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Worst Cars To Buy 2017

Unfortunately, the Ford EcoSport is the worst offender of the lot. From the off, its got an attitude of dreariness and uninspired blah, with styling pulled from 15 years ago, a cheap, plastic-tastic shell interior, and a decidedly un-sporty engine selection. The practicality is also an issue, with limited space for people and things in the cabin and cargo area. It's basically a jacked-up, more expensive Ford Fiesta, and with so many other, better options in the segment, you should probably steer clear of this one.

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In continuation of the theme we've got going here, we have yet another ancient performance platform that didn't get the love it deserved in 2017. The current Nissan Z, a.k.a. the 370Z, saw an introduction in 2008, and since then, it's marched on more or less unchanged into the 2018 model year. And for a model as iconic as the Nissan Z, that's got us all riled up.

Jonathan loves just about anything with a motor and a steering wheel. As a kid, Jonathan collected any kind of toy car he could lay his hands on, and begged his parents to take him to the monster truck shows. As he got older, his tastes shifted to racing, which he indulged with Wednesday night drags, a stint in the Skip Barber Western Regionals, and plenty of track time in his 80cc shifter kart. His favorite motorsports include WRC, F1, and GT cars. After high school, Jonathan decided to turn his passion into a career, and began working fulltime as an automotive journalist. When he isn't tracking down the latest in the world of cars, you can usually find Jonathan wandering up and down the California coast in his blue Subaru WRX

The 2017 Nissan Maxima models are pretty dependable. These vehicles come with a V6 engine that produces 300 horsepower. That power will be fun to handle because even though this is a large vehicle, it has a great suspension making it fun to drive.

On Monday, Musk sent out tweet saying that the Palo Alto, California, company anticipates production of 20,000 Model 3 cars per month in December, which was below previous estimates. Tesla also said Monday that it delivered about 22,000 vehicles in the second quarter, bringing first-half deliveries to about 47,100. That's at the low end of the company's projections earlier this year of between 47,000 and 50,000 deliveries.

Then on Wednesday, the dynamics of the electric car market shifted a bit when Volvo announced that by 2019, it would be producing only electric and hybrid vehicles, the first traditional automaker to make that leap. Volvo, which is based in Sweden but owned by Chinese firm Geely, will launch five fully electric cars between 2019 and 2021. Three of them will be Volvo models and two will be electrified cars from Polestar, Volvo Cars' performance car arm. It also plans to offer a range of hybrids as options, expecting to sell 1 million electrified cars by 2025.

Tesla said Thursday that the carmaker's rating for the small overlap front crash test was the second-highest rating available and that the company received the highest rating in the rest of IIHS's crash testing categories. A Tesla spokesperson maintained that "the most objective and accurate independent testing of vehicle safety is currently done by the U.S. government, which found Model S and Model X to be the two cars with the lowest probability of injury of any cars that it has ever tested."

No network should be more secure than the one operated by the United States tax department, the Internal Revenue Service. Naturally, their database is the most detailed and sensitive of any government agency and in 2017 they had that compromised. Hackers discovered that the free tool (provided by the IRS) to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) could actually be exploited to retrieve any data (not just the information specific for students). In fact, the free tool might have been the victim of lazy programming as it had admin hierarchy control and allowed the hackers to download over 100,000 taxpayers details, everything from real estate financial information, to incomes and tax returns.

The famous Texmex/Mexican chain reported that in April 2017 they detected an intrusion on their payment network. Following it back, they discovered that a malware bot had been installed on their web servers to siphon payment details from point of sale card readers. The malware bot had been active for over three weeks, sending data to unknown third parties to commit fraud (wire fraud amongst other scams), leading to customers having unauthorized transactions on their cards.

BMW cars have been at the forefront of the driving experience since the company was founded in 1916. Their impressive engineering includes a successful line-up of coupes, sedans, hybrids and SUVs. However, when it comes to choosing tires for your BMW, Bridgestone has several great options.

Whichever model you drive, Bridgestone is the right choice for your BMW. If you're looking for high performance, Potenza tires are designed for speed and deliver control, responsiveness, and handling. Turanza tires are ideal for BMW drivers who want a smooth driving experience. Our DriveGuard run-flat tires are designed to take a puncture and keep your BMW moving for up to 50 miles at up to 50 mph.* Dueler tires strive for power and toughness for your BMW SUV, allowing you to explore challenging terrains. And when the temperature drops and winter driving conditions are at their worst, you'll want Blizzak for your BMW tires.

The announcement follows a pledge from French President Emmanuel Macron earlier this month that France will also ban the sale of cars dependent on fossil fuels by 2040 to transition to a carbon-neutral society by 2050.

Gove refers to Swedish car company Volvo, who have pledged to prioritise the production of electric cars. Volvo will only build electric cars from 2019 onwards, whilst BMW plan to build all models of its fully electric Mini within the UK.

Last year, 20 states introduced legislation related to regulating autonomous vehicles. So far in 2017, 33 states have introduced legislation. California is leading the charge, allowing driverless cars on state highways this year.

Santa Monica Car Show Highlights Evolving Lowrider Culture July 31, 2017-- Encircled by glistening, lovingly restored cars from the WWII era and later years, young George Garcia basks in the 2nd Annual Westside Unity Car Show this sunny breezy Saturday afternoon in Santa Monica. Garcia is showing off his lowriding pride and joy -- a sleek and commanding Royal Blue 1970 Monte Carlo, polished to a fine glow, with boldly designed and shiny chrome wheels.

Santa Monica Ranked Among Top Cities for Online Art Buyers July 31, 2017 -- While Santa Monica boasts a thriving gallery scene at Bergamot station, residents of the beach city also seem to be purchasing art online at a higher rate than their counterparts in other cities, according to Marketplace Artfinder.

Minimalist Artist, Medical Executive Remembered by Santa Monica Council July 31, 2017 -- Albert Contreras achieved a following as a minimalist painter before he began driving garbage trucks for the City of Santa Monica in 1972. After retiring two decades later, he would resume where he had left off -- painting Xs every day in his Santa Monica studio.

Lineup Announced for Santa Monica's 12th Annual Jazz on the Lawn Concert Series July 28, 2017 -- The City of Santa Monica's Cultural Affairs Division has announced the lineup for its 12th Annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series held every Sunday in August.

Acts from Down Under Take the Stage at Santa Monica Pier Concert July 27, 2017 -- They don't hail from Miami and there's no horror in their act, but when Miami Horror takes the stage for Thursday night's Twilight Concert Series show at the Santa Monica Pier, plenty of feet should be moving to its disco throwback style. Retail Vacancies on Santa Monica's Promenade Offer Opportunities, Downtown Officials Say July 26, 2017 -- About a dozen stores on the Third Street Promenade are vacant or waiting for new tenants to open their doors, posing unique challenges -- and opportunities -- for the popular Santa Monica shopping strip, according to Downtown officials.

Santa Monica College Earns National Accreditation for Early Childhood Education Degree July 28, 2017 -- Santa Monica College became the first community college in Southern California and only the second in the state to earn national accreditation for its Associate of Science degrees in Early Childhood Education, school officials announced this week.

Santa Monica Council Sets Highest Affordable Housing Requirement in State for Downtown July 27, 2017 -- The Santa Monica City Council on Tuesday narrowly voted to require up to 30 percent of all new multi-family housing downtown be designated affordable, likely the highest threshold of its kind in California. The 4-3 vote came after developers warned they would be unable to shoulder the cost and renters lobbied for more housing for lower-income earners.

Santa Monica Landlords' Water Meter Suit Against Rent Board Moves Forward July 27, 2017 -- A Santa Monica landlord group can move ahead with a lawsuit against the city's Rent Control Board (RCB) alleging property owners have the right to charge new tenants for water in buildings that have a master meter.

Replacing Office Water Coolers Poses Problem for City of Santa Monica July 27, 2017 -- As befits a City as environmentally progressive as Santa Monica, bottle-less water coolers are leased for 44 City offices, providing workers with better filtration as well as sparing waste-making production of the old-fashioned lumbering plastic bottles, which eventually end up in landfills. Now, if only the City could find a provider which meets specifications.

Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus to Hold Hearing Next Week July 26, 2017 -- Santa Monica's Big Blue Bus (BBB) will hold a public hearing Tuesday to present and discuss modifications to its fares and the methods used to pay them, transit officials announced. 041b061a72


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