In Review: 2021 Subaru Impreza

I enjoyed my time with the Subaru Impreza; it could have used a bit more power, but I found it practical, fun-to-drive, and good on gas. Check out the particulars in my review at [Author: Jil McIntosh]
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Here’s What 2021 Jawa 42 Exhaust Sounds Like [Video]

Classic Legends launched the 2021 Jawa 42 in India last month. The new...
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Four-Wheeling to the eastern Baboquivari Trailhead

 Mariko and I spent most of the morning, with temperatures in the 50s and under sunny skies, driving to the trailhead for the eastern trail to the Baboquivari Peak.The first quarter of the drive, I was able to drive in 2WD.  Once things got seriously rocky and "technical" with large dips, furrows, boulders, fist-sized rocks or bigger along with lots of loose gravel, it was time for 4WD.I even had to go into 4 Low on the transfer case for the steep bits, both up and down.  During the whole outbou...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Border Patrol, Yamaha, Yagi, Mariko, RV Trips, NWR, Baboquivari, Arivaca Road, Mariko Drives, Baboquivari Trailhead

Four-Wheeling to the western Baboquivari Trailhead

 Mariko and I spent most of the morning, with temperatures in the 50s and under sunny skies, driving to the trailhead for the western trail to the Baboquivari Peak.The first quarter of the drive, I was able to drive in 2WD.  Once things got seriously rocky and "technical" with large dips, furrows, boulders, fist-sized rocks or bigger along with lots of loose gravel, it was time for 4WD.I even had to go into 4 Low on the transfer case for the steep bits, both up and down.  During the whole outbou...
Tags: Motorcycles, Arizona, Border Patrol, Yamaha, Yagi, Mariko, RV Trips, NWR, Mariko Drives, Baboquivari Trailhead, Arrivaca Road

Proton Saga - Malaysian Auto Icon - Spotted In Pakistan Ahead Of Launch

Proton, a Malaysian automobile company, will soon be launching its second...
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Canoo unveils a cute electric pickup truck that’s ready for the outdoors

California-based startup Canoo's third electric vehicle is a 600-horsepower pickup truck with plenty of space for people and gear. It's due in 2023.
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Luminar, Volvo subsidiary partner to sell automated driving systems to automakers

Luminar Technologies has deepened ties with Volvo Cars to develop and eventually sell an automated driving system for highways to other automakers. The partnership, announced Thursday, is between Luminar and Volvo’s self-driving software subsidiary Zenseact. The two companies are combining their tech to create what Luminar founder and CEO Austin Russell described as a “holistic autonomous vehicle stack”  made for production vehicles. Volvo will be the first customer. Russell and Zenseact CEO Ödg...
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Auto Insurers Owe California Drivers More Pandemic Refunds, State Says

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS13) — Auto insurers shortchanged California drivers on refunds ordered last year as crash rates and injuries dropped during the coronavirus pandemic, the state’s insurance regulator said Thursday. Traffic plummeted after California Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed the nation’s first stay-home order a year ago to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But insurers said dangerous driving trends have worsened even as the number of miles driven declined. Collisions dropped by 55% and...
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Do homebuyer ‘love letters’ violate fair housing laws?

What if it’s time to move after spending 40 years teaching piano in the living room of your home? What if you receive six offers to buy your home, and one of them includes a letter explaining that the buyers’ daughter is an accomplished pianist, including a photo of the family gathered around the piano, with a Christmas tree visible in the background? What if you accept the offer from the piano-playing family – who happen to share your ethnic and religious background? In a competitive housing ma...
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2021 Maybach S 580 Tips the Scales at $184,900

Yesterday, Maybach heralded the arrival of the S 580, with the type of announcement you’d expect if you started at $184,900, or roughly 69 percent of the $269,039 median home price nationwide, according to Considering that Beverly Hills, California is the only place in the U.S. where I’ve seen more Maybachs on the street […] The post 2021 Maybach S 580 Tips the Scales at $184,900 appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Technology, Germany, Luxury, Autos, Sales And Marketing, Mercedes-benz, Zillow, Beverly Hills California, Maybach, News Blog, Mild Hybrid

50 Years On, The Lamborghini Countach Is Still Our Favorite Automotive Paradox

March of 2021 marks the 50th birthday of the immortal Countach. If that makes you feel old, well, it should. To say that the Lamborghini Countach had an impact is sort of like saying J. Robert Oppenheimer was good with chemicals. The Countach was a design and performance explosion that basically re-wrote what a sports car could be and set a new benchmark for what was cool enough to put on a poster. Ain’t Noise Pollution . . . I think it’s fair to say the Lamborghini Countach was the firs...
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Understanding Ute Hire in Adelaide, SA

If you visit a construction site, you will find a lot of tools and equipment that are used to make work easier. Every piece of equipment in a construction site is used to perform a task and with the right personnel handling them, set goals and objectives will be achieved. One of the things you are likely to see on a construction site is a Ute. It is an Australian term for describing vehicles that have an open area or tray behind the passenger space. The term “Ute” is derived from the word util...
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GM partners with startup SolidEnergy Systems to pack more energy in its batteries

GM’s venture arm invested in battery startup SolidEnergy Systems five years ago. Now, GM is tapping the MIT spinout to help it pack more energy into its batteries, the latest in a string of moves by the automaker aimed at accelerating its shift to electric vehicles. GM president Mark Reuss, who announced the partnership Thursday at a Washington Post Live conference, said the work with SolidEnergy Systems to improve the energy density of lithium-ion batteries will hopefully drive mass adoption o...
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Tesla Bumps up Pricing on Most Models

Tesla quietly increased pricing on several models via its website this week, with the new Model S Plaid Plus representing the largest jump. The performance variant is said to be capable of 200 mph and breezing through 60 mph in under 2 seconds. It also boasts the brand’s updated interior and an alleged range of 520 […] The post Tesla Bumps up Pricing on Most Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Win a 2021 Aston Martin DBX & $20,000 Cash!

When you are rushing between work meetings, church activities, band practice, and grocery shopping, a fast SUV with a practical edge and upscale finishes is a refuge during the hustle. In this latest Omaze campaign, you can win a 2021 DBX, Aston Martin’s first all-wheel drive “family car.” With this kind of high performance, all wrapped up in punctuality and practicality (of course), the DBX could cause even James Bond himself to settle into a more quiet life. Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog...
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How Engineers Prepare the Infiniti QX60 for Cold Weather

Infiniti has given us an inside look at the development of the new QX60. We have seen how engineers test the nine-speed automatic and how they use “Belgian blocks” for towing and durability testing. And now, in this video, we have cold-weather testing in Alaska, northern Quebec, and Michigan as engineers refine the all-wheel drive system.   The 2022 Infiniti QX60 will arrive in the United States and Canada later this year. Original article: How Engineers Prepare the Infiniti QX60 for Cold Wea...
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Rare Rides: A 1951 Pegaso Z-102 GT Berlinetta, Prototype Luxury Coupe

Today’s Rare Ride hails from a Spanish company that made some very fast sports coupes for a very short while. Let’s find out some more about Pegaso. Pegaso was founded in 1946 in Barcelona, Spain. Its parent company was Enasa, a firm founded that same year after it purchased the assets of the Spanish portion […] The post Rare Rides: A 1951 Pegaso Z-102 GT Berlinetta, Prototype Luxury Coupe appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Mitsubishi Tries Harder in 2021 J.D. Power Study

Mitsubishi Motors’ third-place ranking in the latest J.D. Power Customer Service Index (CSI) indicates the brand is trying harder to improve the experience for service done under warranty and or customer pay. Up one spot from 2020 among non-premium, mass-market nameplates, Mini ranked the highest with a score of 864, Buick ranked second at 859, followed […] The post Mitsubishi Tries Harder in 2021 J.D. Power Study appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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The 2021 Volkswagen ID. 4 ticks all the boxes, except one

Volkswagen, once a dabbler in electric vehicles, is now betting its future on the technology. And the new Volkswagen ID.4 — a five-passenger, fully-electric crossover with a starting price of $33,995 (before federal or state incentives) — is its first global effort to make EVs a mainstream product and part of its larger goal to become carbon neutral by 2050. The upshot: The VW ID.4 offers a balanced blend of technology, comfort and design for a more affordable price and seeks to capture some of ...
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Hyundai Releases Teaser Images of New STARIA Multi-Purpose Vehicle

Hyundai and Kia have been revealing teaser images left and right these days. First, it was Kia with the EV6, then Hyundai with the Kona N. And now we have the Hyundai STARIA. Described as a multi-purpose vehicle by Hyundai, the STARIA represents the automaker’s more holistic vision for future transportation. The STARIA is part of Hyundai’s Progress for Humanity initiative, which means they want to move from being a traditional manufacturer to a “smart mobility solution provider.”  “STARIA is ...
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Senate Confirms Biden Admin Pick to Head EPA

On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted 66-34 to confirm Michael Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Biden campaign had signaled that it wanted to clean house following appointments from the Trump administration well before the election, noting that the EPA was of particular importance since it needs to be in line […] The post Senate Confirms Biden Admin Pick to Head EPA appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Muc-Off’s New Anti-Corrosion Spray Keeps Your Bike Safe And Clean

Muck-Be-Gone Have you ever bought a new pair of shoes and the clerk checking you out tries to upsell you on some special spray that makes your shoes water/dirt-resistant? What if I told you that Muc-Off has something similar for your motorcycle? Although dirt can be annoying to get on your shoes, what is even more annoying is rust on your motorcycle. That’s right, Muc-Off’s new HCB-1 (The Ultimate Anti-Corrosion Barrier) is being marketed with the angle of saving your motorcycle from rust and c...
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Apple could reportedly make the Apple Car without a big-name automaker as negotiations hit speed bumps

Karl Mondon/Digital First Media/The Mercury News via Getty Images Apple may not pursue a partnership with a big automotive company, Bloomberg reports. The company could use a contract manufacturer to assemble its cars, while sourcing its own parts. Foxconn and Magna International could be likely partners for an Apple Car, per Bloomberg. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple is considering working with a contract manufacturer to find its own car pieces and assemble them, a...
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Britain’s National Motorcycle Museum Will Reopen In May

Are We Ready To Open? NMM Is. After joining the rest of the world and closing its door thanks to everything going on with COVID-19, the British National Motorcycle Museum is slated to officially re-open at minimum capacity come May 17th of this year. Closing your business’s doors for a year doesn’t do your company any favors, so as a result, NMM had to hold a raffle to recuperate some funding to facilitate this 2021 reopening to happen. The “NMM Triumph Over Adversity Appeal Raffle” has gone (s...
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2020 Tesla Model S vs. 2020 Tesla Model 3

Upmarket variants of the Tesla Model 3 cost about as much as a second-hand Model S, but which one is better?
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McIntosh brings huge, 24-channel sound to 2022 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Legendary American amplifier brand, McIntosh, has partnered with Jeep to equip the 2022 Grand Wagoneer with a massive 24-channel surround sound system.
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2022 Jeep Wagoneer Finally Fully Revealed

The endless tease is over. The Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer are finally here. It feels like we’ve been talking about this vehicle forever. We’ve covered it ad nauseam, I saw an undisguised prototype up close at a (COVID safe) outdoor event hosted by Chrysler last fall, and we’ve debated its merits in Slack more than […] The post 2022 Jeep Wagoneer Finally Fully Revealed appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Canoo combines work and play in its new electric pickup truck

Los-Angeles based startup Canoo revealed its newest — and now third — electric vehicle, a pickup truck that does away with the sharp corners and huge engine housing of both comparable EV trucks and legacy diesel pickups and is aimed at both commercial customers and weekend warrior-minded consumers. The truck, which Canoo says is the most space efficient on the market, was leaked Wednesday evening in advance of an official reveal set for Thursday afternoon. The three Canoo vehicles all share...
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2021 Ram TRX Review: Or, How To Spend Seven Hours In The Woods

“That sounds fun,” Spenser from roadside assistance thought to himself as he read the message from his dispatcher. “Four-wheel drive required.” At least that’s how he’d related it to me when he arrived with his 4×4 midsize pickup and six-ton winch. Perhaps I imagined it in a delusion spurred by mild dehydration and hunger. You […] The post 2021 Ram TRX Review: Or, How To Spend Seven Hours In The Woods appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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2021 Toyota Venza review: Star gazer

Returning with an upscale design, cutting-edge tech features, and a high-end interior to be a unique option.
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