August 2019

Happy Labo(u)r Day, 2019 Edition

August 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Howdy, campers. Unofficially, summer ends this weekend. Bummer! Of course, from a meteorological standpoint, you still have a few weeks left before fall, um, falls. As is usually the the case around these here parts, we’re gonna shut it down a bi…

Automakers Asks NHTSA to Remove Autonomous Hurdles

August 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been pretty good about letting companies test autonomous vehicles on public roads. And yet pretty much every automotive manufacturer, ride sharing firm and tech giant still wants laxer rules. To a …

Seatback Strength at Centre of New Ford Recall

August 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

The 2020 Lincoln Aviator, a much-championed midsize crossover only just entering dealerships, has earned the second recall of its very short life. The crossover, along with the current- and previous-generation Explorer, the Ford Expedition, F-150, and …

QOTD: Most Memorable Family Road Trip Snafu?

August 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

The Labor Day long weekend is nearly upon us and, while your author doesn’t plan to roam more than a couple hours’ distance from home, many of you might already be packing up the car crossover for one last warm getaway. Nothing is quite as …

Tesla Dodges Chinese Tax, Raises Prices

August 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

With a 25-percent import tariff looming like a hanging blade over U.S.-built vehicles in the Chinese market, Tesla has managed to side-step another sales-sinking levy: the country’s purchase tax. At 10 percent, the purchase tax applies to most ve…

TTAC Project Car: The Deeper You Go…

August 30, 2019 // 0 Comments

Most of this dialogue happened: Brian: “My wife and kids are going on vacation somewhere I’d never go (Disney World) so that’s a good time to drive up to Dallas and work on the Sierra.” Me: “Your family just had to pick th…

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