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Bizarre moment Jeep tries to force a badly parked BMW into a space by ramming it – The Sun

Sunday, April 02, 2017

THIS is the bizarre moment a Jeep driver tried to force a badly parked car into a space – by ramming it. The shocking footage captured the motorist driving toward the BMW and appearing to leave a dent in its side. The driver of the white Jeep spots the badly parked BMW in a car park and decides to take action The Jeep driver drives into the luxury BMW to…

Why the Chevrolet Bolt, 238-mile all-electric car is off to a sluggish … – LA Daily News

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Jeff U’Ren charges his breakthrough electric car, the Chevrolet Bolt EV, with 220 volt current in his Santa Monica garage Wednesday. The Bolt EV is an all-electric plug-in vehicle with a near 240 mile driving range. Leo Jarzomb/Staff Photographer The Chevrolet Bolt EV, touted as a game-changer for the electric-vehicle industry, is struggling to leave dealer showrooms in California,…

Thousands of Volkswagen cars ‘suddenly lose power’ after diesel scandal upgrades – The Sun

Sunday, April 02, 2017

VOLKSWAGEN drivers say since a software upgrade their cars have developed faults. This follows on from an upgrade after the diesel emissions scandal. About 10,000 people have taken their vehicles to be fixed, with about 3,500 saying they have experienced problems Some drivers have said experienced their cars losing power. There is yet to be concrete evidence the flaws are connected to the software tweak, the Daily Mirror reports a…

A Jeep pushes a badly parked BMW into a parking space – Daily Mail

Sunday, April 02, 2017

An angry Jeep driver repeatedly rams into the side of a poorly parked BMW The vehicle has a customized bumper that causes a dent on the BMW’s rear door The empty BMW was double parked in an unspecified lot   By Jordan Gass-Poore for Dailymail.com Published: 20:18 EDT, 1 April 2017 | Updated: 23:58 EDT, 1 April 2017 e-mail 183 View comments An angry Jeep driver decided to give a…

Mustang—Wait, Sorry, It Was Actually A Viper—Crashes At Cars And Coffee – Jalopnik

Sunday, April 02, 2017

Another weekend, another crash at a Cars and Coffee event. We were lucky this time, with no apparent injuries as the car narrowly avoided a crowd and spun into a tree instead. But it’s yet another sad, terrifying incident involving a Ford Must—*adjusts glasses*—oh wait, it was a Dodge Viper this time, actually. Advertisement A Dodge Viper! Not a Mustang. Well, what a refreshing change of pace this is. How…

Chevrolet Bolt is an entertaining pure electric – Chicago Sun-Times

Saturday, April 01, 2017

It is fair to conclude that the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt constitutes an electric automobile revolution. There are many electric cars. But usually they have drawbacks of one kind or another: too expensive, don’t travel far enough, take too long to recharge or are cheaply built. Chevrolet, however, has produced an honest, popularly priced, entertaining electric that looks and feels like a real automobile with few shortcomings. The Bolt resembles a…

The ‘Amazon of Cars’ Has Filed For An IPO – Fortune

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Carvana, the online marketplace for buying used vehicles, filed for an initial public offering on Friday. The Phoenix-based startup, a self-described “Amazon of cars,” did not provide a price range or list how many shares it plans to offer in its regulatory filing. Carvana will trade under the ticker symbol CVNA on the New York Stock Exchange. The company said it would raise up to $100 million, although the figure…

Just Cool Cars: This ’62 Buick Skylark opens to the sky – USA TODAY

Saturday, April 01, 2017

USA TODAY’s Chris Woodyard takes a look at Ed and Rosie Tucker’s 1962 Buick Skylark that has all of the original parts. Video by Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY

The ‘Amazon of Cars’ Has Filed For An IPO – Fortune

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Carvana, the online marketplace for buying used vehicles, filed for an initial public offering on Friday. The Phoenix-based startup, a self-described “Amazon of cars,” did not provide a price range or list how many shares it plans to offer in its regulatory filing. Carvana will trade under the ticker symbol CVNA on the New York Stock Exchange. The company said it would raise up to $100 million, although the figure…

Watch How Badly This Formula One Car Out-Brakes a BMW M3 – The Drive

Saturday, April 01, 2017

It hardly takes Captain Obvious to figure out that the brakes on a race car and a road car are in completely different leagues. Of course, this is not a competition between your garden variety road and race cars—no cat fight between a Camry and some drift missile 240SX with a welded diff. No, this is a comparison between a BMW M3 and a Formula One car. F1 cars are…

Volkswagen will pay Vermont $4.2 million – BurlingtonFreePress.com

Friday, March 31, 2017

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Volkswagen to Pay 10 States Over Environmental Claims – New York Times

Friday, March 31, 2017

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2017 Volkswagen Tiguan review: – CNET

Friday, March 31, 2017

Recently, Volkswagen debuted a new, larger Tiguan for the American market. The long-wheelbase model will boast an improved interior design, better legroom on the second row and more cargo space. It’s a good looking ride and we’re all very excited for its arrival. Now, the 2017 Tiguan S that arrived at Roadshow HQ this week is not that car. It turns out Volkswagen will continue to sell the older, smaller…

Cars And Trucks That Run For 200000 Miles Or More – Forbes

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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As Auto Prices Rise, Used Cars Are Looking Shinier – New York Times

Thursday, March 30, 2017

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Volkswagen settles 10 US state diesel claims for $157 mln – Reuters

Thursday, March 30, 2017

WASHINGTON Volkswagen AG said on Thursday it has agreed to pay $157.45 million to settle environmental claims from 10 U.S. states over its excess diesel emissions, as the world’s largest automaker looks to move past the scandal. The settlement covers states including New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania and Washington, as well as some consumer claims. In 2016, the German automaker reached a $603 million agreement with 44 U.S. states, but…

Volkswagen can sell (some) diesel cars in the US again – Engadget

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The EPA’s nod is mainly symbolic, as it only applies to 67,000 diesels from 2015, of which just 12,000 remain on dealer lots. As such, it’ll have approximately zero impact on the $24 billion VW has put aside to pay for the scandal. Around 475,000 VW cars were affected by “Dieselgate,” though it could have been a lot worse if diesels were more popular in the US — around 97…

Car Culture: Many Americans fear self-driving cars – The Detroit News

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Phil Berg Drivers are frightened by the prospect of self-driving cars. Insurance giant AAA this month released a survey that found three-quarters of drivers are afraid to ride in an autonomous car. Another survey from Canadian software company Klashwerks found that 18 percent of American drivers are “terrified” of self-driving cars, and 24.8 percent would not ride in one. AAA adds that only 10 percent of its survey respondents report…