Archives: April 2013

Maroon 5 to headline Honda Civic Tour

Monday, April 1, 2013
Maroon 5 to headline Honda Civic TourHonda recently announced that Grammy award winning artists Maroon 5 will headline its 2013 Honda Civic Tour. "We are pleased to welcome Maroon 5 to the Honda Civic Tour stage," said Michael Accavitti , senior vice president of auto operations for American Honda Motor Co. "Now in its 12th year and arguably the biggest year in the Civic Tour's history, it's another great opportunity to bring music and Civic fans together." In addition to Mar ...
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Shelby Raptor release at New York International Auto Show

Monday, April 1, 2013
Shelby Raptor release at New York International Auto ShowThe New York International Auto Show is currently underway and event goers are catching a glimpse of the latest vehicles that will soon hit the market. Those vying for a truck in should tune in because the Shelby Raptor is a doozy.  The folks over at Shelby American took the Ford SVT Raptor and gave it a little more flavor. Now forcing air through the 2.9 liter supercharger sitting atop the 6.2 liter V8, the Shelby version of the ...
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Car sales continue at strong pace in March

Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Car sales continue at strong pace in MarchAs April has arrived, automakers are now reporting sales data from March. Initial reports from Subaru, Chrysler and Kia show that each automaker has a little something to celebrate this month after strong sales in March.  Subaru Subaru recently announced that it sold 36,701 vehicles in March, accounting for the best ever sales month in company history and a 13 percent increase on a year-over-year comparison. According to ...
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New-car transaction price up in March

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
New-car transaction price up in MarchAutomakers saw strong sales in March and cars were just a little more expensive than the year before. According to TrueCar, the estimated average transaction price for light vehicles in March was $31,087, up 1.1 percent on a year-over-year comparison and up 0.4 percent on a month-over-month comparison.  "Manufacturers continue to benefit from consumers' insatiable appetite for highly contented new vehicles, as shown by average transac ...
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Shoppers not hung up on buying the latest redesigned vehicle

Monday, April 15, 2013
Shoppers not hung up on buying the latest redesigned vehicleA recent survey looked into how important it is for shoppers to have the latest redesign of a new vehicle. According to AutoTrader.com's Trend Engine, the majority of shoppers do not find it important to have the latest model.  Of the survey respondents, 57 percent said they did not feel it was important to have the latest redesign, while 79 percent said they would take advantage of a good deal on a current model instead of putti ...
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Average fuel economy of cars sold increases for third consecutive month

Monday, April 15, 2013
Average fuel economy of cars sold increases for third consecutive monthCars these days are driving longer on smaller amounts of gasoline and a recent report is a testament to that.  According to TrueCar's recently released TrueMPG, the fuel economy of light vehicles sold in March increased to 23.7, up from 23.4 on a year-over-year comparison and the first time the numbers have increased for three straight months. Those saving a little extra money on gas are reminded to look into to Husky Liners& ...
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Hunters preparing for Minnesota turkey season

Monday, April 15, 2013
Hunters preparing for Minnesota turkey seasonAs turkey hunting season draws near, hunters are getting ready for what is expected to be a big turnout. And the turkeys are already showing off, despite a somewhat slow arrival of spring. "They are strutting and gobbling already," Tom Glines of Coon Rapids, senior regional director for the National Wild Turkey Federation, told the Star Tribune. "They're doing their thing, rain or shine.'' Glines added that a turkey's reproductive ac ...
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Price for car repairs increases

Monday, April 15, 2013
Price for car repairs increasesThe results are in and Americans are paying more for car repairs. According to the results of the 2013 CarMD Vehicle Health Index, which investigated the cost of repair cars for the model year 1996 to 2012 vehicles, car repair costs increased 10 percent on a year-over-year comparison, averaging $367.84 per repair. CarMD noted that this is the first time in six years that the cost of repairs increased.  "On one hand we're seeing a ...
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Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years in golf

Monday, April 15, 2013
Mercedes-Benz celebrates 20 years in golfMercedes-Benz recently announced that as of this week, it has been a part of the Pro Gold Association for 20 years. As a part of reaching the milestone, Mercedes-Benz will honor Bernhard Langer, its global golf ambassador, who won the 57th Masters in 1993, the first year Mercedes-Benz sponsored the event. The automaker will pay tribute to Langer at a celebration at River Island, honoring his accomplishments on and off the course.  "Me ...
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Hunting numbers increasing in Alabama

Monday, April 15, 2013
Hunting numbers increasing in AlabamaAccording to a recent study by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the number of licensed hunters in Alabama has increased over the last five years.  While some hunters are upset over recent changes, which eliminate the fall turkey hunting season in Alabama, the numbers are still on the rise. The report showed that hunting license sales increased 9 percent from 2007 to 2011. While most states are seeing declines in the number of hunte ...
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Ram continues partnership with Detroit Red Wings

Monday, April 15, 2013
Ram continues partnership with Detroit Red WingsRam Truck recently announced that it is continuing its partnership with the Detroit Red Wings.  Tom Wilson, Olympia entertainment president, said that they are pleased to expand their relationship with Ram and are proud of the partnership and everything it accomplishes.  Through the partnership, Ram will add two 100-foot images, one of a Ram Truck and the other of a Red Wings thing, in Joe Louis Arena, where the team plays.  ...
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2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn recognized for having one of the best interiors

Tuesday, April 16, 2013
2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn recognized for having one of the best interiorsThe Ram 1500 has been racking up awards lately, as the truck continues to win over the hearts of truck fans everywhere.  The latest recognition of the 1500 was the when WardsAuto named the 2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn to its list of Ward's10 Best Interiors for 2013. The vehicle received the title for its award-winning material upgrades and all new interior themes. In addition to all new HVAC control ...
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Toyota, Lexus sell 2 million hybrids

Friday, April 19, 2013
Toyota, Lexus sell 2 million hybridsAlternative fuels vehicles hit their stride in 2012, as these cars saw more growth last year than any other segment in the auto industry. While Americans have been slowly coming around to these vehicles, when they do finally decide to make a purchase, it is highly likely they will pick a Toyota and Lexus hybrid.  According to a recent report from Toyota Motor Corporation, nearly 2 million Toyota and Lexus hybrid vehicles have been sol ...
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How to look good on Earth Day

Monday, April 22, 2013
How to look good on Earth DayEarth Day has finally arrived giving Americans a chance to show off just how good they are at being green. Being environmentally conscious has become mainstream, even your blender might somehow help reduce CO2 emissions from getting into the air. However, according to research from Mintel​, nearly one in five (19 percent) of Americans are only are buying green stuff, just because these days, it's cool to help the environment, while nearly ...
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Pent-up demand driving vehicle sales in April

Monday, April 22, 2013
Pent-up demand driving vehicle sales in AprilJ.D. Power and Associates' Power Information Network and LMC Automotive recently released sales projections for light vehicles during April. According to the expectations, demand for new vehicles continues to be pent up as Americans continue to replace aging vehicles.  The data predicts that new retail light vehicle sales will reach 1,029,000 vehicles in April, accounting for a seasonally adjusted annualized rate of 12.1 million ...
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Have Americans reached the breaking point from gas prices?

Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Have Americans reached the breaking point from gas prices?These days gas prices are in the back of every American's mind. While we all long for the days when gas was under $3, a new report by AAA shows Americans might be reaching a breaking point.  According to the report, 50 percent of U.S. adults consider gas prices to be too high once they hit $3.44 per gallon. While many half of Americans might be reaching their breaking point, 62 percent said that they are offsetting high gas prices by ...
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List of the best vehicles for buyers below prime

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
List of the best vehicles for buyers below primeWhile potential car buyers might have a particular vehicle in mind, below-prime car buyers want to tune in on which cars might be the most practical and valuable purchase. CarFinance.com recently released its top 10 new and used vehicle choices by car buyers who are below prime.  According to the report, below-buyers now account for more than 43 percent of all car loans, showing just how much car manufacturers have to consider va ...
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Make-A-Wish teen lands 759 pound fish

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Make-A-Wish teen lands 759 pound fishSterling Ellis, a 19-year-old boy from Houston, is in remission from Hodgkins lymphoma. While he is scheduled to have a bone marrow transplant soon, the Make-A-Wish Foundation sent him a fishing trip to Hawaii, and even the brave teen got more than he bargained for in making his wish come true.  With a little help from his boat crew, The Wild Bunch, Ellis hauled in a 759 pound Marlin 15 miles off Kewalo Basin in Honolulu.  ...
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Mazda releases game changer campaign

Friday, April 26, 2013
Mazda releases game changer campaignMazda recently announced that it is kicking off a new advertising campaign, dubbed Game Changers, which will highlight the company's rich history and achievements since coming to the United States in 1970.  "This is the largest advertising campaign for Mazda in the last 13 years, but more importantly, it is the most far-reaching and significant campaign in our history," said Russell Wager, vice president of marketing, Mazda. "Game Cha ...
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Car sales up nearly 11 percent in April

Friday, April 26, 2013
Car sales up nearly 11 percent in AprilThe automotive industry saw its strongest year in 2012 since before the recession and momentum has carried over into the first part of 2013. According to the latest report from TrueCar.com, new light vehicles sales are expected to come in at 1,305,901 units, accounting for a 10.7 percent increase on a year-over-year comparison. The strong sales translate to a Seasonally Adjusted Annualized Rate of 15.3 million new sales, unchanged on ...
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GAAMA names Mazda6 Best New Vehicle

Monday, April 29, 2013
GAAMA names Mazda6 Best New VehicleThe 2014 Mazda6 was recently named the Best New Vehicle at the Atlanta International Auto Show by the Greater Atlanta Automotive Media Association. GAAMA President Davis Adams said the new car has a mix of all the right things for a great car including reliability, outstanding fuel efficiency, stunning design and affordable pricing, adding that it's just what a car should be for drivers today. The new Mazda6 boasts SKYACTIV technology whi ...
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Ram a proud sponsor of the Kentucky Derby

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Ram a proud sponsor of the Kentucky DerbyThe 2013 Ram 1500 is the Official Truck of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby, highlighting the impact the automaker has on the upcoming races.  The 139th Kentucky Derby will be held on May 4, and the event will be chalk full of Ram Truck paraphernalia, including vehicle displays, work trucks in and around the track, gate crew staff uniforms, posters as well as backside and trackside signage throughout the grounds.  ...
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Hunting debate lively in Weston, Massachusetts

Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Hunting debate lively in Weston, MassachusettsThe debate is lively whether or not to prohibit hunting in Weston, Massachusetts as experts are weighing in on the controversy.  Last year, Weston opened five areas for bow hunters, according to Boston.com. Now a proposal has been put forth to outlaw hunting on public land. Allen Rutberg, director of the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts' Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, told the news source that he is ...
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