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A man disembarks from a Mercedes S 500 Plug-in Hybrid during the second press day of the 65th Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Mercedes recalls over 284,000 cars to fix lights

DETROIT (AP) — Mercedes-Benz is recalling more than 284,000 C-Class cars in the U.S. and Canada because the rear lights can fail. The recall affects some C300, C350 and C63 AMG cars from the 2008 […]

04/29/2014

People walk around the Lexus display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Lexus tops 2014 vehicle dependability list

DETROIT (AP) — The race to increase vehicle fuel economy is taking a toll on quality. Owners of three-year-old vehicles are reporting more problems than they did a year ago, according to J.D. Power and […]

02/12/2014

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US cars and trucks hit record gas mileage in 2012

DETROIT (AP) — New cars and trucks sold in the U.S. last year got an average of 23.6 miles per gallon in combined city and highway driving, a record that came mainly through improvements to […]

12/12/2013

A videographer photographing the Google self-driving car during a news conference at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute's Smart Road in Blacksburg Va. (AP Photo / The Roanoke Times, Matt Gentry, File)

Leaving the driving to a computer has big benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — In some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don’t drink and then climb behind the wheel. They don’t do drugs, get distracted, fall asleep, run red lights or tailgate. And their reaction […]

10/22/2013

A man disembarks from a Mercedes S 500 Plug-in Hybrid during the second press day of the 65th Frankfurt Auto Show in Frankfurt, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

Hybrids expand in luxury car market

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Daimler AG’s Mercedes-Benz is offering a hybrid version of its flagship S-Class luxury sedan that can drive emissions-free — and still provide the kind of pampering and power the pricey brand’s […]

09/11/2013

Lexus International Executive Vice President Mark Templin poses with a Lexus LF-CC concept car at a Lexus showroom in Tokyo, Aug. 23, 2013. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

Toyota freshens Lexus image to woo young

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota’s luxury brand Lexus is trying to shake off its stodgy image. So it’s opening a cafe. The special lounges, the first of which is opening next week in Tokyo’s fashionable Aoyama […]

08/23/2013

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Oh the drama! Super Ads go epic

NEW YORK (AP) — Super Bowl ads this year morphed into mini soap operas. Read more.

02/03/2013

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L.A. Auto Show opens Friday at Convention Center

  LOS ANGELES (CNS) – The Los Angeles Auto Show begins its 10-day run at the Los Angeles Convention Center Friday, with more than 1,000 vehicles on display, highlighted by fuel-efficient, hybrid, electric and alternative […]

11/29/2012

Man gets 10 years for fake gold investment scheme

  SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Orange County prosecutors say an Irvine man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stealing more than $280,000 from a woman who thought she was investing in […]

10/30/2012

The 'Popemobile' is now green

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Benedict XVI is now a bit greener. The 85-year-old pontiff was presented with his first electric car on Wednesday, a customized white Renault Kangoo for jaunts around the gardens of […]

09/05/2012

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