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VW’s Worst News Yet, GM’s Autonomous Vehicles, GPS Nightmares, And More Stories Of The Week

Sometimes, folks who write about the auto industry find themselves grasping at straws, struggling to find anything that merits a blog post. Some weeks, the news crawls by. This is not one of those weeks. This is the opposite of those…

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2015 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SVR Elevates Sport, Luxury

You were probably, just this morning, standing in the driveway trying to decide if you’ll buy a Bentley Continental GT or a Cadillac Escalade.  I feel you.  Should you get that exquisitely-crafted and satisfyingly fast coupe or the all-road, all-capable, supremely…

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Tesla Model X Crossover Officially Unveiled; Boasts 250-Mile Range & Protection From Weaponized Smallpox

Three important things have happened in the past 24 hours: Kim Davis — Christian anti-hero and future star of the live-action comic-strip sitcom Cathy: The Later Years — claims she had a meeting with the pope. Things continue to go very,…

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ICYMI: 2.1 Million Audi Vehicles Dragged Into Volkswagen’s Web Of Diesel Lies

Grab the popcorn, Louise. Volkswagen’s diesel drama is turning into an epic miniseries. (Side note: Do networks even make epic miniseries anymore? Remember Molly Ringwald in The Stand? Sigh.)  It appears that the Volkswagen Beetle, Golf, Jetta, and Passat aren’t the…

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Own A Volkswagen? There’s A Ridiculous New Website, Just For You

Are you ready to be appalled? No, really, are you? Because this is appalling. As if Volkswagen’s lies about its “clean diesel” vehicles weren’t bad enough — and hoo-boy, they are — the company has launched a new website for…

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2016 Passat Unveiling: Chicken Little, The Sky Is Not Falling Because Volkswagen Lied

Alright people, I will get right to the point. The Volkswagen emissions scandal (A.K.A.—Dieselgate) is not by any stretch of the imagination the “largest scandal in the history of auto manufacturing” nor is it any more of a “betrayal of…

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2015 Lexus GX 460: If You’ve Got The Money, Honey, Get The RX

The good news is that if you have always wanted a new GX 460, now is your time to pounce. The sticker runs about $66,000 for all the luxury, bells and whistles, but now in the fall of 2015, you…

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2015 Volkswagen Tiguan: Fast & Fun? Yes. Festive & Fabulous? Meh.

Now that we know for sure that Volkswagen installed devices to make their cars seem more emissions efficient, those Germans may long for the days when the only bad press they got was when some nutty car reviewer didn’t like…

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Mercedes-AMG GT-S Inherits Supercar Legacy

Since the mid-‘50s, Mercedes-Benz sports cars have been some of the most desirable in the world.  We’re talking about the 300SL “Gullwing”, McLaren-developed SLR, SLS AMG “Gullwing”, and now, the AMG GT-S.  All have been sexy as sin, but from…

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Apple & Google: What You Need To Know About Their Autonomous Cars

Take a look at the auto news headlines, and you’ll see something interesting. The old is being trounced by the new. Specifically, Volkswagen — the same old Volkswagen that pooh-poohed the EPA’s fuel economy goals because they ignored the value of clean…