Jeffrey N. Ross, Contributor

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Jeffrey N. Ross is a Detroit native now living in Florida, and he has spent his most of his life in, around and under cars: from a childhood filled with Matchbox cars to bloodied knuckles as an ASE-certified mechanic and, since 2006, as an automotive journalist. Some of his car-related highlights include learning how to shift a manual transmission on a first-generation Bronco, driving his '77 Trans Am in the Inaugural Woodward Dream Cruise and tackling tracks such as Daytona International Speedway and Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

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2015 GMC Canyon Flips Its Headrest For Car-Seat Safety
2015 GMC Canyon Flips Its Headrest For Car-Seat Safety

General Motors is hoping to rekindle the passion for mid-size trucks in the U.S. with the 2015 GMC Canyon, but it also plans to show customers that they won’t have to sacrifice safety to get smaller, more efficient trucks. On the Canyon (and presumably its twin the Chevrolet Colorado), the...Read More»

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Jeep Five-Year Plan: An SUV For Every Niche

Like Chrysler and Dodge, Jeep is also planning an extensive brand shakeup over the next five years. Sticking with its current mantra, Jeep will continue a focus on SUVs, but it will be stretching the lineup to include new segments as it hopes to increase global production from its current 732,000...Read More»

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2015 Subaru WRX Is A Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Subaru WRX is just one double apex away from a street-legal rally car. And now news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) might be cause for even more temptation to, yes, convince your spouse that one could double as responsible family transportation. ALSO SEE: Jeep...Read More»

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2014 Honda Odyssey Recalled Over Side Airbag Issue

The previous-generation Honda Odyssey is fresh off a substantial recall for a possible fuel leak affecting about 886,000 units, but the updated 2014 Odyssey just got a new recall of its own. According to a noticefrom the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), about 25,000 2014...Read More»

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Here's Your Chance To Buy The 25th Anniversary Mazda MX-5 Miata

The Mazda Miata has one more year before a big makeover for 2016, but Mazda is sending the NC out in style with the limited-production 25th Anniversary Edition, which it showed for the first time last month at the New York Auto Show. Only 100 of the 2015 Mazda Miata 25th Anniversary Edition models...Read More»

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Aston Martin Pins Future On New Platform, AMG Engines

Aston Martin may have a fresh product lineup, but all of its current models are underpinned by the same chassis--one that dates back to the Ford era. That will change soon, as Aston Martin has announced that it is developing a new vehicle architecture that will be introduced over the next few...Read More»

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Ford Confirms Alan Mulally's Retirement, Mark Fields' Promotion

After months of speculation, Ford has finally announced that Alan Mulally will be retiring as president and CEO effective July 1, and that COO Mark Fields will be stepping up to fill his shoes. MUST READ: Could Interstate Tolls Finally Bring Americas Roads & Bridges Up To Speed? This transfer...Read More»

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Scion To Get New Cars, Finally

After years of stagnant products and plummeting sales, it appears that Toyota is about to throw a much-needed lifeline to its youth-oriented Scion brand. Scion VP Doug Murtha told Ward’s Auto that the brand is primed to receive three new products in coming years, and we’ll be seeing the...Read More»

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Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf Ready Second Acts: Video

Although the rivalry between the Nissan Leaf and Chevrolet Volt has died off a bit since the cars were introduced in 2010, you can expect things to heat up again when both cars get full redesigns next year. For the all-electric Leaf, Nissan is modeling the Tesla Model S in that customers of the...Read More»

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Decide To Drive Wants "Wreckless" Driving

Backseat drivers are annoying, but then again, so are distracted drivers. Fortunately, there is a distracted driving prevention program called Decide to Drive that now helps you try to prevent the latter without becoming the former. Decide to Drive is sponsored by American Academy of Orthopaedic...Read More»

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