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VIDEO: Five Not-So-Great Things About the E87 BMW 1 Series Hatchback

I have to admit, I’m personally equal parts jealous and obsessed with JayEmm’s BMW 130i hatchback, mostly because it’s unobtanium to me. As an American, I can’t buy an E87 1 Series hatchback, despite desperately wanting to. It’s just about the perfect car for me — it’s rear-wheel drive, straight-six-powered, naturally-aspirated and sports a practical …

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Earthquake-related parts shortage affects Nissan production in Japan

TOKYO — Nissan will adjust production in Fukuoka prefecture this week due to disruptions in parts supplies after an earthquake hit northeastern Japan, two sources familiar with the matter said. The earthquake on Saturday affected auto parts maker Hitachi Astemo, the sources said. Hitachi Astemo, a joint venture between Hitachi and Honda, produces parts for …

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