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Carfax for Dealers app now available to Android smartphones

On the heels of the Carfax app for dealers release for Apple iPhone and other devices last January, the Android app is now available so those who shop auctions have this invaluable resource at their side. With most Android-based mobile devices, dealers can access their Carfax account anytime and anywhere to enhance their evaluations of used cars.

Mazda MX-5 GT takes on heavyweight racers in Britcar endurance race series

The Mazda MX-5--commonly known in the U.S. as the Mazda Miata--will be playing giant killer as it takes on heavyweight names in racing including Aston Martin, Porsche, Lotus and BMW in the 2011 Britcar MSA British Endurance Championship. A specially-prepared lightweight MX-5 GT will compete in the "endurance" class, which allows heavily modified production car as opposed to the production class, which allows mods mostly related to safety.

Japanese earthquake and tsunami may cause domestic delays of Prius V minivan

The 9.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Japan on March 11th caused a great deal of damage, complicated by the ensuing tsunami, aftershocks and nuclear power risks and because of the impact to the Japanese supply chain, Toyota may be forced to delay the Japanese launch of their new Prius V minivan.

Auto prices to go up as Japanese earthquake, Libyan conflict impact market

Japanese auto production has fallen to only 35 percent of their former output as a result of the Tohuko earthquake and tsunami, according to IHS Automotive Insight. Still the situation in Libya has an impact as well. "It's volatility that really drives people to smaller cars," said Aaron Bragman, an analyst for the auto authority.

Win a 2011 Ford Mustang GT from Bristol Motor Speedway, Ford and Scotts

Bristol Motor Speedway, Ford Motor Company and Scotts have teamed up to offer the Bristol Golden Giveaway, offering the three individuals from general public the chance to win an all expenses paid trip to the Bristol Food City 250 and IRWIN Tools Night Race and one of those three winners will be chosen to drive home in the official 2011 Ford Mustang GT-Bristol Motor Speedway 50th Anniversary Edition Pace Car used in the Food City 250.

Nissan resumes production after earthquake - Toyota, Mazda, Suzuki and Honda to follow

Since the earthquake hit Japan on March 11th, the country has been battling strong after-shocks, a tsunami and nuclear power risks forcing Japanese automakers to cease production but starting today, Japan’s largest car companies attempt to get back into the swing of things.

Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid slated for production

The Porsche 918 Spyder plug-in hybrid may go from zero-to-sixty in around 3.1 seconds, but more importantly, it went from 2010 Geneva Motor Show concept to production-bound supercar in just over a year. Actually hitting the road will take a little longer. The first customer cars will begin arriving in the United States "near the end of 2013," says Porsche.

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