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VW dealers say they don't have enough vehicles to sell

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
VW's strong incentives in the US mean that dealers continue to do brisk business despite the emissions crisis. However, inventories are now very low, and that doesn't look to change in the coming weeks.Volkswagen has weathered its diesel emissions crisis well so far – at least from a business perspective in the US. Sales in September grew 0.56 percent, and October's numbers showed essentially no change with just with a 0.24-percent gain ...

Misguided Souls: Kia Recalls 256,000 Soul Models for Steering Loss

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Misguided Souls: Kia Recalls 256,000 Soul Models for Steering Loss

Jeremy Clarkson Slapped With Discrimination Suit by Producer he Punched

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Oisin Tymon, the BBC producer that Clarkson assaulted in March, is suing Clarkson and the BBC for racial discrimination and personal injury.

The Toyota FJ Cruiser has surprisingly good resale value

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Prices for used examples of the Toyota FJ Cruiser are holding higher than the competition.If you have a Toyota FJ Cruiser, it could be worth more than you realize. According to Automotive News, examples of the retro off-roader are trading at over 90 percent of their original list prices. And that all comes down to the old principle of supply and demand. Designed in tribute to the original Land Cruiser, the FJ Cruiser is an old-school, body-on-frame ...

Caparo chairman dead, company on brink of bankruptcy

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
The patron behind the Caparo T1 supercar reportedly plummeted from a London penthouse to his death on Monday as the steel company over which he presides falls into bankruptcy administration.If you were still holding out hope that the Caparo T1 might yet emerge from the fringes of the supercar scene, we're sorry to say that you can probably put those dreams to rest now. Because not only is the company behind it on the verge of bankruptcy, but its chief ...

VW lines up $21.5 billion in financing to weather crisis

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Volkswagen wants $21.5 billion in loans as a short-term financial buffer to get through its emissions crisis.Volkswagen's emissions scandal won't be a cheap or quick problem to fix. In addition to having to repair millions vehicles, the automaker will likely face hefty government fines and the possible repercussions of lawsuits. To make sure there's enough money in the account to pay for all of that, VW will reportedly apply for the equivalent of ...

Tesla Says Reliability Problems Cut in Half After Consumer Reports Snub

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
After Consumer Reports took away its Recommended rating, Tesla insists the Model S is actually more reliable than ever.

Wait, WHAT? VW's Emissions-Cheating Software Might Technically Be Legal in Europe

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
The EU's pollution testing rules contain a gigantic loophole that might be big enough for Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheat to sneak through.

Jaguar Planning Fully-Electric C-X75-Inspired SUV

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
If it's true, the Tesla Model X could have some serious competition.

Elon Musk Says 500-Mile Electric Cars Are Just 10 Years Away

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
The cost of batteries is dropping as we write. This kind of range could be possible soon.

Latest Automotive Safety Recalls

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
The latest safety recalls issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Wild Rumor: Ford Could Be Planning An Even Faster Focus RS

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Oh, a 345-hp, all-wheel-drive muscle hatch wasn't enough for you? Rumor has it Ford wants to make one that's even crazier. Like, 0-60 in four seconds crazy.

Woman sues Honda after airbag severs her throat during car crash

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
A woman has filed a lawsuit against Honda and other companies after an airbag that deployed wrongly during a car crash severely damaged her throat and left her unable to speak, KUTV reported.

Kia recalls over 256,000 Souls for steering problem

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Kia is recalling more than 256,000 Soul compact SUVs in the U.S. because the steering could fail.The recall covers certain Souls from the 2014 through 2016 model years.Kia says in documents filed with the government that the adhesive that holds steering gear parts together may not be strong enough and the parts can separate. That can cause loss of steering, increasing the risk of a crash.Kia found the problem after getting warranty reports from dealers. The company says no crashes or injuries have been reported.Dealers...

Online auto company unveils vending machine for used cars

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Online auto company Carvana has revealed a vending machine for used cars. Customers can purchase a car online and pick it up in Nashville, Tenn.

Hyundai Reaches 10 Million Vehicles Sold in the U.S.

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Hyundai has sold 10 million vehicles in the U.S. since first launching in this market in 1986.

Rolls-Royce issues recall...for only one sedan

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
Rolls-Royce is in a class of its own when it comes to luxury sedans. Often attracting the type of consumer who is driven in lieu of driving, the massive autos with iconic coach doors come in eight different models for 2015 and 2016 none of which sell for under $250,000. With that level of specialization and elite lineage, it is no surprise that many of their cars are made with special care. With that being considered the British automaker ...

$100,000 reward offered to help recover stolen Lamborghini

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
The Pinkteron detective agency is offering a $100,000 reward for information that leads to the recovery of a 2015 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 Roadster stolen in New York.Have you seen this Lamborghini? If so, Pinkerton wants to hear from you. And if your information leads to the recovery of the vehicle in question, the private detective agency could give you a reward of $100,000. According to Pinkerton, the white 2015 Lamborghini Aventador ...

VW Has 10 Days to Explain Emissions "Irregularities" to the EU

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
The EU has demanded information on which models are over-polluting, and by how much.

JFK license plates sell for $100,000 at auction

MSN Real estate - Thu, 11/19/2015 - 01:54
An auction house in Dallas has sold the original license plates that marked President John F. Kennedy's limousine the day he was assassinated. An unidentified buyer won with a high bid of $100,000.A set of license plates sold for six figures at auction this week, and they weren't even vanity plates. These were plain old DC government tags. They just happen to be the ones that were on the Lincoln limousine that President John F. Kennedy was in when ...
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