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Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

05.04.2016

Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

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I've Seen the Future and It's Spelled T-E-S-L-A

05.03.2016

I got two hours of seat time in the Model S P90D, with Ludicrous Mode, Autopilot and the whole kit and kaboodle.

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Auto News for Monday, May 2

05.02.2016

Stories from Ford, Nissan and more in today's auto news.

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Earworm Car Driving Songs: From "Hang on Sloopy" to "Jump"

05.02.2016

Carrie Brownstein, of Portlandia and Sleater-Kinney, says old songs lose their luster because we can't recapture the experience of first hearing them. I dunno; I think they still sound great.

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Six Everyday Driving Tips From Off-Road School

05.02.2016

Can driving in the woods teach you anything about how to get around the mean streets of what passes for civilization these days? We spent a day at off-road driving school and here's what we learned. 

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Chasing Tesla: Ford's Working on a Long-Range, Affordable EV

04.29.2016

Ford joins GM and Tesla in the race to sell 200- to 300-mile electric cars for $35,000. It could be the EV's sweet spot.

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Silicon Valley Has the Stardust, but the Automakers Know Cars

04.28.2016

Google and Apple have the Big Three running scared, but they're not ready to build their own vehicles. Tesla? Well, that's another story.

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And the Most Complained-About Vehicle Is . . .

04.28.2016

A toast to the Ford Explorer, in honor of all the examples out there that have turned themselves into, well, toast.

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A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

04.28.2016

A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.

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Can Automakers Be Trusted? Probably Not--And It Really Matters

04.27.2016

The scandals are mounting, and as we move toward self-driving cars its critical that carmakers play it straight. The software has to work.

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