Archives for July 7th, 2013

BMW, Ford, Honda Top 10 Best Engines List

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As automakers turn their attention toward squeezing more efficiency from traditional internal-combustion powerplants, so are the editors of Ward’sAuto; in fact, their recent honor roll of the 10 Best Engines for 2013 shows nary a hybrid or electric entry. As explained by Drew Winter, editor-in-chief of Ward’sAuto World: “When hybrids and EVs have been on the list previously, it was because they were revolutionary and compelling. If next-generation EVs and hybrids raise the bar beyond ...

Muscle Car Wars 2012: Chevrolet Camaro and Ford Mustang Sales Fight to the Finish

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While the 2012 muscle car sales pecking order didn’t change from the year before, the gap between the first place Chevrolet Camaro and second place Ford Mustang shrunk considerably. With Chevrolet Camaro sales down and Ford Mustang sales up from 2011, the sales race was much closer in 2012. Dodge Challenger sales saw a small increase, locking it in third place. As for Hyundai, the automaker doesn’t break out sales of the rear-drive Genesis coupe ...

Thread of the Day: What New Car Would You Put in a Time Capsule for 25 Years?

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While we have a rough idea of where the automobile is headed, it’s difficult to predict exactly what the automotive landscape will look like in 25 years. Will we all merely be passengers in our autonomous, self-driving cars? Will fossil fuels still power our vehicles? Whatever the case, chances are you won’t be able to buy anything similar to the new vehicles of today in the year 2038. That notion led forum user SickSeries to ...

Detroit Automakers Challenged with Winning over Female Buyers

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As women influence car-buying decisions in every four out of five purchases, it’s important to cater more to their needs. Detroit’s automakers still face challenges, mainly due to the fact that many women prefer foreign automakers to domestic automakers. With women’s names on the registration of more than 39 percent of all new cars sold, it’s important for these automakers to step ...