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Top 12 Car Features that Sound New but Actually Aren’t

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A dozen seemingly high-tech automotive innovations that are older than you might expect. Continue Reading...

Lotus Sells Out, Offers Exige S with Automatic

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In an effort to make its products more appealing to a broader audience Lotus has expanded its Exige range by offering a model with an automatic transmission. Continue Reading...

EPA Makes BMW Correct MINI Fuel-Economy Figures

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Hyundai and Ford aren’t the only manufacturers that have been forced to revise their fuel-economy scores. Now BMW is joining this hall of shame. Continue Reading...

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

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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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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...

Shifting Trends: Is the Manual Transmission Doomed?

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Manual transmissions have always been idolized and are generally reserved for the ultimate sporty-cars, but how does a stick shift compare to its automated counterpart? Continue Reading...