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2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E Review by Carey Russ +VIDEO

DRIVING DOWN THE ROAD WITH CAREY RUSS Volvo would like to remind you that the Germans are not the only makers of European sports-luxury sedans. The Swedes can play in that field just as well, as my recent week with a 2015.5 Volvo S60 T6 Drive-E illustrated. The current S60 is the second generation and dates from model ... Continue reading

California Law Puts Electric Cars in Reach of Working Families

California Law Puts Electric Cars in Reach of Working Families

California law is gearing up to create new, cleaner transportation choices for working families. SB 1275, known as the Charge Ahead Initiative <http://www.chargeahead.org/sb-1275/> and signed into law in September by Gov. Jerry Brown, aims to put one million electric cars, trucks and buses onto California roads. ââ ... Continue reading

Auto News From The Auto Channel News Archive - 5, 10 and 15 Years Ago Today July 23, 2014

Auto News From The Auto Channel News Archive - 5, 10 and 15 Years Ago Today July 23, 2014

The Auto Channel News Library, KY July 23, 2014; The Auto Channel maintains the largest compendium (1.5 million) of auto-centric news, automotive stories, articles, reviews, rants and raves, auto show coverage, auto industry news, alt fuel truth and professional vehicle reviews. Searching for an auto news topic of inte ... Continue reading

2013 Lincoln MKS AWD Review By John Heilig

2013 Lincoln MKS AWD Review By John Heilig

MORE INFO Lincoln Buyers Guide Is the 2013 Lincoln MKS Your Perfect new car Match? THE AUTO PAGE By JOHN HEILIG SPECIFICATIONS Model: 2013 Lincoln MKS AWD Engine: 3.5-liter Ecoboost V6 Horsepower/Torque: 365 hp @ 5,500 rpm/350 lb.-ft. @ 1,500-5,000 rpm Transmission: 6-speed automatic with Select Shift Wheelbase: 112.9 ... Continue reading

2013 Scion FR-S Review By Carey Russ

2013 Scion FR-S Review By Carey Russ

2013 Scion FR-S press launch of the Scion FR-S a few months ago, and being mightily impressed by its abilities on the track and street, I've just had the opportunity to spend a week at home with one. It works every bit as well in the everyday world as it does at a track day or autocross. And if you're careful, you coul ... Continue reading

US August 2010 Auto Sales Fall from Last Year's Cash for Clunkers High

US August 2010 Auto Sales Fall from Last Year's Cash for Clunkers High

Last August, Cash for Clunkers was in full swing, contributing to a heightened demand for small, fuel efficient vehicles. This August, in the absence of the federal program, automakers saw an equally dramatic sales decline. International brands that benefited during Clunkers were hit hard. Honda and Toyota were both do ... Continue reading

ARA Successful to Secure Additional Cash for Clunkers Processing Time for Automotive Recyclers

ARA Successful to Secure Additional Cash for Clunkers Processing Time for Automotive Recyclers

NHTSA Approves 90 Day Crushing Extension -- a Win-Win for Consumers MANASSAS, Va., Feb. 2 -- The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued its final ruling which allows automotive recyclers an additional 90 days, for a total of 270 days, to crush or shred vehicles traded in under the Consume ... Continue reading

Japan Alters Their Car Scrappage Scheme to Include U.S. Owned Auto Makers

Japan Alters Their Car Scrappage Scheme to Include U.S. Owned Auto Makers

Washington DC January 9, 2010; The AIADA newsletter reporte that Japan's Trade Ministry changed the terms of its car scrappage incentive scheme on Tuesday to include vehicles imported from the United States, after complaints from Washington that U.S. vehicles were being excluded. According to Reuters, Tokyo's version o ... Continue reading

URG Says Feds Missed Opportunity To Keep Cash for Clunkers Program Green

URG Says Feds Missed Opportunity To Keep Cash for Clunkers Program Green

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Dec. 28 -- The United Recyclers Group (URG) says that the federal government is not doing enough to help promote the green aspects of the auto salvage industry and encourage the use of environmentally-friendly green auto parts. "Cash For Clunkers (C4C) created some much needed green awareness for con ... Continue reading

Consumers Who Cashed In on Clunkers Plan to Cut Back for the Holidays

Consumers Who Cashed In on Clunkers Plan to Cut Back for the Holidays

CHICAGO, Nov. 25 -- According to a recent Cars.com survey, many shoppers who took advantage of the government's Cash for Clunkers program plan to cut back on holiday shopping this year. According to the survey, 63 percent of consumers who purchased a car during or before the program expressed that they would be cutting ... Continue reading

Don't Buy a Vehicle That Should Have Been Scrapped

Don't Buy a Vehicle That Should Have Been Scrapped

Experian's AutoCheck now indicates if the vehicle you intend to buy was traded in under the Cash for Clunkers program SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Nov. 5 -- While those gas-guzzling vehicles traded in as part of the Consumer Assistance Recycle and Save (CARS) Act -- or "Cash for Clunkers" -- are set to be scrapped, the possibilit ... Continue reading

NADA Chief Economist Findings: Edmunds Cash For Clunker Estimate of $24,000 as "Overstated and Misleading"

NADA Chief Economist Findings: Edmunds Cash For Clunker Estimate of $24,000 as "Overstated and Misleading"

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 3 After a thorough review of the Cash for Clunkers program, the chief economist of the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), Dr. Paul Taylor, determined that the cost of each incremental vehicle sold was around $4,587. An incremental sale is a sale that would not otherwise have occurred with ... Continue reading

Busy Covering Car Sales on Mars, Edmunds.com Gets It Wrong (Again) on Cash for Clunkers

Busy Covering Car Sales on Mars, Edmunds.com Gets It Wrong (Again) on Cash for Clunkers

The White House Blog Posted by Macon Phillips on October 29, 2009 at 12:20 PM EDT On the same day that we found out that motor vehicle output added 1.7% to economic growth in the third quarter – the largest contribution to quarterly growth in over a decade – Edmunds.com has released a faulty analysis suggesti ... Continue reading

The Evolving Changes of Transportation Habits in America

The Evolving Changes of Transportation Habits in America

NEW YORK--The success of the U.S. government’s Cash for Clunkers program will be debated for some time. While it gave the auto industry a boost, the impact it had on September vehicle sales has widely been referred to as a “hangover period.” However, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Tran ... Continue reading

Cash For Clunkers Generated Almost $2 Billion in State Taxes - Yea Clunker Program!

Cash For Clunkers Generated Almost $2 Billion in State Taxes - Yea Clunker Program!

Washington DC October 13, 2009; The AIADA newsletter reported that struggling states and towns got a dose of badly needed money this summer from the Cash for Clunkers program that poured hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue into their budgets. According to MSNBC, now, like the auto industry, recession-ravaged ... Continue reading

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