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Auto Blog News Feed: The Monroney sheet: a window sticker history

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 22:01

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Imagine walking into a car dealership blindfolded, not knowing for certain what exactly you were paying for when buying that shiny, brand-new vehicle on the showroom floor. Imagine not being able to see a list price for each individual vehicle option and add on, not knowing for sure how much the destination charge was, or even what the list price of the vehicle itself was. Instead, you'd have to trust the dealer's word on all of that. Sounds a little bit crazy, right?

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The Monroney sheet: a window sticker history originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 18:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Kia wants to keep Stinger fresh with frequent variants

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 20:55

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Kia is apparently feeling confident enough in the early sales figures of its new Stinger sedan to be mulling ideas for future variants of its GT-inspired fastback. The brand's North American product planner tells AutoGuide it wants to keep the nameplate's lineup fresh with frequent updates and additions.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Tesla shares surge past $300 again

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:57

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In recent days and weeks, Tesla shares have seen some of their lowest prices in since they first surpassed $300 a year ago. Ahead of the announcement of the company's first-quarter production figures, amidst a Moody's downgrade, the price took a hit. The news of a fatal Autopilot crash in a Model X didn't help. Neither did the continuing and increasing tensions over a possible trade war between the U.S. and China, which has the potential to be particularly burdensome to American automakers &mdas

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Auto Blog News Feed: Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota spied with Huracan Performante styling

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:30

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The Lamborghini Aventador S is Sant'Agata's current king. It's 6.5-liter V12 churns out 730 horsepower and 509 pound feet of torque. It has a top speed of more than 200 mph. Its looks put anything to come out of Wayne Enterprises to shame in the best possible way. Still, as shown with the Lamborghini Huracan Performante, there's always room for more. Just take a look at these new spy shots of the upcoming Aventador SV Jota.

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Lamborghini Aventador SV Jota spied with Huracan Performante styling originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 15:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2018 Corolla Buyer's Guide: What you need to know about this compact sedan

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:30

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When it comes to long-running nameplates, the Toyota Corolla has few peers. It was first introduced as part of a wave of imported Japanese economy cars in the U.S. in 1968. While peers like the Datsun 411 and Honda N600 didn't last as long, contemporary successors like the Nissan Sentra and Honda Civic are serious competition for the venerable Corolla.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Dwayne Johnson finally understands Vin Diesel, but still harbors 'ill will'

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:01

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Apparently, Vin Diesel is still a #CandyAss. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, The Rock had this to say about Diesel, with whom he costars in several movies from the Fast and Furious franchise: "Vin and I had a few discussions, including an important face-to-face in my trailer ... And what I came to realize is that we have a fundamental difference in philosophies on how we approach moviemaking and collaborating."

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Auto Blog News Feed: Junkyard Gem: 1984 Chevrolet Camaro with Iron Duke 4-cylinder power

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 18:00

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The Z-28 Camaro in 1984 came with a 5.0-liter V8 making a respectable 190 horsepower. Buyers who went with the base four-cylinder engine, however, got just 92 Iron Duke horses. Few did. Here's a very rare Iron Duke Camaro in a Central Valley self-service wrecking yard.

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Auto Blog News Feed: New York Auto Show, Tesla Model 3, Alpina B7 | Autoblog Podcast #535

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:30

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On this week's Autoblog Podcast, Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore is joined by Associate Editor Reese Counts and Senior Editor of Green John Snyder. We talk about the New York Auto Show and its highlights. We also discuss some of the cars we've had in the office including the Jaguar XF S Sportbrake and BMW Alpina B7. And of course, we'll help choose a new vehicle for a listener in our "Spend My Money" segment.

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Auto Blog News Feed: The dealer destination fee: what is it, and should you pay it?

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:01

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Looking at the line-item breakdown of what it actually costs to buy a car can sometimes be stressful. Cars are already expensive, and then there are hundreds of dollars in individual fees tacked on. Let's cover one that seems suspiciously simple: the destination fee.

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The dealer destination fee: what is it, and should you pay it? originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 05 Apr 2018 13:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Biggest losers among automakers if trade war really happens

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 23:20

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Escalating trade tensions between the United States and China, if the tariffs threatened by both sides are actually implemented, stand to hurt some automakers more than others.

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Biggest losers among automakers if trade war really happens originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 19:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 5,000-mile ‘absurd original condition’ 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 21:50

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What would you pay for the most perfect Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 in the world? Not a nut-and-bolt restoration, not a customized one, but a factory original 1978 FJ40 that's spent all of its life in good hands. Right now, it seems the price must be six-figure.

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5,000-mile ‘absurd original condition’ 1978 Toyota Land Cruiser for sale originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 17:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2018 Range Rover Velar: A rotary shifter done right

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:22

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Back in February, editor Reese Counts expressed his beef with the rotary shifter in the long-term Jaguar F-Pace. In short, the shifter wouldn't rotate into either drive or reverse. Now, I've personally never experienced such an issue with that shifter design since it was unveiled in the original (and awesome) Jaguar XF. Yet, that early post highlights the other problem with the rotary shifter in the F-Pace as well as the XE and current XF. It is placed at the center of a large plastic trim piece

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2018 Range Rover Velar: A rotary shifter done right originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 15:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Report: Chevrolet to kill Sonic, Ford to end Fiesta and Taurus

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:22

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These are grim times for car sales in the United States as crossovers, SUVs and pickups command the attention of buyers, and now a report from the Wall Street Journal suggests that General Motors and Ford are both planning to axe slow-selling nameplates from their lineups.

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Report: Chevrolet to kill Sonic, Ford to end Fiesta and Taurus originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:22:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Next-gen Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ could arrive by 2021

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:03

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If these rumors are true, a small but dedicated core of fans could be in for a treat. According to Japan Times — and citing unspecified "sources" — Toyota and Subaru are developing a more next-generation 86 and BRZ, with a possible launch around 2021. The new car(s) will have more power, improved handling and newer safety features.

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Next-gen Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ could arrive by 2021 originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 14:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Flowtie added to 2019 Chevrolet Silverado HD trucks

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:25

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When the mighty new 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 4500HD, 5500HD and 6500HD trucks were revealed last month at the Work Truck Show in Indianapolis, they featured an overlooked design feature borrowed from the Camaro of all vehicles: the "Flowtie."

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Auto Blog News Feed: 2018 BMW Alpina B7 xDrive Drivers' Notes Review | Bavarian blue bombshell

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:31

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Alpina was founded in Germany in 1965. The company has close ties with BMW, as close as any tuner or aftermarket company really could have. In fact, the German government recognizes Alpina as a manufacturer, not just an aftermarket tuner. In the US, Alpina cars are sold with full warranties through BMW dealers. Techs are fully trained to work on these cars.

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Auto Express News Feed: Skoda Superb SportLine Plus arrives amid various range updates

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:42
News 4 Apr, 2018

Skoda updates the spec of all models but the entry level Superb S, while adding a second SportLine badged car

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Auto Blog News Feed: Jeep Wrangler pickup renderings: Latest imaginings of the Scrambler

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:19

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The Jeep Wrangler-based JT pickup, which everybody refers to as Scrambler (boy, we're going to be surprised if that isn't the real name), doesn't hit the showroom floor until April 2019. That is a long time to wait. What's an impatient nation of Jeep fans to do in the intervening year? Speculate on what it looks like, of course.

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Jeep Wrangler pickup renderings: Latest imaginings of the Scrambler originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:19:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Blog News Feed: Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell arrives at dealerships

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 14:55

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Good news for Californians interested in leasing the Honda Clarity's fuel cell version: Honda has announced the cars have started arriving at select Honda dealerships today. The Clarity Fuel Cell will be available from 12 Honda dealers in California, namely six around the Los Angeles/Orange County areas, five in the SF Bay Area and one in Sacramento.

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Honda's Clarity Fuel Cell arrives at dealerships originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 04 Apr 2018 10:55:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Auto Express News Feed: ‘Autonomous cars are still coming, like it or not’

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 08:32
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Following the Jaguar and Waymo deal, Steve Fowler thinks autonomous tech is here to stay

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