PITTSFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. — On the outside, the electric version of Ford's F-150 pickup looks much like its wildly popular gas-powered version. Yet the resemblance is deceiving. With its new battery-powered truck, Ford Motor is making a costly bet that buyers will embrace a vehicle that wou…
DETROIT — The U.S. is making General Motors recall and repair nearly 6 million big pickup trucks and SUVs equipped with potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
According to Insurify Insights, 748,841 vehicles were stolen in 2018. That’s down from 2017, about 3 percent. The year, 1991, was car-stealing peak season. Since then, it’s gone down a whopping 55 percent.
In the early 90s, Subaru’s campaign slogan was: “It’s not a choice. It’s the way we’re built.” An inclusive campaign, it was popular and their new approach is as well, targeting a wide range of pet lovers.
Though we’re not making road trips as much as we once did, now is still a great time to buy a car or SVU. If you’re in the market for a luxury model, now’s the time to drive one off the lot or have one delivered.
I was watching a television program yesterday, “Jay Leno’s Garage,” and Jay was showing off his car collection – a vintage Cadillac and Mercedes. His collection is worth about $12 million or so and it includes such beauties as the 1955 Mercedes 300SL Gullwing Coupe and a 1939 Lagonda V12. Th…
According to the latest data from U.S. News, it’s a great time to buy an auto. Auto dealers are making very attractive deals and one can save a lot of green – great financing, prices and stellar lease deals.
Thank goodness we can still get in our cars and drive these days. What with the months of social distancing, our cars have become even more important to us these days.
As the nation slowly begins to open back up in stages during the pandemic, art is back on the forefront. More than ever, we depended on our cars during this challenging time. I don’t know about you, but despite most other areas of my life being virtual, taking a drive was still a “normal” I …
I recently learned of some autos that have been found in odd places. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill clunkers. These are the cars we dream about and they were dusty, buried works of automotive majesty just waiting to be discovered.
During this time of staying in and staying away from each other – at least as of the writing of this article – it’s good to look to those individuals who withstood tough times and came out on the other side, successful.
Depending upon where you are in the U.S., you may be counting what week you’ve been in lockdown. Being in the South, there are talks of opening certain areas. The decision to do so brings about heated conversations – should we or shouldn’t we? Will it hurt or help?
Stay home. Social distance six feet or maybe 12 if we find that the virus can spread that far. Wash your hands. Sanitize everything if you can find sanitizer. If not, make your own if you can find the ingredients to do so.
The dire news regarding the current pandemic has made its way into every part of our lives. We cannot get away from it. Those who continue to try and keep our lives as normal as possible are heroes. Those essential businesses that continue.
In our wildest imagination, none of us could have foreseen what is occurring globally. The coronavirus is a top-of-mind subject everywhere. Relentless news, changes, shutdowns, social distancing and our lives being disrupted professionally and personally is wearing and exhausting.
During these trying times of social distancing and anxiety, we can still take the time to take a deep breath and remember that day-dreaming and some levity can go a long way in getting away from it all – mentally.
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I love nice cars. As a teenager, I had some pretty choice rides thanks to my father’s ability to overhaul engines and completely re-do exteriors and interiors. He’d buy it on the cheap, but once he was finished with it, my car looked as if it rolled out of a showroom.
I have admired the Mini Cooper since its introduction. It has a storied past that I didn’t know about until scouting around on the internet. While doing so, I learned that an “SUV” type Mini may be in the works.
Typically, when you want to know what’s what about a certain vehicle, you consult the Kelley Blue Book (KBB). Founded way back in 1926, they are the experts for anything auto-related. They pulled together a list of the best cars to buy before the end of February.
I was exploring the subject of what the top “dream cars” were and I ran across a 2018 USA article online where they polled people about it. According to this article, women chose a Jeep Wrangler as their top dream car and men chose a Tesla. Say what now?
According to a 2018 article from hotcars.com, Jay Leno, former host of the Tonight Show, owns 286 cars. Most likely, he’s added to that collection by now. His collection includes a 1963 Jaguar XK-3, a 1994 McLaren F1, a 1955 Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing and a 1963 Corvette Stingray Split-Win…
In honor of the upcoming Hallmark card holiday of Valentine’s Day, I gathered a list of cars that look beautiful in red. The color of hearts and love-inspired accoutrements of this auspicious day – these cars race and make one’s heart do the same.
I lived in New York a few years ago. When I had to go into the city, I used the train and subways. I could not fathom driving and trying to find a place to park.
Manufacturers are bracing for a slowdown in 2020. The researcher LMC Automotive projects that five of the six largest North American carmakers will produce fewer vehicles this quarter than a year ago.
Your phone can tell insurance companies if you're a good driver or not, and that could win you lower premiums—but the data that companies are collecting shows a lot more than speeding or accidents.
I’m not one to make New Year’s resolutions. I make goals and such throughout the year. Making a New Year’s resolution is too hard core for me and way too intimidating. If I can manage to get through my to-do list for the week, I count myself lucky.
A very long time ago, “Black Friday,” meant that things were crashing – in 1869, some unscrupulous Wall Streeters got greedy and grabbed up all the gold. The result was mayhem.