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Teenagers Driving Old Cars: A Deadly Combination

Teenagers Driving Old Cars: A Deadly Combination

The fact that teen drivers die at significantly higher rates than other age groups isn’t a surprise to most; however, one of the reasons may be a bit of a revelation: old cars. It’s often assumed that teenage fatalities involving vehicles – the top reason for teenage...
Government Lost $9.26 Billion Saving Auto Industry

Government Lost $9.26 Billion Saving Auto Industry

The U.S. government lost less than $10 billion rescuing the auto industry, which was four times less than some estimates. The Treasury initially estimated the loss would be $44 billion, but revised it to $30 billion in 2009. Under government accounting rules, the U.S....
2014: The Year of the Recall

2014: The Year of the Recall

When 2014 opened, the year’s top automotive story seemed likely to be Mary Barra, General Motors’ new chief executive, and the first female CEO of a major automaker. As the year draws to a close, Barra is, indeed, still in the headlines, but enmeshed in what has...
Fiat Chrysler Recalls 67,000 Pickups

Fiat Chrysler Recalls 67,000 Pickups

Fiat Chrysler is ending the “Year of the Recall” with a problem similar to issue that earned 2014 the nickname to begin with: an ignition problem. The company is recalling about 67,000 pickups from model year 2006 and 2007. The trucks can be started without the clutch...
Jeep Closing in on 1-Million Unit Sales Mark

Jeep Closing in on 1-Million Unit Sales Mark

Global sales of the Jeep brand are expected to top 1 million units for the first time ever when the numbers are added up by Fiat Chrysler next week. However, the company isn’t resting on its laurels, FCA is charging ahead with ambitious plans for the future. FCA Chief...
McConaughey Makes Return for Lincoln

McConaughey Makes Return for Lincoln

He’s been the target of parodies from the likes of Jim Carrey and Ellen DeGeneres, but the folks at Lincoln apparently like what they’ve seen from actor Matthew McConaughey because they’re bringing him back for a sequel. The Academy Award-winning actor will start...
Tesla Extends Range…on Roadster

Tesla Extends Range…on Roadster

Tesla’s founder, Elon Musk, has been making noise on Twitter about an announcement regarding the company’s first vehicle – the Roadster – for more than a week and now he’s let the cat out of the bag: it can go nearly 400 miles on a charge. The improved results are...
First Drive: 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth

First Drive: 2015 Fiat 500 Abarth

No vehicle is perfect and the Fiat 500 Abarth has its share of shortcomings. For starters, it can only carry two passengers. You can add to the list that it barely has enough room for the groceries of someone living alone and it’s dwarfed by most of the vehicles on...
List of “Safest” Cars Nearly Doubles for 2015

List of “Safest” Cars Nearly Doubles for 2015

The number of vehicles earning one of the top two ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has nearly doubled for 2015 despite the industry’s ongoing recall problems. A total of 71 vehicles have earned either a Top Safety Pick or Top Safety Pick+ award,...
First Drive: 2015 Chrysler 300

First Drive: 2015 Chrysler 300

The Chrysler 300 isn’t exactly a new car. It’s been around since the middle of the last decade, but the enduring appeal of its exterior design plus the almost constant attention from Fiat Chrysler Automobiles engineers and product planners has turned the...