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'Fluffy' Won't Leave Her Car, So Woman Just Drives With It
'Fluffy' Won't Leave Her Car,
So Woman Just Drives With It
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'Fluffy' Won't Leave Her Car, So Woman Just Drives With It

'Fluffy' being a poisonous red-bellied black snake that 4 separate snake handlers can't remove

(Newser) - A venomous snake that Lisa Kournelis believes has been living in her SUV since March apparently has no intention of leaving—and so the Aussie woman now simply throws on protective gear and drives around with it. Kournelis tells ABC Australia she thinks a red-bellied black snake snuck into her...

End of an Era, Again, for This Iconic GM Sedan

General Motors' Chevy Malibu is being phased out after 2025 models to make room for EVs

(Newser) - The first discontinuation of the Chevy Malibu took place in 1983, after nearly 20 years in production. The iconic General Motors sedan was brought back to life in 1997, but now, the company is phasing it out yet again—and this time, it looks like it's for good. "...

'Crisis in Roadway Deaths' Leads to Big Move by Feds

Automatic emergency braking will soon have to come standard on all new US passenger vehicles

(Newser) - In the not-too-distant future, automatic emergency braking will have to come standard on all new passenger vehicles in the US, a requirement the government says will save hundreds of lives and prevent thousands of injuries each year. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration unveiled the new regulation on Monday, calling...

Tesla's Biggest Supporters 'Are Pushing the Panic Button'

Elon Musk's Cybertruck gamble could be his company's undoing, per Mashable's Chris Taylor

(Newser) - During an October earnings call, Tesla CEO Elon Musk joked "we have dug our own grave with the Cybertruck." That's suddenly "looking like less of a joke for Tesla," with every Cybertruck in America recalled , dismal Cybertruck sales overall, and profits down 55%, according to...

Cybertruck Owners Aren't Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'
Cybertruck Owners Aren't
Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'
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Cybertruck Owners Aren't Thrilled: 'What a Nightmare'

Robotic-looking Tesla EV is getting slammed in owners forums online

(Newser) - Elon Musk calls his company's Cybertruck "the most unique thing on the road," but owners of the electric Tesla vehicle have other, more unflattering descriptions for their new ride. As Futurism puts it, the Cybertruck "seems to be breaking down at an incredible rate," as...

One Teen Arrested, 8 Sought After Brazen Theft of Luxury Cars

Authorities say suspects stole 9 luxury vehicles from dealership in Waukesha, Wisconsin

(Newser) - Authorities are looking for a group of car thieves in Wisconsin who broke into a luxury car dealer earlier this month and drove off the lot with nine high-end vehicles. NBC News reports that the incident took place on Feb. 18 at the Jaguar-Land Rover dealership in Waukesha, where the...

Paris Just Made Your SUV a Lot Costlier

City of Lights votes in favor of eye-popping parking fees for SUVs ahead of Olympic Games

(Newser) - Parisians voted Sunday to muscle SUVs off the French capital's streets by making them much more expensive to park, the latest leg in a drive by Socialist Mayor Anne Hidalgo to make the host city for this year's Olympic Games greener and friendlier for pedestrians and cyclists. More...

Japan Is No Longer the No. 1 Auto Exporter
Japan Is No Longer
the No. 1 Auto Exporter
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Japan Is No Longer the No. 1 Auto Exporter

China takes the title with its surging industry

(Newser) - Japan has long been the world's top exporter of automobiles, but that reign is now over. China has overtaken it for the No. 1 spot, and it's no blip—Beijing's lead is expected to "solidify" in 2024, reports the South China Morning Post . The Wall Street ...

Cruise Passengers Disembark to Find Their Cars Flooded

Carnival passengers are upset after storm raged through Charleston while they were at sea

(Newser) - No one ever wants their vacation to end, but for a group of recent Carnival passengers, their arrival back on terra firma served up an extra dollop of angst. Charleston City Paper reports that a nor'easter swept through downtown Charleston on Sunday, flooding the parking lot owned by South...

5 Best Cars for Under $30K
5 Best Cars for Under $30K

5 Best Cars for Under $30K

Edmunds ranks top vehicles in different categories

(Newser) - Pricing for the average new car continues to rise, with the latest reports pegging the average new vehicle transaction price around $48,000. High interest rates are a further impediment for shoppers on a tight budget. While buying used is always an option, there are some great new cars out...

Strike a 'Victory for Autoworkers,' Not Necessarily for Consumers

Car prices could jump more than $1K to pay for new labor costs, one auto expert says

(Newser) - General Motors, the final holdout in the United Auto Workers strike, finally caved this week, reaching a tentative agreement with workers that would bring to an end six weeks of strikes that targeted GM, Ford, and Stellantis—the so-called Big Three of Detroit. Details for all of the automakers' agreements...

'Absolute Time Capsule' Found in Wisconsin Barn

1981 DeLorean like one used in 'Back to the Future' discovered with just 977 miles on it

(Newser) - A pair of Illinois car restorers didn't have to go back in time to stumble upon their latest big find, though they did have to cross state lines. WTVO reports that Michael McElhattan, who owns DeLorean Midwest in Crystal Lake, and employee Kevin Thomas struck a deal earlier this...

The Right to Own a Car Now Costs $106K in Singapore
In Singapore, Owning
a Car Costs $106K—
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In Singapore, Owning a Car Costs $106K— Before You Buy It

Cost of certificate is putting the 'Singaporean Dream' out of reach

(Newser) - Singapore is the world's most expensive place to own a car—and the biggest cost involved has more than quadrupled in recent years. Under a quota system introduced in 1990 to cut traffic congestion, the city-state sells 10-year "certificates of entitlement" allowing the holder to own a car,...

Traffic Deaths Rise, Despite Supposedly Safer Cars

Experts aren't sure what's causing rise in fatalities, though signs point to bigger sales of larger vehicles

(Newser) - Alyssa Milligan was someone who intuitively knew when another person needed help, encouragement, or a kind word. Although she was new to Tennessee, the 23-year old physical therapy student, whose mother called her "Sweet Alyssa," had already made many close connections, especially within the tight-knit cycling community around...

Another Massive Recall for Hyundai and Kia

3.4M vehicles recalled over fire risk; owners warned to park outside, away from structures

(Newser) - Hyundai and Kia are recalling nearly 3.4 million vehicles in the US and again telling owners to park them outside due to the risk of engine compartment fires. As the AP reports, the recalls cover multiple car and SUV models from the 2010 through 2019 model years, including Hyundai'...

Biden Makes Big Announcement on UAW Strike

President is heading to Michigan on Tuesday to stand with union workers on the picket line

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers strike expanded on Friday , with union workers walking out of dozens of additional parts-distribution centers across the nation amid sluggish negotiations with Ford, General Motors, and Stellantis, Detroit's "Big Three" automakers. Now, a big-name boost is heading to the picket line next week: President...

Warning to UAW: Don't Kill 'the Goose That Lays the Golden Egg'

In 'NYT' op-ed, Steven Rattner worries about strike's 'implications for our economy,' and for Biden

(Newser) - The United Auto Workers union is threatening to expand its targeted strike against Detroit's Big Three automakers if major advances aren't seen in contract negotiations by Friday. But at least one person thinks that the UAW is "overplaying its hand" in taking on Ford, General Motors, and...

The Car-Building Process May Soon Be Upended

Tesla is mulling a 3D-printing move that could decrease production costs big time

(Newser) - Tesla is working behind the curtain on a new manufacturing process that the Verge notes could prove to be a "huge industrial breakthrough." Multiple sources tell Reuters that the EV company is playing around with a new process that would allow it to die-cast pretty much the entire...

Cold-Case Investigators Find 32 Cars in Florida Lake
After Citizen's Tip, a Big
Find in a South Florida Lake
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After Citizen's Tip, a Big Find in a South Florida Lake

Investigators looking into missing-persons cold cases find 32 vehicles submerged in Doral

(Newser) - Divers in South Florida on the hunt for evidence tied to missing-persons cold cases have hundreds of sites on their "to search" list—but they may have just hit the motherlode at one location. CNN reports that a diving team from the nonprofit United Search Corps found 32 cars...

Heat Is Affecting Vehicles in So Many Ways

Experts suggest keeping an eye on systems, as well as on mechanics

(Newser) - This summer's extreme heat is breaking vehicles in ways drivers might not expect. Some of the parts affected have been more likely in the past to have problems in winter. The high temperatures are damaging windshield wipers, tires, and batteries for starters, Jalopnik reports. It's not good for...

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