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Owners Might Have to Leave Leaf At Dealership

On: Fri, May 23, 2014 at 3:12PM | By: Karen Cook


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Nissan is recalling 211 pure-electric Leaf vehicles in the United States and another 65 in Canada due to a major manufacturing error. The affected vehicles may be missing a series of six spot welds in the motor compartment which could affect the car’s ability to withstand a crash. The welds are missing to the right and left of the electric motor above the sway bar ends. All the affected vehicles were built between February 28th and March 12th of this year.


Kia Must Explain Its Broken Sunroofs

On: Fri, May 23, 2014 at 12:05PM | By: Karen Cook


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Picture, if you will, a lovely day full of sunshine and blue skies. You're gliding along a beautiful road free of traffic enjoying the view and the light streaming in through your sunroof and simply enjoying the simple pleasure of driving. Suddenly, and without warning, that gorgeous view is destroyed by the sound of shattering glass as your sunroof rains down on everyone in the car causing cuts and scrapes and possibly an accident.


GM Adds More Recalls

On: Wed, May 21, 2014 at 2:08PM | By: Karen Cook


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General Motors has released a bevy of new recalls which brings their total (for those keeping track) to 29 since the first of this year. That adds up to 13.6 million vehicles in the US which have needed some sort of repair due to factory defects. Some of those cars are counted more than once since several of the recalls covered more than one potential problem. I don't think that makes the figures any better.


The Ford Mustang Gets a Little Muscle-yier

On: Wed, May 21, 2014 at 12:54PM | By: Karen Cook


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Ford has released details for the 2015 Mustang due in showrooms this fall. It costs about $1000 more than the 2014, even though it hasn't had many major changes. The outgoing model sold for $23,335 while the new one is going for $24,425. Both prices are for base models.


 

Posh Practicality: The 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen

On: Mon, May 19, 2014 at 1:24PM | By: Teddy Field


Posh Practicality: The 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen test 1-1

When Volkswagen unveiled the mainstreamed redesigned Jetta in 2010, their loyal customer base had a collective cow. The new car felt cheap, and it lacked the overall refinement that long-time Jetta owners had come to expect. To avoid an outright revolt, VW decided to leave the old Mk6 Jetta Sportwagen in its lineup. It offered lots of space, a properly Teutonic interior, and the option of a manual-shift / diesel drivetrain. This hipster-speciale appeased the Jetta faithful, and it sold nearly as many copies per year as the Golf. But it's finally time to say goodbye to the trusty VW Jetta Sportwagen, and hello to its replacement, the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Sportwagen!


Juke's Timing Chain has Problems

On: Mon, May 19, 2014 at 1:15PM | By: Karen Cook


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Nissan is issuing a voluntary recall for all 2011-2013 Juke crossovers due to an issue with the timing chain. The chain can deteriorate or distort over time and can fail due to this defect. The driver may or may not get a warning light to alert him to the problem. If a light does come on, the chain is likely to fail if not repaired.


FTC Investigates Biweekly Payments

On: Fri, May 16, 2014 at 4:52PM | By: Karen Cook


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I worked for several years as the office manager for Ugly Duckling Car Sales. It was a dealership of last resort and catered to people who found it impossible to purchase a vehicle at more reputable dealerships. It was policy to sell cars that were less than dependable, but if it rolled off the property any problems fell on the new owner. Or the dealership would give a “great deal” on another vehicle.


Third Time is Not Charming For Escape Owners

On: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 3:32PM | By: Karen Cook


Third Time is Not Charming For Escape Owners test 1-1

Ford's Escape SUV is having a hard time. At least those from 2013 and 2014. Ford has just announced a third recall on this vehicle which will cover 581,986 of them.


Mercedes New Fancy Pants EV

On: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 2:11PM | By: Karen Cook


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Before the summer ends, showrooms will be getting the first Mercedes-Benz all electric compact cars. The B-Class Electric Drive will be the most expensive EV on the market to date, starting at $42,375. The question is whether or not consumers will see enough value to choose it over the less expensive Nissan Leaf or Chevy Spark, both of which are almost half the price.


Behold, the very blue [and expensive] 2014 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection

On: Thu, May 15, 2014 at 12:40PM | By: Teddy Field


Behold, the very blue [and expensive] 2014 Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe Waterspeed Collection test 1-1

The Rolls Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe is a larger-than-life car, for larger-than-life people. If you've got a big wallet and a big ego, this massive car is an opulent way to show people that you's a 'Boss'. And the new Phantom Drophead Waterspeed Collection will even help you stand out from those other tycoons at the yacht club. Let's find out why it's so special...


Cadillac unveils the farewell edition CTS-V Coupe

On: Wed, May 14, 2014 at 5:21PM | By: Teddy Field


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When Cadillac launched its CTS-V back in 2004, everyone thought they were mad. But hindsight has provided a clearer view of their brilliance. Cramming a massively overpowered engine into a car that was designed on an Etch-a-Sketch was a good idea. Today's CTS-V(eeery fast) is a formidable competitor to performance stalwarts like the BMW M5 and the Mercedes E63 AMG. The coupe version has few peers, save for an Audi RS and a $742k BMW M79 zDrive GrandSomething-or-other. But sadly it's about to wave goodbye, as the redesigned, sedan-only 2015 Cadillac CTS-V gets ready to launch. So let's have a look at the last 500 special edition CTS-V Coupes.