Vroom.com Asks: Would You Buy A Used Car If You Knew You Could Return It?


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We've all seen them. Many of us have considered buying from them: those shady-looking used car dealerships protected by chain-link fences that line downtown streets and shabby suburban avenues. "Sure, the prices seem good," we think to ourselves, "but can I really trust a guy who sells cars out of a Home Depot tool she...Read more

Despite Big Stumbles In The U.S. & China, Volkswagen Is Outselling Toyota (For Now, Anyway)


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At first glance, it might seem that 2015 has been unkind to Volkswagen. U.S. sales of VW's mass-market brand have continued their long, long losing streak, down 2.6 percent for the year. (Though smaller-volume sales of Audi and Porsche are up.) In China, the situation is even grimmer: the company found itself in the re...Read more

Apple Is Getting Very Serious About The Whole Car Thing


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A couple of years ago, Apple announced its intention to dominate dashboards via the CarPlay infotainment system. To most observers, CarPlay seemed like an interesting move but not much of a stretch for Apple. After all, plenty of drivers already used their iPhones for music and navigation, so why not bake those feature...Read more

2012-2015 Ram Pickups Recalled To Fix Seatbelts, Airbags; 1.9 Million Vehicles Affected


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It's been an interesting few days for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on the recall front. On Friday, the company recalled 1.4 million vehicles to shield them from hackers, and over the weekend, it reached a $105 million settlement with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to resolve complaints about FCA's slow...Read more

Breaking: FCA Recalls 1.4 Million Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram Vehicles Over Hacking Concerns


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Earlier this week, we reported on a vulnerability in Chrysler's Uconnect system that allowed two hackers to remotely control a Jeep Cherokee. (They could've chosen any number of vehicles from a wide range of automakers, but determined that the Cherokee was best suited for their demonstration.) To counter some of the co...Read more