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2018 Subaru Forester: A Serious and Efficient SUV

For years, Japanese automaker Subaru was seemingly led by engineers whose main focus was their vehicles’ mechanics and the durability of their flat-four cylinder engine. Far behind on the list of priorities came styling, driving pleasure and passenger comfort. Things have progressed over the years, slowly at first and then more quickly, to the point where the current lineup of ... Read More »

Engine and Transmission

Engine and Transmission Rating: The Frontier has the least powerful V-6 in its class and an archaic five-speed automatic transmission. Still, it has comparable towing capacities and can be fitted with a five-speed (four-cylinder only) or six-speed manual gearbox.   What’s New for 2018? The only thing that’s unique about the Frontier’s powertrains is that an antiquated five-speed gearbox is ... Read More »

The future of driving — and transport — at CES 2018

Rinspeed’s Snap concept demonstrates how future cars might separate the chassis and passenger compartment. As CES 2018 fast approaches, it brings with it the future of cars. As in recent years, automakers and equipment suppliers will show off the latest innovations, most of which will go into production cars in the next few years. Self-driving cars, the next big innovation for automotive, ... Read More »

Early Model 3 review shows off the best and worst features on Tesla’s new EV

If you’ve been wondering why we still haven’t seen a thorough and enlightening Model 3 review, the simple answer is that the number of Model 3 vehicles out on the road is infinitesimal. The reason for this, not surprisingly, is that Tesla, as some astutely predicted months ago, has experienced some challenges with respect to Model 3 production. Despite Elon Musk ... Read More »

Auto firm links sales of used cars and new vehicles

The mobile phone app of Guazi.com, China’s largest used-car dealer, which is now a car trading firm.[Photo provided to China Daily] An auto services firm is riding the internet and technologies such as big data to adopt a new business model that integrates used-car and new-car sales businesses, including features such as financing and after-sales services. On Oct 31, Guazi.com, ... Read More »

This is the best used car on sale right now – and it’ll cost you just £6,000

THE SEAT Leon has been crowned as the best used car money can buy – and it’s an absolute bargain. The 2013 family hatchback was named winner by What Car?’s expert judges who said it combined driving fun, quality, safety and kerb appeal. And you can pick up a good example with full service history for just £6,000. The model ... Read More »

UK and Canada lead global alliance against coal

The UK and Canada have launched a global alliance of 20 countries committed to phasing out coal for energy production. Members including France, Finland and Mexico, say they will end the use of coal before 2030. Ministers hope to have 50 countries signed up by the time of the next major UN conference in Poland next year. However some important ... Read More »

Ready for new wheels? Here’s how to sell a car quickly (and at a good price!)

All great things come to an end, and that includes the ownership of your current automobile. If you’re worried about the difficulty of trying to sell your car, fret no more. It’s not at all a difficult process and by following our quick how-to, you’ll be able to sell your ride in no time. The most important thing to remember when ... Read More »

The Fastest-Selling Used Cars Are Now EVs And Plug-In Hybrids

The full-electric Fiat 500e isn’t particularly quick, but it is a quick seller in the used-car market, taking just 22.2 days on the market to change hands. In an earlier post, we documented several reasons why it can be a smart move to buy a used electric car. Apparently, there’s one problem with that sage advice, namely they can be hard to ... Read More »

Waymo’s dream of building a robot car without a steering wheel and pedals isn’t dead, CEO says

Waymo’s dream of putting a car without a steering wheel on the market is far from dead. Waymo is an independent company that spun out from Google’s internal self-driving-car team in 2016. The spin off resulted in a series of sweeping changes designed to get Waymo’s tech on the market faster, like thedecision to keep driver controls in future test ... Read More »