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Are ‘American’ cars going extinct? – Fox News

Monday, July 07, 2014

2014 Ford F-150Ford 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ConvertibleChevrolet 2014 Dodge SRT ViperDodge Want to buy an American car? Better get one while they last. Only 10 vehicles qualified this year for the annual American-Made Index from Cars.com, and just three of them are from domestic brands. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Ford F-150 pickup took the top spot for the second year in a row, while the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came in…

LAPD: Stolen Tesla Involved in Police Pursuit Crashes Into Cars, Splits in … – KTLA

Sunday, July 06, 2014

A stolen Tesla involved in a fiery crash split into two following a pursuit that ended in West Hollywood early Friday, leaving seven people injured, police said. A Tesla was involved in a bad crash in West Hollywood that left multiple people injured. (Credit: KTLA) The incident began when police received a call from a Tesla dealership stating that an individual was “tampering or messing with” one of the vehicles,…

Are ‘American’ cars going extinct? – Fox News

Sunday, July 06, 2014

2014 Ford F-150Ford 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ConvertibleChevrolet 2014 Dodge SRT ViperDodge Want to buy an American car? Better get one while they last. Only 10 vehicles qualified this year for the annual American-Made Index from Cars.com, and just three of them are from domestic brands. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Ford F-150 pickup took the top spot for the second year in a row, while the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came in…

Cars of Summer show cars hold their luster – Worcester Telegram

Sunday, July 06, 2014

‘ WORCESTER — The first day of the Cars of Summer Car Show at Green Hill Park was a washout, leaving organizers optimistic for sunshine and a good turnout for the rest of the holiday weekend. “The first day is typically a shakeout day,” said organizer Roger Steele, a Worcester police captain….

Are ‘American’ cars going extinct? – Fox News

Sunday, July 06, 2014

2014 Ford F-150Ford 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray ConvertibleChevrolet 2014 Dodge SRT ViperDodge Want to buy an American car? Better get one while they last. Only 10 vehicles qualified this year for the annual American-Made Index from Cars.com, and just three of them are from domestic brands. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT The Ford F-150 pickup took the top spot for the second year in a row, while the Chevrolet Corvette Stingray came in…

Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest … – Business Insider

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Facebook Pickup trucks customized to spew black smoke into the air are quickly becoming the newest weapon in the culture wars.  “Coal Rollers” are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. These modifications are not new, but as Slate’s Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, “rolling coal” has begun to take…

UK New Cars Sales Hit Nine-Year High – Wall Street Journal

Saturday, July 05, 2014

LONDON—Registrations of new cars in the U.K. rose to their highest level in nine years in the first half of this year, beating industry expectations as the British economy continues to rebound strongly after the financial crisis. New car registrations, which closely mirror sales, rose 6.2% in June to 228,291 units taking the number for the first half of 2014 to 1.29 million, up nearly 11% from the same period…

BMW 220d SE Coupe: car review – The Guardian

Saturday, July 05, 2014

I’ve been invited sailing. Or yachting, as I like to call it. Jesus, I’m not sure I’ll even be allowed in the car park, will I? Let alone on the actual yacht. I’m worried about my footwear options – either brown Crocs (I know, I still wear them even though no one else does) or black gardening/festival wellies. Luckily, the yachting expedition coincides with the loan of this sleek new…

Child deaths in hot cars: 10 key facts – USA TODAY

Friday, July 04, 2014

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BMW’s $1 billion plant surfs Mexican investment wave – Reuters

Friday, July 04, 2014

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Luxury car maker BMW (BMWG.DE) revealed a $1 billion Mexican plant investment on Thursday, becoming the latest major automaker to take advantage of the country’s growing industrial base and tariff-free access to the U.S. market. BMW outlined plans to build a factory in the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, reducing the German company’s dependence on higher-cost plants at home. The plant will begin assembling…

American-made cars: A dwindling list – USA TODAY

Friday, July 04, 2014

Strong sales and continued domestic-parts sourcing kept the Ford F-150 and Toyota Camry in the top two spots in Cars.com’s 2014 American-Made Index, but the order below that has changed. GM’s Michigan-built three-row crossovers (the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia) had taken at least one spot for the last three consecutive years, but their domestic-parts content fell below 75 percent in 2014. The Dodge Avenger sedan, meanwhile, placed…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Friday, July 04, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…

Germany’s BMW to Invest $1 Billion in Mexico Plant – ABC News

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Germany’s BMW announced Thursday it will spend $1 billion to build a new luxury car factory in northern Mexico that will start production in 2019 as part of an effort to expand the company’s presence in the United States. BMW board member Harald Kruger said the plant in the northern state of San Luis Potosi will have the capacity to make 150,000 cars a year while employing 1,500 people. He…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…

BMW i8 – Lots of geeky fun – CNNMoney

Thursday, July 03, 2014

  When I was a kid and I imagined what cars would look like around 2014, I imagined something like the BMW i8. Except even my imagination wasn’t this cool. Long and low, the i8 has a recessed air scoop carved out of its hood and, on the sides, twin pairs of fins meet at right angles to create a air channels. This car looks like it’s made from pieces…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…

10 surprising cars that are hot — or not — in 2014 – USA TODAY

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide Two women pose next to a new Chevrolet Spark.(Photo: Miguel Villagran Getty Images) With a half year of sales already gone, automakers are getting a pretty good idea of what models are motivating customers to buy — or stay away. A detailed look at the sales figures, as compiled by Autodata, offer some surprises. We went through the stats to look at interesting trends in a most…

Guess How Many Top ‘American-Made’ Cars Are Japanese Brands – TIME

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Toyota Camry, ranked #2 on Cars.com’s 2014 index of “American-made” cars. courtesy of Toyota The Ford F-150 truck tops the list. But the rest of the top 10 is dominated by Honda and Toyota. More Drive Your Dream Car This Summer Without Spending a Fortune 10 Cars Americans Simply Don’t Want to Buy The Little Engine That Could Save You Big Money Cars.com just released its annual American-Made Index…