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Posted On: 9/28/2011 9:02AM
SuzyBruisy

Bugatti's Volkswagen Group corporate overlords are in the final go-or-no-go discussions for the Galibier, the four-door sedan concept first proposed back in 2009. The ultra-hot family hauler was originally going to get a dumbed-down version of the Veyron's W-16 with two superchargers in place of the original's quad turbos. But after backlash from current Veyron owners, the Galibier will likely enjoy a powerplant more akin to that of its 1000+ hp predecessor. Bugatti has also significantly redesigned the vehicle's posterior, which was found by respondents to be ugly. See that rear for yourself below the jump, via Autoblog.

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Posted On: 9/28/2011 8:07AM
66Mope

Check out this wicked COE (from Holland of all places) on Stance Nation.



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 5:26PM
SuzyBruisy

Living in beautiful New Zealand, Carl has a lot of opportunities to snap pics of his ride in front of some truly breathtaking backdrops. But this one, with the Vanishing-Point white Challenger against the dark grey pavement, just does it. I like that he kept the Colorado plates!



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 4:16PM
66Mope

Accept no substitutes! Video after the jump!

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Posted On: 9/27/2011 3:36PM
SuzyBruisy

Though I initially assumed it had to be the name of some exotic piece of martial-arts weaponry, "Kizashi" actually translates to "something great is coming." I have also learned that, with its thinly-veiled Euro aspirations, Suzuki's sleek and smallish midsize is striving to be an imitation VW Jetta. While its more obviously derivative elements may get it in trouble with the Euro snobs and disqualify it from true "greatness," the Kizashi holds its own as a fun and even moderately sporty sedan, and in some ways outdoes the Europeans at their own game, and without the pretentious price tag: you can get one generously equipped at the Sport trim level for around $25K. Not bad! Continue reading...

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Posted On: 9/27/2011 1:54PM
66Mope

Chrysler was hoping to sell about 6,000 Fiat 500s a month. They sold about 3,000 in August and a little over 11,000 total so far. Chrysler thinks that they have a marketing problem and they have been blaming the failure on their ad agency. I think they were crazy to think the Fiat 500 would be anything but a niche car in the first place. Americans don't really like small cars. The 500 is only going to appeal to a few hipsters in urban areas who want to be different than their Mini-driving friends. But the Fiat isn't as good a car as the Mini, and the novelty is going to wear off fast. I think Chrysler should stop worrying about marketing tiny hipster cars and focus on getting solid compact and mid-size sedans to market rapidamente. Ad Age via Autoblog



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 1:06PM
ksingh

The crew at PickupTrucks.com put the best under-$30K trucks through a series of tests to determine which one packed the most bang for your buck. Can you guess which one came out on top? Is it the one you would've chosen? Video below the jump.

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Posted On: 9/27/2011 12:02PM
MrAngry

I’ve been in California less than a month and I’ve already seen more “green” cars then I’d seen in a year back in the New York metro area. The Toyota Prius for example – these suckers are EVERYWHERE. Then there are the gaggles of Tesla Roadsters, Chevrolet Volts and Nissan Leafs that roam the freeways. It’s strange, but I’ve got to admit it feels pretty good to see these cars on the road. Back in NY it was almost part of the culture NOT to be green as most New Yorkers I know simply didn’t take recycling seriously. Here in the Bay area though, it’s part of everyday life. From riding your bicycle to work, to having three different garbage cans for your waste materials, going green is definitely the thing to do around here. Now while it’s doubtful I’ll be getting rid of my 8-mpg muscle cars anytime soon, I’m actually considering buying something a bit more economical for a third car. Who knows, maybe these Californian’s are actually onto something...



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 11:19AM
66Mope

Top pic is what the car looked like when Pete towed it home in 1988, having just bought it off the original owner for $900. Bottom pic is today. Check out his '68 Camaro ride page for more!



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Posted On: 9/27/2011 10:06AM
BIG_CIVIC

Seeing the recent Autoholics blog "Worst-Case Senario: Vinyl-Top Car Left Outside" reminded me of some cars I often pass to and from work every week. I'm more partial to European and Japanese motors than American Metal as I lived in the U.K for the first 24 years of my life. The truth is that there just aren't that many American cars on British roads, so I'd never really encountered any American cars that appealed to me. So ignorance was bliss. However, I hate to see a classic ride just rot away and seeing one on the roads brings a smile to my face regardless of it's origin. Until a few months ago I occasionaly saw this ride rolling around near where I work.

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