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Throughout The Car Industry




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.


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know

On: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 3:00PM | By: Andrew W Davis


Two Beetles or not two Beetles: With this pair, only you (and maybe some Brazilians) will know test 1-1

My parent's first cars—and second (I think)—were both VW Beetles. This should come as a shock to no one, seeing as how ubiquitous the car was for decades—right up to the 1990s, it would seem, as my high school girlfriend had one right up until her father made her get a more “practical” car (a Geo Metro!).


Ferrari F355: The truest form of the Ferrari experience

On: Fri, Apr 8, 2016 at 9:09AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Ferrari F355:  The truest form of the Ferrari experience test 1-1

So rarely does a car come along that actually makes a significant change in its parent company. Sure, if you believe the commercials, every single new car is some big, grandiose example of how the company is transforming and evolving into something bigger and better. But the truth is, a lot of those cars are just "filler" cars, and really don't do much except affect the bottom line. But the ones that truly make a difference are the ones we remember, especially when that company is one that doesn't create cars, it creates dreams. The F355 was not only a dream come true for teenagers and millionaires everywhere, it also helped revitalize the Prancing Horse to international automotive supremacy.


The future of 3-D printed cars is looking rosy

On: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 3:34PM | By: Bill Wilson


3-D Pruinter test 2

Imagine a world where buying a car is a simple as going online, placing an order, and picking out your favorite options. Two days later a delivery truck brings your shiny new vehicle to your front door. That’s it; no car lots, no haggling, and no aggravation. Sound too good to be true? Actually, it’s an accurate picture of how 3-D printing is bringing seismic changes to the automotive world.


 

Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax: Small SUV, big potential

On: Thu, Apr 7, 2016 at 1:23PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2016 Chevrolet Trax:  Small SUV, big potential test 1-1

In the ever expanding world of automotive sales, it seems that every day there is another car or truck vying for a piece of the market. Some months it seems like there are new sports sedans every day, some times it's full sized trucks, sometimes it seems like there's three more 600-horsepower sports cars on the market. This week, however, there is yet another contender in the very new, but very quickly expanding, mini-SUV segment. This class already includes such vehicles as the Honda HR-V, Jeep Renegade, Mazda CX-3, Nissan Juke, and the Buick Encore. The newest edition comes from Buick's sister company, Chevrolet. It seems GM felt the Encore wasn't enough to represent the General, and perhaps they were right. Chevy has a bit more name recognition among younger buyers despite General Motor's recent attempts at renovating Buick's image with commercials starring a good looking man partying it up at sophisticated locales with equally attractive young women commenting on the man and his exciting ride that they are surprised to find out is, in fact, a Buick. So as a little insurance, GM release what is essentially a rebadged Encore in a Chevy package, called the Trax.


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know!

On: Tue, Apr 5, 2016 at 10:50AM | By: Andrew W Davis


Just how far gone is TOO far for a car TWO: Flushing away $99k or shrewd entree into a major payday? The new owner lets us know! test 1-1

You're not a real automotive enthusiast until you've let a project car you had all the plans in the world for go to someone else for a song, only to find that what you sold for scrap value—if you were lucky—was something truly special.

Like WORTH A LOT special.


Review of the 2016 VW Golf R: Respect.

On: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 3:43PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Review of the 2016 VW Golf R:  Respect. test 1-1

Much like some cars themselves, some car companies elicit a gut reaction at just the sound of their name. Where this comes from in people is some amalgamation of marketing, personal experience with the car or drivers of the car, fondness or disdain for the country of the company's origin, and, more than likely, a host of other factors that operate on an almost subconscious level. These things all make us love or hate car companies.


Hyundai Recalls 18,000 Genesis & Equus Cars

On: Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 3:41PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


Hyundai Recalls 18,000 Genesis & Equus Cars test 1-1

Japanese car manufacturer Hyundai has come a long way in their quest towards higher quality cars. They've established a very stable and reliable reputation in recent years and should be lauded for their accomplishment. No one is perfect, however, no matter how hard we try, and Hyundai is no exception. They have recently had to issue a recall of 18,700 vehicles. There are two models in question in this recall:  Any 2012 model year Genesis that was built between August 1, 2011 through April 30, 2012, and the Equus model years 2011-2013 that were produced between July 10, 2011 through June 12, 2012.


Tesla Is Using Augmented Reality Technology To Improve EV Production

On: Sat, Mar 26, 2016 at 9:05AM | By: Carl Malek


Tesla Is Using Augmented Reality Technology To Improve EV Production test 1-1

Tesla has always been a company known for being a leading figure in innovation, thanks in part to its Model S sedan, as well as its novel direct sales approach. However, according to a new report, Tesla has managed to become a triple threat of innovations when it comes to vehicle production, which could have implications for its upcoming volume entry, the Model 3 sedan.


A rolling Moss gathers $2.6M in stones at Bonhams' all-Benz auction

On: Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 10:15AM | By: Andrew W Davis


A rolling Moss gathers $2.6M in stones at Bonhams' all-Benz auction test 1-1

Bonhams held its appropriately named “The Mercedes-Benz Sale” at just about the best place on Earth they could have—the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany—on March 19, and it was packed with the swoopy, super-expensive 1930s models that made the brand the luxury powerhouse it is today.

Problem is, none of them sold.