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Week after week, my heart breaks for my fellow collector car owners who fall victim to car theft. It seems like every time I look for parts for my classic, I run into craigslist ads that read something like “Please keep an eye out for my mint condition (insert classic car here), stolen from my garage”, and so on. Here’s some information you need to keep your classic better protected.
The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) has closed an investigation into problems with coolant leaks, which included 24,635 Porsche 911s from model years 2001-2011. All were equipped with Turbo, GT2 or GT3 engines.
Self-driving automobiles are inevitable. Eventually we will have the technology and capability to allow our cars to take us where we want to go without much input from the passengers inside. Swedish researchers may have paved the way for Volvo and other autonomous car manufacturers to do this sooner rather than later.
Tags: magnet, volvo, autonomous, self-driving
Late spring will bring something special to the showrooms of Fiat dealerships. A limited production 2014 Fiat 500 1957 Edition will make its debut in celebration of Italian automotive history. It is inspired by the Nuovo 500 which went into production on July 4th, 1957. The last one was built on August 4th, 1975.
Given the current question of whether or not to legalize marijuana, it’s no surprise that studies are now being done to determine the effect this drug has on driving ability. At this point 18 states have legalized marijuana for medical use and 30% of the country has decriminalized possession, and recreational use, of pot. Predictions are that another 10% will do likewise by the end of the year. The question is how dangerous is it to drive stoned and how do we enforce laws against it?
On March 3rd, Toyota Motor Sales USA issued a “stop delivery” order to dealers for its 2014 Toyota Highlander Crossovers. This means dealers were asked not to sell any of these vehicles until further notice. The cause of the request is the seat belt in the center of the third row, which apparently was not installed properly at the factory and may not be secured to the vehicle floor. It can come loose during a crash and send the occupant of this seat flying through or out of the vehicle, depending on the severity of the accident.
Tags: highlander, toyota, lexus, seat belt, 2014
Legalities baffle me sometimes. They seem to go against common sense, and those who resort to splitting hairs over what’s “legal” and what’s “right” annoy me to no end. GM is teetering on the edge of falling into this category.
If you can afford to buy a Rolls Royce, then you’re not going to be concerned about the gas mileage. You probably own an oil well, or a small country, and you need a suitable conveyance for your massive ego. Obviously, the traditional Rolls customer doesn’t want or need a plug-in hybrid. But government regulators are forcing them to make one…
Tags: rolls royce, rolls royce phantom 102ex, hybrid, plug-in hybrid
A quick look at any new truck will make is obvious that truck grilles are getting bigger and bigger every time manufacturers do a redesign. The same can’t be said about passenger cars, so you might be curious if this is a truck fab or if it actually serves some purpose. The answer can be found when you consider the purpose of a pickup truck.
We would like to send an open letter of thanks to the great folks at Chevrolet. It is not often these days that we begin writing about a new car and then realize we're simply at a loss for words. Not because of any sudden illness, or some unusual drainage of every vocabulary word in our brains, or even a more simple solution like alien abduction. No, this initial loss of words was due to simply being overwhelmed by the sheer awesomeness of the newest badass to roll of the assembly line in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
Posted In: Car Reviews, Special / Limited Edition
Tags: Chevrolet, Corvette, Z06, Z07
The 2014 Geneva Auto Show is giving car enthusiasts a lot to get excited about. For example, Nissan has released its new Smart Rearview Mirror which should be good news to everyone—from designers to drivers—concerned with automobiles.