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Ford Explorer: Basketball Coaches, Grocery Stores & The Future Carl Ford Explorer: Basketball Coaches, Grocery Stores & The Future Carl
Recently, I was recalling favorite teachers with a friend. I mentioned my 7th and 8th grade science teacher, later my varsity basketball coach, Mr. Rick Fox. He was tall, bold, and with a deep voice, commanded respect in the classroom and on the court. He drove a white Ford Explorer – if I had...
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Volvo XC90 T5 is U.S. Bound & Starts at $44,945 Volvo XC90 T5 is U.S. Bound & Starts at $44,945
Late last year, Volvo officials suggested that a base XC90 model would eventually accompany the more powerful T6 and T8 models in the United States. Now, Volvo executives have confirmed that a base XC90 in the T5 trim will indeed arrive on U.S. shores. The base Volvo XC90 T5 is powered by a 2.0...
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A Visual History of Car Logos A Visual History of Car Logos
The literary classic Romeo and Juliet proposes the idea of “what’s in a name?” A rose by any other name . . . Perhaps the same could be said for car logos? Granted, our performance cars are probably going to handle just as well; our trucks will haul just as much, and our SUVs are going...
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Building a Better Body: 10 Cars Worth Re-Imagining Building a Better Body: 10 Cars Worth Re-Imagining
The Jeep Wrangler is an insanely popular car. Not only is it one of the most sought-after used cars on CarGurus, but it also retains its initial value better than any other car on the market. Nevertheless, enthusiasts have been hammering Fiat Chrysler (Jeep’s parent company) to produce new and different...
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Nissan Recalls Altima for Third Time to Fix Hood Latches Nissan Recalls Altima for Third Time to Fix Hood Latches
- Nissan is recalling 846,000 Altima sedans in the U.S. for faulty hood latches. If this sounds familiar, it’s because this is the third (and hopefully final) time this problem has surfaced. - - The 2013-2015 Altima has a secondary hood latch—the one you grab after the hood pops open partially—that...
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Behind the Scenes at Aston Martin’s Frankenstein Lab for Special Projects Behind the Scenes at Aston Martin’s Frankenstein Lab for Special Projects
- Top-secret engineering facilities shouldn’t draw attention to themselves, but Aston Martin’s skunkworks takes covert boringness to a whole new level. As these things tend to be, it’s in a low-rise building, this one located in the small and uninteresting English town of Wellesbourne, seven...
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Happy Birthday, Automobile! Karl Benz’s Wheeled Tricycle Is 130 Years Old Today Happy Birthday, Automobile! Karl Benz’s Wheeled Tricycle Is 130 Years Old Today
- Like many late-20th-century kids reared in the industrial orbit of Detroit, the standard line tossed about by our well-meaning but somewhat uninterested teachers was that “Henry Ford was the father of the gasoline-powered automobile.” They were wrong of course; Ford was far from first, even in...
Happy Birthday, Automobile! Karl Benz’s Wheeled Tricycle Is 130 Years Old Today »
Four-Cylinder BMW 730i—It’s Not Coming Here, and We’re OK With That Four-Cylinder BMW 730i—It’s Not Coming Here, and We’re OK With That
- In BMW’s new math, four goes into seven—at least in some cases. BMW is putting a four-cylinder engine in its flagship new 7-series, but it’s not for the U.S. market. Instead, it’s buyers in Turkey who will be able to choose the new 730i (not pictured), with its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder...
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Connie Kalitta Interview: We Pick the Brain of a Drag-Racing Legend Connie Kalitta Interview: We Pick the Brain of a Drag-Racing Legend
- C/D: You certainly must be our only interviewee to have foiled a crazed hijacker. - CK: Christ, that was 20-some years ago. It was a guy who walked into my office and wanted to charter a Learjet to Washington, D.C. When we asked for a credit card, he opened his briefcase and pulled out a knife....
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VW’s Electric BUDD-e Concept—or Something Much Like It—Headed for Production VW’s Electric BUDD-e Concept—or Something Much Like It—Headed for Production
- Rocked by its diesel-emissions scandal, the VW Group is pivoting on its wheels and rushing to embrace battery-electric technology instead. So it wasn’t much of a surprise when the company attempted to change the conversation by rolling out the BUDD-e electric microvan concept at the Consumer Electronics...
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