its way...
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