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Next R8 Gets Boost to 4.2



There is much reason to celebrate with Audi today.  The talks of going with the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 for the Audi R8 have now been seemingly put out of sight, keeping the 4.2. 

Let's pop the cork and start the celebrations Checkered Flag Audi fans.

Audi's 4.2-liter V-8 Lives to Scream another Day in Next…
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How to avoid animal-vehicle collisions




While visiting a friend in Maryland this last week, I noticed all manner of wildlife laying on the side of the road.  As a matter of fact, 'round those parts, out-of-towners are warned to avoid the roads all together after dark.  With the seemingly endless winter weather, animals are moving out of the woods and making travel a little tricky.

Wildlife Crossing: AAA Provides Tips to Avoid Animal-Vehicle Collisions

Animals on the roadways cause hundreds of fatal crashes every year

ORLANDO, Fla., (October 17, 2013) ?Collisions with animals resulted in 2,083 fatal crashes and 2,194 fatalities between 2001…
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Hybrid, diesel, or standard engine? Which is best for you?



One of the most important factors for today's Hampton Roads automotive customer to consider is engine type.  Never before have there been so many choices to optimize our drivers' fuel budget while still meeting comfort, style, and assorted driving needs.  There are many factors to consider when choosing your engine type including driving style, travel distance, driving environment and, of course…
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A few reasons a new vehicle could cost you less than pre-owned



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AAA predicts driving costs will rise 2 percent in 2013

Annual study finds car maintenance costs will increase the most, while gas prices will be up only slightly.
By Douglas Newcomb (edited for length)

The cost of driving is going up, but it's maintenance, not gasoline, that's now taking the biggest share of your driving dollar.

According to an annual AAA study, the price of driving will rise 1.96 percent in 2013, compared with last year. The AAA study, based on owning one of 15 top-selling sedans…
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