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Review of the 2016 Audi TTS: Righting wrongs yet again

On: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:08AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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We have to admit when we are wrong. Granted, it doesn't happen often (or so we'd like to believe); there are, however, times when being wrong can be humbling, humiliating, embarrassing, and even downright infuriating. But sometimes, just sometimes, being wrong can be a good thing; one such case began in 1998 when Audi debuted the TT. In truth, we did not think for one minute that this funky-looking, not-quite-a-sports-car, quasi-coupe, pseudo-VW-Beetle, ladybug-ish bubble would last more than a couple model years at best. However, here we are some 18 years since that infamous decree, and its time that we got out our fork and knife and ate our words. The Audi TT has had a very long and successful production run that is still going strong. As proof of that fact, we bring you the 2016 Audi TTS.


Ford Recalls 75,000 Explorers

On: Tue, May 24, 2016 at 10:07AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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If you own a newer Ford Explorer, it might be best to listen up. Ford has issued a recall of 75,346 model year 2014-15 Explorers. It seems that the models in question may have a defect from the factory in which the toe links on the rear suspension could have potentially been welded incorrectly. The models that may be affected were built between January 17, 2014 through May 31, 2014.


Fuji Heavy Industries to be renamed SUBARU Corp

On: Wed, May 18, 2016 at 8:53AM | By: Carl Malek


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Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) has announced that it will change its name to SUBARU Corporation; the change expected to take place in April of 2017, if shareholders in Fuji approve of the proposal.


Hyundai develops Iron Man-inspired exosuit

On: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 1:59PM | By: Carl Malek


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With the newest Iron Man movie currently playing on the silver screen, having an exosuit that is just like Tony Stark's has always been a must-have item for every man's dream garage. While the technology needed to craft a suit like that is still a bit out of reach, Hyundai is working on the next best thing, and has crafted a suit of its own that can be used in a wide range of applications. 


 

Volvo previews mystery concept

On: Tue, May 17, 2016 at 7:21AM | By: Carl Malek


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Volvo has released a mysterious teaser image that appears to show an all-new concept vehicle that could make its debut at a private event in Gothenburg, Sweden (the site of Volvo's HQ), next week.


Audi teases 2017 A5 Coupe

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 3:08PM | By: Carl Malek


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With Audi's A5 coupe quickly reaching the end of its shelf life, the German luxury car maker has previewed the next generation A5 coupe which is expected to make its debut at a private event on June 2nd in Ingolstadt, Germany, where the brand's largest factory is located.


B-J's and AA's auctions prove that if you dishonor your Heritage you will pay the price. [Buyers, however, won't even offer half of it.]

On: Mon, May 16, 2016 at 10:21AM | By: Andrew W Davis


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While the car you see above looks like every other “Heritage Edition” Ford GT, this one hides a terrible secret: Somebody invested a fortune into cutting its value in half. Yes, you read that right. Someone bought one of the ultra-rare and ultra-desirable Gulf-liveried 2006 Ford GTs and basically destroyed it in the most pathetically-ironic way: They turned it into a “racecar.”


Review of the 2016 BMW X1: A whole new world

On: Fri, May 13, 2016 at 2:27PM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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There comes a point in many people's lives where they sometimes hit a crossroads between idealism and reality. Sometimes, when faced with the harsh reality of how the world really works, we are all but forced to rescind some of the convictions we may have so staunchly heralded as our personal mission statements. It happens in every facet of human life. Creative writers become copywriters, musicians become music teachers, actors and actresses become waiters and bartenders, exceptionally talented college football players accept a job with the Cleveland Browns… We have all done it at one point or another, because the truth is, we need to get by in life. And while holding true to some self-decreed moral code is all well and good, the truth is, that code doesn't always pay the bills, and when the money is staring you dead in the face, sometimes, we find a way to bend that code just a little bit to make ends meet.


Nissan recalls 100,000 vehicles

On: Fri, May 13, 2016 at 9:25AM | By: Lou Ruggieri


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If you own a 2014-2016 Nissan Rogue, you may need to take a trip back to the dealer very soon. If your vehicle was built between July 31, 2013 through January 16, 2016, it may be susceptible to a factory defect. It seems that in these vehicles the supports for the rear lift gate may corrode because they were not given sufficient anti-corrosion treatments when they were built. This recall affects a total vehicle count of 108,503 Rogues.


Tesla sales foil predictions of German automotive critics

On: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 1:57PM | By: Bill Wilson


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There is a strange, persistent irony that flows throughout history. A small group of visionaries comes up with an idea that challenges conventional wisdom. The concept is so radical that those in power either ignore the newcomers or revile them. Over time, however, the outsiders begin to transform the world.


BMW facing excess inventory, thanks to sales initiative

On: Tue, May 10, 2016 at 8:04AM | By: Carl Malek


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Last year, BMW undertook a bold initiative that was meant to make the Bavarian luxury car company king of the market (while upstaging Audi, and Mercedes Benz). While the final results of this campaign are mired in controversy, it appears that the campaign has also had the unexpected consequence of swamping BMW with excess inventory.