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First Drive: 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

First Drive: 2020 Ford F-Series Super Duty

Every year, Ford sells hundreds of thousands of F-Series Super Duty pickups to people like contractors, farmers, etc. who not only buy them because they can pull a small house up a hill, but more so lately because they like how they look. They’ve come to depend upon...
New Vehicle Buyers Want Best Bang for the Buck

New Vehicle Buyers Want Best Bang for the Buck

Buying a new vehicle is exhilarating and exciting, but it can also be exhausting and maddening. Searching the internet is increasingly the go-to move for new car buyers, but almost no paperwork is signed until at least one trip to a dealership is made. New buyers like...
Honda, Toyota Recall 6M Vehicles Due to Airbags

Honda, Toyota Recall 6M Vehicles Due to Airbags

Japanese automakers Toyota and Honda are recalling 6 million vehicles to deal with two separate airbag issues, including some Takata airbags. Toyota will fix 3.4 million vehicles around the world with ZF airbags that may not inflate due to the problem. The problem is...
First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

First Drive: 2020 Mazda6 Signature

At a time when people have gone all in for sport-utility vehicles and pickup trucks, it’s easy for any four-door sedan to get lost on a dealer’s back lot. The Mazda6 has an even steeper hill to climb than most sedans because it is tucked away in the portfolio of a...
Volkswagen Running into Problems With ID.3 EV Production

Volkswagen Running into Problems With ID.3 EV Production

Volkswagen’s jump to leader of the electric vehicle pack may have to wait a while longer after reports surfaced it is having software problems with its newly produced ID.3 all-electric crossovers — and it could affect as many as 20,000 vehicles. Germany’s Manager...
Ford Recalling Nearly 550K Super Duty Trucks

Ford Recalling Nearly 550K Super Duty Trucks

Ford Motor Co. issued a recall Friday for nearly 550,000 Super Duty pickups in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The action, which covers 547,538 trucks in the 2017 through 2019 model year, covers carpet flooring that could catch fire after a crash, the company said. The...
GM Investing $1.5 Billion to Update Midsize Trucks

GM Investing $1.5 Billion to Update Midsize Trucks

General Motors is investing $1.5 billion to update its popular midsize trucks – Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon – including $1 billion at its Wentzville, Missouri plant. While revealing the amount it plans to spend to make remain competitive with the competition...
Mazda Miata Tops 2020 Reliability List

Mazda Miata Tops 2020 Reliability List

Newer isn’t necessarily better, especially when it comes to cars and how reliable they are. Keep that in mind when reviewing Consumer Reports latest “Auto Reliability Survey.” Updated models or entirely new replacements for outdated models certainly attract a lot of...
McLaren Opens New Composites Center in Northern England

McLaren Opens New Composites Center in Northern England

British supercar maker McLaren is known for its extensive use of advanced lightweight materials in its vehicles and is now looking to take its technology to the next level, as well as some of its neighbors too. The company has invested more than $63.2 million, or £50...
Toyota Defies the Downturn

Toyota Defies the Downturn

It’s been a tough year for the auto industry. And not just in the U.S., where sales are off by nearly 2% this year. China, the world’s largest automotive market, is expected to end the year with an 8% decline, according to the China Association of Automobile...
Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

Depreciation Still Matters Even as Vehicles Improve

The threat of depreciation has always been one of the great killers of the buzz around new vehicles for practical minded buyers and the improving quality, reliability and durability really has not changed the equation much. Vehicle depreciation also is critical in the...