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Volkswagen To Cease Eos Production This Summer

On: Sat, Feb 28, 2015 at 10:12AM | By: Carl Malek


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Following years of slumping sales as well as a change in overall direction for its product line, Volkswagen has revealed that it will cease production of its Eos convertible by this summer putting an end to its role as the brand's entry in the convertible segment. While this news may dissapoint the small group of loyalists who enjoyed the model, the Eos' demise was already a foregone conclusion with Volkswagen having revealed its plans to retire the model from production here in the U.S due to sagging demand from buyers.


Buick Gets High Marks From Consumer Reports

On: Fri, Feb 27, 2015 at 2:10PM | By: Gary P Garry


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The automotive industry has gone through some enormous changes over the last several decades. When you hear that statement, technology is going to come to mind, but that is not what I'm talking about here.


Top Five Practical Car-Buying Tips

On: Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:38AM | By: Gary P Garry


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Some people decide to buy a car because they have a very specific car in mind for their own reasons. This is understandable, but there are others who are just looking for a decent, reliable car at a good price, and they are open-minded.


Aston Martin Showcases Vantage GT3 Limited Edition

On: Mon, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:34AM | By: Carl Malek


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With the Vantage now entering its 11th year of production, it is clearly way overdue for a major overhaul. Before the Vantage goes under the knife in the near future, Aston Martin has taken the wraps off of perhaps the most track-capable version that has ever been produced:  the Vantage GT3 Special Edition.


 

Mercedes Benz Revives Pullman Marque, Showcases $575k Mercedes Maybach-Pullman Limousine

On: Fri, Feb 20, 2015 at 5:44PM | By: Carl Malek


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With the 50th anniversary of the legendary Mercedes Benz 600 now upon us, both Mercedes and its super-luxury sub-brand Maybach are celebrating the occasion by formally unveiling the limousine version of the S-Class sedan, which will be formally known as the Mercedes-Maybach Pullman, at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show in March.


Lotus Previews 2016 Evora 400

On: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 4:19PM | By: Carl Malek


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Despite a recent wave of uncertainty about not only the top management, but the survivial of Lotus as a whole, the company has announced that it will travel to the 2015 Geneva Motor Show to introduce the 2016 Evora 400 Coupe, which will be the most powerful car the company has ever produced in its iconic history.


Golf GTi + Performance Chip = Brain Damage ?

On: Thu, Feb 19, 2015 at 3:40PM | By: Jon Summers


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One of the easiest ways to go faster— i.e. generate extra horsepower—in cars built in the last few decades is to remap the car’s electronic brain. Service providers often allege that not only will their work allow the engine to develop more power, gas mileage will improve too due to the efficiency of the new, bespoke engine management tune. By definition, “chipping” must compromise reliability, since components such as clutches and driveshafts engineered to manage ‘X’ horsepower are now being subjected to ‘X+’ horsepower. The practice remains extremely popular since most people “chipping” a new car do not expect to still have the car four or five years or thousands of miles down the road, and the change is both easily reversed and impossible to detect without diagnostic tools. Illustrating this, the car I drove was leased, and soon to be returned. As the current keeper gave me the keys, he explained it had 274hp, up about 50 from standard, adding how “front wheel drivey” it was, a comment I remembered throughout my time with the car.


I'll Drive My Own Car, Thank You

On: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 2:21PM | By: Gary P Garry


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I'm always reading the latest automotive news, and I live in Las Vegas, so the Consumer Electronics Show is very much on my radar every year. This year there was a lot of noise made about the Audi self-driving car that was making a trip from San Francisco to the CES in Las Vegas.


Indian Unveils New Chief Dark Horse

On: Wed, Feb 18, 2015 at 11:28AM | By: Gary P Garry


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We live in a commercial culture, and it places a huge emphasis on brand recognition. This has been true to some extent for a very long time, but the evolution of mass media has made branding all the more important.


2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

On: Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 12:03PM | By: Jon Summers


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Your writer is lucky enough to be involved with Stanford University's revolutionary Revs program and at a recent event a former student showed him "the latest car we have, an electric Golf". We were in VAIL—the Volkwagen Automotive Innovation Laboratory—and surrounded by all Stanford's autonomous and solar car experiments and projects.


Inspiring Automotive Artistry: Count's Kustoms in Sin City

On: Thu, Feb 12, 2015 at 2:19PM | By: Gary P Garry


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If you strip it down to bland, cold sterility, a car is a form of transportation, something that is designed to get you from point A to point B. Here's the dictionary definition: "a road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine and able to carry a small number of people."