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2 Replies and 241 Views Ford suprises?  241  2 Started by  christoc
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by  mugwumpJump to last post
12/29/2003 10:07 AM
7 Replies and 349 Views New Volvo S40  349  7 Started by  98DohcRT &91IMG&93 new S40 looks like a scaled down S60, which can't be a bad thing because the S60 is a fine looking sedan. Inside, the S40 uses an intriguing center stack that takes its cues from modern furniture design to free up space. Underpinning the new car is a corporate platform that's shared with the Mazda 3 and the upcoming Ford Focus. For the U.S., the car will be available only with a 170-hp naturally aspirated i...
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12/29/2003 10:04 AM
2 Replies and 283 Views More Corvette C6 pics!  283  2 Started by  98DohcRT &91IMG&93 &91IMG&93 &91IMG&93 &91IMG&93 &91IMG&93'd drive it! :D
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12/24/2003 9:50 AM
5 Replies and 299 Views US market Focus gets a face-lift  299  5 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&932005 Ford Focus&91/b&93To be honest, this one caught us off guard. You see, we've been expecting Ford to introduce the second generation for a while now, and there were several clues which we'd taken to, namely the introduction of the worldwide global C1 compact platform, the addition of the European Focus C-Max, Volvo S40/V50, and Mazda's new 3. The next in line was obviously the Focus, and its slated second generation. It also comes to us as a surprise that Ford would do this seeing...
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12/24/2003 9:26 AM
0 Replies and 233 Views 'Cleaner' Gas  233  0 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93'Cleaner' Gas May Stretch Life of Catalytic Converters&91/b&93Beginning Jan. 1, gasoline with lower sulfur content will be coming to the pumps, and the "e;cleaner"e; gas should make catalytic converters last longer and reduce tailpipe emissions.A catalytic converter can cost $400 to $1,000 to replace, said Mike Hecht, technical services and training manager for the Auto Club of Missouri, and some vehicles have two of them.The cleaner gas, mandated by the federal government, wi...
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12/23/2003 9:19 PM
0 Replies and 258 Views Ferrari 612 Scaglietti  258  0 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Ferrari’s slick new 612 Scaglietti joins the crowd of powerful four-seat GT cars.&91/b&93 &91IMG&93 the world's attention—and ours—focuses on the enormously expensive, absurdly high-end, high-power, carbon-fiber street racers (the Porsche Carrera GT, the Ferrari Enzo, the Mercedes-Benz SLR, and the as-yet-unfinished Bugatti Veyron), there's also a boom in building high-power, high-buck, four-seat, 12-cylinder ...
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12/23/2003 3:45 AM
0 Replies and 238 Views Pininfarina Enjoy  238  0 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93And There Was Much Rejoicing&91/b&93 &91IMG&93 we saw what was on the Pininfarina stand at the last Geneva motor show, we couldn’t keep from grinning. The two-seat Lotus Elise-based Enjoy prototype looked ready to roll, and we wanted seat time. After being trapped in Shanghai at a motor show during the SARS epidemic and then being quarantined back on the dock in Genoa, the Enjoy needed some rehab time back a...
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12/23/2003 2:55 AM
18 Replies and 380 Views GM finally trashes the 20 y.o. Cavalier platform!  380  18 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93New Small Car Announced from Chevrolet&91/b&93 &91IMG&93 is no secret that General Motors is quickly falling behind in the compact car market. This fact surprises the company’s executives least of all. To catch up, the company recently announced the Chevrolet Cobalt.Replacing the aging Chevy Cavalier will be an entirely new car, unveiled as the Cobalt. As announced by Mary Larson, Cobalt and C...
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12/19/2003 12:46 AM
12 Replies and 436 Views Hummer H3?  436  12 Started by  98DohcRT ok, I have to admit...I kind of like it :o &91b&93Hummer H3T Concept&91/b&93 &91IMG&93 on its reputation as GM's machoest brand, Hummer took the opportunity to show a concept version of a smaller entry-level product. The H3T is a good indication of Hummer's third production truck, the H3, that we'll see in showrooms sometime in late 2004 or early 2005. The H3T is a...
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12/18/2003 1:42 PM
3 Replies and 323 Views bye-bye SVT focus!  323  3 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Ford strives to give SVT models upscale image&91/b&93DETROIT - Ford Motor Co. will take its SVT high-performance brand upscale and drop the SVT Focus. &91IMG&93 demise of the SVT Focus is part of Ford Motor's revision of its performance strategy. The company will create a performance series for the Ford brand and likely will add a high-performance Lincoln SUV and a supercharged Mercury sedan. "e;...
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12/17/2003 10:16 AM
0 Replies and 292 Views 2004 Honda S2000  292  0 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&932000 200 = 240: S2000 gets a bigger engine and more usable power&91/b&93 &91IMG&93 are significant improvements to the 2004 Honda S2000, but you have to push a little to find them. Indeed, after several laps of the Spring Mountain Motorsports Park road course out in the desert near Las Vegas, we were searching our senses to notice. Yes, there was more torque from the 200 new cubic centimeters of displacement ...
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12/17/2003 12:29 AM
0 Replies and 361 Views Acura A-Spec performance package  361  0 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93Acura goes from luxury to performance with A-Spec&91/b&93 &91IMG&93 WHAT IS SURELY A vast oversimplification, it used to be Hondas were sporty and Acuras were luxurious. Nowadays, if you were so inclined and had a suitable platform from which to foment discussion, say a website or one of those big handheld megaphones, you could argue Acura is now aiming in the fun-to-drive direction, too. And not just because of s...
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12/17/2003 12:21 AM
0 Replies and 384 Views BMW 645Ci Cabrio - The Open Grand Tourer  384  0 Started by  98DohcRT &91b&93BMW 645Ci Cabrio&91/b&93 &91IMG&93's strategy of delivering their new 6-Series rather interesting. We get worked up about it for months on end on the prospect of a high-performance 5-Series based sportster, and when it comes, we're dully impressed. As the successor to the oversized 8-Series grand touring coupé, the 6 takes on the role of the sporty, luxury two-door. But the surprise isn't over yet: aside from featuri...
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12/16/2003 4:02 PM
11 Replies and 508 Views '04 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart  508  11 Started by  98DohcRT &91i&93Think of it as EVO Lite.&91/i&93 &91IMG&93 “trim” packages offered by manufacturers are short on substance. They are more appearance accoutrement than anything else. The Ralliart variant of the solid Mitsubishi Lancer compact sedan has much more substance than that.The EVOLUTION is an all-out sport version of the humble Lancer sedan. Not only is it not a poser, but the little rocket will embarrass almost all of...
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12/16/2003 12:35 PM
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