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Saturday, March 2, 2013

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Behind the Wheel | 2013 Honda Civic

A Well-Done Do-Over Raises the Final Grade

FAMILY TIES The 2013 Honda Civic looks more like its bigger sibling, the Accord.
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FAMILY TIES The 2013 Honda Civic looks more like its bigger sibling, the Accord.

Honda, responding to the near universal disdain of the 2012 Civic, went back to the drawing board and produced a car that is much better than the lackluster previous model.

Auto Ego

It Pays to Look Like a High Roller

A New Jersey real estate agent bought his 1975 Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow a few years ago and often parks it at open houses to help attract attention and potential buyers.

Greentech

Compressing Gas for a Cheaper, Simpler Hybrid

The Hybrid Air, which combines hydraulic drive with a conventional gasoline engine, is an experimental vehicle that PSA Peugeot Citroën says is an exemplar of energy efficiency.

Geneva Motor Show

A High-Dollar Debutante Ball

A bumper crop of new million-dollar cars will be shown at the 83rd International Motor Show in Geneva, where press previews begin on Tuesday.

More Auto News

Michigan Naming Fiscal Manager to Help Detroit

Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan announced on Friday that the city of Detroit is so snarled in financial woes that the state must appoint an emergency manager to lead it out of disaster.

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A Shared History in Detroit Is an Ad Inspiration

The partnership unites Chrysler and “Motown: the Musical” about Berry Gordy and Motown, the record label he founded in Detroit.

A 1960 Cadillac Takes Center Stage at the Metropolitan Opera

The Cadillac is the real thing, bought on eBay, then painted indigo blue with metallic flecks by the Met staff and illuminated by the lighting designer, Kevin Adams, to reach the high C of automotive fantasy.

Bits Blog

Waze’s Maps Now Change as Roads Close

A new feature from Waze, a mobile app built on information gathered from its users’ phones, will be able to change the app’s maps in real time, reflecting temporary road closings as they happen.

Auto Sales Rise 3.7%, Lifted by Upturn in Home Construction

General Motors reported a 7 percent gain in auto sales in the United States in February, while Ford posted a 9 percent gain and Chrysler sales rose 4 percent.

Big Deal

Hate Valet? Not to Worry; Help Is at Hand

Futuristic garages are equipped to whisk car and driver to upper-floor apartments, or park vehicles without human assistance.

After Further Review...

The not-all-new 2013 Honda Civic is a sharper, better-focused, user-friendlier version of the Civic, even though it’s fundamentally the same car.

A Strong First Impression

David Michael Leedy says his 1975 Rolls-Royce helps him stand out in a crowded real estate market.

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