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Mitsubishi Doubles Warranty Length in Canada, but Nothing Lasts Forever

? Stand by your cars (temporarily), And show the world you love them (temporarily) ? – Not Tammy Wynette Mitsubishi Canada has decided to double the length of its comprehensive warranty and the duration of its roadside assistance, standing...Show More Summary

QOTD: Which Honda Accord Is The Best Honda Accord?

Against its normal methodology, Honda is already leaking details regarding the all-new 2018 Accord, the tenth-generation of Honda’s venerable midsize car. With continued manual transmission availability, a hi-po turbocharged 2.0-liter...Show More Summary

It’s Official: The Hyundai Azera Is Dead After 2017 – Genesis Knocked It Down, SUVs Kicked It

In a release yesterday detailing the company’s 2018 lineup, Hyundai confirmed that U.S. market availability of the Hyundai Azera will be discontinued. But have no fear, dear lover of affordable large sedans. The 2017 Hyundai Azera is not yet thin on the ground. Show More Summary

Vellum Venom: 2017 Toyota Camry XLE

The common road-going distraction of DLO FAIL sometimes forces a discussion with my best friend from the car design world.  While the raison d’etre for the series sadly left us over a decade ago, some cars take me back to our time together,...Show More Summary

When is a Delivery Not a Delivery? When It Involves a French Volkswagen

There’s nothing like the antics automakers get up to when fierce rivalry or falling sales forces an emergency pressing of the desperation button. Just last year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles found itself in quite a bit of hot water after its long-running sales-recording practices came under the federal microscope. Show More Summary

Britain’s Best-Selling Vehicle in June 2017 Was Not a Ford, Strange As That May Sound

The Volkswagen Golf was the best-selling new vehicle in the United Kingdom in June 2017, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. So what, you say, the Golf is historically a European powerhouse, a fine car by all accounts, just one that’s not entirely suited to American sales success. Show More Summary

Every Single New Volvo Will Be Electrified After 2019

Volvo has been pushing “non-traditional” powertrains for a while. The company, encouraged heavily by its Chinese owner, has already begun moving toward limiting engine options in the very near future while focusing heavily on electrification. Show More Summary

QOTD: Which Current Vehicle Has the Fewest Redeeming Qualities?

Even for a dyed-in-the-wool fanatic of a particular car, said fanatic is likely reasonable enough to see one or two flaws somewhere in their beloved ride of choice. Conversely, the biggest consumer of Haterade for the very same car is often able to see a couple of good qualities or features in the vehicle they despise. Show More Summary

Ace of Base: 2017 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Base

For once, we have an Ace of Base entrant whose trim level is actually Base. Not Sport. Not XL. Base. Tell it like it is, Chevy. Not long ago I sampled the Colorado in ZR2 trim, finding it to be an agreeable alternative to some of the other factory-built off-road trucks on the market. Show More Summary

Georgia Police Occasionally Placing Innocent People in Jail for ‘Drugged Driving’

It’s estimated that roughly 28 people are killed every day as a result of drivers intoxicated on alcohol. In 2015, 10,265 people died in alcohol-related incidents, accounting for nearly one-third of all motor vehicle fatalities within the United States. Show More Summary

Daimler, BAIC Investing $735 Million Into Chinese EV Production Pretty Much Out of Necessity

Daimler AG is dumping half of a 5 billion yuan sum, or 735 million dollars, into China as part of a joint venture with BAIC Motor Corp. Together, the companies plan to establish the groundwork for competent EV production in the region — meaning a good ol’ fashioned battery factory. Show More Summary

Was the Nissan Rogue Truly America’s Best-Selling SUV/Crossover in June 2017? We’ll Never Know

Nissan reported 34,349 U.S. sales of the Rogue in June 2017, a 17-percent year-over-year increase that drove the Rogue to its third monthly victory in America’s SUV/crossover sales race this year. But June was the first time since March...Show More Summary

Ram’s Three-month-long Streak of Outselling the Chevrolet Silverado? It Ended in June

March 2017 marked just the third occasion in three years in which Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Ram P/U line outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in the United States. One month later, in April, Ram did it again. Then in May 2017, Ram made it a threepeat, outselling the traditional No. Show More Summary

Ask Jack: I Need NOS (New Old Stock), and I Need It by Tonight!

It’s the kind of story dealership employees love to tell during slow afternoons: the decade-old car with an MSO (manufacturer’s statement of origin, which is what cars have before they have titles) in the glovebox, no air in the tires,...Show More Summary

Midsize Sedan Deathwatch #13: 2017’s Grim First-half 198,000-unit Loss

Midsize car sales volume decreased by nearly 200,000 units in the United States during the first-half of 2017. Year-over-year, that 18-percent decline was caused by virtually every member of America’s midsize sedan fleet. Escaping unscathed,...Show More Summary

2017 Mazda MX-5 Miata RF Review – How Much Extra Will You Pay for Less Convertible?

Got $2,755? That’s how much extra coin Mazda wants in order to swap out the 2017 MX-5 Miata’s soft top, install a pair of buttresses, and replace the soft top with a foldable, targa-style hard top. You’re not just paying $2,755 extra for the seasonal benefits of a hard top. Show More Summary

Happy Independence Day, TTAC Readers!

It’s July the Fourth, so we’ve taken the day off to dream wistfully of oddball cars, grill various meats, and celebrate the holiday in our own unique ways. Or, in the case of one editor, perform all of the above while also helping a friend move. Show More Summary

U.S. Auto Sales Brand-By-Brand Results: June 2017 YTD

Auto sales slid 3 percent in the United States in June 2017, marking the end to a first-half of 2017 in which U.S. auto sales declined in six consecutive months. Despite Acura-fuelled improvements at American Honda, RAV4-powered increases...Show More Summary

North American Dealers Annoyed by Hyundai’s Lousy Volume Strategy

Since 2009, Hyundai’s North American volume has seen record sales every single year. While the last few annual assessments haven’t resulted in the same volume boom as the immediate post-recession years, the company hasn’t seen any shrinkage —...Show More Summary

Honda Charges Up Its Electric Game With Joint Motor Company

Following early technological success in the electric car field, Honda entered the 21st century with a newfound aim to place hybrid vehicles in the driveways of global carbuyers. While rival Toyota’s hybrids have garnered the most headlines...Show More Summary

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