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Increased SUV sales accompany a rise in pedestrian fatalities

Increased SUV sales accompany a rise in pedestrian fatalities.

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With the Chevy Blazer's return, let's pour one out for its Oldsmobile sibling

With the Chevy Blazer's return, let's pour one out for its Oldsmobile sibling.

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How premium offerings made aftermarket audio all but obsolete

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Thirst for oil outpaces supply, coal use up — and so is carbon output

Thirst for oil outpaces supply, coal use up — and so is carbon output.

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We both can and can't believe Ford would support this

We both can and can't believe Ford would support this.

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Bad headlines, but also good ones, are all part of the Tesla story

His focus is distracted from building Tesla cars at scale.

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Hint: It's the autoworkers the president says he's helping

Hint: It's the autoworkers the president says he's helping.

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Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

Not Android Auto — Android Automotive, the OS starting with Audi, Volvo

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The rumored Kona N will need competition, after all

We've learned that Hyundai's engineers are working on a high-performance N version of the Hyundai Kona subcompact crossover SUV. And while people might cringe at the idea of putting effort into making a crossover sporty, we're not opposed to the idea. It worked pretty well in the case of the Nissan Juke Nismo RS, and now that it's gone, really the only sporty little crossover left is the Mini Countryman S and John Cooper Works. And if we're stuck in a crossover world, why not have ones that are

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Though a convenience feature, it automatically shuts car off in park

Today, The New York Times published an article about more than two dozen deaths related to drivers leaving their cars running, closing their garages and later succumbing to carbon monoxide poisoning. The reason has been identified as "keyless start" features, or proximity entry and push-button start, where owners don't need to physically handle a key or fob to gain entry into the vehicle or start it. It is the latest, and deadliest, issue raised with this system after those related to security a

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Will America still turn to Ford for cheap, dependable transportation?

So Ford is getting out of the sedan business in North America. Not a big surprise. All the signs have been there for months, going back to when the automaker announced it was offshoring Focus production and canceling plans to redesign the Fusion. And yet it seems strange that a Detroit Three car company would no longer sell Americans that most American of conveyances — the basic family sedan.

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Sleeping among the machines, he has underestimated humans

Elon Musk is not using one of those tarps that cover coils of aluminum delivered to the Tesla stamping facility as his blanket. Nor is he resting his head on a pillow made from absorbent mats used to deal with factory spills. At least it is unlikely.

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News, opinions and notes from the New York Auto Show

Volkswagen is taking a hard look at a pickup truck, the Lincoln Aviator is back, and you love old Subarus (we'll explain). The New York Auto Show returned last week with flair and a wide range of promising reveals. Let's break down some of the big news, plus a few things you might have missed.

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U.S. manual fans helped convince Porsche to stick with the stick

The knowledge that smoothly riding that wave into third gear and beyond is going to require skill, timing and a degree of expertise beyond a fingertip on a paddle is the reward I want from a car such as the GT3.

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Ford SmartLink may be a tall ask for niceties customers simply expect

When it was first introduced in 2007, there was nothing like the original Ford Sync system, since it allowed car owners to connect and use a portable device better than anything that came before it. It took competitors awhile to catch up. But now Ford is the one playing catchup.

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With autonomy, like other technologies, we will learn from our mistakes

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Praise be to Recaro, bringer of bolsters and thigh support

We all know the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a truly wonderful car. It takes everything delightful about cars and driving and distills it into a compact and lightweight package. It's a car anyone can enjoy. My wife, who until recently has shown no real interest in sports cars beyond their design, wants one. I want one, too, but I couldn't get past the Miata's terrible seats. For 2018, there's finally an alternative.

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Our completely made-up idea that could bring the Mazda6 Wagon here

If it works for Buick, why not let Mazda take a whack?

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From Tradesman to Laramie, mild to wild

Ram has launched the online configuration tool for the 2019 Ram 1500 pickup truck. There's a version for everyone including work trucks and luxury vehicles.

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