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Auto Briefs: Skidding a must in $300K Aston Martin; top automaker sites

(Aston Martin) Aston Martin buyers want $300K car to be able to skid Drivers of Aston Martin sports cars such as the $300,000 Vanquish coupe are demanding an option that's...

October 19, 2014


News & Features: More than just pretty, paint protects cars like never before

The Ford Model T may best be remembered for its black color, but for the first four years of production, the car was available in blue, green, gray and red. Paint may be the colorful finishing touch, but it's not just a fashion statement. It has to endure years of sun, rain, heat, cold, salt and bird droppings.

By Tom Voelk October 19, 2014


Moving Forward: Neiman Marcus sells Maserati for X-mas; Mazda is mpg leader

(Maserati) Maserati for Christmas? A 100th Anniversary Neiman Marcus Limited-Edition 2015 Maserati Ghibli S Q4 (shown) is among the gifts in the 2014 Neiman Marcus Christmas Book. The car sells...

October 19, 2014


Autobiography: Coincidences add up to destiny for Chevy owners

"I love my car because ... it is an upgraded clone of my first car." — Richard Sanderson, Mountlake Terrace

October 19, 2014


Car Talk: His power window doesn't know when to stop

Dear Tom and Ray: This problem already almost cost me my fingertips, so you've got to help me. How does a power window know that it's reached the top of...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 19, 2014

Auto Briefs: RV sales rise; Toyota is top auto brand, report says

(Coachmen) RV sales accelerate as recovery gains traction Sales of travel trailers and motor homes continue to improve, with demand for some models nearing the peak volume before the recession,...

October 17, 2014


Auto Briefs: Lamborghini spells it all out for Asterion concept

(Lamborghini) Lamborghini Asterion LPI 910-4 All the letters and numbers in this supercar concept tell a story. LP is for longitudinal posterior, meaning it's a mid-engine car. The 910 points...

October 17, 2014


Moving Forward: Name Camaro's special edition; airless tire floated in Paris

(Chevrolet) Name that Camaro Chevrolet will create a 2015 Camaro SS Special Edition, but car fans will be the ones naming it. The automaker is taking name suggestions through Twitter...

October 17, 2014


Car Talk: European mileage versus American mileage

Dear Tom and Ray: I just purchased a 2014 Mazda3, and I am thrilled with getting 32 miles per gallon, city and highway combined. Then I spoke to my brother-in-law...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 17, 2014

News & Features: Slideshow: Highlights from the 2015 Seattle Auto Show

The 2015 Seattle Auto Show continues through Sunday at CenturyLink Field Event Center.

Photos by Linda Hughes October 16, 2014


Sound Off: As an auto shopper, how brand loyal are you?

As an auto shopper, how brand loyal are you?...

October 16, 2014

News & Features: Top gas mileage goes to Mitsubishi Mirage

The non-hybrid new car with the best gasoline mileage rating in the United States is not a Honda or Toyota. It's a Mitsubishi that's priced less than the average cost of a used car or truck.

By Ann M. Job October 16, 2014


News & Features: Stella McCartney 'dresses' Jaguars for Paris show

Stella McCartney recently showed her idea of breezy feminine ease during Paris Fashion Week. But her latest work wasn't confined to the runway.

By Hannah Elliott October 15, 2014


News & Features: Mazda Miata offers a fun drive at a fun size

The Mazda MX-5 Miata marks 25 years as one of the auto world's most popular and affordable roadsters. Last month, Mazda showed off the all-new fourth generation Miata, which is due out next year as a 2016 model.

By Peter Couture and Lyra Solochek October 14, 2014


Autobiography: 1932 Plymouth gives 3 generations a fun project

"I love my car because ... it brings our three generations together." - Ed Coutts, Auburn

October 12, 2014


Auto Briefs: Land Rover's laser display a first; 'Car Matchmaker' debuts

(Land Rover) Laser display debuts in Land Rover Evoque Land Rover's Range Rover Evoque will be the first vehicle to offer a laser head-up display (HUD), which employs holographic techniques...

October 12, 2014


News & Features: Local club members join Corvette Caravan to national museum

The 2014 Corvette Caravan was the road trip of a lifetime for Corvette enthusiast Steve Yabroff.

By Gene Stout October 12, 2014


Car Talk: Valve clearance adjustment a legit service for Hondas

Dear Tom and Ray: My 2006 Honda Element has 108,000 miles on it. The dealer recommends a valve clearance adjustment at this time. Is this a service you would...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi October 12, 2014

Moving Forward: Seattle Auto Show comes to CenturyLink this week

(NWautos file) Seattle Auto Show starts Wednesday Close to 500 new cars, trucks and SUVs will be on display during the Seattle Auto Show, being held Wednesday through Oct. 19...

October 12, 2014


Auto Briefs: Rated: Distraction by infotainment systems

A driver is monitored during a study for distracted driving. (AAA Foundation) Distraction ratings for infotainment Two new studies rate the voice-activated dashboard infotainment systems of major automakers and the...

October 10, 2014



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