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Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announce Takata recalls

Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announced details of their Takata inflator recalls, and the campaigns affect nearly 1.7 million vehicles in the US. Continue reading Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Audi announce Takata recalls Mercedes-Benz,...Show More Summary

Reader Review: 2002 Lexus SC430

From reader “Joey X” comes a tale of what it’s like to own what he calls “The most hated sports coupe ever.” — JB Worst car in the history of the world. You try selling a car on Craigslist after getting that sobriquet slapped across its hood by Top Gear. The seller of my 2002 […] The post Reader Review: 2002 Lexus SC430 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

What would the EPA proposal really mean for crapcan racing?

Depending on how the wording of the controversial EPA proposal is interpreted, it's either no big deal or the end of civilization. Continue reading What would the EPA proposal really mean for crapcan racing? What would the EPA proposal really mean for crapcan racing? originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:01:00 EST. Show More Summary

Parents accused of using 9-year-old as designated driver

Parents in Wisconsin are involved in a court case because they allegedly used their 9-year-old daughter as a designated driver. Continue reading Parents accused of using 9-year-old as designated driver Parents accused of using 9-year-old as designated driver originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:45:00 EST. Show More Summary

Only in India: Attack of the Stubby Little Sedans

How automakers address the sedan question in India is particularly interesting. It doesn’t involve increasing legroom or wheelbase. It doesn’t involve creating a reason to increase the average transaction price of those cars. And despite India having some of the deadliest roads in the world, it doesn’t involve safety. Show More Summary

Graco recalls child seats to fix labels

Graco will recall several models of car seats to providing owners with missing or misplaced labels. Continue reading Graco recalls child seats to fix labels Graco recalls child seats to fix labels originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:18:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

The troubled Alfa Romeo Giulia needs serious help

Credible reports reveal that the Giulia failed crash tests and disappointed handling engineers. Can an ex-Ferrari engineer save Alfa's great red hope? Continue reading The troubled Alfa Romeo Giulia needs serious help The troubled Alfa Romeo Giulia needs serious help originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 10:00:00 EST. Show More Summary

US regulators: Google's self-driving car AI 'can be a driver'

The NHTSA finds that Google's software will count as a driver for regulatory purposes. Continue reading US regulators: Google's self-driving car AI 'can be a driver' US regulators: Google's self-driving car AI 'can be a driver' originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 09:52:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Honda bringing Civic hatchback concept to Geneva

Honda will preview the new Civic hatchback in concept form at the Geneva Motor Show next month, before it reaches production - and showrooms here in the US - early next year. Continue reading Honda bringing Civic hatchback concept to...Show More Summary

Full-size SUVs Aren’t Taking Part in the SUV Boom

U.S. sales of utility vehicles increased 16 percent last year. Amidst the modest decrease in volume reported by the industry in January 2016, U.S. sales of SUVs and crossovers jumped by more than 6 percent. Yet even with drivers enjoying...Show More Summary

Digestible Collectible: 1988 Toyota Corolla FX16 GTS

It was the summer of 1990, and my mom was getting tired of her old Sentra. With barely 70 horsepower, it was lethargic on any grade. To be fair, we live in Ohio, so steep hills are not frequently encountered, but the car was not meeting her needs. Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1982 AMC Eagle Station Wagon

I live in Colorado, where the AMC Eagle sold as well in the 1980s as the Subaru Outback does now, and so I see the all-wheel-drive versions of the American Motors Concord and Spirit everywhere here. This means they show up in Denver-area...Show More Summary

2017 Chevrolet Trax gets a friendlier face, more tech

The 2017 Chevrolet Trax debuts at the Chicago Auto Show with a stylish new makeover and a lot more optional tech. Continue reading 2017 Chevrolet Trax gets a friendlier face, more tech 2017 Chevrolet Trax gets a friendlier face, more tech originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:01:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE returns with V6 or V8 power

The 2017 Chevy Camaro gets a track-focused 1LE package. It is now offered on the V6 model and includes suspension and brake upgrades. It debuts in Chicago. Continue reading The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE returns with V6 or V8 power The Chevrolet Camaro 1LE returns with V6 or V8 power originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 10 Feb 2016 00:01:00 EST. Show More Summary

Chevy brings back Midnight Edition Colorado and Silverado for 2016

Chevrolet's 2016 Midnight Edition pickups display their menacing looks at the Chicago Auto Show. Chevy had a hard time keeping up with the truck's massive popularity last year and decided to bring them back to the market. Continue reading...Show More Summary

Nissan Winter Warrior concepts are ready for sub-zero school runs

Nissan has converted three of its family-friendly CUVs so that they can handle school runs, soccer practice, and shopping trips... in the Antarctic. Continue reading Nissan Winter Warrior concepts are ready for sub-zero school runs Nissan...Show More Summary

Bentley Bentayga may spawn sportier fastback version

Bentley is reportedly planning to fight off the coming wave of rivals with a crossover that would blend the high-riding form of the Bentayga with the sloping roofline of the EXP 10 Speed 6 concept. Continue reading Bentley Bentayga may...Show More Summary

Traffic pollution can cause 'facial dark spots'

The Journal of Investigative Dermatology finds a link between car pollution (read: NO2) and liver spots. Just one more exhausting thing to worry about. Continue reading Traffic pollution can cause 'facial dark spots' Traffic pollution can cause 'facial dark spots' originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 09 Feb 2016 18:28:00 EST. Show More Summary

Autoblog Minute: Bus explosion startles Londoners unaware of film production

A bus explosion in central London causes confusion as some onlookers were unaware that the blast was for a scheduled film production. Eddie Sabatini reports on this edition of Autoblog Minute. Continue reading Autoblog Minute: Bus explosion...Show More Summary

Watch this awesome history of Ford rally cars

The Focus RS is the latest in a long line of Ford's long rally racing history. Check out the whole family in this video. Continue reading Watch this awesome history of Ford rally cars Watch this awesome history of Ford rally cars originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:08:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

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