March 2016

Act Fast, and Get a Ford Focus Electric for Pennies

March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

If you live in California and your demographics are right, your electric car dream is within reach. Yes, even you, baristas and struggling actors! The website Leasehackr stumbled upon a killer deal for lower-income Californians (assuming they live near charging stations), and spelled out how leftover 2015 Ford Focus Electrics can be leased for essentially nothing. If […]

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Nader’s Museum Will Show You a Non-Crashed Corvair, Sell You a Flaming Pinto T-Shirt

March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

The Chevrolet Corvair and Ford Pinto have long been derided as death traps — one for its tendency to crash into stuff backwards, and the other for roasting its occupants alive. They also share something else in common: you can see both at Ralph Nader’s museum (though, in the Pinto’s case, it will be in the form of […]

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DOT Goes Wikileaks on Dealers, Puts Your Car’s Secrets Online

March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Your vehicle’s hidden flaws and most shocking (mechanical) secrets will soon be just a click away. The Department of Transportation is ending the clandestine relationship between your car’s dealer and the manufacturer by posting all Technical Service Bulletins (TSB) online, according to Consumer Reports. TSBs, which outline the recommended procedure for repairing vehicles, will be […]

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Riches to Rags: When Luxury Gets Old

March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

The shopping center had seen better days. Most of its smaller spaces were vacant, long since abandoned with only the leaves left scuttling about on the breeze to give the empty storefronts the illusion of life. Now, only the anchor stores remained. On …

TTAC News Round-up: Volkswagen’s Plans Paltry Payout, Sergio Talks up Players, and a NASCAR Driver’s Busted

March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Volkswagen shareholders are wondering if they’ll be receiving a lump of coal in their dividend stocking this year. That, Sergio is seeking a partner (but not those French guys), NASCAR’s Derek White is in trouble north of the border, GM seals the deal with a startup, and no Baby Buick for you … after the […]

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Nissan, Please

March 31, 2016 // 0 Comments

Last fall, we had a typical-for-TTAC slap fight between Bark and Mark, centered around Nissan. I’ve been ruminating on this argument for months, but my conversation last week with NISMO chief Hiroshi Tamura — and seeing what Nissan chose to feature in New York — finally pushed me over the edge. As I walked through the […]

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Honda’s Hot Shoe: We Came for the Neoprene Vamp, But We Stayed for the Articulated Nodes

March 30, 2016 // 0 Comments

Where do I start? So, Honda unveiled a shoe yesterday, and it’s the next best thing to owning and driving a 2016 Civic. At least, that’s what we’re led to believe. The limited edition…shoe…is a collaboration between Honda (maker of 3,000 pound vehicles that can drive places and are way pricier than pants), lifestyle-oriented digital […]

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