Classic Cars Are Better Investments Than Art, Real Estate and Wine

12.18.2014

Don't buy an Andy Warhol drawing for a nest egg, buy an old Porsche instead. The collector car market is in something of a bubble right now, but you can take advantage of it.

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Ford's Better Ideas: Improved SYNC, a New Focus RS and a Museum Tour

12.12.2014

Jim Motavalli heads to Ford country, and finds a new pocket-rocket Focus, improved (thankfully!) SYNC, and a not-half-bad tour of the company museum.

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Tesla's Model X Will Have Lots of German Competition

12.10.2014

It's getting crowded at the expensive end of the market! The Model S had the field to itself, but the Model X will have to duke it out with a bunch of similar models, many of them from Europe.

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Racer Ray Evernham Tells Auto History Lessons

12.07.2014

Americarna heads into its second season with Elvis' last car, fiberglass sportsters, woody wagons and other vehicles that tell our country's story.

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What Drives Owner Loyalty?

12.03.2014

Tesla's Model S, despite some reliability issues, tops a new Consumer Reports survey. It seems people don't love their cars because they're reliable, but because they're exotic, cool and maybe a bit dangerous.

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Toyota's Big Bet on the Fuel-Cell Mirai

11.18.2014

The zero-emission car can travel 300 miles on a five-minute fill-up, so the big challenge isn't the cars but the expensive refueling stations. But how does three years of free fuel sound?

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On the Horn: VW's CEO on the Company's Golf-Flavored Future

11.16.2014

Michael Horn is charged with resuscitating Volkswagen's fortunes in the U.S., and he's leading with the new Golf, plus SUVs and compact/mid-sized cars.

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The Art of Bugatti: A Family Saga with Stories Attached

11.12.2014

Works from four generations of the unusually talented Bugatti family, brought together at Peter Mullin's California auto museum.

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Fiat's Car-Sharing Deal

11.03.2014

Why would an automaker partner with a company that takes between 9 and 13 cars off the road? Is Fiat making a huge mistake, or is there more to this story? 

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The Fast Track From Propane Grills to Propane Cars

11.02.2014

Can you run your car with the same stuff you use to grill that T-bone steak? Absolutely! Right now 150,000 American police cars, trucks and school buses run on propane, and that's just the beginning. Here's why.

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City Cars on a Human Scale: Elio, ELF and Schweeb

10.27.2014

Urban solutions include bike/car hybrids, a three-wheeler with a two-cylinder engine, and pedaled pods.

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In a Horsepower Race, Cobra-Maker Shelby Offers Power Plus Fuel Economy

10.23.2014

Make no mistake, Shelby still boasts about its 1,100-horsepower Mustangs. But it also points out they can get the groceries at 25 mpg on pump gas. Here's what we'd point out: Who needs a 1100-hp grocery-getter?

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Classic Cars: The One That Got Away?

10.21.2014

Classic car bargains. How to buy smart and avoid a lifetime of regret! 

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Traffic Congestion Could Cost $4.4 Trillion

10.17.2014

A new study says gridlock could get worse, a lot worse. But we could escape that grim fate with public transit and telecommuting options.

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Fuel Economy Gains Slowing Down--Blame the Trucks and Muscle Cars

10.14.2014

Good news! Today's cars are 26% more fuel efficient than seven years ago. Bad news! That trend is about to take a nosedive. Here's why.

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