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A checkered comeback marks the return of an automotive icon

4 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

A Checker cab, no longer in service, spotted in New York in 2012. Photo by Sigmar. Let’s face it, the great, squarish Checker is an American automotive icon, even though none have picked up fares in New York City since July 1999. In fact, some people don’t remember them without also thinking of Alex, Latka […]

131 Fatality Claims Filed With GM Compensation Fund Thus Far

Yesterday, we reported General Motors accepting there were 19 fatalities linked to a defective ignition switch originally tied to 13 deaths and 31 accidents, thanks in part to the compensation fund established with the aid of administrator and attorney Kenneth Feinberg. Show More Summary

Ferrari 458 Challenge Evoluzione vs 458 Speciale - The road-legal Ferrari 458 Speciale goes into a head-to-head battle against his... [...]

Statoil: COSL Pioneer Temporarily Suspended

Due to overcapacity in their rig portfolio, Statoil will lay up the COSL Pioneer rig in the fourth quarter of 2014. The rig is currently carrying out an assignment

Diono Car Seats Allow Parents to Fit Three in the Backseat

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

When baby makes three kids in the backseat, it's often time for parents to start looking for a larger car. However, there are some who instead look for a way to fit three child-safety seats across their current car's bench...

Recoil 2: What This Desert Racing Truck Can Do Will Blow Your Mind

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

'Ballistic' BJ Baldwin finally dropped Recoil 2. Watch it and know this in your heart: you need a trophy truck right now. Read more...

Vatican DC -- 'Sparks (Live)'

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams. Read more...

ATS gives up on De Tomaso, moves to Canary Islands

Those truly schooled in the history of Italian sports cars will recognize the letters ATS. They belong to Automobili Turismo e Sport, an outfit formed after the great "Palace Revolution" at Ferrari in the early 1960s. ATS folded a few years after that, but recently resurfaced some 50 years later under new caretakers. Show More Summary

2015 Audi TTS Review - This is one of the first reviews of the new generation 2015 Audi TTS. The new Au... [...]

Buckeye Pipeline Quietly Makes Key Acquisition

Houston-based logistic firm Buckeye Partners has spent more than $3.5 billion buying assets since 2010, transforming itself from a quiet regional pipeline utility into an emerging energy powerhouse.

Ssangyong Builds TTAC’s Dream Vehicle

  While researching Ssangyong, I came across this photo of a true unicorn – a brown, compact pickup truck. The Actyon is Ssangyong’s version of a crew cab compact truck that has become so popular in Australia. Yes, it has a diesel and an available 6-speed manual transmission. The post Ssangyong Builds TTAC’s Dream Vehicle appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Porsche Macan Turbo vs Cayman GTS - Here is yet another rather pointless comparison test between the Porsche Macan T... [...]

For $5,500, This 1970 VW Custom Might Give You The Willys

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe custom VW has 'Bar Room Slut' painted on its ass like the automotive equivalent of a tramp stamp. That's not the only incredulous aspect of the car, but it'll be up to you to decide whether this car's price is worth bellying up to the bar. Read more...

Even Volvo Buyers Don’t Buy Wagons

You didn’t think the V60 was going to save Volvo, and it hasn’t. The job of saving Volvo in North America will be left up to the next XC90, a nameplate which accounted for 28% of Volvo USA sales in 2004, but just 9% so far this year. The hope was that the V60 would […] The post Even Volvo Buyers Don’t Buy Wagons appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Luxury Hotel Places Largest Rolls Royce Order Ever: 30 Phantoms - Luxury entrepreneur Stephen Hung has placed the largest Rolls Royce order ever,... [...]

UAW, Unifor Strike Out Against Two-Tier Wages

Last weekend, 760 UAW workers at the Lear facility in Hammond, Ind. — where Ford’s Chicago Assembly Plant receives its seats — went on strike against two-tier wages, winning a tentative contract that eliminates the system. This, in turn,...Show More Summary

“SEMA Ignited” event brings custom creations to the masses

5 hours agoVehicles / Cars :

Cars roll out of the Las Vegas Convention Center for the SEMA Cruise. Photo courtesy SEMA. Each November, the Specialty Equipment Market Association trade show turns the Las Vegas Convention Center into ground zero for the automotive aftermarket. Custom vehicles, ranging from mild to wild, are debuted by small shops and manufacturers alike, but the […]

Peugeot heirs go back to the grind after losing automaking business

The Peugeot family has long been the largest shareholder in the company that bears its name. But PSA Peugeot Citroën - one of Europe's largest automakers - recently launched a capital campaign that saw it sell large chunks of shares to overseas investors, decreasing the Peugeot family's stake from 25.5 percent to 14.1 percent. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: A Grey Market Global Ranger?

H.Y. writes: Hi Sajeev, the global Ford Ranger is still sold overseas now.  What are the challenges for a person to import a modern used Ranger these days? how much added costsontopofthepurchase/transport price? 25% truck import duty? ...Show More Summary

Friedman: GM, Not NHTSA, Most To Blame For Recall Crisis

It was a long day for David Friedman and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during congressional testimony Tuesday, admitting before a Senate panel that his agency has more work to do to improve itself, and that General Motors made “incredibly poor decisions” as far as recalls were concerned. Show More Summary

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