Vehicle Spotlight

2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid

Accord's Latest is Most Fuel Efficient

By Ann M. Job | Jul 25
The 2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid sedan doesn't amaze and daze with its mainstream looks, nice cloth seats and pleasant ride. Its "wow" factor is, simply, how few times a driver may need to stop at a gasoline station in a year.

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A worker assembles a vehicle on an assembly line at Ford factory in Chongqing, China.

US Companies Increasingly Fish for Growth Overseas

By Michael Liedtke | Jul 30
Major U.S. companies are starting to reap their most rapid growth in fertile lands of opportunity far from home. Technology trendsetters and century-old companies such as Ford Motor Co. are hoping to make more money in countries including China and India.

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Tips and Advice

Cops: Dealership Owner Beaten in Bad Car Deal Dies

Jul 28
Police say a Rhode Island dealership owner who was struck with a two-by-four in a fight over a junk-car deal that went wrong has died. Providence police Maj. David A. Lapatin says I Buy Junk Cars owner Jonathan Stack died Saturday night.

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Auto Shows

2014 Fiat 500

Porsche is Top Brand in New Car Quality Survey

By Dee-Ann Durbin | Jun 23
The race to fill vehicles with the latest technology is hurting quality. Buyers reported more problems in their new cars and trucks this year than last year, according to rankings released Wednesday by the consulting firm J.D. Power.

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Going Green

2014 Mazda CX-9

Mazda’s Biggest SUV, CX-9, is a Nimble Handler

By Ann M. Job | Jul 1
Mazda, the car company that gave the world the nimble, two-seat Miata roadster, makes a commendable seven-seat crossover sport utility vehicle, too. And like the Miata, the 2014 Mazda CX-9 is a nimble handler that drives as if it’s smaller than it is.

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