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  • On the fourth day of dream car wish lists
    On the fourth day of dream car wish lists

    Some car-loving Tribune staffers have ditched car owership in favor of car-sharing services; some of us drive older model Subaru Foresters, Honda Civics, Toyota Prii; some drive newer Nissan Altimas, Volkswagen CCs, and Subaru Outbacks. But we all dream big when it comes to cars, ranging from...

  • All-new 2015 RC F gives Lexus a performance edge
    All-new 2015 RC F gives Lexus a performance edge

    Lexus has been trying to shave a performance edge into its staid upscale profile since 2007, when it launched the F line of performance cars. The IS F supersedan turned heads, but the advent in 2010 of the LFA, a supercar with a 4.8-liter V-10 engine that hit 60 mph in 3.6 seconds, proved Lexus...

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  • Honda ran tests on fatal air bag flaw, frustrated by Takata reticence: sources
    Honda ran tests on fatal air bag flaw, frustrated by Takata reticence: sources

    Honda Motor Co was so concerned by mounting recalls for Takata air bags, and frustrated by its supplier's failure to explain why some have exploded, killing five people with shrapnel, that it bought used and scrapped cars in Japan to conduct its own tests.

  • Universal antifreeze, busted fuses and WD-40: Motormouth busts myths
    Universal antifreeze, busted fuses and WD-40: Motormouth busts myths

    Q: I'm a 77-year-old woman who reads your column every Sunday even though I don't understand it most of the time. I have a 2006 Cadillac DTS. For about the first half-mile after starting the car, it sounds like someone knocking from the trunk. I told my grandson there was a ghost in the...

  • Martin, Aston Martin headlines new Bond film 'Spectre'
    Martin, Aston Martin headlines new Bond film 'Spectre'

    Forget martinis and femme fatales; the constant running through 50 years of James Bond movies has been Martin, Aston Martin.

  • Faulty early warning system could hide next exploding air bag
    Faulty early warning system could hide next exploding air bag

    Some automakers are more forthcoming than others in following the spirit of the law.

  • Buick, GMC spread American roots
    Buick, GMC spread American roots

    As the drama settled after General Motors' 2009 bankruptcy, people asked why Buick and GMC were saved while Pontiac and Saturn were not. In short, both are strategically, financially, and historically important to GM. Besides the emotional tug as cornerstones of the corporation, Buick and GMC...

  • Takata investigated defective air bag inflator as early as 2003
    Takata investigated defective air bag inflator as early as 2003

    As early as 2003, Takata Corp ran an investigation into an air bag inflator that ruptured in a BMW vehicle, but concluded the problem was an anomaly, the company said on Tuesday, ahead of a second U.S. congressional hearing on dangerous air bags it supplied.

  • Prologue concept coupe forecasts Audi's future
    Prologue concept coupe forecasts Audi's future

    Our German chaperone is nervous. Sitting in the passenger seat of Audi's hand-built Prologue concept car that debuted last week at the L.A. Auto Show, he eyes the police surrounding us.

  • Best of the L.A. Auto Show: Editors' Picks
    Best of the L.A. Auto Show: Editors' Picks

    PICKS OF THE SHOW: Once the stepchild of the auto show circuit, the Los Angeles Auto Show is now among the premier shows in the world. It splits prestige with New York's show, held in April, and serves as a prelude to the Detroit Auto Show in January and the Chicago Auto Show in February.

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