American brands take 11 of bottom 12 spots in Consumer Reports reliability survey

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:00
American brands such as General Motors, Ford, Fiat Chrysler, and even Tesla had a rough showing in the results of Consumer Reports’ annual reliability survey released last week, which gathered data on half a million vehicles this year. Volvo was dead last in 29th place, but every American marque occupied the next 11 worse spots, from...
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2019 Lexus NX

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:00
The 2019 Lexus NX is a compact luxury crossover SUV that presents a bold- alternative to its understated German and American rivals. Following a visual refresh last year, the 2019 NX carries over with few changes, other than the deletion of Molten Pearl as a paint color on the NX 300 and newly standard Apple CarPlay compatibility. We give the 2019...
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Honda Insight: Best Car To Buy 2019 nominee

The Car Connection News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 10:00
The Honda Insight proves that sedans might just have a future after all. This four-door sedan is well-priced, with a spacious interior full of the latest safety and convenience tech, and it's even good looking. Oh, and did we mention that most versions of the 2019 Insight are rated at 52 mpg combined? MORE: Read our 2019 Honda Insight review...
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AXA and KWE complete on €161m debut Dublin PRS buy

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 09:54
AXA Investment Managers and Kennedy Wilson Europe have completed on the €161m (£142m) purchase of The Grange PRS development in Dublin for the first acquisition of its Irish PRS joint venture.
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Lok'nStore posts strong full-year results

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:46
Lok’nStore Group has notched up a 34% rise in pretax profit for the year to 31 July, off the back of a 6.6% rise in revenue.
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Aviva and Allied to transform Coronation Street into Enterprise City

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:37
Aviva Investors has joined forces with Allied London to develop the former studios of Coronation Street in Manchester into the city’s newest neighbourhood.
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St Modwen redeems bonds early

Property Week News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:08
St Modwen Properties is to redeem £80m of bonds early.
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2018 Honda Civic Type R Long-Term Update 2: Type R IRL

Motortrend News Feed - Mon, 10/29/2018 - 08:00

When you walk into your garage and your morning gaze lands on the car parked there, do you feel almost giddy anticipation for your commute? I do. We get to drive a lot of cars in this business, and there are precious few that instill this feeling—for a sustained amount of time. It’s been four months since we got this car, one year and four months since I first drove the Civic Type R, and I still get a buzz when I approach it. The thing that distinguishes it among other hot hatches is its bandwidth. It can provide mellow and comfortable as well as it can wild and wooly experiences. Come to think of it, that’s the same reason I love the Porsche 911 and the (F90) BMW M5. They’re all multitalented. Not only that, the harder one drives any of these three, the better they become: more precise and more fun.

BAM! thump thump, thump

Do you know what’s not fun? Driving over a raised sewer cover the street seems to have settled around. Bam! There was a slight vibration in the steering wheel right afterward, and I was expecting the TPMS light. (In a different car, I once hit a pothole at speed and pinched the tire so hard that it tore a silver dollar–sized blister in the sidewall.) No low-pressure warning from the I.P., and when I got out and looked at the tire, it was OK. I checked the pressure. Good. There was no evidence that anything had happened (scratches head). Oh, wait. There’s a 4-inch section of the wheel that looked straighter than the rest. Yup, a bent wheel. Depending on where you look on the Web, it would cost between $500 and $800 to replace the wheel alone.


At about the same time, the “A1” service light came on, so I made an appointment with 6,600 miles on the odometer. A couple hours later, an oil/filter change and thorough inspection totaled $96.51, which feels a little steep. Nevertheless, the CTR is zooming again and earning decent fuel economy on its journey, earning 28.7 mpg on an 8-gallon refill, bringing its running average up to 22.4 mpg.

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2019 Kia Stinger

The Car Connection News Feed - Sun, 10/28/2018 - 11:50
With the 2019 Stinger, Kia swings for the fences. BMW, Audi, Benz? It takes on all of them on their home turf with grand-touring bona fides: supple ride quality, a powerful twin-turbo engine, and a lissome fastback body. We enjoy its balance, and even if it’s not the most accomplished track car, it’s a raging bargain compared to its...
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