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China zooms past U.S. in yearly auto sales in 2009, an industry first

China zooms past U.S. in yearly auto sales in 2009, an industry first 1For the first in automotive history, the United States has lost, for good or for bad, its stature as the leading country of yearly automobile sales. According to the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, a record 13.6 million cars were sold in China in 2009.

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Honda, Toyota dominate Kelley Blue Book car searches in 2009

Honda, Toyota dominate Kelley Blue Book car searches in 2009 2The Kelley Blue Book has a long tradition in the automotive industry and its web site in recent years has become the standard for new car research. Kelley Blue Book research numbers for 2009 reveal the car buyers prevailing interests in Japanese cars.

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Honda Fit to Lexus GS450h, The Weekly Driver's Cars of the Year, 2009

Honda Fit to Lexus GS450h, The Weekly Driver's Cars of the Year, 2009 3Friends sometimes ask why The Weekly Driver (that’s me) doesn’t just review Ferrari or Lamborghini or Maserati. The answer: They’re all fine automobiles, but not too many people buy them. The Weekly Driver is all about “The Every Driver.”

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Honda Civic (Hybrid), 2009: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Honda Civic (Hybrid), 2009: The Weekly Driver Car Review 4The Honda Civic hybrid, in its runner-up status to the Toyota Prius among eco-popular cars, has no reason to feel inferior. Its gas mileage averages are lower than the Prius and it doesn’t have, for whatever reason, the same “green appeal” as its rival.

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Toyota recall: 3.8 millon Lexus, Toyota vehicles could have faulty floormats prompting stuck accelerators

Toyota recall: 3.8 millon Lexus, Toyota vehicles could have faulty floormats prompting stuck accelerators 5Toyota Motor Corp will recall 3.8 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles manufactured in the last six years because of the risk that a loose floormat could prompt a stuck accelerator. The problem is suspected of causing crashes that killed five as well as 17 crashes and 100 related incidents.

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Chevrolet Malibu, Volvo S60 get largest depreciation, appreciation honors

Chevrolet Malibu, Volvo S60 get largest depreciation, appreciation honors 6The redesigned Chevrolet Malibu has been marketed more heavily than any other car in the United States in the past two years in its manufacturer’s desire to infiltrate sales the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the country’s top-two bet-selling sedans.

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Toyota Venza, 2009: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Toyota Venza, 2009: The Weekly Driver Car Review 7The Toyota Venza debuted in late 2008 as a 2009 model and as a new approach to the dreaded two words, “station wagon.” The Venza has a keen exterior and interior design.

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Buick, Jaguar dethrone Lexus in J.D. Power reliability survey

Buick, Jaguar dethrone Lexus in J.D. Power reliability survey 8Jaguar, the recently purchased offering of Tata Motors, Ltd., and Buick, the longstanding General Motors nameplate, have unseated Lexus as the most dependable automotive brands, according to J.D. Power & Associates.

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Nissan Altima Coupe & Murano, 2009: Weidel on Wheels

Nissan Altima Coupe & Murano, 2009: Weidel on Wheels 9By Jeff Weidel

While Honda and Toyota deservedly receive praise for their competent vehicles, Nissan has resided quietly in the shadows. But test driving Nissan vehicles during the past 10 years has made me appreciate the high quality of the lesser-revered Japanese automaker.

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Toyota, Lexus top Consumer Reports' 2009 best car lists

Toyota, Lexus top Consumer Reports' 2009 best car lists 10Consumer Reports has selected the 2009 Toyota Prius (Touring) as best overall value among 300 American and foreign cars reviewed. The Lexus LS 460, Mini Cooper, Infiniti G37, and Toyota Highlander are among the top cars of 2009 as rated by Consumer Reports.

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Toyota Prius (again) tops most fuel efficient cars for 2010

Toyota Prius (again) tops most fuel efficient cars for 2010 11It’s no surprise. The Toyota Prius is again the leader in fuel efficiency among 2010 cars, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.

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Nissan Altima (Hybrid), 2009: The Weekly Driver Car Review

Nissan Altima (Hybrid), 2009: The Weekly Driver Car Review 12Far too few new American cars average more than 30 mpg. But the 2009 Nissan Altima hybrid is in the small fraternity and that means it warrants extended consideration.

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Toyota Prius, VW Jetta Top Only 15 Cars In U.S. Averaging At Least 30 mpg

fortwoJim Henry, an automotive writer for Business Week  Online, has written a succinct, informative piece detailing top-15 cars in the United Sates via gas mileage averages. Toyota is represented on the list by four vehicles — Prius, Camry hybrids, and the Yaris and Corolla gas-engined vehicles.

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Dubious honors for old Honda Civics, Accords: Thieves' favorite cars

Dubious honors for old Honda Civics, Accords: Thieves' favorite cars 13Beauty is in the eyes of thieves. That’s the ruth in terms of stolen cars since the most No. 1 hot-wired car in the United States is a 1995 Honda Civic. According to a new report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB, the Civic is followed by its older sibling, the 1991 Honda Accord in terms of susceptibility to thieves.

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