The Corvette ZR1 Gets an Official Reveal in Late July

Chevy is set to expand the Corvette catalog again, this time with its most potent variant yet. The Corvette ZR1 will get an official reveal in July, according to the automaker, landing with what will almost certainly be an insanely powerful V8 and wild bodywork.

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Tesla Owners' Class-Action Suit Gets Green Light from a California Judge

Electric vehicles don’t require the same routine maintenance that gas models do, but they’re not completely repair-free. Tesla has made getting repairs a real headache for some owners, as the automaker hasn’t allowed them to get work done at third-party shops. That policy has led owners to seek class-action status against the company, and a California judge recently gave the group the green light to move forward with a suit.

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2024 Nissan Z Heritage Edition Announced With Retro Touches

Nissan has announced the 2024 Nissan Z Heritage Edition which “celebrates a legacy of sports car excitement.”

Likely aware that true sports cars are becoming tragically rare and sentimentality sells, Nissan has launched a few special edition models recently. The GT-R is getting a couple of limited variants designed to play heavily into its heritage as a tuner car and the Frontier is being issued a “Hardbody” appearance package designed to create a sense of nostalgia for the original pickup.

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The Tesla Model Y is the Most American-Made Vehicle On Sale Today

Years ago, Chevy had its “Heartbeat of America” ad campaign, which highlighted the brand’s impact on the country and its workers. Now, however, General Motors isn’t even in the top ten of the most American-made brands, as the list has been taken over by Tesla and Japanese automakers with domestic production lines.

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Report: A Third of New-Car Buyers Wouldn't Consider a Purchase Without Smartphone Mirroring

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are two of the most widespread and popular tech features in new cars today, and buyers aren’t shy about speaking their minds on the tech. A recent McKinsey & Co. survey found that around a third of buyers would not purchase a car without the smartphone mirroring features.

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Fisker Has Finally Filed Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

We’ve been hearing about Fisker’s downfall for months, but it finally appears that the automaker has reached the end of the road. Last night, the company officially filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy in Delaware, writing a post on its website confirming the development.

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Volvo S60 Ending U.S. Production, Sales

Another sedan is about to meet its demise on our market. At the end of the month, Volvo plans on ending production of the S60 in South Carolina and there has been confirmation that the model will not be imported.

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What’s Going On With Saudi Arabia and the Petrodollar?

On June 9th, Saudi Arabia decided against renewing a deal with the United States to continue trading oil in U.S. dollars. As this represents a major shift in international trade, many independent and foreign outlets claimed the nation dumping the “petrodollar” would fundamentally change the global market. However, we’re now seeing U.S. media running stories claiming that was all phony baloney reporting. Let’s take a quick look at what happened in the hopes we might wrangle some truth from the situation.

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Ford Unveils 1,400hp F-150 Lightning SuperTruck for Pikes Peak

Some spell ago, we brought you news about the shadowy teasers Ford was showing of their planned SuperTruck for Pikes Peak. Now, the Blue Oval has gone and released details about the whole enchilada – and it makes over 1,400 horsepower.

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Report: Tesla Model 3 Long Range All-Wheel Drive Could Become Eligible for EV Tax Credits

Tesla recently released the updated Model 3 sedan, but the refreshed model lost eligibility for federal tax credits in all but the top Performance trim. A handful of Reddit users are claiming that the situation has changed, however, stating that the Tesla app reflects the $7,500 credit for the Long Range All-Wheel Drive configuration.

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Toyota GR Boss: Brand Will Lean on Partnerships to Develop Future Sports Cars

Toyota deserves credit for its line of sports cars and manual-transmission offerings, but the Japanese auto giant isn’t planning to keep those efforts afloat by itself. Toyota Gazoo Racing (GR) president Tomoya Takahashi recently told reporters in Australia that the company would look to collaborations with other brands to continue making sports cars going forward.

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Nissan Gives the GT-R a Proper Sendoff with Two Limited-Edition Cars

The Nissan GT-R has been around for so long that it’d be easy to assume it would always be on sale, but that’s not the case. Nissan recently confirmed that the 2024 model year would be the car’s last, and to celebrate its sendoff, the automaker is releasing two limited-edition models.

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Volkswagen Overhauls Several Models for 2025

Volkswagen fans will be pleased to learn the German brand’s lineup for the 2025 model year will apparently be the freshest array of machines it’s had on sale in some spell.

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Elon Musk's $56 Billion Pay Package is Approved By Shareholders

If you’d like to earn $56 billion, a good place to start is to buy your way into an upstart EV manufacturer and then make as much noise as possible. Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently got an even bigger chunk of the company as shareholders approved his controversial pay package, which will make him one of the highest-paid corporate leaders in history.

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Tesla Extends FSD Transfer Period for "One More Period"

Tesla has been reticent to allow owners to transfer Full Self-Driving (FSD) tech to a new vehicle, but that stance appears to be softening. CEO Elon Musk recently confirmed that the automaker would allow owners to transfer FSD to a new purchase for “one more quarter.”

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Stellantis to Lean On Jeep to Boost Sales and Revenues

We recently reported on the Jeep brand’s 23rd consecutive win as the nation’s most patriotic car brand. While that’s a big honor for any American automaker, Stellantis wants to capitalize on that equity by leaning on the Jeep brand to boost revenues. The company said it expects Jeep sales to grow by 50 percent globally over the next three years, aiming for 1.5 million units by 2027.

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Report: Vehicle Supplies Remain Historically Low

While new-vehicle inventories have been on the rise this year, we’re still below the average supply levels witnessed prior to 2020. But we're getting closer.

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The 2024-2025 Chevrolet Corvette is Being Recalled for Potentially Faulty Seatbelt Retractors

One thing you really want to work well in a powerful sports car is your seatbelt, but some Corvette owners might find theirs unusable. Chevy is recalling 13,464 of the cars for an issue that could cause the seatbelt to become locked in a stowed position.

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Ford to Roll Back Model e Dealer Program

Ford wants to sell more EVs, but its Model e dealer program hasn’t been the success it hoped for. The automaker is now taking a step back from the requirements it created for the program, enabling all Ford dealers to sell electric models.

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The Government Has Issued More Than $1 Billion in EV Tax Credits This Year

Regardless of how you feel about EVs and the tax credits offered by the federal government, the truth is that people are using the incentives. Since January 1, EV buyers have seen more than $1 billion in savings on their purchases, with around 150,000 new and used vehicle sales so far this year.

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The EU Will Place Stout Tariffs On Chinese EVs Starting in July

President Biden made news earlier this year when he announced heavy tariffs on Chinese EVs, but the Americans won’t be the only ones imposing tariffs on vehicles from the country. The European Union plans to add as much as 38.1 percent on EVs shipped from China this summer, though individual duties on automakers will vary.

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Driving Dystopia: More Companies Found Covertly Sharing Driving Data, Raising Insurance Rates

With corporate media finally aware of the perils of connected vehicles, we’ve seen a rash of articles exploring how insurance rates have spiked due to automakers sharing user data. But they’re not the only ones: Phone apps are also a major vector for obtaining and shifting profitable driving data without their owners even being aware it’s happening. It’s another contributing factor to why the average insurance rate has risen between 25 and 40 percent in 2024.

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Jeep is Ranked the Most Patriotic Brand for the 23rd year in a Row

Though Memorial Day marks the start of summer for many Americans, July 4th is the official holiday of summer. The annual ranking of the most patriotic brands has landed as we approach the holiday, and Jeep has again taken the top spot.

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Every Karma Revero is Being Recalled Over Turn Signals

A recall has been issued for just about every Karma Revero EV sold inside the United States over an intermittent issue with the turn signals that place the model out of compliance with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS). While the defect isn’t dangerous in itself, the fact that turn signals could fail can exacerbate the likelihood of a crash.

If you’re unfamiliar with the Revero, don’t feel bad. Most people have never seen one.

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BMW Offering Significant Discounts On the Polarizing XM SUV

Despite its legitimately impressive performance, the BMW XM hasn’t been a blockbuster hit. Its price and, um, controversial styling are the most likely culprits, but BMW’s new offer (somewhat) takes care of half of those challenges. The SUV is available with a $17,500 lease discount and a $15k purchase incentive.

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UAW President Shawn Fain Under Investigation for Alleged Retaliation

UAW president Shawn Fain had a blockbuster 2023, winning a significant victory in the union’s battle for better pay and benefits from Detroit’s big three automakers. Despite another win organizing VW’s Tennessee plant, Fain’s 2024 isn’t shaping up to be as meteoric as last year. The leader is facing an independent investigation over claims that he retaliated against other union officials.

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Mazda3 Price Lowered for 2025

In a rare Uno Reverse moment, the crew at Mazda has reduced the price of entry for the generally excellent Mazda3.

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Gas War: Did the Biden Administration Relax or Tighten U.S. Vehicle Emissions?

If you pursued the news over the weekend, you undoubtedly saw articles claiming that the Biden administration both relaxed and tightened U.S. vehicle emissions standards. While often framed as complex, the reality is that the White House has repeatedly stressed its desire to push Americans toward electric vehicles and has instituted regulatory goals to that aim. However, it has softened on earlier proposals that would have set the standards even higher.

Let’s dig into what happened and the possible implications of the updated standards.

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Volkswagen Again Teases the 2025 Golf R

The Golf R represents the current pinnacle of Volkswagen’s performance offerings in the United States, but despite rumors of its demise, the automaker will release an updated car for the 2025 model year. VW recently teased the revised eighth-generation car, saying that it would debut on June 26.

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Nissan Will Pay You $1,000 to Buy a Leaf if You Own a Chevy Bolt

If you own a Chevy Bolt and have considered buying a Nissan Leaf, this could be your time to shine. Nissan is offering Bolt owners a $1,000 credit towards buying a Leaf, and nationally, the automaker has lease specials as low as $100 monthly.

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In the Hot Seat: The Kia Telluride Is Being Recalled Over Fire Fears

Kia’s Telluride just went under a recall advisory over a defect pertaining to power seats. Based on documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the front power seat motor on the affected vehicles could overheat due to a stuck slide knob. Since the situation can result in a fire, Kia plans on recalling a whopping 462,869 examples inside of the United States.

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Blazing Saddles: Mustang Recalled for Fire Risk

Leaking clutch fluid could cause conflagration in some examples of the 2024 Mustang, leading Ford to issue a recall on the popular pony car.

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Rivian Updated the R1T and R1S with More Power, Better Tech, and Updated Drivetrain Features

The Rivian R1T and R1S have mostly lived up to their initial hype, but they were getting a little long in the tooth compared to the new offerings hitting the market. That said, Rivian recently announced updates to the pair that should help their cause, and the changes bring some stunning specs.

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VW Is Shifting EV Investment Dollars to Fund Further ICE Development

Volkswagen hasn’t given up on its electrification plans, but it plans to shift some of its EV-designated funds to continue developing gas engines. Company Chief Financial Officer Arno Antlitz said the automaker would spend around $65 billion to “keep our combustion cars competitive.”

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You Can Buy Willow Springs Raceway

Racetracks changing hands isn’t a story that always comes with a happy ending, but we’re hoping that the sale of Willow Springs Raceway in California ends positively. The track is listed on Loopnet after being owned by the same family for 62 years.

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The Mopar 2024 Jeep Gladiator Gets Appearance Upgrades But Not Much Else

Jeep might be several miles down the road on its electrification plans, but that hasn’t stopped the automaker from working to promote and sell new gas vehicles. The Gladiator receives Jeep’s special edition treatment for 2024, entering the model year with a Mopar model that will hit the streets with a range of upgrades over the standard model, including unique Rubicon graphics, exclusive interior and exterior touches, and a super-limited production run of 250 units.

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Toyota Debuts the 2025 Crown Signia SUV

Toyota’s Crown brand has been around for decades but has never had a significant foothold in the U.S. market. That’s about to change in a more substantial way than has already happened. While the Crown sedan debuted in the U.S. for the 2024 model year, the automaker recently announced plans to release the Crown Signia, an SUV that fills the gap left by the recently departed Venza.

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Driving Dystopia: NYC Stalls Congestion Charging Scheme

New York City was to become the first metropolitan area in the United States to implement European-style fees for people driving through high-traffic areas. It even spent hundreds of millions of dollars installing camera systems across Manhattan to achieve this. However, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced on Wednesday that the plan would be delayed just days before it was to go into effect so that the state could reconsider the program — a complete reversal of her earlier position.

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Report: Stellantis May Cut Loose Suppliers to Cope With EV Costs

Stellantis is reportedly considering dumping some of its suppliers to help offset the massive costs associated in transitioning to all-electric vehicles. As part of its Dare Forward 2030 strategy, the automaker plans on investing at least €50 billion toward electrification over the next decade and looks like it'll need every penny.

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Spotify’s Car Thing Is a Cautionary Tale About Connected Automotive Products

Spotify has found itself on the receiving end of consumer backlash after announcing it would no longer continue support of its Car Thing media device. The company discontinued the unit shortly after its release and has since confirmed it will be launching a firmware update at the end of 2024 that will render it inoperable — exposing itself to a class action lawsuit from customers demanding refunds.

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Report: Seattle Terrorized By Lone Dodge Charger

Once in a while we see a story about a young person with a muscle-car terrorizing local residents in a major city. Today, we have another -- this one involves a 20-year-old who appears wealthy, a Dodge Challenger Hellcat, and social media. The usual ingredients.

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Japanese Automakers Are in the Midst of a Domestic Scandal

Japanese manufacturers are in the middle of a minor crisis after the nation’s transport ministry noticed irregularities in the certification process of several domestic models before launching a formal investigation. Toyota, Mazda, Honda, Suzuki, and Yamaha Motor have all been faulted with submitting either incorrect or intentionally misleading information in regard to vehicle certifications.

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Report: Elon Musk Rerouted Nvidia Chips Destined for Tesla to X

Elon Musk has been under scrutiny for the way he handles his duties at Tesla for a while now, and a recently uncovered email won’t help his case. CNBC recently obtained emails that show Musk asking Nvidia to prioritize processor shipments to his social media company, X, over Tesla.

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Listen: This is the 2026 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

Though it’s not the bargain it once was, the Chevy Corvette remains one of the best values in performance cars, especially with its move to a mid-engine layout. The Corvette Z06 debuted for the 2023 model year, bringing the car’s performance to a new level with its flat-plane-crank V8, and now, the automaker is nearing the release of an even crazier variant: The ZR1.

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Ford CEO Farley Again Promises Profitable, Affordable EVs for the Masses

Ford loses more than six figures on every EV that it sells, but that hasn’t tempered CEO Jim Farley’s ambitions. Speaking with Yahoo Finance, Farley said his company aims to develop affordable EVs that compete with the rising tide of Chinese models.

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Investigation Opened into Nissan Airbags - Different Ones, This Time

In  further news about older Nissan vehicles getting the stink eye from regulators, the NHTSA is investigating over 74,000 decade-old Rogue Select crossovers for unexpected airbag deployment.

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Auto Lobby Wants Input on Government EV Policy Before Changes Are Made

Despite aggressively pushing for all-electric vehicles to supplant combustion models, the United States government seems to have suddenly realized that such a move could have some rather serious unintended consequences. This is nothing new, as U.S. regulations have shaped vehicle trends in ways the average motorist couldn’t even imagine. With that in mind, the automotive lobby wants to ensure it has the ear of legislators before they do anything that cannot be undone.

But the real question is: What exactly does it want?

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Kia is Suing a Former Dealer for Shady Business Practices and Misrepresenting Sales

Dan O’Brien auto group used to operate three Kia stores in New Hampshire and Massachusetts, but the automaker isn’t happy with how things ended. In early May, it filed a lawsuit against the dealer, claiming racketeering, fraud, and stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in incentives.

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Nissan is Done Investing in New Gas Engines

Nissan is bucking the trend of automakers hanging onto combustion engines for as long as possible. Speaking with the Australian magazine Drive, a company executive said its future lies in electrification and noted that it would not invest in new internal combustion powertrain technologies.

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Buick Details the Upcoming 2025 Enclave SUV

Buick refreshed the Enclave in 2022 but has left it alone for the last two model years. That’s changing in 2025, but the automaker’s main change is renaming the SUV’s trim levels.

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It’s a Gas: Fiat Set to Offer 500 Hatchback with Internal Combustion

Whilst the little Fiat 500 is presently only available with an all-electric powertrain, reports have surfaced that the Italian marque will soon offer the scamp with a gasoline-powered engine as well – potentially as early as the 2026 calendar year.

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GM's NACS Transition Still On Track After Tesla Supercharger Turmoil

The future of Tesla’s Supercharger team is anyone’s guess at this point, but that hasn’t slowed GM’s march toward adopting the automaker’s North American Charging Standard (NACS). GM will soon join Ford and Rivian as early adopters of the technology, with an official telling InsideEVs that it plans to “stick to the timeline that we previously announced.”

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Jeep Details the New All-Electric Wagoneer S

We first heard about the all-electric Jeep Wagoneer S a while back, and the automaker recently detailed specs and performance for the sleek SUV. While it will retain some of the brand’s off-road prowess, the S will also sport breathtaking acceleration and more screens than are probably necessary.

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Hyundai Sued by Labor Department for Child Labor

A couple of years ago, reports of child labor began dogging Hyundai, and it appears the government is finally ready to do something about it. The Department of Labor sued the automaker this week, naming three defendants: Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama LLC, SMART Alabama LLC, and Best Practice Service LLC.

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The NHTSA Wants More Information From Tesla On Steering Loss Issues

Tesla, already under the NHTSA’s microscope, is facing more scrutiny over reports that some Model 3 and Model Y vehicles lost power steering. The agency posted a letter to its website earlier this week, asking for Tesla’s record on the vehicles by July 24.

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Please Pick an Actual Color for Your Next Car Purchase

Our roads are becoming more monotone than ever before. iSeeCars recent study found that 80 percent of the cars on our roads are painted grayscale colors, with gray , white, black, and silver being the most popular “colors” in the country.

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VinFast and Mitsubishi to Collab on After-Sales Service (and Recycling Used Cooking Oil)

Perhaps answering at least some of the questions we all have about VinFast and its long-term plans in this country, owner Vingroup announced this morning it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Mitsubishi to explore providing after-sales services in international markets. Mitsu will also establish a working group to collect used cooking oil.


Wait, what?

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2025 Cadillac Optiq Debuts As Compact Luxury Electric For The Whole World

General Motors’ luxury arm has just previewed the Cadillac Optic — which looks to be offering a tad more utility than the brand’s larger Lyriq EV. While it debuted in Paris, the model is to become a global model and suit the taste of luxury-minded consumers the world over.

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VW Commits to a Very Cheap EV – in Europe

It was only a short spell ago that we all learned Volkswagen is hitting the pause button on the ID.7 in this country, deferring to changing market dynamics as a reason for the move. Now, the brand is eagerly posting about the imminent introduction of a cheap-as-chips EV – in Europe.

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Have a Hoopty Nissan? Park It!

In what is surely one of the oddest advisements from a major automaker in recent memory, Nissan has published a do-not-drive order for cars which have likely been recycled into tin cans some spell ago.

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  • Canam23 My old boss had a Seville STS with the Northstar that he would lend me when I wanted to drive from LA to Vegas. I have to admit that I loved it. Compared to my father-in-laws FWD Deville with the 4.1, the Seville was smooth, fast, comfortable and nice handling. It also was stingy on gas. Fortunately he never had a problem with his Northstar motor and I still think fondly of that car today.
  • V16 I'm sure you could copy and paste most of the "NO" responses to 1960's Japanese sourced vehicles.
  • Canam23 I believe the Chinese are entirely capable of building good cars, BYD has shown that they are very forward thinking and their battery technology is very good, BUT, I won't buy one because I don't believe in close to slave labor conditions, their animosity to the west, the lack of safety conditions for their workers and also the tremendous amount of pollution their factories produce. It's not an equal playing field and when I buy a car I want it made with as little pollution as possible in decent working conditions and paying a livable wage. I find it curious that people are taking swipes at the UAW in this thread because you can clearly see what horrific labor conditions exist in China, no union to protect them. I also don't own an iphone, I prefer my phones made where there aren't nets around to catch possible suicide jumpers. I am currently living in France, Citroen makes their top model in China, but you see very few. BYD has yet to make an impression here and the French government has recently imposed huge tariffs on Chinese autos. Currently the ones I see the most are the new MG's, mostly electric cars that remind me of early Korean cars, but they are progressing. In fact, the French buy very little Chinese goods, they are very protective of their industries.
  • Jerry Haan I have these same lights, and the light output, color, and coverage is amazing!Be aware, these lights interfere with AM and FM radio reception with the stereoreceiver I have in my garage. When the lights are on, I all the AM stations havelots of static, and there are only a couple of FM stations that are clear. When Iturn the lights off, all the radio stations work fine. I have tried magnetic cores on the power cords of the lights, that did not makeany change. The next thing I am going to try is mounting an antenna in my atticto get them away from the lights. I contacted the company for support, they never responded.
  • Lou_BC Are Hot Wheels cars made in China?