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Two thumbs down for the Wally Supercar Concept by Matthew Hockham

We know that the name Wally whispered in the ears of yacht enthusiasts everywhere will send goosebumps up and down their arms in response to the sheer pleasure that name conjures up. And as we can respect the Wally name in terms of yachts, we have to wrinkle up our nose in distaste for the supercar modeled after the specific yacht design.
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Toyota

Report: Toyota already set to cancel four-cylinder 4Runner

Cars and trucks here in the U.S. are being invaded by more efficient four-cylinder engines. Both the 2011 Buick Regal and Hyundai Sonata, for example, feature four-pot-only lineups. Even the 4,800-pound Toyota 4Runner has an entry-level 2.7-liter four. Well, at least the off-road-ready Toyota did offer a four-banger for one model year.
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Infiniti

2011 Infiniti M37S, an AW Drivers Log

MOTORSPORTS EDITOR MAC MORRISON: I’m quite disappointed with this Infiniti. For all of its sporting pretensions, it felt slightly better than average–at best–to me.

I don’t know whose definition of “sport” Infiniti is relying upon here, but I’m quite surprised that this car was equipped with a $3,650 “sport package” that includes, among other things, a sport suspension, brakes and seats. I found the entire experience to be too soft and numb. The suspension is soft, the brake actuation gives me little confidence thanks to a touchy, spongy pedal, and I never could get my seating position quite right thanks to an inability to tilt the front of the seat bottom upward. Throw in steering that leaves me feeling indifferent, and a slow-shifting (even in manual mode) gearbox, and I had seen and felt enough within 25 minutes to know that I would never add the M37S to my personal list of potential purchase candidates. There are just far too many other cars available at this price point.

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Ford

Ford Fiesta Debuts At MIS As Pace Car In August

It’s already setting the pace when it comes to hot new vehicles coming into the market. Now, Ford’s new 2011 Fiesta will bring its great looks and segment-leading fuel economy to NASCAR for the first time when it sets the pace for the CARFAX 400 at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 15.

The new Fiesta pace car was officially unveiled Wednesday at The Henry Ford Museum by NASCAR Sprint Cup driver Matt Kenseth and Jamie Allison, director of Ford North America Motorsports, in a media event to promote the upcoming race.
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Obama promises payback for taxpayers

President Obama announced today during a television interview that the federal government is confident that the $85 billion used to bailout the automakers will be repaid in full – or at the very least the portion given by his administration.

While making a highly publicized visit to the daytime TV show, “The View,” President Obama answered several questions – including about the tax dollars used to bailout parts of the auto industry.
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