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Manual transmissions are becoming scarcer by the day, making rev matching a rare talent. But with manufacturers beginning to automate the process, will the practice be lost forever?


We've Seen This Sort Of Backwards Messaging Before, GM

Like the Anthem ad from a few years ago, Chevy's new Elevator commercial takes aim at pure electric vehicles. You know, the kind GM also sells.


Diesel as a viable engine choice in the US may go down with VW's reputation among its loyal customers after the automaker's alleged emissions cheating.


How VW handles its diesel scandal will have great impacts for current and future customers. Here are three things the company can do to keep people happy.


Big Numbers Don't Always Tell The Tale

Almost any car can get to the million-mile mark, but it takes a special group of people before and after to make it happen.


Why is the band Night Riots on stage next to the Honda Civic for the car's reveal? It seems Honda is trying to recapture its former core audience.


When it comes to the realm of automotive performance, conventional wisdom can occasionally be outright delusional. Here are five myths that could use a dose of reality.


The trend toward downsizing and turbocharging has had a negative effect on the "turbo" badge. We look at why automakers are so hesitant to use it today.


An entertainment-type Angeleno explains why she chose a Prius and shares her opinion of the 2016 model that was just unveiled.


Sergio Marchionne is very publicly seeking a merger between FCA and GM. It may work out well for him, but is it the right choice for the long haul?


As smaller manufacturers look for ways to stay viable, wholly unique models are becoming a thing of the past. Will that hurt the image or experience?


Kids These Days Don't Like Cars? We Think Not

Yes, kids today have more options besides car ownership. No, that doesn't necessarily mean fewer people like cars.


And No, We're Not Talking About A New Escalade EXT

While Cadillac spends money on building an international stable of cars, the American market and its thirst for fancy pickups is being ignored. We argue that it's time for a better effort than the Escalade EXT.


Autoline On Autoblog With John McElroy

At a time when car companies are putting more emphasis on the interior craftsmanship of their cars, several of the supplier companies which dominate the interiors business are running for the exits, or are getting ready to.


This Might Not Be Your Typical Muscle Car

News that the revived Barracuda will likely land in showrooms as a Dodge model has caused some ire among the Mopar faithful, but what ends up under the hood could be far more worrisome.


Instead Of Fighting Hackers, They're Fighting The Messengers

More than anyone, Chris Valasek and Charlie Miller are responsible for alerting Americans to the hacking perils awaiting them in their modern-day cars.


Autoline On Autoblog With John McElroy

The US auto market is on pace for record sales this year. But the percentage of the population buying new cars is declining. Why? Stagnant wages.


Focusing On Human-Caused Fender-Benders Misses The Point

Here we go again. Google reported Thursday another one of its self-driving cars was involved in a traffic accident earlier this month. The crash occurred near the company's Mountain View, Calif., headquarters July 1.


Undermining Aluminum As A Material Is Just Bad Marketing

Chevrolet has a new trio of videos that tout the Silverado's high-strength steel and cast aspersions on the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150. It's cowardly marketing at its worst.


Which $10,000 Coupe From The '80s Would You Choose?

The last time I roped a coworker into an automotive debate, I lost. Resoundingly, I might add. Still, 2,385 voters chose to cast their lots for the Fiat 500 Abarth, as opposed to 5,273 choosing the Ford Fiesta ST, and so I can rest easy in the knowledge that at least 30 percent of you, dear readers, see things my way. I still like to think we have more fun, too.


As enthusiasts, we love cars from all parts of the world. Whether they be supercars from Italy, luxury sedans from Germany or tiny urban runabouts from Japan, as long as they're interesting and well-designed for their intended purpose, we're location-agnostic when it comes to picking favorites.

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