Cars We Remember: The Saga of Young Joe

With more drivers on the road this holiday season than ever, it’s time for our yearly column on the dangers of drinking and driving. DUI arrests continue to be a major problem nationwide, and the following story is too often repeated over and over across the land.

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REVIEW: 2015 Bentley Continental GT V8 S

(Photography by Dave Nutting) Let’s get this out of the way: We caused a death in the three days we had to drive the Bentley Continental GT V8 S. It wasn’t our fault, and it wasn’t the car’s fault. It just was. It’s something that took us three, maybe even four miles to get over.

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At The Auction – 1960 Edsel Ranger

There were lots of neat classic cars at the November 2014 McCormick’s Palm Springs Classic Car Auction, and as usual, the area surrounding it was ringed with similarly worthy cars for sale. This 1960 Edsel is from the final and abbreviated model year for Ford’s ill-fated division, and it’s cherry enough to warrant a closer look.

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7 Weird facts about the Dukes of Hazzard

The Dukes of Hazzard was a television program that started and ended its run before the internet was a twinkle in Al Gore’s eye.  Yet, its Facebook page has three-quarters of a million FB likes.  Here are some weird facts about the show and its characters.

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SAFETY RECALL UPDATE – December 15, 2014

BLAMO! How about a Honda recall that includes over 5-million units? Now that is a huge repair and a shining example of the commitment that Honda has made to the safety of their customers. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the recall this morning that covers various Honda and Acura models, all of which are equipped with Takata airbags. To date, four deaths have been associated with (if

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Is The Personal Data Your Car Collects Really Safe?

Ford recently announced a new and hopefully better version of its infotainment system that will be called Sync 3. This is big news, but what is even bigger news is that they’ve just hired Paul Ballew to the new post of Chief Data and Analytics Officer. That fancy title means he’s going to help decide what Ford should do with all the data their system collects about your car, and

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2014 In Review: 10 Remarkable Test Cars

One fun thing about being a BestRide.com West Coast car contributor is that my test cars come from a different pool than the one used by my East Coast overlords.  Here are ten notables that I drove this year – some good, some not so.

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VIDEO: We Hoon Around in the Snow with Ricky Johnson in a 500HP Pro2 Trophy Truck

When you get an email that says “Hey, how’d you like to drive around with Ricky Johnson in a Trophy Truck?” you drop everything and head to Maine. My frienemy Brian Lohnes from BangShift.com and I got a chance to meet up with Ricky as part of a preview for Red Bull Frozen Rush, an awesome event he’s organized at Sunday River in Newry, Maine, on January 8 and 9, 2015.

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REVIEW: 2014 Ford Focus Titanium – Making The List

Car buyers who have hired me a consultant here in the San Francisco Bay Area have one thing in common: none among them have wanted an American car. That general aversion to the Big Three brands – actually the Big Two, now that Fiat has usurped Chrysler – means that good compact cars like the Ford Focus are summarily passed over. That’s a shame, because the Focus has a lot to offer.

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The Truth About Cuban Cars — Before You Head There Looking to Buy A Classic

One of Cuba’s most distinct features has been the requirement that Cubans had to made do with the cars that existed on the island prior to 1959. Now that the United States is softening its relationship with Cuba, a whole lot of Americans immediately started thinking about how to get there with a fistful of money and score a well-preserved classic. Not so fast, Yankee.

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VIDEO: Nissan Previews the 2016 Nissan Titan with a Cummins Diesel

BestRide.com is headed out to the North American International Auto Show in January, and one of the things we’re now excited to see is the unveiling of the 2016 Nissan Titan. If the hashtag #CumminsSoon wasn’t indication enough, the video shows a Cummins diesel.

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REVIEW: 2015 Volkswagen CC – The Deerhunter

This week, we’re driving the beautiful 2015 Volkswagen CC, a popular larger size compact that continues to add market in this hotly contested division. Noted below is an abbreviated four-day test instead of a seven-day test thanks to a large deer that decided it was time to test the impact worthiness of our CC’s grille and hood.

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