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GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

Last week, we told you about a hastily amended bill in Michigan that would prevent Tesla from setting up shop in the Wolverine State. It had passed both houses of the legislature and was headed to Governor Rick Snyder's desk. The only question remaining was: would Snyder sign it? Then yesterday... read more

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Advocacy Group Says That Fuel Economy Is America's #1 Criteria When Shopping For A New Car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
Yellow light (photo by Sébastien Santoro aka Dereckson)

Chicago Tweaks Red-Light Camera Rules, Issues $7.7 Million In New Fines

No one likes red-light cameras. It's not just that they're automated, soulless hall monitors. It's not just that they're operated by semi-sleazy third parties that keep a big... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition unveiled at the Hockenheimring, October 19, 2014

2015 Ford Mustang, Special Edition BMW M4, Sistine Chapel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Mustang: Ford Ponies Up First Safety Recall (Already) The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang has just started to arrive at dealerships... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
Detail from the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, "Creation of Adam" (photo by Michelangelo Buonarroti)

Porsche Is First In Line As Vatican Begins Renting Out Sistine Chapel For Parties

The Vatican Museum is a mixed bag. On the one hand, the art is amazing. On the other, it's crowded, it's confusing, and you have to sprint through the place to see... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
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Honda Accused Of Under-Reporting Takata Airbag Failures

In the early part of this century, Japanese supplier Takata manufactured some faulty airbags. The propellant associated with those airbags caused several of the devices to... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
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2015 Ford F-150, Tesla Takes On Michigan, 100K S-Classes Sold: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Ford F-150 Review Pickup trucks have always been locked in a battle for capability--tow ratings, payload ratings, bed size, and crew capacity... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford F-150

Ford F-150 First Drive, Cadillac ATS And Lincoln MKC Crash Test Scores: The Week In Reverse

This week, we're spending quality seat time in Fords great and small. At the small end: the Fiesta ST. With nearly 200 hp for just 2,700 pounds of city-savvy hatchback... read more October 17, 2014 by 


 
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In Michigan, Bill To Ban Tesla Sales Heads To Governor's Desk: Will He Sign It?

In Michigan, a recently passed bill could prevent Tesla Motors from selling its electric vehicles directly to consumers. Tesla says that the hastily approved legislation... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Corvette Vs. Viper, Cadillac ATS Safety, New Toyota Recalls: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Vs. Dodge SRT Viper: Compare Cars If you feel the need for American speed, and demand a voluptuous, standalone sports-car... read more October 16, 2014 by 


 
Thefts of 2013 model-year vehicles, January 1, 2012 - June 30, 2014. (via NICB)

Ford F-Series, Chevrolet Silverado Are The Least-Recovered Stolen Vehicles In America

The National Insurance Crime Bureau has just published a report on U.S. car thefts that may serve as a wake-up call to owners of older vehicles (and drivers of pickup... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
Teaser For Prombron Black Shark by Dartz

2014 Fiesta ST, Highest Value Cars, Dartz Prombron Black Shark: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2014 Ford Fiesta ST: Quick Drive With nearly 200 hp for just 2,700 pounds of city-savvy hatchback goodness, and a base price of $22,195, the Ford... read more October 15, 2014 by 


 
2016 Audi A7

Volkswagen, Audi Top Other Brands In 2014 Total Value Index

For new vehicle shoppers, Volkswagen and Audi offer the highest value in the industry. So says one of the leading annual metrics that assess vehicle value. Those brands... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
General Motors ignition assembly parts, packaged and shipped Thursday, April 17, 2014

27 Deaths Linked To Ignition Switch Flaw In GM Vehicles, Count May Rise Before December 31 Cutoff

When consumers affected by faulty ignition switches began filing claims against General Motors on August 1, there were only 12 deaths linked to the malfunctioning parts... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
Teaser for Audi concept debuting at 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show (Image via Auto&Design)

2025 Fuel Economy, Highway Guardrail Design, New Audi Concept: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: Mitsubishi Recalling Many 2008-2011 Models For Stalling Issue Mitsubishi has recalled nearly 166,000 vehicles in the U.S.—including the Lancer... read more October 14, 2014 by 


 
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EPA Says U.S. Is On-Track To Meet 2025 Fuel Economy Goals, Despite Slow Start

In 2011, the federal government unveiled fuel economy standards for the year 2025, setting a fleet-wide goal of 54.5 mpg for all automakers selling vehicles in the U.S... read more October 13, 2014 by 


 
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