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A Porsche for Car of the Year?

The finalists for the 2010 North American Car and Truck of the Year Award are out and we couldn’t help doing a little prognostication as to who might follow the 2009’s winner, the Hyundai Genesis (above).

By Motormouths scores alone the Porsche Panamera should be a lock for the Car award with a 90 score  (followed by the Continue reading A Porsche for Car of the Year?

Will Carroll Shelby Choose a Prius?

Autoblog reports that a diverse panel ranging from gearheads like Carroll Shelby and Jay Leno to greenheads such as Jean-Michel Cousteau will chose the 2010 Green Car of the Year.

If we were to predict a winner based on Motormouths scores we’d pick the redesigned Toyota Prius which is averaging an impressive 87. Other nominees include Continue reading Will Carroll Shelby Choose a Prius?

Winners and Losers of the 2000’s

Depending on what you drove in the past 10 years, Cars.com’s list of the worst cars sold during the decade (from “the Caddy that Zigs” to Daewoo’s entire lineup) may bring back some laughs, or just painful memories. On the other hand, it’s list of most improved cars may give the car industry hope Continue reading Winners and Losers of the 2000’s

The Prius, Reconsidered

Just days after Jay Shoemakers’ merciless 55-point drubbing of the Toyota Prius, fellow TheTruthAboutCars.com contributor Paul Niedermeyer has countered with a glowing 94-point review. And while Shoemaker savaged every aspect of the “eco-worrier,” Niedermeyer is clearly smitten with the whole package:

There are very few inanimate objects which inspire my personal appreciation, respect, and interest as much as the 2010 Toyota Prius does.

Continue reading The Prius, Reconsidered

Buy Your 2016 Model Car Today!

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On May 19th, the Obama Administration announced a mandatory average fuel economy threshold of 35.5 for all new cars by 2016. Fair enough. But you can actually buy such a vehicle today, so why wait? According to CleanTech Blog, six new cars meet these official guidelines already: Ford Fusion Hybrid, Mercury Milan Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, Honda Civic Hybrid, and the Smart ForTwo.

In fact, however, eleven new vehicles already surpass the 35.5 threshold, at least according to the True MPG figures compiled by www.fueleconomy.gov. Here’s how they rank, review wise.