Motorcycle Stoppie Trainer

The article describes a training device for motorcyclists attempting to learn a particular stunt. This stunt, called a stoppie, involves stopping so that the back wheel is raised from the ground. The training device hooks onto the bike, somewhat similar to training wheels, allowing the driver to practice without fear of flipping the vehicle. Read […]

Porsche Pajun: Motor in the Rear, 911-Style?

We finally have a little news on the still-in-development seventh model from Porsche, codename Pajun. Porsche is known for having a rear-engine layout on the 911 models, even while changing gears on other styles, but Autocar hints that Pajun may just feature that same layout. Called eMSB, they’re reportedly preparing a modified version of Volkswagen […]

Fiat’s No Closer to Buying Rest of Chrysler

Despite reports in recent months that Fiat had been making moves to finalize the purchase of the share of Chrysler that it does not already own, Fiat and Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said that the deal is not any closer to getting done. In fact, Marchionne said that he is instead focusing on getting ready […]

Ford Winning Market Share on the U.S. Coasts

  Ford Motors Co., most likely the most iconic automaker out of the Detroit Big Three, is not only enjoying a resurgence in America’s heartland, but also on both the West and East Coast. In the five years since Ford refused to take an auto bailout from the Feds, the company that Henry built has […]

Fiat Triples its Chrysler Dividend by Refinancing

Fiat S.p.A. has reportedly tripled the amount of the dividend it will receive from the Chrysler Group this year due to Italian automaker’s restructuring of its debt and the rewriting of the rules controlling the funding of the debt. Fiat currently owns 58.5 percent of America’s third largest carmaker. Unnamed insiders say that increase the […]

CFPB to Lose Highly Regarded Assistant Director

Assistant Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Rick Hackett officially announced that he will be leaving his position by the end of the month. Hackett has been a very visible CFPB official at industry events and has been an active participant at many industry conferences and press gatherings. During his time in office, Hackett […]

An Improving Outlook For Young Car Buyers

It appears that car shoppers aged 18-34 are becoming a larger group in car sales this year. This can be attributed to an improving economy. This is a promising sign for the economy, because some analysts believed this group would remain relatively small due to a decreased amount of driver’s licenses in this group, and […]

Goodbye Mate: Ford Leaving Australia

After 88 years Down Under, Ford Motor Co. has decided to take its shingle down and stop manufacturing cars and trucks in Australia. Citing increasing competition from loss-cost imports and Australia’s continued lack of roads, Ford executives say that it is no longer economically feasible to locally manufacture vehicles for the Australian market. In fact, […]

Drive a Small SUV, Die Horrible in Crash?

A recent report has come to a stunning, some would say even fiery, conclusion, small SUVs just aren’t all that safe. According to crash tests performed by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, only two of 13 small SUVs received “good” or “acceptable” marks in front-end crash tests with the 2014 Subaru Forester earning the […]

Honda Fit EV Lease Price Sliced by One-Third

Honda has slashed the monthly leasing price of its diminutive Fit electric vehicle from $389 to $259. This one-third reduction is offered with a three-year lease that has the additional benefits of having collision coverage, free routine maintenance, a free home charging station, requiring no down payment, and having no mileage limitations. The move was […]