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QOTD: Were There Any Lustworthy American Cars Built Between 1979 and 1989?

Earlier this week, our Junkyard Find was a totally rad 1989 Chevrolet Camaro RS, complete with interesting personal touches applied by an owner who was quite familiar with taste and elegance. In the comments, things quickly turned to the nature of the automobile during a dark and Malaisey period — 1979 to 1989. Show More Summary

Ace of Base: 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Classica

Many corners of the internet expected the roadster shown here to show up as an Alfa Romeo Spider, not a Fiat 124 Spider, when rumours surfaced all those years ago about the MX-5 donning a natty Italian suit. Perhaps Fiat Chrysler made...Show More Summary

Green Porsche With a Lot More Junk in the Trunk Debuts in Geneva

Porsche appears to have it out for Tesla Motors. Having already shown its Mission E sedan as a potential rival for the Model S, the German automaker just spawned the Mission E Cross Turismo electric crossover concept for the Geneva Motor Show. Show More Summary

Hot Two-seater Variant Is Just What the Chevrolet Bolt Needs

Stop thinking about roadsters. To the best of our knowledge, General Motors has no plans to enter the burgeoning electric sports car market, and we pray it wouldn’t be a front-drive model if it did. No, the two-seater Chevrolet Bolt we speak of remains pretty much unchanged when viewed from the outside. Show More Summary

Toyota Unveils Supra Racing Concept as Possible GR Halo Car

Despite being off the market for 16 years, the Toyota Supra remains relevant as the brand’s most famous performance machine. That’s partially because the automaker never built a worthy successor but, even if it had, the Supra had already cemented its identity as an absolute monster before ending production in 2002. Show More Summary

Tesla Reverses Stance on Event Data Recorders, Releases Tool

We’ve criticized Tesla for its lack of access to crash data in the past, but it appears the company has now performed a complete U-turn. Tesla now admits all of its current vehicles have an Event Data Recorder (EDR) device, and it’s now offering an inexpensive tool to allow customers to access the logs. Show More Summary

Volkswagen Strips Down Its Vizzion, Promises a Semi-conventional Sedan

Volkswagen’s Vizzion of the future — a fully autonomous concept car with an all-knowing hologram chauffeur and suicide doors — just came back down to Earth. The sedan will now start life as a normal car, albeit one with two electric motors and all-wheel drive. Show More Summary

Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept Previews the WRX Wagon We’ve Been Missing

Subaru has been showcasing the Viziv Performance Concept in an effort to build hype for the next-generation WRX since last fall. The automaker even produced a hardcore STI variant to double down on the concept’s current role. However,...Show More Summary

Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept shows the future of brand's design

The future of Hyundai design looks good to us. Continue reading Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept shows the future of brand's design Hyundai Le Fil Rouge concept shows the future of brand's design originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:25:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Ask Jack: Theories of Evolution

My longtime readers know I suffer from a particular fascination with New Orleans, although it’s been six years since I rolled through the city’s streets in a Nissan Cube. You can’t have a NOLA obsession without having a NOLA-music obsession, and you can’t have that without being aware of John Boutte. Show More Summary

Buy/Drive/Burn: Alternative Japanese Minivans From 1997

In the first van edition of Buy/Drive/Burn, we inquired which luxurious minivan from 1994 you’d relegate to each category. Using typical One Simple Trick methodology, I lured everyone in with a picture of the Previa (above). Then, when the Previa was not a choice in the transportation trio, you all doused me in Haterade. Show More Summary

Retro Is Your Future: Honda Confirms Production of an EV That’s Hard Not to Love

Electric vehicles. Yawn, right? It’s easy to be cynical about the high-flying production promises tossed about by practically every automaker, but if the real-life version of Honda’s Urban EV Concept looks half as quirky as the show car, the big H might have a bonafide green hit on its hands. Show More Summary

Pricing Announced for 2019 Ram 1500, Rebates Abound for 2018 Models

Ram announced pricing today for its snazzy new 1500 pickup and, while the relentless upward march of MRSPs continues unabated, starting prices may not have risen as much as you may think. Critically, Ram also saw fit to release the costs...Show More Summary

QOTD: How Low Is Too Low?

At some point in our lives, usually a very early point, the number of coins we have to rub together couldn’t buy a half-decent meal, even on Whopper Wednesday. Strapped for cash, working a retail-type job, returning empties for cansShow More Summary

Dealerships Looking at Loaner Car Alternatives

You’ve just taken your vehicle to the dealership for servicing and find yourself in need of a loaner car. Fortunately, the vehicle is still under warranty and you should be able to get into something without too much trouble. This does...Show More Summary

Take the Cash, Hit the Bricks: Nearly 2,500 Korean Workers Opt for GM’s Voluntary Redundancy Package

Union officials have stated that roughly 2,500 workers from General Motors’ South Korean unit have applied for a redundancy package offered as part of the automaker’s comprehensive restructuring of the region. The number represents around 15...Show More Summary

Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept brings back the WRX wagon in Geneva

No more teasers — here's the Viziv Tourer Concept. Continue reading Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept brings back the WRX wagon in Geneva Subaru Viziv Tourer Concept brings back the WRX wagon in Geneva originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 06 Mar 2018 08:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Rare Rides: The Lamborghini Jalpa Is the Essence of 1985

Bright red paint, an interior to hide even the largest cocaine spillage, a targa roof, and sweet deep dish aero alloys all help define the Lamborghini Jalpa as a product of its era. It’s the one everyone forgets as their minds gravitate to the older Countach or the newer Diablo. Show More Summary

Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe | Family friendly, if your family likes to go fast

Mercedes-AMG unveils the GT 4-Door Coupe. In GT 63 S guise, the family-friendly fastback rings up 630 hp, a locking rear diff, and a pure RWD Drift Mode. Continue reading Mercedes-AMG GT 4-Door Coupe | Family friendly, if your family...Show More Summary

Yes, There’s a Rotary Engine Coming to a Mazda Vehicle Next Year, but It’s Not the Main Event

If you’re prone to daydreaming about slinky roadsters and curvaceous coupes powered by a high-revving rotary engine, this news might disappoint. Mazda, one of a dwindling handful of automakers not in possession of an electric (or even hybrid) vehicle, plans to change that status next year with the introduction of a small battery-powered car. Show More Summary

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