Archive for February, 2011

US Government Has Closed The Investigation Of Toyota

Posted in cars with tags , , , , on February 24, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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WASHINGTON (AP) – Toyota Motor Corp. recalled 2.17 million vehicles in the United States on Thursday to address accelerator pedals that could become entrapped in floor mats or jammed in driver’s side carpeting, prompting federal regulators to close its investigation into the embattled Japanese automaker.

The Transportation Department said it had reviewed more than 400,000 pages of Toyota documents to determine whether the scope of the company’s recalls for pedal entrapment was sufficient.

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Ford and Sollers plan to launch a 50:50-owned joint venture in Russia

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , on February 19, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Feb. 18, 2011 – Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] and Sollers OJSC today signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which the parties intend to launch a new 50:50-owned joint venture called Ford Sollers for the production and distribution of Ford vehicles in Russia.

“We are delighted to be taking this next step for Ford in Russia with our proposed partner, Sollers,” said Stephen Odell, chairman and CEO, Ford of Europe. “This is a great opportunity, and will provide Ford customers in Russia with more products and better service.

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2012 Dodge Charger SRT8

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 9, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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Engine: 6.4-liter (392 cubic inch) HEMI V-8
Estimated Power: 465 bhp
Estimated Torque: 465 lb.-ft.
Estimated Handling: .88g on skidpad
Estimated Top Speed: 175 mph
Estimated 0-60 mph: High 4-second range
Estimated ¼ mile: High 12-second range

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Tesla Shares Spiked On Rumors Of An Electric Car Tax Rebate

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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Tesla Motors shares jumped to finish more than 6 percent higher Tuesday, on speculation that electric car buyers could be motivated by a new tax rebate.

Tesla stock [ TSLA 24.49 +1.42 (+6.16%) ] spiked from around $23 to nearly $25, an increase of more than 8 percent in early afternoon trading, as the speculation first circulated.

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Chrysler Eminem Super Bowl Commercial – Imported From Detroit

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , on February 6, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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SNOWPOCALYPSE | Dodge AWD | Commercial

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 5, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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The Dodgeball Rally – 2011 [pictures]

Posted in cars with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 3, 2011 by AutoSpotters

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Dodgeball Rally – 2011

The Dodgeball Rally is an invitation only event beginning in London on February 3, going through the French Champagne region, the Swiss Alps and Geneva before ending February 6 in Verbier.

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