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September 6, 2009

Auto Briefs

General Motors will phase out logo on vehicles and Hondas are hot with car thieves

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General Motors

GM vehicles will lose the company logo
General Motors Co. will begin removing its "Mark of Excellence" logo from its products, leaving just the GMC, Chevrolet, Cadillac or Buick logos on the vehicles. GM spokesman Terry Rhadigan says phasing out the GM logo -- which is generally placed on the lower section of the door panel -- will be more difficult on some models than on others. On vehicles where a specific indentation is made in the sheet metal for the logo, phasing it out will take longer. On models such as the Camaro or Equinox, removal is easier, and will begin immediately, Rhadigan says.

--Associated Press

Honda Accord

Honda

Honda tops 2008's most-stolen cars
Hondas are hot cars -- in more ways than one. The National Insurance Crime Bureau's "Hot Wheels" study examined data reported to the National Crime Information Center and found Hondas were the top two most-stolen vehicle models for 2008. The top ten:

1. 1994 Honda Accord
2. 1995 Honda Civic
3. 1989 Toyota Camry
4. 1997 Ford F-150 Pickup
5. 2004 Dodge Ram Pickup
6. 2000 Dodge Caravan
7. 1996 Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee
8. 1994 Acura Integra
9. 1999 Ford Taurus
10. 2002 Ford Explorer

--NWautos staff

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