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Ultimate car buyer guide update: safety

Ultimate car buyer guide update: safety


Imagine working for free, with one hand tied behind your back. That’s what I’m having to do right now, thanks to the local monopoly internet provider reducing my productivity with their slower-than-dialup broadband net speeds. Their stupid internet slows down to a crawl in the afternoon and at certain times in the evening. But I still managed to add an all-new feature to the Ultimate Car Buyer Guide — crash-test safety ratings. Once I figured out the code, and how to implement it efficiently, it took me only a little more than 2 days to manually enter the data.

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Porsche launches all-new 2009 911 Targa

Porsche launches all-new 2009 911 Targa


In case you were wondering, the Porsche-themed Transsyberia Rallye 2008 concluded on Friday with Team France in first place, followed by Team Spain and Team Germany 1. Coincidentally, Porsche also released details about new variants for their latest 911. The 911 Targa 4 and the 911 Targa 4S, so named due to their glass tops and standard all-wheel-drive, will hit showroom closer to winter this year.

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Mugen makes Honda Accord look good

Mugen makes Honda Accord look good


The Honda Accord is sold as the Inspire in Japan. Mugen is Honda’s in-house tuning arm that churns out performance parts for their cars. To celebrate the completion of my 2008 Honda Accord coverage with a final review of the V6 sedan, it is interesting to see that the conservative new Accord can actually look good with the right add-ons.

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Porsche Transsyberia driver hurt during rally

Porsche Transsyberia driver hurt during rally


The Transsyberia Rallye 2008, in which most of the top racers seem to be sponsored by Porsche, has finished its 11th leg, and the Team France is in the lead, follewed by Team Germany. Team Qatar ran into a rock and damaged their vehicle, and may not be able to continue to the 12th leg. A few days ago, the original points leaders were Team Middle East, but on the 9th leg, driver Said al Hajri drove into a hidden pothole and injured his spine.

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RTA now allows you to carpool

RTA now allows you to carpool


The all-mighty Road & Transport Authority has now benevolently lifted the ban on carpooling, to allow the humble residents of Dubai to share rides to work with co-workers. But first, you have to take their permission by applying for a piece of paper that will give you limited rights on who you are allowed to transport.

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Letters: Opinions on what to buy

Letters: Opinions on what to buy


This flame-surfaced Caprice from Abu Dhabi is for sale, and it has to be the most interesting vehicle listed in our upgraded classifieds. I don’t know anything more about that particular car, but keep those letters coming in if you have questions about what to buy.

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2010 Chevrolet Camaro revealed early

2010 Chevrolet Camaro revealed early


The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, which more or less looks just like the overexposed prototype, is going to be revealed on July 21 in the United States, and these are the first photos. Powered by a 304 hp 3.6-litre V6 or a 400+ hp 6.2-litre V8, and riding on a shortened Lumina SS platform with four-wheel independent suspension, the new Camaro already makes the low-tech Mustang seem outdated by three decades.

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