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Motormouth: Make sure your tires are properly inflated in the winter

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By Bob Weber Chicago Tribune (TNS) Q: I have had several Hondas, and the same situation has existed with each. When the weather changes from warm to cold, the yellow tire warning light goes on....

Auto review: The racy Honda Civic Si just wants to have fun

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By Henry Payne The Detroit News (TNS) They say the transportation future is autonomous. That’s hard to believe as long as there are cars like the 2020 Honda Civic Si. At just $25,000 the athletic, tech-tastic...

Kia Telluride mixes fun with practicality

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By Scott Sturgis The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) 2020 Kia Telluride: $47,310 as tested. $210 for floor mats, $115 for cargo mat, and $450 for interior lighting. Conventional wisdom: Motor Trend says, “The rest of the midsize...

Auto review: BMW updates the 7-Series sedan line for 2020; plug-in hybrid model added

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By Emma Jayne Williams Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) For 2020, BMW introduces the revised version of the 7 Series luxury sedan with extensive updates in design, technology and powertrain for the sixth generation. A new six-cylinder...

What Ford F-150 owners think of the Tesla Cybertruck

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By Henry Payne The Detroit News (TNS) LOS ANGELES — And now for something completely different. A Los Angeles Auto show that started with a Ford Mustang Mach-E electric crossover taking on the Tesla Model Y,...

Auto review: Two motors are better than one for Tesla Model 3 Performance

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By Henry Payne The Detroit News (TNS) DETROIT — What’s more fun than a Tesla Model 3 with an electric motor? A Tesla Model 3 with two electric motors. I’m a car enthusiast who bought a...

2019 Honda Passport aims for a bit of ruggedness

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By Scott Sturgis The Philadelphia Inquirer (TNS) 2019 Honda Passport Elite AWD: A little bit country. This week: Honda Passport. Price: $44,775 as tested. (No options on test vehicle.) Marketer’s pitch: “2019 Passport named best in class by...

Auto review: Maserati Quattroporte GranSport brings style, luxury, performance in a large sedan

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By Emma Jayne Williams Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS) The Maserati Quattroporte (four door), introduced in 1963, is a true execution of the finest Italian design in a sporty full-size luxury sedan, with a finely contoured...

Musk says 146,000 Cybertruck orders come just two days after reveal

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By Dana Hull Bloomberg News (TNS) SAN FRANCISCO — Tesla Inc. Chief Executive Officer Elon Musk said Saturday the company has amassed 146,000 orders for its Cybertruck, less than 48 hours after the polarizing vehicle...

LA Auto Show: Automakers are revving up electric SUVs to solve a sales problem

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By Charles Fleming Los Angeles Times (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Automakers have a sales challenge: How can they persuade U.S. car buyers, addicted to gas-guzzling SUVs, to start buying electric vehicles in quantity? Their solution is...

Mustang Mach-E revealed: Is this the electric vehicle America’s waited for?

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By Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press (TNS) LOS ANGELES — Sounding a bit like a flying car from “Bladerunner” and accelerating like an audition for the chase scene in “Bullitt,” the 2020 Mustang Mach-E electric...

They turn ’49 Mercurys and Shelby Cobras into EVs, one Tesla carcass at a...

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By Charles Fleming Los Angeles Times (TNS) In a garage near South Los Angeles, metal fabricator Greg Abbott fits battery packs borrowed from a decommissioned Fiat 500E under the hood of a 1965 Mustang. In Oceanside,...

Those classic Shelby race cars in ‘Ford v Ferrari’ aren’t what they seem

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By Charles Fleming Los Angeles Times (TNS) When director James Mangold’s new movie “Ford v Ferrari” hits theaters Nov. 15, car nuts may find themselves asking where the filmmakers found all those classic Carroll Shelby...

US fraud prosecutors demand Ford Focus, Fiesta documents

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By Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press (TNS) U.S. Department of Justice criminal fraud investigators have demanded documents related to the transmission used in about 2 million Ford Fiesta and Focus vehicles sold throughout this...

Auto review: A stunning new compact SUV from Lincoln: the 2020 Lincoln Corsair

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By Larry Printz Tribune News Service (TNS) Americans have always been obsessed with Europe, be it fashion, furniture or automobiles. Certainly, Cadillac has fallen under the spell of German luxury automakers, ignoring its own product...

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