Monthly Archives: January 2010

Toyota Suspends Sales of Eight Models

Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), USA, Inc., located in Torrance, California, announced on January 26, 2010 that it would temporarily halt sales of eight models to address a sticking accelerator problem. Continue reading

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Not Too Late To Make A New Year’s Resolution To Your Car

January is half over, but the year is still young; have you made your New Year’s resolution yet? Relax. No need to hide the Twinkies and double fudge brownies, and I’m not talking about hitting the gym. Continue reading

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The Most Expensive Car In The World Stars In The Most Expensive Comedy Sketch In The World—As A Mouse.

Conan O’Brien who is winding down his stint as the Tonight Show host on NBC is having a little fun at NBC’s expense, literally. The comedian admitted in the skit that featured a Bugatti Veyron dressed as a mouse that it wasn’t funny, merely expensive. Continue reading

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2010 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) – 2011 Honda CR-Z:

Honda unveils a production version of the hybrid powered two-seater Honda CR-Z concept introduced in 2007. The 2011 Honda CR-Z adds a hybrid with its own identity, not one borrowed from Toyota, to the Honda lineup once again. Continue reading

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2010 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) – 2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

Worth braking for? Hyundai has made a strong commitment to value and quality offering a 10-year/100,000 mile powertrain warranty, 5-year/60,000 mile fully transferable bumper to bumper warranty and five years of complimentary road side assistance. In addition Hyundai also offers Hyundai Assurance—which can allow drivers who find themselves unemployed to turn their car back in if they can no longer make the payments. This peace of mind alone makes any Hyundai worth considering. Add in the fact that Hyundai has taken a good thing—the Hyundai Santa Fe—and made it even better, it’s definitely worth stopping to take a look. Continue reading

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2010 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) – Mini Beachcomber Concept

The Mini seems to be an auto designer’s sand box—a starting point to form an endless parade of vehicles from the same basic raw material. For nearly a decade Mini has wowed crowds with ever more versatile versions of the iconic not-so-micro-anymore machine since BMW re-launched the marque in 2001. Continue reading

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2010 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) – GMC Granite Concept

GMC unveils the Granite Concept, a vehicle completely different from any of their current offerings, hinting at a possible change of philosophy and a glimmer of hope in GMs future as the embattled giant continues to redefine itself. Continue reading

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2010 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) – 2011 Ford Focus

2010 Detroit Auto Show (NAIAS) – 2011 Ford Focus: Ford unveiled the 2011 Ford Focus at the 2010 Detroit Auto Show as part of their ONE Ford strategy, a one platform for all markets philosophy. Continue reading

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2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit

Brakingforcars.com coverage of the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. We’ll keep you up to date on the hot new models as well as the groundbreaking conspepts as they are announced. Continue reading

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Mini Moke History

The Mini Moke was introduced in 1959 by British Motor Corporation (BMC) as a project codenamed “The Buckboard” a potential military vehicle which eventually became known as the Mini Moke. Mini comes from the car it shared parts with and Moke is an outdated word for donkey. Continue reading

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