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  • Where Your Author Considers Purchasing Something Less Practical
    by Corey Lewis on July 23, 2021 at 9:15 pm

    It’s been a few weeks since I sold the Golf Sportwagen back to the dealership from whence it came, and it’s still there if any of you would like a very clean Golf with no present water issues. Since then, I find myself peering out the kitchen window at the empty driveway space where the The […]

  • U.S. and Mexico Can’t Come Together On Light Vehicle Rules
    by Matt Posky on July 23, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    When the United States abandoned the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to embrace the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), it did so under the premise of crafting a better trade arrangement for itself. Established in 1994, NAFTA created a trilateral trade bloc that encouraged […]

  • Locked Up: Mercedes-Benz to Charge for Access to EQS’ Rear-Wheel Steering
    by Tim Healey on July 23, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    If you want the more-advanced version of the rear-wheel steering system on the Mercedes-Benz EQS, and you live in Germany, prepare to pony up to unlock the software. It will cost you about $575 a year to get an over-the-air update that will unlock the 10-degree rear-wheel-steering system. Unless […]

  • Hot Tip: Chevrolet Addresses Bolt EV Fires, Readies Recall
    by Matt Posky on July 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Chevrolet has issued a statement to owners of Bolt EVs that could be subject to surprise fires while charging, offering more tips on how to avoid burning down their homes while it preps another recall. General Motors and supplier LG Chem have identified “two rare manufacturing defects” that […]

  • Super Cruise While Towing on Way to GM Trucks
    by Tim Healey on July 23, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    As part of an announcement that the 2022 GMC Sierra would receive GM’s Super Cruise “hands-free driving-assistance” system (GM’s phrasing, not ours), GM confirmed that the system will work while towing and trailering. The Sierra won’t be the only GM product getting Super Cruise. The […]

  • Rare Rides: The 2003 Studebaker XUV Story, Part III
    by Corey Lewis on July 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Today marks Part III and a conclusion to our series on the 2003 Studebaker XUV. We’ve covered the truck’s announcement and immediate lawsuit action from General Motors, who were not keen to let something so similar to the Hummer H2 enter production without a fight. We join the action post […]

  • How I Missed the Biggest Automotive News Story of the Past Decade
    by Jo Borras on July 23, 2021 at 3:00 pm

    Dieselgate. It was one of the biggest corporate scandals in recent history, resulting in billions of dollars in fines, CEOs stepping down in shame, a few scattered criminal charges, and the death of Volkswagen’s beloved TDI diesel engine line in North America. You could even argue that the […]

  • Is the Toyota Prius C Better Left in Japan?
    by Matt Posky on July 22, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    While the Toyota Prius was an inarguable success on the North American market, its smaller sibling really only had a few good years before sales figures started trending in the wrong direction. The Prius C attempted to court urbanites (the C stands for city) by offering the same hybrid concept in a […]

  • Chip Shortage Leads to ‘Dead’ Cars On Factory Lots, GM Halts Truck Production
    by Tim Healey on July 22, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Have you heard the one about the dead cars? No, not the ones we find in junkyards, but the ones that haven’t had life yet, thanks to the chip shortage. These so-called “dead” cars are vehicles that have rolled off the assembly line, otherwise ready for sale, sitting in fields or on lots near […]

  • Penske & Cox Premiere AI Based Auto Sales Platform With Confusing Name
    by Matt Posky on July 22, 2021 at 6:00 pm

    Years ago, waiting for a haircut, dental appointment, or psychological evaluation meant thumbing through a paperback filled with local listings of automobiles you had convinced yourself you might be in the market for. While primarily an exercise for wasting one’s time, there was always a […]

  • CarMax On Used-Car Buying Spree As Market Madness Continues
    by Tim Healey on July 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm

    With used-car prices soaring, retailer CarMax has been busy swooping up used vehicles to flip for sale. That could be a solid strategy since the chip shortage has left new-car dealers bereft of vehicles on the lot. CarMax said it has bought 236 percent more cars this year than last, leaving it with […]

  • Rare Rides: The 2003 Studebaker XUV Story, Part II
    by Corey Lewis on July 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    We introduced the Studebaker XUV in Part I of this series, a concept SUV for which Avanti Motors was immediately sued upon by GM upon its debut. Barred from producing any H2-esque vehicle, their chairman thought up a way to differentiate the XUV in the marketplace: Make it “feminine!” […]

  • Rare Rides: The 2003 Studebaker XUV Story, Part I
    by Corey Lewis on July 21, 2021 at 9:00 pm

    In part five of our six-part series on the Studebaker Avanti, I mentioned a concept the company debuted in the early 2000s, the XUV. A Big Tough Truck styled almost-just-like the crazy popular Hummer H2, consumers weren’t the only party to take notice. Let’s talk lawsuit. The XUV was […]

  • Yes, Virgina, You Can Tune Electric Cars
    by Jo Borras on July 21, 2021 at 8:00 pm

    Tuners. Hot-rodders. Street racers. They’re called by different names, come in different shapes and sizes, and wave flags of loyalty to all manner of bizarre and obscure icons, but they all share the same basic desire: To take a perfectly good car and make it go faster. For these enthusiasts, […]

  • Volvo Buying Itself Out of Chinese Joint Venture
    by Matt Posky on July 21, 2021 at 7:01 pm

    Volvo Cars is plotting to buy out parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding and free itself of its Chinese joint venture. The Swedish (currently Swedish-Chinese) manufacturer has been hinting at the prospect of going public with an IPO, which most analysts believe would be bolstered by creating some […]

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