• Covering the Lazier Burns Racing Team at the 100th running of the Indy 500

    Indy 500

    This is the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500. Very few automobile races have the history and excitement this race produces, fewer still have a history that dates back over 100 years. Starting in 1911, the Indy 500 represented one of the most challenging races in the world. Some scoffed at

    The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu finally Spices its Rum [First Drive]

    2016 Chevrolet Malibu

    Usually a fleet-car regular, the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Malibu is vastly improved in every measurable way. General Motors has been quietly stiffening and reducing weight on many of their vehicles. It weighs less than 3,200 pounds despite feeling rigid and planted. It's a lovely design that, when paired with a sprightly 1.5-liter turbo,

    Nissan Taking Mitsubishi in, Used Audi for a First Car, and Car-Themed Parties? [Ask Nathan]

    nissan rogue vs nissan pathfinder winter warrior concept drag ra

    In this edition of Ask Nathan: Thoughts on Nissan taking control of Mitsubishi? An Audi as a first car? Good choices for a car-themed party? Today's first question comes from a long-time fan who is curious about TFL's take on Nissan setting up a partnership with Mitsubishi. Nathan, What's the TFL take

    Mediocrity Be Damned, the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe Delivers [Review]

    Civic Coupe Rear Angle

    When Honda, one of the more conservative automakers in our market, built the 2016 Honda Civic Coupe, they built a exceptionally fun little runabout. Somehow, they managed to make it fun with a continuously variable transmission(CVT) too! Much of the thanks goes to the turbocharged, 174 horsepower, 1.5-liter 4-cylinder engine

    Nissan Just Acquired a 34% Stake in Mitsubishi for 237 Billion Yen

    2013 Nissan Juke Nismo 1

    Inking a deal worth ¥237 billion (about $2.1-billion USD), Nissan announced today their extended partnership with Mitsubishi Motors Corporation in the wake of recent fuel economy cheating perpetrated by Mitsubishi. This massive purchase comes right after Mitsubishi's stock, affected by this newest scandal, hit rock bottom. Here's the headline:  "YOKOHAMA and

    Forbidden Fruit: The Tiny Volkswagen Ameo Is Built in and for India

    volkwagen ameo

    Assembled at the Chakan facility, near Pune, India, the diminutive Volkswagen Ameo is based on the Volkswagen Polo’s PQ25 platform. In fact, up to the B-pillar, the Volkswagen Ameo is the same as the Volkswagen Polo hatchback. Why is this little car significant to Volkswagen fans in the United States?

    Honda Powering Disney’s Autopia, BMW i3 vs Nissan Leaf vs Mitsubishi i-MiEV and Scion tC? [Ask Nathan]

    2012 Scion tC Five Axis

    In this edition of Ask Nathan: What's up with Honda powering Disney's Autopia? Best reasonably priced electric BMW i3, Nissan Leaf or Mitsubishi i-MiEV? Is the 2016 Scion tC a good buy? Today's first question comes from a fan who heard that Disneyland's Autopia ride is now sponsored by Honda. Hi Nathan! I know you're

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