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Hyundai adds new Elantra hatchback The Elantra GT earned five out of five stars, overall, in federal government crash testing. ■

by ANN M. JOB Associated Press

The new-for-2013 Hyundai Elantra GT hatchback is a stylish, fuel-sipping, nimble car with surprisingly quiet interior and luxury touches that include a huge panoramic sunroof and a sliding center armrest. Despite the name, though, this new Hyundai is not that much of a GT, or Grand Tourer, in performance. In fact, the Elantra GT has the same 148-horsepower, naturally aspirated, fourcylinder engine that’s in the 2013 Elantra sedan. This powerplant helps account for the Elantra GT’s notable federal government fuel economy rating of 28 miles per gallon in city driving and 39 mpg on the highway for an automatic transmission model. These numbers are near the top mileage ratings among gasoline-only-powered, fivedoor hatchbacks. Best of all, the new Elantra GT, like all Hyundais, comes with a 10-year/100,000mile powertrain warranty and a limited, bumperto-bumper warranty for 5

years/60,000 miles. Hatchbacks typically are priced higher than their sedan siblings, and the Elantra GT five-door is no exception. Starting manufacturer’s suggested retail price, including destination charge, for a 2013 Elantra GT is $19,170 with six-speed manual transmission and $20,170 with six-speed automatic. T h i s c o m p a re s w i t h $17,590 for a base, 2013 Elantra sedan with manual transmission and the $18,590 starting retail price for a base, 2013 Elantra sedan with automatic. Still, the Elantra GT has starting retail prices that are lower than major hatchback competitors’. For example, the 2013 Ford Focus starts at $19,995 with five-speed manual transmission and $21,090 with six-speed automatic, while the 2013 Volkswagen Golf starts at $20,590 for a five-door model with sixspeed automatic transmission. Arguably, all hatchbacks have a flowing side profile. But the Elantra GT’s sweep-

ing lines emanate from the same Hyundai Fluidic Sculpture design that made the Hyundai Sonata a U.S. sales winner. Also, the Elantra GT was designed for Europe, so some people see it as a European-looking car. Driving the Elantra GT test car was pleasant, with the car unusually quiet at startup and while resting at stop lights, even though the engine stayed on the whole time. The driver didn’t even feel vibration coming through the gear shift lever at idle, and noise from surrounding cars was muted. Power delivery was steady and acceptable, as the automatic transmission moved from gear to gear with a smoothness expected in higher-priced cars. But pedal-to-the-metal acceleration in the Elantra GT carrying four adults brought some strenuous, buzzy sounds from the 1.8liter, double overhead cam four cylinder. Torque peaks at 131 footpounds at a high 4,700 rpm, so there’s not real strong “oomph” of power in many situations. Both the Focus — with 160-horsepower four cylinder delivering 146 footpounds of torque at 4,450 rpm — and the Golf — with

170-horsepower five cylinder generating 177 footpounds of torque at 4,250 rpm — provide more power. Yet, the higher-powered Focus has nearly the same fuel economy rating with automatic transmission — 27/38 mpg — as the Elantra GT. Combined city/highway mileage in the test car was 32 mpg, and with regular unleaded all that’s needed, it cost just over $50 to fill the 14-gallon tank, which is 1.6 gallons larger than that in the Focus. Underneath the rigid body, the Elantra GT uses the same front-wheel drive platform of the Elantra sedan, but the steering and rear suspension are different. Elantra GT’s Driver Selectable Steering mode put onto the power-assisted, rack-and-pinion steering came with three choices — comfort, normal and sport. But feedback still was far off and the overall effect seemed more a gimmick than a steering enhancement. Meantime, the torsion axle rear uses Sachs shock absorbers for better body control. In the test car, body motions were minimized, the car made lane changes without fuss and handled an emergency maneuver with poise and confidence. Even better, the Elantra GT’s compact size — it’s 14 feet from bumper to bumper, which is 9 inches shorter than the Elantra sedan — makes it easy to park and nudge into congested streets. Note that while the Elantra GT is compact, it doesn’t feel lightweight.

In Focus 2013 Hyundai Elantra GT Auto BASE PRICE: $18,395 with manual transmission; $19,395 with automatic. PRICE AS TESTED: $25,365. TYPE: Front engine, frontwheel-drive, five-passenger, compact hatchback. ENGINE: 1.8-liter, double overhead cam, inline four cylinder with D-CVVT. MILEAGE: 28 mpg (city), 39 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED: NA.

There’s a nice, mostly flat rear floor with 34.6 inches of legroom, which is better than the 33.2 inches in the back seat of the Focus. The Golf has 35.5 inches of rearseat legroom. With rear seats folded down, cargo space in the Elantra GT expands to a generous 51 cubic feet. Texture and appearance of the soft-touch plastic inside the car looked upscale, and optional leather upholstery was supple enough it wouldn’t be confused with vinyl. The two-part, optional panoramic sunroof is a first in the segment, Hyundai officials said, and it really lightens the interior. Not optional is a softtouch cover over the center storage area that doubles as an armrest. It slides forward and back to accommodate both short-stature and tall drivers. The extra large display screen in the middle of the

LENGTH: 169.3 inches. WHEELBASE: 104.3 inches. CURB WEIGHT: 2,959 pounds. OPTIONS: Style package (includes 17-inch alloy wheels, sport-tuned suspension, panoramic sunroof, leather seat surfaces, aluminum pedals, power driver’s seat with power lumbar support) $2,750; tech package (includes navigation system with rearview camera, dual, automatic temperature control, automatic headlights, proximity key with push-button start) $2,350; carpeted floor mats $95. DESTINATION CHARGE: $775.

dashboard afforded betterthan-usual views from the rearview camera. The outside lens of this camera, by the way, is kept clean from water, snow and dirt because it only comes out from beneath the Hyundai badge on the rear liftgate when the car is shifted into reverse. In the tester, there was a brief closing/snapping sound at the back of the car as the lens retreated inside and the badge came back down. The Elantra GT earned five out of five stars, overall, in federal government crash testing. All safety equipment is standard, including seven air bags. One is for the driver’s right knee and helps keep the driver in proper position behind the steering wheel during a frontal crash. Elantra sedans are built in an Alabama plant. Elantra GTs come from South Korea.

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2013 Kia Soul Plus: Urban vehicle is punctuated with style Kia upgrades to a compact, but roomy, hatchback. ■

By Mike Blake

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Kia’s hip, cool hatchback, the Soul, is back for 2013 with new exterior accents and interior upgrades. It builds on its urban passenger vehicle appeal, punctuated with economy and versatility. Employing its unique approach to trim levels by using punctuation, 2013 Soul is available in Base Soul, + (Plus) and ! (Exclaim) trims. Kia is also cutting-edge with its exterior color names, as available paint includes: red-hot molten; alien green; moss; dune; clear white; and metallic tones of shadow, titanium and bright silver. For 2013, my test Soul + (Plus) trim upgrades the Base Soul from 15-inch steel wheels to 16-inch alloy wheels, and adds dual bodycolor heated power mirrors with integrated turn signals, tweeter speakers, rear door map pockets with bottle holder, leather-wrapped steering wheel and gear shift knobs, Soul logo inserts on seats, metal finish trim on instrument panel, door panels and inside door handles, dual visor vanity mirrors with cover, upper instrument panel storage bin with cover and center console with armrest and storage.

Out-of-the-box styling The compact hatchback received a major refreshening last year, and builds on its popularity for its outof-the-box styling, performance and economy with such additions as power-

folding outside mirrors for the ! (Exclaim) trim, restyled badges and standard Bluetooth Connectivity. Soul’s creative design incorporates Kia’s corporate Tiger Nose grille, a low, wide stance, angled window line and rounded nose. Its subtle wedge shape is forwardmoving, and body-color door handles, body-side moldings, variable intermittent wipers, rear wiper/washer, roof-mounted antenna and privacy glass combine with its chrome accented grille, which is darkened for a contemporary look, to create a trendy and fun-looking five-door. Se t o n a 1 0 0.4 - i n c h wheelbase, Soul measures 162.2 inches long, 70.3 inches wide and 63.4 inches high with a ground clearance of 6.5 inches, to weigh in with a curb weight of 2778 pounds.

Economy-minded engines Soul offers two engine choices. The Base model is outfitted with a direct injection 1.6-liter engine and the punctuated trims as was my test + (Plus) are powered by a multi-point fuel injection 2.0-liter inline-4 engine coupled with an automatic 6-speed transmission. The 1.6-liter in-line 4 engine puts out 138 horsepower and 123 pounds-feet of torque and is estimated at 27 mpg in the city and 35 on the highway, while the 2.0liter I-4 delivers 164 horsepower and 148 pounds-feet of torque and has an EPA rating of 26/34. My week of mixed-use tests achieved an average of 33 mpg. At less than 3,000 pounds, the 164 horses and consistent torque give the Soul ample muscle to overcome long inclines and move confidently past slower vehicles. Soul is gentle on cruises and while the independent front

suspension with MacPherson struts, stabilizer bar, gas-filled shock absorbers and a torsion beam rear with gas-filled shock absorbers didn’t exactly pamper the hatchback’s occupants over pock-marked and irregular surfaces, there is little sway or float in smooth highspeed straight-line driving. Rack-and-pinion electric power steering is reliable and tight and only understeers when quick auto-crosslike maneuvers are made. The wide stance makes for a confident demeanor with very little noticeable roof sway. Fo u r - c y l i n d e r c o m pact hatchbacks are seldom thought of as quick, and while Soul won’t blaze down the dragstrip, it does perform boldly and my test + (Plus) model acquitted itself well with an 8.4-second dash from zero-to-60 mph and a quarter-mile trek in 16.5.

Roomy, techfilled interior Inside, Soul provides a roomy 40.2 inches of front head room with 39.6 inches in row two; legroom is an accommodating 42.1 inches up front and 39 inches for second-seat passengers and shoulder room is 55.2 in row one and 55.1 the rear seats. The hip-looking cabin is adorned with Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free connectivity with steering wheel controls, power windows with driver’s one-touch auto down, power door locks, air conditioning, remote keyless entry with folding key, steering wheel mounted audio and cruise controls, tilt/ telescopic steering wheel and a 6-way adjustable driver’s seat. Soul’s cabin does not filter out road noise well, but it is a cool environment with good sightlines, an uncluttered dashboard with a three-dial instrument cluster , LCD illumination and floating

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The 2013 Kia Soul Plus is offered in cuttingedge colors with multiple trim-upgrades and creative design. center stack design.

Safety features constructed and installed Soul is safety conscious with such features as front and rear crumple zones, side-impact door beams, impact absorbing steering column, dual front advanced airbags, dual front seat-mounted side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, front active headrests, 4-wheel disc brakes with ABS, electronic brake-force distribution, electronic stability control, vehicle stability management, hill-assist control, tire pressure monitoring system, heightadjustable front seat belt anchors, front seat belt pretensioners, LATCH for children and rear child safety door locks. K ia Soul in Base trim starts at $14,400. Its other punctuation trims start at $16,700 for the + (Plus) and $19,900 for the ! (Exclaim). The Base Soul comes with a 1.6-liter GDI engine and the other trims upgrade to

The compact hatchback received a major refreshening last year, and builds on its popularity for its out-of-thebox styling, performance and economy ... the 2.0-liter 1-4. My test ride was the 2013 Kia Soul + (Plus) at $16,700 with a molten (fiery red) exterior and Black Soul logo cloth interior. The auto-dimming mirror with compass added, $275; carpeted floor mats were $115; interior lighting was $450; the rear spoiler looked cool for $325 and destination charges added $775 for a final sticker price

of $18,190.

--Visit www.CarlisleEvents. com for more on the automotive hobby. Mike Blake, former editor of KIT CAR magazine, joined Carlisle Events as senior automotive journalist in 2004. He’s been a “car guy” since the 1960s and has been writing professionally for about 30 years.


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Auto Sales

Most automakers report sales jumps despite storm

Industry analysts estimated that the storm cut U.S. sales by about 20,000 cars and trucks in October. ■

by TOM KRISHER associated press

DETROIT — Most major automakers reported sales increases in October despite losing at least three days of business to the punishing rain and wind from Superstorm Sandy. Toyota said its sales rose almost 16 percent for the month, while Volkswagen reported another strong month with sales up 22 percent. Honda sales slowed from double-digit growth earlier in the year to 8.8 percent, while Chrysler sales rose 10 percent. General Motors was up 5 percent and Ford rose slightly. Of major automakers, only Nissan reported a decrease, 3.2 percent, as Sandy pounded the Northeast, the company’s top-performing region. Yet the results show that Americans continue to buy new cars and trucks at a strong pace. Chrysler predicted an annual sales rate of 14.7 million for the U.S. industry in October, making it one of the year’s strongest months. Auto sales ran at an annual rate of 14.3 million through September. Industry analysts estimated that the storm cut U.S. sales by about 20,000 cars and trucks in October as buyers hunkered down

for the storm. But the Nissan brand, which gets 27 percent of its U.S. sales from the Northeast, was hit particularly hard. “It is absolutely a hurt on us,” said Al Castignetti, vice president of the Nissan division. As of Wednesday, 65 Nissan dealers in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were closed due to lack of electricity, and they account for 40 percent of the region’s sales, Castignetti said. In past storms, sales were postponed, but they typically recover quickly after people’s lives stabilized, said Ford U.S. sales chief Ken Czubay. He also said there were a “significant number” of vehicles damaged by flood waters, and that could also boost sales in November. “Typically after the insurance companies come in, people use those proceeds to buy new vehicles, which they need to get back and forth to continue their lives,” Czubay said. Many automakers announced discounts in the storm-ravaged region, including Nissan, which is offering the same prices it gives to employees. Volkswagen said onequarter of its dealerships were affected by the storm,

but it still delivered its best October in nearly 40 years at just over 34,000 vehicles. Sales were led by the Passat midsize sedan, which was up 66 percent. C h rys l e r sa i d i t so l d 126,000 cars and trucks for the month, led by the Ram pickup, which was up 20 percent, and the Dodge Caravan van, which saw sales rise 49 percent. At Ford, sales increased only 0.4 percent to 168,000 cars and trucks. The company said F-Series pickup trucks, the most popular vehicle in the nation, had their best October in eight years. At GM, sales rose to nearly 196,000 vehicles for the month, led by the Cruze and Sonic small cars. Cruze sales were up 34 percent, while Sonic sales rose 43 percent. Toyota said its sales rose to 155,000 vehicles. It will release more data later in the day. At Nissan, the company said October ended on a down note with Sandy causing major disruption in an area where it has 225 dealers. The company’s Nissan and Infiniti brands sod nearly 80,000 cars and trucks, down from just over 82,000 a year earlier. Industry analysts were expecting an annual sales rate in October of 14.7 million to 14.9 million, but that was before Sandy hit Monday. The storm could cut sales by 1 percent to 3 percent, or about 20,000 vehicles, said Jeff Schuster, senior

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A Hyundai Elantra is seen inside of a Hyundai car dealership in Des Planines, Ill. Major automakers are reporting Thursday that sales increased for October despite losing three days of business to the punishing rain and wind from superstorm Sandy. vice president of forecasting for LMC Automotive, an industry consulting firm. Schuster said any lost sales would likely shift to November, boosting totals for that month. But Chrysler U.S. sales chief Reid Bigland, who doubles as head of the Dodge brand, said in a statement that the company posted its 31st straight month of yearover-year sales growth even with the storm. Chrysler has revamped nearly all of its models in an effort to boost sales. LMC predicts that all au-

tomakers sold about 1.1 million vehicles during October, up 11 percent from a year ago, as the industry continues its slow recovery from the Great Recession. But Jefferies & Co. analyst Peter Nesvold told investors in a note that Sandy could cost the industry sales of 100,000 cars and trucks in October. He still predicted an annual rate for the month of 14.7 million to 14.9 million, and he raised his fullyear forecast to 14.4 million from 14.2 million based on the strong October. Nesvold also said the lost sales should return in November.

U.S. sales have been recovering from a 30-year low of 10.4 million in 2009 when credit froze, unemployment leaped and few people were buying cars. But the numbers are still far short of the recent peak of around 17 million in 2005. Analysts predict the country could reach 15 million in sales next year, which they consider about normal. Auto sales have been a bright spot in the U.S. economy all year, staying relatively strong despite a mixture of good and bad economic news.

“Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China.”

Ford’s Mark Fields promoted, could become CEO

romney’s tv ad

The announcement puts to rest the swirl of speculation about Ford’s succession plans. ■

by DEE-ANN DURBIN and TOM KRISHER Associated Press

DETROIT — Ford’s leaders have watched Mark Fields, a brash Harvard MBA, turn the company’s North American business into a profit machine. Now the CEO job is his to lose. Fields, who has spent seven years as head of Ford’s Americas division, will become chief operating officer on Dec. 1. He will report to CEO Alan Mulally, 67, who said Thursday that he plans to remain CEO at least through 2014. Fields, 51, will lead dayto-day operations and head up the company’s weekly business reviews with senior leadership. All of the company’s business units will report to him. The announcement puts to rest — for now — the swirl of speculation about Ford’s succession plans. The sunny, charismatic Mulally will lead the company’s longterm strategy and mentor the new leadership team. Standard and Poor’s Investors Service reiterated its “buy” rating on Ford’s shares, saying the plan should reassure investors because Mulally will stay on. Fields, though, has been a big player in Ford’s return from near-collapse. Executive Chairman Bill Ford said Fields has managed the transformation of the company’s North American operations, which were losing billions of dollars when Fields took over that key region in October 2005. The company closed plants, laid off thousands of workers, streamlined its vehicle development process and introduced strong new vehicles like the Explorer and Fusion. Earlier this week, Ford reported a record $2.3 billion pretax profit in North America. “I put Mark in that job seven years ago. The growth that we’ve all seen in him has been remarkable,” Bill Ford said. Ford’s board decided on the leadership changes at its regular meeting Oct. 19. Bill Ford stopped short of saying Fields would definitely

be named CEO when Mulally retires, but he did say he would prefer Ford’s next CEO to come from inside the company. “I always look at talent, not only internally but externally. But I’m very happy with the team we’ve put together,” he said. Joe Hinrichs, who is now head of Asia Pacific and Africa, will replace Fields as head of the Americas. Hinrichs, 45, who ran Ford’s manufacturing operations before taking over Asia, has also been frequently mentioned as a successor to Mulally. David Schoch, currently chairman of Ford China, will become head of the Asia Pacific region. Stephen Odell, group vice president of Europe, was named executive vice president and president of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also was among the candidates to succeed Mulally. Jim Farley, who is currently head of global marketing, will also become the head of Ford’s luxury Lincoln brand. Lincoln has been struggling in recent years, and Ford is trying to revive it with new products. It’s also introducing Lincoln to China in 2014. Ford hasn’t had a COO since 2006, when former President and COO Jim Padilla retired. Mulally said he has never worked with a COO, either at Ford or at Boeing Co., where he spent 36 years before coming to Ford. “I’m really looking forward to nurturing Mark and supporting this team,” Mulally said. Mulally is highly respected at Ford for saving the company from financial collapse. Shortly after Bill Ford hired him in 2006, he mortgaged all of Ford’s assets for a $23.5 billion loan, paid for a restructuring and helped keep Ford out of bankruptcy protection. Ford reported its best-ever third quarter pretax profit of $2.2 billion earlier this week. “We not only survived but we have created a company that is healthy and is growing and has a clear vision for the future,” Mulally said.

Presidential Campaign

Romney campaign challenges criticism by automakers Chrysler is adding 1,100 jobs to its plant and is also adding production facilities in China. ■

by KASIE HUNT Associated Press

TA M PA , F l a . — M i t t Romney came under withering criticism Wednesday over his depiction of President Barack Obama’s auto industry bailout, with Vice President Joe Biden accusing him of perpetuating an “outrageous lie” and newspapers assailing the Republican’s advertising campaign on the subject. Chrysler and General Motors also have protested the ads, as the 2009 bailout was pushed to the forefront of the White House campaign in a key battleground just days before Tuesday’s election. “They’re trying to scare the living devil out of a group of people who have been hurt so badly over the last previous four years before we came to office,” Biden told voters in Florida, labeling the Romney commercials “one of the most flagrantly dishonest ads I can ever remember in my political career.” Countering Biden, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, one of 32 House Republicans to vote for the auto bailout, said in a statement released by Romney’s campaign: “GM and Chrysler are expanding their production overseas. These are facts that voters deserve to know as they listen to the claims President Obama and his campaign are making.” Romney’s campaign insists the ads are accurate. The TV ad says: “Obama took GM and Chrysler into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to Italians who are going to build Jeeps in China.” And the radio ad says: “Under President Obama, GM cut 15,000 American jobs, but they are planning to double the number of cars built in China, which means 15,000 more jobs for China. And now comes word

that Chrysler is starting to build cars in, you guessed it, China. What happened to the promises made to autoworkers in Toledo and throughout Ohio? “ The claims are highly misleading. In fact, Chrysler is adding 1,100 jobs to its plant in Toledo. It’s also adding production facilities in China as demand for cars there grows. Because of trade rules, it’s easier for companies to build cars for the Chinese market in China. It’s also more efficient. Japanese automakers, for example, have plants in the U.S. to meet American demand. For much of the race, Romney had been carefully avoiding raising the auto issue; aides say he was reluctant to give Obama’s campaign a bigger opportunity to remind voters about the bailouts. But advisers say that thinking has changed as Romney has looked for traction in Ohio in the race’s final days. Last week, Romney himself suggested on the campaign trail that U.S. auto giants were moving jobs to China at the expense of Ohio, citing a Bloomberg News report that said Chrysler would move jobs to China. “I saw a story today that one of the great manufacturers in this state — Jeep, now owned by the Italians — is thinking of moving all production to China,” Romney said Oct. 25 in Defiance, Ohio. He hasn’t repeated that claim since then. His spokeswoman, Andrea Saul, said Wednesday that Romney was relying on an inaccurate report from Bloomberg News, and that Bloomberg had updated its story to indicate that while Chrysler did plan to manufacture all types of its cars in China, it was expanding into the Asian country, not moving its operations there.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with supporters during a campaign stop at the University of Miami,Wednesday in Coral Gables, Fla. The original story, headlined “Fiat Says China May Build All Jeeps as SUV Demand Increases,” appeared four days before Romney made his remarks. Bloomberg did add a clarifying sentence; the update appeared Oct. 22, three days before Romney referenced it. Bloomberg, in a statement to The Associated Press, said neither the original story nor the update was inaccurate. “We stand by our reporting,” spokeswoman Meghan Womack said. The story also referred to Jeep models, Womack said, not all types of its cars. The newswire did not fundamentally change its story, though it caused enough confusion that Chrysler issued a statement to clarify. Several hours before Romney took the stage in Defiance, Chrysler said that “clear and accurate reporting” had been misinterpreted. “The take has given birth to a number of stories making readers believe that Chrysler plans to shift all Jeep production to China from North America, and therefore idle assembly lines and U.S. workforce. It is a leap that would be difficult even for professional circus acrobats,” said Gualberto Ranieri, a Chrysler spokesman. Saul also said that neither auto company disputed the

facts of the ad, even if they complained about becoming topics in the presidential race. The ads reflect Romney’s late-game effort to win a state that’s critical to his effort to win the 270 electoral votes needed for victory. It’s difficult to see how he wins the White House without winning in Ohio, a state that offers 18 electoral votes and that every Republican president has won. Over the past week, auto bailout politics have flared red hot in the state. Obama hammered Romney during the final debate last week over his opposition to the auto bailout, then renewed that criticism against Romney with greater emphasis in Ohio. During that period, polls showed Romney slipping in Ohio among white, working-class voters, a group he has courted aggressively and who polls show have favored him in other states. Mindful of the stakes, Romney has spent considerable time in Ohio during the final weeks. But Romney’s internal polling still shows the race stubbornly close. Campaign aides say that’s because voters give Obama credit for rescuing the auto companies, which also kept dozens of parts manufacturers and other associated businesses afloat.


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E NGINE, 1962 Chevy Impala. $900. State College, PA. 814-237-9152

FORD MUSTANG SPOILER, 1999-2001, white OE style, non-lit rear wing, never used, cash. $90/obo. 766-7031 T RUCK CAMPER, slide-in. Sleeps 4-5. Good condition! Hunter’s Special! $2,500/obo. 717-241-2163.

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C AMPER, 1987 30’ Corsair. Good condition! $2,500/firm. 243-3960.

P OWER CAMPER, sleeps 7. Good condition, bunk beds, refrigerator, stove & heater. Remade into hunting camper. $2,500/obo. Call 717-241-2163.

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C HEVY, 1996 S10 Blazer. 4 door, 4.3 inspected, 2 new tires, high mi. runs strong, $1,400/obo. 776-3395.

CHEVY, 2006 Equinox LT AWD, 3.4 V6, auto., A/C, power windows, cruise, keyless entry, alloy wheels. Stock #12154C. SALE PRICE... $11,995! 1-888-532-2121 or view our full inventory at: www.hhchev.com CHEVY, 2011 Tahoe LS 4x4

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DODGE, 2008 Durango SXT 4x4 V8, 50,400 miles. Rahal Select. Stock #T45350A. $12,969! 1-866-785-0082

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Dodge 2004 Ram Quad Cab SLT 1500 Short bed 4x4, 5.7L Sport package. Grey, 89,000 mi. Excellent condition. $15,000. 717-486-3054 DODGE, 2007 Ram Quad Cab Short Bed 4x4. 5.7 Hemi, white, grey leather custom interior, all options, over $6,000 in access., new brakes & tires, 40k mi. Excellent condition! Asking $22,900! Call 717-648-5017. TOYOTA, 2008 Tacoma Double Cab Sport 94,172 miles. Rahal Select. Stock #T45647A. $20,988! 1-866-785-0082

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CHRYSLER, 2008 Town & Country LX, 135k mi. Auto., A/C, CD player, black. Inpsected. $6,500. 717-701-0840.

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ABSOLUTE MINIMUM $300+ PAID ON MOST JUNK VEHICLES! Higher cash paid on re-sellable vehicles. Free towing. Licensed dealer. Call 717-324-9395. BUICK, 1989 Riviera, Navy Blue. New Inspection, Newer Tires, All touch screen controls, 159k mi. $2,500. 717-620-9019 CADILLAC, 2006 DTS Luxury Collection: Leather, power windows & heated/cooled seats, cruise, CD, XM, rear park assist, remote start. Stock #63001A. SALE PRICE... $14,995! 888-532-2121 or view our full inventory at: www.hhchev.com

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CHEVY, 1994 Caprice Classic, only 60k mi. New exhaust, air compressor, battery, etc. In Newville, $2,300/obo. 717-729-3109 CHEVY, 1996 Blue Lumina. $1,200; 208,000 mi. inspected to 2/13. Runs well. Air doesn’t get cold. Heat works, Great for around town. Call 713-3935 leave message.

TOYOTA, 2005 Highlander SR 4x4 V6, 101,038 miles. Rahal Select.

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