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2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

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An auto worker inspects finished SUVs coming off the assembly line at the General Motors auto plant in Arlington, Texas.

GM Profit 2Q Falls 85 Pct. on Recall Costs

Jul 24
Recall expenses chopped $1.5 billion from General Motors' bottom line in the second quarter, as it added up the costs of repairs for nearly 30 million cars and set aside funds to compensate victims of small-car crashes.

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Tips and Advice

Cops: Dealership Owner Beaten in Bad Car Deal Dies

Jul 28
Police say a Rhode Island dealership owner who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal that went wrong has died. Providence police Maj. David A. Lapatin says I Buy Junk Cars owner Jonathan Stack died Saturday night.

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2014 Fiat 500

Porsche is Top Brand in New Car Quality Survey

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 23
The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality. Buyers reported more problems in their new cars and trucks this year than last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power.

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Going Green

New Parking App Aims to Put a Price Tag on Parking Info

Jun 30
ParkModo, a new app designed to help people find open parking spaces, is causing controversy in San Francisco, where the product is being tested. The app encourages drivers to post a spots’ location, and how much money they want for their information.

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