A 1981 DeLorean is seen in a commemorative cruise in Michigan. A Texas company plans to make electric versions of the iconic car.
October 18, 2011 There's a new DeLorean DMC-12 coming out — or rather, there's a new version of the stainless steel wedge of a sportscar that became an icon of '80s cool. But it won't run on gas — it'll be electric. And it won't require a nuclear reaction that generates 1.21 gigawatts, either.
White is the favorite color for 2011 cars like these Ford sedans on a dealership's lot in California, according to a market study.
October 5, 2011 About 21 percent of the cars built for the 2011 model year went to market wearing white paint, putting the color ahead of black and silver, which tied for second at 20 percent, according to PPG Industries, which calls itself "the world's leading manufacturer of transportation coatings."
February 28, 2011 In its ratings for 2011 just released today, the magazine chose Nissan's Altima as its top family sedan, praising its comfort, handling and fuel economy. And while Ford is making gains, Toyota has been in a slide, according to the non-profit testing group.
October 26, 2010 Despite gains by Ford and GM, Honda and Toyota make the most-reliable cars and trucks sold in America, according to Consumer Reports' latest annual survey of drivers.
June 17, 2010 U.S. Cars Top Imports On Quality For 1st Time
October 3, 2007 What will the cars of the future be like? Here's a hint... they won't be running on gas.
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