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Junkyard Gem: 1984 Subaru GL 4WD Wagon, Colorado Stereotypes Edition

When you know you're a beater Subaru's final owner, why not personalize it with stickers from your favorite weed outlets? This '84 Leone wagon has taken its last trip to the mountains. Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1984 Subaru GL 4WD...Show More Summary

Somehow, Jalopnik’s 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Didn’t Break Down, But It Sure Wasn’t Exactly Perfect

Jalopnik published its review of the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio (man, Quadrifoglio takes forever to type) and the world discovered that Jalopnik’s Giulia did not require a tow truck. That sounds terribly sarcastic, but we wouldn’t...Show More Summary

Google Maps' latest trick is remembering where you parked

It's more accurate than before. Continue reading Google Maps' latest trick is remembering where you parked Google Maps' latest trick is remembering where you parked originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Searching for happiness? It's not in your right foot

Much of the data supporting an autonomous future is based on studies of today's transportation models. Continue reading Searching for happiness? It's not in your right foot Searching for happiness? It's not in your right foot originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 08:25:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

QOTD: Could a Crossover Make You Happy?

I was talking with a friend last night, telling him about the Buick LaCrosse tester currently in my stable and describing the declining fortunes of the traditional passenger car market. Full-size cars, especially. Now, let me tell you about this friend. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: NVH Nightmares No More?

Doug writes: I have a 2007 Mercedes-Benz S550. I accidentally bought it in 2014 off eBay (long story) for about trade-in ($13,000), with 150,000 miles on the odomater. In a twist of good luck, it turned out to be a one owner car and using CarFax I was able to see and verify that it […] The post Piston Slap: NVH Nightmares No More? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full-sized capsule

The capsule will be revealed in France in early 2018. Continue reading Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full-sized capsule Hyperloop Transportation Technologies is building a full-sized capsule originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 06:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Watch these tiny radio-controlled Toyotas tow a full-size Hilux

Just like the old Tamiya ad. Continue reading Watch these tiny radio-controlled Toyotas tow a full-size Hilux Watch these tiny radio-controlled Toyotas tow a full-size Hilux originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Porsche Rakes in $17,250 on Every Car It Sells

While still exclusive, Porsche is gradually becoming a more populous and profitable brand. It delivered 238,000 vehicles last year and posted an operating profit of $4.1 billion — a 14-percent increase over 2015’s accounting. A little back-of-the-envelope math places the per-car profit at roughly $17,250. Show More Summary

Episode three of BBC Top Gear is Volvo-shreddingly good

And yeah, there are running cars and running jokes too. Continue reading Episode three of BBC Top Gear is Volvo-shreddingly good Episode three of BBC Top Gear is Volvo-shreddingly good originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 16:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Volkswagen’s Car Sex Commercial is Unsettling in an Unusual Way

Volkswagen USA released an advertisement on YouTube today entitled “Luv Bug,” and it uses the ever-popular growing family angle to appeal to the customer. Click through to watch this interesting take on in-car entertainment, and see if you spot what’s wrong. Show More Summary

Tesla Skips a Step, Goes Straight to ‘Early Release’ Model 3s

After deciding that its analytic tools are top-notch and will tell it everything it needs to know, Tesla is skipping the “beta” phase of the Model 3’s development cycle. In a conference call to investors last week, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the automaker doesn’t need to bother with that crop of pre-production models. Show More Summary

Chaos leads to stronger carbon fiber

Now you're cooking with science. Continue reading Chaos leads to stronger carbon fiber Chaos leads to stronger carbon fiber originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:31:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Reel Quik Hitch | Autoblog Minute

The Reel Quik Hitch gets the job done quicker and safer by reaching to the trailer. Continue reading Reel Quik Hitch | Autoblog Minute Reel Quik Hitch | Autoblog Minute originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 17 Mar 2017 19:07:47 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

The 18-Year-Old Auto Upgrade: Head-up Display – Garmin HUD+

A windshield head-up display, or HUD, is a beautiful thing. Capable of displaying navigational guidance, vehicle speed, and other information on the lower part of the windshield and in the driver’s line of sight, HUD systems have become increasingly common on new cars since their first appearance a couple of decades ago. Show More Summary

Bright idea helped kidnapping victim escape trunk of moving car

Now the gunman's at large and she may have to leave town. Continue reading Bright idea helped kidnapping victim escape trunk of moving car Bright idea helped kidnapping victim escape trunk of moving car originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Junkyard Gem: 1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Station Wagon

Before Subaru obliterated the competition, the Corolla All-Trac was a big seller in the Mountain Time Zone. Continue reading Junkyard Gem: 1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Station Wagon Junkyard Gem: 1989 Toyota Corolla All-Trac Station Wagon originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason crashes his McLaren F1 at Goodwood

It's a nasty shunt, but he's fine. Continue reading Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason crashes his McLaren F1 at Goodwood Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason crashes his McLaren F1 at Goodwood originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Lamborghini: We did not cheat on Nurburgring record

It's all about the aero – nothing sinister – company CEO claims. Continue reading Lamborghini: We did not cheat on Nurburgring record Lamborghini: We did not cheat on Nurburgring record originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 20 Mar 2017 13:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Tesla Kills ‘Affordable’ 60 kWh Model S as Model 3 Approaches

Tesla is taking its most affordable model off the market next month. In order to “simplify the ordering process,” the automaker has decided to abandon the Model S 60 and 60D, according to its official newsletter. It hasn’t even beenShow More Summary

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