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Preventing a Vehicle Rollover Requires Catlike Reflexes

Automakers might be able to learn a couple new tricks from big cats, at least according to a recent study from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. PBS.org reports that researchers Amir Patel and Martin Braae unveiled a remote-controlled car named Dima, which remains stable in sharp turns with the help of a cheetah-inspired tail. Dima has a top-heavy design, but its tail eliminates some of the rollover risk that’s generally associated with vehicles that have ... continue reading»

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February's Best Finance, Cash Back and Lease Deals

2014 Ford Taurus A cold, snowy January put a freeze on new car sales, according to many analysts. For February, automakers are responding with a wintry mix of cash rebates, lease deals and promotional financing incentives to get car shoppers out of the cold and back on the showroom floor. If you’ve been waiting for the right time to buy or lease, February is a great month to get into that new car, truck or SUV you’ve been considering. Many February ... continue reading»

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Slideshow: 2014 Washington, D.C. Auto Show

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray It’s a special time of year right now in Washington, D.C., as automakers rolled their new cars into the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the 2014 Washington Auto Show. While the auto show is an opportunity for automakers to showcase the vehicles they make, it’s also a great chance for consumers to check out the newest cars on the block. You’ll be able to score some seat time in recently redesigned cars like the Lexus ... continue reading»

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Consumer Reports Slams 2014 Infiniti Q50 and Lexus IS 250

2014 Infiniti Q50 Two of the newest upscale midsize cars on the market fall short in Consumer Reports’ tests. The new 2014 Infiniti Q50 and the redesigned 2014 Lexus IS are outranked by a number of competitors, including the BMW 328i, Mercedes-Benz C250, Lincoln MKZ 2.0 EcoBoost and Volvo S60 T5. Consumer Reports says that while the Q50 is intended to replace the Infiniti G37 sedan, the new car does not meet its expectations. “The Infiniti G has been one of Consumer ... continue reading»

Tags: Lexus IS, Model News, Consumer Reports, Infiniti Q50

2014 BMW 4-Series Convertible Priced From $49,675

2014 BMW 4-Series Converible Our top-ranked upscale midsize car is about to lose its top, as a convertible version of the 2014 BMW 4-Series will hit showroom floors in the first quarter of 2014. BMW says in a press release, “The ‘4’ in its title headlines this new product line for the Convertible and emphasizes not only its stand-out design, but also the fact that any way you look at it, the new 4 Series Convertible represents something more than its BMW 3 Series ... continue reading»

Tags: Auto Shows, Convertibles, Model News, Pricing, BMW 4 Series

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