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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

BMW Brings Motorsport Parts in the US
BMW Brings Motorsport Parts in the US

BMW has just made an important announcement for the Americans: the German car manufacturer will start selling BMW Motorsport parts for the first time in the United States. This will only be done through selected dealerships. BMW stated “th...

 
Navistar Signs Agreement with GE Capital
Navistar Signs Agreement with GE Capital

Navistar International Corporation, a leading global manufacturer of trucks, buses and diesel engines, has just announced it signed an agreement with GE Capital, which will become Navistar’s preferred provider of retail financing solutions to...

 
Nissan Announces Management Changes
Nissan Announces Management Changes

In the current economical climate, management changes in the auto industry have become quite usual. In search for better management and out of the box thinking, Nissan has just announced changes and promotions within its global management team. ...

 
Kia Reports February Global Sales
Kia Reports February Global Sales

The Koreans are doing quite well, as Kia has just reported its global sales figures for passenger cars recreational vehicles and commercial vehicles for February 2010. The automaker managed to sell a total of 143,267 units, including export sales, ...

 
Toyota TAPESTRY Program Celebrates 20 Years
Toyota TAPESTRY Program Celebrates 20 Years

For the past 20 years, Toyota Motor Sale USA and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) have been promoting education through the Toyota TAPESTRY Grants for Science Teachers program. Just today Toyota has announced that this year $550,000...

 
1990 Daihatsu Rocky Recalled in the US
1990 Daihatsu Rocky Recalled in the US

Toyota managed to create a complete recall madness. Nowadays, whoever hears about a recall gets instantly scared, as problems seem all related to painful, fiery deaths. But that’s not always the case. Unfortunately, Toyota is not the only ...

 
Survey Shows Parents Lack Knowledge in Child Safety Laws
Survey Shows Parents Lack Knowledge in Child Safety Laws

According to an Australian survey, one in three parents are confused about child restraint laws. The survey, which was conducted by the familycar.com.au website, came in response to the large number of questions about this topic featured online. ...

 
Toyota Tops Some Sales Rankings
Toyota Tops Some Sales Rankings

Do you wonder how Toyota's doing after the recent trust issues regarding the brand? Despite the recent image problems Toyota had to face since its massive recalls, the Japanese car manufacturer still managed to pull some impressive sales figur...

 
Toyota Denies Another Prius Recall
Toyota Denies Another Prius Recall

Toyota officials denied today a report by the Wall Street Journal, which stated that the last generation Prius will be recalled to fix an existing accelerator problem. According to Toyota, “media reports, citing a Wall Street Journal artic...

 
Toyota 4Runner Tops IIHS Crash Tests
Toyota 4Runner Tops IIHS Crash Tests

With Toyotas currently seen as unsafe vehicles lately - with the recalls and all - this following news should be great for the Japanese car manufacturer: the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just announced that the all-new Toyota 4...

 
Toyota Expands Tundra Recall
Toyota Expands Tundra Recall

Toyota seems to be unable to catch a break. According to Reuters, the Japanese car manufacturer will extend its Tundra pick-up recall to cover the entire US. The recall only affects 2000 to 2003 model years. In November 2009, Toyota Motor Corp a...

 
Toyota Says Taxpayer Dollars Are Used Against It by GM
Toyota Says Taxpayer Dollars Are Used Against It by GM

As you might remember, a while ago General Motors, Toyota’s old partner from NUMMI, decided to kick the Japanese while they were down and offer incentives to all Toyota and Lexus owners in the United States. According to GM spokesman Tom Hend...

 
Audi Group Shows 2009 Key Earnings
Audi Group Shows 2009 Key Earnings

Despite the downfall of the auto industry, the Audi Group managed to finish the 2009 fiscal year with a positive operating profit and only a slight decrease of vehicle deliveries. “The operating profit of €1.6 billion shows that we ar...

 
Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit Almost Complete
Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit Almost Complete

According to the Silverstone official website, the work on the Grand Prix Circuit is almost complete. The investment which is supposed to have been quite impressive covers a new track layout and improved spectator facilities. The constructors manag...

 
Jack Roush Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Jack Roush Gets Lifetime Achievement Award

On March 12, Jack Roush will be honored with the highest award from the hot rod world: the Robert E. Petersen Lifetime Achievement Award. The ceremony will be held at the opening breakfast of the 12th Annual HotRod & Restoration Trade Show at t...

 
Corvette Presents Z06 Carbon Limited Edition
Corvette Presents Z06 Carbon Limited Edition

The Americans at GM decided that the Corvette Z06 was not fast enough, so they have just announced the introduction of the 2011 Corvette Z06 Carbon Limited Edition, a car meant to transfer technology from the track to the street. “Designed...

 
Dassault Systems and BMW Sign Development Agreement
Dassault Systems and BMW Sign Development Agreement

Dassault Systemes, a world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, has just announced the signing of a 5-year global agreement with German car manufacturer BMW. The partnership has the aim to establish a close link between t...

 
BMW 5-Series Voted UK's Most Anticipated Car
BMW 5-Series Voted UK's Most Anticipated Car

The new BMW 5-Series saloon which is about to go on sale this month has just been voted UK’s most highly anticipated new car of 2010, according to a new survey conducted by ContractHireAndLeasing.com. No less than 20% of the people questioned...

 
Fiat Tops European Eco-Chart
Fiat Tops European Eco-Chart

Fiat has once again proved it can set impressive CO2 emissions standards, as both the Fiat brand and the Fiat Group have posted Europe’s lowest volume weighted CO2 emissions, according to JATO, the world leader in automotive advisory and rese...

 
BMW Group Reports February Sales
BMW Group Reports February Sales

The BMW Group has just announced that in February it managed to deliver to its customers a total of 91,758 BMW, MINI and Rolls-Royce automobiles, representing an increase of 14% as compared to the previous year when it sold 80,474 units. Year to th...

 

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