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Volkswagen’s Apology and How It Might Save Millions

Volkswagen’s Goodwill Program in the U.S., which may cost the company nearly half a billion dollars all told, may be a form of corporate apology that could insulate the automaker from further lawsuits. Michael Siebecker, a professorShow More Summary

Bombay Peggy’s and the Sourtoe Cocktail

Things didn’t sound quite right at the Pelly Crossing filling station in the middle of the Yukon Territory. The gurgle of the fuel I was pumping down the filler neck had a frothy note, reminiscent of the sound of filling up one of the diesel pick-ups I’ve owned over the years. Show More Summary

For Some TDI Owners, Conflicting Messages on Trade-in

As Volkswagen works to make amends with customers and the public, TDI owners ready to give up their illegally polluting cars are hearing conflicting messages from some Volkswagen dealers who are either unwilling to or begrudgingly taking in those cars on trade. Show More Summary

Report: Volkswagen Alone in Cheating So Far, Testing Shows

Increased scrutiny on diesel-powered cars’ emissions hasn’t revealed any other cheating cars beyond Volkswagen’s models, German magazine Wirtschaftswoche reported (via Reuters). In an interview with California Air Resources Board Chairwoman Mary Nichols, the German outlet reported that Nichols said Volkswagen appeared to be alone in cheating so far. Show More Summary

From the Vault: Hide Your Aircooled Porsches, Because “RWB” Is Raping Every One Out There

Editor’s note: With SEMA just wrapped up, there seems to be some renewed interest in Jack’s take on RWB. Here it is for the rest of you who didn’t find it plastered all over Facebook the last couple of days. This article originally ran...Show More Summary

Subaru to Build Three-Row Crossover in Indiana

The Tribeca having driven into the sunset, Subaru will build its replacement in Lafayette, Ind. beginning in 2018 as its fourth model assembled in the U.S. The replacement is set to be an as-yet-unnamed three-row crossover with fullShow More Summary

FCA Signs Fullback Mitsubishi L200 To Fiat Professionals For 2016 Season

Making its debut at the 2015 Dubai Motor Show, the Fiat Fullback will be playing its first season in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa next May. The Fullback — a rebadged Mitsubishi L200 — takes its name from the position found in rugby, soccer, and American football. Show More Summary

Los Angeles 2015: Subaru Debuting Impreza Sedan Concept

You saw the Subaru Impreza five-door concept at Tokyo last month. Now, it’s the Impreza Sedan Concept’s time to shine later this month in Los Angeles. Subaru dropped the above teaser in its press release issued Tuesday. Little else was...Show More Summary

Genesis G90 No Longer of Equus Genus (At Least, Not in North America)

Hyundai revealed Tuesday renderings of the first brand-new model to wear the Genesis nameplate as a marque. The new top-of-the-range Genesis will replace the Equus in the North American market next year, dropping its equine name for something more palatable to our tastes: alphanumerics. Show More Summary

#BackLivesMatter – Riding In Tesla’s Rumble Seat Will Get You A Chat With The Cops

“WE GOT A CALL A FEW MINUTES AGO… SOMEBODY PUT A CHILD IN THE TRUNK.” Uh-oh, Spaghetti-O’s! When I first heard about this video a couple of days ago, I had what I’ll call the Typical Car Guy’s Reaction: Those stupid pigs. Why are they...Show More Summary

Piston Slap: The Parts vs. Production Fallacy

Mike writes: Sajeev, I have a 2009 Nissan Xterra 4WD with 69,000 miles on the clock. It has been very well maintained and caused me no problems whatsoever, Hell, I’m still running on the original brakes and my service people tell me there’s no need for a brake job yet! I’ve been very happy with this […] The post Piston Slap: The Parts vs. Show More Summary

Honda Finding More Defective Airbags Via Facebook Advertising

Forbes reported that American Honda and Acura are effectively finding owners of potentially defective Takata airbags through social media and rolling billboards plastered on their trucks. The automaker, who has been particularly aggressive...Show More Summary

We’ve Taken Down a Post Temporarily, Please Stand By

We’ve taken down a post regarding the terms of the Goodwill Package agreement for the time being. There was nothing factually inaccurate with the post itself, but we were given new information and we are double checking it with Volkswagen, multiple teams of lawyers and a law school. Show More Summary

2017 Cadillac XT5 Revealed – The Longer, Lighter SRX

Cadillac’s first next-generation crossover will sport a longer and lighter chassis than the outgoing SRX, the company announced Monday. The XT5, which will be shown first in Dubai, will be unveiled at the Los Angeles Auto Show next week. Show More Summary

Jaguar Land Rover Trimming $6.8 Billion By 2020

Jaguar Land Rover will trim $6.8 billion from its expenses by 2020, in part, because of slowing auto sales in China, Reuters reported. The automaker will consolidate models to common lines, overhaul its supply chain and build 1 million cars by 2020, according to sources familiar with the plan. Show More Summary

It’s Official And Insurmountable: These Are 2015’s Top Sellers Two Months Early

The Ford F-Series will end 2015 as America’s best-selling truck line and the best-selling vehicle line overall. Yes, there are two months remaining on the calendar, but there will be no unseating of the Ford, which built up a 137,400-unit lead over the second-ranked vehicle over the course of 2015’s first ten months. Show More Summary

2016 Kia Sorento Limited V6 Review – Not Your Father’s Kia [Video]

Kia gained a well-deserved reputation in the ’90s for cheap and nasty transportation, but lately they are the greatest social climber since Cinderella. “2016 Kia” and “1996 Kia” are totally different from one another. Even “2006 Kia” seems like a distant memory. Show More Summary

Could Growing Volkswagen Scandal Engulf New CEO Müller?

Analysts have questioned whether newly hired Volkswagen CEO Matthias Müller will effectively navigate the automaker through a deepening scandal as more vehicles and more cheating is uncovered, Automotive News reported. Müller, who took...Show More Summary

Volkswagen Posts ‘Goodwill Program’ Details, Won’t Preclude Owners From Suing

Owners who signed up for Volkswagen’s “Goodwill Program” to receive $1,000 will still be able to take the automaker to court, according to documents posted by Volkswagen on Monday. The program outlines specific steps owners would need to take to receive the benefits offered. Show More Summary

Ford Deal With UAW Includes $10,000 Signing Bonus, More Plant Improvements

Rank-and-file Ford workers may get their first glimpses Monday at a newly proposed contract between the automaker and the United Auto Workers union, the Detroit News reported. According to the report, Ford workers may be offered a $10,000...Show More Summary

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