So after the PR team affixed stickers to the front and back lenses of my iPhone, they gave me and other reporters a tour of the facility. It ended with a ride in one of the company's 12 prototype cars and a look at the final design. The ride was impressive, and the design is striking. But as the day progressed it became clear that Faraday is cramming a ton of features into its first car. It's hard enough to build an automobile, but to make your first one this complex doesn't seem like the best plan if Faraday is truly in such dire financial straits.As we were led through the offices, we were given a series of presentations about how the company is building its first car. Faraday is extremely proud of how it used VR to design the vehicle (other automakers do that) and talked at length about how its computer-model simulations of impacts were nearly identical to real-world collisions. That's great when you're figuring out how to build the safest frame without crash testing a bunch of … [Read more...] about A whirlwind tour of Faraday Future’s ambitious new SUV
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caption A 2015 GMC Sierra 1500 source GMC Media Some off-lease used SUVs and pick-up trucks can be bought for prices between $17,000 and $48,000. iSeeCars.com analyzed more than 4.1 million cars to find the 10 SUVs and three pick-ups trucks that had the lowest 3-year-old used price. The average depreciation rate for the top-10 almost-new SUVs after three years fell between 41.7% and 47.2%. Pick-up trucks did not have as high a 3-year-old depreciation rate, as the three cars listed had an average of 23.3%. We all love a good deal when we see one. One of the better deals on the market is the purchase of an almost-new off-lease used car, meaning one that has only seen three years of use on the road. The automotive search engine iSeeCars.com recently commissioned a study to look at the used car industry, where they found the best used-car deals out there. But the study also took a more focused measurement of which are the best used cars that … [Read more...] about Here are the 13 best used-car deals for trucks and SUVs
caption Our 2018 Nissan Pathfinder Platinum 4WD test car. source Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider The fourth generation Nissan Pathfinder has been on sale since late 2012. It’s the first Pathfinder to be a front-wheel-drive-based crossover. Nissan updated the Pathfinder in 2017 with fresh styling, more power, and more tech. Business Insider took the Pathfinder on a long road trip and was impressed by its smooth ride, comfortable cabin, and powerful engine. For more than three decades, the Nissan Pathfinder has been one of the most popular SUVs in America. But in 2012, Nissan shook up the formula and turned its rugged pick-up truck-based SUV into a front-wheel-drive family crossover. (Four-wheel-drive is a $1,700 option.) A vehicle some critics have derisively called the Mall-Finder. In spite of the furor from off-roading purists, the four-generation Pathfinder has generated robust sales. In its first full year, sales more than doubled to 88,000 units … [Read more...] about The $48,000 Nissan Pathfinder is one of the best family SUVs money can buy — but it has one major flaw
Our 2018 Toyota Highlander SE V6 AWD test car.Benjamin Zhang/Business Insider The 2018 Toyota Highlander is one of the most popular crossover SUVs in the US. Toyota sold nearly 216,000 Highlanders last year, making it the third best-selling, mid-size SUV in America. The 2018 Highlander starts at $31,230 while top-of-the-line Hybrid Limited Platinum models start at $48,480. We loved the Toyota Highlander's versatility and refinement, but we were disappointed with its poor driving dynamics and lackluster infotainment system. The Toyota Highlander has long been one of America's most popular family crossover SUVs. In 2018, Toyota sold nearly 216,000 Highlanders in the US, making it the third best selling mid-size SUV behind only the Ford Explorer and the Jeep Grand Cherokee. Through May, sales are up 12% this year with more than 92,000 Highlanders rolling off American dealer lots. The Toyota Highlander originally debuted in 2000 as a softer, more family-friendly alternative … [Read more...] about We drove a $42,000 and a $50,000 Toyota Highlander to see why it’s one of the best family SUVs money can buy — here’s what we discovered
Produced by Judy Rybak and Josh Gaynor "This was an enormously high-profile case," says Bill Rankin, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and a "48 Hours" consultant. "They were a big-time power couple." On Sept. 25, 2016, Tex and Diane McIver were heading home after a long day of golfing and an evening of drinking. A friend who did not drink was at the wheel of Tex's SUV. Diane was in the front passenger seat and Tex was right behind her. He says he was fast asleep. Not far from home, they hit traffic and exited the highway. Tex says he woke up afraid that they were in a bad neighborhood. He asked his wife to hand him the .38 caliber handgun gun he kept in the car's console. Minutes later, with that loaded gun now in his lap, Tex says he fell back asleep. "And it went off," he later told police. Tex McIver shot his wife of 11 years in the back. She died during surgery. "Can a .38 Special just accidentally go off?" '48 Hours" correspondent Maureen Maher asked … [Read more...] about Atlanta attorney fatally shoots wife in SUV: Accident or cold-blooded murder?