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2016 LA Auto Show

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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do all new cars have an acceleration lag

The Case of the Reluctant Renegade

11.15.2016

Ken's 2015 Jeep Renegade hesitates before accelerating. His dealer says "they all do that" but is Ken being sold a load of horsefeathers?

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2016 European Web Summit

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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Is Your Car Prone to Poop? (Bird Poop, That Is.)

11.11.2016

What color car do birds "tag" the most? We've got the study results!

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is it safe to put the car in neutral on a downhill

Coasting Downhill in Neutral -- Bonus or Boooogus?

11.10.2016

Ted wants to know if coasting down a hill in neutral saves wear and tear, and gas. 

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First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2014-2016 Jeep Cherokee

11.08.2016

Our latest installment of First Signs of the Carpocalypse covers a nagging problem with the Jeep Cherokee’s nine-speed transmission.

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should i use a lower or a higher octane gas if i can't get mid range gas

What to Do When You Need an Octane in Between?

11.08.2016

Dave needs an octane in between what's offered at the pump. Should he become an impromptu mixologist when filling up?

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Geronimo's Cadillac

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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can i use tap water to fill batteries

Do Batteries Need Distilled Water?

11.03.2016

Joe wants to know if batteries need distilled water to thrive, or if good old tap water will do the trick.

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Used Honda Civic – Buy This Year, Not That One!

11.03.2016

A used Honda Civic is always a safe bet, but some years are much better than others when it comes to reliability and owner complaints.

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