These Were the 10 Most Stolen Cars of 2013(Aug 21, 2014)Not surprising, all these cars are plentiful and there's a huge demand for parts for all of them. Not to mention a lot of crooked scrapyards that don't ask questions.
Nissan Pulsar Nismo to be a 275-HP Hot Hatch?(Aug 14, 2014)It's more that the average American buyer either wants a point A to point B car that they never have to spend money on, or a living room on wheels to show off to the neighbors with. Hot hatches don't fit in that range.
Eager LaFerrari Buyers Are Paying Double the Price(Aug 12, 2014)People are paying double for this because they know Ferraris don't lose value, so they're planning to stick it in a garage for five years and sell it for probably twice what they paid for it.
The Nissan Leaf is Apparently No Longer Very Safe(Aug 02, 2014)If you hit the brakes at 55, you'll probably be going 40-ish at the time of impact. In theory anyway. Of course, if the thing you hit is also moving that complicates things even further.
Fisker Promises a New Model After the Karma Returns(Jul 28, 2014)At least this time a failure will be flushing away Chinese investment capital instead of American federal grant money. Tesla's ready stolen the show and Fisker's a poisoned name with a lot of people in the auto industry now.
Really? GM Has Issued More Recalls(Jul 26, 2014)Most of those BMWs are off-lease vehicles bought by people who can't afford to maintain them, so expect to see a lot more half-busted and ratty 3 series in about five years as they fall apart from neglect.
Cars and Coffee Boston July Meet(Jul 25, 2014)The front end is that high because at one point the US was proposing a minimum ground clearance regulation and DMC raised it to match that. But then the regulation was dropped and they found raising the front screwed up the car's handling.
Aston Martin Abandons Plans for SUV(Jul 19, 2014)Probably for the best, the whole super-luxury SUV craze seemed like a kneejerk reaction to the Lamborghini Urus concept so I don't see it being anywhere near as popular in the time it takes to put one into production.
A Final Goodbye to Bertone(Jul 14, 2014)Another famous name lost to mismanagement? Ugh, how disappointing. Especially for a company with a history like Bertone has.
Is This Wrecked Gallardo Worth $67K?(Jul 14, 2014)Oh, you would think that, but there are a lot of people who bought a Gallardo because it was a "cheap" Lambo and then realized they couldn't afford to maintain or repair it.
Clarkson and Top Gear Have Done it Again(Jul 14, 2014)How were they supposed to research this anyway? "'Ello, road commission? Anyone died in a Peugeot along this road lately? You see, we're... oh, they hung up on me."
Successfully Hack a Tesla Model S and Receive $10,000(Jul 14, 2014)A couple years ago someone managed to remotely hack the tire pressure monitors on a Lexus to make them display a false alarm, so it's entirely possible. If it emits a wireless signal, someone can find a way to access it.
Say Goodbye to the Nissan Cube?(Jul 12, 2014)It's severely goofy looking, but at least they took a chance with a weird design instead of plopping out a dull xB clone and calling it a day like most other carmakers would. I'll give them that much.
Fiat Launches New Meme Based Commercial(Jun 28, 2014)I love it when marketing people try to understand the Internet. The end result is always so embarrassing that it never fails to be funny for all the wrong reasons.
It’s Happened: First BMW M4 Crash(Jun 25, 2014)Clearly the solution is to fit every car with giant rotating saw blades in the front bumper to prevent this from happening again.
Porsche Cayenne Coupe Could Arrive Next Year(Jun 16, 2014)Seems oddly tame for a Porsche design. Even the 4-door Cayenne and the Panamera still have that "it's a Porsche" feel to their styling, this is just... kinda there.
Porsche Should Build a Cayman Safari(Jun 02, 2014)Raise it up some more and put some proper rally wheels on, then it'd look more serious. Maybe paint it white too, metallic red isn't a color that makes people think of off-road adventure.
MINI Superleggera Looks Even Hotter as a Coupe(Jun 02, 2014)If Mini goes in the direction of old-school fastbacks, I'd be all over that. Somehow I doubt that'll be the case though, and we'll just get even more weird Cooper variants.
Here's One Chevy Cobalt Story Not About Death(May 29, 2014)You can tell it's the successor to the Cavalier because they put the cup holders in the same asinine place, so trying to fit anything bigger than a soda can in them is impossible.
Genty’s 1,200-HP Supercar Comes to Life(May 29, 2014)Genty Akylone... kind of an awkward sounding name, but then again I'm not totally sure what the correct way pronounce that is. Maybe it sounds better in a French accent.
At Least One Owner Knows How to Drive a Ferrari F40(May 29, 2014)There's just no disguising that this is a street legal race car, and I think that's a big part of its appeal. It's not like modern supercars that are weighed down with luxury features in an attempt to be civilized.
Cars America Missed Out On: Fiat Coupe Turbo(May 27, 2014)For contrast, look at a GM or Toyota interior from the same time period. Just the fact that this isn't a wasteland of dull grey plastic makes it far better than most.
Even Fiat's CEO Doesn't Want Us to Buy the 500e(May 23, 2014)Also, Tesla caters the Model S directly to people who want a high-end luxury car that's different from the Mercs and BMW's you see everywhere. They're not aiming for a mass market like most hybrids or EVs are.
5 Cars That'll Make a Summer Road Trip Awesome(May 17, 2014)I learned how to drive with one of these, they were surprisingly easy to maneuver despite being the size of a small whale. You could put a half million miles on one and it'd still run like a champ if you took care of it.
UK Range Rover LEDs Being Stolen for Weed Farming(May 17, 2014)Supposedly Porsche headlights were being stolen a few years ago for the same reason, I think that was debunked and the real reason was that they were just easy to swipe and sell to shady body shops. Probably the same thing going on here.