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  • Can airbags kill you?

    Can airbags kill you?

    There's no doubt that airbags are one of the great achievements in automotive safety technology. But could they actually end up hurting or killing the people they're supposed to protect?

  • How the Audi Laserlight Concept Works

    How the Audi Laserlight Concept Works

    Laser headlights: Sounds like something out of a spy movie, right? Well, not quite. Audi's latest breakthrough may not be able to carve up your enemies in a high-speed chase, but they will dramatically improve your field of vision at night.

  • Why the Ford Edsel Failed

    Why the Ford Edsel Failed

    Ford whipped the public into a frenzy back in 1957 with its marketing campaign for the Edsel, "the car of the future." The Edsel was supposed to be everything American car buyers wanted. But — for many, many reasons — it was a terrible flop.

  • Is a car really an investment?

    Is a car really an investment?

    You love your car: It's your best friend, main squeeze, love of your life. You may call your car many things, just don't call it an investment — because it's not a good one.

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  • Is a car really an investment?
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