Dangerous Commuting, Sex And Traffic, 2015 Mustang Convertible: What’s New @ The Car Connection

October 30, 2013

From The Car Connection:

Your Commute Is Killing You

Americans aren't especially healthy. The machines that have helped our economy grow and allowed us to do things our grandparents never imagined—those same machines have diminished our need for physical exertion and, as a result, our well-being. Of all those newfangled devices and gadgets, none deserves as much praise or blame as the automobile.

Survey: 25 Percent Would Give Up Sex To Be Traffic-Free

The daily wear and tear of traffic really gets to us. So much, it seems, that we're willing to give up some things we treasure—and perhaps some stress relievers—in order to be free of the grasp of gridlock. In a recent survey, more than a quarter of those polled said that they would give up sex for a week in exchange for a week without traffic.

Washing Your Car This Weekend? You Could Be Breaking The Law

Bad news for cheerleaders at Lincoln High School in San Jose, California: the city's Environmental Services Department has thrown a wrench into the cheerleaders' plans to hold a car wash that would raise money to send the team to a national competition this spring.

Teaser for Subaru Levorg concept

Teaser for Subaru Levorg concept

From Motor Authority:

Levorg Tourer Headlines Trio Of Subaru Concepts Planned For Tokyo Show

Subaru is bringing three new concepts to the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show next month, and while it’s common for automakers to present concepts with no intentions to ever launch production versions, Subaru has already confirmed that at least one of the trio is production-bound.

2015 Ford Mustang Convertible Spy Shots (With Interior)

The sixth generation of the Ford Mustang is almost here, and soon, it will be followed by its convertible counterpart. These are Motor Authority’s first spy shots of the upcoming drop-top, and they look just like you'd expect.

Magnum MK5 Revealed

Track enthusiasts now have another option to consider when searching for their next toy: the all-new MK5 from Canadian race car constructor Magnum Cars. The MK5 is billed as a lightweight sports car designed for both street and track use, which puts it in an exclusive club that includes some worthy rivals.

2012 Fisker Karma with owner Amanda Pearson, Sandy Springs, GA, Oct 2013

2012 Fisker Karma with owner Amanda Pearson, Sandy Springs, GA, Oct 2013

From Green Car Reports:

Who's Still Buying Brand-New Fisker Karmas, And Why?

The 2012 Fisker Karma remains a stunning car, regardless of its range-extended electric powertrain. But what would lead someone to buy a brand-new Fisker Karma, given the company's travails and the possibility that parts and service will be challenging in the years to come?

When Will The Last Gasoline Car Be Built? 2070, Shell Oil Says

The disappearance of internal-combustion engines is far from inevitable today, but several groups and governments are now predicting when the last gasoline vehicles will be sold. The latest prediction comes from a particularly unlikely source: Shell Oil Company, one of the largest petroleum producers in the world.

Panasonic Will Expand Battery Cell Supply For Tesla's Rising Production

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] and technology company Panasonic have been working together for several years now, and that relationship is set to expand as Tesla seeks to meet its future battery needs. The two companies have reached an agreement for future automotive-grade lithium-ion battery supply.


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