Lots of people dislike Uber. Many of them are cab drivers, who are suspicious/concerned/angry about the lack of restrictions governing Uber's ad hoc taxi network. Now, however, there's another, much broader group of people frustrated with the start-up: motorists. According to Valleywag, that's because average, everyday motorists are being accosted by Uber users who think that they -- and their car -- are open for business.
If you want to get a special incentive for driving a hybrid, you're a few years too late; but a tax credit applies to nearly every electric car and plug-in hybrid on the market and it can, in some cases, effectively reduce your cost for such a model to that of an ordinary gasoline vehicle (or even less). Here's everything you need to know about getting your proper tax credit from the Feds.
The Subaru Legacy and Outback get the IIHS' top nod, the Corvette wins over owners, we tell you which cars are stolen most often, and Cadillac has a busy two years ahead of it. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at The Car Connection.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible, shot by Dan WangEnlarge Photo
The newest candidate for American supercar stardom now has a price, and it’s a remarkable one: $78,995 with delivery. If you’d prefer a convertible, it’ll start at $83,995. That’s just $121.53 per horsepower (or per pound-foot of torque). While it’s not the screaming power-per-dollar bargain of the 2015 Challenger SRT Hellcat (a mere $84.85 per hp), the 2015 Corvette Z06 is much more than a one-trick pony.
If you’ve seen one burnout, you’ve seen ‘em all, right? No, not really. And certainly not when the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is involved. This is our entry into the rubber-burning festivities. You will enjoy it.
The Youabian Puma is a vehicle we’ve previously been reluctant to touch (or look at directly). But there’s a promo video of the hideous beast roaming the web, and we just had to share, if only because misery loves company.
2015 Honda Fit - First DriveEnlarge Photo
Ford is recalling a few hundred 2014 model-year Focus and C-Max Hybrid models to fix a steering-gear issue, although none of the cars had been sold to customers yet. The recall affects just 616 vehicles, 32 of which were delivered to dealers but not sold. Those dealers will perform repairs on the cars they have, while the rest will have any problems corrected before delivery.
I've driven a Volt for almost three years now, and it's been a splendid car--quiet, smooth, peppy, and amazingly economical. But now the Volt has a formidable new competitor: the new 2014 BMW i3, available as both a pure battery-electric vehicle or with an optional range-extending gasoline engine, known as the REx model.
The 2015 Honda Fit subcompact just recently went on sale, but it's already received a significant update. Honda has strengthened the bumper-beam welds, and now it will retrofit the stronger front bumper bar to roughly 12,000 of the earliest-production Fits. The redesigned 2015 Fit garnered an "Acceptable" rating in the small-overlap frontal crash test conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).