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  • Apple seen emerging as serious competitor by auto executives Mar 8, 2015 7:34 AM
    Automotive executives are taking seriously the prospect that Apple and Google will emerge as competitors even as they consider partnering with the two. “If these two companies intend to solely produce electric vehicles, it could go fast,” Volkswagen Chief Executive Officer Martin Winterkorn said at the Geneva International Motor Show.

     
  • Should car dealers start selling on Sundays? Mar 6, 2015 2:31 PM
    Sunday is a day when you can wander car lots across Illinois, looking at sticker prices and not hear a word from a salesman. But state Sen. Jim Oberweis says it’s time for a 30-year-old state law that prohibits car sales on Sundays to go.

     
  • Nissan recalls more Altimas for hood latch problem Mar 6, 2015 9:30 AM
    Nissan is recalling 640,000 more cars in the U.S. and Canada to fix a growing problem with faulty latches that can allow hoods to fly open while cars are being driven. The latest recall covers Altima midsize sedans from the 2013 through 2015 model years, bringing the total number of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles recalled for the problem to nearly 1.1 million worldwide.

     
  • Many engine replacements are avoidable Mar 6, 2015 11:46 AM
    Why am I seeing so many blown engines and transmissions in the shop recently? Over the last two weeks we have had to replace several engines, transmissions and differentials.

     
  • Google providing car insurance quotes in latest expansion Mar 5, 2015 8:05 PM
    Google unveils auto insurance comparison service in California with more states on horizon

     
  • Honey, we shrank the SUV -- and Europe loves it Mar 4, 2015 9:19 AM
    In Europe, SUV now stands for: Shrinking Utility Vehicle. An array of small sport utility vehicles is going on display this week at the Geneva International Motor Show. Automakers are piling into the segment as one of the best hopes for growth in a still-weak European market.

     
  • AP PHOTOS: A walk through the glitz of the Geneva car show Mar 4, 2015 12:05 PM
    AP PHOTOS: A slideshow of the car models and prototypes put on display at the Geneva auto show

     
  • 5 cars getting attention at the Geneva auto show Mar 4, 2015 7:05 AM
    New Ferrari, Lamborghini among top 5 cars to see at Geneva auto show

     
  • GENEVA AUTO SHOW PHOTO GALLERY: Speed and luxury dominate Mar 3, 2015 12:05 PM
    A slideshow of the Geneva auto show, where new sports and luxury cars grabbed attention

     
  • Russia troubles hinder Ford, GM efforts to recover in Europe Mar 3, 2015 2:05 PM
    Drop in Russian car sales this year to hurt Ford and GM's plan to return to profits in Europe

     
  • Auto industry slows for bad weather, but stays on course Mar 3, 2015 4:05 PM
    Strong US economy helps automakers plow through snowy weather and boost sales

     
  • Automakers vow not to give up on weak-selling electrics Mar 3, 2015 10:05 AM
    While battery range lags, automakers push high-end sports cars at a growing global market

     
  • Small SUVs, pricey sports cars to dominate Geneva auto show Mar 2, 2015 4:05 AM
    Electric vehicles take a back seat at Geneva thanks to limited range, cheap gas

     
  • Volkswagen Passat wins car of the year award Mar 2, 2015 11:05 AM
    Volkswagen's large family car Passat wins car of the year award at Geneva Auto Show

     
  • Volkswagen CEO stands by cautious outlook Mar 2, 2015 5:05 PM
    Says lower gas prices are no reason to back away from efficient vehicles

     
  • Pontiac is too perfect to part with Mar 2, 2015 12:00 AM
    While walking out of New Trier High School one spring day, Ira Kessler laid eyes on “the most beautiful thing I’d ever seen in my life.” Kessler, a high school junior at the time, caught sight of a new Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

     
  • Small SUVs, pricey sports cars dominate at Geneva auto show Mar 1, 2015 10:05 AM
    Electric vehicles take a back seat at Geneva thanks to limited range, cheap gas

     
  • JC Whitney catolog shares oddest car accessories Mar 1, 2015 1:00 AM
    To help commemorate its 100th anniversary, JC Whitney has released a fun collection of some strange and colorful auto accessories that have been offered for sale on the pages of its catalogs over the years.

     
  • Hyundai recalls 263,000 cars Feb 28, 2015 2:25 PM
    Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering.

     
  • Car club calendar Mar 5, 2015 12:17 PM
    The Chicago suburbs are home to many car lovers and clubs devoted to models ranging from the Alfa Romeo to Volkswagen. The Daily Herald has compiled a list of car shows and monthly meetings for area car clubs and motorcycle groups.

     
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