Can Keyless Entry be a Deadly Option?

08.27.2015

A new federal suit charges that automakers need to retrofit cars so that people don't leave them running in the garage--and invite carbon monoxide poisoning.

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$2 a Gallon: What It Means

08.25.2015

It doesn't mean a return to gas guzzlers, but 30-mpg crossovers will have a field day. And will they sell a lot of Ferraris and Lamborghinis in depressed Middle Eastern countries?

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Solar Cars? Very Cool, but Still a Pipe Dream

08.19.2015

Who wouldn't want a zero-emission greenmobile powered by the sun's rays? But the sad fact is that the panels don't generate enough energy. 

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Highway Deaths Up in 2015, and Lots of "Cheap Gas" Driving Is the Cause

08.18.2015

Cars are safer than they've ever been, drunk driving is down and seatbelt use is up, so only miles traveled explains it.

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Audi's Long-Range Electric SUV Is Aimed at Tesla's Model X

08.14.2015

The new Audi could have 240 or more miles of all-electric range, which is pretty darned impressive. But it's unclear when it will hit the market.

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Soaring Prices for 7 Japanese Collector Cars

08.11.2015

The Brits, Germans, Italians and Americans pretty much rule the collector car roost, but that's changing. These Japanese cars, mostly the sporty ones, should gain lots of value in the next few years.

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Spin Control for the Lion-Killing Dentist--and Fiat Chrysler, Too

08.04.2015

Dr. Walter Palmer shot Cecil, then did everything wrong. Some automakers get spin wrong, too, but they learn from their mistakes.

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It's Like LEED Certification--But for Parking Garages

07.30.2015

The Green Parking Council has just certified seven innovators, which offer such amenities as EV charging, bicycle parking, ride- and car-sharing, and even farmers' markets. 

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Fast Times in the All-New Mazda Miata

07.28.2015

The fourth-generation MX-5 is a return to basics, with reduced weight (and a smaller-displacement) but more power and lots of go-for-it gutsiness. 

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Do Uber and Lyft Redline Low-Income Communities?

07.21.2015

Some critics allege that ultra-modern ride-sharing services resemble old-line taxi operations in declining service to poor communities. No way, say Uber and Lyft.

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Best Car Threads on the Incredible, Imploding Reddit

07.16.2015

The site is in turmoil, but while it's still alive take a look at some very funny (and informative) auto-related Subreddits.

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The Millennials: Actually, They're Just Like Everybody Else

07.13.2015

That thing about millennials not caring about owning cars? Forget about it, now 91 percent of them think car ownership is important.

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Muscle Mania: Why Dodge's 707-Horsepower Hellcat Shouldn't Be Your Next Toy

07.07.2015

We're worshipping speed again, with automakers competing to offer outrageous supercars, and 60s' hot rods making crazy prices at auctions.

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Deadly Holiday Ahead: The Fourth of July is America's Most Dangerous Day

07.02.2015

The National Safety Council warns that we could have 385 deaths and 11,400 injuries over the three-day weekend. Will the carnage continue? Volvo says it will have fatality-free cars by 2020.

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Five Top Companies for Brand Loyalty (But Where's Tesla?)

07.01.2015

The new IHS Automotive loyalty survey favors big companies with diverse product lines. But I'm pretty sure Tesla deserves high honors here. Owners are fanatics.

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