Month: October 2015

0 31  1 Comment on Ford Sale Unusual For Good Economic Times
Posted in Automotive News

Ford Sale Unusual For Good Economic Times

Year-end new car sales will soon be underway. Ford may have found a better idea as its discounting starts early…

0 81  4 Comments on Burly Beast: Land Rover LR4
Posted in New Vehicle Reviews

Burly Beast: Land Rover LR4

Someone at Jaguar Land Rover loves me. Indeed, not a month, perhaps two goes by and I receive yet another…

0 36  2 Comments on Honda Brings Clarity to its Fuel Cell Plans
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Honda Brings Clarity to its Fuel Cell Plans

New Honda fuel cell model goes on sale first in Japan — North America and Europe will follow. Since releasing…

0 25  1 Comment on Crumbling Chevrolet Sonic Sales Leads to Layoffs
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Crumbling Chevrolet Sonic Sales Leads to Layoffs

Small car segment battered by low fuel prices. Arguably, Chevrolet has the strongest line up it has ever presented in…

0 81  5 Comments on Made-In-China Volvo S60 Inscription Impresses
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Made-In-China Volvo S60 Inscription Impresses

Volvo China exports extended wheelbase S60 Inscription edition to the US. Brutally tough competition and a change of owners has…

0 49  4 Comments on Should I Repair or Replace My Car?
Posted in Car Tips

Should I Repair or Replace My Car?

You slip behind the wheel of your car, turn the key and…nothing. You’re not sure what’s wrong with your car…

0 118  13 Comments on Strike a Pose: Nissan Rogue
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Strike a Pose: Nissan Rogue

Car manufacturers sometimes choose odd names for their vehicles. Most such names, including the Mazda Bongo and the Mitsubishi Pistachio,…

0 39  2 Comments on LA Auto Show: 2015 Sneak Peak
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LA Auto Show: 2015 Sneak Peak

The Los Angeles Auto Show opens in about a month, the first of four huge auto shows on tap in…

0 25  1 Comment on Auto Reliability: Consumer Reports Slaps Acura, Cadillac and, Yes, the Tesla Model S
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Auto Reliability: Consumer Reports Slaps Acura, Cadillac and, Yes, the Tesla Model S

Lexus Pulls a Clean Sweep. All good things must come to an end. One of those “things” is the ongoing…

0 38  3 Comments on Dealers: Use Open Recalls to Drive Sales
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Dealers: Use Open Recalls to Drive Sales

With tens of millions of passenger vehicles recalled over the past year, there is a good chance that your customers…

0 25  0 Comment on Vehicle Electrification and Volvo Cars
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Vehicle Electrification and Volvo Cars

It is almost hard to imagine manufacturers pursuing an electric vehicle strategy with the world awash in oil. Fuel prices…

0 27  1 Comment on Two More Years of Strong Auto Sales?
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Two More Years of Strong Auto Sales?

Auto sales continue to rise globally with the US market experiencing strong gains. The year-over-year streak may continue until 2018…

0 28  0 Comment on Flagging Fiat Sales: No Easy Answer
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Flagging Fiat Sales: No Easy Answer

The Fiat brand has this 500X crossover in its portfolio.   It must be tough sitting in a meeting of…

0 44  2 Comments on 4 Lesser Known Facts About the Tesla Model X
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4 Lesser Known Facts About the Tesla Model X

The Tesla Model X is a 7-passenger, all-electric sport utility vehicle and has already been deemed the fastest (and cleanest)…

0 30  1 Comment on Ford Designates $1.8 Billion for China
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Ford Designates $1.8 Billion for China

Automotive sales have cooled in China, but the Ford Motor Company still sees much potential for expanded opportunity in the…

0 28  0 Comment on Tokyo and a Sensuous Toyota S-FR Concept Sports Car
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Tokyo and a Sensuous Toyota S-FR Concept Sports Car

Never mind the upcoming auto shows in Los Angeles and Detroit. The Tokyo Motor Show starts at the end of…

0 26  0 Comment on US Congress to Interrogate Volkswagen CEO Today
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US Congress to Interrogate Volkswagen CEO Today

Among the perks of a senior executive are a generous salary, excellent benefits, and stock options. Typically, these are the…

0 63  2 Comments on Subaru Study Reveals Pets Are Not Safe in Pet Travel Seats
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Subaru Study Reveals Pets Are Not Safe in Pet Travel Seats

Subaru of America and the Center for Pet Safety have completed the third and final phase of their joint pet…

0 48  0 Comment on Turbo, V6 AWD Amplify Lexus RC Line
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Turbo, V6 AWD Amplify Lexus RC Line

Apparently, Lexus is listening to its customers. Toyota’s luxury brand, long a leader amongst premium marques, has been playing it…

0 35  4 Comments on Nip/Tuck Keeps Mitsubishi Lancer Going
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Nip/Tuck Keeps Mitsubishi Lancer Going

Updated: Mitsubishi announced on Oct.5, 2015, that it would produce 1,600 copies of a 2015 Lancer Final Edition model, making…

0 39  2 Comments on Vehicle Lightweighting Achieved Through Composites
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Vehicle Lightweighting Achieved Through Composites

Plastic has long been used in automotive manufacturing. These days, an assortment of composites are helping to reduce weight, save…