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Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

Should Detroit Dial Down The Doom & Gloom Over High-Mileage Rules?

We've heard this script before. Some agency of the Federal Government proposes a new rule that will affect the design and performance of cars in some way, sometime in the future. Instinctively, reflexively, automatically, viscerally, the industry lashes out. Horror, catastrophe, misery, bankruptcy!... read more

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2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

New Chrysler Engine To Burn Gas And Diesel--At The Same Time

You probably drive a gasoline car. And surely you've heard of cars with diesel engines. But how about a car with an engine that burns both fuels, at the same time? That's... read more June 6, 2011 by  3


 
Gas Prices on the Rise, infographic used courtesy of AutoMD

Gas Prices Rising: Driving Tips, Simple Repairs Boost Mileage (Infographic)

We have to admit, we're fond of infographics. This one has three simple parts. It looks at gas prices--which recently rose to an average of $4 a gallon before ebbing... read more June 2, 2011 by  3


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Eco, New York City, March 2011

Chevrolet Cruze Gas Mileage

With two models--one all about gas mileage, with two transmission options, plus the other one, which has two engines and two transmissions--the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze may take... read more June 1, 2011 by  2


 
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Gas Prices: Prepare For Pain, $5.20 A Gallon By Labor Day?

Get out your checkbook, have a backup credit card account, and consider missing a lunch or two each week, as gas prices are likely to soar to record levels this summer. Of... read more May 26, 2011 by  2


 
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High Gas Prices Changing Vacation Plans, Even House Purchases

There's more than a 3-to-1 chance that your gas price fell last week. The price itself depends largely on what state you live in, but the average price of a gallon of... read more May 23, 2011 by  2


 
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Dollar-A-Gallon Gasoline? Yep, Briefly, One Day In LA (Video)

Even if some of us suspect that cheap gasoline may never come back for good ... well, we can dream, right? In the face of national gas prices averaging $4 a gallon, and... read more May 16, 2011 by  2


 
Speed Limit 55

Saving Gas By Driving Slower: What You Need To Know

As well as the "What kind of car should I buy?" questions, we're suddenly getting a lot of questions about driving techniques to save gas. Shouldn't be surprising; the... read more May 11, 2011 by  29


 
Old Gas Pumps

U.S. Gas Price Now Above $4 A Gallon, On Average

Well, it's official. Despite news last week of a sudden drop in the wholesale price of oil, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. rose to precisely $4 a... read more May 9, 2011 by  2


 
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Could Gas Prices Fall This Summer? Don't Count On It

Every year, as the weather improves in the spring, gasoline prices start to creep higher. But this year, could it be that the pattern is broken? The recent run-up to record... read more May 6, 2011 by 


 
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Miles-Per-Gallon Is Just Stupid. No, Really, It Is.

Americans aren't stupid. We're just badly informed. And occasionally, stubborn. Why else would we ignorantly cling to using miles per gallon as the way to measure how... read more April 14, 2011 by  111


 
Prototype of adapted vehicle hoist to permit NuTankX gasoline-tank swapping

Startup Offers Gasoline-Tank Swaps Derived From Electric Car Concept

Cars with electric drive motors are now midway through their second decade, and ideas from hybrids and electric cars are starting to filter back into mainstream gasoline... read more April 1, 2011 by  7


 
2012 Mercedes-Benz SLK

U.S. Gas Is Too Dirty For Our Best Engines, Mercedes-Benz Says

We rarely think about what's in our gasoline when we fill the tank, but carmakers have to. Mercedes-Benz has just launched a new direct-injected 3.5-liter V-6 engine in its... read more March 18, 2011 by  3


 
Fuel price in London, shown in pence per liter, February 2011

U.S. Drivers: Shut Up, Stop Whining, You Don't Pay $8/Gallon

Turmoil in Libya is making global oil markets nervous. That means higher gasoline prices. Cue the creeping unease and outright fear that Our American Way Of Life May Be In... read more February 28, 2011 by  37


 
2012 Ford Focus

Who's Your Gas Buddy? 16 Cars With 40-MPG Gas Mileage On Sale Now

Gas prices got you all nervous? Figuring the days of cheap gas are over? Thinking about a new car with much better gas mileage? Well, just because the EPA rates a specific... read more February 25, 2011 by  10


 
Corn Ethanol Pump

House Vote Blocks Gas With E15 Ethanol; Will Senate Follow?

The latest episode in the long-running drama over whether U.S. drivers will be offered gasoline with more ethanol in it came very early Saturday morning. The House of... read more February 22, 2011 by  6


 
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