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Average US vehicle age rises to 11.5 years

The average age of the US passenger fleet has ticked up to a new record of 11.5 years. There are more vehicles in operation than ever before, too. Continue reading Average US vehicle age rises to 11.5 years Average US vehicle age rises to 11.5 years originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 16:45:00 EST. Show More Summary

Nissan GT Academy: Living the dream

The top Gran Turismo 6 players compete at the GT Academy National Finals in Nashville to decide who goes on to Race Camp at Silverstone - and possibly a pro racing career. Continue reading Nissan GT Academy: Living the dream Nissan GT Academy: Living the dream originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:01:00 EST. Show More Summary

2016 Ford Focus RS to start at $35,730? [UPDATE]

Ford may have made a goof on its US consumer website, giving us a sampling of the pricing for the eagerly awaited 2016 Focus RS. Continue reading 2016 Ford Focus RS to start at $35,730? [UPDATE] 2016 Ford Focus RS to start at $35,730? [UPDATE] originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 11:30:00 EST. Show More Summary

Mini recalls 30K Hardtops to improve side-impact protection

Mini is recalling 30,000 examples of the two-door Hardtop models to improve their side-impact protection. The problem was discovered after safety compliance tests by the government. Continue reading Mini recalls 30K Hardtops to improve...Show More Summary

Audi bringing matrix 'organic' LED concept to Frankfurt

Audi is bringing a concept to the Frankfurt motor show with a new type of organic LED taillights. Continue reading Audi bringing matrix 'organic' LED concept to Frankfurt Audi bringing matrix 'organic' LED concept to Frankfurt originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 29 Jul 2015 10:15:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

BMW Z8, Lambo LM002 sell for $192,500 apiece in Detroit [w/poll]

Solid 50-percent appreciation for a Bavarian roadster and a Bolognese sport-ute sold at auction in Detroit this past weekend show that multi-million-dollar classics aren't the only cars that can prove a wise financial investment. Continue...Show More Summary

1956 Ferrari 250 Tour de France could fetch $11M [w/video]

This is the car that started a string of victories for Ferrari at the Tour de France in the hands of the Marquis de Portago, securing its handle and place in history. Now it's going up for auction in Monterey. Continue reading 1956 Ferrari...Show More Summary

Volkswagen Bringing Safety To The People For 2016

Volkswagen has announced sweeping changes to their suite of tech-driven safety features for the 2016 model year, making a vast array of options available on almost every model within its range. The features, which are currently onlyShow More Summary

Honda Accord, Toyota Camry Will Get Turbo Fours Soon

The best-selling mid-size sedans in the United States will catch up to their competition by offering boosted fours under their hoods soon, Automotive News is reporting (via Car & Driver). The long-running Camry will replace its six-cylinder...Show More Summary

Reuters: Subaru Success Fueled By Marginalized Foreign Workers

Reuters Investigates has a scathing report on foreign workers in Japan at some of Subaru’s most important suppliers. According to the news agency, due to the combination of a booming “Abenomics”, Japan’s 2010 asylum seeker program, and...Show More Summary

Oh, Hello There Previously Unseen Jaguar F-Pace

Jaguar’s coming crossover, dubbed F-Pace, was sent all over the world to test in various climates, and the automaker is sharing its photo album from the trip. The F-Pace pictured here is only slightly camouflaged ahead of its official unveiling in Frankfurt later this year. Show More Summary

Hyundai May Actually Make The Tucson-based Santa Cruz, But…

Hyundai America chief Dave Zuchowski told Car and Driver that he expects the Santa Cruz Concept, seen here, to be given the go-ahead from Korean bosses this year. That means the Subaru Brat-inspired pickup, based on the Hyundai Tucson,...Show More Summary

Got Them Old NCRS Packard Blues

There are a lot of things that I like about the car hobby and, at the same time, there are annoyances. As someone who writes about automotive history, I can well appreciate the need for authenticity when it comes to restorations. I also...Show More Summary

Nissan To Trump-bashing California Dealer Ad: ‘No Bueno’ [Video]

Nissan scolded one of its dealers Tuesday for releasing an ad showing the battering of a piñata resembling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Automotive News is reporting. The ad depicts salesmen repeatedly hitting a Trump-looking...Show More Summary

Richard Rawlings Is Fast N’ Loud N’ Pouring Light

Thomas Kreutzer’s original post about Discovery’s Fast N’ Loud is one of the most popular articles in TTAC history, for reasons that completely escape me. I’ve never been able to watch more than five minutes of the show. I also haveShow More Summary

QOTD: What Manual Transmission is Worth Saving?

BMW may be coy about it, but there’s no denying that manual transmissions are dying a fairly ignominious death in most cars. It’s a shame. Manuals are more often found as slushboxes in econo-drones with cloth everything paired to a remedial engine. Show More Summary

Chart Of The Day: Post-Recession Automaker Market Share In America

Since 2010 — when America’s auto industry was in tatters but also in recovery — General Motors, Ford Motor Company, Toyota USA, and American Honda have lost 5.5 percentage points of market share. Through the first half of 2015, those...Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1973 Oldsmobile Delta 88 Custom, with Bonus 1993 Newspapers

The full-sized Olds 88 was around for decade after decade, and we’ve seen a few of them in this series so far. There was this ’67 Delta, this ’70 Delta, and this ’84 Delta Royale Brougham, and of course many of us remain fans of music devoted to the now-defunct marque. Show More Summary

For(u)m Follows Function – TTAC Gets A New Discussion Area

For a while, TTAC has had a forum hidden in the depths of its technical innards that’s gone almost wholly unused. Most of this had to do with the forum itself, while being a part of TTAC, requiring a different user login that was entirely separate from your WordPress commenter login. Show More Summary

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