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RIP 'Booth Babes': Do We Need Auto Show Models Anyway?
RIP 'Booth Babes': Do We Need Auto Show Models Anyway?

From novelists to economists, many great thinkers believe that if you want to see the future, look to China. If that's the case, car fans may soon attend auto shows without scantily clad "booth babes". ALSO SEE: 2016 Nissan Titan Preview According to Bloomberg, organizers of the Shanghai Auto Show...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Euro Wagon
Honda May Bring Acura TSX Wagon To American Showrooms

Since the advent of customized vans in the late 1970s -- and subsequently SUVs in the early 1990s -- wagons haven't gotten a lot of attention from consumers. True, many companies continue to produce them, but they typically lack the snazzy, front-page appeal of crossovers and other sporty...Read More»

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Chrysler PT Cruiser Saved, Fan Pleased

Interesting news from Chrysler today: apparently, the much-maligned, decidedly unsafe, recently shelved PT Cruiser isn't headed for the graveyard just yet. The update comes via a bland, stilted tweet from a staffer deep inside pentastar headquarters (could someone please get those folks some...Read More»

2011 Dodge Circuit EV
Dodge Circuit Bolts Toward Production (Probably)

We haven't spoken much about the Dodge Circuit lately -- not since Marty Padgett pointed out that the much-vaunted EV was included in Chrysler's restructuring plans. But we have good news for green roadster fans: Car & Driver has run a piece on the Circuit praising the car and noting that...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
2010 Nissan GT-R Gets Smart Updates

It's no secret that TCC loves the Nissan GT-R, and next model year, we're apt to like it even more. Nissan has announced that the 2010 GT-R will feature a handful of modest updates that represent smart tweaks to a well-designed original, rather than a complete overhaul. The most notable change...Read More»

Manhattan traffic, by Flickr ruser JamesH2008
Economics 101: How Driving Into Manhattan Costs $160

It's Friday, which is our day for more esoteric items. Today's offering: A dense economics blog post, which covers an even more frighteningly complex model for assessing the costs of traffic in New York City. The punch line: If you drive your car into Manhattan, adding to the traffic there causes...Read More»

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