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2016 Mini Cooper S Clubman gets big, bruh

BMW's Mini division has always delivered on the promise of cute and cuddly, but for 2016 it has added cozy and comfortable as well, thanks to stretching its top-of-the-line Clubman model from a subcompact into a compact. It is nearly a foot longer, 2.9 inches wider, and the wheelbase is extended...

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  • Japan: Mitsubishi cheated on mileage by up to 16 pct

    Japan: Mitsubishi cheated on mileage by up to 16 pct

    The Japanese government said Tuesday that Mitsubishi Motors Corp. overstated mileage on its vehicles by up to 16 percent, but stopped short of slapping further penalties on the company. The Transport Ministry said the figure came from its own mileage tests to look into the cheating by the Japanese...

  • Fiat Chrysler to halt use of dangerous air bag inflators

    Fiat Chrysler to halt use of dangerous air bag inflators

    By next week, Fiat Chrysler plans to stop producing new vehicles in North America with the most dangerous type of Takata air bag inflators. The company says its factories will stop using inflators that don't have a chemical drying agent. Inflators with a drying agent have been shown in tests to...

  • Backup cameras aren't preventing drivers from hitting things in reverse

    Backup cameras aren't preventing drivers from hitting things in reverse

    With or without eyes in the back of their heads, drivers keep hitting things. Despite the growing prevalence of backup cameras, federal data shows the technology hasn't significantly cut down on cars backing into people and causing them harm. That research on so-called "back-over incidents" comes...

  • Leaving key fob in car can drain battery

    Leaving key fob in car can drain battery

    Q: Many new cars are equipped with key fobs that never have to be touched to unlock, lock or start the car. I have several friends who park in their attached garages and never take the fob out of the car. I wondered if leaving your key fob in the car has any adverse effect on the system or the...

  • Kids can test drive and buy Tesla Model s

    Kids can test drive and buy Tesla Model s

    Call it the Tesla Model s. Kids can test drive their own mini luxury electric vehicle on Saturday at Old Orchard mall in Skokie. The Tesla for the tykes tour will feature three Model s in the three available colors, while parents can shop for their own Model S electric vehicle at the store. Made...

  • Fear of brake failure almost causes human failure

    Fear of brake failure almost causes human failure

    Q: Our 2000 Honda Accord only has 39,000 miles on it. It is garage-kept. During an oil change, the local mechanic said my brake lines are rusted and could cause a brake failure. When he told me it would be $500-700, I almost had a failure. Is this a danger or should I check elsewhere? — T.L., Des...

  • Demise of passenger cars fuels resurgence of American automakers

    Demise of passenger cars fuels resurgence of American automakers

    May was a pretty good month overall for U.S. auto sales, but it was a bloodbath for passenger cars. The trend has been emerging for several years, but May sales numbers drive the point home and illustrate why automakers are scrambling to alter product development strategies, plant investments and...

  • Air conditioner full of hot air

    Air conditioner full of hot air

    Q: I have a 2011 Ford Escape with about 85,000 miles on it. When temperatures get in the 80s the A/C system only puts out warm air, but when the temperature drops to the mid-'70s the system works perfectly. I was told by the dealer service rep that the 2009 to 2012 Escapes have a problem with a...

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