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Audi Reveals New Sequential Turn Signal

On: Sat, Aug 24, 2013 at 9:27AM | By: Chris Weiss


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Sometimes the best additions to new cars have nothing to do with horsepower or speed. For instance, the new Audi A8 gets an upgrade that's minor on the surface but likely to make more of an impact on roads than an extra five horses. The Audi Matrix LED headlamp delivers a distinctive turn signal that the German automaker says will provide enhanced visibility.


Ford Gambles on New Aluminum-bodied F-150

On: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:43PM | By: Bill Wilson


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The Ford F-Series of pickup trucks has long been the Dearborn-based manufacturer’s bread and butter. Even in the dark days of the early and mid-2000s, when Ford cars were practically unsellable, the company’s truck line provided it with a reliable stream of revenue from millions of customers. The F-150 in particular has been consistently popular every year since 1982. The product’s slogan says why, as loyal owners are quick to affirm—the trucks are “built Ford tough.”


Has The Stick Shift Seen Its Better Days? Let's Hope Not.

On: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:42PM | By: Bill Wilson


Has The Stick Shift Seen Its Better Days?  Let's Hope Not. test 1-1

It gives drivers more control over their vehicles. It saves gas. It lowers car repair bills, improves coordination, and has played a key role in the teenage years of countless drivers. Yet, despite all it has going for it, it’s in imminent danger of going extinct. “It” is the stick shift transmission, and its days appear to be numbered.


Next Chevy Volt Could Get Up to 50 Miles All-Electric Driving

On: Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 10:15AM | By: Chris Weiss


Next Chevy Volt Could Get Up to 50 Miles All-Electric Driving test 1-1

The 2014 Chevy Volt will feature a few very minor option updates, but outside of that, the only thing new on it is the price. The next generation of the Volt promises a much more thorough series of upgrades, including much improved all-electric range, according to comments from GM CEO Dan Akerson. It still won't be a rightful "electric vehicle," the way GM insists on describing it, but it will be one step closer. 


 

Comeback 101: How Mitsubishi Plans to Reinvent Itself

On: Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 2:06PM | By: Teddy Field


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With Suzuki's recent departure from the American market, many speculated that Mitsubishi would be the next to fold. The Triple Diamond brand is barely clinging to a token 0.04% market share, with just 35k sales year-to-date. Once the preferred engine/car supplier of the Chrysler Corporation, Mitsubishi has seen its American sales plummet from 320,000 in 2001, to just 57,790 in 2012. Production of the Eclipse and Endeavor SUV have ceased at Mitsubishi's plant in Illinois, and when's the last time you remember even driving by a Mitsubishi dealer? To an outsider, things look grim, to say the least. But the home office in Japan isn't worried. In fact, the company has just embarked on an ambitious 'streamlining' mission of its worldwide operations. And its Colonial outpost is about to see some drastic changes.


CD Players in Cars Are Quickly Becoming a Thing of the Past

On: Tue, Aug 6, 2013 at 8:40AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


CD Players in Cars Are Quickly Becoming a Thing of the Past test 1-1

The fade out of the CD player has been a long and slow process, but the age of the compact disc player in cars is obviously almost over. 


iCar Dreams Dwindle

On: Fri, Aug 2, 2013 at 9:15AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


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It’s well known that Steve Jobs had expressed his regret over not inventing the iCar during his time with Apple. For many years, Apple had mixed feelings about their place in the world of cars. Those dreams have now been downsized considerably from creating an Apple car to seeking space on the dash of existing models—competing with Pandora Media, BlackBerry, and Microsoft.


Can Your Car Be Hacked?

On: Tue, Jul 30, 2013 at 10:30AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Can Your Car Be Hacked? test 1-1

New videos have made their way around the internet over the last few weeks that show a startling reality for drivers: the technology in our cars has made them hackable!


Infiniti Adds New VIP Treatment to 2014 Q50

On: Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 7:49AM | By: Chris Weiss


Infiniti Adds New VIP Treatment to 2014 Q50 test 1-1

Infiniti has nicknamed its new 2014 Q50 "the car that never forgets." While driver-specific memory for things like seat position aren't new, the Q50 takes the technology to a new level, offering a very personalized experience for up to four drivers.


Ford Sued Over MyFord Touch System

On: Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 11:52AM | By: Chris Weiss


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The MyFord Touch system has been a two-headed tale. First, Ford is always eager to tout the technological touchscreen infotainment system as one of its innovative, cutting edge products. It even raves about how it convinces customers to buy Ford vehicles. The other head, the consumer and reviewer head, tells a different story, a story of technical issues and poor experiences. That side of the story has led to publicity problems, updates, and now a lawsuit. A new class action lawsuit claims that the system is not only defective, but downright dangerous.


Tesla Motors Aims To Be The Future of Automobiles

On: Tue, Jul 23, 2013 at 10:37AM | By: Bill Wilson


Tesla Motors Aims To Be The Future of Automobiles test 1-1

If you haven’t heard of Tesla Motors, chances are you soon will. The upstart auto company is barely 10 years old and is already one-quarter the size of GM. Motor Trend magazine named the manufacturer’s latest vehicle, the Model S, 2013’s Car of the Year. Its developments in battery technology have set it far ahead of its competitors, including global giants like Nissan, and its stock price has gone through the roof, from $32 in early 2013 to over $120 at the time of this writing. Yet, whether the company will be able to continue its momentum depends on how successful it is with middle-class car buyers.