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What's In A VIN: Where Was Your Vehicle Made?

What's In A VIN: Where Was Your Vehicle Made?

Question: I keep hearing about my vehicle’s VIN. What is it? The vehicle identification number (VIN) is similar to a person’s social security number: it follows the vehicle around for life and is used by various government, banking, and insurance agencies for identification... read more

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1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

California Planning To Retire Cars Earlier

The California Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) is planning to up the ante on its vehicle retirement program. There are over three million vehicles in California that are 15 years... read more August 18, 2010 by 


 
Masterpiece Poster Photo by Michael Furman

The Milwaukee Masterpiece: The Midwest's Pebble Beach

Milwaukee's Masterpiece:  The Other Pebble Beach Scouting for a fine family of cars?  Check out the Milwaukee Masterpiece on our nation's other West Coast-Lake Michigan's... read more August 14, 2010 by 


 
2011 Shelby GT500

Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's... read more March 10, 2010 by  4


 
1997 Chevrolet Suburban

Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Problems - Pt. 3

Normal Process Raises Battery Concern Question 1 For the first time since I have owned my car, I checked the battery water level. My battery is three years old. When I... read more December 7, 2009 by 


 
2002 Honda CR-V

Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Problems - Part 1

Engine Falters During Acceleration During heavy acceleration in my 2002 Honda CRV, the 2.4-liter engine cuts out as if it is not getting enough gas. I took the car to my... read more November 22, 2009 by 


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI

Five Reasons To Buy a VW Golf TDI

Lets face it. The latest iteration VW Jetta has been dorky since day one. It looks like a bloated Corolla and while the introduction of a first rate TDI version was a... read more November 9, 2009 by 


 
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from... read more October 5, 2009 by  2


 
1999 Volkswagen New Golf GLS

VW's Newest Hot Hatch Gets an R

One of the most anticipated cars to be seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week was the new, pepped-up Volkswagen Golf, which is being labeled the R. It is taking its place... read more September 17, 2009 by 


 
1926 Pontiac Two-Door Coach, owned by Paul Jaszczak

Found: America's Oldest Pontiac...and Oldest Original Pontiac Owner

As the guy with the signboard used to promise, the end is nigh. Pontiac is about to recede into automotive history, but with 84 years of Ponchos out there (1926-2010), it'll... read more August 21, 2009 by 


 
1999 Chevrolet C/K 1500

Insuring Your Chevy Truck

The Chevy truck has been one of the top-selling truck brands since the 1940s. Today, the Chevy Silverado is the second most popular pickup truck on the planet. With 526,575... read more August 5, 2009 by  5


 
Bugatti Diva 15-Bar Pump Espresso Machine

Bugatti Coffee Maker Also Offers Jolt, Sticker-Shock

Sadly, we here at Stalag TCC cannot afford to own Bugattis. Yes, a fortunate few get to test drive them, but when the sun goes down, we head home in humbler rides. However... read more August 4, 2009 by 


 
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport

Bugatti Bordeaux Will Have to Wait

  We've shown you the grainy teaser photo of that new Bugatti concept--some call it the Bordeaux, some sources pick it out as a new Royale. Whatever the name, you'll need to... read more July 23, 2009 by 


 
Ferrari TR 59

Competing California Concours Events Fire Up In August

Californians may have their share of problems these days, but come August, they'll be the envy of auto fans around the globe. Not only will they be nearer than most to the... read more July 7, 2009 by 


 
1999 Chevrolet Venture

Moms and Minivans Don't Always Mix

Sometimes, a minivan just isn't the right answer for families. My first minivan experience was almost a fairy tale. After a few years of schlepping the car seat in and out of... read more February 19, 2009 by  3


 
2009 Audi A4

Taxpayers Help Automakers: Whom Would You Bet Your Money On?

In the December issue of Automobile Magazine, editor Jamie Kitman excoriates American auto manufacturers. He claims they should've seen the handwriting on the wall with the... read more November 3, 2008 by  5


 
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