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Volkswagen currently faces the prospect of enduring one of the biggest punishments ever dealt to an automaker, due to dieselgate. But, if a new report is to be believed, a new twist is in store for the beleaguered German car firm.
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In the wake of the ongoing scandal involving Volkswagen and its emissions cheating software, various environmental agencies have increased their scrutiny on other automakers across the board. It appears that another automaker is now in the legal crosshairs; Mercedes-Benz is the defendant in a lawsuit that alleges its BlueTEC diesels are cheating emissions tests too.
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Some cars and trucks are just ahead of their time. Sometimes, the world is just not ready yet for an idea; it's either too soon, too much, or just too unusual for the world to deal with and, as such, that idea usually either dies, or goes into hibernation until the world catches up. Such was the life of one of the quickest and fastest trucks ever produced. The GMC Syclone was not a high-selling success, but this tricked-out pickup truck brought new meaning to the word "Hauling."
When it comes to buying a new car, we have to be honest, the first company that comes to mind in terms of quality and reliability is not Ford. That's not because we are GM-loving Corvette mongers either; it's just that, unfortunately, the Blue Oval has had a few swings and misses over the years, and their reputation, at least in our minds, has been a little… tainted. Blame it on cars like the Probe, the Escort, the Fiesta, the early 2000s Focus, or even trucks like the Expedition and the Bronco II; none of these cars really lasted for very long both on the road, or in the hearts and minds of car enthusiasts.
Despite rumors of potential trouble with the crash worthiness of its upcoming Alfa Romeo Giulia sport sedan, parent company FCA has aggressively lashed out against those reports and denied that there are problems with safety, while reaffirming the timetable for this key model.
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After a planning process that spanned at least a decade, as well as a small experimental phase. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has decided to reverse course on its plans to convert all of its freeway signs to all new "Clearview" font, and revert all signs to the traditional Highway Gothic typeface.
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There are few cars that have the history and following of the Porsche 911. It has a heritage has that sparked debates, fights, and countless races on the street and the track for over half a century. But in their most private moments, and only to themselves, even the most die-hard Porschephile will admit that their beloved 911 is, in fact, incredibly flawed. Blasphemy, you say? Hardly. Even Porsche itself has acknowledged that the 911's overwhelmingly rearward weight bias has been something they have been trying to overcome for several generations.
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If this was 1938, you'd buy a Ford Flex to ferry well-heeled people from the train station to your snooty lakeside hotel. Back when train travel was a thing, automakers created 'station wagons' to transport passengers and their luggage to and from fancy resorts/private estates. And since these wood-bodied wagons had an air of exclusivity, they became popular family transporters from the late-40s through the mid-80s. But tastes change, and we're now in the era of big crossovers. The Ford Flex, however, can take you and six other people back to a simpler, more luxurious time...
If you're an Uber driver, chances are that picking up intoxicated passengers from bars and other establishments is not exactly your favorite assignment due to the dangers of being assaulted, as well as less than desirable behavior. However, Uber is aiming to make this particular task safer and easier with a new initiative that could improve driver safety.
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Kia is reportedly planning to unleash a contender of its own into the sport sedan segment sometime next year in a bid to further Kia's thrust into segments that are traditionally dominated by German brands like BMW and Mercedes.
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Amid pressure for his resignation due to the growing scope of the Takata airbag recall, Takata CEO Shigehisa Takada stated that he intends to keep a firm grip on the controls of the troubled auto accessory producer, despite previous insider reports that suggested Takada was exploring a possible resignation from the company. According to the folks at Reuters, anonymous sources within the company revealed that Takada would step down on January 29th and take full responsibility for the recall. Instead the company released a statement that indicated that this was not the case and that Takada has no plans to step down.
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