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BMW i8 sexy hybrid makes you wait – USA TODAY

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide BMW i8 gas-electric hybrid is $136,500, takes months to get after ordering(Photo: Uwe Fischer) Want an exotic BMW i8 plug-in hybrid? Order now and hope it arrives some time next summer. BMW started officially delivering the $136,650 plug-in hybrid sports car to buyers in September — but those are to people who’d been on a waiting list as long as two years. Nine of the cars were…

BMW i8 sexy gas saver makes you wait – USA TODAY

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Last SlideNext Slide BMW i8 gas-electric hybrid is $136,500, takes months to get after ordering(Photo: Uwe Fischer) Want an exotic BMW i8 plug-in hybrid? Order now and hope it arrives some time next summer. BMW started officially delivering the $136,650 plug-in hybrid sports car to buyers in September — but those are to people who’d been on a waiting list as long as two years. Nine of the cars were…

Volkswagen Recalling Nearly 500000 Beetles, Jettas in US – Wall Street Journal

Friday, October 17, 2014

BERLIN—Volkswagen AG is recalling more than a million cars total in the U.S., China, and Germany to inspect their rear suspension systems, joining the ranks of other global manufacturers that recently have faced massive safety recalls. Volkswagen became aware of the issue as a result of an investigation in China, the company said on Friday. In China, VW and its partner, FAW Group Corp., are recalling 563,605 locally made Sagitar…

Chrysler Recalls Over 900000 Cars for Electrical Problems – DailyFinance

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Chrysler via AP2014 Dodge Durango By TOM KRISHER DETROIT — Nearly 907,000 Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep SUVs and cars are being recalled for alternators that can fail and heated power mirror wiring that can short and cause minor fires. The recalls, posted Thursday by U.S. safety regulators, push the total number of recalls so far this year 544, totaling a record of more than 52 million vehicles. The largest of…

Group effort pulling cars from watery grave in Merrimack River – Boston Globe

Thursday, October 16, 2014

ANDOVER — Well, you can say this about the Merrimack River: It has been, historically, a practically perfect place to dump a car. Water the color of black coffee. Dozens of secluded access points, especially along a wooded trail that runs beside the banks from Lowell to Lawrence. Continue reading below In this state, with its grand tradition of boosting cars and committing insurance fraud, you’d be hard pressed to…

Man opens fire on police stations, patrol cars in Washington state – Fox News

Thursday, October 16, 2014

October 15, 2014: Police surround a white pickup truck driven by the suspect in a shooting rampage targeting police officers in Marysville, Wash. (Courtesy KCPQ) Police in Washington state say a man opened fire on police stations and police cars in three separate towns Wednesday evening before being shot and arrested.  The Snohomish County Sheriff’s office said the first in the series of attacks took place at approximately 9:30 p.m….

Chrysler 200 vs. Dodge Dart: How They Compare – Boston.com

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Sometimes it’s easier to tell what a new vehicle is not than what it is. Take the completely redesigned Chrysler 200 (if bad memories of its predecessor don’t philosophically prevent you from doing so). It definitely is not just a fancy, up-market version of the Dodge Dart, despite the obvious family resemblance. Even considering they are both built upon the same Alfa-Romeo Giulietta platform that, thanks to their parents’ welcome…

Toyota recalls 423000 Lexus cars in US – USA TODAY

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

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Head To Head: Redesigned Chrysler 200 takes on the Honda Accord – New York Daily News

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Christian Wardlaw Chrysler’s new 200 is heavily updated and refined, but does it have the chops to take on a midsize sedan superstar like the Honda Accord? Midsize sedans are among the most popular vehicles on the road, and every major mainstream car company offers its own version of what is essentially the same recipe: three-box design, four wheels, five seats. Of them, the Honda Accord is the best-selling…

Toyota recalls another 1.75 million cars – CNNMoney

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Toyota has issued three new recalls covering more than 1.75 million vehicles, the latest in a string of safety setbacks for the automaker. The largest of the three recalls, which mostly covers vehicles sold in Japan, is needed to fix a problem in the brake systems of select Crown Majesta, Noah and Voxy models, the company said in an email. In some cases, brake performance could begin to gradually degrade…

The many reasons millennials are shunning cars – Washington Post (blog)

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

(JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images) There’s a lot of evidence that millennials don’t drive as much — or care as much for cars in general — as previous generations their own age did. They’re less likely to get driver’s licenses. They tend to take fewer car trips, and when they do, those trips are shorter. They’re also more likely than older generations to get around by alternative means: by foot, by bike,…

Chrysler recalls 184000 SUVs for airbag issues – The Detroit News

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee (Photo: AJ Mueller , Chrysler ) Chrysler Group said Tuesday it will recall 184,000 SUVs for the same airbag defect that prompted Ford Motor Co. to recall 850,000 vehicles last month. The Auburn Hills unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said it is recalling some 2014 Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs because they may have internal electrical short-circuits that could cause the airbags and…

‘People are buying cars they shouldn’t be’: subprime autos are the next crisis – The Guardian

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Carl runs an auto disposal service in rural Tennessee, dismantling older cars, selling the individual parts, and turning the rest into scrap metal. Carl’s lot is starting to run out of room. “People are buying cars they shouldn’t be buying.” Many of the cars are sent to him by repo men: “I do my best business when others are doing their worst. Someone loses a job, I gain a car.”…

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles opens trading on NYSE – USA TODAY

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fiat Chrysler got a warm welcome in its U.S. debut on the NYSE, as the world’s 7th largest auto group shifts its center of gravity away from Italy. Bobbi Rebell reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook A specialist prepares for the day’s trading on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 13. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles began trading on the New York Stock Exchange.(Photo: Richard Drew, AP) Fiat Chrysler…

Are cars’ big tachometers doomed? – USA TODAY

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

The instrument panel on a Volkswagen Golf features a prominent tachometer(Photo: VW) With more and more new-car buyers choosing automatic transmissions over manuals, why do tachometers still have such a large presence on dashboards? The tachometer displays engine speed in revolutions per minute, and it can be useful in cars where there’s a provision to control automatic-transmission gear changes. “Being aware of engine RPM can help you maximize not only…

Fiat Chrysler Debuts With A Thud on Wall Street; Will Investors Buy Its … – Forbes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne stands next to a Ferrari after ringing the closing bell on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on October 13. Sergio Marchionne’s grand plan to merge Fiat and Chrysler into a powerful new global automaker finally came to fruition Sunday, five years after his Italian company snatched the struggling U.S. carmaker from bankruptcy as part of a government-brokered bailout. But on its first…

Fiat Chrysler to trade on New York Stock Exchange – The Detroit News

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fiat Chrysler (Photo: David Coates , The Detroit News ) Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV’s debut on the New York Stock Exchange gives more U.S. investors the chance to tap into the growing global market for cars and trucks, while also taking a chance on a debt-burdened automaker. The shares will move to the NYSE Monday from the Milan stock exchange and trade under the FCAU ticker after closing on Oct….

Fiat Chrysler Moves to NYSE in Challenge to Detroit Two – Bloomberg

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV (FCAU)’s debut on the New York Stock Exchange gives more U.S. investors the chance to tap into the growing global market for cars and trucks, while also taking a chance on a debt-burdened automaker. The shares will move to the NYSE today from the Milan stock exchange and trade under the FCAU ticker after closing on Oct. 10 at the equivalent of $8.76 a share. The…

Why Self-Driving Cars Will Change Retirement – Wall Street Journal

Monday, October 13, 2014

ENLARGE When it comes to advances in technology, young adults are often the first to embrace change. But it’s the 50-plus crowd that could end up as early adopters of a coming revolution in transportation: self-driving cars. Most major auto makers already are testing such vehicles. In May, Google , the Mountain View, Calif., search giant, which has pioneered the self-driving idea, unveiled its latest prototype car—with no steering wheel,…

Neil Young Writes Of His Love Affair With Cars – NPR

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Copyright © 2014 NPR. For personal, noncommercial use only. See Terms of Use. For other uses, prior permission required. ARI SHAPIRO, HOST: It may be the biggest rock ‘n roll cliche there is – a love of cars and women. (SOUNDBITE OF SONG, “HIT THE ROAD”) NEIL YOUNG: (Singing) She looks so beautiful with her top down. Let’s jump inside, and take a trip to town. SHAPIRO: Neil Young already…