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Are Hybrids Reliable?
Dec 15, 2014 - 5:20 PM - by AutoGuide.com

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With essentially two powertrains under the hood and a number of additional electric components, gas-electric hybrids are without a doubt complex vehicles. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re prone to breaking down.

“Conventional wisdom holds that the ‘more parts there are, the more likely it is for things to fail,’” says Michael Karesh, creator of TrueDelta.com. “Following this logic, hybrids should be more troublesome than regular cars, as they essentially have two powertrains, plus come complicated electronics. Not only should they fail more often, but when they do fail they should be more difficult to fix.”

Hybrid Cars vs. Gas Cars

TrueDelta, like Consumer Reports, polls car owners monthly in order to get an up to date resource of reliability history and other statistics including fuel economy. “The reality though,” says Karesh, “is that hybrid repair frequencies tend to be at least as low as those for regular cars, and lower in some cases.”

Karesh isn’t the only one with this information; other publications including Consumer Reports and J.D. Power are revealing similar statistics. Even with all those extra parts, hybrids are quite reliable.
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AutoGuide.com Holiday Giveaway
Dec 10, 2014 - 2:18 PM - by AutoGuide.com





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It’s been a spectacular year for everyone at AutoGuide.com and none of it would be possible were it not for you, our readers.

As a small token of our appreciation, we’re happy to say that we will be giving away three prizes on Friday, December 19 and entering the drawing couldn’t be easier...
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LA Auto Show Coverage
Nov 20, 2014 - 5:02 PM - by AutoGuide.com





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Quickly becoming one of the world's most important motorshows, the LA Auto Show is packing a long list of big debuts this year.

From small crossovers like the Mazda CX-3 and Honda HR-V to outrageous performance machines like the Shelby GT350 and Cadillac ATS-V Coupe there's no shortage of important products.

On the luxury end Mercedes will relaunch the Maybach brand with an ultra-luxurious version of the S-Class while Bentley aims to impress with a new Mulsanne-based convertible.

Other big debuts include the BMW X5 M and X6 M, the 2016 Acura ILX, Porsche Cayenne GTS, the new all-wheel drive Jaguar F-Type, an updated Ford Explorer, Scion's new iM hatchback concept and a show car that will preview the future of Audi.

Additionally, the Connected Car Expo is back, showcasing some interesting concepts and technologies that can change the future of the automotive industry. Check it all out right here.
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The Official SEMA Show After Party, And Everyone's Invited.
Oct 17, 2014 - 12:40 PM - by AutoGuide.com
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There's going to be something different about the SEMA Show in Las Vegas this year that might be worth planning a trip around. This year, the show's organizers will give people in Sin City a chance to see the show in person regardless of whether or not they are directly affiliated with the automobile industry. SEMA is one of the largest trade shows the city hosts every year, but normally admission is reserved for people who are there on "official" business. Typically, that means its a mostly off-limits mecca for modified car enthusiasts, but that won't be true this year because on Friday, November 7, much of the show will be publicly on display for "SEMA Ignited." From 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., cars from the show will pour out of the Las Vegas Convention Center onto the Strip. The show's organizers said they decided to add the event because there have been so many enthusiasts crowding around the exit at the end of the week to watch the cars exiting. Additionally, the "best of show" awards will be given out during a televised presentation as part of the Ignited event. A proud sponsor of SEMA Ignited, AutoGuide will be on hand to capture all the
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Vote in the AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year Awards
Oct 10, 2014 - 5:55 PM - by AutoGuide.com




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What new vehicle should be Car of the Year? The decision is up to you!

The AutoGuide.com Reader’s Choice Car of the Year Awards are back and we’re once again giving you the opportunity to vote on what the best car of 2015 should be.

In addition to the overall Car of the Year award, there are six other categories where you can vote for your favorite including Truck of the Year, Sports Car of the Year, Green Car of the Year, Utility Vehicle of the Year, Luxury Car of the Year and Luxury Utility Vehicle of the Year.

Voting will run until November 9th and once we tabulate all the results, the winners will be announced November 20th. Then we’ll be presenting each of the automakers with a legit award that they’ll proudly display.

Oh, and for voting, you’ll be entered to win a set of BF Goodrich tires!

Your vote counts, so vote today right here. http://www.autoguide.com/2015-reader...-the-year.html
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