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  • RAV4 Owners Angry Over Transmission Problems

    Owners of the Toyota RAV4 have expressed outrage at the automaker???s failure to warn them about a potentially serious transmission problem. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has logged more than 120 complaints about transmission problems with
  • Unemployment near 10 percent

    by Don Lee The nation's jobless rate unexpectedly jumped last month to a 26-year high of 9.7 percent, up from 9.4 percent in July, the government reported today, as employers shed 216,000 jobs over the month. The August job cuts...

    At Highway Speeds, Mileage Drops More for Fuel-Efficient Models

    The EPA fuel ratings are a useful tool for generally judging what kind of mileage one can get out of a car, but real-world driving often changes the formula due to a number of variables. One such variable is the...

    Subaru, Mazda Rise, Ford Crashes, in Consumer Reports' Automaker Report Card

    Is it April already? No, but in Consumer Reports' world, the heavy downpours of spring are apparently already under way. It also means there's another issue of the consumer union's coveted Annual Auto Issue. The April issue includes Consumer Reports'...

    Study: Consumers Interested in Plug-Ins, But Not Paying For Them

    A study found that 48 percent of prospective car buyers are either ???extremely??? or ???very??? interested in purchasing a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle that can go 40 miles on a single charge, according to Pike Research, which studies clean...