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Beckham’s BMW X5 Found

It appears that David Beckham’s armored BMW X5 SUV was found in Macedonia today after it was stolen in Madrid. If Mr. Beckham does not claim the vehicle, it will be auctioned off to needy fans.

[Source: Reuters]

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - November 23, 2006 at 6:29 pm

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IIHS 2007 Top Safety Pick Awards

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has released the list of winners that has won the top safety pick awards for 2007. In total, there are 13 winners, which includes 4 cars, 7 SUV’s, and 2 minivans. Honda/Acura and Subaru had the most awards of the list. And to note, there aren’t any American brands on the list either.

This year, SUV’s are now qualified for entry, however, trucks are still not being considered due to the fact that IIHS has not begun to test their side crash capabilities. American vehicles such as the Ford Five Hundred would have been considered only if it were to come with electronic stability control as standard. Some vehicles, such as many Toyota vehicles, could have won the award if only the vehicles had better seat/head restraints.

Check out the list of winners and the list of should-be winners if their head restraints were also rated well.

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1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - November 21, 2006 at 2:55 pm

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Video: A New Way to Help Drivers Slow Down

Introducing the new way to help slow down traffic. This video shows how the phrase, “Sex Sells” actually turns into play. Although this may be a good idea, what about the kids riding in the backseat? And what will the majority of women drivers feel?

However, instead of improving traffic in Denmark, it’s actually creating traffic jams. Oh, men and their needs for females. Mm… 🙄 Watch the video at your own discretion.

Please continue reading for the video.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - November 20, 2006 at 8:19 pm

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Consumer Report’s Most Reliable List

Consumer Report’s has introduced its Most Reliable list for 2006. It’s no surprise that Honda and Toyota vehicles dominate the charts, while Volkswagen and a few other German brands remain at the bottom. How about American cars? Well, we’ll just stop talking right here. Check out the list for yourself, and be sure to leave a comment.

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - November 9, 2006 at 7:31 pm

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Exclusive: Mercedes-Benz CLS 55 by Ai Design

Check out this tricked out Mercedes-Benz CLS 55, commissioned by DC Shoes co-founder, Ken Block. The car is surrounded by a black matte with Brabus materials. Continue reading for the full press release and additional photos.

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Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - November 6, 2006 at 10:30 pm

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SsangYong Rexton II Revealed

New SsangYong Rexton II images. If anyone wants wallpapers for it, feel free to give me a shout via a comment. 😎

Press Release:

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2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - October 26, 2006 at 10:14 pm

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“Hertz Green Collection” Really That Green?

I was surfing on AutoBlog.com and I found the topic about Hertz, a rental car company, releasing supposedly “Green” cars that are fuel-efficient.

Click here to view the Green Collection.

On the list were:
Toyota Camry (Regular)
Ford Fusion
Buick LaCrosse
Hyundai Sonata

Where is the Toyota Prius? Camry Hybrid? or even the Honda Civic Hybrid? Although most of the vehicles listed achieve 28 MPG, it highly depends on where you drive and how you drive them. All of the cars are mid-size sedans, but I’d like to see some compacts or even hybrid SUV’s to make the best impression of “Green” vehicles.

But I guess these cars are harder to maintain due to the batteries, therefore, there must be more to worry about. Although these rental cars offer a good deal, there are better choices of vehicles out there, yet the rental car companies aren’t taking the full advantage of them.

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by CarNewsSite - October 23, 2006 at 4:42 pm

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