Bringing 'Ghost Cars' Out Of Video Games And Into Actual Driving

Anyone who's ever played a sim racer, or even Mario Kart, has encountered a "ghost" car: a vehicle that shows your fastest lap in real-time on track with you. You can see immediately where you're losing time whenever the ghost car passes you. GhostDash wants to adapt this tech for your real car in actual track driving. » 10/23/14 9:41am 22 minutes ago

GM And Mercedes Beat Estimates, Hyundai Not So Much

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 10/23/14 9:30am 33 minutes ago

Is Tesla Considering Franchised Dealers?

Michigan has become the latest battle ground in the Tesla direct sales vs. dealership franchise conflict. Awhile back I suggested that Tesla may benefit by changing the system from within. In a recent interview Musk hinted that in order to achieve his sales goals he may have to reconsider his position on direct sales. » 10/23/14 8:59am Today 8:59am

This Is Why The 2015 Mustang GT Is $7,000 More Than The Ecoboost

The Mustang 5.0 GT is 10 mph faster than the 2.3 Ecoboost in the main straight at Willow Springs International Raceway. Yes, of course there is more. There has to be. » 10/22/14 9:35pm Yesterday 9:35pm

This Talented Guy Did An Amazing Frame-Off Restoration In His Garage

Hobbies are important in life. They keep you grounded, get your mind off the less-than-perfect world, give you valuable skills, as well as one hell of a sense of accomplishment. This is exactly what we see in Ed Willson's inspiring nut-and-bolt budget restoration of his junkyard find '68 Beetle. » 10/22/14 8:05pm Yesterday 8:05pm

Toyota May Have Stolen That BB King Story Used In A Camry Ad

It's funny, when I saw this ad, my first reaction was that it was some seriously cloying made-up horseshit that I wasn't buying. Looks like I may have been dead wrong. There's an accusation that it's some seriously cloying truth. But stolen truth. » 10/22/14 7:35pm Yesterday 7:35pm

Here's The 2015 Jeep Renegade Testing Its 19 Inch Water Fording Depth

The 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk is meant to make it through 19" of water "all day long." (Just watch out for that warranty!) How's it look splashing in this new commercial– graceful waterfowl or floundering fat guy? » 10/22/14 7:12pm Yesterday 7:12pm

There Are Still At Least 24 Volvos Submerged In A Canadian Harbor

Some say 24, others 26, while the Bedford Institute of Oceanography mentions 32. But whichever is correct, here's how a bunch of Volvos ended up on the bottom of Bedford Basin in Halifax, Canada. » 10/22/14 6:35pm Yesterday 6:35pm

Icelandic Dipshits Totally Owned By Giant Parking-Garage Cat Door

Look, there's a lot going on here, and the only available information has to be translated from the Icelandic, so bear with me: I'm doing the best I can. From available news reports (headline: "Icelander panties girlfriend and drove car sales - mixed video!"), we can glean that this transpired three years ago in the… » 10/22/14 5:55pm Yesterday 5:55pm

Meet The Embraer KC-390, The Jet Powered Challenger To The C-130

Embraer's downright exciting KC-390 tanker-transport has made the leap, or roll really, into the public eye for the very first time. With capabilities loosely analogous to the venerable C-130, but offering the economy and speed of twin turbofan engines, the KC-390 may become a real contender in the lucrative medium… » 10/22/14 5:32pm Yesterday 5:32pm

The Best Techniques for Negotiating with Car Dealerships

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Car salespeople have a reputation for trying to squeeze every cent from their customers, and they're often very good at their jobs. They are experienced negotiators and you need to know how to find leverage to make a deal in your favor. » 10/22/14 5:11pm Yesterday 5:11pm