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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


Gas prices graphic test 2

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.


Volkswagen details brand realignment strategy for U.S. market; aims for middle class buyers

On: Sat, May 7, 2016 at 8:18AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen details brand realignment strategy for U.S. market; aims for middle class buyers test 1-1

Despite the ongoing emissions scandal that has generated its fair share of woes for the company as a whole, Volkswagen is embarking on an ambitious yet crucial brand strategy that aims to completely revamp the way the company does business here in the U.S., a market that the company lists as one of its key targets for its long term future.


Italian designer launches EV-focused EV carmaker; expected to cater to boutique customers

On: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 5:10PM | By: Carl Malek


Italian designer launches EV-focused EV carmaker; expected to cater to boutique customers test 1-1

The electric vehicle market is about to receive a high dose of fashion and boutique cues thanks to the launch of an all-new EV car maker by Italian designer Umberto Palermo that will make its inaugural debut at the Turin Auto Show in June.


Revised BMW i8 to receive new styling and power updates?

On: Thu, May 5, 2016 at 4:18PM | By: Carl Malek


Revised BMW i8 test 2

The i8 was a very compelling showcase for BMW when its made its debut back in 2014. Boasting futuristic styling cues and fuel-friendly power, the i8 proved to be a perfect showcase for the company's i brand, and it appears that it's about to receive its first major suite of updates, according to reports from several British media outlets.


 

Ford GT: Not just another retro car

On: Wed, May 4, 2016 at 11:25AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ford GT:  Not just another retro car test 1-1

They don't make 'em like they used to, right? Well, it seemed that no one was aware of that in 2005, when the retro car craze was at its peak. Everywhere you looked, there was a new Mustang that looked like an old Mustang, a new Dodge Magnum that looked like an old Hemi station wagon, a new GTO to recall the Goats of days gone by, and even a new Thunderbird to remind you how good the original really was. But, just when you thought you couldn't possibly see one more car that reminded you of a car you already saw years prior, Ford brought the house down with one of, if not, the best retro-themed car ever built:  The Ford GT.


Jaguar axes XE wagon rumors

On: Wed, May 4, 2016 at 10:23AM | By: Carl Malek


Jaguar axes XE wagon rumors test 1-1

Jaguar's XE sport sedan has been making waves in Europe, and is set to make its U.S. debut very soon. However, Jaguar has revealed that a wagon variant is not in the cards, silencing rumors that it was considering an estate version to challenge established rivals like BMW and Mercedes Benz.


Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu: Better than expected

On: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:44PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu:  Better than expected test 1-1

In the American automotive world, few things are certain. It is an ever-changing cornucopia of styles, brands, trends, companies, and needs. One year it seems like America wants giant SUVs, big as can be, that can traverse everything from three feet of standing water to the curb at the closet outlet mall. Then a few years later, everyone wants to ditch their global destruction vehicles and jump into cars that have less than 100 horsepower and can barely get out of their own way, but can get 900 miles per gallon. Then when that craze dies down, everyone wants SUVs that can still act like SUVs, but get the fuel mileage of a smart Car. Then people want SUVs that are still kind of SUVs, but looks more like cars, but taller cars, or sedans that look more like coupes, but with four doors, and not as appealing… The list of demands just gets crazier and crazier every other year.


Will animal waste soon power your car? Here's the straight poop

On: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:30AM | By: Bill Wilson


Will animal waste soon power your car? Here's the straight poop test 1-1

To some environmental skeptics, the idea of cars running on alternative fuels is a lot of BS. Well, it turns out they’re not far from the truth. A group of researchers at the University of California has developed a way to convert animal waste products (the aforementioned “BS”) into fuel that can power motor vehicles. The technology is currently in its infant stages. But, should it prove practical, the results could revolutionize the way the world gets from point A to point B. And that’s not just a load of cow dung.


Nissan recalls 12,000 vVehicles

On: Tue, May 3, 2016 at 7:30AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Nissan recalls 12,000 vVehicles test 1-1

Anyone who owns a 2016 Nissan Murano or Maxima should pay attention. Nissan has issued a recall of both of these models, totaling 12,616 in all.  Specifically, Murano vehicles produced from December 17, 2015 through February 11, 2016 and Maxima vehicles made from November 25, 2015 through February 12, 2016 that have been equipped with ABS and VDC (Vehicle Dynamic Control). It seems that the O-Ring on the ABS actuator could be damaged, which could result in a drop in brake fluid pressure. If this happens, the lack of pressure could cause a decrease in braking ability for these cars, and result in much longer than normal distances to come to a stop. Obviously, farther braking distances can have very severe consequences for drivers.


Review of the 2017 Acura NSX: Back From The Dead!!!

On: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 3:45PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


2017 Acura NSX test 2

In the list of things that we as a society have collectively been waiting for to return from the dead would probably look something like this:  1) Jesus 2) Tupac 3) the NSX 4) the Cleveland Browns. No word on Jesus just yet, Tupac seems like he comes and goes every other year, the Browns might have some luck with their new quarterback, and, then again, they might not. But, that one car that has been as elusive as Bigfoot or the Loch Ness Monster is finally, finally, finally back from the dead.


Ferrari Could Be Forced to Revamp Strategy For Ailing Luxury Goods Line

On: Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 2:47PM | By: Carl Malek


Ferrari Could Be Forced to Revamp Strategy For Ailing Luxury Goods Line test 1-1

When Ferrari was spun off by FCA several months ago, the Italian sports car company had goals of expanding its influence into other forms of luxury goods, but sluggish progress in this arena may force Ferrari to reset its long term goals, according to a report released by Automotive News.