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Chevrolet debuts 2011 Corvette Z06 carbon limited edition

Chevrolet debuts 2011 Corvette Z06 carbon limited edition 2When the 2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 was introduced, it represented the closest connection to the Corvette race cars. The 2009 Corvette ZR1 further closed the gap between racing and production. This year, Corvette continues its tradition of track-to-street technology transfer with the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition.

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Cheap insurance available for savvy car shoppers

By Joanne Kwon

The recession has affected consumers from all economic levels. And when financial times are tough, both the rich and the poor alike may share one bad financial habit — not saving enough nor properly budgeting money.

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Motor Trend showcases Buick on magazine's cover for the first time in nearly three decades

Motor Trend showcases Buick on magazine's cover for the first time in nearly three decades 3For the first time since 1982, Buick is featured on the cover of Motor Trend magazine. With an accompanying headline that reads, “Buick is Back!” The publication’s April 2010 issue features photos of the Buick LaCrosse, Regal Turbo and Regal GS Concept and touts the growing momentum behind Buick.

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Toyota? Toyoda? What's in a name? Try rice paddies and good fortune

Toyota? Toyoda? What's in a name? Try rice paddies and good fortune 4It’s not a typo. Akio Toyoda is the grandson of Kiichiro Toyoda. Toyota, the name of the world’s largest carmaker currently embroiled in recalls and Congressional Hearings, stems from a family member’s belief in good luck.

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Toyota Hearings: Akio Toyoda, 'We will invest heavily in quality' (part 3)

Toyota Hearings: Akio Toyoda, 'We will invest heavily in quality' (part 3) 5Akio Toyoda, grandson of the founder of Toyota, offered the text of his statement before Congress a few hours prior to his appearance in Washington, D.C., to address to the global concerns facing his company and the recall of 8.5 million of its cars.

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Toyota Hearings: Akio Toyoda, 'Our customers feel uncertain' (part 1)

Toyota Hearings: Akio Toyoda, 'Our customers feel uncertain' (part 1) 6Akio Toyoda, grandson of the founder of Toyota, offered his prepared speech before Congress to media outlets prior to his appearance Feb. 24 to address the massive recall of his company’s vehicles. Here is part 1 of three parts of his prepared text:

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Winter Olympics: Organizers embrace 'green' automotive technology with cell fuel and GM vehicles

Winter Olympics: Organizers embrace 'green' automotive technology with cell fuel and GM vehicles 7Organizers of the Winter Olympics are at the forefront of “green technology.” Fuel cell manufacturer Ballard Power Systems is located in Vancouver, B.C., which is also home to the northern terminus of the Hydrogen Highway running up North America’s West Coast.

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Chevy Suburban celebrates 75th anniversary with 2010 limited edition

Chevy Suburban celebrates 75th anniversary with 2010 limited edition 8The Chevrolet Suburban, the venerable hauler of people and cargo that debuted in the Great Depression, celebrates its 75th anniversary this year as the king of continuous U.S. automotive production.

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Ferrari red at its brightest: Rare 1963 GTO available in private England auction

Ferrari red at its brightest: Rare 1963 GTO available in private England auction 9A 1963 Ferrari GTO, arguably one of the world’s most coveted cars, is now being offered for private treaty sale by RM Auctions in London, England. The 1963 Ferrari 250 GTO (chassis no. 4675 GT) is one of only 36 250 GTOs originally produced and one of a limited few with Series II GTO bodywork.

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Ray LaHood, U.S. Transportation Secretary, amends 'stop driving Toyotas' statement

Ray LaHood, U.S. Transportation Secretary, amends 'stop driving Toyotas' statement 10Ray LaHood, the U.S. Transportation Secretary, has quickly amended a statement he made advising owners to stop driving the eight models of recently recalled Toyota cars. LaHood’s words came in the quick aftermath of the embattled Japanese manufacturer facing new concerns about its Toyota Prius.

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