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Alex Vasile

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Alex’s childhood dream was to fight Bruce Lee and win. Being unable to throw a punch, he decided to go to college. After finding out a little too late that economics was not really his thing, Alex decided to write about cars for a living. It might not be as exciting as being an accountant, but it’s quite a thrilling job. When he’s not writing for autoevolution.com, Alex enjoys long walks on the beach, dynamite fishing and playing his banjo.



Favorite quote:  "Automobiles are free of egotism, passion, prejudice and stupid ideas about where to have dinner. They are, literally, selfless. A world designed for automobiles instead of people would have wider streets, larger dining rooms, fewer stairs to climb and no smelly, dangerous subway stations" - P. J. O'Rourke

Hummer Talks with Potential Buyers Stalled
Hummer Talks with Potential Buyers Stalled

It seems that Hummer won’t be leaving the General Motors Company any time soon, as talks with potential buyers have been stalled, Dow Jones Newswires reported today. Unfortunately Hummer spokesman Nick Richards refused to comment on this aspe...

 
49ers Coach Mike Singletary Promotes Teen Driving Program
49ers Coach Mike Singletary Promotes Teen Driving Program

Midas Inc., a leader in automotive services, has just announced a partnership with the National Safety Council and San Francisco 49ers head coach Mike Singletary, meant to support a statewide initiative to help parents protect teen drivers. To cele...

 
Toyota Happy With JD Power Survey Results
Toyota Happy With JD Power Survey Results

As we reported today, J.D. Power presented its Vehicle Dependability Study, which showed that 25 of 36 vehicle brands have improved in long-term dependability in 2010 as compared to their performance in 2009. According to the study, Toyota conti...

 
Valentin Teases IngoCar
Valentin Teases IngoCar

Valentin Technologies has just shown the first teaser of the five-seat, four door IngoCar. The vehicle is powered by a brand new hydraulic-fluid drive. This means that a small gasoline engine pumps fluid into an accumulator. The fluid then dri...

 
Porsche Tops JD Power Dependability Study
Porsche Tops JD Power Dependability Study

The auto industry seems to be heading into the right direction, as a J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study shows that 25 of 36 vehicle brands have improved in long-term dependability in 2010 as compared to their performance in 2009. The study a...

 
McLaren Announced New Factory
McLaren Announced New Factory

It seems that more job opportunities and an important investment were confirmed today in the United Kingdom as McLaren Automotive announced the start of constructions for the McLaren Production Centre (MPC). The MPC will have 32,000 sqm and is l...

 
Toyota to Recall Two 2010 Tundras
Toyota to Recall Two 2010 Tundras

According to recent information, Toyota is not only responsible for the largest recall in history, but also for the smallest. The Japanese car manufacturer has just announced the recall of two 2010 Toyota Tundra pick-ups for a defect in the front p...

 
Honda Australia to Be Present at Farm World 2010
Honda Australia to Be Present at Farm World 2010

Honda Australia has just announced that it will be present again at the Warragul’s Farm World exhibition, taking place in Lardner Park from March 25 to 28 this year. The company will display Honda vehicles, motorcycles, ATVs, marine engines, ...

 
Tesla Prepares Arrival in Australia
Tesla Prepares Arrival in Australia

It seems that the electric car manufacturer Tesla is preparing to start selling its Roadster model in Australia, through a Sydney showroom, later this year. At the moment, the automaker is pending final Australian homologation. Australians showe...

 
Hublot Becomes F1 Official Watchmaker
Hublot Becomes F1 Official Watchmaker

Hublot, a luxury Swiss watch manufacturer, has just announced that it has been appointed the Official Watchmaker of Formula 1. This means that the manufacturer will produce a range of high tech, limited edition, luxury Formula 1 watches. At firs...

 
Japanese Newspaper Announced Nissan Leaf Price
Japanese Newspaper Announced Nissan Leaf Price

As some automakers are getting ready to launch their all electric vehicles, more and more people are showing interest in such vehicles. One of the most important models coming this year is the Nissan Leaf. According to Japanese newspaper Mainich...

 
2011 Scion xB Has Been Restyled
2011 Scion xB Has Been Restyled

Scion has just announced today that the Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Prices (MSRP) for the restyled 2011 xB will be $150 higher. This means that a manual one will cost $16,000, while an automatic one will be priced at $16,950. The upgraded ...

 
Lexus Presents LFA Lease Program
Lexus Presents LFA Lease Program

Lexus has finally announced the launch of its LFA payment system. A while ago, the car manufacturer said that clients will not be able to buy their first supercar, only lease it. According to Lexus, each customer will have to pay a monthly lease...

 
Kia Presents cee'd LOTOS Cup 2010
Kia Presents cee'd LOTOS Cup 2010

Back in 2006, Kia Motors Polska had decided to organize and support Kia LOTOS Cup. The event is meant to attract young drivers who want to test their skills. Fortunately, the recession did not affect this event, so Kia has announced this year&rsquo...

 
Nissan Leaf to Be Produced in Sunderland
Nissan Leaf to Be Produced in Sunderland

Nissan has just announced that its first all electric vehicle, the Leaf, will be manufactured at the automaker’s plant in Sunderland, UK. The car manufacturer’s lithium-ion battery plant will also be located in Sunderland and will be ab...

 
Getting Your 4x4 Ready for Off-Roading
Getting Your 4x4 Ready for Off-Roading

If you’re the type of guy or gal that loves the nature but doesn’t have the will power to leave the car at home and go kicking, than off-roading might be your game. This hobby may look expensive, as the first thing you need is an all-wh...

 
UK Gets New Online Price-Drop Car Auction Website
UK Gets New Online Price-Drop Car Auction Website

Another sales tool is available for car dealers in the UK. A new website called ukcarexchange.com promises to offer a new, rapid and cost-effective way of selling their units directly to consumers and trade. The website was launched this month a...

 
Automakers Want EV Taxation Issues Resolved
Automakers Want EV Taxation Issues Resolved

Automakers say that one of the most important issues regarding the electric car industry is the level of potential taxation for the energy used to power the EVs. Car manufacturers insist that governments address this problem asap. “We have...

 
GM To Restart Saturn and Hummer Production
GM To Restart Saturn and Hummer Production

Though GM has closed down both the Saturn and the Hummer brands, its seems that the Saturn Outlook and the Hummer H3 are not completely dead, as both models are still in production, says autonews.com. GM stated that last month it assembled 1,037...

 
Shannons No Reserve Collection Generates Au $500,000
Shannons No Reserve Collection Generates Au $500,000

The Shannons Melbourne Autumn Classic Auction which took place on March 15 featured the largest private collection of classic cars and motorcycles to be offered with no reserve in Australia for many years, so bidding was very intense. More than ...

 

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