December 2015

This Is How Volkswagen’s Diesel Emissions Cheat Works, According to ECU Hacker (Video)

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Volkswagen’s emissions cheating program closely follows a set of parameters that are very similar to those defined by the New European Driving Cycle (NEDC), an engineer said this week. The cheat exists in the ECU’s “main mode,” said Felix Domke, and triggers a normal dosage of urea and other exhaust controls to bring NOx emissions to […]

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Here Are Free Rides For New Year’s Eve

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

It’s New Year’s Eve, which means I’m terrified of getting on the roads past 6 p.m. and many law enforcement agencies will be on the streets en masse to bust motorists who’ve had a tee many martoonies. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, fatal traffic crashes involving alcohol spike in December around the […]

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Were You on the Original Cannonball Run?

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

A group of documentarians calling themselves RaceReporters/MotorReporters are attempting to piece together what happened during the Cannonball Runs between 1971 and 1979. Started by Brock Yates, who temporarily found himself at TTAC for a few short weeks, and Steve Baker of Car & Driver, the Cannonball Baker Sea-to-Shining-Sea Memorial Trophy Dash was born in secrecy and kept […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Pumped About Porsche; GM’s Going To Trial; And Diesel’s Dead, Baby

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Man, people are really pumped about the cool, expensive cars they just bought. That nugget of wisdom, Russia’s perpetual Cash for Clunkers program, VW’s appeal to Colorado and Washington buyers and GM’s knows what way the wind is blowing now … after the break! Consumer Reports insight: People love fun cars! Consumer Reports compiled its […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Pumped About Porsche; GM’s Going To Trial; And Diesel’s Dead, Baby

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Man, people are really pumped about the cool, expensive cars they just bought. That nugget of wisdom, Russia’s perpetual Cash for Clunkers program, VW’s appeal to Colorado and Washington buyers and GM’s knows what way the wind is blowing now … after the break! Consumer Reports insight: People love fun cars! Consumer Reports compiled its […]

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TTAC News Round-up: Pumped About Porsche; GM’s Going To Trial; And Diesel’s Dead, Baby

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Man, people are really pumped about the cool, expensive cars they just bought. That nugget of wisdom, Russia’s perpetual Cash for Clunkers program, VW’s appeal to Colorado and Washington buyers and GM’s knows what way the wind is blowing now … after the break! Consumer Reports insight: People love fun cars! Consumer Reports compiled its […]

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Nash It Up

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Remember that soul crushing LeMons K Car that ate engines, caused hospital visits, and almost froze Murliee Martin to death before he remembered he had an AMG wagon? You know, the “Worst Car in LeMons History?” Well, the crew at NSF Racing is back, and the idea just get worse. This Wisconsinite Nash Statesman made […]

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Digestible Collectible: 2009 Jaguar XF Supercharged

December 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

Imagine if Lucas, Prince of Darkness were still supplying electrics to the British car industry. A Lucas navigation system would make Apple Maps look like a good choice. Lucas telematics would require a Whitworth wrench to access. I kid because I love. I’ve spent more hours under the hood of British sports cars than just […]

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Who Wants To Lease A Chevy Cruze For Less Than A Gym Membership?

December 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

Leasehackr has a screaming deal on a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze Limited (the old body style) 1LT Automatic if: 1) You can sell it for more than $13,000 after two years; 2) You’re were a Costco Auto member before Sept. 30; 3) You can get $1,800 off of MSRP, or thereabouts; 4) Max incentives; 5) You’re […]

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