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Diesels vs Hybrids

Diesels vs Hybrids

Thanks to high gas prices, diesel powered vehicle sales in the United States have increased by 35 percent in the first quarter of 2012 versus the first quarter of 2011. While diesels have increased, hybrids have decreased in market share …

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Avoid stress at the pump by going green

Avoid stress at the pump by going green

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When prices on gas spiked in 2008, thousands of drivers tried in vain to trade out of their gas guzzlers and into a smaller, more fuel efficient vehicles. Unfortunately, during that time, manufacturers weren’t ready for the change of demand …

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If gas hit $5/gallon, would you freak out?

If gas hit $5/gallon, would you freak out?

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Last year, AutoNation Chairman and CEO Mike Jackson declared that if gasoline ever hit $5 a gallon people would freak out. Basically, gasoline for five bucks would cause Americans to change their driving habits, drastically switch to smaller cars and …

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Maximizing your cents per gallon

Maximizing your cents per gallon

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The Consumer Federation of America’s 2010 survey says that if we had a 50 mile-per-gallon car fleet today, we’d save more oil than the entire proven reserves in the entire Gulf of Mexico. While most people care about fuel economy, …

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Daydreaming of hybrids

Daydreaming of hybrids

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OK, I admit it: I’m a wannabe-hybrid owner. I’d gleefully drive a brand-new, freshly-charged electronic car off the lot. I perk up at the commercials on TV—you know, the one with the sleek new e-car being plugged into its charger …

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Meet the Hypermilers

Meet the Hypermilers

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In today’s economy everyone is trying to stretch their pennies as far as possible. One group of enthusiasts has taken the idea of s-t-r-e-t-c-h to a whole new level. For these automotive aficionados the goal is to save money at …

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