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Junkyard Find: 1989 Chrysler New Yorker Landau Mark Cross Edition

Ford really set the standard for designer-edition luxury cars during the late 1970s, with the Lincoln Mark V available with Superfly-grade styling by Bill Blass, Givenchy, Emilio Pucci, and Cartier.

Yet Another Transmission Shifter Problem at Fiat Chrysler; 1.48 Million Rams Recalled

For a while, it seemed Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ fancy (and confusing) console-mounted monostable shifters and newer rotary-dial shifters were out to give every FCA executive a headache.

Who’s Really to Blame for Robot-Human Crashes? Are We Really Such Awful Drivers?

(In keeping with our promise to share thought-provoking fodder with our readers, we sometimes run articles published by TTAC’s sister sites. This look at recent crashes involving self-driving

Housekeeping: In Which We Take Time Off For the Holidays

Hear ye, hear ye — we here at TTAC are going into winter break mode. What that means for you is that starting this afternoon and running through New Year’s Day, we’ll be operating at around

Union Dos and Don’ts: Volkswagen Chops Salaries and Bonuses for Works Council Amid Investigation

Volkswagen has slashed salaries and suspended the bonuses of 14 members of its works council, including council head Bernd Osterloh, as officials investigate alleged overpayments. In May, it was made

Rare Rides: The 2001 Qvale Mangusta, Certainly a Purebred Italian

Technically complicated, Italian designed, and American powered, the Qvale Mangusta mixed together ingredients from two continents into an exotic sports coupe. But it wasn’t supposed to be called

‘Tis the Season: Holiday-related Driving Deaths By State

In addition to being needlessly stressful, obligatory holiday travel poses an elevated risk of roadway mishaps. Inclement weather, congested highways, and overtaxed drivers traversing long distances

2018 Mercedes-AMG GLA 45 Review – A Manic German

26.1 pounds of boost. A seriously stiff suspension. Matte paint finish. Brash red-painted brake calipers. A showy wing. A silly loud exhaust. Do any of those describe your mental image of a

Takata Problems Force Recall of Ford Ranger (No, Not That One – the Old One)

Ford is recalling the Ranger. No, not the one they’re likely to show on stage at Detroit in about a month’s time. Rather, they’re calling back nearly 400,000 of the old Rangers. You know, the ones

QOTD: What Was the Golden Age of Pickups?

She was only sixteen… only sixteen… with her eyes all aglow. “She” in this case was my 1995 Ford F-150 XL Regular Cab 4×2, and she was only sixteen thousand dollars plus change. Of course, the

Kia Niro Plug-in Looks to One-up the Toyota Prius Prime in One Key Way

Kia’s well-regarded Niro, the boxy, decent looking hybrid five-door that’s a cross between a crossover and a hatch (it doesn’t offer all-wheel drive), spawns a plug-in sibling for 2018. Positioned as

Piston Slap: The B7’s Bemoaning Fuel Pump?

Paul writes: Hi Sajeev, I have an opinion/advice question for your column: I have an ’05 Audi S4 (B7 generation), and this is not a question about this model’s notorious timing chain that so

Concept Sedan Bound for Detroit Is Infiniti’s Styling Future, but Is a New Flagship Viable?

At the end of 2017, we’ve reached a point where it seems odd to launch, or even hint at, a new large passenger car. So it’s with a furrowed brow that we gaze upon this teaser from Infiniti. The

Positives and Negatives: Honda Weighing Benefits of Solid-state Batteries

Tightening global emission regulations are pushing the world’s automakers to put all fuel-saving options on the table. Electric cars are an obvious answer, but range anxiety and consumer concerns

Crossing the Pond: Renault Executive to Head Nissan North America

Nissan Motor Company is moving senior vice president and chairman of Renault Eurasia, Denis Le Vot, westward to succeed Jose Munoz as president and chairman of Nissan North America. While Munoz will

UAW Prez Gets It All Off His Chest, Slams Ford Motor Company

United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams, due to retire in June, isn’t letting Ford Motor Company off the hook for its recent decision to send production of a key product south of the border.

Formula X Autocross Review: Getting Dirty In California

“You drive sports cars on track, yes?” Igor Palagin, a giant bear of a man who looks more of a member of the Red October crew than a racing driver, looms over me as I strap myself into the driver’s

2018 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Review – Unstable Beauty

More than a few automotive publications have taken possession of an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio for a loan or test, only to have the car sidelined by mechanical or electrical gremlins of one kind

Will They or Won’t They? Questions Remain About Silverado/Sierra Production in Oshawa

General Motors is spending billions to upgrade certain factories, prepping them to build the next-generation Silverado and Sierra. As part of a four-year contract agreed to in September 2016, $310

Spied: 2019 Ram 1500 Limited, Showing Us a Bit More Face

(Here at TTAC, we occasionally bring you a piece from a sister publication after determining it hits the right note for our readers. Given that these Off-Road.com spy shots contain a 2019 Ram 1500,