TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift

TRANS WARS Episode III: Revenge of the Shift
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Welcome to the final installment of Trans Wars, a three-part miniseries exploring the automatic transmission. So far we’ve compared torque-converter and dual-clutch units, but these two gearboxes aren’t the only ones on the market today. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches

TRANS WARS Episode II: Attack of the Clutches
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In yesterday’s installment of Trans Wars we explored the benefits and downsides of conventional automatic gearboxes, ones that feature fluid-filled torque converters. This type of transmission has been around for more than 50 years; it works well and has pretty much become the industry standard. Continue Reading...

TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal

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TRANS WARS Episode I: The Phantom Pedal
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Join us for a three-part miniseries exploring the ins and outs of automatic transmissions. For the first installment we celebrate heritage by tipping our hats to a great motoring tradition that’s as American as baseball, apple pie and Oldsmobile. This is Trans Wars! Continue Reading...

How Does a CVT Work?

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How Does a CVT Work?
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Automatic transmissions are HUGELY popular in North America. Europe is still a strong hold for the manual gearbox but on this side of the Atlantic self-shifters account for at least 90 percent of new-vehicle sales; the standard trans lost the market-share race decades ago and in spectacular fashion. Continue Reading...

Settlement Approved in Audi CVT Class-Action Lawsuit

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Settlement Approved in Audi CVT Class-Action Lawsuit
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Audi has reached a settlement on a class-action lawsuit over alleged defects with a continuously variable transmissions (CVT) used in thousands of Audi vehicles. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 22 – Nissan Juke vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. MINI Countryman

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Ask AutoGuide No. 22 – Nissan Juke vs. Mitsubishi Outlander Sport vs. MINI Countryman
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Crossovers are taking over the market. Buyers can get big ones, small ones, long ones and tall ones. They can opt for models with three rows of seats, all-wheel drive or in rare instances even manual transmissions. Like it or not these versatile vehicles are rapidly becoming the de-facto choice of drivers in America. Continue Reading...

Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza

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Ask AutoGuide No. 10 – Honda Civic vs. Toyota Corolla vs. Subaru Impreza
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The week is drawing to a close and while that can mean several things, most importantly (of course), it’s time for another installment of Ask AutoGuide, the information superhighway’s most exciting semi-regular feature. Beating the competition to market with mildly informative and generally accurate content is the name of the game. Our skilled geniuses are… Continue Reading...

Nissan Resonance Concept Wins Best Concept Vehicle Award

Nissan Resonance Concept Wins Best Concept Vehicle Award
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The Nissan Resonance concept has won the EyesOn Design Award for Best Concept Vehicle at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show. Continue Reading...

2014 Subaru Forester Bows at LA Auto Show

2014 Subaru Forester Bows at LA Auto Show
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Subaru’s fourth-generation Forester crossover got its North American debut today during the L.A. Auto Show. Continue Reading...

Honda 7-Speed DCT to “Inject Sportiness” in Vehicle Lineup

Honda 7-Speed DCT to “Inject Sportiness” in Vehicle Lineup
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With the 2013 Accord, Honda made the surprise move of offering a continuously variable transmission (CVT) to help maximize fuel economy. Hitting higher mpg targets is, however, just one goal for the Japanese automaker and a new dual-clutch unit is on its way to help maintain the brand’s fun-to-drive reputation. Continue Reading...
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