Vintage Racing Is Not for the Faint of Heart (or Wallet)

03.22.2016

Old race cars are holes into which you pour money, and forget the prize money, but nothing else outside the bedroom offers comparable thrills and chills.

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We Volunteer: Automakers Agree to Make Auto Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

03.19.2016

Forget the slow "rulemaking," the feds say, lets start saving lives as soon as possible.

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Dreams Die Hard: Crazy Concept Cars at Amelia Island

03.14.2016

Remember the Fascination, the Exemplar I, the Mohs SafariKar? No? That's because these mad-genius ventures flopped. But the stories are fascinating. 

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Adventures With 'Ol Sparkie

03.11.2016

Are green cars, hybrids and electrics, complicated and unreliable? The evidence--like a trouble-free 300,000-mile Chevy Volt--proves otherwise.

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The Big Battery Breakthrough (or Maybe Not)

03.08.2016

The Feds' ARPA-E agency says it has achieved the "holy grail" of cell development. Unfortunately, we've been down this road before.

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Tire Pressure: Will We Soon Set It and Forget It?

03.04.2016

Michelin is coming out with Auto Inflate, which will maintain the correct pressure as the tire turns. Right now it's only for heavy-duty trucks, but that's likely to change soon.

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Meet the World's First Hybrid Car--Built in 1896

03.02.2016

An American genius named Harry Dey introduced the Armstrong Phaeton hybrid car to an indifferent world before the turn of the century. It had a self-starter, a semi-automatic transmission, and could run on gas, electric power, or both.

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Choosing a Reliable Car: Two Lists

02.26.2016

J.D. Power and Consumer Reports agree: Lexus, Porsche and Buick (yes, Buick) make cars you can depend on.

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Koch Brothers' Anti-EV Group will Fail--Big Time

02.22.2016

It's peanuts to them, but $10 million annually from billionaires David and Charles Koch will fund a big PR push against electric car subsidies. Expect it to crash and burn.

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James Bond's Car Reborn, Thanks to David Brown (No, Not THAT David Brown)

02.19.2016

A Saudi prince just bought the first Speedback GT--for $795,000. It's a Jaguar XKR under the skin, but with the looks of an Aston-Martin DB5 or DB6. In the 1960s, the company was headed by David Brown, and the new company is David Brown Automotive.

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Five Dumb Car Ideas

02.18.2016

To keep up with the Joneses, people will make amazing car buying decisions--including choosing fake convertibles, fake Cadillacs, fake classics, fake accessories and even fake 427 Cobras.

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Cars That Won't Die Are Trucks and SUVS?

02.12.2016

A surprising type of vehicle is making it to 200K miles. But that doesn't necessarily mean you should buy one. Find out why, here.

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Road Rage: Why We Snap

02.09.2016

Remember Michael Douglas in Falling Down? A new book claims we all could do something like that, given the right trigger.

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West Coast Fever: Cutting Petroleum Use by 50 Percent With the Prius (and Cars Like It)

02.04.2016

The 2016 Prius ups the ante to 52 mpg combined (56 with the Eco model), and its one big reason why the three west coast states are on target to cut oil addiction 50 percent by 2030.

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Ford to Japan: Drop Dead

02.03.2016

After years of trying to sell cars there, Ford is dropping out of the Japanese market (Indonesia, too). What's the matter? We buy their cars, don't we? It seems it's a bit of a cultural clash.

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