Month: August 2015

 2 Comments on 5 Models at Death’s Door
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5 Models at Death’s Door

Updated to clarify that the sales numbers are “year-to-date.”  Automobile manufacturers work diligently to ensure that every conceived product has…

 9 Comments on Cadillac CTS Vsport: Twin Turbo Performance
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Cadillac CTS Vsport: Twin Turbo Performance

Automotive analysts drive me nuts! Well, not all — after all, I am an analyst myself. What infuriates me is…

 2 Comments on Return of the Ford Ranger?
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Return of the Ford Ranger?

Updated Aug. 27, 2015, to reflect information about a second model, the Ford Bronco. Ford may build the Bronco (concept…

 5 Comments on Making a Case For a Jeep Pickup Truck
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Making a Case For a Jeep Pickup Truck

Secretive FCA Meetings Reveal New Jeep, Dodge, Ram & Chrysler Products See Also — Not US Bound: Ram 700 Pickup…

 1 Comment on Labor Bargaining Chip: The Made in China Buick Envision
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Labor Bargaining Chip: The Made in China Buick Envision

GM and the UAW are at the negotiation table with both parties seeking the upper hand with the next labor…

 21 Comments on On the Road With the All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson
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On the Road With the All-New 2016 Hyundai Tucson

After several years of strong year-over-year sales, the Hyundai engine has transitioned from a raucous roar to a subdued purr….

 5 Comments on Looking Ahead: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe
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Looking Ahead: 2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe

At the Frankfurt International Motor Show next month, count on a number of eye-catching new models making global debuts. One…

 8 Comments on Sporty Crossover: 2015 Nissan Murano
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Sporty Crossover: 2015 Nissan Murano

There are no lack of SUVs on the market and Nissan itself is well represented. From its diminutive Juke to…

 1 Comment on Apple’s Project Titan Autonomous Car
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Apple’s Project Titan Autonomous Car

From the rumor files. Computer and consumer electronics authority Apple Inc. has its eyes intently focused on the automotive industry….

 2 Comments on Tesla Owners Gripe Over Supercharger Abuse Warning
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Tesla Owners Gripe Over Supercharger Abuse Warning

Tesla owners are a unique lot as they have the privilege of driving an extended-range electric vehicle in addition to…

2016 Toyota Tacoma
 8 Comments on Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
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Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

The next generation Toyota Tacoma pickup truck rolls out with available crawl control and a GoPro mount among its changes….

 2 Comments on Scion FR-S: Attainable Fun!
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Scion FR-S: Attainable Fun!

The Scion FR-S may be the most anonymous of all sporty cars built. This 2+2 rear-wheel drive sport coupe is…

 1 Comment on Rip-off Report: $6,391 in New Car Warranties
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Rip-off Report: $6,391 in New Car Warranties

Buying a new car is a hassle, with more than half of all buyers surveyed indicating that they consider car…

 4 Comments on 8 Reasons to Avoid a Particular Used Car
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8 Reasons to Avoid a Particular Used Car

You are in the market for a car and a used one at that. Shop around carefully and you just…

 0 Comment on Smaller, More Potent Turbo Engine Powers Volkswagen Jetta
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Smaller, More Potent Turbo Engine Powers Volkswagen Jetta

Volkswagen continues to find ways to squeeze more power out of its engines, gasoline and diesel alike. For 2016, the…

 0 Comment on Mazda Has the Zoom-Zoom in its Product Line
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Mazda Has the Zoom-Zoom in its Product Line

We need to give the Mazda North American Operations team a lot of credit. Not too long ago Mazda’s position…

 3 Comments on Blacked Out: GMC Sierra Double Cab
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Blacked Out: GMC Sierra Double Cab

This blacked-out Sierra “Elevation Edition” makes for a stylish truck. America’s love affair with pickup trucks is a strong one….

 1 Comment on Sneak Peek: 2016 Toyota Tacoma
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Sneak Peek: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

See Also — Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma Earlier this week, Toyota hosted yours truly at an automotive event by which…

 3 Comments on How to Avoid an Unsafe Rental Car
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How to Avoid an Unsafe Rental Car

Millions upon millions of cars are recalled every month, a staggering number that should give consumers reason for concern. What…

 3 Comments on Manual Transmissions and How to Drive Stick Shift
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Manual Transmissions and How to Drive Stick Shift

Most cars include automatic transmissions, with the gears shifting systematically. Other vehicles have a manual transmission, requiring drivers to control…

 3 Comments on Lexus RC F: Manual, Please?
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Lexus RC F: Manual, Please?

Like most of its chief competitors, the Lexus RC F does not offer a manual transmission. Instead, Lexus mates its…