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For $58 You May Pass the IIHS Small-overlap Crash

Metal bars welded to the Ford F-150 Super Crew in front and behind its front wheels that helped it pass the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s notoriously difficult small-overlap crash cost roughly $58, Automotive News is reporting. Show More Summary

Ask Bark: Should I Lease a Jetta?

This week’s “Ask Bark” comes from a reader who wants to know if he should prolong his Volkswagen-related madness or start new Volkswagen-related madness. Bark, I have read your articles. I like your style. I know about the fact people ask you for advice on what car to get and then completely ignore it. Show More Summary

This Is Why Nissan Isn’t Bringing The Micra To America

Nissan began selling the Micra in the northern part of North America at the end of April 2014. The Micra was properly available by summer, and over the last twelve months — through the end of June 2015 — 11,832 Micras were sold in Canada. Show More Summary

Chapter One: The Repo Man and the Lexus

Hi folks. My name is Daryl Horton and I run an auto recovery company out of Tallapoosa, Georgia. It’s a nice little place on the very tip of southern Appalachia that I always like to call a “big small town.” We happen to have about 3,000 people in the city limits and about 30,000 more […] The post Chapter One: The Repo Man and the Lexus appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

K40 RLS2 Radar Detector Review

I’ll admit it. I haven’t used a radar detector in years. My typical method of avoiding tickets has relied on the (patent pending) Spousal Alert System, in which the wife screams at me if the car is going too quickly in proximity to one of Ohio’s finest. Problem is, 10 years in, I have yet to […] The post K40 RLS2 Radar Detector Review appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

2015 Subaru Legacy 2.5i Premium Review (with Video)

Subaru’s Legacy is unique in the midsize sedan segment, not just because it is the only entry with standard all-wheel drive, but also because it also comes with a standard continuously variable transmission and the $21,745 price tag is just $405 higher than the least expensive entry, the Passat. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1998 Audi A8

I see so many stunningly depreciated German luxury cars in pretty nice condition at the cheap self-service wrecking yards that they don’t register in my consciousness much more than your typical Sebring or Sephia. These days, though,...Show More Summary

Mitsubishi rolls out new Pajero Sport in Thailand

While the North American market continues moving towards car-based crossovers, on the other side of Pacific, automakers are introducing new truck-based sport-utes like the new Mitsubishi Pajero Sport. Continue reading Mitsubishi rolls...Show More Summary

Here's more of the Ford GT soundtrack

Ford gives us another look at the Le-Mans-bound Ford GT, which it's been testing since before the road car was revealed earlier this year. Continue reading Here's more of the Ford GT soundtrack Here's more of the Ford GT soundtrack originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 19:07:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

FCA issues recall for 300k Dodge Chargers over airbag sensor

The latest recall from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles involves some 300,000 units of the 2011-14 Dodge Charger over an overly sensitive airbag and seatbelt sensor. Continue reading FCA issues recall for 300k Dodge Chargers over airbag sensor...Show More Summary

Bin Laden jet crashes into British Car Auctions site

A jet aircraft carrying members of the Bin Laden family crashed on Friday into a car auction site at the end of the runway at Blackbushe airport in the UK. Continue reading Bin Laden jet crashes into British Car Auctions site Bin Laden jet crashes into British Car Auctions site originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 13:05:00 EST. Show More Summary

Dream Car Week returns Monday on Velocity

Dream Car Week returns with a fresh schedule of auto-themed shows. Continue reading Dream Car Week returns Monday on Velocity Dream Car Week returns Monday on Velocity originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Opel launching new Astra TCR racer

The TCR International Series is picking up, and Opel is the latest automaker to announce its new touring-car racer, based on the new Astra, to take part. Continue reading Opel launching new Astra TCR racer Opel launching new Astra TCR racer originally appeared on Autoblog on Sun, 02 Aug 2015 09:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Campbell Points Fingers At Kett, Manley, Marchionne in Defense

The court case against former FCA Australia executive Clyde Campbell is turning into a venerable who’s-who of decision makers at the company, reports The Age. Campbell, who is charged with misappropriation of $30 million AUD of company...Show More Summary

Porsche Boxster, Cayman Four-Pot Turbo Details Released

According to CAR (via AutoGuide), the next round of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans will have turbocharged, four-cylinder powerplants ranging from 240 to 370 bhp. Porsche could also position a base model Cayman below the Boxster depending on region. Show More Summary

New safety and connected features help distinguish VW's lineup

As Volkswagen seeks to regain footing in the United States, the company launches advanced driver-assist and connectivity features to most of its lineup of cars. Continue reading New safety and connected features help distinguish VW's...Show More Summary

BMW i3 owners in California get $1,000 to delay charging

A hundred BMW i3 owners in California are receiving $1,000 to take part in a pilot program to delay charging their EVs during peak hours. At the end of the 18-month test, even more money could be on the way to them. Continue readingShow More Summary

Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 7.27.15

Fast cars, informative news, and quick little Short Cuts. We've got all that and more in this week's video recap. Continue reading Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 7.27.15 Autoblog Video Brunch: Week of 7.27.15 originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 13:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Here's the Bentley Bentayga actually going off-road

Don't expect to see the Bentley Bentayga going off-road too often, but the company is making sure its luxury SUV can handle rocky terrain if needed. Continue reading Here's the Bentley Bentayga actually going off-road Here's the Bentley Bentayga actually going off-road originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 19:00:00 EST. Show More Summary

Weekly Recap: FCA hit with record fine as NHTSA crackdown continues

We curate the week's events with a focus on FCA's record NHTSA fine. Plus, other news and notes from the industry. Continue reading Weekly Recap: FCA hit with record fine as NHTSA crackdown continues Weekly Recap: FCA hit with record fine as NHTSA crackdown continues originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 01 Aug 2015 11:00:00 EST. Show More Summary

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