Auto News for May 18

Consumer Reports was locked out of the $127K Tesla Model S P95 that had been its possession for less than a month. The retractable door handle failed and that meant two things. One, they had to eventually crawl into the car from the passenger side, and two with the car sensing something was wrong it would not allow the athletic driver to go anywhere. CR said in a blog post that doors, locks and latches have been a problem for Tesla owners. You can see more at:

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/05/consumer-reports-tesla-model-s-p85d-breaks-before-testing-begins/index.htm

The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was introduced May 16, 2015, at a special event in Detroit. The all-new muscle car is approximately 200 pounds lighter than the current model and offers more powerful V-6 and V-8 engines.

In case you missed it, please scroll below for news of the 2016 Camaro unveiled over the weekend. Henry Payne of the Detroit News praised the new car’s performance on the track and said it was far better than a Gen 5 Camaro and quite nimble.

The Mazda 3 and the Volkswagen Golf top Kelly Blue Book’s list of the ten coolest new cars for under $18,000. The Kia Soul came in third followed by the Jeep Renegade, Honda Civic Coupe, Ford Fiesta, Honda Fit, Chevy Sonic, Subaru Impreza, and the Fiat 500. That last one is a guess based on other information, since the press release I received only listed nine cars.

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