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Volt Versus Leaf; No-Contest, But Time Will Tell

Volt Versus Leaf; No-Contest, But Time Will Tell “Wouldn’t it make more sense for battery-only vehicles to be much less ambitious – cheap and cheerful little golf-cart like vehicles used for a quick jaunt down to the shops?” “surprising thing is that battery-only projects survived after the Volt, and improved plug-in hybrids appeared I wonder […]

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Volvo S60 review 2010

Volvo S60 review

Handsome Swede Fights Impeccable Competition Collision Avoidance, Blind Spot Safety Ideas Will Attract Buyers Competitive Prices Needed To Shake Awesome Rivals *** out of 5 For – handsome, great safety ideas, comfortable Against – can’t match competition, too expensive “to assume, makes an ass out of you and me” “Does this thing get set off by […]

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China Luxury Car Growth Looks Set To Continue, Speedup Even

Short-Term Tax Worries Frighten Investors, Momentarily Rich Chinese More Likely Than Westerners To Splurge On Cars Darker Scenarios Include Runaway Inflation, Political Unrest  China has provided a massive boost in profits for the German luxury car manufacturers, with most forecasts firmly predicting that the good times will continue to roll and maybe even accelerate far […]

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Chevrolet Europe

Chevrolet Europe Needs Success In Russia To Fulfil Its Goals.

Long-Term Plan Said To Be Overambitious. But Compared With GM Europe Companies, Chevy Is A Star. VALENCIA, Spain Chevrolet Europe has weathered the economic storm better than most of its competitors, benefitting hugely from government cash-for-clunkers incentives, but if its ambitious long-term plan is going to be successful, it all depends on Russia. That might not […]

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Chevrolet Orlando review 2010

Chevy Orlando review

First Minivan That Doesn’t Look Like One New Chevrolet Shows It Will Be Serious Player In Europe Orlando Is Well Priced, Loaded With Kit rating **** out of 5 For – Looks great, much equipment, drives well, priced to go Against – Avoid petrol motor VALENCIA, Spain – The Chevrolet Orlando turned heads when it was launched […]

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Citroen C-Zero

Of course battery cars work; the Citroen C-Zero rode the Eurotunnel!

The public relations departments of car manufacturers pour out a huge amount of boring, self-serving and normally inoffensive garbage every day. Morris Canardly wins North West Scotland caravan tow car of the year, and variations on that theme, is the standard fare. But sometimes they produce publicity so nonsensical, so superficial, I feel moved to […]

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