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Volkswagen to cut the Touareg from their U.S. 2018 lineup

Volkswagen (VW) has decided to axe the Touareg from the U.S. market in 2018. This midsize sedan took the U.S. by storm back in 2004 when it was originally released, and impressed many in the industry, immediately winning Motor Trend’s SUV of the first year it launched. Motor Trend awarded the Touareg SUV of the year for a slew of ...

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Coffee leads to longer life and better health, study says

Two new studies reveal that drinking coffee can have long term health benefits, and the more cups the better. One study determined that drinking one cup of coffee daily reduced the risk of death from heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, respiratory and kidney disease by 12 percent, and by 18 percent for those drinking three cups a day. The study ...

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Supercross sees chance to gain ground on mainstream sports leagues

Supercross racing may not be as familiar to American households as the NFL and NBA, but with some of the big sports leagues seeing recent declines in television ratings, Supercross sees an opportunity to increase awareness of the motorcycle racing sport among the masses. The sport began in 1974 and involves the use of professional grade dirt bikes on man-made dirt ...

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IIHS crash tests winners include Mercedes, Lincoln, Toyota

The Mercedes-Benz E-class aced the latest round of crash tests conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Among six midsize and large sedans tested, the 2017 E300 earned the top “good” rating in all five crash tests, plus the best ratings in tests that evaluate crash avoidance systems, headlights, and installing child seats. Lincoln scored top marks on ...

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Vehicle restorers preserving America's military past

CLEVELAND, Ohio –  Veterans exchanged familiar stories as children looked up in awe at massive military machines as part of history came to life right before their very eyes. The wonder and reminiscence are the reasons why the Military Vehicle Preservation Association believes tanks, trucks and cars once used on the battlefield need to be cared for and displayed. Related ...

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Motorcyclist caught speeding through Omaha at 146 mph

You can run, but you can’t hide in Omaha. A Nebraska State Police aerial patrol clocked a motorcyclist doing 146 mph while weaving through traffic and using the shoulder in a busy suburban area on the West Dodge Expressway. Related Image Expand / Collapse Speeder was spotted here  (Google Earth) A police spokesman told the Omaha World-Herald that it was ...

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2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio test drive

Alfa Romeo’s return to the United States has been slow-going. Its latest sports car, however, is anything but. The Giulia Quadrifoglio is not only the most powerful car the automaker has ever sold, but it’s also the fastest. The BMW M3-fighter has a 505 hp twin-turbocharged V6 that was engineered for Alfa Romeo by its cousins at Ferrari. It’ll hit ...

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