Month: August 2015

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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2016 Toyota Tacoma

Revealed: 2016 Toyota Tacoma

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

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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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…

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