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Andrew Comrie-Picard Q&A: ‘If It’s Good for the Road, It’s Probably Good for Rally’

Andrew Comrie-Picard, also known simply as ACP, is a rally champion and team owner, stunt driver, TV host, former Pikes Peak International Hillclimb record holder and BFGoodrich tire spokesman. We asked him about his experience in rally, how he sets up cars and how it pertains to road cars. Show More Summary

What Is Your Used Car Sweet Spot?

One of my good friends and long-time TTAC commenters asked me this question. Hey Steve, If you have a moment, what are the high and low values right now at auction for the following: 2000 Chevy Monte Carlo SS 40K miles gold/tan 2006Show More Summary

QOTD: Who Does Base Models Best?

Today, I’m going to talk about a dramatically unloved segment of the automotive population: base models. You probably know base models from their lack of window tint and tremendously ugly steel wheels. Base models aren’t discussed very often, because they’re often not very cheerful. Show More Summary

Why Bronco Should Return as a Wrangler Fighter

Is there a self-respecting automotive enthusiast alive, myself included, who wouldn’t love to see Ford resurrect the Bronco? Answer: Absolutely, the fun loving folks in Auburn Hills. Ford may not need to develop a new Bronco, but it absolutely should. Show More Summary

2015 BMW i8 Review – Supercar for Environmentalists

2015 BMW i8 1.5-liter DOHC I-3, VANOS, hybrid (Gas engine: 228 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm; Electric motor: 129 horsepower @ 4,800)6-speed automatic (rear) and 2-speed (front), Lithium ion battery 28 city/29 highway/28...Show More Summary

Daimler Moving HQ, 30 Jobs to Michigan

Daimler AG said Thursday that it would move its North American headquarters, and roughly 30 jobs, to Michigan. According to Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the move from New Jersey to Michigan would be complete by 2017. Mercedes announced last year that it would move its headquarters from Montvale, NJ to Atlanta. Show More Summary

Fiat Chrysler Union Workers May Get $3,000 To Approve Contract

United Auto Workers members working for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles could get a $3,000 bonus to ratify its newest contract in the next few days, Bloomberg reported. The bonus will be on top of raises for the workers, something that the UAW stressed in its negotiations with the automaker. Show More Summary

The First Seven Generations of Maxima, Ranked

A couple of months ago, our own Mark Stevenson drove the eighth-generation Maxima. He was neither particularly enthusiastic nor needlessly cruel when discussing Nissan’s big sedan. I have yet to drive the Max myself so I have, as of yet, no opinion. Show More Summary

FCA-UAW Contract Sees Trucks Coming Home, Cars Going to Mexico

Ram production will be coming back to the United States and car production moving to FCA’s Mexican operations, Automotive News is reporting citing anonymous sources. The news comes just days after FCA and the UAW tentatively agreed to a new national contract while locals continue to hammer out the finer details at the plant level. Show More Summary

Incentives Put Nissan Leaf and Ford C-Max At Nearly Level Pegging

Our coverage of the sweet, sweet, sweet deal that is the Nissan Leaf (in Colorado, at least) won’t be overlooked by one blue-oval automaker. At least for this month, Ford is leasing its 2015 C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid for $159 a month for 36 months with $2,689 down at signing (after $2,750 cash back). Show More Summary

How I Bought A Ridiculously Cheap Brand-new Nissan Leaf

Aaron Cole’s articles about the ridiculous incentives available for purchasing a Leaf in Colorado piqued my interest, mostly because: I live in Colorado; and, I like the idea of paying way less than half of MSRP for a new car. We moved...Show More Summary

GM to Pay $900 Million For Faulty Ignition Switch Cover-up

Two sources have told Reuters that the government will levy a $900 million fine on General Motors for its failure to recall and subsequent attempts to cover-up of faulty ignition switches linked to at least 124 deaths. Criminal charges...Show More Summary

Subcompact Crossover Sales Doubled In August

Led by the Subaru XV Crosstrek and Jeep Renegade, U.S. sales of subcompact crossovers jumped 104 percent to nearly 43,000 units in August 2015, a year-over-year gain of 22,000 sales. August marked the second consecutive month in which segment-wide sales more than doubled. Show More Summary

Honda Reveals Longer, Lower, Wider 2016 Civic, Now in Turbo Flavor

Honda broadcasted Wednesday night its all-new, 10th-generation Civic that’s longer, lower and wider than the current model and looks nothing like the cheap car I drove through college. The 2016 Honda Civic will sport a 2-liter or 1.5-liter...Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1979 Oldsmobile Cutlass Salon Fastback Brougham Sedan

The early fifth-generation Olds Cutlass was a huge seller in the United States; not as big as the Cutlass’ peak in 1976 (when it was the best-selling car in the country), but one of the most popular cars on the street during that period. Show More Summary

Watch the Tenth-Generation 2016 Honda Civic Be Revealed Right Now

The tenth iteration of the Honda Civic is due to be revealed in just a few minutes. We’ve already seen it in sedan form, but will Honda have any surprises for us? The post Watch the Tenth-Generation 2016 Honda Civic Be Revealed Right Now appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Cylinder Deactivation Could Drop a Corvette Down to 2 Cylinders

General Motors may use an advanced cylinder deactivation technology, co-developed with Delphi and Silicon Valley startup Tula Technologies, in its SUVs and V-8 cars to shut down up to six cylinders to maximize fuel economy, Automotive News reported. Show More Summary

Could the Volvo XC90 Polestar Be a 450-Horsepower Crossover?

This one we should have seen in the cards already: Last month, Volvo announced that it purchased Volvo tuner Polestar to bring in-house and churning out more models for eager hands. Last year, Volvo announced it had developed a triple-turbo, 2-liter four that could produce 450 horsepower. Show More Summary

Nissan-Renault, Daimler Would Be Open To Fiat Alliance

Speaking to journalists in Frankfurt, Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn told journalists that he’d be open to any alliance with an automaker if the opportunity presented itself. “Any single opportunity we have in front of us … we will entertain,” Ghosn said, according to The Detroit Bureau. Show More Summary

Suzuki Will Spend $3.9 Billion to Buy Itself Back from Volkswagen

Suzuki, while at Frankfurt showing off its new Baleno hatchback and next-generation Vitara, is dealing with a financial problem of sorts. In order to buy itself back from Volkswagen, the Japanese automaker will have to shell out 471.74 billion yen — or $3.9 billion USD. Show More Summary

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