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How Tata Kept Jaguar Land Rover Afloat

On: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 at 10:44AM | By: Nick Bakewell


How Tata Kept Jaguar Land Rover Afloat test 1-1

In June of 2008, Indian car juggernaut Tata Motors acquired the services and holdings of Jaguar Land Rover from Ford for a cool $2.3 billion. Not a bad price, considering the stylistic cachet and storied history apparent in both brands. At the time, despite the relatively small outlay, many analysts considered the acquisition a thoroughly flawed idea. Given the financial crisis, no one was going to fork over the cash for luxurious Jags or imperious Range Rovers. Even if you still had some of your money left, it was social suicide be seen swanning around town in a leather-and-walnut-clad slab of English pomp. How, then, has Tata managed to rescue these two brands from the auspices of Ford and keep them both current and profitable?


TopGear to Air Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction Special on The History Channel

On: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:56AM | By: Teddy Field


TopGear to Air Lambrecht Chevrolet Auction Special on The History Channel test 1-1

If you're into cars, then you've probably heard a few 'urban legends' about an all-original Hemi Cuda, or some ultra-rare Duesenburg tucked away in some old guy's garage/barn. More often than not, those stories are just tall-tales. However, some wind up being true (just ask Jay Leno). But all the automotive legends that you've ever heard pale in comparison to the true story of Ray Lambrecht, the Nebraska Chevrolet dealer who stashed cars away for over 50 years. Now his monstrous collection is coming up for auction, and the car-comics from Top Gear USA are going to be there.


2014 Nissan Versa Note

On: Fri, Sep 27, 2013 at 10:44AM | By: Karen Cook


2014 Nissan Versa Note test 1-1

Since 2008 the biggest seller in the subcompact market has been the Nissan Versa. It’s a hatchback with all the focus on value. This year’s version is the Versa Note. Nothing fancy is found here. Lots of space but not an abundance of comfort. Except for the price. The base model starts at $13,990 and one with all the trimmins will cost only $19,280. There are no options for the Note since Nissan keeps the cost down by keeping everything simple. Things like navigation and hands-free texting drive up the price but, as already shown, not by much.


2014 Honda Crosstour

On: Thu, Sep 26, 2013 at 1:16PM | By: Karen Cook


2014 Honda Crosstour test 1-1

Honda’s new 2014 Crosstour hit the showrooms this week. It’s pretty much the same as the 2013. It’s got a starting price of around $28,000 and, depending on your option choices, could go as high as $38,000.


 

Honda Recalling 405,000 Minivans And SUVs

On: Wed, Sep 25, 2013 at 12:15PM | By: Teddy Field


Honda Recalling 405,000 Minivans And SUVs test 1-1

Each year, countless Americans trust the lives of their family to a Honda vehicle. They're safe, reliable, and well thought out. Two of their most popular family rigs are the Honda Odyssey and Acura MDX. Safety conscious parents bought them by the boatload, but now 405k of those are being recalled for a faulty circuit board in the airbag control module. Is your Honda FamilyTruckster one of them? Let's find out...


The New Kia Soul

On: Tue, Sep 24, 2013 at 2:50PM | By: Karen Cook


The New Kia Soul test 1-1

Kia has proclaimed that the 2014 Soul has been completely redesigned, but at first glance you might not notice. They look very much the same. The new Soul is .8 inches longer, .6 inches wider, .4 inches taller, and has a nearly 1-inch longer wheelbase. Not much of a difference…


Infiniti Goes Compact With The Q50

On: Fri, Sep 20, 2013 at 11:43AM | By: Karen Cook


Infiniti Goes Compact With The Q50 test 1-1

Americans love their cars. There’s no doubt whatsoever about that. Being a relatively “new” country, we still have plenty of wide open spaces to drive through. We still have the luxury of living in the “country” and working in the “city” and we want to be ultra comfortable on the trip to and fro. Car manufacturers understand this about us and cater to those needs and desires. American cars are big with lots of passenger seating and leg room. You can float down the interstate feeling as though you’re sitting on your couch in a climate controlled environment with your favorite audio entertainment to keep you company.


Wow: 500+ New & Used Vintage Cars Discovered At Closed Chevy Dealership

On: Thu, Sep 19, 2013 at 2:09PM | By: Teddy Field


Wow: 500+ New & Used Vintage Cars Discovered At Closed Chevy Dealership test 1-1

In 1996, Lambrecht Chevrolet closed its doors for the very last time. Owners Ray & Mildred Lambrecht had served the residents of Pierce, Nebraska since 1946, and it was finally time to retire. At one time, this small Midwest dealership was one of Chevrolet's highest-volume stores. Ray would give people his best price right off the bat. If the customer wanted to haggle, he'd tell them, “If you can find a better price on this vehicle, then you should go get it.” He treated people the way he wanted to be treated, and that kept customers came back again and again.

During their 50 years in business, the Lambrecht's put countless Americans on the road, and they amassed a collection of over 500 cars in the process. Like an enormous time capsule, Lambrecht Chevrolet Co. is a glimpse into how our country used to be. And now, all those memories are about to cross the auction block.


2014 Mercedes E250 BlueTEC Diesel gets near-Prius fuel economy

On: Wed, Sep 18, 2013 at 10:33AM | By: Teddy Field


2014 Mercedes E250 BlueTEC Diesel gets near-Prius fuel economy test 1-1

In Europe, diesels are big business. In America, not so much. Our fuel taxation system is designed to make gasoline the cheaper fuel, exactly the opposite of Europe's fuel/tax situation. Nevertheless, the Germans are dead-set on getting Americans to re-embrace the diesel. To that end, BMW and Audi are launching TDI versions of their most popular models. And now Mercedes is rolling out an oil-burning version of its uber-popular E-Class. But is it just a replacement for the soot-covered 240D?


Some Things Are Smaller In Texas

On: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 at 2:01PM | By: Karen Cook


Some Things Are Smaller In Texas test 1-1

We’re all concerned with getting a vehicle that gets good gas mileage. We all know how expensive gas is and car buyers have decided that sometimes size must be sacrificed for fuel efficiency. Auto makers have cut the dimensions of SUVs and trucks in order to attract more conservative customers. How far can you shrink a vehicle and still be street legal? Austin Coulson decided to find out.


Is Bigger Really Better? 2014 Nissan Rogue

On: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 5:03PM | By: Teddy Field


2014 Nissan Rogue test 2

Like people, cars tend to get bigger with age. Case in point, the newly redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue. This once-petite crossover has gained a third row of seats and a bit of 'heft' in its second generation. It hasn't migrated into midsize territory just yet, but there's a lot more Rogue than there used to be. Now sporting a slightly bigger waist, the Rogue has been thoroughly reworked by NIssan to keep its compact CUV competitive in this growing segment. Their second best-selling model now comes with a host of new technologies, and passenger room has obviously increased too. But is the Rogue just becoming a fat villain, or is there now 'more to love'? Let's find out...