Canceled: cars as a subscription service

Remember when car subscriptions were going to be the next big thing, about three years ago? Manufacturers like Audi, Cadillac, Mercedes, BMW, and Volvo offered plans, and subscribers could pay a monthly fee to drive a selection of models rather than having to commit to one car for several years. It seemed intriguing, and had a... Continue Reading →

The Evolution of Engine Technology

For over 100 years we've used the combination of air, fuel, and spark to power cars, but the way that we bring these things together has evolved over several eras. In the early years, engines were oversized, underpowered, and crude compared to what we’re used to today. For example, Cadillac’s 1930s V16, a 7.4 liter... Continue Reading →

AWD isn’t enough: why you need winter tires

Whether it’s Audi’s famed Quattro or Acura’s Super Handling All-Wheel Drive, many motorists rely on these types of all-wheel drive (AWD) systems to keep them safe when driving in snow and ice. This is largely because car manufacturers tout all-wheel drive as the end-all be-all winter weather defeater—but the truth is that AWD is only... Continue Reading →

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