Tesla Crash Backfires on Self-Driving Opponents

07.31.2016

It seems that Americans are only slightly less interested in actually riding in a self-driving vehicle in light of the widely reported Tesla crash. That may be good news for those individuals that oppose self-driving vehicles and the changes that they may bring to our society.

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SALES: Ford Nearly The Top US Seller of Affordable EVs

07.29.2016

While EV enthusiasts await the arrival of the Chevy Bolt and Tesla Model 3, Ford is experiencing strong growth with affordable plug-in cars.

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PROMOS: Mercedes Pulls A Controversial Ad

07.29.2016

Update: Mercedes pulled the ad.

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JUNKYARD THERAPY: 1994 Buick Roadmaster Wagon – Wood-Paneled Cavern

07.29.2016

We always knew station wagons were roomy – but you don’t get a sense of how cavernous they can seem, like this Buick Roadmaster Wagon with its seats removed.

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REVIEW: 2016 Audi TT Roadster – Luxury, Performance, and Fun

07.28.2016

The 2016 Audi TT Roadster combines the joy of a roadster with the sensibility of a luxury sedan. It is not a boring and staid vehicle. Instead, it is plenty fun to drive with a turbocharged engine that puts other roadsters to shame.

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TECH: Mobileye and Tesla Part Ways in Wake of AutoPilot Concerns

07.27.2016

Tesla is facing criticism for its autonomous safety technology with several accidents and one fatality while AutoPilot was in use. The incidents are under investigation, but regardless of the outcome, it creates a sense of distrust for that technology.

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Car Talk Is Evolving to Digital Media

07.27.2016

Car Talk announced today that it was continuing to evolve its brand to focus primarily on digital media. Since 2012, Car Talk has provided NPR stations with its “Best of Car Talk” program, but it will sunset that programming in September of 2017 to focus on its digital programming.

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Maaco Doesn’t Want You Painting Your Own Car. We Did It Anyway

07.26.2016

This week, Maaco — the cheapo respray company — began running ads featuring a husband rolling paint on the hood of his wife’s car, to suggest that for $499, they could do it better. We begged to differ, and we proved it.

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BUYER’S GUIDE: Tips for Buying an Electric Car

07.26.2016

The time has come to purchase your next car and you’ve decided to go electric. It’s an appealing choice with plenty of benefits, but there are big differences between your old gas guzzler and your fancy new electric.

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SAFETY: Tesla Says Latest AutoPilot Crash was Driver Error

07.26.2016

One day, self-driving cars will make our roads safer. Autonomous technology is here even now, but it’s in the very early stages and cars aren’t ready to truly drive themselves.

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VIDEO: 7 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Bullitt

07.25.2016

UPDATE: We’re working with our friends at the Somerville Theater in Somerville, Massachusetts to promote a double feature Thursday, July 28th, including the two great Steve McQueen films Bullitt and The Getaway. Watch our Facebook page this week. We’ll have tickets to give away.

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More Recalls for GM and Mitsubishi

07.24.2016

I depend on BestRide.com for all the latest automotive news and views, the latest National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recall updates, and millions of listings for new and used cars, trucks, vans, and SUVs.

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JUNKYARD THERAPY: 1973 Chevrolet Monte Carlo Landau – Personal Acreage

07.22.2016

Come back with us to a time when “personal luxury” meant more metal than any one person could ever need.

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TECH: 3 Smart Packaging Ideas In the 2016 Toyota Highlander Hybrid AWD

07.21.2016

The 2016 Highlander Hybrid shows us three simple ways to do packaging right.

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Buyer’s Guide: 3 Things to Remember About Safety Scores

07.21.2016

Automakers jump at the chance to advertise their vehicles as “Top Safety Picks” and for being rated “Five Stars” in crash testing.  But remember these three realities when shopping for a safe vehicle.

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