Coronavirus and food delivery safety

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American Customer Satisfaction Index automobile brand rankings

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, the average customer satisfaction for all new car brands improved by a significant 3.8 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2015. This ends a three-year decline in customer satisfaction and puts the automobile category at the top of ACSI’s customer satisfaction rankings, ahead of TV and video players and credit unions.

Even better, the improvements are widespread. Out of 24 companies the ACSI tracked this year, 16 improved in customer satisfaction, and only 5 declined. Additionally, American, Asian and European cars are all nearly equal in satisfaction.

Of course, there is always room for improvement. Although customers seemed to be particularly pleased with performance, dependability and exterior styling, they were least satisfied with gas mileage and

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2020 Ford Escape SE Sport Hybrid Drivers’ Notes | Photos, specs, impressions

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American Customer Satisfaction Index automobile brand rankings

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, the average customer satisfaction for all new car brands improved by a significant 3.8 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2015. This ends a three-year decline in customer satisfaction and puts the automobile category at the top of ACSI’s customer satisfaction rankings, ahead of TV and video players and credit unions.

Even better, the improvements are widespread. Out of 24 companies the ACSI tracked this year, 16 improved in customer satisfaction, and only 5 declined. Additionally, American, Asian and European cars are all nearly equal in satisfaction.

Of course, there is always room for improvement. Although customers seemed to be particularly pleased with performance, dependability and exterior styling, they were least satisfied with gas mileage and

3 days ago

Coronavirus forces Goodwood Festival of Speed organizers to postpone

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American Customer Satisfaction Index automobile brand rankings

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, the average customer satisfaction for all new car brands improved by a significant 3.8 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2015. This ends a three-year decline in customer satisfaction and puts the automobile category at the top of ACSI’s customer satisfaction rankings, ahead of TV and video players and credit unions.

Even better, the improvements are widespread. Out of 24 companies the ACSI tracked this year, 16 improved in customer satisfaction, and only 5 declined. Additionally, American, Asian and European cars are all nearly equal in satisfaction.

Of course, there is always room for improvement. Although customers seemed to be particularly pleased with performance, dependability and exterior styling, they were least satisfied with gas mileage and

3 days ago

Honda CB-F motorcycle concept revealed with retro design

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American Customer Satisfaction Index automobile brand rankings

According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, the average customer satisfaction for all new car brands improved by a significant 3.8 percent to 82 on a 100-point scale when compared to 2015. This ends a three-year decline in customer satisfaction and puts the automobile category at the top of ACSI’s customer satisfaction rankings, ahead of TV and video players and credit unions.

Even better, the improvements are widespread. Out of 24 companies the ACSI tracked this year, 16 improved in customer satisfaction, and only 5 declined. Additionally, American, Asian and European cars are all nearly equal in satisfaction.

Of course, there is always room for improvement. Although customers seemed to be particularly pleased with performance, dependability and exterior styling, they were least satisfied with gas mileage and

3 days ago

Elon Musk says Boring Co’s Vegas tunnel will ‘hopefully’ be operational in 2020

Elon Musk, founder of tunneling enterprise Boring Company, said in a tweet that a commercial tunnel in Las Vegas would “hopefully” be fully operational in 2020.

“Boring Co is completing its first commercial tunnel in Vegas, going from Convention Center to Strip, then will work on other projects,” Musk tweeted late on Friday, in reply to a user’s question about the company’s tunnels.

Musk, who also leads electric-car maker Tesla and rocket company SpaceX, has been seeking to revolutionize transportation by sending passengers packed into pods through an intercity system of giant, underground vacuum tubes known as a hyperloop.

The company has completed its project Test Tunnel, located in Hawthorne, California, and other ongoing projects include the Chicago Express Loop and the East Coast Loop from Washington

Consumer Reports' Most Reliable Brands

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When you buy a new car, you expect it to be reliable. But, according to Consumer Reports, some buyers will be rewarded with better reliability than others.

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F1 cancels Monaco Grand Prix, scraps 2021 technical changes

LONDON — Monaco canceled its showcase Formula One Grand Prix, the sport’s most famous and glamorous race, in another high-profile casualty of the coronavirus epidemic on Thursday.

The race was on the first world championship calendar in 1950 and has been held without fail since 1955.

Formula One earlier said the May 24 race was postponed, along with Dutch and Spanish races scheduled for the same month, and pushed back a major technical rules revamp from 2021 to 2022.

The Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM) said uncertainty about the teams’ participation and access, with neighboring France and Italy in lockdown, made the situation “untenable.”

They also called off a popular historic race, which uses the same tight and twisty fenced streets and was scheduled for earlier in May.

“Under no circumstances will it be possible to organize these events

2020 Audi S4 Review | First drive, what’s new, changes

BORREGO SPRINGS, Calif. — That the most significant changes to the 2020 Audi A4 lineup, which includes the A4, A4 Allroad and S4, are its revised sheetmetal and a new infotainment system should tell us something: We’re likely halfway through the lifecycle of the brand’s bread-and-butter sport sedan. So let’s just go ahead and call this what it is, a mid-cycle refresh.

Of course, we can’t know with certainty when a full redesign will come, especially given that the Q5 crossover now outsells the A4 and S4 combined by a ratio of more than 2-to-1. Perhaps Audi could eke out an extra year or two as it focuses on crossovers and EVs, but given the longevity of the previous A4 (2008 – 2016), it’s probably a safe bet we’re at the mid-point, and with the revisions made

Lyft drivers can sign up for delivery services

Lyft on Friday told drivers they could sign up for delivery services for healthcare, government services and groceries as ride-hailing demand plummeted during the rapid spread of coronavirus in the United States.

In an email to drivers, Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green said “those who would like to help neighbors get to grocery stores, workers to hospitals and caretakers to their jobs” can join a new “LyftUp Driver Task Force.”

A link sends drivers to a Google doc sign-up sheet.

Lyft did not immediately respond to a request for comment for additional details on the delivery service.

In the same email, Zimmer and Green said they would contribute their salaries through the end of June to company efforts supporting drivers during the coronavirus crisis.

Lyft also said it was teaming up with other companies to provide drivers access

2020 BMW X6 M50i Drivers’ Notes | Power, handling, design

The 2020 BMW X6 M50i is just one rung down from the full-fat BMW X6 M. Of course, a 5,000-pound-plus SUV may not be what you think of when BMW M comes to mind, but BMW is out to change a few minds with this coupe-like crossover. The X6 is completely new for the 2020 model year, adopting many of the features, styling touches and powertrains from the still-new and more traditionally-shaped X5. There’s an M50i version of the X5, too, but we’re focusing on its slick and less practical sibling.

Specially, the M50i, which has BMW’s powerful 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 that makes 523 horsepower and 553 pound-feet of torque. It’s not the most powerful version of that engine, but it’s more than enough in a vehicle this big. BMW pairs the torquey V8 with the