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Nissan recalls about 105K cars to replace Takata air bags

Nissan recalls about 105K cars to replace Takata air bags

Associated PressDETROIT ó Nissan is recalling nearly 105,000 small cars to replace Takata passenger air bag inflators that can explode and hurl shrapnel at drivers and passengers. Included are the 2011 Versa sedan and the 2011 and 2012 Versa hatchbac...
Updated: 2 months ago
Tampa Bay residents have some of the shortest commute times in Florida

Tampa Bay residents have some of the shortest commute times in Florida

It may not feel like it while youíre sitting in traffic each morning, but Tampa Bay has some of the fastest commute times in Florida. According to a new ranking by HomeArea.com, Tampa commuters have the second-fastest commute time, up from No. 4 last...
Updated: 2 months ago
Want a car? Ford still has them, but crossovers are the future

Want a car? Ford still has them, but crossovers are the future

Frank Walker has been selling Fords in Pinellas County for decades. He remembers the Ranger, the Bronco, the Probe and the Thunderbird ó all once-popular models that went out of production.So when Ford announced earlier this year that it was going to...
Updated: 2 months ago
Falling gas prices in Tampa Bay might level out soon

Falling gas prices in Tampa Bay might level out soon

Gas prices in Florida have been declining for the past 30 days straight, but analysts say that trend might not last due to higher oil prices.Tampa Bay gas prices fell another seven cents a gallon over the past week to an average of $2.58 a gallon fo...
Updated: 3 months ago
My Favorite Car: Mel Wolff, Wesley Chapel, 70, 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR

My Favorite Car: Mel Wolff, Wesley Chapel, 70, 2008 Ford Shelby GT500KR

My car is the 40th Anniversary Edition of the original 1968 GT500KR (King of the Road), which was only produced for one year. In 2008 a total of 1,011 KRs were built. My registry number is 157. It has the 5.4L supercharged V-8 producing 540 horsepowe...
Updated: 3 months ago
2.4 million Floridians expected to travel for Fourth of July

2.4 million Floridians expected to travel for Fourth of July

Summer has officially started and so have summer travel plans. About 2.4 million Floridians are expected to travel for the Fourth of July holiday weekend, up 6.3 percent from last year, according to AAA, The Auto Club Group."We are already seeing a b...
Updated: 3 months ago
Tampa Bay gas prices keep falling

Tampa Bay gas prices keep falling

The summer reprieve in gas prices is continuing.After flirting near the $3 mark, Tampa Bay gas prices fell another six cents a gallon over the past week to an average of $2.65 for unleaded, a wide gap with the national average of $2.91 a gallon, acco...
Updated: 3 months ago
Tesla to lay off 9 percent of its workers

Tesla to lay off 9 percent of its workers

Tesla announced Tuesday it planned to lay off up to nine percent of its workforce, a move that could eliminate roughly 3,700 employees.In a company-wide email, chief executive Elon Musk described the decision as "restructuring" and said it would affe...
Updated: 3 months ago
Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most people expect driverless cars to become common, and they worry about it

Most Americans think autonomous cars will be quite common within 15 years, though 74 percent of people say they donít expect to have one and two-thirds say they wouldnít want to walk or ride a bicycle anywhere near one.Confusing? Thatís in part becau...
Updated: 4 months ago
GMís stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

GMís stock surges, fueled by $2.25 billion investment in its self-driving business

The Washington PostGeneral Motors announced Thursday that Japanís SoftBank will pour $2.25 billion in the automakerís self-driving business, in a significant deal experts say boosts GMís chances to be the first company to deploy autonomous cars natio...
Updated: 4 months ago