Parting out 2000 Acura TL – Stock # 130073



This is a 2000 Acura TL for parts. This is stock # 130073. This TL parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Acura cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every TL part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Acura TL Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Acura TL part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Acura part when you need it. Shop our online parts store today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2000 Acura TL!

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Set to Headline Amelia Concours d’Elegance is Cadillac’s ‘Sixteen’ Concept Car

With its “Sixteen” concept car that originally debuted in 2003, Cadillac is headlining the Amelia Concours d’Elegance. Powered by a 13.6 liter, V16 powerplant with 1,000 hp, the Sixteen measures in at 19-feet long and weights in at 5,000 pounds. The Sixteen was widely rumored to have come very close to production status and is part of the American automaker’s “Art and Science” design theme.

2003 Cadillac Sixteen ConceptIt is possible that the presence of the Sixteen concept is to gain some feedback for Cadillac as it plans a new flagship sedan. Several more classic models will be present as well including a 1949 Coupe de Ville, 1952 Convertible Coupe, 1953 Le Mans concept, 1958 Eldorado Biarritz, 1959 Cyclone, and the 2002 Cien concept.

“We wanted a super luxury flagship,” said Wayne Cherry, the retired Vice President of GM Design who led the Sixteen design project. “The Sixteen had to have a presence. We wanted it to be the ultimate expression of Cadillac; to reinstate Cadillac as a world leader in design and technology and a reminder of the heritage of Cadillac.”

Self-Driving Car Built By Oxford Researchers for Only $7,600 w/video

robotcar leafNow-a-days, electric cars are often viewed as the personal transportation solution for the future, but a team of researchers at the University of Oxford in the UK is thinking bigger. They are thinking vehicles that drive themselves and they’ve come up with a prototype that costs far less than you might think.

With tech giants like Google and automakers like Audi have already publicized its autonomous driving efforts, this research team has matched their billion dollar resources with a “bolt-on” solution that costs only $7,600.

Taking an already futuristic vehicle, the fully-electric Nissan Leaf, the Mobile Robotics Group (MRG) from the university’s Department of Engineering Science has fitted lasers, cameras, and sensors to an onboard computer that can read the car’s road and surrounding. The team believes that, “GPS does not offer the accuracy required for robots to make decisions about how and when to move safely.”

As a substitute, this system works by essentially memorizing a drive route by a human, then copying it, while the car’s censor watch for objects that need to be avoided autonomously. Using the autonomous driving function in this prototype, known as the RobotCar Leaf, is as simple as hitting a few buttons on a dash-mounted iPad, while the driver can take back control of the car at any time, by tapping the brake pedal- as one would to disengage cruise control.

According to the Mobile Robotics Group, the goal is to develop a driverless car so that, “we are not condemned to a future of congestion, accidents and time wasting.” Built for $7,600 on top of the price of a Leaf, the team believes that by 2030 such technology could be installed in the factory for as little as $150.

Lamborghini Planned Urus Plug-in Hybrid With 670-HP

lamborghini urus

According to the Italian automaker, if the Lamborghini Urus gets the green light, a plug-in hybrid variant will be part of the lineup for the exotic SUV. The Volkswagen Group recently gave the approval for a Bentley crossover codenamed Falcon, which will be developed alongside the Urus. Both crossovers will also share cost-intensive components with Audi models as well.

Rumor has it that a V8 engine will be paired with electric motors for a combined output of around 670 hp will power the plug-in hybrid. According to Stephan Winkelmann, Lamborghini CEO, the Urus will share the modular platform developed for the next-generation Audi Q7. However, the Urus will have a shorter wheelbase than the Q7.

“For its mission and packaging, Urus is the perfect solution. It anticipates the near future, primarily when it comes to consider the current and upcoming limitations in some markets,” said Winkelmann in a recent interview. “Our plug-in hybrids cuts on [fuel] consumption and emissions but will do it with smaller engines.”

Damaged Fuel Tanks Control Valves Results in Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger Recall

2013 chrysler 200

Out of a batch of 1,934 2013 Chrysler 200 and Dodge Avenger models, Chrysler is searching for the 16 vehicles sold last year in North America for a safety recall. The vehicles affected potentially have damaged fuel tank control valves and were built over a five-day period last fast. According to Chrysler, a routine maintenance operation led the tank supplier to discover it had shipped damaged goods.

Chrysler dealerships will inspect all vehicles subject to the recall and will replace the fuel-tank assemblies at no cost to the customers if damaged control valves are found. Damaged control valves could cause engine stalling or even fuel leakage. Chrysler stated that they have not been aware of any accidents, injuries, or complaints related to the recall, and affected will be contacted directly.

Parting out 2001 Volvo C70 – Stock # 130086



This is a 2001 Volvo C70 for parts. This is stock # 130086. This C70 parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Volvo cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every C70 part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Volvo C70 Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Volvo C70 part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Volvo part when you need it. Shop our online parts store today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2001 Volvo C70!

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The Volkswagen XL1 Named the World’s Most Fuel Efficient Car with 261-MPG

On Thursday February 21st, Volkswagen released what will easily be the most bizarre model to hit the road that doesn’t look like anything else currently in production. It will also be the most fuel efficient, with a claimed mpg rating of 261!

Der neue Volkswagen XL1The third stage in VW‘s goal of building a 1-liter car, the XL1 as it is officially named, is the fruition of a plan to design a production car for everyday use that can travel 100 km on just 1 liter of fuel. With the two-seater XL1, Volkswagen says, “this vision has become reality.”

The XL1, set to make its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show on March 5th, is powered by a 47 hp two-cylinder turbo diesel-engine mated to a 27 hp (20 kW) electric motor and a 7-speed dual-clutch transmission. The unique powertrain enables the car to travel up to 50 km (31 miles) on pure electric power, with acceleration to 62 mph rated at 12.7 seconds.

The unique vehicle weighing just 1.753 lbs. offers space for a driver and passenger who sit slightly offset, similar to a conventional vehicle. However, both the driver and passenger will sit tremendously low to the ground with the car’s rood just 45 inches off the ground.

Parting out 2001 Volkswagen Jetta – Stock # 130081



This is a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta for parts. This is stock # 130081. This Jetta parts car has lots of good used auto parts left on it. At Tom’s Foreign Auto parts, we part out hundreds of Volkswagen cars annually and sell the used car parts online. Every Jetta part we sell comes with an industry leading money back guarantee. Shop our online car parts store to find great deals on Volkswagen Jetta Parts. Finding a replacement OEM Volkswagen Jetta part can be a real hassle but here at Tom’s Foreign we’ve made it easy for you to get the right OEM Volkswagen part when you need it. Shop our online parts store today and save big the next time you need to fix your 2001 Volkswagen Jetta!

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