Porsche 911 driven, 'Vette ZR1 spied, 1,000 mpg BMW: What's New @ The Car Connection

August 26, 2016
 
Growing up, most of us were told to change the oil in our cars every 2,500 or 3,000 miles. We recently conducted a quick poll, though, and found that few of you still heed that advice--if you ever did.

 
Once upon a time, America's youth were in trouble--or so ABC wanted us to believe. From 1972 to 1997, the network's Afterschool Special series tackled a range of problems plaguing young people, including discrimination, disabilities, drinking, dating, drugs, death, and the 1970's scariest "D-word", divorce. 
 

The 2017 Porsche 911 marks one of the most significant changes for the sports car in recent history, but you may not know much by looking at it from the exterior.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - S. Baldauf/SB-Medien


Behold our first spy shots of what’s likely to be a new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 supercar. 

We've heard it for more than a decade: Cadillac's in the midst of a renaissance. It all started with the first-generation CTS, and last weekend during Monterey Car Week Cadillac told the world that it continues with a preview of the future.

 
Getting a ticket is never fun. Well, it's possible the part before you got pulled over was fun, but it wasn't necessarily legal fun. Occasionally, though, cops can make mistakes and that's why you get to go to court to prove your innocence. What happens if it's a machine that issues you a ticket? In that case, it's time to turn to technology to help you out of a potentially expensive jam.
 
2014 BMW i3 REx, scenic New Jersey, Apr 2015 [photo by owner Tom Moloughney]

2014 BMW i3 REx, scenic New Jersey, Apr 2015 [photo by owner Tom Moloughney]

From Green Car Reports:

The few available range-extended electric car models give drivers added flexibility by using gasoline engines as onboard backup generators.

When will the last diesel truck be sold in the U.S.? Our poll results
 
Diesel now has a dim future at best among U.S. passenger-car buyers, though its prospects continue to look strong for a minority of pickup truck buyers.
 

Owners of Volkswagen, Audi, and Porsche 3.0-liter V-6 TDI diesel models will remain in limbo for at least a few more months, it seems.

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