Editorials

Hefty Dodge Challenger Hellcat to Shed Weight for 2018 SRT Demon Role

Hefty Dodge Challenger Hellcat to Shed Weight for 2018 SRT Demon Role

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon promises to be at least 200 pounds lighter than the current Hellcat when it debuts at the 2017 New York International Auto Show. While Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ first teaser video introduced the resurrected nameplate, the latest shows the Demon driving onto a scale and […]

Class-Action Lawsuit Demands Apple Block Users from Texting and Driving

Class-Action Lawsuit Demands Apple Block Users from Texting and Driving

Apple is facing a legal battle in California for neglecting to implement technology that would prevent iPhone owners from texting behind the wheel. Filed on Tuesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court, the class-action suit alleges that Apple has possessed the ability to disable texting since 2008, and was granted […]

by January 29, 2017 8 comments Editorials, investigations, lawsuit, News
Google made a brilliant pivot to turn around its self-driving-car struggles

Google made a brilliant pivot to turn around its self-driving-car struggles

  It’s not a secret that Google has ambitions to become a hardware company. The tech giant unveiled a suite of new hardware products in the fall, like its first smartphone, the Google Pixel, and connected speaker, the Google Home. And now the company is taking the same approach with […]

by January 17, 2017 3 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Honda has figured out how to make its bestselling minivan sleeker and sexier

Honda has figured out how to make its bestselling minivan sleeker and sexier

  Minivans are having a moment. The new Chrysler Pacifica has been conjoined with Google self-driving car project, Waymo. And now Honda, against all odds, has made its bestselling family hauler into a sleek and sexy beast. Okay, that’s probably an exaggeration. But at the 2017 Detroit auto show, the […]

by January 8, 2017 4 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Nissan’s most popular car in Europe has finally arrived in America

Nissan’s most popular car in Europe has finally arrived in America

  2017 Nissan Rogue Sport. On Monday, Nissan added to its portfolio of SUVs with the introduction of the Rogue Sport compact crossover. The Rogue Sport is the US version of the award-winning Qashqai (pronounced Cash-Kai) crossover Nissan’s hottest selling model in Europe. Even though the Rogue Sport is built […]

by January 6, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
7 self-driving car milestones to look out for in 2017

7 self-driving car milestones to look out for in 2017

Self-driving cars had a big year in 2016. Uber launched a pilot program for its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh, followed by a short-lived one in San Francisco before ultimately going to Arizona. Tesla also started installing hardware that can enable full autonomy in October. But traditional automakers will be making […]

by January 2, 2017 2 comments Blog, Car Reviews, Editorials, News
Ask Bark Brief: #screwthemanuals

Ask Bark Brief: #screwthemanuals

Nick writes: Hi Bark, I’m a #savethemanuals sucker. My daily driver and only car is a damn Miata Club six-speed, but I’m getting married in a couple of months and my fiancee is not so stubborn. I’ve taught her how to drive stick, and she’s pretty good at it, but […]

by December 14, 2016 121 comments Editorials
Ace of Base: 2017 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door

Ace of Base: 2017 Mini Cooper Hardtop 2-Door

Sometimes a manufacturer churns out a base trim that — all things considered — just might be the primo choice for that particular model. Here’s an example. When the new Mini was introduced way back in 2000, some saw it as a means to cash in on the burgeoning niche […]

by December 14, 2016 65 comments Editorials
In Which Your Author Is Set Straight By The Porsche Club Of America

In Which Your Author Is Set Straight By The Porsche Club Of America

Earlier today, I published an article regarding the newest Porsche Club of America auction. Shortly after it went up, I received an email from Vu Nguyen, PCA’s Executive Director. In this email, Mr. Nguyen managed to refrain from calling me an idiot or implying that I could not read contest […]

by December 13, 2016 33 comments Editorials
Piston Slap: What to Do at the HID Dead End?

Piston Slap: What to Do at the HID Dead End?

George writes: What can I do about the low-beam headlights on my 1996 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC? Does anybody make replacement parts for this car? Please help! Sajeev answers: Just so everyone knows, the OP’s concern is that nobody makes replacement headlight bulbs for this application, so here’s an update […]

by December 13, 2016 81 comments Editorials