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NY vandal uses graffiti to call out bad parking

NY vandal uses graffiti to call out bad parking

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos We've all been there. You walk down the street and can't believe how people have parked like that. Maybe they're taking up two spots. Maybe they're sticking out and blocking part of the street, sidewalk or crosswalk. And maybe you think about leaving a note, bu [more]
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40+ cars that barely avoid the gas guzzler tax

40+ cars that barely avoid the gas guzzler tax

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Wagon, Government/Legal, Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Luxury The Gas Guzzler schedule, with mpg ratings and charges that haven't changed since 1991, lays o [more]
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Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Filed under: Truck, Etc., Government/Legal, Toyota, Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep [more]
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What you missed on 7.23.14

What you missed on 7.23.14

Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents? It's true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding the [more]
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Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds

Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Infotainment "It was pretty clear to us that there was no compelling evidence of a decrease in accidents" - Daniel Kaffine Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies ha [more]
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Chicago red-light cameras under fire for unexplained ticket spikes [w/videos]

Chicago red-light cameras under fire for unexplained ticket spikes [w/videos]

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal Chicago may once have been known as the home of the mob in US with Al Capone running things, but for several years in the 2000s it looks like a completely legal racket may have made the city millions. A recent Chicago Tribune investigation has turned up some dist [more]
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How cars are being exported individually and why carmakers are upset about it

How cars are being exported individually and why carmakers are upset about it

Filed under: Car Buying, China, Government/Legal Cars are expensive in China, especially if they happen to wear the badge of a prestigious manufacturer. As we've pointed out before, the price of a Range Rover over in the People's Republic sits at the equivalent of about $450,000, despite its US sta [more]
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GM could add 1,750 new jobs, $800M to MI economy

GM could add 1,750 new jobs, $800M to MI economy

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, GM Grim as things may be at Detroit's Renaissance Center, General Motors is soldiering on, thanks in part to a change in its state tax credit from the Michigan Strategic Fund. The amendment could lead to $800 million in new investments in the [more]
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Stolen Plymouth Barracuda found after 13 years, alleged thief to keep it? [w/video]

Stolen Plymouth Barracuda found after 13 years, alleged thief to keep it? [w/video]

Filed under: Coupe, Performance, Government/Legal, Videos "Why wouldn't the cops get our car? It's very mind boggling." - Jackie White. For an auto enthusiast, a stolen car represents a roller coaster of emotions, ranging from severe dejection upon realizing what's happened to elation once your [more]
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Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Seoul moves to ban Uber, create own app

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, South Korea The ridesharing service Uber promises to connect people needing a lift with drivers offering one, and it appears to be pretty useful. After all, you can use it to summon Optimus Prime. For many cab drivers around the world, though, the app is b [more]
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Subaru facing class-action suit over excess oil use

Subaru facing class-action suit over excess oil use

Filed under: Sedan, Wagon, Government/Legal, Crossover, Hatchback, Subaru A recently filed lawsuit in federal court against Subaru of America and its parent Fuji Heavy Industries claims that several recent models burn an excessive amount of oil. The case, which is seeking class-action status, cover [more]
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No heads have rolled at NHTSA over GM ignition switch recall scandal

No heads have rolled at NHTSA over GM ignition switch recall scandal

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, Recalls, GM At this point, there's little question that General Motors deserves the bulk of the blame for not recalling the millions of vehicles affected by the ignition switch problem earlier than it did. And to a large degree, GM is facing t [more]
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US Marines testing GUSS automated vehicle that could save lives

US Marines testing GUSS automated vehicle that could save lives

Filed under: Government/Legal, Technology, Videos, Military, Specialty, Off-Road The machine you see in the video here is the Ground Unmanned Support Surrogate. Called GUSS for short - because who doesn't like a handy-dandy nickname - this vehicle, as its proper name suggests, is capable of operati [more]
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Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #390 LIVE!

Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #390 LIVE!

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Ford, Smart, Rumormill We're set to record Autoblog Podcast #390 this evening. Check out the topics below or drop us your questions and comments via the Q&A module. And don't forget to subscribe to the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes if you haven't already done s [more]
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CHP seizes medical records of woman seen repeatedly struck by officer [w/video]

CHP seizes medical records of woman seen repeatedly struck by officer [w/video]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos In early July, a video of Marlene Pinnock being struck repeatedly by a patrolman on the side of a Los Angeles Interstate stirred allegations of police brutally against the California Highway Patrol. Pinnock was reportedly walking in traffic on the freeway when [more]
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The best place to get your Top Gear fix online has been thwacked by lawyers

The best place to get your Top Gear fix online has been thwacked by lawyers

Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal, Technology, Celebrities, TV/Movies The website Final Gear is one of the premiere fan sites for Top Gear on the Internet. For over a decade, it has been providing followers of the show and its spinoffs with BitTorrent links for the episodes and gave people a plac [more]
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Trio of cheesy classic VW buses stolen, recovered

Trio of cheesy classic VW buses stolen, recovered

Filed under: Classics, Minivan/Van, Etc., Government/Legal, Marketing/Advertising, Volkswagen Three customized Volkswagen Buses (pictured above) made to look like blocks of Tillamook cheddar cheese are safe again after being stolen on July 12, and two men are in police custody for the alleged theft [more]
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UK woman has failed driver's test 110 times at a cost of over $5,000

UK woman has failed driver's test 110 times at a cost of over $5,000

Filed under: Government/Legal, UK In America, a driver's test seems almost like a formality. Can you park? Can you parallel park? Can you navigate down a road without hitting/killing any other cars, people, animals, houses, buildings, street signs or yourself? Yes, yes and yes? Congratulations, you [more]
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Five key takeaways from today's GM hearing on Capitol Hill

Five key takeaways from today's GM hearing on Capitol Hill

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, GM At times, the proceedings took a more conciliatory tone than previous hearings. General Motors executives were back on Capitol Hill on Thursday for another round of testimony before a Congressional subcommittee investigating the company's delays in addr [more]
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Imported Land Rovers being seized as part of Federal investigation

Imported Land Rovers being seized as part of Federal investigation

Filed under: Classics, SUV, Government/Legal, Land Rover, Off-Road Early Tuesday morning, federal authorities from the Department of Homeland Security allegedly seized 40 gray-market Land Rover 90, 110 and Defender SUVs in what is believed to be part of an ongoing case that has already resulted in [more]
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