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Recall: Yamaha VMX17 motorcycles—possible engine stall Recall: Yamaha VMX17 motorcycles—possible engine stall
Yamaha is recalling 2,300 VMX17 (V-MAX) motorcycles, because high oil pressure inside the oil pump can cause it to malfunction. If oil stops pumping through the engine, severe engine damage can occur, causing the engine to stall and not restart again, increasing the risk of a crash. Certain Yamaha...
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New 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas to sell for $26,155 New 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas to sell for $26,155
With a starting price of $26,155, the new 2012 Honda Civic Natural Gas will go on sale at qualified Honda dealerships starting Oct, 18. Formally known as the Civic GX, the latest-generation sedan that operates on compressed natural gas has a much more literal name: Civic Natural Gas. Honda has also...
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TEEWAVE AR1: A True EV Sports Car TEEWAVE AR1: A True EV Sports Car
How many of you oldsters remember the Lotus Seven (now the Caterham Seven)? Years ago, I drove one for about five minutes and have never been the same since. Lotus and Colin Chapman pioneered the idea of very lightweight, high-performing sports cars, and the world hasn’t been the same since. But...
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Best-Handling Car For Less Than $40,000 Best-Handling Car For Less Than $40,000
We match up six affordable athletes to find the cornering champ. Handling, in the simplest terms, can be defined as how a car responds to driver inputs and how it communicates feedback. Are the responses and feedback smooth? Do they inspire confidence? Does the car have insanely high limits? Does...
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2012 BMW 650i Coupe First Drive: For Men of a Certain Age 2012 BMW 650i Coupe First Drive: For Men of a Certain Age
BMW’s 6-series coupe somehow persists against all odds. Two-door luxury is very nearly dead. Decades ago, big coupes such as the Cadillac Eldorado, Oldsmobile Toronado, Buick Riviera, and Lincoln Mark-series ruled as symbols of the successful man—the longer the door, the more important the...
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2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Tested: American Iron vs. Mulholland Drive 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Tested: American Iron vs. Mulholland Drive
With corners like deadman’s, the old Mulholland racetrack seemed like the perfect place to test our mettle in a 470-hp hunk of American iron. Did we mention the wasps?!? Everybody in the party had been warned to wear long sleeves and hiking shoes. Almost nobody did. Just a few turns down from...
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2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: A BMW Hybrid That Almost Makes Sense 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: A BMW Hybrid That Almost Makes Sense
With this 535i-based gas-electric, BMW finally moves toward mainstream hybrid appeal. BMW’s earlier steps into hybridization haven’t been the most decisive. The hybrid vehicles it has offered so far start at nearly $90,000 and don’t quite have the impressive fuel-economy numbers commonly associated...
2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5: A BMW Hybrid That Almost Makes Sense »
Spied: 2013 Lincoln MKT Gets Refined Version of Waterfall Grille Spied: 2013 Lincoln MKT Gets Refined Version of Waterfall Grille
We caught a glimpse of the refreshed 2013 Lincoln MKS yesterday, and running in the pack with it our spy photographers spotted the 2013 MKT crossover. As you can see in these pictures, it too will receive a new rendition of the brand’s waterfall grille. Just as on the MKS, the MKT’s large, split...
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Ford Updates Raptor For 2012 Ford Updates Raptor For 2012
If there’s one truck we’d love to own, it would no doubt be the Ford Raptor. It exudes coolness in looks and it has impressive capabilities all the same. The competition still hasn’t fielded any entries to compete against it really, although Toyota is trying to parlay revived interest...
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Nissan Leaf: Full test results are in Nissan Leaf: Full test results are in
After five months of testing and living with the Nissan Leaf, the first mass-market all-electric car, we have published the road test, ratings, and full track report online. It will also be featured in the November issue of Consumer Reports magazine. Since it’s not sold nationwide yet, we bought...
Nissan Leaf: Full test results are in »

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