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Get Your Wacky On: AutoMobility LA’s Ten Best Automotive Startups Competition Begins

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The Los Angeles Auto Show is once again hosting the Top Ten Automotive Startups competition and has opened the door for entrants. If you’ve ever wanted to troll a major automotive trade show with your worst ideas or promote your extremely flimsy business model, this is your opportunity. Of course, the application process also works […]

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Ex-Ford CEO Fields Tried to Oust Top Executive Before Being Fired, Report Claims

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There’s been no shortage of hot takes on former Ford CEO Mark Fields’ sudden departure from the big office in Dearborn, but a new report sheds light on the drama occurring at the Blue Oval shortly before Fields “elected to retire.” Before his replacement by Jim Hackett, Fields reportedly attempted to fire Joe Hinrichs, Ford’s […]

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President Trump Planning to Abandon Paris Climate Accord: Reports

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President Donald Trump has said he’ll be providing his thoughts on the Paris climate deal in the coming days, but media outlets are already suggesting his take on the issue will be to leave it. Sources are claiming the president’s mind is made up and, to the surprise of no one, odds are good he […]

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American Car Buyers Can’t Get Enough of Long-Term Car Loans

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The low, low monthly payments offered by spreading the cost of a new or used vehicle across a vast gulf of time is certainly an attractive one, even though the practice is fraught with hidden danger. For U.S. car buyers, it has also become a very popular one, with data showing just how many people […]

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Mazda Has No Death Watch For The Mazda 6

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Mazda’s U.S. lineup has already suffered enough cutbacks, according to North American boss Masahiro Moro. “I don’t have any intention to cut any nameplate right now,” Moro told Automotive News following a meeting of the National Dealer Advisory Council earlier in May. This means the Mazda 6, often thought to be prime Death Watch material […]

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Uber Fires Notorious Engineer After Failing to Cooperate with Investigation

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Uber Technologies Inc. has fired Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the company’s legal battle with Google and Alphabet’s self-driving division Waymo. The company confirmed the departure Tuesday, after weeks of Levandowski remaining silent as the court attempted to make sense of what had taken place between the two companies (as well as […]

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Lawsuit Targeting Ford for Faulty Transmissions Powershifts into High Gear

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Ford’s dual-clutch PowerShift transmission has made the Blue Oval a number of enemies over the past several years. Now, nearly 7,000 U.S. Ford owners are looking for a pound of flesh. A lawsuit filed against the automaker is seeking compensation for individual damages claimed by the plaintiffs, all of whom own a 2012-2016 Ford Focus […]

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2017 Ford F-150 4×4 King Ranch Review – Southfork Living

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It’s better than a 1937 Nash Lafayette, though fuel economy — in real world driving — seems to be slightly less, if I’m to believe the results of the Mobilgas Economy Run. I’m referring to my great-grandfather’s 1937 (or ’38) Lafayette, a fixture of my mother’s otherwise carless childhood in postwar Baby Boom Alberta. What brought up […]

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