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Jury says Toyota must pay $16M in dealer recall lawsuit

Jul. 15, 2019 11:50 PM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Toyota has been ordered to pay nearly $16 million to a Southern California dealer who alleged the company's Prius recalls didn't fix safety problems. The Los Angeles Times says an Orange County jury decided Monday that Toyota had breached "good faith and fair dealing" with Roger...

Lewis Hamilton wins record 6th British GP, extends F1 lead

Jul. 14, 2019 3:46 PM EDT

SILVERSTONE, England (AP) — A day of dramatic English sporting glory began with a far more fortuitous — but still record-breaking — victory for Lewis Hamilton on the nation's Formula One track. A sixth British Grand Prix success was sealed not with a thrilling overtaking move but by a canny...

Edmunds: Upstart Genesis G70 holds its own with BMW 3 Series

Jul. 10, 2019 7:01 AM EDT

Genesis is a new but growing luxury automotive brand that's been winning over consumers with great value and high quality. Leading the charge is the 2019 Genesis G70, the brand's all-new small sedan that it hopes will appeal to shoppers looking for sporty and invigorating performance. Notably, this exact...

From Nazis to hippies: End of the road for Volkswagen Beetle

Jul. 9, 2019 10:57 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is halting production of the last version of its Beetle model this week at its plant in Puebla, Mexico. It's the end of the road for a vehicle that has symbolized many things over a history spanning eight decades since 1938. It has been: a part of Germany's darkest...

Lee Iacocca, engineer of Chrysler's turnaround, dies at 94

Jul. 3, 2019 12:20 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Lee Iacocca, the auto executive and master pitchman who put the Mustang in Ford's lineup in the 1960s and became a corporate folk hero when he resurrected Chrysler 20 years later, has died in Bel Air, California. He was 94. Two former Chrysler executives who worked with him, Bud Liebler, the...

Guadalajara digs out from more than 4 feet of hail

Jul. 1, 2019 4:25 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A storm dumped more than 4 feet (more than a meter) of hail on parts of the Guadalajara area, damaging hundreds of homes and burying cars up to their windows in some places, Mexican officials said Monday. The Jalisco state government brought in heavy machinery to clear streets and dig...

Fete the Mets: 1969 club honored with parade, keys to NYC

Jun. 29, 2019 5:07 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Fifty years later, it all felt fresh for the 1969 New York Mets. The out-of-nowhere World Series champions were honored for their lasting legacy Saturday at Citi Field. Fifteen members of the Miracle Mets paraded down Seaver Way in classic cars, received keys to New York City from Mayor...

Edmunds: Best cars for today's youth sports families

Jun. 26, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

Young athletes today compete year-round in a variety of clubs and travel to tournaments, usually with staggering amounts of equipment. Vehicle support is often key, and to that end, Edmunds has collected its picks for the best cars, trucks and SUVs for families with active young athletes. Space for passengers and...

Car payment trouble? How to turn it around

Jun. 20, 2019 10:47 AM EDT

Your monthly car payment is not only a ticket to freedom, letting you enjoy summer road trips, but also a lifeline that gets the kids to school and you to work. But if it consumes too much of your budget, your ticket to ride could turn into a ticket to financial trouble. More than 7 million Americans were...

Edmunds: Fun-to-drive new cars for a quarter-life crisis

Jun. 19, 2019 10:07 AM EDT

You're likely familiar with the stereotype of a middle-aged person who impulsively splurges on an expensive new car. But there's also a similar experience at a different life stage: buying a flashy and fun vehicle right after you get your first well-paying job. You might call it a quarter-life crisis car. Most...