Tesla Model X, Porsche 911 GT3, Chevy Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

September 2, 2016
Tesla Model X falcon door update may have made them worse

The double-hinged, falcon-wing doors on the Tesla Model X may look super cool and futuristic, but they've caused headaches for owners since day one (and for Tesla, far longer). To improve them, Tesla recently published an over-the-air software update, but that may have made things worse.

NHTSA pushes for the electronic recall notices we should've had years ago

A little over a year ago, we told you about a bill introduced in the U.S. Senate that would've required automakers to send recall notices by both email and snail mail. Alas, that bill died, so the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is taking matters into its own hands with proposed updates to U.S. auto regulations.

Hyundai is recalling over 3,000 Genesis sedans from the 2015 model year to fix a software problem that could pose a safety risk.

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 prototype

2017 Porsche 911 GT3 prototype

 

Fans of Porsche’s track-focused 911 GT3 can look forward to an updated version of the car coming later this year.

Readers say they want to #GiveAShift with a manual transmission

It's a known--yet sad--fact that the manual transmission is slowly dying. One could argue the reasons, but it's happening. Interestingly, according to our recent Twittter poll, you still want to #GiveAShift with three pedals.

Jay Leno and Tim Allen drag race sleepers

TV stars can afford to amass large collections of cars. Jay Leno's is well known and is the basis for his "Jay Leno's Garage" TV and web series. Another comedian known for an automotive affliction is Tim Allen, star of the show "Home Improvement."

2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

2017 Chevrolet Volt, leased by Phil Ganz of Texas

From Green Car Reports:

What it took to buy an electric car in Texas: the good, the bad, and the ugly

Your mission, should you decide to accept it, is to locate and purchase or lease a Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid somewhere in the heart of Texas oil country.

More details, photos of new Kia Rio to debut at Paris Motor Show

Subcompact hatchbacks and sedans may be a minor part of the U.S. market, but they're hugely important in the rest of the world.

Beginning next month, buyers will be able to order the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck with a new 10-speed automatic transmission.

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