These Are the 10 Most Beautiful Cars Available Today  Dec 24th, 2014 
Similar to Jimmy Kimmel’s Handsome Men’s Club, we like to imagine all the really good-looking cars occasionally gather together to affirm each other’s hotness. 
2015 Hyundai Sonata 2.4L Tested: Fine-Tuning Isn’t Exciting, But It’s What the Sonata Needed  Dec 24th, 2014 
The Hyundai Sonata’s rise from an embarrassment to mediocrity to a truly competitive vehicle has taken, by car standards, a shockingly short time. Each generation made a meaningful stride over the one it replaced. READ MORE ›› 
Tesla Roadster to Get Updates, Possibly Including New Battery Pack  Dec 24th, 2014 
The Model S has become the face of Tesla to such an extant that the Roadster, Tesla’s first roadgoing car, seems like a footnote of sorts. That’s selling the car short—it was a riot to drive, and its 245-mile range is still impressive. Elon Musk and company haven’t forgotten about their early adopters, and there’s […] 
Tires Keeping 691-hp Tesla Model S P85D from Having Mega Range, Elon Weighs In on Cookies  Dec 24th, 2014 
As has become his customary way of releasing info, Tesla founder Elon Musk took to Twitter yesterday to tease some of the upcoming changes the carmaker is planning for the P85D, the ferociously fast high-performance version of the Model S sedan. Turns out, the 691-hp screamer could also have the best cruising range of any sedan […] 
Takata President Steps Down, Top Execs Take Pay Cut  Dec 24th, 2014 
Takata Corp., the embattled auto parts supplier at the center of a spiraling controversy around dangerously malfunctioning airbags, announced today that its recently-installed president will step aside, with top executives taking a temporary pay cut. Stefan Stocker, Takata Corp. president, will hand over his post to company chairman Shigehisa Takada. Stocker will remain on the board […] 
Fiat Trademarks “124” and “124 Spider,” Likely for Miata-Based Sports Car  Dec 24th, 2014 
Trademarks! These sneaky little filings for the rights to various names and designs are the closest things to an automotive crystal ball we have outside of spy photos. (And our own reporting, of course.) Sometimes, the trademarks are meaningless placeholders. Sometimes, they’re big-time clues. Fiat has just filed two applications for the 124 and 124 Spider […] 
2015 Chevrolet Colorado is the 2015 Motor Trend Truck of the Year  Dec 24th, 2014 
Colorado Trumps Texas 
The Boost Is On: Ford Racing Offering EcoBoost Reflashes that Won’t Kill Your Warranty  Dec 23rd, 2014 
Ford is putting EcoBoost engines in just about everything it builds, and Ford Racing wants you to modify them. Or, at least, tweak the software with Ford-developed calibrations loaded into the ECU with a Ford Racing ProCal handset, which plugs into the diagnostic port and controls the typical variables you’d expect: throttle mapping, idle speed, waste gate control, […] 
Watch as the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Does a Burnout—Inside  Dec 23rd, 2014 
You’ve seen the new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V. You’ve heard it. Now, watch it terrorize the Michigan Building, a crumbling Detroit icon that’s been turned into the world’s most decrepitly grandiose parking garage. Fear not, car fans: Caddy’s new muscle sedan can hoon. And that shouldn’t surprise anyone. With the 640-horse supercharged engine straight out of […] 
Want to Own the First 2016 Mustang GT350? Get Thee to Scottsdale on January 17  Dec 23rd, 2014 
We don’t even have exact horsepower or torque figures for the GT350 yet—Ford is only fessing up to “more than 500” horsepower and “more than 400” lb-ft of torque—but we do know exactly when the first publicly available 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 will be sold: Saturday, January 17, at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. The […] 
Frostbit Pony: Ford Puts Mustang Shelby GT350 into the Deep Freeze  Dec 23rd, 2014 
Weather testing is a big part of vehicle development, and while automakers spend plenty of cash shipping cars all over the world for durability testing, there are some evaluations that are best done in a controlled environment. For that, companies turn to climate chambers. Ford’s is particularly nasty, allowing engineers to subject new cars to temperatures […] 
Back Went Some Spyders: Porsche Recalls 918 Spyder for Faulty Axle Fasteners  Dec 23rd, 2014 
Porsche is recalling the 918 Spyder to replace fasteners on the front axle. It’s the second recall since the plug-in-hybrid hypercar debuted. A total of 205 cars are affected, including 43 in the U.S. and Canada. Porsche is being secretive about the specific component in question and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, as is usual, is […] 
EXCLUSIVE: Listen to the 640-hp 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Bark to Life!  Dec 23rd, 2014 
Drink it in, folks. This is the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V, and it is one damn handsome sports sedan. Like all pretty cars, however, staring at it is only half the fun. The rest—touching, driving, licking, if you’re into that—builds the total experience. We were only able to perform some of those acts at the CTS-V reveal event, […] 
2015 Chrysler 300 V-6 First Drive: The Six Suffices  Dec 23rd, 2014 
In 2005, the Chrysler 300 put Chrysler cars back on the map. With brazen, bargain-Bentley styling, full-size dimensions, rear-wheel drive, and a choice of V-6 and Hemi V-8 powertrains, the 300 was the real, big, ’Murican deal. But by Chrysler’s own admission, the second-generation 300 lost some of its mojo when it appeared for 2011, […] 
Amerigasm: Shelby Releases 50 Signature Edition Super Snakes  Dec 23rd, 2014 
This one time in Las Vegas, an off-duty cop goaded us into a drag race with his personal 700-hp Shelby Mustang. It sounds cool, right? The only problem was that we arrived brandishing a six-cylinder Jaguar F-type, and we were instant toast. If we had had Shelby’s 850-hp Super Snake, maybe we could have put the […] 
Ferman Buick GMC Discusses the 2015 GMC Yukon Lineup  Dec 23rd, 2014 
The all-new Yukon is more refined, capable and efficient for the 2015 model year. 
Hyundai’s Effort to Fire Up Competitor to BMW M, Mercedes AMG Gets Boost from Former BMW M Chief Engineer  Dec 22nd, 2014 
For well over a year, Hyundai has contemplated how to tackle the performance car segment after announcing its new “N” sport-model series. Every option was on the table, from adding graphics and a louder exhaust to otherwise standard cars to using bigger engines from higher-positioned models, up to a full-fledged effort that would rival—at least in concept—BMW M GmbH, Audi […] 
Buy Sonny Crockett’s Miami Vice Testarossa for $1.75 Million  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Miami Vice introduced an entire generation to the world of exotic supercars, getting nascent gearheads hooked on the powerful combination of straked air intakes and pastel neon lights. Now you can turn your Crockett fantasy into a reality by buying a Ferrari Testarossa “hero car” used to film the legendary TV show. You’ll just need a pile of […] 
After Nearly a Year, Google Puts Headlights On Its Self-Driving Car  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Don’t worry about Google’s self-driving car stealing the steering wheel out of your hands just yet. The driverless future is still a long way off, and today’s update from Google only proves that: The company finally decided to put headlights on its autonomous runabout. In a blog post published today, the Google Self-Driving Car Project […] 
Alphanumerics v. Names, Stuttgart Edition: Porsche Boxster/Cayman Could be Rechristened 718  Dec 22nd, 2014 
For most of us—and, we suspect, many of you—a little piece of us dies every time we hear of a car company planning to christen a model with some meaningless alphanumeric rather than evocative, actual name. (Yeah, we’re looking at you, Cadillac.) But in one particular case, this is music to our ears. We’re talking about […] 
2015 Dodge Dart 2.4L Automatic Tested: Some Things Never Change  Dec 22nd, 2014 
We had high hopes for the new Dart when it was rolled out during the 2012 Detroit auto show. Nearly 40 years after the last of the original Dodge Darts aimed for the bull’s-eye, the new Dart emerged with a similar mission to combine basic transportation with all the current amenities in an affordable package. […] 
Have It Your Way, Audi’s Way: Audi RS5 Sport Edition Headed to U.S. With Exclusive Customization Options  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Audi’s RS5 coupe is generally pretty sweet stock out of the box, but here’s what happens when Audi’s Look-What-We-Can-Do Department—i.e., Audi quattro GmbH—gets a hold of one. It’s called the Audi RS5 Sport edition, of which only 75 will be built and sold starting at a heady $88,500, nearly $15K more than the standard RS5, […] 
Next Bond Villain May Drive Jaguar’s Jaw-Dropping C-X75  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Hot on the heels of the first video of James Bond’s new Aston Martin DB10 revving its sonorous engine, we’re hearing reports that the villain in the next Bond movie will drive a suitably evil car: the Jaguar C-X75 concept car. Apparently, the fact that Jaguar canceled production plans for the jaw-dropping supercar couldn’t stop […] 
More Torque than the M6: 2015 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe Tested  Dec 22nd, 2014 
To drive a 1980s M3 is to be amazed by its relative softness compared with today’s hard-edged, dual-clutch asphalt scalpels. “Scalpel” might even be the wrong metaphor. Today’s M cars often seem more like chisels: heavy, capable, rigid-feeling things. But what if BMW dialed that speedy numbness back a notch? Horsepower swapped for torque, and […] 
Ready R Not: 2015 Volkswagen Golf R Preorders Start January 8  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Look at what’s in store for January 8, 2015: A Spanish company is taking over the operation of the public buses in Malta; there’s an elementary-school spelling bee in Bayonne, New Jersey; and the New York Rangers will head west to skate against the L.A. Kings. Oh, it’s also the day the preorder books open for the 2015 Volkswagen Golf […] 
Lotus Confirms Evora-Based Crossover (!) and Roadster  Dec 22nd, 2014 
While a refreshed, more powerful Lotus Evora returns to the U.S. late next year, the company is also planning a crossover variant meant to make the wee British-Malaysian automaker profitable for the first time in nearly two decades. While we broke the news back in October that Lotus CEO Jean-Marc Gales was considering sedans and crossovers, we […] 
Listen to James Bond’s New Aston Martin DB10 Revving  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Earlier this month, Eon Productions officially announced Spectre, the 24th installment of the iconic James Bond movie series. Forget the plot, the costars, and the shooting location, the biggest news for car fans was the Aston Martin DB10 that Bond will drive in the 2015 movie. Now, thanks to a brief video posted to Instagram, […] 
Watch Jim Glickenhaus’s New SCG 003 Supercar Hit the Track  Dec 22nd, 2014 
The man behind the P4/5, Jim Glickenhaus, means business. And he has the car to prove it. This is the first official look at the long-awaited SCG 003, as it hits the track for the first time. Jim told us it’d be wearing camo. He wasn’t kidding. RELATED GALLERY: PHOTOS: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003 We […] 
Name That Shifter, No. 210  Dec 22nd, 2014 
It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to present this week’s shifter. You’ll have until midday Wednesday to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence this shifter came. The first person to respond correctly in the Backfires section below will win a Save the Manuals button, magnet, and sticker.* Good luck! (* Offer […] 
2015 Toyota Prius V Hybrid: The Big Prius Gets a Nip/Tuck  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Coinciding with the facelift of the diminutive Prius C, Toyota has visited similar changes upon the biggest member of the Prius family: the Prius V. While the tweaks are mostly cosmetic, Toyota has also added a bit more equipment and enhanced the electronics. Unfortunately, the updates do little to elevate the Prius V beyond the […] 
Ferman Mazda of Brandon Discusses the 2014 Mazda 3 S  Dec 22nd, 2014 
The 2014 Mazda 3 s proves itself as safe as it is fun with a five-star safety rating from the NHTSA. 
Check Out the 2014 Chevy Camaro at Ferman Chevy of Tampa  Dec 22nd, 2014 
The 2014 Chevy Camaro offers many standard and additional features. 
2016 Cadillac CTS-V: Sucker-Punching Germany with 640 hp, Ludicrous Top Speed  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Every car provides inspiration for how we will analyze and review it, be that screaming down Virginia International Raceway’s back straight at triple-digit speeds, assaulting our nasal passages with scents of fine leather and wood, or packing it full of kids and camping gear. The light-bulb moment for the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V came early in […] 
2015 Chrysler 300 Hemi Driven: Gains an 8-Speed Auto, Loses AWD  Dec 22nd, 2014 
Quick! Name an American, rear-drive, V-8–powered, full-size sedan. If you said, “Chrysler 300,” you’re only 15 percent right, because that’s the proportion of 300 buyers who actually opt for the V-8. The rest decide that the V-6 will suffice, a strong indicator that while the model name may be rooted in a high-performance heritage, the […] 
If You Doubted the NY Times Killing Its Auto Section Was a Bad Idea, Read This Review of the New Mustang  Dec 21st, 2014 
This weekend’s Sunday New York Times Automobiles section will be the Gray Lady’s last; the paper has decided—perhaps foolishly—for business reasons to no longer publish what had become, over 20 years, a weekend ritual for those of us in the business and many of you reading this now. The closure hits home for us for […] 
Juice Futures: Tesla Launching Battery-Swap Pilot Program  Dec 19th, 2014 
Tesla’s long-promised battery-swap technology, making charging up as quick as filling your gas tank, is finally here. The company announced today that the first swapping station will open next week for public testing—offering a three-minute swap to a fully-charged battery for a few Tesla drivers. Ahead of today’s official announcement, Tesla CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter to […] 
2015 Subaru Outback 2.5 Road Test: Still Defying Convention  Dec 19th, 2014 
There’s a high-fiber thread weaving through Subaru that runs contrary to convention. While the station-wagon body style has been experiencing widespread decline and some automakers have abandoned it entirely, plucky Subaru sells four times as many wagons and wagonlike crossovers as it does sedans. Four-wheel drive isn’t just a low-volume upcharge for snow-country denizens or […] 
Visual Wizardry: Cadillac to Debut HD Rearview Mirror/Display Screen on CT6 Sedan  Dec 19th, 2014 
The 2017 Cadillac CT6 will sprinkle high-def screen wizardry onto us all—or, well, those who can afford a $70K-plus Caddy—in the form of a combination glass rearview mirror and TFT display. Similar to Nissan’s prototype Smart Rearview Camera mirror we tested on a Rogue earlier this year, the General Motors unit combines a traditional electrochromic mirror […] 
Lamborghini Celebrates Pirelli With Special-Edition Aventador  Dec 19th, 2014 
Every Lamborghini since the bull house opened in 1963 has worn Pirelli tires. To celebrate this, Lamborghini is putting Pirelli on a special-edition Aventador LP700-4, and we don’t just mean what’s wrapped around the wheels. Witness the Pirelli Edition, with a unique color scheme and Pirelli graphics to remind you exactly whose rubber is tasked with […] 
Batman as Middle Manager: Chevy to Introduce Blacked-Out Midnight Edition Impala  Dec 19th, 2014 
If you’re the full-sized, front-driven sedan type, bigness and comfort surely loom large on your list of automotive priorities. But those who’d like a dose of sinister with their size—some ferocity with their fluff, if you will—have historically been forced over to the rear-drive side of the fence (we refuse to believe that the Taurus SHO […] 
Chrysler Recalls 2.9 Million U.S. Vehicles With Takata Airbags  Dec 19th, 2014 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today that it will vastly expand its recall of older Dodge, Chrysler, and Mitsubishi vehicles to replace driver-side airbags manufactured by disgraced auto supplier Takata. The expanded recall affects an estimated 3.3 million vehicles built between 2004 and 2007, 2.9 million of which are in the U.S. See below for the […] 
Would You Pay $350k-$475k for an Audi Sport Quattro?  Dec 19th, 2014 
In 1984, a road-legal car capable of a 4.8-second sprint to 60 mph that could also turn and stop, and was almost practical, sounded like vaporware to most people. It wasn’t: the Sport Quattro, a shortened and improved ur-Quattro, was that car. Not that many people knew about it—it was staggeringly expensive and had virtually […] 
Dodge Recalls Model Year 2005 Ram Pickups for Potential Axle Lock-Up  Dec 19th, 2014 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles announced today that it will recall more than 250,000 Dodge Ram 1500 pickups in the U.S. for a problem that can cause the rear axle to lock up at speed. The issue is limited to model year 2005 trucks built between January 2004 and August 2005. The problem stems from a rear […] 
Ally Subpoenaed By DOJ  Dec 19th, 2014 
On the same day the U.S. Department of the Treasury sold the last of its remaining 54.9 million shares of Ally common stock, Ally Financial revealed that it has received a subpoena from the Department of Justice related to subprime auto lending. 
First Batch of Military-Surplus Humvees Brings a Cool $744,000  Dec 19th, 2014 
The federal government’s first Humvee auction went well. reports that IronPlanet Inc. auctioned off 25 of the trucks for the Pentagon, raking in $744,000 in the process (plus a 10-percent commission for the auction house). Although bidding started at $10,000 per truck, the lowest winning bid was $21,500 for a 1989 model; the most expensive […] 
Fiat-Abarth Confirmed for Miata-Based Roadster, Alfa to Build Its Own Spider  Dec 19th, 2014 
Surprising news in the roadster world: Alfa Romeo boss Harald Wester tells CAR Magazine that the Italian brand will build its own new Spider completely in-house, while the Miata-based roaster that’s been planned since 2012 will wear the Fiat-Abarth badge. More Italian roadsters is always good news. The plan for an Alfa-Mazda roadster partnership goes back […] 
2015 Mazda Miata to Debut in Chicago, Notes Ferman Mazda of Brandon  Dec 19th, 2014 
The new MX-5, which is set to debut in the Windy City, will include more muscular proportions. 
2015 Ford F-150 3.5L EcoBoost 4×4 Tested: The Aluminum Gamble Has Paid Off  Dec 18th, 2014 
Examples of real courage in the auto industry are rare, as the astronomical stakes involved with any new vehicle program tend to produce conservative, play-it-safe thinking. Ford, which has a long history of building cars and trucks to the penny, has consistently proved the rule with few exceptions, the most notable of which is the […] 
Abandoned Peter Max Corvette Stars in “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee”  Dec 18th, 2014 
This week’s episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee features some great stars: A 1956 Corvette recently rescued from the abandoned Peter Max collection, a 1994 Land Rover Defender 90, and a 13-foot Boston Whaler boat. Oh, and a couple of guys named Fallon and Seinfeld. The automotive star of this installment is that ‘Vette, […] 
2015 Toyota Prius C Photos and Info: The Littlest Prius Gets Updated  Dec 18th, 2014 
Toyota likes to call the Prius iconic. We suppose it probably is iconic to a certain segment of the car-buying public. So what could be better than a lighter, less expensive, and smaller version? One that can then spread the Hybrid Synergy Drive gospel to first-time car buyers, who can then move up into the […] 
Ford Joins Honda, Mazda in Expanding Takata Airbag Recall to All 50 States  Dec 18th, 2014 
Ford is expanding its regional recall of faulty Takata driver’s-side airbag inflators to all 50 states. It is the third automaker, along with Honda and Mazda, to comply with a request from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration that all driver’s-side airbags with specific Takata inflators be replaced regardless of regional location. Ford is adding […] 
See, Toyota? This Honda FCV Proves Hydrogen Cars Can Look Awesome  Dec 18th, 2014 
Last month, Toyota did more than its part to fuglify the future with its fuel-cell-powered Mirai production sedan. It’s now Honda’s turn to show America what it thinks the hydrogen-powered future should look like, with the company announcing that it will bring its latest FCV concept to the 2015 North American International Auto Show in Detroit next month. A […] 
Embracing Its Safe, Cozy Image, Volvo Considers Axing Motorsport Involvement Entirely  Dec 18th, 2014 
Bad news coming out of Sweden: Alain Visser, Volvo’s director of marketing, tells Swedish financial newspaper Dagens Industri that the automaker will pull out of Swedish Touring Car competition as soon as contractually possible. Visser told Dagens Industri that motorsport “does not conform with our brand, where we stand for smaller engines and safety.” Polestar […] 
Carmakers Halt Russian Sales Amid Plummeting Ruble  Dec 18th, 2014 
The Russian ruble is in a collapse, having lost more than 40 percent of its value since June. In response, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, and Audi have all decided to temporarily halt sales in Russia to wait for more stable times, Automotive News reports. As of Tuesday, GM has suspended sales to its dealerships […] 
2015 Infiniti Q70L Full Test: Queuing Up with More Room  Dec 18th, 2014 
At the beginning, when the Infiniti brand was just a gleam in the eye of Nissan product planners desirous of the margins and prestige enjoyed by the likes of the Mercedes-Benz S-class, BMW 7-series, and Jaguar XJ, the money-shot locus of the Japanese automaker’s best technology and boldest ideas was the V-8-powered Q45 flagship. The […] 
Glickenhaus Starts His Engine: Hear the SCG 003 Race/Road Car Fire Up for the First Time  Dec 18th, 2014 
This isn’t the first time that Jim Glickenhaus has overseen the creation of a new car—his Ferrari P4/5 by Pininfarina and the follow-up race car, P4/5 Competizione, continue to capture the imagination of enthusiasts—but the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 003 project is a different thing entirely. RELATED GALLERY: PHOTOS: The Glickenhaus Garage Earlier this week, Jim shared a teaser image of the new car, […] 
2015 Lexus GS F Spy Photos: Big V-8 Performance, Big F Division Styling  Dec 18th, 2014 
What It Is: Lexus’s next high-performance F model. It’s based on the current GS mid-size luxury sedan and is captured here wearing almost no camouflage. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen the GS F, which will join the RC F in the sporty corner of Lexus showrooms next year—we spotted the car nearly uncovered […] 
Haters Will Hate  Dec 18th, 2014 
Da Man doesn’t believe customer satisfaction drives repeat business, but he does believe it drives a dealership’s ability to capture today’s Internet shopper. 
Don’t Underestimate the CFPB  Dec 18th, 2014 
The editor reports on a new study that slams the CFPB’s examination of dealer participation, but he wonders if it will do much to slow the bureau down. 
Debt Levels Will Continue to Rise, TransUnion Reports  Dec 18th, 2014 
TransUnion’s annual auto loan forecast calls for auto loan debt to rise to $18,244 by the end of 2015. This would mark 19 consecutive quarters of increases since the first quarter of 2011. 
Who’s On Third?  Dec 18th, 2014 
His Madness reveals his approach to handling a customer and his or her trusted advisor. He also reveals the response he uses when the advisor objects to his vehicle service contract. 
A1 Software Announces Mobile-Focused Sales Platform  Dec 18th, 2014 
A1 Software Group has announced its new dealership sales solution, Selly, a mobile focused, lightweight platform for automotive sales. Selly is designed for small- to medium-sized dealerships and was initially distributed as a mobile app. 
FBI: N.J. Dealer Now a Fugitive  Dec 18th, 2014 
A luxury-car dealer who lost his dealership license in September has fled the country, thwarting efforts by his customers to recoup thousands of dollars. 
Spiffit Announces Certified Integration With Dealertrack  Dec 18th, 2014 
Dealertrack users can now easily implement and manage Spiff programs using Spiffit’s application through the software provider's DMS. 
J.D. Power Projects Highest December SAAR in Eight Years  Dec 18th, 2014 
New-vehicle retail sales in December are expected to reach a SAAR of 14.2 million units, the highest level since 2006. 
Legal Expert Rings in the Holidays With ‘12 Days of Dealership Compliance’  Dec 18th, 2014 
AutoStar Solutions’ Steve Levine shares a dozen simple ways dealers can guard their businesses from the government Grinch. 
Dealertrack to Acquire DMS Provider incadea plc  Dec 18th, 2014 
Dealertrack is expected to pay $190.3 million for incadea plc, a DMS provider that has more than 75,000 worldwide end users in nearly 3,500 dealerships. 
Lamborghini Miura Driven: Bold, Individualistic, and Unconventional [C/D Archives]  Dec 18th, 2014 
We don’t know what’s going to happen when Dr. William Haddon and his auto “safety” experts come face to face with the Lamborghini Miura. For starters, “Miura” is a breed of Spanish fighting bull, and the wild Miura, with its 430-horsepower, V-12 engine mounted transversely in the rear, is so bold, individualistic and unconventional that […] 
From the C/D Archives: Our Original Test of the Bad-Ass Lamborghini LM002 SUV!  Dec 18th, 2014 
Grab your Guccis, status slaves: the price of fame is rising fast. Just when you thought your new double-throwdown four-wheel-driver had more than enough beans to chug you up the social ladder, we bring you devastating news. Dump your Range Rover, scrap your Isuzu Trooper, and pawn off your cute little Suzuki Samurai on your […] 
Dealer Charged with 30 Felonies  Dec 18th, 2014 
A North Carolina dealer pocketed the money he obtained from five finance sources and seven customers related to the sale of seven cars. 
Ferman Nissan Discusses the 2015 Nissan Altima  Dec 18th, 2014 
The Nissan dealer in Tampa, Fla., Ferman Nissan, highlights the 2015 Altima. A redesign of the brand's classic sedan has captured many customers' attention. 
Outdoor & Recreation Products at  Dec 18th, 2014 
In December 2014, CARiD introduced a whole new 'Outdoor & Recreation' category chock full of quality products that comprise everything from camping gear to boating and marine equipment. 
2015 VW Touareg First Drive: Getting Spiffy to Stay Current  Dec 17th, 2014 
For a vehicle named after a tribe of Saharan nomads, the Volkswagen Touareg (pronounced “twar-egg”) hasn’t wandered far from the middle of the road. That’s been good business for VW, which says it has sold more than 720,000 copies of this mid-size SUV worldwide over 11 model years now, nearly 130,000 of them in the […] 
Senate Approves Sleep Expert Mark Rosekind as New NHTSA Chief  Dec 17th, 2014 
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, criticized by Congress for being “asleep at the switch” during an unprecedented wave of auto recalls, has named a sleep-deprivation expert to be its new chief. Mark Rosekind—a fatigue scientist on the board of the National Transportation Safety Board, the agency responsible for investigating air and rail crashes—was confirmed Tuesday […] 
2016 Nissan Titan Is Ready to Show You Its Engine [Video]  Dec 17th, 2014 
The 2016 Nissan Titan is headed to the Detroit auto show for an official unveil, and Nissan has dropped the first teaser for the truck. The quick clip is a flag-waving salute to just how American this Japanese truck is, but we’re more interested in the first peek at the pickup’s nether regions. RELATED GALLERY: […] 
Credit Acceptance Subpoenaed by DOJ  Dec 17th, 2014 
Credit Acceptance has received a civil investigative subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, which requested that the finance company produce certain documents related to subprime auto lending. 
Texas Plumber’s Truck Traded In, Ends Up in Syria with Terrorists  Dec 17th, 2014 
Mark-1 Plumbing in Texas City is getting a lot of frantic calls lately. It’s got nothing to do with plugged drains or leaks—and everything to do with Syrian terrorists, social media, and a cast-off Ford F-250 bearing the small business’s name. As Houston news station KHOU reports, Mark-1’s Jeff Oberholtzer traded in an old F-250 […] 
Four Reasons Why Tesla Won’t Sink (Even If the Signs Say It Should)  Dec 17th, 2014 
Tesla’s stock price has fallen below $200 per share for the first time in seven months. Shock! Gasp! But the electric-car wunderkind is not collapsing, and while we do not pretend to be Car and Shareholder, we are deeply involved in the automotive industry and think it’s worth explaining what this development for the ultra-hyped company actually means. […] 
Big-Brute Comparo: 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe vs. 2015 Ford Expedition  Dec 17th, 2014 
Amid the industry’s booming sales of compact wagonoids on stilts, domestic full-size SUVs stand out like the mountains of metal they are: truck-based behemoths capable of towing more than four tons while seating up to eight people. Despite their excesses, these giants remain indispensable for their vast range of capabilities. While both of the segment’s […] 
Here’s Your First Look at the Production Acura NSX [w/ Video]  Dec 17th, 2014 
We’ve seen several concept versions, we’ve seen it in camo, we’ve seen it during testing, and we’ve even seen it burned to a crisp. Now we’re finally seeing (some of) it in the flesh: Here’s your first peek at the production-ready 2016 Acura NSX that will debut at the Detroit auto show next month. Hello, gorgeous! Acura has been […] 
Laser-Guided BMW i3 Will Park Itself—Literally—at 2015 CES  Dec 17th, 2014 
Self-parking cars are starting to seem less pie-in-the-sky and more of an imminent reality with each passing year, and the latest technology usually shows up in some form at the annual technology fest known as the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. At the 2013 CES show, Audi showed off its self-parking A7, and this […] 
2014 Ram 1500 Ranked No. 1 in Full-Size Pickup Trucks by U.S. News & World Report, Notes Ferman Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Tampa  Dec 17th, 2014 
The 2014 edition of the Ram 1500 ranked as the best full-size truck for the money. 
Ferman Chevrolet of Tampa Discusses the 2014 Chevrolet Malibu  Dec 17th, 2014 
The Chevrolet dealership in Tampa, Ferman Chevy, talks about the new 2014 Malibu. This mid-size car gained a few nifty features this year, including hands-free texting. 
Go Go Gadget Tires: These Concept Tires Transform to Tackle Any Terrain  Dec 16th, 2014 
Hankook Tire just showed off the results of its Design Innovation Project, a biannual daydream challenge to come up with the wildest, most futuristic tire concepts imaginable. This year’s winners are amazingly sci-fi: Morphing, transforming tires that change with the terrain to drive on pavement, dirt, snow, and even water. First up is the Boostrac, […] 
Ariel Atom 3.5R Driven: It Packs 350 hp—and It’s Fantastic  Dec 16th, 2014 
Given the free choice of locations, where would you drive a 350-hp Ariel Atom? A flowing Alpine pass in the summer sunshine? Or a nice, quiet racetrack surrounded by deep run-off areas? Maybe you’d just nominate a nice wide runway to safely explore the performance of a car with a power-to-weight ratio not far removed […] 
Hennessey VelociRaptor 600 Is the 2015 Raptor Ford Doesn’t Build Yet  Dec 16th, 2014 
Ford’s all-new, all-aluminum 2015 F-15o hasn’t sprouted a Raptor variant just yet, but fear not: Hennessey Performance is here to fill the void with a supercharged, off-road ready super-truck packing a promised 600-plus horsepower. Feast your eyes on the VelociRaptor. The Texas tuner’s rough-road-ready muscle truck gets a sizable steroid injection in the form of a Roots-type […] 
Crime Never Pays: Stolen Red Bull F1 Trophies Found in Lake  Dec 16th, 2014 
Last week, Red Bull F1’s facility in Milton Keynes, England, fell victim to a brazen smash-and-grab, when six baddies crashed a 4×4 through the factory’s entrance and hauled off 60 of the team’s racing trophies. Today, local police have some good news: About 20 of the stolen trophies were found dumped in a lake near […] 
Own the Rambo Lambo: Immaculate 1989 Lamborghini LM002 Headed to Auction  Dec 16th, 2014 
Seven years ago in Iraq, when American soldiers wired explosives to a cruddy old pickup, they unwittingly chose to bomb the rarest and most Italian 4×4 to ever pound sand. It was a Lamborghini LM002, and while the world wasn’t weeping over the loss of one of Uday Hussein’s personal vehicles—or Uday himself, one of Saddam […] 
Corvette to Influence Future Chevrolet Design  Dec 16th, 2014 
It doesn’t get talked about much in a sea of “OMG-cheap-supercar-America-vs.-the-World” fawning, cooing, and general superlative-hurling, but one of the very best things about the Corvette Stingray is the view over the hood. The fender peaks help you place the car on the road, diminishing its perceived width. The lower center affords a fine view […] 
‘Great Deleveraging’ Has Ended, Equifax Reports  Dec 16th, 2014 
Consumers are back in the borrowing business, with November consumer credit data from Equifax showing that nonmortgage credit balances rose to their highest level in five years. 
DealerRater to Bring Reviews to  Dec 16th, 2014 
Beginning this month, DealerRater reviews and ratings will be featured on's dealer profile pages. 
Volvo to Focus on Selling Cars Online  Dec 16th, 2014 
The Swedish automaker plans to sell vehicles online across the globe as part of a new marketing strategy. The digital push will complement Volvo’s existing dealer network, officials said. 
Credit Acceptance Subpoenaed by DOJ  Dec 16th, 2014 
Credit Acceptance has received a civil investigative subpoena from the U.S. Department of Justice, which requested that the finance company produce certain documents related to subprime auto lending. 
Chrysler Group LLC Becomes FCA US LLC  Dec 16th, 2014 
The U.S.-based automaker’s new name follows the naming convention of its global parent company, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V., which assumed its new name in October when it listed on the New York Stock Exchange. 
Peter Max Faces $1,000,000 Lawsuit Over VH1 Corvette Collection  Dec 16th, 2014 
The New York Post reports Peter Max is in legal trouble over his famous Corvette collection. Jeff Wallner and Kenneth Simmons allege Max hired them to help sell off the 36 Chevrolet Corvettes in his collection for a 10-percent commission. Wallner and Simmons say they never saw the money, and now they’re suing Max for $1 […] 
Chrysler Group’s New Name Is Just FCA US LLC  Dec 16th, 2014 
Remember Chrysler Group LLC, the U.S. arm of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles? That corporate entity has a new name today—or rather, a new fistful of letters. Effective immediately, Chrysler Group’s new name is FCA US LLC. It’s the first time since Walter P. Chrysler founded the company in 1925 that it won’t bear his surname, but […] 
Why YouTube Is the Best Place to Learn How to Fix Cars  Dec 16th, 2014 
If the War on Drugs gave us nothing else, it at least provided some enduringly quotable anti-drug ads. An entire generation fondly recalls the TV spot where a dad confronts his son over some wacky tobacky, asking, “Who taught you how to do this stuff?” The kid replies: “You, all right? I learned it by […] 
Army Auctioning Decommissioned Humvees to Public, Prices Start at $10K  Dec 16th, 2014 
So you’re that guy. The guy who has everything. And by everything, we mean a thousand-acre ranch and your own island. Even so, we bet you don’t have one of these: a genuine, Department of Defense–issue Humvee. We’re not talking about one of those pansy-ass, chrome-wheeled, civilian-grade AM General H1 Alphas sold to emasculated posers in the […] 
2015 Honda CR-V Touring AWD Tested: Flashy Eyes and a New Heart  Dec 16th, 2014 
It’s as if you went in for an eyelid lift and a chin tuck and emerged with a heart transplant. The refreshed Honda CR-V might wear the same basic sheetmetal as it has since 2012, but the ute’s mechanical and interior changes are significant. READ MORE ›› 
Buick Encore Ranks Highest in Segment in Initial Quality, Notes Ferman Buick GMC  Dec 16th, 2014 
The 2014 Buick Encore ranked highest in customer satisfaction. 
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