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Here's why our Lexus NX is uglier than the rest of the world's

Here's why our Lexus NX is uglier than the rest of the world's

Filed under: Hybrid, Government/Legal, Crossover, Lexus, Design/Style, Luxury Take a good look at the image above. That's the US-market Lexus NX 300h, and it looks, well... distinctive. Although the entire NX crossover sports styling that could certainly be described as controversial, it's the fron [more]
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Women more skeptical about autonomous cars than men, research says

Women more skeptical about autonomous cars than men, research says

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology Drivers are intrigued by the benefits of self-driving cars, but they remain concerned about the safety and cost such vehicles could introduce into the marketplace, according to a study published by the University of Michigan Transportation Research [more]
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NLRB says Mercedes violated Alabama worker rights

NLRB says Mercedes violated Alabama worker rights

Filed under: Sedan, SUV, Government/Legal, Mercedes-Benz, UAW/Unions, Luxury Mercedes-Benz has run afoul of the National Labor Relations Board after an administrative judge ruled that the company violated organizing rights of workers at the company's Vance, AL factory, which builds the M-Class, GL- [more]
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Honda asking used-car buyers to sign liability document [w/poll]

Honda asking used-car buyers to sign liability document [w/poll]

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal, Recalls, Safety, Honda New cars under recall must be repaired before a dealer can sell them but used cars are under no such mandate. When it comes to informing the car-buying public about potential safety hazards on used vehicles, there are two emergin [more]
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Parents of terminally ill child sue after son dies following charity ride

Parents of terminally ill child sue after son dies following charity ride

Filed under: Convertible, Performance, Government/Legal, Porsche Some stories are so sad and depressing, they make you want to go back to bed and pull the covers over your head. This is one such story. 14-year-old Raphael Wittman was suffering from an unspecified form of terminal cancer when he was [more]
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Lockheed Martin has a unique opportunity with Humvee replacement

Lockheed Martin has a unique opportunity with Humvee replacement

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Military, Off-Road Sometime in 2015, the Pentagon will choose the successor to the venerable Humvee. But for now, the competition is still going, with battle-tested ground vehicle manufacturers like Oshkosh and AM General preparing for a "production readiness r [more]
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'Blood Muscle' auction to sell impressive collection of ill-begotten classic cars

'Blood Muscle' auction to sell impressive collection of ill-begotten classic cars

Filed under: Classics, Convertible, Coupe, Performance, Auctions, Government/Legal, Chevrolet, Ford The old saying goes that if you can't do the time, don't do the crime. But being a criminal can involve more than just taking a trip to the big house; it can also mean losing possessions purchased fr [more]
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GM launches Shifting Gears program, aims to turn vets into techs

GM launches Shifting Gears program, aims to turn vets into techs

Filed under: Government/Legal, Hirings/Firings/Layoffs, GM General Motors is teaming up with the US Army and defense contractor Raytheon to launch a new program aimed at helping soldiers transition to civilian life by providing marketable job skills that will help them snag a spot at a GM brand dea [more]
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UK police move to seize mobile phones after all accidents

UK police move to seize mobile phones after all accidents

Filed under: Government/Legal, Police/Emergency, UK There's little question that driving while holding your phone is incredibly dangerous. In the UK alone, some 500 people are estimated to be seriously injured or killed each year because of car and truck drivers using their phones behind the wheel [more]
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Ford, Ram in heavy-duty towing spat

Ford, Ram in heavy-duty towing spat

Filed under: Truck, Government/Legal, Ford, Ram Every pickup truck commercial has the brand trying to convince us that its model is the biggest, brawniest vehicle on the block. But Ford and Ram appear ready to really throw down the gauntlet and scrap over the towing figures for their heavy-duty mod [more]
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12 DOT secretaries urge Congress to address long-term infrastructure needs

12 DOT secretaries urge Congress to address long-term infrastructure needs

Filed under: Government/Legal "Right now, there are so many structurally deficient bridges in America that, if you lined them up end-to-end, they'd stretch from Boston to Miami." Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx (pictured above) has banded together with 11 of his predecessors to issue a [more]
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China probing German automakers over spare parts

China probing German automakers over spare parts

Filed under: Car Buying, China, Government/Legal, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury The Chinese market has proven to be a boon to German luxury automakers. However, the way that the companies have allegedly been controlling their supply of spare parts has begun to draw the ire of the nation's govern [more]
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What you missed on 7.25.14

What you missed on 7.25.14

Filed under: Sedan, Performance, Government/Legal, Aston Martin, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Luxury Aston Martin Lagonda super sedan teased Fans of England's most famous sports car builder have something for which to cheer today, as Aston Martin has revealed two new images of its upcoming Lagonda perform [more]
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Dealership refunds student for broken Saab with bags of pennies

Dealership refunds student for broken Saab with bags of pennies

Filed under: Car Buying, Government/Legal Every so often, we come across the story of someone trying to "stick it to the man" by paying a parking fine or speeding ticket in pennies or dimes. Never, though, have we heard of a business stooping to such clichéd lengths. Enter Florida. Irena Mu [more]
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FBI investigating recently fired Ford engineer for espionage [UPDATE]

FBI investigating recently fired Ford engineer for espionage [UPDATE]

Filed under: Government/Legal, Ford UPDATE: We have received a statement from Ford Global Corporate Communications Manager, Susan Krusel, which contradicts some statements in the original story by the Detroit News. Krusel writes: "Ford initiated an investigation of a now former employee and reques [more]
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NY vandal uses graffiti to call out bad parking

NY vandal uses graffiti to call out bad parking

Filed under: Government/Legal, Videos We've all been there. You walk down the street and can't believe how people have parked like that. Maybe they're taking up two spots. Maybe they're sticking out and blocking part of the street, sidewalk or crosswalk. And maybe you think about leaving a note, bu [more]
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40+ cars that barely avoid the gas guzzler tax

40+ cars that barely avoid the gas guzzler tax

Filed under: Convertible, Coupe, Sedan, Performance, Wagon, Government/Legal, Audi, Bentley, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Lexus, Maserati, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Luxury The Gas Guzzler schedule, with mpg ratings and charges that haven't changed since 1991, lays o [more]
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Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Sarah Palin blames speeding ticket on Sammy Hagar

Filed under: Truck, Etc., Government/Legal, Toyota, Celebrities Rogue or no, Tea Party darling and former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is still subject to traffic laws. That means when Sammy Hagar's "I Can't Drive 55," comes on the radio, she's still expected to keep [more]
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What you missed on 7.23.14

What you missed on 7.23.14

Filed under: Performance, Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Crossover, Nissan Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents? It's true, though perhaps a bit hard to believe. According to a few recent studies, accident rates do not decline in areas where cellphone use is banned. Are drivers finding the [more]
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Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds

Cellphone bans don't reduce accidents, research finds

Filed under: Government/Legal, Safety, Technology, Infotainment "It was pretty clear to us that there was no compelling evidence of a decrease in accidents" - Daniel Kaffine Common sense says that talking on a cellphone while driving is not a particularly safe thing to do. But recent studies ha [more]
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