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 |  May 09 2014, 1:32 PM

Should I Buy Chinese-Made Tires?

Good press for Chinese manufacturing is hard to come by these days. American consumers have faced numerous issues with products imported from the country. Lead-laced toys, melamine-tainted toothpaste and pet-food recalls are a few incidents that come to mind. But what about tires? Should you trust your life to bargain rubber?

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 |  May 04 2014, 3:32 PM

wireless-connectivity Today’s car shoppers are all about wireless connectivity in their vehicles. Continue Reading…

 |  May 04 2014, 12:45 PM

2014-Ford-F-150-FX4-Tremor

Pickups, minivans and automotive tech – that’s what captured the attention of automotive enthusiasts this week.

AutoGuide.com‘s review of the 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor was our most watched video this week but not far behind in views was our look into the future of automotive infotainment at QNX. And though the market is slowly fading, our minivan comparison got its fair share of interest.

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 |  May 02 2014, 9:45 AM

Traffic Light Hackers

Like something out of a movie, security company IOActive has discovered that the traffic-control systems found in nearly every state of the Union are vulnerable to hackers. What’s even more distressing is that it doesn’t take a supercomputer to compromise these technologies.

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 |  Apr 29 2014, 1:02 PM

volvo

If you happen to be in Gothenburg, Sweden there’s a chance you’ll see a self-driving Volvo vehicle.

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 |  Apr 25 2014, 8:02 AM

Tesla Model S Reliability

Tesla’s Model S sedan scored an unprecedented “99 out of 100″ from Consumer Reports last year, but the glowing endorsement from this influential publication could turn out to be short lived. Sources indicate the reliability of this car may have taken a slide.

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 |  Apr 23 2014, 8:02 AM

mini-connected-xl-journey-mate

MINI wants you to have “a friend with many benefits” while you’re on the road.

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 |  Apr 17 2014, 11:45 AM

Mazda Skyactiv Chassis

Despite its dainty proportions the Mazda Miata is always a big deal, especially when there’s a new one on the way. To help celebrate this iconic roadster’s 25th anniversary the company brought in a throng of historic models and put ‘em on display here at the New York Auto Show.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 7:06 PM

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concep

Land Rover is synonymous with off roading the way McDonalds is to fast food or the airline industry is to terrible service. This rough-and-tumble British brand revealed its cutting-edge Discovery Vision concept right here in the urban jungle of Manhattan.

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 |  Apr 16 2014, 4:14 PM

Land-Rover-Discovery-Vision-1

At the 2014 New York Auto Show, Land Rover announced the 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport, a new compact SUV that uses design cues and features based on its Discovery Vision Concept Car.

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 |  Apr 14 2014, 8:00 PM

Land-Rover-Discovery-Vision-Concept

Teasing a tomorrow full of futuristic in-car technologies, Land Rover’s new Discovery concept was just revealed in New York.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 11:32 AM

Plantura Plant-Based Plastic

Not only does oil provide the motive force for automobiles, ships and aircraft, it’s also used to make plastic, a material that our modern world is literally built from. Look around, you’re probably surrounded by it right now. But not all polymers are magically created out of crude hydrocarbons siphoned from the earth’s crust, some can be made from plants.

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 |  Apr 09 2014, 10:02 AM

McLaren 12C Engine

Like other supercars, McLarens are rarer than Sasquatch-fur coats. It’s hard enough to steal a glimpse of one at an auto show, but the chances of seeing one on the street are about as good as commuting to work on the back of a Pegasus.

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 |  Apr 08 2014, 12:12 PM

REM Polished Gears

Automotive finishes are important. Car buyers expect their new rides to have lustrous, durable paint that withstands the test of time. Nobody wants to see dull spots or drips on their $35,000 baby. Not surprisingly a vehicle’s internal components can also benefit from careful attention to detail.

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 |  Mar 28 2014, 11:31 AM

Audi Q5/Detail

Smaller, more sophisticated engines are on deck at Audi with technologies that will characterize the company’s future products. 

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 12:22 PM

Lotus Exige S Titanium

Titanium, it’s both light and strong… and pretty expensive. But the benefits may out-“weight” the tradeoffs for Lotus, as the premium sports-car builder is exploring the dusty silver-hued metal for use in its vehicles.

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 11:47 AM

Porsche Cayman S

Not even Porsche is immune to pressure from governments and customers to improve fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The legendary German sports-car builder will offer a four-cylinder engine in future versions of both its Boxster and Cayman models.

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 |  Mar 21 2014, 10:15 AM

2016 Audi R8 Spy Photos

What is this, spy-photo Friday? First our intrepid picture-makers nabbed the 2015 Subaru Outback driving in Europe, then they tagged the new Audi A6 cavorting in the snow. Now they’ve sent us images of the German company’s upcoming 2016 Audi R8 supercar. Excited? You should be.

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 |  Mar 19 2014, 1:06 PM

GM New Ecotec Engine Family

General Motors unveiled its brand-new family of Ecotec small-displacement engines at its Powertrain Headquarters in Pontiac, Mich. this morning. The lineup will include 11 separate powerplants in both three- and four-cylinder configurations.

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 |  Mar 19 2014, 9:45 AM

volvo-connected-cloud-safety

Volvo is developing another use or connected car technology meant to improve driving safety.

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 |  Mar 12 2014, 1:38 PM

Ferrari California T Engine

The Geneva Motor Show always plays host to a throng of exciting ultra-high-performance automobiles and this year’s installment was no exception. Lamborghini revealed its sultry new Huracán, McLaren unwrapped the alluring 650S and even Pagani’s outlandish Zonda Revolución made a showing. But the folks in Maranello, Italy were not to be out done.

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 |  Mar 12 2014, 9:10 AM

Presidential Limo

Believe it or not the U.S. Department of Homeland Security does more than just waste travelers’ time at airports, confiscating toothpaste and books of matches. The government organization actually has a hand to play in the presidential limo, which is expected to be replaced by the time our next commander in chief takes office in 2017.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 11:30 AM

Volvo Self Driving Cars

Arguably autonomous cars are the next major hurdle facing both automakers and supplier companies. It seems like the entire industry is working on self-driving vehicles, including Volvo.

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 |  Mar 10 2014, 9:01 AM

audi online traffic light information system

In-car internet has advantages that go well beyond checking Facebook, with Audi preparing to launch a new technology that will allow cars to interact with traffic lights, saving both time and fuel.

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