Wednesday, January 28, 2015

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I knew the end was near for us left-legged drivers when Lamborghini and Ferrari quit offering manual transmissions. Then, Porsche began building its road-ripping 911 GT3 and 911 Turbo in automatic only. And now, my thundering Corvettes.
A few of the vehicles left me shaking my head, though. Here’s my list of hits and misses.
The Range Rover is Land Rover's premier SUV. It is technologically precocious, and the most richly appointed luxury SUV I've been in. It is also exceedingly comfortable on the road, and marvelously competent off it - easily the upmarket king of the rock-studded hill.
Ford Motor Co. opened a research center here on Thursday where its engineers will work on autonomous and remotely piloted vehicle development as well as other advanced automotive technologies.
Don Valenti and his son Steve restored the gleaming red 1961 Corvette about 25 years ago as nothing more than a hobby, with no intention of selling it and no notion that when they did so, they were embarking on a joy ride across the global economy.
General Motors has told dealers to stop selling almost 6,300 of its 2015 Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia and Buick Enclave utility vehicles because of problems with tires that are part of a pending recall by Goodyear.
Is it really OK to jump in your car when it’s very cold and take right off?
Now in its third year since a complete redesign, the 2015 Acura RDX compact crossover continues as an upscale family hauler that’s not much more expensive than some non-premium competitors.
She noticed the gas pedal getting stuck, and in order to fix the problem, she pressed the gas pedal hard to make it release.
Honda has made changes and improvements to the popular CRV compact crossover for the 2015 model year.

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