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UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 14, 2018, 7:05 p.m.

Car owners say these brands have the fewest tech headaches

While voice recognition remains the top complaint among car owners these days, overall complaints about high-tech audio systems, entertainment, navigation and communication declined for the third year in a row, …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 2, 2018, 11:20 a.m.

Hairspray and high heels: Retro fashion, cars and art on display at inaugural Retro Revelry in Post Falls

Car collectors and pinup enthusiasts celebrated 1950s nostalgia with retro cars, fashion, art and rockabilly music at the inaugural Retro Revelry event in Post Falls Saturday.


Automakers jump as Trump-Mexico deal averts tariff doomsday

Judging from the jump in General Motors and Ford Motor shares, the market thinks President Donald Trump’s accord with Mexico to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement will enable …


Lewiston’s annual Hot August Nights Show and Shine offers plenty of fuel for fantasies

Bud Bower has only driven his 1953 Dodge Coronet to various car shows around the region as was the case Saturday, when he brought it to the Hot August Nights …


UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 26, 2018, 8:42 p.m.

Wanted in China: Detailed maps for 30 million self-driving cars

Chen Dan had doubts about betting millions of dollars to make high-definition maps of Chinese roads. That was until she took charge of the business at NavInfo Co. and saw …


Goodguys car show returns to Spokane County Fair & Expo Center

Goodguys 17th Great NW Nationals Car Show comes to the Spokane County Fair & Expo Center with more than 1,500 hot rods, customs and classic cars.


Edmonds church offers safe parking to people living in cars

As rents rise and incomes aren’t keeping pace, many people in Everett are turning to their vehicles for shelter, but a handful of parking tickets or expired car tabs can …


Honda dominates most American-made vehicles list of 2018

The most American-made cars may not be made by the most American car brands. Four out of the top 10 most American-made vehicles of 2018 are made by Japanese brand …


Orders for U.S. durable goods fall for 2nd straight month

Orders for long-lasting U.S. factory goods declined for the second straight month in May, as demand for cars, metal products and aircraft fell.


Local vintage car collectors to compete in The Great Race

Two Inland Northwest vintage car enthusiasts will be competing in the The Great Race, a trek from Buffalo, New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia.


UPDATED: Sun., June 17, 2018, 12:28 p.m.

Through three generations, a love of cars is passed down father to son

A Spokane family has passed their love of vintage car culture from father to sons.


GM says consumers can do ride-sharing next year in self-driving cars

General Motors said Thursday it will bring self-driving technology in the form of ride sharing to consumers by next year. It said the vehicles would be introduced in the United …


UPDATED: Tue., May 22, 2018, 6:46 a.m.

Paul Turner: Plug your nose and go along for the ride

It might not be the most accurate reflection of diversity trends in Spokane. But the food smells that permeate people’s cars in Spokane have changed over the years.


Spokane 1937 Dodge wins spot on Discovery Channel’s ‘Sticker Shock’

For Spokane resident Grant Ogren, his 1937 Dodge is more than a car – it’s a member of the family.


San Diego did what Seattle didn’t: give people a safe place to sleep in cars

Seattle has struggled to get thousands of people living in their vehicles into housing. How have programs in San Diego and Santa Barbara managed to be more successful, and cost …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 4:18 p.m.

Safety gains from heavier cars may be cited to cut MPG rules

The Trump administration is said to be reviewing the safety advantages of heavier cars – a point of controversy among researchers – as it considers lowering future automotive fuel economy …


In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution

In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner – leaving personal-care …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:22 p.m.

Lexus tops vehicle dependability study for seventh straight year

Lexus is the most dependable vehicle brand for the seventh consecutive year in J.D. Power’s annual survey.


Detroit ditching cars to mint money off trucks

With lucrative sport utility vehicle and truck sales on the ascent, Detroit automakers are racing to ditch slow-selling cars in favor of the big rigs that mint money.


GM says it’s mass-producing cars without steering wheels

General Motors says it is making the first mass-production autonomous car without a steering wheel or pedals.


Open or closed range?

Idaho law states domestic animal owners in open range are not responsible for keeping the animals off highways and are not liable for damage to vehicles or for injuries to …


UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 28, 2017, 6:18 p.m.

More radioactively contaminated vehicles found at Hanford

The number of vehicles with specks of radioactive material has increased to 19 as checks continue at Hanford’s Plutonium Finishing Plant continue.


100 years ago in Spokane: Army officer predicts Germany to fall

Col. W.R. Abercrombie, a retired U.S. Army officer, delivered his firm (and no doubt welcome) opinion about the state of the war to the Spokane Chamber of Commerce luncheon. “The …


UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 8:07 p.m.

Ford ups electric push in China as Beijing transforms market

Ford Motor Co. is promising to roll out more than 50 new vehicles in China over the next eight years including 15 powered by electricity as it restructures its business …


UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 10:37 a.m.

U.S. retail sales rose for 2nd month led by cars, clothes

U.S. retail sales rose at a solid pace last month, as bullish consumers bought more cars, furniture and clothes.


Can gas engines be greener than electric vehicles? Depends on electricity source

If you want a gasoline engine that is greener than a fully electric vehicle, you’ll have to buy a car that’s a lot more fuel efficient than the one you’re …


Carmakers join forces in Europe to make electrics widespread

A group of major automakers plans to open hundreds of fast-charging stations for electric cars in Europe in coming years and use a common plug technology in what they hope …


UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 10:35 a.m.

Paris hopes to ban gas-powered cars in city by 2030

In its latest initiative to reduce air pollution, Paris City Hall wants gasoline-powered cars off the roads by 2030.


Complex infotainment systems are putting driver lives at risk, says AAA

American drivers are demanding increasingly complex infotainment systems when they shop for new cars. But a new AAA study says they’re putting themselves at risk if they use the systems …


Ford to integrate autonomous cars with Lyft network

Ford is working to integrate its autonomous cars with Lyft’s ride-hailing software so someday Ford can carry Lyft passengers.