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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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Wear a Tinfoil Hat? These Inconspicuous Cars Keep It on the Downlow

07.21.2015

So, you're a Doomsday prepper and you scan the skies for black helicopters like Henry Hill in Goodfellas. You need a car that's going to help you blend in with the crowd.

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About BestRide

07.21.2015

BestRide.com offers readers fun, informative and up-to-the minute automotive content alongside a nationwide inventory and a powerful search engine, plus integrated user tools like price alerts, inventory alerts and saved search. 

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4 New Hampshire Items Kyle Busch’s Wife Might Like Better Than Lobster

07.20.2015

Kyle Busch took the checkered flag at the 5-Hour Energy 301 at New Hampshire International Speedway on Saturday, and his trophy was a giant New Hampshire lobster. Apparently, his wife Samantha is more into tofu.

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VIDEO: “Mad Max”/”Star Wars” Mashup Turns Furiosa into a Jedi

07.20.2015

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Mad Max: Fury Road is one of the summer’s big hits. It’s hard not to like a movie that takes place in a post-apocalyptic wasteland with crazily modified cars that have accessories like flamethrowers and machine guns. It couldn’t possibly be better, unless you give Furiosa a lightsaber.

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Tesla Goes from Insane to “Ludicrous”

07.20.2015

2015-Tesla-Model-S-P85D-PLACEMENTAs though Tesla’s Insane Mode wasn’t ludicrous enough, the automaker announced recently that they will add “Ludicrous Mode” to their flagship sedan. The $10,000 add-on option will permit the all-wheel drive 762hp Model S P90D to achieve 0 to 60 mph in a mind numbing 2.8-seconds.

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Too Bad We Won’t Get This Cool Ford Lighting Technology Anytime Soon

07.20.2015

Ford says it’s testing some new lighting technology that promises to make driving safer. Too bad American drivers probably won’t see it for a long time — if ever.

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REVIEW: 2015 Ford Mustang Fastback Premium is Pure Muscle

07.20.2015

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It’s a weird thing to review a car like the Ford Mustang. People love this car. They don’t really need a reason because it’s a ‘Stang and who doesn’t want one of those parked in the driveway? It’s as if loving the Mustang is some rite of passage. You grow up. You get a license. You lust after a Mustang. Turns out, there are really good reasons why you should want this car in your driveway.

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VIDEO: California Wildfire Ignites Trapped Cars On Cajon Pass Freeway

07.18.2015

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A fast-moving wildfire in San Bernardino County California about 45 miles from Los Angeles crossed the highway today igniting cars sitting in traffic on I-15.  About 20 cars were destroyed.  Fire crews were themselves stuck in traffic and could not get to the scene of the fires.  Motorist fled the vehicles, and some took their keys, making it difficult for workers to remove the vehicles to clear the roadway. Fire retardant and water were dropped from helicopters to put out the blaze, but it didn’t help very much.  According to reports, the fires started off to the side of the I-15 freeway at about 2:30.  About an hour later the fire had spread to 50 acres.  Two hours later it covered 3,500 acres.

 

As the fire spread to the hills in the area, 40 mph winds fanned the flames.  Five home had been destroyed at the time of this report and more threatened.  Facts in this report courtesy of KTLA 5.

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Auto News for Friday, July 17

07.17.2015

Senate panel killed a proposal to permit companies to continue renting vehicles that have been recalled. Thanks, guys. There go all of our Hertz homonym jokes.

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