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NASA Watches the Roadster Disappear Into Space

NASA Watches the Roadster Disappear Into Space

The iconic image of the dummy referred to as “Starman” sitting in his Tesla Roadster will forever have to remain in already existing pictures. Yesterday, astronomers looked out into space to watch the car vanish into deep space. As a Near-Earth object for the last week, NASA had to watch it closely to ensure that it didn’t too anything abnormal or unexpected while in orbit in close proximity to our planet. In a way, that makes Elon’s “silly” prank a…

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Ford Issues More Do Not Drive Warnings

Ford Issues More Do Not Drive Warnings

On Monday, Ford warned an additional 33,000 owners of older pickup trucks in North America to stop driving them until potentially defective air bags can be repaired. Ford told 2,900 owners of model year 2006 Ranger trucks a similar urgent message after a few deaths were reported. This recent news is to expand the existing warning was prompted by additional testing carried out by Ford over the past few weeks. Mazda Too? Mazda Motor Corporation said it was issuing a…

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Which Cars are Winning Over Minorities?

Which Cars are Winning Over Minorities?

Based on the recent data that has been released, 2017 was a productive year for auto manufacturers in the U.S. Not only is there a refreshing amount of innovation happening in the automotive space right now, but there seems to be a resurgence in buyer confidence. Heck, I even purchased a minivan for my growing company a few months ago. What is also an interesting statistic to review is market share across different types of car buyers. It’s not just…

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The Detroit Auto Show Recap

The Detroit Auto Show Recap

This year’s Detroit Auto Show was all about the here and now. With some amazing and flashy new cars stole the show, but that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty of flubs along the way. Some cars were unveiled to much less excitement. Some were even called flat out “weird.” Despite all the hits and the misses, the event is always a great time for any avid car lover. If that’s you, and you were unable to attend in person, we…

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Will We Soon Be Driving Underground?

Will We Soon Be Driving Underground?

If you haven’t seen the news yet, Elon Musk envisions a world with much less traffic. So much less, in fact, that the cars will be taken underground into secret tunnels and transported to their destination. Sounds ambitious, we know. But isn’t that what makes Elon Musk the mad genius he truly is? We checked out The Boring Company’s updated website further to take a deeper glimpse into the project. Here are the main takeaways: Moving to Tunnels To alleviate…

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Mini To Become an EV Brand?

Mini To Become an EV Brand?

BMW is in talks to make its Mini brand all-electric in the U.S. They’re currently talking with other automakers to find partners to lower the cost of electrifying the brand. Would you purchase a Mini if electric was the only option? The PartsMarket team says why not…? This seems like a great move for a large automotive company that already has its powerful hand in the luxury market. Allowing for one powerful electric vehicle logo to lead the way for…

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Thoughts from a Future Model 3 Owner (Part 1)

Thoughts from a Future Model 3 Owner (Part 1)

As a car enthusiast, I was one of the many that were sold on Tesla’s more affordable vehicle, the Model 3. I was 1 of the 100,000+ that pre-ordered it during the live unveiling event all the way back at the end of last year. Now that it’s almost been a full year of waiting, I want to document my thoughts. I won’t say I’m angry or frustrated, but it is flummoxing to accept that Tesla has sent me a…

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Will ‘Care By Volvo’ Change the Auto Industry?

Will ‘Care By Volvo’ Change the Auto Industry?

We have to give it up to Volvo. Last week, they unveiled a pretty forward-thinking model for the future of car ownership. We’re calling it CaaS (Car as a service) – and no, it has nothing to do with ride sharing. Introducing Volvo Care Volvo Care is all about access to your Volvo vehicle. You aren’t buying or leasing the latest Volvo. Instead, you’re given the ability to access and drive it when you need it. I know it sounds…

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The Drive Back to Florida

The Drive Back to Florida

It was 2am. We were already 12 hours into the drive. That’s when I had to question the reality of everything around me. Like millions of other Floridians, I evacuated a few days before Hurricane Irma was slated to make landfall and amass destruction throughout the state. That was well after we had weeks of these types of newscasts leading up to the mass exodus. The state of meteorology aside, we knew we were making the right decision to evacuate….

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Jeep Up for Bidding

Jeep Up for Bidding

TL:DR / Great Wall Motors All Set to Acquire Jeep Recently the news broke that Great Wall Motor Co. has extended a hand for negotiations to FCA. Those of you who are unaware of both the companies, Great Wall is a Chinese automotive company and FCA is Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. Moreover, Jeep is a brand that manufactures SUVs under the FCA banner. If FCA follows up with the offer presented by Great Walls, Jeep will be split from the brand and leave…

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