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Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles
Volkswagen To Begin Diesel Recalls In Germany With Nearly 2.5 Million Vehicles

Last week, news broke that Volkswagen had submitted plans to repair most of its illegally engineered diesels in Europe. Now, reports have emerged that indicate the automaker will begin those repairs on its home turf. Germany's Die Welt says that around 2.5 million vehicles from model years 2009 to...Read More»

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So, How Much Is The Diesel Disaster Going To Cost Volkswagen? We're Guessing $25 Billion+

Volkswagen's slowly unfolding diesel emissions scandal is many things to many people: To the public, it's a page-turning whodunnit of deception. To regulators, it's a wake-up call and a kick in the pants. To lawyers, it's a guaranteed source of future income. To the Environmental Protection Agency...Read More»

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Dandelion Not Just For Salads Anymore; How About Floor Mats?

Hold the weed killer! While homeowners typically look at dandelions sprouting on the lawn and immediately look for ways to kill the invasive weed, researchers at Ford and Ohio State University are studying the plant for ways to use it as a substitute for rubber and plastic in – you guessed it...Read More»

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Digital Death? Facebook Feud Ends In Fatal Car Crash

  Alesha Abernathy, 21, of Pontiac, Michigan was killed and her passenger Danielle Booth, 20, also of Pontiac, is in critical condition after a fatal car crash Wednesday afternoon near Rapid Drive and Woodward Ave. The accident stemmed from an ongoing dispute on Facebook when a 23-year-old Pontiac...Read More»

2010 Nissan Murano 2WD 4-door S Engine
How To Keep Your Engine Cool In A Heat Wave

You know a heat wave when you are in the middle of one and so does your car. For you it means burning the backs of your legs on the vinyl seat, for your car it’s when operating temperature is reached before you have backed out of the garage. So how can you insure that the heat outside doesn’t...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper
Negotiate Your Car Deal: A Hard Chair Makes You A Better Haggler

In my book, HELP! Gotta Sell My Car NOW! (www.BayAreaCarGuy.com), I introduce an effective method of negotiating the price of a car deal when selling privately. It focuses on being curious about the other person, and asking questions to help them find a solution to their transportation problem...Read More»

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76 Gas Tries To Show That It’s on the Driver's Side With Clever Gadgets

“Now that I have your attention, you must tell me: Where did you get those lovely sunglasses?” the robotic voice that dwells inside my cell phone asked the police officer after being pulled over for speeding. No response met the polite inquiry. The mechanical voice persisted: “The hospital...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Driven: the Mazda3 4 Door Sedan 2.5

If you want to make a bit more of a unique statement than the Civic or Corolla allows you do have options. With gas prices as crazy as they are economy cars like the Mazda3 now make perfect sense. And the unique angularity and giant grin coming from the 3s front grille all conspire to make this one...Read More»

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Sedan or Hatchback? Which Is Best in Case of a Dog Emergency?

This may all sound like a far-fetched concept (pardon the dog pun) but if you own a medium to large sized dog what would you do if that dog became utterly immobilized or passed away at home? Would you feel comfortable locking him or her in the trunk or trying to open the folding pass thru seats so...Read More»

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WTF Foreign Ad Of The Day: The SEAT Ibiza

We don't talk much about foreign-only models on TCC, but every so often, one of them catches our eye. Usually, that's because a variant is heading to America, or sometimes, it's because the car's ad campaign is so out there. We don't know what the Parisian agency known as Grey was thinking when...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera
Porsche, VW To Merge and Become The New GM (And Don't Forget Fiat!)

It's enough to make a historian weep. While General Motors chainsaws brands off its core like old-growth redwood, Europe's automakers think they have a better idea: turn themselves into carbon copies of GM. The latest: Porsche and VW. Instead of pursuing a shareholder takeover of Volkswagen, as...Read More»

Honda Dog Friendly Element
Honda Element Says 'Bow Wow Wow Yippie Yo Yippie Yay'

Honda today kept things fun in New York, announcing Dog Friendly components fitted to its 2009 Element small SUV. Changes were made to a 2009 Element in order to make it a safer place for you pooch as well as lessening the chances of you colliding with your canine in the cabin. The Dog Friendly™...Read More»

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VW Profits Up 28 Percent for Third Quarter

Product and market diversity--that's the name of the game for one of the world's largest automakers. That savvy strategy is giving VW solid profit growth even in the midst of troubled times. It was sales in emerging markets like China, Russia, and India, reports Detroit News, that helped the...Read More»

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