Inside Nissan's Hidden, Wacky Heritage Collection

06.06.2016

Where do old concept cars go when they retire? In Nissan's case, to the basement of a Nashville car museum. It's very special buried treasure.

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Ditch that Roof Rack and See Your Fuel Economy Soar

06.01.2016

Save gas by improving aerodynamics, getting rid of useless weight, rolling up the windows, and driving like a sane person.

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The Lane Motor Museum: Weird, Wonderful

05.27.2016

Instead of the usual Chevys and Mustangs, the Lane specializes in unusual cars with stories to tell--like the McQuay-Norris Streamliner, the Peel Trident, the VW Rocket Car and the Hoffman, an off-center car from Bizarro World.

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In the Driver's Seat of Hertz' New Mustang GT-H

05.23.2016

Fifty years ago, Hertz rented out Carroll Shelby's hot GT350 Ford fastback. Now, for nostalgia or fun, you can grab an even faster version. I did.

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Big Wheels: A Clean Revolution for Trucks and Buses

05.20.2016

Dirty tailpipes are still spewing diesel pollution, but new technology will make the nation's 18-wheelers and transit systems much more environmentally friendly.

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Want to Lose Big Money? Buy a Zillion-Dollar Supercar.

05.17.2016

Nothing depreciates like yesterday's Bentley, Maserati or Mercedes C-Class. Cars that sold for more than $100,000 are worth less than a Toyota Corolla 10 years later.

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Loving Old Volvos: The Obsession Can Be Catching

05.11.2016

The 1960s Volvos--122S, P1800, 544--inspire fierce loyalty that shows no signs of abating.

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The Safest State for Teen Drivers? Can You Believe It's Massachusetts?

05.09.2016

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, but Massachusetts is bucking the trend. How? Strict regulation of how kids get their tickets to ride.

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Around the Brickyard: Mario Andretti and the 100th Running of the Indy 500

05.06.2016

G-forces meet a weak stomach on controlled drifts around an historic track, the  crucible of American auto racing.

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I've Seen the Future and It's Spelled T-E-S-L-A

05.03.2016

I got two hours of seat time in the Model S P90D, with Ludicrous Mode, Autopilot and the whole kit and kaboodle.

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Earworm Car Driving Songs: From "Hang on Sloopy" to "Jump"

05.02.2016

Carrie Brownstein, of Portlandia and Sleater-Kinney, says old songs lose their luster because we can't recapture the experience of first hearing them. I dunno; I think they still sound great.

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Chasing Tesla: Ford's Working on a Long-Range, Affordable EV

04.29.2016

Ford joins GM and Tesla in the race to sell 200- to 300-mile electric cars for $35,000. It could be the EV's sweet spot.

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Silicon Valley Has the Stardust, but the Automakers Know Cars

04.28.2016

Google and Apple have the Big Three running scared, but they're not ready to build their own vehicles. Tesla? Well, that's another story.

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Can Automakers Be Trusted? Probably Not--And It Really Matters

04.27.2016

The scandals are mounting, and as we move toward self-driving cars its critical that carmakers play it straight. The software has to work.

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The Buick Woody That Needed a Lift

04.22.2016

The classic wood-paneled wagon went in the garage for a few repairs--and stayed for 40 years. But it was "Dad's car."

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