I like the unusual when it comes to cars — as must be quite clear from the pieces I’ve written over the last few months. However, my current fleet is quite mainstream, consisting of a Chrysler minivan, the wife’s Chevy Trailblazer, and a first-generation Miata. Perhaps that explains my wandering eye. Over the last couple […]
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The world is abuzz this week with news of the all-new Tesla Model X, which is a minivan that looks like it may at any moment take flight and get tangled up in some power lines. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, that’s right: Tesla has brought the first gullwing minivan to market, and people are excited. […]
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For the time being, Tesla is in the spotlight again, now with the debut of the 2016 Tesla Model X luxury crossover SUV – the first for…
A meeting of Volkswagen executives revealed Thursday that the internal investigation into how the company produced 11 million cars with illegal “defeat devices” to cheat emissions tests will take several months, Reuters (via Automotive News) reported. The supervisory board said in light of the ongoing investigation, the automaker would push back its scheduled meeting in November, […]
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United Auto Workers at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles officially rejected a proposed contract that would have raised wages for workers, but didn’t eliminate the tiered pay system for veteran and newly hired workers. Reuters reported that 65 percent of the 40,000 union workers voted against the contract. Reports said that workers voiced concerns that the contract […]
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The head of Jaguar Land Rover’s operations in the U.S. said the automaker will stick with its plans to rollout diesel engines for its cars, including the Jaguar F-Pace next year. Automotive News reported that CEO Joe Eberhardt said at a Detroit luncheon the automaker was “very confident” in the technology for its diesel cars. “We are […]
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Volkswagen may issue preferred shares to help raise money to deal with its growing diesel scandal, Reuters reported. The German automaker may cut costs and boost cash flow before resorting to offering parts of the company to outside investors. According to the report, VW may find some willing investors to help bail the company out of its […]
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2015 Volkswagen Golf R 2-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged, variable intake and exhaust timing, variable exhaust-valve lift (292 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm; 280 pounds-feet of torque @ 1,800 rpm) 6-speed DSG automatic transmission 23 city/30 highway/26 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 24 mpg on the 60/40 city/hwy, 45 percent boot-full of throttle everywhere (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Reflex Silver Metallic paint, Titan Black Leather interior; […]
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The average transaction price for a new car edged up slightly August to September from $33,563 to $33,730, researchers at Kelley Blue Book said Thursday. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles posted the largest gain over the same month last year, as the automaker increased its average transaction price 4.1 percent to $34,809. Unsurprisingly, Volkswagen was the only major […]
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Kept you waiting, huh? The 1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic wagon above is similar to the one I first drove in high school when I took driver’s ed — one in white, one in the same shade of reddish-brown as pictured (I drove the latter). Both wagons were to have been replaced by Chevrolet Astro minivans […]
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