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  • Hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars may be ready to hit California roads by 2015. The ability to power them up is in the works.
  • Hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars may be ready to hit California roads by 2015.
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  • Hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars may be ready to hit California roads by 2015. The ability to power them up is in the works.
  • Hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars may be ready to hit California roads by 2015.
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  • A midsize SUV is seen during a crash test.
  • Only two of nine midsize SUVs got the highest safety rating in recent crash tests.
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  • In thie July 1, 2012 file photo, the Ford logo is seen on cars for sale at a Ford dealership in Springfield, Ill.
  • Ford is recalling nearly 435,000 cars and SUVs for rusting frame parts or faulty seats. Dealers will fix the issues for free.
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  • This photo taken on Feb. 14, 2013 shows the Mazda logo on the rear of a 2013 Mazda on display at the 2013 Pittsburgh Auto Show in Pittsburgh.
  • Mazda has issued a recall due to potential vent hose damage that can be caused by a particular type of spider.
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  • The 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee is shown in this photo provided by Chrysler Group LLC.
  • Chrysler is recalling nearly 870,000 SUVs because of a brake defect that makes the car more difficult to stop.
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  • General Motors Headquarters
  • GM said it is recalling 1.5 million vehicles, bringing the total vehicles it has recalled since February to 6.3 million.
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  • Toyota announced it will conduct a voluntary safety recall of approximately 119,000 MY 2003 and 2004 Avalon sedans.
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  • With lots of places to rent a car, MPG Car Rental stands alone in the green car rental market in Los Angeles.
  • With lots of places to rent a car, MPG Car Rental stands alone in the green car rental market in Los Angeles.
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  • FILE - This Aug. 20, 2008 file photo shows the logo of Japanese car maker Honda in Berlin.
  • Honda is recalling 886,815 Odyssey minivans due to a possibly faulty fuel pump cover, which can lead to a car fire.
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  • With lots of places to rent a car, MPG Car Rental stands alone in the green car rental market in Los Angeles.
  • With lots of places to rent a car, MPG Car Rental stands alone in the green car rental market in Los Angeles.
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  • The latest Toyota Highlander comes with a sleek look, added safety features and larger cargo space.
  • The latest Toyota Highlander comes with a sleek look, added safety features and larger cargo space.
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  • Consumer Reports rounds up the new cars that give you the best and worst value for your money.
  • Consumer Reports rounds up the new cars that give you the best and worst value for your money.
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  • The 2005 Chevrolet Cobalt is shown March 1, 2004, in a photo provided by the automaker.
  • General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 compact cars due to an ignition problem that could suddenly shut engines.
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  • A Toyota logo is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Toyota is recalling 1.9 million hybrid Prius vehicles due to a software glitch that could cause the car to stall.
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  • Tires by Corker Tire are seen on display.
  • Coker Tire may be a newcomer to Southern California, but they definitely aren't new to crafting tires for classic cars.
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  • The 2014 Chevrolet SS is seen.
  • The new Chevrolet SS is Chevy's newest sedan, a full-sizer with sharp looks and lots of features.
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  • A Mazda is put through the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety crash test in this handout photo.
  • Subcompact cars fared poorly in new crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
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  • The 2014 Cadillac ELR ($75,000 base price) is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The new Cadillac ELR combines electric and gasoline, and also has a striking sporty appeal.
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  • The most popular pickup truck on the road, the Ford F-150, created a lot of buzz with its new redesign.
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  • Four Southern California auto dealers have been charged with deceptive advertising by the Federal Trade Commission.
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  • The 2014 Volvo S60 is seen in this file photo from Jan. 2014.
  • New style, new fuel efficiency and new safety technology. It's all what we can expect from the newest Volvos.
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  • The 2014 Mazda3 is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Mazda has redone its Mazda3 to keep it fresh. It's an evolution of the previous car, even though it is all new.
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  • In New York City, the ubiquitous Crown Victoria taxi is on the way out and new, high-tech vehicles are taking its place.
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  • The 2014 Nissan Rogue ($23,350 base price) is seen in this undated file photo.
  • SUV makers have unveiled new features that may help make you and your family more comfortable on that next road trip.
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  • The 2014 Kia Soul ($15,495 base price) is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The redesigned funky Kia Soul includes new technological features but stays true to the original's distinctive shape.
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  • The Mercedes-Benz AMG CLA 45 is seen in this undated file photo.
  • It's been a busy 2013 for Mercedes-Benz. The brand launched a new compact four-door called the CLA, which has lots of power.
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  • A number of shiny new motorcycles will be on display at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach this weekend.
  • A number of shiny new motorcycles will be on display at the International Motorcycle Show in Long Beach this weekend.
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  • The BMW plug-in electric i3 is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Carmakers are creating new vehicles that are green with recycled materials and using renewable energy in manufacturing.
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  • You shouldn't use your smartphone when you drive, but you can put it to use for a number of car-related tasks.
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  • An Audi engine is shown in this undated file photo.
  • Diesel cars can save drivers cash with higher miles per gallon, and automakers are providing a variety of options.
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  • A Ford vehicle is shown at a preview for the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013.
  • The L.A. Auto Show has something for everyone - featured cars range from green and sensible to sporty and edgy.
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  • The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is a true sports car that harkens back to the days when Jaguar was known for two-seat sports cars.
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  • New generations of sport touring motorcycles are quite comfortable and perfect for your fall road trip vacation.
  • New generations of sport touring motorcycles are quite comfortable and perfect for your fall road trip vacation.
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  • Honda is recalling 344,000 of its Odyssey minivans because of a problem that can cause the vehicle to brake suddenly.
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  • The 2014 Subaru Forester SUV is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The results of Consumer Reports' annual car reliability survey are in, and Japanese automakers came out on top.
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  • High gas prices are making many drivers shy away from the traditional SUV. But don't think that the SUV segment is dying.
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  • An electric car is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Going electric is a great way to save money on gas. Now, the lease price of the car can also be a bargain.
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  • A Nissan Pathfinder is shown in this undated file photo.
  • More than 150,000 Nissan vehicles are being recalled due to problems involving the brake system.
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  • Hyundai
  • Hyundai Motor Company issued a recall Monday for approximately 27,500 Genesis luxury cars.
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  • A Toyota logo is seen in this undated file photo.
  • Toyota is recalling 803,000 cars in the U.S. because the air bags or power steering could stop working.
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  • The 2013 Volkswagen Scirocco is seen in this undated file photo.
  • The affordable and sporty Volkswagen Scirocco is making a comeback. But so far, the popular car is not for U.S. sale.
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  • A self-driving Nissan Leaf is seen in this undated photo.
  • By most accounts, 2020 seems to be the projected year to see self-driving cars at a dealership near you.
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  • A Toyota logo is seen in this undated file photo.
  • A jury on Thursday found Toyota not liable for the death of a local woman in a case of alleged sudden acceleration.
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  • Consumer Reports reveals which full-size pickup trucks rank the highest in gas mileage and handling.
  • Consumer Reports reveals which full-size pickup trucks rank the highest in gas mileage and handling.
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  • Consumer Reports reveals which full-size pickup trucks rank the highest in gas mileage and handling.
  • Consumer Reports reveals which full-size pickup trucks rank the highest in gas mileage and handling.
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  • This photo released by Mazda shows the 2009 Mazda6.
  • Mazda is recalling 161,400 vehicles because of faulty door latch screws that can loosen and open doors while in motion.
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  • A car is displayed at the Cruisin for a Cure car show in Costa Mesa.
  • A Costa Mesa car show is not only showing off beautiful cars, it's offering free blood tests for prostate cancer.
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  • Chevrolet's Corvette is an iconic American sports car, and the newest model has heads turning.
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  • Nissan is recalling 908,900 vehicles due to a defective accelerator sensor that could cause the engine to stall.
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