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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

Toyota Proves Professor Gilbert Is a Fraud
Toyota Proves Professor Gilbert Is a Fraud

As you might remember, a while ago we presented to you a very intriguing video released by ABC news showing how a Toyota vehicle which experiences unintended acceleration behaves. The video shows David Gilbert, an automotive technology professor at...

 
Toyota Europe Will Not Delay Model Launches
Toyota Europe Will Not Delay Model Launches

It has been speculated a while ago that the European launch of new Toyota models, like the Auris Hybrid, might be postponed, in order to give the automaker some time to address its acceleration and braking related problems. Toyota Motor Europe (...

 
Chrysler Presents the Minivan Pledge
Chrysler Presents the Minivan Pledge

As car manufacturers struggle to sell more units in the United States, their marketing departments have to think of different ways to attract customers. The latest idea gimmick is Chrysler Group LLC’s special California “Minivan Pledge....

 
Toyota President Predicts Sales Growth in March
Toyota President Predicts Sales Growth in March

Though it seems that Toyota Motor Corp’s image problems refuse to go away, people still believe in its recovery. According to autonews.com, the company’s president stated that he believes sales in the North American market could recover...

 
Ford Continues UK Growth in February
Ford Continues UK Growth in February

Things are getting better for Ford, as the car manufacturer has announced an UK car registration growth just ahead of the important March “plate-change month”. According to official figures provided by the Society of Motor Manufactur...

 
Lexus Presents 2010 IS 350C F-Sport Special Edition
Lexus Presents 2010 IS 350C F-Sport Special Edition

Lexus has just announced today a MSRP price of $57,500 for the new 2010 IS 350C F-Sport Special Edition which will arrive at dealerships later this month. The price does not include the delivery, processing and handling fee of $875.   &...

 
Toyota Prius Accelerator Problems
Toyota Prius Accelerator Problems

After announcing an over-8-million-car recall worldwide, it would be an understatement to say that Toyota had a lot of fixing to do. The Japanese automaker needed to address the accelerator pedal problems on some of the models in its range and the ...

 
Mercedes Presents AMG Driving Academy 2010
Mercedes Presents AMG Driving Academy 2010

US driving enthusiasts have another opportunity to improve their skills, as the AMG Driving Academy opens its gates once again. This year, there has been another level added to the experience: the Pro Level. Classes are still being carried out unde...

 
Kumho to Offer Tire Insurance in Australia
Kumho to Offer Tire Insurance in Australia

Tire manufacturer Kumho has found a new and ingenious way to attract Australian customers by introducing the Kumho "No Worries" Road Hazard warranty. Customers interested have to pay a small fee. Drivers who decide to buy any of the ti...

 
Jaguar Launched the Academy of Sports
Jaguar Launched the Academy of Sports

Jaguar has just launched the Jaguar Academy of Sport, which aims to celebrate, recognize and inspire the very best of British sporting talents. The Academy will have a Bursary Fund meant to supports the new athletes, which will be celebrated during...

 
Mercedes-Benz do Brazil to Increase Production
Mercedes-Benz do Brazil to Increase Production

Mercedes-Benz has just announced that it signed a contract with the Brazilian bank Banco Nacional de Desenvolvimento Económico e Social (BNDES) for a loan in the amount of R$ 1.2 billion (roughly €460 million). Brazil is the German manu...

 
Audi Starts to Deliver the Evolution-Version R8 LMS
Audi Starts to Deliver the Evolution-Version R8 LMS

According to Audi, its new GT3 customer sport program has reached a new milestone. The German car manufacturer says that by the middle of April it will hand out 20 Audi R8 LMS cars to teams competing in various national and international racing ser...

 
Peugeot Presents ECO CUP Results
Peugeot Presents ECO CUP Results

The Peugeot ECO CUP is an event designed by the French manufacturer to see if four different standard Peugeot HDi diesel models driven by everyday drivers could deliver fuel economy to match or beat the official government fuel economy figures. The...

 
PSA to Sell Rebadged i-MiEV
PSA to Sell Rebadged i-MiEV

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) has just announced the signing of a final cooperative agreement with PSA Peugeot Citroen (PSA) for the development and supply of the rebadged i-MiEV. The small electric vehicle will be sold through the Peugeot an...

 
Automotive Art Deco Museum to Open in Spring 2010
Automotive Art Deco Museum to Open in Spring 2010

Classic car enthusiasts from California have another auto event to look forward to. On April 15, the Mullin Automotive Museum, a place meant to “pay homage to the art deco and and machine age design eras (1918-1941) that produced exquisite ar...

 
Toyota Gets in World’s Most Admired Companies Top 10
Toyota Gets in World’s Most Admired Companies Top 10

A while ago Toyota was a role model for all the automakers worldwide. The largest car producer in the world seemed to have everything figured out and money kept pouring from every direction, until its fatal recall series damaged its reputation. ...

 
Mercedes-Benz to Pay $482,000 to US Customer
Mercedes-Benz to Pay $482,000 to US Customer

A court from Madison, Wisconsin, has just decided that Mercedes-Benz USA LLC has to pay $482,000 in damages and legal fees to a Wisconsin customer who bought a defective car and did not get a refund on time, says msnbc.msn.com. Back in 2005, 37 ...

 
Citroen C5 Gets Petrol Engine in Australia
Citroen C5 Gets Petrol Engine in Australia

A while ago Citroen decided to sell its C5 model only with diesel engines on the Australian market, but that’s a thing of the past. The French manufacturer has just announced it has reintroduced a petrol engine in the range, which means the c...

 
Electric Race Car Presented by Westfield
Electric Race Car Presented by Westfield

As expected, a lot of the new production models and concept cars unveiled these days use some kind of green technology meant to reduce fuel consumption and save the planet. As the future seems to be electric, car manufacturers need to get their tec...

 
Goodyear Announces Highway Hero Finalists
Goodyear Announces Highway Hero Finalists

One of the most interesting awards ceremony in the auto industry has to be the Goodyear North America Highway Hero Award. The program was founded back in 1983 and aims to recognize truck drivers and the often unnoticed, life-saving rescues and road...

 

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