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We applaud Honda for restraint in redesigning its small CR-V sport utility vehicle for the 2007 model year. Restraint is in short supply in automotive circles. Sport utilities get more horsepower, more size, more seats, usually more weight and marginally less gas mileage with each new iteration. Staying the course is not business as usual for the industry.   ...[MORE]
 
We are blessed in this country with a large assortment of efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. No, the hydrogen fuel cell has not yet arrived to the general public. And the totally electric car is still awaiting revolutionary battery technology.   ...[MORE]
 
 
There I was, driving down the road and talking to the car. The 2008 Ford Focus is the first car on the market with a factory-installed, Microsoft-developed, voice-activated system that can read text messages off Blackberries and similar devices as the car travels - with both of the driver's hands on the steering wheel.   ...[MORE]
 
Minivans don't have quite the same appeal that they did more than 20 years ago when they debuted. But one minivan — the Honda Odyssey — has been reliably racking up annual sales records until this year.   ...[MORE]
 
 
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - Hyundai Motor Co. said Friday it plans to build its first European auto manufacturing plant in the Czech Republic to increase its presence in the European market.

Hyundai Motor will spend 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) for the plant, likely to be built in Ostrava, near the border with Poland, South Korea's largest automaker said in a statement.   ...[MORE]

 
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Marina del Rey attorney was sentenced Friday to seven years and eight months in prison for his role in an auto insurance fraud ring that stole about $3 million, officials said.

Robert Belshaw, 56, was found guilty in March of five counts of money laundering and three counts of state income tax evasion.

A co-defendant and ring leader, Solomon Morris Davis, 61, of Rancho Palos Verdes, also was convicted on 20 counts of insurance fraud and conspiracy.   ...[MORE]

 
 
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A Marina del Rey attorney was sentenced Friday to seven years and eight months in prison for his role in an auto insurance fraud ring that stole about $3 million, officials said.

Robert Belshaw, 56, was found guilty in March of five counts of money laundering and three counts of state income tax evasion.

A co-defendant and ring leader, Solomon Morris Davis, 61, of Rancho Palos Verdes, also was convicted on 20 counts of insurance fraud and conspiracy.   ...[MORE]

 
 


The letters regarding last week's column about my first motorcycle ride were filled with admiration for my daring to attempt something new, admonishment for my choice of riding apparel and plenty of good advice for my future adventures as a "motorcycle mama"... "Just noticed your article about your first motorcycle ride and I wanted to commend you on your article and your ride.   ...[MORE]
 
DriveTime: Alicia was just a few months shy of her 18th birthday when she attended a rally at her high school which emphasized our country's ever-growing need for organ donors.   ...[MORE]
 
 
The automotive mantra when a manufacturer launches a new or significantly upgraded vehicle is that it has held the line on prices, particularly when figuring in equipment now standard that was optional last year.   ...[MORE]
 
A new round of discount financing and the arrival of 2003 models are bringing car and truck buyers back into showrooms.

But in addition to kicking the tires and taking a test drive, consumers need to shop hard to make their way through an array of auto loans.

Despite a rocky economy, U.S. auto sales in August were up nearly 18 percent compared to a year ago and 2002 is shaping up as another strong year.   ...[MORE]

 
 
Children living near freeways have a greater chance of developing asthma, and people living in communities with airborne particle pollution are more likely to die earlier than those who don't, according to two studies released today...   ...[MORE]