Author Archives: Loknath Das

The past, present, and future of net neutrality

We’ve got a special edition episode of The Vergecast for you this week. On Thursday, the FCC put out a draft proposal for reversing the net neutrality order of 2015. The Verge has been following FCC chairman Ajit Pai’s actions in restoring “Internet Freedom” and how it will affect the internet for all of us. Nilay Patel invites news editor ... Read More »

Used-car retailer Carvana’s shares skid in debut

Founded in 2013, Carvana is one of a handful of companies trying to disrupt how cars are traditionally bought in dealerships. Shares of used-car retailer Carvana Co. fell 26 percent below the company’s initial pricing in their Wall Street debut on Friday. Carvana shares, priced at $15, closed the day at $11.10 after falling as low as $10.70 just before ... Read More »

Top 10: most popular used car reviews | What Car?

Buying a used car can net you a real bargain, and with sales of used cars in the UK consistently outstripping new cars, it’s no wonder that the used reviews section of our website is proving so popular. That’s why we’ve rounded up the most popular used car reviews that you’ve been reading. It’s a real mixture, combining some of ... Read More »

PowerSteering: 2017 Subaru Forester Review

Introduction Basic and boxy, the Subaru Forester first went on sale in America for the 1998 model year, among the members of the original crossover SUV class of the 1990s. A tall wagon based on the Impreza platform, the Forester was equipped with all-wheel drive (AWD) and a raised suspension for improved ground clearance. Skip forward 20 years and much ... Read More »

Fitch: European Diesel Restrictions Could Hit Used Car Prices

(The following statement was released by the rating agency) LONDON, April 26 (Fitch) The prospect of greater restrictions on diesel-engine cars in Europe has not affected used car prices so far, but this could change if the restrictions caused a rapid and large shift of demand away from diesel cars, Fitch Ratings says. Implications for auto loan and lease ABS ... Read More »

Future Earns 7 RIAA Plaques in April

Future is having an “Incredible” April. Aside from performing at Coachella, the Freebang boss has also garnered an astounding seven plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America for the month. According to the RIAA, Future’s “Mask Off” was certified platinum on April 14, along with his Drake-assisted single “Used to This,” The Weekend-assisted “Low Life” off last year’s EVOL, ... Read More »

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Manual

When Porsche revised its roadster line last year, rechristening it the 718 Boxster, restyling it slightly, and swapping in turbocharged 2.0- and 2.5-liter flat-four-cylinder engines for its beloved 2.7- and 3.4-liter flat-sixes in standard and S models, respectively, we knew we would have to test every powertrain permutation of each to see exactly how the changes would affect their characters ... Read More »

These auto show hotties know way more about cars than you do

Taylor Clayton and Alyse Madej at the New York International Auto Show This column will be about car models and their high cost. But not Chevy Camaros, Maseratis or even the Lamborghini Centenario. This is about models with names like Nicole, Sara, Caroline, Meghan and hundreds more who last week wore very tight dresses and high heels and talked about ... Read More »

First Look: Vintage Electric Bikes

The Vintage Electric Tracker e-bike in Racing Green. DAN SAPP In the ever-evolving market of e-bikes, it’s becoming more and more difficult for companies to stand out—but Vintage Electric, out of Santa Clara, California, is drawing on the past to make waves in the present. With three models of vintage-inspired e-bikes to choose from—the Cruz, Tracker (shown in this article, ... Read More »

FUTURE EARNS 7 RIAA PLAQUES IN APRIL

Future is having an “Incredible” April. Aside from performing at Coachella, the Freebang boss has also garnered an astounding seven plaques from the Recording Industry Association of America for the month. According to the RIAA, Future’s “Mask Off” was certified platinum on April 14, along with his Drake-assisted single “Used to This,” The Weekend-assisted “Low Life” off last year’s EVOL, ... Read More »