Posts by Michael Hines

Affordable Luxury: 10 Cars With Heated Steering Wheels

Heating steering wheels used to be a marker of luxury in the auto industry. However, that has changed over the past decade or so. Today, just about every manufacturer offers the option of a heated steering wheel. It can sometimes even be found in lower trim levels. If you’ve never used it, it’s an amenity…

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Everything We Know About the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 (So Far)

2021 Porsche 911 GT3

The long wait for the 2021 Porsche 911 GT3 is almost over. The prototype pictures look promising, and the automaker claims that the production-ready GT3 will be styled a bit differently from the outgoing 991.2 model while still carrying on many of the defining features that have made the track-ready sports car an icon across…

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The 10 Loudest Cars You Can Buy Today

Cars are going to be a lot quieter in the very near future. Almost every automaker has plans to pump out more (or switch entirely to) hybrids and electric vehicles. Things will be especially dire in Europe, where the European Union has a new regulation that limits just how loud new cars can be. Although…

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Inside the 2021 Honda Accord: A Refreshed and Modern Sized Sedan

Unsurprisingly, the 2021 Honda Accord is still a top choice in the ever-shrinking family sedan segment. That’s because it does just about everything well. It has lots of space, is priced right, and is both fun to drive and practical. It’s also fuel-efficient and provides pretty good pickup, no matter what engine you equip it…

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The Truth Behind the Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

It was recently announced that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will stand trial in Germany for his role in the “Dieselgate” scandal. It’s no surprise that Dieselgate is back in the news five years after the scandal first rocked the automotive industry. This is the story that will not die, largely because of its scope.…

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