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2013 Dodge Challenger V-6s Recalled, Owners Advised to Park Their Cars

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Chrysler is recalling 4459 model year 2013 Dodge Challengers with the 3.6-liter V-6 engine for an issue related to a potential short circuit in the wiring harness. The automaker is advising owners to immediately stop driving their vehicles and to contact dealers. Ford is also recalling 196,667 2004-2007 Freestyle and Mercury Monterey minivan models for corrosion at the third-row seat anchor mechanism. 2013 Dodge Challenger V-6 The Problem:Chrysler says a potential short circuit could cause the wire ...

2012 Compact Sales: Honda Civic Leads, Toyota Corolla and Ford Focus on Podium

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The Honda Civic overtook the Toyota Corolla to become the best-selling compact in 2012, while the Ford Focus came in third place – up from its 2011 sixth-place finish. While the Chevrolet Cruze was the best-selling in the segment for several months early in 2012, the compact sedan finished fourth overall. Honda sold 317,909 Civics in 2012 – an increase of nearly 97,000 units from 2011 – which was enough for it to take compact sales ...

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: Should Ford, Chevrolet Follow the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel’s Lead?

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With the official announcement of the 2014 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel, the automaker has confirmed it will offer a new and highly anticipated powertrain choice for light-duty pickup buyers. Should the Ford F-150, Chevrolet Silverado, and others follow Ram’s lead into the half-ton diesel market? Diesel-powered light-duty trucks isn’t without precedent: Ford once considered a 4.5-liter turbo diesel V-8 engine for the F-150 pickup, about the same time GM was developing a 4.5-liter Duramax turbodiesel engine for ...

Midsize Sedan Sales: Toyota Camry Widens Lead Over Honda Accord, Nissan Altima

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The top three podium finishers in September and October delivered a repeat performance in November, with the Toyota Camry once again filling the top spot, followed closely by the Honda Accord and Nissan Altima. The Hyundai Sonata again found itself in fourth place, while the Ford Fusion made up some ground to land in fifth. Read More: October 2012 Midsize Sales The Camry captured 28,765 sales in November, with runner-up Honda Accord a couple thousand units shy ...

Thread of the Day: What New Cars Have the Best Names?

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An evocative car name is sometimes nearly as important as the quality of the car itself. Take the Ford Mustang — the muscle car’s name was inspired by executive stylist John Najjar, recalling the P-51 Mustang fighter plane from World War II. Had the Mustang been given a different name, would it still have as strong of a following today? After yesterday’s Thread of the Day in which we picked new cars that should be ...

January Compact Sales: Toyota Corolla Passes Civic for Top Spot, Focus is Third

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After winning the crown for best-selling compact car during 2012, the Honda Civic finished second during January, with 21,881 units sold. The Toyota Corolla had a better start to 2013, with 23,822 copies going home to customers, good enough for a first-place finish in its segment. The Ford Focus didn’t crest the 20,000 mark, but still took third place with 16,161 total sales. Fourth and fifth place went to the Chevrolet Cruze and Hyundai Elantra with ...

No Competition: Toyota Camry is Best-Selling Midsize Sedan of 2012

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The Toyota Camry consistently led midsize sales throughout 2012, so it should come as no shock that the sedan is the best-selling vehicle in its class overall for the year. The Camry sold a total of 404,886 units for the year, a full 73,014 cars more than second-place finisher Honda Accord, at 331,872. In third place at 302,934 units sold was the Nissan Altima, a new model of which was introduced mid-year. The Ford Fusion came ...

MT Poll: What’s Your Favorite 2013 Chicago Auto Show Debut?

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The 2013 Chicago Auto Show might not be filled with fast and dangerous new cars like the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette, but quite a few interesting and important new concept and production-ready vehicles have debuted including the updated 2014 Toyota Tundra, the 2014 Ram Promaster, and the diesel-powered 2014 Chevrolet Cruze 2.0TD. After reading about the Chicago auto show cars below – and visiting our 2013 Chicago Auto Show page – tell us which debut was your ...