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Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit

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


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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


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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.


Audi teases 2017 A5 Coupe

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 3:08PM | By: Carl Malek


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With Audi's A5 coupe quickly reaching the end of its shelf life, the German luxury car maker has previewed the next generation A5 coupe which is expected to make its debut at a private event on June 2nd in Ingolstadt, Germany, where the brand's largest factory is located.


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.]

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:21AM | By: Andrew W Davis


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.] test 1-1

While the car you see above looks like every other “Heritage Edition” Ford GT, this one hides a terrible secret: Somebody invested a fortune into cutting its value in half. Yes, you read that right. Someone bought one of the ultra-rare and ultra-desirable Gulf-liveried 2006 Ford GTs and basically destroyed it in the most pathetically-ironic way: They turned it into a “racecar.”


 

Review of the 2016 BMW X1: A whole new world

On: Fri, May 13, 2016 at 2:27PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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There comes a point in many people's lives where they sometimes hit a crossroads between idealism and reality. Sometimes, when faced with the harsh reality of how the world really works, we are all but forced to rescind some of the convictions we may have so staunchly heralded as our personal mission statements. It happens in every facet of human life. Creative writers become copywriters, musicians become music teachers, actors and actresses become waiters and bartenders, exceptionally talented college football players accept a job with the Cleveland Browns… We have all done it at one point or another, because the truth is, we need to get by in life. And while holding true to some self-decreed moral code is all well and good, the truth is, that code doesn't always pay the bills, and when the money is staring you dead in the face, sometimes, we find a way to bend that code just a little bit to make ends meet.


Nissan recalls 100,000 vehicles

On: Fri, May 13, 2016 at 9:25AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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If you own a 2014-2016 Nissan Rogue, you may need to take a trip back to the dealer very soon. If your vehicle was built between July 31, 2013 through January 16, 2016, it may be susceptible to a factory defect. It seems that in these vehicles the supports for the rear lift gate may corrode because they were not given sufficient anti-corrosion treatments when they were built. This recall affects a total vehicle count of 108,503 Rogues.


Tesla sales foil predictions of German automotive critics

On: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:57PM | By: Bill Wilson


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There is a strange, persistent irony that flows throughout history. A small group of visionaries comes up with an idea that challenges conventional wisdom. The concept is so radical that those in power either ignore the newcomers or revile them. Over time, however, the outsiders begin to transform the world.


BMW facing excess inventory, thanks to sales initiative

On: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 8:04AM | By: Carl Malek


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Last year, BMW undertook a bold initiative that was meant to make the Bavarian luxury car company king of the market (while upstaging Audi, and Mercedes Benz). While the final results of this campaign are mired in controversy, it appears that the campaign has also had the unexpected consequence of swamping BMW with excess inventory. 


Honda patents technology for engine with variable piston height technology

On: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 1:48PM | By: Carl Malek


Honda patents technology for engine with variable piston height technology test 1-1

The folks at AutoGuide have discovered, in the database of a Japanese patent office, a series of new patents show that Honda engineers are seriously looking into new engines that would feature variable piston heights in a bold move to increase fuel efficiency for Honda's lineup.


Review of the 2016 Porsche Macan S: The Gold Standard

On: Mon, May 9, 2016 at 8:55AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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If there wasn't already a copyright for the phrase "The Midas Touch" for an automotive repair shop we would be making a strong push to have Porsche adopt this byline as their official catchphrase. In case you don't actually know, ancient Greek stories tell the tale of King Midas, who was given the power of turning whatever he touched to pure gold. It seems that other than maybe Oprah, Porsche has been churning out winners hand over fist for the better part of the last half century. More specifically, in the last two decades, Porsche has taken a few real chances, and they have paid off in spades.


Who or what sets the price of gas? Some insight into this timeless question

On: Sat, May 7, 2016 at 8:26AM | By: Bill Wilson


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Anyone who thinks our economic system is sane hasn’t bought a gallon of gas lately. Whether the cost is up or down, it almost never stays the same for long. The price at the pumps gyrates up and down with the maddening frequency of a hyperactive hummingbird. Even more discomforting is the apparent lack of reasons for the constant shift. It’s as if a cabal of fickle service station owners is basing the cost on whatever direction the wind is blowing at any given moment.