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Chrysler recalls 39,000 Fiats

On: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 12:27PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Chrysler recalls 39,000 Fiats test 1-1

Chrysler's newest toy over the past couple years has been its acquisition of the Fiat brand. They are fun cars that rival the Mini Cooper on every possible plane of competition. But every toy has its occasional problem, and Fiat is no different. It seems that Chrysler is issuing a recall of 39,217 Fiat 500 models designated as 2012-2016 models that were produced between June 21, 2010 through January 12, 2016.

Bentley Azure possibly returning for limited edition run

On: Wed, Jun 1, 2016 at 8:46AM | By: Carl Malek

Bentley Azure possibly returning for limited edition run test 1-1

Bentley currently has one convertible in its lineup, the Bentley Continental GTC; but not too long ago it had a second convertible. Dubbed the Azure, the bigger droptop was based on the Brooklands sedan and brought top-tier luxury to buyers who wanted to feel the wind in their hair. The Azure went out of production several years back, but, if executives at Bentley have their way, the Azure could very well be resurrected for a new generation of well-heeled buyers.

Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market

On: Tue, May 31, 2016 at 11:34AM | By: Carl Malek

Mazda Remains Committed To Offering Diesel Models In U.S. Market test 1-1

Despite several years of empty promises, as well as several missed deadlines, Mazda has stated that it is still firmly committed to offering U.S. buyers a diesel-powered Mazda variant in the near future in what could be the first tangible evidence of the technology finally making the jump to production models.

Review of the 2017 Audi A4: The Bavarian Slayer?

On: Tue, May 31, 2016 at 7:37AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Review of the 2017 Audi A4:  The Bavarian Slayer? test 1-1

For the past two decades BMW has been touting its 3-Series (along with just about all of its other models) as the "Ultimate Driving Machine", and, in all fairness, not many cars have come along to present too much of a challenge to the throne. The 3-Series has been decidedly dominant, no matter how you slice up the sales charts. But, as with any champion, there are always contenders vying for the title, and BMW's bread-and-butter sales-stud may have finally met its match. Slowly but surely, the folks over at Audi have been steadily putting together better cars year after year, and the 2017 A4 2.0T Quattro may have just what it takes to knock out the champ once and for all.


2016 Toyota Highlander: Competent and smooth, and dull

On: Sat, May 28, 2016 at 8:52AM | By: Jon Summers

2016 Toyota Highlander test 2

Toyota is not just a car company, it is a place too. The city of Toyota was renamed by the Japanese government in 1959, to recognize the work rebuilding the nation carried out by Mr. Toyoda’s company in the difficult decades after WW2. These noble intentions go a long way to explaining the qualities still associated with Toyota—very high build quality and excellent reliability, but design often so conservative as to be dull.

Acura NSX: Under-appreciated undeservedly

On: Wed, May 25, 2016 at 10:24AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Acura NSX: Under-appreciated undeservedly test 1-1

When it comes to exciting cars of yesteryear few cars are as under-appreciated as the legendary Acura NSX. Whether it was being mistaken for a Ferrari or taking knocks for not having enough power as other cars in its price class, the NSX did not get nearly the credit it deserved. But, with a little more insight, we might just be able to get the NSX the credit it absolutely deserves.

Review of the 2016 Audi TTS: Righting wrongs yet again

On: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:08AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Review of the 2016 Audi TTS:  Righting wrongs yet again test 1-1

We have to admit when we are wrong. Granted, it doesn't happen often (or so we'd like to believe); there are, however, times when being wrong can be humbling, humiliating, embarrassing, and even downright infuriating. But sometimes, just sometimes, being wrong can be a good thing; one such case began in 1998 when Audi debuted the TT. In truth, we did not think for one minute that this funky-looking, not-quite-a-sports-car, quasi-coupe, pseudo-VW-Beetle, ladybug-ish bubble would last more than a couple model years at best. However, here we are some 18 years since that infamous decree, and its time that we got out our fork and knife and ate our words. The Audi TT has had a very long and successful production run that is still going strong. As proof of that fact, we bring you the 2016 Audi TTS.

Ford Recalls 75,000 Explorers

On: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:07AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Ford Recalls 75,000 Explorers test 1-1

If you own a newer Ford Explorer, it might be best to listen up. Ford has issued a recall of 75,346 model year 2014-15 Explorers. It seems that the models in question may have a defect from the factory in which the toe links on the rear suspension could have potentially been welded incorrectly. The models that may be affected were built between January 17, 2014 through May 31, 2014.

Fuji Heavy Industries to be renamed SUBARU Corp

On: Wed, May 18, 2016 at 8:53AM | By: Carl Malek

Fuji Heavy Industries to be renamed SUBARU Corp test 1-1

Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will change its name to SUBARU Corporation; the change expected to take place in April of 2017, if shareholders in Fuji approve of the proposal.

Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit

On: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 1:59PM | By: Carl Malek

Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit test 1-1

With the newest Iron Man movie currently playing on the silver screen, having an exosuit that is just like Tony Stark's has always been a must-have item for every man's dream garage. While the technology needed to craft a suit like that is still a bit out of reach, Hyundai is working on the next best thing, and has crafted a suit of its own that can be used in a wide range of applications. 

Volvo previews mystery concept

On: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 7:21AM | By: Carl Malek

Volvo previews mystery concept test 1-1

Volvo has released a mysterious teaser image that appears to show an all-new concept vehicle that could make its debut at a private event in Gothenburg, Sweden (the site of Volvo's HQ), next week.