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Ferrari LaFerrari

Terrific. But what'll they do for an encore?
| May 28, 2013
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Vile Gossip

The Second-Best Job Ever

Being a crash-test dummy.
| May 21, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

The Slightly Eco Supercar: LaFerrari Versus P1

Thousands thronged the Ferrari stand at Geneva’s motor show for the debut of the machine called simply, and not a little curiously, LaFerrari.
| May 20, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Do It Yourself. Or Maybe Don't.

In my line of work, I'm constantly reminded of my mechanical ignorance.
| Apr 29, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

The Karma of Fisker

There's a lot to like about the plug-in Fisker Karma.
| Apr 15, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Free the Fiat 500

It was no surprise in 2009 when large swathes of America's Fourth Estate, Automotive Division, practicing a sort of misguided car nationalism, moaned and groaned about Chrysler's takeover by Fiat.
| Mar 18, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

When Consumer Reports Met the Maverick

One of the long-standing raps against Consumer Reports has been that when rating cars it’s prone to overlooking crucial matters like driving fun, lateral g’s, and smoky-burnout capability, focusing instead on minor concerns like safety, fuel economy, reliability, and predictable handling.
| Feb 28, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

A Little Pick-Me-Up

Last year, Ford, Chrysler, and GM sold 1,514,176 full-size pickup trucks. America’s car dealers also moved thousands of Toyota Tundras and Tacomas, Nissan Titans and Frontiers, and even 490 Dodge Dakotas.
| Feb 27, 2013
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Dyer Consequences

Forget the 2014 Vette...

By the time you read this, the details of the new C7 Corvette will be public knowledge. But what about the C8?
| Feb 25, 2013
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Vile Gossip

A Car Guy's Triumph

Mark Reuss and the Stingray.
| Feb 14, 2013
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Noise, Vibration & Harshness

Preparedness Begins At Home

Driving around the other day, I kept forgetting that my car had electrical power even though it had gobs of the stuff.
| Jan 30, 2013

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