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Review of the 2016 Subaru Legacy: Trying to live up to its name

On: Thu, Jun 30, 2016 at 3:34PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

2016 Subaru Legacy test 2

The world of midsize sedans is a brutal market to compete in. The big champs of the segment are the Camry and the Accord, who trade blows year after year battling for supremacy of the heavyweight sales division. But, aside from those perennial all-stars, there are some other competitors that have been trying to make their mark against those bruisers for some time. Known mostly for their all-wheel drive systems, and their rally-inspired WRX models, Subaru has been trying to establish itself as more than just a boy-racer brand in recent years. The model in center stage of those attempts is their midsize model, the Legacy.

The best used cars for new college students

On: Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 4:05PM | By: Gary P Garry

The best used cars for new college students test 1-1

We have recently passed through the high school graduation season, and, if you are a parent of a recent graduate, college is probably going to be the next step for your child. You may be in the market for a used car for your new college student, and there are some things to take into consideration when you make car buying decisions. Though it may not be on the top of the list for your son or daughter, safety will probably be your primary concern. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's (IIHS) Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) has done a great deal of very useful research into the subject. According to their website, there are four primary things to think about when you are trying to identify the right used car for a young driver.

American automotive independence: Route 66

On: Tue, Jun 28, 2016 at 10:18AM | By: Gary P Garry

Route 66 test 2

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and this is a very significant date in American history. Independence Day commemorates the approval of the Declaration of Independence, which made the United States a sovereign entity outside of British rule. A lot of people think that the document was signed on July 4th, but it was actually signed two days earlier and approved on the day that we now call Independence Day.

BMW Recalls 21,000 Cars

On: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 11:42AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

BMW Recalls 21,000 Cars test 1-1

BMW has long since lived up to its self-proclaimed "Ultimate Driving Machine" moniker. We have seen dozens of examples of BMW's ability to produce amazingly powerful, fast, luxurious, and elegant cars, while still making them fun to drive day-to-day. But even the mighty BMW is subject to a screwup here and there. It's inevitable; you build millions of cars, and you're bound to have a few that don't quite come out right. It happens to bakers, bartenders, authors, and, obviously, carmakers; the odds are that if you produce a lot of something, eventually a small percentage will be incorrect.


Hyundai Tucson: Affordable practicality

On: Mon, Jun 27, 2016 at 9:44AM | By: Gary P Garry

Hyundai Tucson test 2

The process you go through when you buy a new car is tried and true, but, when you think about it, you are taking quite a big risk. You may see a car on the road that catches your eye, and this can draw you in. There is nothing wrong with that, but you're seeing only the outside, and you can become infatuated before you get behind the wheel. (Come to think of it, this is something like the dating process, but that's a subject for a different type of article.) Short of this, you may see a commercial that gets your attention, and, in other instances, you may ride with a friend who has a car that interests you.

Review of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR: Pick your poison

On: Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 10:30AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Review of the 2016 Dodge Viper ACR test 2

In terms of iconic cars, there are a few American cars that showed up, stole our hearts, and then rode off into the sunset without the slightest thought of giving them back. Cars like the Corvette, Mustang, Camaro, Firebird, GTO, Chevelle, Challenger, all have had that same talent to capture new suitors by simply just being driven by them. But, even beyond most of those cars, with the exception of some Corvettes, there was one car back in the 1960s that single handedly took hold of the fantasies of every car enthusiast for decades and never let go. That car was the fabled Shelby Cobra, a production hot rod that was nothing short of blisteringly, ridiculously, ungodly powerful and fast.

Toyota's Prius Prime will not offer solar panel roof In U.S.

On: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:05PM | By: Carl Malek

Toyota's Prius Prime will not offer solar panel roof In U.S. test 1-1

When Toyota first unveiled the Prius Prime, it touted innovative fuel-saving features that would make the Prime stand out from the rest of its green competitors. One of these features is its roof, which incorporates solar panel technology to help recharge the battery and increase fuel economy. This will help to extend the Prime's driving range; but Toyota's plan to brighten the lives of Prime buyers in the U.S. has hit a snag due to safety regulations.

Marchionne changes tune on electric vehicles, says first electric Maserati model would debut in 2019

On: Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 3:04PM | By: Carl Malek

Marchionne changes tune on electric vehicles, says first electric Maserati model would debut in 2019 test 1-1

It is no secret that when it comes to EV vehicles and their profitability, Sergio Marchionne has a well-defined stance against them. He says that their profitability is non-existent, that that the Fiat 500e EV costs $10,000 for every one that is sold. However, when it comes to whether he is open to adding one in a higher price bracket, Marchionne has swerved from that position.

BMW 3-Series Wagon to be axed in U.S.?

On: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:34PM | By: Carl Malek

BMW 3-Series Wagon to be axed in U.S.? test 1-1

America's renewed obsession with crossovers and SUVs has caused many automakers to rethink their long-term product strategies; it appears that the booming segment could force BMW to throw in the towel and remove its venerable 3-Series station wagon from U.S. shores.

NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures,

On: Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:33PM | By: Carl Malek

NHTSA closes investigation into Tesla suspension failures, test 1-1

Following several recent reports of suspension failure in Tesla's Model S, the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) has closed its investigation into the matter, stating that the majority of the complaints were false; it also clarified Tesla's position regarding its scrutinized Goodwill agreements.

Looking Back: Lexus LFA

On: Sat, Jun 18, 2016 at 9:44AM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Looking Back:  Lexus LFA test 1-1

At the end of last millennium, Japan all but completely bowed out of the supercar market. Only the Acura NSX held on for for another few years until 2005, but now even that car has come and gone.