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Tesla Model X

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Tesla's new Model X will cost you ... a lot

Tesla's much anticipated Tesla Model X won't be out until later this month, but the buzz among eager buyers is building.

Among the talking points: Its expected cost -- a cool $132,000, or nearly 80% more than cheapest version of the Model S.

Tesla is d...

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How to photograph a Formula One car

Standing precariously on the wrong side of the tracks, you'll find the photographers paid to capture the fastest cars on the planet.

Stranded between fences, behind knee-high safety barriers, and sometimes even up trees, they are poised as Formula One...

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Take that Donald Trump? People love Ford cars

Have you driven a Ford lately? Well, there's a good chance you may have bought a new one.

Ford said on Tuesday that it sold more than 234,000 cars, trucks and SUVs in August -- a 5% jump from a year ago. That's the best August sales for Ford in nine ...

Technology aims to end hot car deaths

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Study: child car seats not compatible more than 40% of the time

According to a new study, child seats are not compatible more than 40% of the time.

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August auto sales up

U.S. auto makers saw August sales that beat expectations despite a lost Labor Day weekend.

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Joint Light Tactical Vehicles/CNN

Army picks new vehicle to replace Humvee

The Army this week selected the company to build its much-anticipated new vehicle to replace the Humvee -- a multibillion dollar contract.

Oshkosh Corporation, located in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, won the $6.7 billion contract to produce the Joint Light Ta...

2017 Ford GT

Ford Motor Company

$400k 2017 Ford GT purchase requires applications

Consumers who would like to buy a $400k 2017 Ford GT must fill out an application first.

Tesla Model S P85D

Tesla Motors via CNN

New Tesla breaks Consumer Reports scoring system

Tesla's new Model S P85D is so good it broke Consumer Reports' scoring system.

Consumer Reports rates vehicles on a zero-to-100 scale, but Tesla's high-performance, all-wheel-drive car scored 103.

"Consumer Reports had to make changes to its scoring me...

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Pope Francis' American ride: A Jeep Wrangler

When crowds throng to see Pope Francis during his visit to the United States next month, he'll be riding high in an American-made Jeep.

The Vatican confirmed to CNNMoney that the pope would be riding in a modified Jeep Wrangler.

Wranglers, built in a ...

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Regulators won't investigate unintended acceleration in Toyota, Lexus cars

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has rejected a request to look into unintended acceleration in certain models of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.

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Report: Audi to unveil electric SUV

Audi says it will unveil an electric-powered SUV with a range of more than 300 miles, which tops rival carmaker Tesla's Model S and upcoming Model X.

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Over 26,000 Ford trucks recalled for seat belt issue

Some 26,400 Ford heavy duty trucks are being recalled because their seat belts may not be anchored in the correct position, reports The Detroit News.

Gas Prices

Falling oil prices

Oil prices fall after climbing to near $50

Oil prices continued on their wild roller coaster ride Tuesday, as weak Chinese…

Falling oil prices

Oil sinks below $40 for 1st time since 2009

Welcome back to a world of sub-$40 oil.

Crude crumbled below $40 a barrel on Friday…

Oil, natural gas well

Why oil prices could sink to $15 a barrel

American drivers could soon be partying like it's 1999.

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Gas prices poised for a steep drop

Gas prices are down, and they are about to fall even further -- perhaps to less than…

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U.S. takes $35 billion hit from falling oil

With gas prices plunging, you're probably happier every time you pull up to a pump…

2015 Kia Soul EV

Kia Soul now plugs in

On the outside, it looks much like the conventional Kia Soul. However, this version…

Local Headlines

Pets Saved in Lompoc House Fire

A Lompoc family is grateful to have all their pets alive after a Wednesday morning…

Speed Limit Lowered on Hwy 246 in Santa Ynez Valley

2.3 mile stretch reduced from 55 to 45 mph.

OIL TRAIN MEETING

Proposed Oil Train Gets Sticky Response from Santa Barbara County

A long, frequent oil train along our local coast did not get a flowing amount of…

Haggen Suing Albertsons for More Than $1 Billion in Damages

Haggen, the Washington state based grocer, is suing Albertsons LLC and Albertsons…

Family of Slain Cal Poly Graduate Suing Authorities in San Francisco

The family of a former Cal Poly student is suing authorities in San Francisco.…

Erin Brockovich Speaks Out Against Nipomo's Water Transition to a Chloramine System

Comments posted by well-known environmental activist Erin Brockovich on her Facebook…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates

NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Los Alamos Restaurant Settles Complaint Over ADA Dispute

The Americans with Disabilities Act, or the ADA, has been the law since 1990. But,…

Grand Jury Report Backs Up NewsChannel 3 Investigations

A Grand Jury launched its investigation after we aired a series of reports exposing…

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NewsChannel 3 Investigates: Guitar Man Strikes Wrong Chord with Customers

A Santa Barbara guitar company and its owner are striking the wrong chord with…

Tipline Investigation Craigslist Rental Scam

Tipline Investigation: Craigslist Scam Targets Desperate Renters

In this Tipline investigation we expose a rental scam that will have you doing a…

Tipline Run or Dye

Tipline Investigation: Charities Struggle with Run or Dye Broken Promises

Trouble is brewing for the company that puts on the popular Run or Dye events. …

Santa Barbara City Council Agrees to ZIR Changes

The Santa Barbara City Council is moving ahead with changes to its Zoning…

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Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

SURF AND SUDS

Surf 'N Suds in Carpinteria Also Helps Student Scholarship Fund

Some of the proceeds from last weekends Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'N Suds craft…

Wish Granted For Santa Barbara Teen

Local Teen's Make-a-Wish Dream Comes True

A Santa Barbara teen living with Leukemia was granted a very special wish Wednesday…

Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

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