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  • Heavy Duty Recall: Ram Rescinding 131,000 Pickups Over Fire Risk
    by Matt Posky on October 26, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    Ram has been subjected to numerous investigations over the last few years, especially in regard to its heavy-duty diesel pickups. We can throw another item onto the list, as the manufacturer has opted to recall 131,177 HD trucks from the 2021 and 2022 model year. While we recently covered an […]

  • 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat Review – Want Trumps Need
    by Tim Healey on October 26, 2021 at 8:30 pm

      “You don’t need it, but you’ll want it.” It’s a common refrain when discussing bonkers performance vehicles, particularly ones that are based on family haulers. I’ve said a version of that a time or two in reviews I’ve written here and elsewhere. But some cliches are cliches […]

  • Study: Do EVs Really Cost Less to Run Than Internal Combustion Cars?
    by Matt Posky on October 26, 2021 at 7:15 pm

    With the volume having been turned down on just about every business sector imaginable, automakers have spent most of this year explaining how supply chain shortages are impacting production and making promises about electric vehicles. However, the rhetoric surrounding electrification has gotten so […]

  • 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Brings the Track to the Street
    by Tim Healey on October 26, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    The 2023 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is here. And on paper, it appears to be bad-ass in ways worthy of the Z06 designation. The track-focused Z06 starts with wider front and rear fascias and a front splitter. The car shares its chassis with Corvette Racing’s C8.R, and the Z06 has a 3.6-inch wider […]

  • Hertz Buying 100,000 Tesla Vehicles for Rental Fleet, Brady Endorsement
    by Matt Posky on October 25, 2021 at 9:03 pm

    After managing to avoid what appeared to be certain death, Hertz has decided to purchase 100,000 Tesla vehicles before the end of 2022. Considering the firm was filling out Chapter 11 bankruptcy forms this time last year, the estimated $4.2 billion expenditure designed to ensure that 20 percent of […]

  • Ford, GM Earnings Reports Will Tell the Chip Shortage Tale
    by Tim Healey on October 25, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    Ford and General Motors are both slated to show their third-quarter earnings reports on Thursday. Reports suggest that despite the negative impacts of the global semiconductor chip shortage, there may be positives for the companies, as well. Both companies have, of course, had to halt production at […]

  • Tesla Removes Full Self Driving Beta Over ‘Issues’
    by Matt Posky on October 25, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Tesla Inc. pulled its Full Self Driving (FSD) beta off the table over the weekend, with CEO Elon Musk stating that testers had been “seeing some issues with [version] 10.3.” To remedy the issue, the company has reverted back to FSD 10.2 temporarily. Musk made the announcement over social media […]

  • Opinion: These Are the Best Track Cars for Not the Best Drivers
    by Jo Borrás on October 25, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    When I originally set out to write TTAC’s list of “best track cars”, I didn’t do so all that originally. That is to say, you probably already know what cars were going to be on that first list, without ever having read it. The BMW E30, Porsche 944, and Mazda Miata were there, and the The […]

  • Rare Rides: The 1987 Hyundai Stellar, Korean Midsize and Ford Cousin
    by Corey Lewis on October 25, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    The Rare Rides series has featured just two Hyundai offerings in past entries, the affordable Pony that Canadians loved, and a Mitsubishi Precis that was a rebadge of the Excel. Today’s larger Rare Ride was sold alongside those two in places outside the United States. Meet Stellar. When the […]

  • Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat Brava Sedan
    by Murilee Martin on October 25, 2021 at 1:00 pm

    While an ever-increasing number Americans in the second half of the 1970s felt comfortable buying sporty German and Japanese sedans, the idea of relying on an Italian sedan for everyday transportation made sense to a much more exclusive group. For those Americans who craved a commute packed with […]

  • Could Ford’s Electric Fleet Sales Be Slower Than Expected?
    by Matt Posky on October 22, 2021 at 9:30 pm

    Despite most automakers proudly proclaiming their intention to shift toward EV-dominant portfolios, customers haven’t been sharing their enthusiasm. While there’s a subset of loyal early adopters that are eager to see electrification become the norm, the relative infancy of the technology and […]

  • Don’t Be So Fast to Get Charged Up: Ford Lightning Orders Delayed. Maybe.
    by Tim Healey on October 22, 2021 at 8:47 pm

    The same forum that told us to anticipate the order bank opening for the 2022 Ford Lightning next week is now saying “not so fast, my friend” (apologies to Lee Corso). A forum user saw a note from a dealer suggesting that the order-bank opening has been delayed to December. The note was posted […]

  • Report: Rivian Van Names Leaked
    by Tim Healey on October 22, 2021 at 7:07 pm

    A VIN decoder appears to have revealed the names of Rivian’s planned vans. The filing with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration seems to indicate they will be called 500 Van and 700 Van. Additionally, it appears the 500 will be available with both left-hand and right-hand drive. The […]

  • Report: Apple Car Suffers Another Setback
    by Matt Posky on October 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Following several months of news that Apple Inc. was in talks with battery suppliers to set the company up with the necessary hardware and know-how to manufacture electric vehicles, it looks like the iPhone purveyor is back to square one. Reports have emerged claiming the discussions with […]

  • Rare Rides Icons: The History of Imperial, More Than Just a Car (Part II)
    by Corey Lewis on October 22, 2021 at 2:30 pm

    Rare Rides Icons continues the history of Imperial today, after Part I left us neatly at what would become an unfortunate aerodynamic turning point. Ready for some Airflow? Imperial’s big sweeping fenders lead into wide running boards while driving lamps presented themselves on stalks in front of […]

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