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L.A. Auto Show: Times editors' top picks

PICKS OF THE SHOW: Once the stepchild of the auto show circuit, the Los Angeles Auto Show is now among the premier shows in the world. It splits prestige with New York's show, held in April, and serves as a prelude to the Detroit Auto Show in January.

Los Angeles 2014: Volkswagen Golf R Wagon Debuts

After teasing us with a “concept” at the New York Auto Show, Volkswagen is debuting a production of the Golf R wagon – but we may not get it in North America. Mechanically, the Wagon is identical to the Golf R, retaining its 296 horsepower 2.0T 4-cylinder, Haldex AWD and DSG gearbox. Show More Summary

Why celebrities like Lindsay Lohan are suing video game studios

In July 2014, Lindsay Lohan sued Take-Two Interactive and Rockstar Games, claiming that Grand Theft Auto V featured a character who is allegedly based on the Mean Girls actress. According to the suit, filed in the New York Supreme Court, the cover of...

Crazy car creations of the 2014 SEMA Show

Gizmag spent the better part of last week touring the halls of the 2014 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. A bit of a change from your typical Paris or New York auto show, SEMA focuses in on components and accessories... and the wild automobiles they create. Show More Summary

Morning Report for November 7, 2014

Two investors say Orange County Register’s parent company is insolvent and mismanaged. Freedom Communications says “the company is not considering filing for bankruptcy.” (latimes.com) | (ocregister.com) New York Times auto editor Jim Cobb on his section’s demise: “It’s a sad thing, and it’s been fun, but there’s so much I wish we could … Read More

The Last Autos Editor

by David Shapiro Last Wednesday morning, The New York Times announced that it would stop publishing the Automobiles section, a standalone section that comes out on Sundays, at the end of the year. I thought, like, "Damn, I love thatShow More Summary

Dodge: Over 5,000 Challenger Hellcats Ordered Since October

Since the 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat roared at the 2014 New York Auto Show, enthusiasts have been waiting for the day the big cats would enter the showroom. When ordering opened in October, so did the floodgates. According to Allpar,...Show More Summary

Report: The New York Times kills off Autos section

New Yorkers, newspaper readers, new car buyers and automotive enthusiasts around the world will be saddened as we are to learn today that The New York Times is shutting down its automotive section. The supplement came as part of theShow More Summary

The New York Times Is Killing Its Autos Section

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

From Capital New York comes the news that the Automobiles section that runs in every Sunday issue of the New York Times was just killed in a memo, and will cease publication after the first of the year. Read more...

Auto Dealers Drive Third-quarter Profits Higher At Ally Financial

By Peter Rudegeair NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ally Financial Inc, the second largest U.S. auto lender, said on Wednesday that its third-quarter profit jumped from a year-earlier loss thanks to higher demand for loans from car dealerships.Show More Summary

Sergio's Challenge: Build Jeep Into FCA's Top Global Brand By 2018

By Ben Klayman, Paul Lienert and Jeffrey Dastin DETROIT/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Auto analysts are skeptical that Sergio Marchionne, the hyperbolic chief executive of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, can meet his most ambitious goal: to nearly double Jeep's global sales over the next four years. Show More Summary

State, Federal Authorities Target Subprime Liar Auto Loans

The same subprime lending practices in the mortgage industry that fueled the run-up toward the Great Recession have found a new market to infect: used-car auto lending. According to The New York Times, state and federal authorities are...Show More Summary

GM Issues 2 More Recalls for SUVs, Mini Cars

Richard Drew/APA 2013 Cadillac SRX at the New York International Auto Show, in New York. By TOM KRISHER DETROIT -- General Motors announced two more recalls, pushing its total for the year to 71, affecting almost 30 million vehiclesShow More Summary

There's A Huge Debate Brewing Over Subprime Auto Lending (WFC)

The New York Times is running a series on subprime auto lending, called "Driven to Debt." The most recent installment, "Miss a Payment? Good Luck Moving That Car," introduces readers to the scary world of borrowers who can literallyShow More Summary

Tech gives the rich new toys while perpetuating the criminalization of poverty

2 months agoTechnology : Pando Daily

The New York Times published a report on Thursday about devices used by subprime auto lenders to track someone’s location, issue warnings about an upcoming payment deadline, or remotely disable the vehicle when their driver is even just a few days late in paying those bills. Show More Summary

2014 Paris Auto Show - Preview

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

2014 was packed with car debuts ranging from compact, fuel-efficient vehicles to powerful sports cars and large SUVs. The Detroit, New York and Geneva auto shows have all played their part this year in giving us some of the most technologically advanced automobiles the market had to offer. Show More Summary

The War Against Asymmetric Information: The Case of Subprime Auto Lending

This story in today’s New York Times about the use of remote technology to track and repossess cars by subprime auto lenders is, above all, very, very sad. Life is hard for a lot of people, and it just gets harder.But note the mention...Show More Summary

Paris 2014: Volkswagen Takes The Golf Wagon Outback

This is the second time that Volkswagen has trotted out a butch-looking station wagon-on-stilts under the Alltrack moniker. The last version, a Passat, debuted at the 2012 New York Auto Show. This newest version is based on the Golf Wagon, and packs TDI diesel or turbocharged gasoline engines. Show More Summary

Judge Orders GM to Hand Internal Files Over to Plaintiffs’ Lawyers

Hundreds of car owners suing General Motors Co. over its ignition-switch flaw got a boost on Friday when a New York judge ordered the auto maker to turn over internal files and documents about its handling of the defect to plaintiff attorneys.

New York Times: NHTSA Has 'Record of Missteps'

2 months agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

A New York Times investigation into the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration alleges that the nation's top auto safety regulator spent the past decade stumbling over recalls and withholding its legal powers to regulate an auto industry with record-breaking recalls...

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