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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.


Volkswagen engineers used code words when referring to emissions cheating

On: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:28AM | By: Carl Malek


Volkswagen engineers used code words when referring to emissions cheating test 1-1

Volkswagen's ongoing emission scandal has revealed many troubling factors that were rampant in the company during the period that emissions control-cheating software was installed in diesel-powered Volkswagen models. Now, new evidence appears to suggest that VW workers actually had a list of code words designed to cover up the cheating in oral and document exchanges.


FCA Willing To Build Model 3 Fighter If Business Case Makes Sense

On: Thu, Apr 21, 2016 at 10:27AM | By: Carl Malek


FCA Willing To Build Model 3 Fighter If Business Case Makes Sense test 1-1

Tesla just recently unveiled its long awaited Model 3 sedan and, with the car expected to take on rivals such as the Bolt EV, it is only a matter of time before other automakers put the futuristic four door in their cross hairs. Case in point is FCA; the has company stated that it is willing to build a Model 3 fighter of its own, but only if it makes sense on a business level, according to recent statements by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne.


Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI

On: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 8:52AM | By: Carl Malek


Subaru Announces Pricing For 2017 WRX and WRX STI test 1-1

Following the company's unveiling the newly updated Impreza hatchback and sedan, Subaru has released the pricing information for the revamped performance variants of the Impreza, the 2017 WRX and the WRX STI.


 

Mazda Puts Aside Plans For Production Version Of RX-Vision Concept,

On: Tue, Apr 19, 2016 at 7:42AM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Puts Aside Plans For Production Version Of RX-Vision Concept, test 1-1

In an announcement that appears to solidify the company's push to be a more "mature" auto company, Mazda has stated that it does not plan to produce a production version of the RX-Vision concept which was supposed to reignite the revival of the rotary engine to the company's new vehicle lineup.


Hyundai Recalls 173,000 Cars

On: Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 9:47AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Hyundai Recalls 173,000 Cars test 1-1

With great success, comes great responsibility. Hyundai has made some great strides over the past couple decades, and climbed their way up from bargain basement car company to a very respectable car manufacturer that produces cars people can be proud to own. But, as with any company that produces a thing, the more of it you produce, the higher the likelihood of something going wrong with one, or two, or 173,000 of them.


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA!

On: Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 10:57AM | By: Andrew W Davis


eBay Motors' Top 5 sales top 9.5 million dollars, including a $1M+ Mustang! USA! USA! test 1-1

You know the drill. I spend WAY too much time on eBay Motors looking for the most expensive cars sold over a given period, and I amaze you with what people will spend on cars you'll likely never see.

[Sorry, that was rude. Just book a flight to Los Angeles, camp out in the ritziest part of town, and I'm sure at least a version of one of these cars will pass by your sidewalk encampment.]


Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS: The War Rages On!

On: Wed, Apr 13, 2016 at 11:52AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


2016 Chevrolet Camaro SS test 2

Over the past 50 years, the fight between the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro has been the automotive equivalent of the Civil War. Allegiances for either camp can result in fathers fighting sons, brothers battling brothers, mothers fighting daughters, and can turn any normal Thanksgiving dinner into something resembling the Hatfields sitting down with the McCoys. Decade after decade, generation after generation, these Pony Cars have taken turns holding Top Dog honors, which any internet forum will boast about, or make excuses for, depending on your side. But whoever the champ is, it will last for only a few years at best. Each and every time one car gets beat, inevitably, it gets right back up bigger and badder than before. In the latest iteration of the Mustang versus Camaro battle royale, the Ford has soundly beaten the last-gen Camaro with its wickedly powerful 5.0-liter 435-horsepower Coyote engine. But that was last year.


Mazda Rules Out Future Performance Models

On: Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:31PM | By: Carl Malek


Mazda Rules Out Future Performance Models test 1-1

In a move that could potentially break the hearts of some of its diehard fans, Mazda has revealed that it will not pursue development of future Speed variants for its current model lineup. 


Ford's Prius-busting Model E slowly taking shape according to new report

On: Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 1:13PM | By: Carl Malek


Ford's Prius-busting Model E slowly taking shape according to new report test 1-1

With Chevrolet putting the final touches on its Bolt EV, a new report from  Automotive News  says that Ford has not missed a beat and is preparing a new eco-friendly hatchback to target rivals such as the Bolt, Toyota Prius, and the Hyundai Ioniq and firmly establishing its position as a leader in creating innovative technology for the growth of EV and alternative fuel vehicles.


A four-speed's forty-eleven parts fragment into forty thousand; fortunately funeral fails to follow

On: Sat, Apr 9, 2016 at 12:05PM | By: Andrew W Davis


A ruined automatic's innards exposed test 2

It looks like a hand grenade went off in it.”

There are VERY few times when that phrase is GOOD news. And let me tell you, when it comes to hearing it in reference to ANY part of your car, it is bad. VERY bad.