Two new Toyota sports cars are officially a go

Back in December of last year, it was rumored that Toyota would add two new sports cars to their lineup, to bookend their all-new RWD sports car, the Scion FR-S (co-developed with Subaru, of which Toyota owns approximately 18% of Fuji Heavy Industries). According to Car Advice, per chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, has officially confirmed that their…

Federal judge approves Toyota unintended acceleration lawsuit settlement

In perhaps the final chapter of the infamous Toyota recall unintended acceleration saga, the federal judge presiding over the case approved the terms of the settlement on Friday. The class-action lawsuit was over the design defects that cause the vehicles to accelerate without warning and/or any involvement from the driver.  Also, due to the numerous Toyota recalls and scrutiny…

Porsche recalls a slew of vehicles for various issues

Porsche has announced two recalls for most of their vehicle lineup, for issues with the fuel gauge and the airbags, respectively. Although the total number of vehicles being recalled is small, there are a number of models affected. The first recall is for an inaccurate fuel gauge, which could leave the owner stranded, due to a lack of…

Ford recalls Lincoln MKZ for transmission issue

Ford has announced another recall this week, in addition to the Escape recalls. The 2013-2014 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid midsize premium sedan is being recalled for a transmission issue. In all, 7,329 vehicles that were produced from April 26, 2012 to September 24, 2013 will be affected. The transmission issue has to do with the ability of being…

Nissan recalls new NV200 commercial vans

Nissan is recalling their newly released NV200 commercial vans for a wiring issue. More specifically, 2,529 vehicles that were produced between February 6, 2013, through August 2, 2013, for the 2013 model year, will be affected. The wiring issue has to do with the wiring harness that connect the fusible link to the battery fuse terminal….

Ford issues three recalls for Focus electric and Escape, avoids another one

Ford has announced two recalls concerning their Focus electric vehicle, as well as the oft-recalled Espace crossover utility vehicle. The Escape has been recalled seven times since the newest generation went on sale back in the spring of 2012. Approximately 2,456 2012-2014 Focus electric vehicles that were produced from September 15, 2011, through August 23, 2013 will be…

GM issues two recalls for 2013-2014 Chevrolet Malibu

GM has issued two separate recalls for their 2013-2014 Chevrolet Malibu midsize sedan. The 2014 model was redesigned in response to heavy criticism from the automotive press and potential customers. In all, approximately 57,605 vehicles will be affected by the latest Chevy recall. The first recall involves the 2013 Malibus that were equipped with the optional power front…

Hyundai recalls over 15,000 Entourage minivans

Following up on a recall from their sister company Kia, Hyundai has announced a recall for their version of the Sedona, the Entourage minivan. Approximately 15,500 vehicles produced from February 16, 2006, through June 30, 2008, and sold to the “cold-weather” states will be affected. The recall is identical to the Sedona recall, in that the lower front…

The five things that I learned from playing Real Racing 3

This is very similar to another post that I wrote about what I’ve learned from playing online poker. I haven’t played in awhile, because between working and playing Real Racing 3, I haven’t had much time to do anything else. First, the work. I was working at a Kia dealership selling appointments, not cars…whenever I…