CAFE 2025 will shake up the automobile industry. To date we’ve been operating under CAFE 2016, which was passed by the 110th Congress in 2007, before the oil price spike in 2008 and the Great Recession. The CAFE 2025 regulations enacted during the Obama administration won’t kick in until next year. Many beloved…
Recent polls have indicated that nearly 4 of 5 Americans support stricter fuel economy standards, but these polls don’t tell us about support for the current CAFE system. This is your chance to sound off about the regulations.
Opponauts are always stalking something. Time for everyone to give an August 2016 update.
The moon is an average of 230,855 miles (384,400 Candians) from earth, and a successful moon mission will see your vehicle cover 461, 710 (744,693 Canadians). This is an appreciation thread for the best light-duty gasoline engines that can get automotive astronauts to the moon and back without a rebuild or major…
Looks like trucks were already CAFE 2025 compliant in the early 1980s.
Before we begin, watch this advertisement for the new Kia Niro. After you’ve puked from the cloying sappiness, I’ll get to the point.
Much has been said about CAFE and the possible shake up of the automobile industry, but perhaps there will be a silver lining for inline-six-lovers.
Reports have surfaced that the EPA is abandoning the 54.5mpg mandate, but the reports of abandonment may have been exaggerated as the media has drawn inferences from the EPA’s Draft Technical Assessment Report.
Here’s some vids for the fans
My nephew is getting his first car soon. He’s almost 17, but he’s only managed to save $3,000. As such, his car budget is only about $2,500 because he needs to cover sales tax and first insurance payment. He has requested my counsel, but I rarely traffic in $2,500 daily-drivers. What is the best strategy to take?
Gaze upon the pair of giant red ejector seat switches on the lefthand side of the dash. Yesssss, T-handle light switch. Center console has chunky toggles and three sliders to configure the climate control. Shift boot has been terraced only twice to avoid unnecessary rubber-kinking costs. Carpet looks like it’s made…
My home town is a city of new-car-lovers. It’s not uncommon to see married couples around my age with about $200,000 in mortgage debt (life is pretty easy in Texas), and another $70,000 in auto loans for brand new vanilla cars.
Use your car to shield your income, and avoid the pitfalls of incompetent tax preparers.
We live in an era of monthly payments, financing charges, interest rates, and lease derivatives. Does anyone even focus on MSRP anymore?
Mods are asleep so.........
Automotive enthusiasts should accept the truth: our social capital as enthusiasts depends upon our willingness to seek out the superfluous challenges of vehicle operation and ownership.
Off-roading is a fantastic hobby. If you’re looking to hit the trails or unmaintained county roads in Spring/Summer 2016, let’s checkout some bargains.
The importance of international trade is something humans have known since the Enlightenment. According to generally accepted macroeconomic theory, international trade has a natural equilibrium so national governments ought not fear trade with international competitors. The cause of trade equilibrium is at least two…
What if I told you that most 4-wheel-drive vehicles aren’t really 4-wheel-drive?