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    Official: US diesel vehicle sales are up 25% this year
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    Going against popular perception, diesel vehicles are showing some pretty good pickup. The context, of course, is US sales of oil-burners. And those sales are on the rise as more Americans look to cut refueling costs via more fuel-efficient vehicles. US clean-diesel sales through June have ...

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    Read This: Consumer Reports finds plug-in retail experience underwhelming
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    Walk into a traditional auto dealership today and ask about buying a plug-in car and there is a good chance you will be told that there are only a couple they can show you because they are extremely popular and they can't keep them on the lot. There is also an equally-good chance you'll be told ...

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    Study: Study: Consumer Reports says car buyers will pay for higher fuel economy, won't compromise safety
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    According to a survey conducted by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, new car buyers are factoring fuel economy as a larger concern in their purchases. That's no real surprise given that prices at the pump remain high, but the study also revealed that those same consumers are ...

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    PSA: EPA now offering used car window stickers
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    Thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency, new car buyers always have the ability to read fuel economy numbers on the window sticker of any car on the lot. But if you're looking at a used vehicle, the same efficiency info isn't always readily available. Consumer Reports reports that the EPA ...

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    Video: Jay Leno takes delivery of his Chevrolet Volt
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    Jay Leno picks up a Chevrolet Volt – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Jay Leno is adding a new car to his extensive stable and the newest member of the Big Dog Garage is the 2011 Chevrolet Volt. Leno stopped by his local dealer to pick one up and meeting him there was Shad Balch, ...

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    USA Today: Four-cylinder engines powered nearly half of all new car sales last month
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    Along with eight-cylinder engines and manual transmissions, six-cylinder motors appear to be on the outs, relatively speaking. In the first quarter of this year, USA Today notes that four-cylinder lumps made up 46.5 percent of new car sales, almost a five percent jump over the same period last ...

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    Survey shows buyers have unrealistic expectations for hybrid and electric vehicles
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    Nissan Leaf – Click above for high-res image gallery
    What do future buyers of hybrid and electric vehicles expect? Surprisingly, according to a recent survey, a reduction in fuel usage or elimination of fuel is not a primary concern. What buyers want is simple: all of the benefits of a ...

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    REPORT: Cash for Clunkers could be dead
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    Congress allocated close to $1 billion for the Cash for Clunkers program. That's billion with nine zeros. And all that money might be gone by midnight tonight. This, according to reports by both the Detroit Free Press and Edmunds AutoObserver. We learned earlier that the C4C program has proved to ...

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