Volkswagen has been ordered to buy back any of the affected diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder cars in the United States as part of its unprecedented $14.7 billion settlement with federal regulators, U.S. Justice Department officials said this morning.
Last week, we told you about the frustrating and confusing case of a minor accident in Orange County, California that turned into 17 cars being impounded for more than 100 days. According to what we’re told happened at the hearing, the cars may have been held for no good reason. Regardless, following a hearing before…
If you are one of nearly half a million Americans with diesel Volkswagen, you may be entitled to up to $7,000 in cash straight from VW, as Automotive News reports. As for how you get your grubby hands on your money, well, that might not be so simple.
Most people would back up and come at the garage from a different angle, but I guess that’s not an option when one of your wheels is already broken off. The unlicensed 16-year-old driver was allegedly hiding the car after a hit-and-run, per CTV. So, what’s a few more scrapes on the door?
“Take it down before I get in trouble,” 23-year-old Darran Anderson reportedly commented on a video of him in his BMW cutting through traffic on New York’s Long Island Expressway. That didn’t really work out for him.
A minor accident with a bicyclist. A police officer who allegedly lost his memory. Seventeen cars, mostly sports cars including exotics like a couple of Lamborghinis and a Nissan GT-R, impounded for more than 100 days with no explanation given to their owners. It’s a deeply baffling story unfolding in the small town…
Down in Texas, in a large, overcrowded city by the name of Austin, there is a person who spends the day tossing rocks at cars on Interstate 35. Perhaps it’s jealousy of expensive Teslas, or perhaps to eliminate some traffic. Either way, the police finally found a suspect linked to nearly 100 rock-throwing incidents.
On Monday, June 13th motorcyclist Damian Taylor was knocked off his 1982 Suzuki by an unidentified car, succumbing to blunt force trauma injuries and passing away shortly after. Police were seeking help tracking down the driver involved, and after a few days of searching seem to have done so.
The Dubai Police have reportedly knocked down their local hooligans a peg, seizing 81 vehicles allegedly involved in street racing. And we’re not talking about clapped-out Civics; cops say some cars were clearing 180 MPH on public roads.
If I’m ever in an accident, the first thing I do is make sure everyone involved is safe. This does not appear to be standard policy in Russia.
A few days ago around Portland, OR, someone driving what appears to be a 2005-2009 Lexus RX 330 ran another driver off the road on NW Thompson at Skyline. It’s not really clear why the Lexus swerved across the double yellow, but the driver kept on driving, so we know that, on some level, they suck.
Everybody loves a good “Ford Mustangs eat people” joke, but holy hell this hit-and-run is disturbing.
Same old story. Someone steals a truck and makes a break for it on the highway. Unfortunately this time the following PIT maneuver sent the stolen vehicle flying down a drainage ditch, causing a separate crash in the oncoming on-ramp.
Car theft is the worst. Except in the rare instances when everything bizarrely works out.
Cops, panicked, jog by. A Range Rover swerves through an alley, screeches to a halt and backs into a police car. Metal crunches, glass shatters, and in the background a familiar accent is shouting for the cops to “shoot him! Shoot him!” This isn’t a movie. It’s just another Monday in New York City.
Occasionally, it’s entirely appropriate to drop whatever your holding, look straight into the eyes of whoever’s closest to you, and ask “what the fuck is wrong with people?” This incident between a Mustang and a motorcycle is one of those times.
As a car owner, I don’t think there’s a worse feeling in the world than walking to your parking lot and discovering that your car just isn’t there.
In America, when police pull over a fleeing motorist, they pull out their pistols. In Bavaria, they apparently break out the big guns: ice cream cones.
This week London police reportedly pulled over a Lamborghini Huracan, impounded it on the basis of being uninsured despite the owner’s pleas to the contrary, and proceeded to whip it around town at double the speed limit.