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Carmakers Badly Need The Chinese To Make Poor Financial Decisions

A car is a necessity for many, but so is toilet paper, and no one is putting racing stripes on toilet paper. Cars are still status symbols, and they’re almost always bad investments. Much of the global car market has been propped up by Chinese consumers eager to invest poorly. How long do you want to bet that lasts? » 7/13/15 1:45pm 7/13/15 1:45pm

All The Shameless Chinese Car Knockoffs At The Shanghai Motor Show

It’s that time of year again — the Shanghai Motor Show! The auto show where increasingly desperate American, European, Japanese and Korean automakers try to tap the Chinese bubble before it pops entirely, and where Chinese automakers try to prove to the rest of the world that they can build more than just the car… » 4/20/15 3:50pm 4/20/15 3:50pm

This Chinese Electric Sedan Isn't A Tesla Knockoff At All, You Guys

When it comes to innovations in automotive design, technology, and forward-thinking ideas, few countries are on the cutting edge the way China is. The rising nation seems like an endless fountain of originality that constantly keeps us wondering what new ideas they'll come up with next. Case in point: the all-new… » 3/04/15 10:40am 3/04/15 10:40am

Scary Crash Test Shows Why You Don't Want A Chinese Mini Cooper Clone

As someone who's spent most of his driving life tooling blissfully around in cars that are, by modern standards, deathtraps, it's sort of satisfying to see that old deathtrap touch isn't totally gone from modern cars. Like this Lifan 320, which collapses like your uncle's cool pocket drinking cup in a crash test. » 12/05/14 4:20pm 12/05/14 4:20pm