March 9, 2014

Auto Briefs

Three of 8 Corvettes pulled from sinkhole; the coolest cars under $25K

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The first Corvette pulled from the sinkhole, a 2009 ZR1, emerges with only a coating of dust and dirt. (The Associated Press)

First three Corvettes pulled from sinkhole
Like a life-size version of the game "Operation," engineers and construction workers last week plucked out three of the eight rare Chevrolet Corvettes that were swallowed by a sinkhole below the National Corvette Museum in Kentucky in February. The condition of the three Corvettes varies from just a little dirty to heavily damaged, according to museum spokeswoman Laura Johnson. The museum will display the three Corvettes in their current state while workers spend the next three weeks stabilizing the sinkhole. Once the area is deemed secure, work to pull out the remaining five Corvettes will resume.
Los Angeles Times

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(General Motors)


KBB picks 10 coolest cars below $25K

The editors of Kelley Blue Book picked these rides as the 10 Coolest New Cars Under $25,000 for 2014:
1. Scion FR-S
2. Ford Fiesta ST
3. Jeep Wrangler
4. Volkswagen GTI
5. Chevrolet Camaro (shown)
6. Mini Cooper S
7. Ford Mustang
8. Honda Civic Si
9. Fiat 500 Abarth
10. Mazda MX-5 Miata
NWautos staff

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