September 2017

Those U.S. Volkswagen Diesels Aren’t the Easiest Thing to Fix; VW Rounds Up Scandal Bill to $30 Billion

September 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Twenty-seven billion seemed like an odd number, so Volkswagen upped the financial cost of its diesel emissions scandal to an even $30B. Actually, the extra expense comes entirely from the repair of older U.S.-market vehicles, which are proving less easy to fix than anticipated. Because of this, VW has to rustle up some extra cash. […]

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Detroit’s Passenger Car Sales Are Falling Way Faster Than the Overall U.S. Auto Industry’s

September 30, 2017 // 0 Comments

Across the U.S. auto industry, there are a number of auto brands that are actually selling more passenger cars in 2017 than in 2016: Jaguar, Lincoln, Infiniti, Subaru, Volkswagen. Some specific models, many with all-wheel-drive availability like the Audi A5, Subaru Impreza, and Volkswagen Golf, are enjoying far greater sales success this year than last. […]

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UAW Accuses Nissan of Tracking Workers’ Union Sentiments

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

The United Auto Workers has accused Nissan Motor Company of tracking and rating employees based on their union sentiments at the same Mississippi assembly plant where workers recently voted down union representation. In early August, factory employees voted against joining by an almost 2-to-1 margin. At the time, the UAW claimed intimidation tactics and censorship crippled its attempt […]

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Duck and Coverage: Volkswagen Extends Factory Warranties to 6 Years/72,000 Miles

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Keen to improve its image after its diesel emissions fiasco, Volkswagen has decided to provide 2018’s lineup with some of the juiciest, most delectable extended warranties available from an automaker. Better still is that the warranty is transferrable to subsequent owners. While most manufacturers provide the typical three-year/36,000 mile basic warranty with separate five-year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty on […]

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U.S. Is Intentionally Sabotaging NAFTA Trade Talks, Officials Claim

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

President Donald Trump entered into office threatening to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement if the United States was not given a better deal immediately. But, after negotiations began, it looked as if his ultimatum would be unnecessary. Now, U.S. officials involved in NAFTA negotiations are being accused of making proposals on issues Mexico and […]

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Rare Rides: 1987 Renault Alliance GTA, the Sporty Franco-American Hybrid

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Today we bring you a very special, semi-complicated Rare Rides. It’s an unusual little sports coupe bearing a French diamond on the front, a Wisconsin-made sticker inside the door, and red GTA badging on the sills. Come check out the Renault Alliance GTA. Let’s step back in time for a moment. In 1985, while you […]

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Primed to End the Toyota Camry’s 15-Year Run, Honda Does Not Mess With 2018 Civic’s Recipe

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

George W. Bush was finishing his second year as president of the United States when Toyota reported 434,145 Camry sales in calendar year 2002. No other passenger car generated more U.S. volume that year. Or the next year. Or the next. Or the one after that. In fact, the Toyota Camry’s reign as America’s best-selling […]

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The $65,000 Pyramid: Electric Autojournos Pump Tesla Stock, Receive Massive Gifts

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

Imagine the following scenario: Your humble author buys an Accord Coupe, and loves it, and suggests that you do the same. Not so hard to imagine, insofar as that’s what actually happened. Now let’s imagine I tell you that you, the TTAC reader, can get a discount on an Accord if you use my referral […]

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2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 4Matic Coupe Review – Pillarless Pomp and Ceremony

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

The 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe’s high beams unfurl like a curtain, quickly and progressively spreading light across the forests on either side of the road. And that’s only the Benz lighting system’s third act. It’s a late summer evening and you open the E400 Coupe’s vast door, welcomed by ambient lighting that swirls around the […]

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Time to Go Global? GM Australia’s Holden Special Vehicles Building Right-hand-drive Chevrolet Camaros for Sale in 2018

September 29, 2017 // 0 Comments

In response to the huge global success achieved by the sixth-generation Ford Mustang, General Motors’ Australian Holden branch is developing right-hand-drive Chevrolet Camaros for sale in 2018. According to Australia’s News, the beleaguered Holden brand will benefit from the launch of a market-specific Camaro next year thanks to conversion work done by Holden Special Vehicles. […]

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