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  • newConsumer Reports and Tesla Feud Continues Over Model 3
    Tesla Motors and Consumer Reports have enjoyed a fairly contentious relationship with each other over the last few years. The nonprofit consumer advocacy organization had previously slighted the Model S for being unreliable and unsafe, but upgrad…
    - 12 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 7:33pm -
  • newRearview Mirrors Might Evolve in a Few Years
    Rearview mirrors haven’t enjoyed the same renaissance as other portions of the automobile. When the mirrors began appearing on cars roughly a century ago, wheels had wooden or wire spokes and were wrapped in organically sourced bias-ply rubber. De…
    - 14 hours ago, 22 Oct 17, 6:05pm -
  • newDon’t Expect Any Rebadged Nissans or Co-developed Cars in Mitsubishi Showrooms Anytime Soon
    Last year, Nissan answered Mitsubishi’s prayers by purchasing a majority stake in the struggling Japanese automaker. The company had started out strong in North America at the dawn of the 20th century, with U.S. sales topping 345,000 in 2002. Six y…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 17, 4:22pm -
  • newWake the Kids: Buick LaCrosse Avenir Is Coming in 2018
    As part of a larger group of automotive publications, TTAC has access to a variety of content. We wanted to bring you some of the unique content we think lives up to TTAC’s standards and offers legitimate insight or a properly critical viewpoint to…
    - 2 days ago, 21 Oct 17, 2:51pm -
  • Housekeeping: In Which Tim Cain Owes Us Timbits
    As you’ve no doubt already seen, Tim Cain is leaving us to pursue another opportunity. We wish him well, but as punishment, he owes us Timbits from Tim Hortons. Lots of Timbits. Like, caseloads. Confectionery jokes that I have already run into the…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 7:30pm -
  • Less of a Goodbye, More of a See You Soon
    For more than 13 years I’ve been writing about cars, first in print media, then with my former website GoodCarBadCar, then with Canada’s far-reaching Bell Media, then with Cars.com, and eventually here at my long-term home, The Truth About Cars.…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:30pm -
  • BMW Raided in German Cartel Investigation, Daimler Seeks Immunity
    Back in July, German authorities became concerned that the country’s manufacturers had been operating one of the largest automotive cartels in history. With many auto executives still under the microscope for diesel emission manipulation, combin…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 6:00pm -
  • Utterly Ridiculous New Audi Nomenclature Scheme Is Not Happening in the United States
    See that new Audi A3 with between 109 and 129 horsepower? That’s an Audi A3 30. And see the badge on the back of that Audi A4 2.0T? Right, it doesn’t say 2.0T. It says Audi A4 45. Huh? Exactly. Huh. Many huhs. “Huh?” is being heard everywher…
    - 3 days ago, 20 Oct 17, 5:30pm -
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