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Now is your chance to buy the last Oldsmobile ever built

A 2004 Oldsmobile Alero is hardly a sought after car, but this one may be just a tad more desirable. Why? It's the last Oldsmobile-badged vehicle General Motors ever built before the brand was sent to the automotive graveyard. Fox News reported on Thursday that this particular 2004 Alero has been a part of GM's Heritage Center collection for the past 13...

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Here’s how Volvo says it is eliminating turbo lag

Turbo lag is a defining characteristic of older forced-induction cars. These large turbochargers were used to feed high-performance engines and generate significant power. The problem would come when you called upon that power. Your right foot mashes the gas—then nothing. A shock of power would eventually make its way to the drive wheels, sometimes...

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Buy these four Mercedes-Benz AMG Black Series cars in one shot

For those who love all things Affalterbach, the holy grail is Mercedes-Benz vehicle that's been given the Black Series treatment. The engineers at AMG rarely roll out such special machines, but they make a large, loud splash when they do. Just five models have been given the Black Series goods, and right now you have the chance to buy four of them... in one...

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2018 Infiniti QX80, 2018 Cadillac CTS-V, 2018 Jeep Wrangler: The Week In Reverse

We took a spin in the updated 2018 Infiniti QX80; slid behind the wheel of the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V; and put the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler to the test. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The iconic Jeep Wrangler is new for 2018 and we drove it. Our impression? Jeep has done an impressive job of making the Wrangler more accessible to...

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Thor Trucks reveals electric semi-truck to take on Tesla

Tesla has already received a healthy stream of pre-orders for its electric semi-truck, but a new California company will offer an alternative. Thor Trucks revealed its first all-electric semi on Wednesday and it boasts promising specs in an attempt to rival the Tesla Semi. Thor calls its electric truck the ET-One and it will supposedly arrive with a...

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Nissan Terra body-on-frame SUV leaked

Nissan is close to revealing a new mid-size SUV based on the rugged underpinnings of the global NP300 Navara pickup truck, and the first photos of the completed design have hit the web. The images were posted up on Chinese social media website Sina Weibo and reveal that the new body-on-frame SUV will go by the name Terra. In China, it will serve as the...

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Oregon-based Samson promises "flying sports car" for next year

If Oregon-based Samson sticks to its timeline, there will be a real flying car on sale next year. Samson revealed the Switchblade Wednesday and promises the functionality of a regular car and the ability to take off and fly in one package. The company's creation is a three-wheel vehicle with a 1.6-liter V-4 gasoline engine with about 190 horsepower paired...

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Nissan’s mini car wash tests paint quality on a small scale

For a large portion of the U.S., and around the world, the time for snow, slush, and ice is here. And that means drivers will line car washes ready to whisk away the muck, salt, and other debris. Nissan knows this and the brand employs the cutest little car wash you've ever seen to ensure car washes are no match for paint quality. That's right, it's not...

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Idaho man upset with court system does donuts in front of courthouse

An Idaho driver served up a batch of donuts to showcase his displeasure with the court system before wrecking his Honda Accord into the Boise courthouse's fountain. That's one way to grab attention. The Idaho Statesman reported on Sunday that 37-year-old Jonathan Joseph Locksmith drove into the courthouse's plaza before performing donuts and crashing into a...

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2018 Jeep Wrangler priced from $28,190

Jeep Wrangler faithful will face an uptick in pricing for the new JL-series off-road SUV. Due in showrooms early next year, the new Wrangler has been priced from $28,190 in 2-door Sport trimmings, up from $25,090 for the previous JK model. Note, Jeep will continue to sell the JK Wrangler alongside the new model for 2018. Part of the reason for the bump in...

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