INSIDE THE AUTO INDUSTRY
Honda wants to return to more exciting products. Hopefully that means more cars like the Civic Type R and fewer cars like the supposedly exciting CR-Z. New Honda Motor Company CEO Takahiro Hachigo says, “I plan to create a new Honda.”
INSIDE THE AVERAGE CAR
Americans are spending an average of $33,340 on new car purchases and leases. What does $33,340 buy you? How ‘bout a Ford Mustang GT?
INSIDE THE AUTO REPAIR BUSINESS
The headline accurately depicts the story: “Why did mechanics in New York’s worst neighborhood go on hunger strike?” Michael Ballaban explores the topic for Jalopnik.
In honour of the July 4 weekend just past, these are the 15, no 20, best-selling American vehicles in America so far this year, from the Ford F-Series to the Chevrolet Impala.
Can a brand new Subaru Outback be sufficiently modified to make it surprisingly offroadable but still a reasonable daily driver? Apparently.
Volkswagen is recalling 62 Passats (model year 2015) because, “The affected vehicles have a brake line at the left rear wheel that may not have been properly tightened.”
Think of parkour, or freerunning, as the human-only equivalent to a Ken Block gymkhana. Young Robbie Griffith, a 14-year-old from Scotland, is thus a Ken Block equivalent himself.