Sunday, July 19, 2015

Volvo to import 265 Polestars for US buyers this year | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews

Volvo to import 265 Polestars for US buyers this year | New and Used Car Reviews, Research & Automotive-Industry News & LeftLaneNews:







They are indeed rare, the PoleStar edition car and this year only 265 such cars will be imported into the United States for customers.

That's an upgrade over last year though when only 120 cars were brought into the US for customers.

That's a rare import indeed.



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Saturday, May 30, 2015

Ford F-150 output pinched by frame shortage, workers say


Ford F-150 output pinched by frame shortage, workers say:









The F-150 redesign is experiencing growing pains as the supplier that gives Ford the frames that start the process of building a new pickup isn't able to keep up with demand according to unknown sources at the assembly factory.







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Monday, May 18, 2015

Deaths? Danger? Consumers still don't care about recalls



Deaths? Danger? Consumers still don't care about recalls:





The latest recall info on airbags should be handled immediately by drivers affected.


It's amazing but probably true, and this needs to change.


Consumers need to be educated about automobile recalls, many consumers, who have no idea how serious some recalls are, must heed the very important step of taking their cars to the dealer for recalls that are free to have taken care of.







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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars

Automakers to gearheads: Stop repairing cars:

Auto Mechanic



In a never ending battle, car makers want to be the exclusive car repair folks that handle their own vehicles. I don't think this will ever happen. The right to repair cars shouldn't be dictated by the very manufacturers that continue to have serious issues themselves when millions of cars get recalled year after year.



Read this auto blog story about what's going on.



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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Watch out Google: Delphi gives Ars a ride in its self-driving car | Ars Technica



Watch out Google: Delphi gives Ars a ride in its self-driving car | Ars Technica:












Google is not the only game in town when it comes to self driving cars. In this story, Delphi throws it's own self driving car into the ring and ARS Technica checks it out for themselves.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Hacking a car : Cnet looks at how easy it could be




An interesting look from Cnet on how easy it would be to hack a car.

As vehicle electronics get more complex, it draws an interest from people who may not have your best interest at heart.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

A look at the man who designed Ford's emblems






Ever wonder who designed the famous car emblems from Ford over the years?


Here's an interesting article from Hemmings Motor News looks at the man that designed a lot of Ford's emblems over the years.


Sunday, March 8, 2015

VW plans a low priced brand of it's own







VW plans a low priced brand vehicle for the China market. Don't expect to see them outside of that market for a while.

Nissan already has announced that it is bringing the Datsun brand back to certain markets, so VW is trying to get in on that lower priced market.

Here is a link to an article about that at Auto Week news.