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We Live in a Great Time For Automobiles

2015 Ford Mustang ConvertibleWhile automobiles were just beginning to mature around this time in the 20th century, their popularity and status is waning (at least in the US) early in this one.  As recent studies suggest, the all-day Saturday test drive has been replaced with Internet research and social media polling.  Up to 11% of new-car buyers don’t even test drive the car they end up buying.

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Ford Announces Changes for 2013 F-150

While Ford revamped the engine lineup for its F-150 in the 2011 model year, they focused on the truck’s hardware for 2012, including an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) option for its more luxury-oriented trim levels as well as 36 gallon fuel tanks for EcoBoost-equipped trucks.  For 2013, the venerable F-150 is getting some styling and technology updates, before a complete redesign is expected to show up for the 2015 model year.  Continue reading for a slew of pictures, details and my impressions.

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Detroit 2012: 2013 Dodge Dart Makes Its Debut (w/Video)

The compact car market is a fiercely-fought one in the United States.  Both younger and cost-conscious buyers are looking for good value, great fuel economy, technology and attractive styling.  If a single vehicle meets all of these criteria, it’ll most likely be successful.  While the Neon sold well in both Dodge and Plymouth guises, the Caliber – which replaced the Neon in 2005 – hasn’t had the same sales success.  For the 2013 model year, Dodge is reintroducing its storied nameplate, the Dart.  Read on for pictures and details about Dodge’s hot new compact.

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Review: 2011 GMC Sierra SLE

We may be nearing the end of the model year, but there’s still time to pick up a 2011 model-year vehicle.  With that in mind, I recently got my hands on a 2011 GMC Sierra, and with very few changes expected for the 2012 model year, it’s safe to say that my mostly positive experience will be carried into next year as well.  With that in mind, read on for my review of GM’s “Professional Grade” half-ton pickup.

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February 2011 Sales and Analysis

February was a great month for new-car sales, with the total volume up 21.28% over January, and almost 27% over February of 2010.  Those are the overall numbers, but the general trend for February was that American car companies had a good time, while most of their overseas competitors struggled.  Click past the jump for my analysis and graphs.

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Dodge Announces Pricing for 2011 Models

All at once, we have prices for the redesigned Dodge lineup for the 2011 model year.  Chrysler put out a press release earlier this week, and I’ve got a breakdown for you, after the jump.  Every Dodge has seen a makeover this year, from the Avenger to the Durango.

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