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Smart Fortwo Gets Insurance Institute For Highway Safety's Top Rating

The Smart car is getting a lot of attention for its small size and style, and now it’s earning impressive crash test ratings. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Arlington, Virgina, has given the Snmart Fortwo — the smallest car for sale in the United States — the top rating of good for front and side crash protection.

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Dodge Viper's Dubious Honor: Most Expensive Car To Repair

Escalating gas prices and “green” cars are the most hotly discussed topics in the automotive industry. But there’s an equally important issue for car owners. It’s the determining factor for some new/used car buyers, while other consumers buy brands regardless of resale value and cost of operation. The factor, most expensive to repair goes to the Dodge Viper.

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Ford, Volvo, Honda, Acura dominate Institute For Highway Safety's 34 Vehicles Top Pick

The Institute for Highway Safety has selected its 2008 Top Safety Pick award recipients, and automakers have more than doubled the number of vehicles that meet the criteria. The award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on ratings in the Institute’s tests.

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