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US: best models on resale value


We all know it – after we buy a new car, its value over the years dramatically drops – but there are models that manage to retain more of their resale value than others. According to a recent study made in the US by auto website CarGurus.com, when it comes to buying premium autos the customer should expect a huge loss ...
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US EPA sees cars reaching record fuel economy
According to a report released by the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2012 vehicles sold in the U.S. were on average the most fuel efficient they’ve ever been, with 23.6 miles ...
US road deaths up 3.3% in 2012; government speeds research on car safety systems
In the first increase since 2005, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said Thursday road deaths increased 3.3 % to 33,561 in 2012. In light of this recent news, the government ...
Toyota Got the Most Patents Issued in 2012 in the US
Last year the US Patent and Trademark Office issued for Toyota more patents for the company’s innovative engineers and designers that to any other car maker. According to a survey made ...
Recall roundup: Honda CR-V, Odyssey and Acura RDX
The Japanese based automaker Honda has recently announced a recall for some of its models, like the CR-V and the Odyssey, along with the Acura RDX, because of some brake ...
Test Drive – Renault Megane GT Line
The Renault Megane GT Line manages to combine what’s best from the two worlds, the impressive chassis of the Megane RS and the economical dCi 130 engine. Engine and Transmission As we ...
Test Drive – Nissan Navara 3.0 AT, the rugged off-roader
The Nissan Navara will probably receive a new generation soon, just like its more expensive brother, the Pathfinder, but until it will do, we have went for a spin in ...
Test Drive – Nissan Pathfinder 3.0 AT
The third generation of the Nissan Pathfinder is saying “farewell” to the production line but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the SUV has shown all of its tricks. Engine and Transmission We ...
Ford Focus the Best-Selling Passenger Vehicle in the World in 2012
According to R.L. Polk data, the Ford Focus was last year’s best-selling passenger vehicles in the world. In 2012 Ford sold 1.02 million Focus vehicles, followed by Toyota Corolla with 872,774 ...
Honda CR-V Leader of SUV Sales in 2012
Last year the SUV segment was led by the Honda CR-V with 635,256 units sold globally. The SUV segment keeps increasing despite the financial crisis which affects the majority of markets. ...

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