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Tesla Just Can’t Catch a Stock Market Break

The brief uptick in share price Tesla enjoyed after beating production estimates this week was swiftly erased by a newly critical Goldman Sachs Group. The investment bank downgraded the company on Thursday, sending its stock back down the hillside, Bloomberg reports. Show More Summary

Ram Product Placement Film Looks Awful, and the Studio Knows It

Having your vehicles prominently featured in a big-ticket Hollywood movie is any automaker’s dream, but Ram’s starring role in the upcoming movie Monster Trucks has turned into a nightmare. Apparently, the film is so awful that Paramount...Show More Summary

Freaky Friday: Ghosts, Gorillaz, and a Pacer With Your Name on It

There’s some weird stuff out there today, but let’s get to the pop culture stuff first. One of the world’s ugliest and most unappealing cars is going on the auction block by way of Barrett-Jackson next week — and it could fetch a ridiculous price. Show More Summary

Is This Autocrosser The Worst Human Ever? Or Does He Just Not Care About People?

In case you haven’t heard, the Southeast is pretty much being destroyed by a Category 4 hurricane as we speak. My own father, who art in Hilton Head, was forced to evacuate from his home near the coast and retreat inland — all the way...Show More Summary

2016 Ford Focus RS Long-Term Test – May the FoRS Be With You, Always

Surprise! It’s a Ford hatchback! As many of you correctly guessed yesterday, the new long-term tester (and this one’s gonna be loooooooong) is a 2016 Focus RS in Nitrous Blue. And, man, is this thing glorious. The decision to get a FoRS was surprisingly difficult. Show More Summary

No Turkey for Fiat Chrysler, Unifor as Monday Strike Deadline Looms

Canada, as the New York Times helpfully points out, actually celebrates Thanksgiving (!), but bargaining teams from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and autoworkers union Unifor won’t get to enjoy it. The two groups are expected to bargain down to the last minute as contract talks approach Monday night’s strike deadline, the Windsor Star reports. Show More Summary

Falcon Name Bites the Dust as Ford Pulls out Down Under

It’s a sad day in Australia as Ford Motor Company closes the door on 91 years of domestic vehicle production. Some 600 Ford employees are now out of work after the automaker shut down factories in Melbourne and Geelong. This marks not...Show More Summary

A Little Japanese Sausage: 35 Years of Honda’s Takes on Leading German Cars

How ’bout that new Civic sedan? I don’t know about you, but I think it’s the boldest mainstream design I’ve seen from a Japanese manufacturer since Honda got rid of the hidden headlamps on the Accord back in ’92. It’s got a ton of surface...Show More Summary

Lesser Phaeton or Ultra Passat? Volkswagen Planning New Premium Model

The long journey back from the economic damage wrought by the diesel emissions scandal is taking Volkswagen down new roads. In a bid to boost the profitability of its remaining non-diesel lineup, the automaker will introduce a wholly new model aimed at the premium car crowd, Bloomberg reports. Show More Summary

2017 Chevrolet Silverado HD First Drive – More Than Just Numbers

At the end of September, some of my auto journo colleagues busied themselves with the French delights of Paris, covering new reveals at the Paris Auto Show. Me? I was somewhere much more in line with my personality, surrounded by heavy-duty trucks at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. Show More Summary

Subaru Outback Outsells Most Of The Volkswagen Brand In September, Most Minis Are Big, Viper And NSX Tie, BMW Fades, And More September Sales Stats

At the beginning of each and every month, automakers release complete U.S. sales results for nearly every make and model. Sometimes the numbers are spectacular. Other times, surprising. Sometimes they’re just downright silly; nonsensical even. Show More Summary

‘Polished Turd’: Docs Show What Ford Engineers and Execs Really Thought about MyFord Touch, Sync

Customers welcomed Ford’s Sync3 infotainment system with all the enthusiasm of a child running across the tarmac to greet a returning serviceman, and with good reason. The automaker’s MyFord Touch and Sync systems, launched at the beginning...Show More Summary

Ford F-Series Hits All-Time Canadian Record In September, Outsells Three Top Rivals Combined

Seemingly in response to a story we published on TTAC last month on the subject of the Ford F-Series’ otherworldly dominance north of the border, Ford Canada reported yet another all-time monthly F-Series sales record in September 2016. Show More Summary

Is the World Ready for a $140,000 Jeep?

The Jeep brand can seemingly do no wrong, at least on its balance sheet, but are consumers ready to shell out six figures for a top-flight SUV with a seven-slot grille? That’s the price range Jeep plans to probe with its upcoming Grand...Show More Summary

The Name Game: Volkswagen’s Manly Crossover Hero is Called ‘Atlas’

A figure of Greek mythology with very strong back muscles will find his name plastered on Volkswagen’s upcoming three-row crossover. According to Automobilwoche, German affiliate of Automotive News, Volkswagen has decided to name their high-hopes, Chattanooga-built model the Atlas. Show More Summary

EVs, Fanboyism, and Electrek’s Slanted View of the Chevrolet Bolt

Since General Motors showed the Chevrolet Bolt EV Concept at the 2015 North American International Auto Show, the company has been adamant the car would compete with Tesla’s upcoming Model 3 in terms of pricing, range and certainly in terms of consumer adoption. Show More Summary

On Track For Best Year Ever, Ram Beats Chevrolet Silverado In September 2016

For just the second time in 205 months, the Ram P/U range outsold the Chevrolet Silverado in the United States in September 2016. It’s a victory wiped away by including GM’s other full-size pickup truck, the GMC Sierra, not to mention both Ram and Silverado are fighting for second place. Show More Summary

Bark’s Bites: All The Things You Ain’t

I bought a car yesterday (as seen below). I’ll do the full reveal and write-up for you tomorrow. For now, let’s talk about all the things I considered buying but didn’t, and how it might help you make your own buying decision in the future. Show More Summary

Jeep Dealership Claims Anton Yelchin’s Death Was His Own Fault, Wants Out of Lawsuit

A new wrinkle has cropped up in the lawsuit filed against Fiat Chrysler Automobiles by the parents of late Star Trek actor Anton Yelchin. Yelchin died in June after being pinned against a gatepost by his 2015 Jeep Cherokee, which was subject to a recall for its confusing Monostable shift lever. Show More Summary

Brock Yates, Larger-than-Life Driver and Journalist, Dies at 82

Brock Yates wore many hats during his enviable madcap life, and each one blew off as he pinned the accelerator to the firewall. The longtime Car & Driver editor, racecar driver, brief TTAC contributor, author, restaurateur, television...Show More Summary

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