Two-Thirds of Americans Don't Trust Auto Repair Shops

12.07.2016

AAA reports that Americans don't trust mechanics, thinking they're being overcharged or being sold unnecessary parts. Frankly, they'd rather go to the dentist than to their local garage. 

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Thinking Machines: A Ride in Delphi's Self-Driving Cars, Targeted for 2019

12.04.2016

Autonomous from Delphi and Uber cars hit the road in Pittsburgh, where once the steel trucks ruled.

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Dependable Fun: Three Bargain Japanese Roadsters

11.30.2016

The Mazda Miata, Toyota MR-2 Spyder and Nissan 350Z Roadster all offer reliable rides--driving fun without the headaches of the MGs, Triumphs and Lotuses of old.

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After Many Failures to Launch, Here Come the Flying Cars

11.30.2016

Inventor Dezso Molnar may build contraptions out of Mad Max movies, but they're legal flying cars. And he's not alone.

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Don't Leave Your Keys: Five (Obvious) Ways to Deter Car Theft

11.19.2016

There's no excuse for leaving the keys in the car, but people do it all the time. Thefts involving this particular idiocy are up 31 percent in the last three years. Only Hawaii is key theft free.

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Vanishing Rite of Passage: Getting Your License at 16

11.18.2016

In the dark days before smartphones, getting road legal was everything for teenagers who wanted a social life.

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At the L.A. Show, an Electric Jaguar with a Big Roar

11.15.2016

The 400-horsepower Jaguar I-Pace boasts twin electric motors, a 90-kilowatt-hour battery, and zero to 60 in four seconds. It's ready to take on Tesla at its own game. 

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Talking Robots, Connected Scooters and Sharing Rides at the Web Summit

11.14.2016

Europe's answer to CES is just as packed with great tech ideas. Previously in Dublin, now it connects in Lisbon.

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Geronimo's Cadillac and Other Automotive Tales of the Old West

11.03.2016

Legends like Buffalo Bill, Annie Oakley and indeed Geronimo survived into the horseless carriage era, and readily turned in their faithful steeds for something more dependable.

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Kicking Tires on 7 Cartoon Cars

11.02.2016

From the Flintstones to the Jetsons. Unless they had flying belts, cartoon characters needed some form of surface transportation. Here's their go power. 

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Dogs in Cars: Common Sense--and the Law

10.28.2016

We all know our canine friends should be kept out of hot cars, but here's the rundown on crates, what to pack, and the whole sticking-heads-out-of-the-window thing.

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Are SUVs the Best Choice for Seniors? Maybe Not.

10.27.2016

A bum knee makes me appreciate cars with easy entrance and exit. Not like my Miata, which I fall into with a loud plop.

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Five Car Milestones: Does Innovation Pay Off?

10.25.2016

For the most part, going first with new auto inventions failed to pay off. The cautious companies gave the people what they were used to, and made the money. 

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Pickup Sales Are Down, But The Macho Truck Is Here to Stay

10.21.2016

Ford is idling production of the bestselling F-150, with 95-day supplies on the lot. But don't expect Americans to abandon pickup trucks.

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Hardly Worth Mentioning: Features We Take for Granted

10.19.2016

Once upon a time, a radio and heater were exciting car options. In today's highly equipped auto market, we don't get excited about air conditioning, automatics, power windows and doors or cruise control.

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