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Driven: 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

Driven: 2009 Toyota FJ Cruiser

I hate to admit that until last week, I had never driven a Toyota FJ Cruiser. The very capable off-roader with the funky look was introduced way back in 2006 as a 2007 model ... so I'm way behind the curve on this one. Perhaps the time gives me some added distance to judge this ready-for-anything... read more

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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen

Driven: Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sportwagen. Achieved: 52.4 Mpg

Volkswagen has pumped huge time, effort, and money into its latest diesel offering, a 2.0-liter common rail, piezo-electric-direct-injected four. They call it good, clean... read more March 6, 2009 by  18


 
VW Polo BillBoard Geneva Motor Show

Giant 2010 Volkswagen Polo Revealed in Geneva

In a surprising change of product planning it seems that Volkswagen has decided to make the 2010 Volkswagen Polo (fingers crossed that it makes it here on time) the largest... read more March 2, 2009 by  2


 
2009 Bentley Azure T

Bentley Shows 2009 Azure T

According to Bentley, sales in their elevated realm (defined as the Ultra Luxury Segment) are down 20 percent worldwide. In an odd way, this news applied some sense of... read more November 20, 2008 by  1


 
2009 Dodge Nitro SE

Chrysler Recalls 3,663 Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty SUVs

Some 3,663 '07 and '08 model year Dodge Nitro and Jeep Liberty small SUVs, which share a platform, have been recalled due to "various degrees of reduced effectiveness" of... read more October 21, 2008 by  0


 
2008 Bentley Arnage Final Series

Bentley Arnage Waves Good-bye with Final Edition

Bentley's storied past has been filled with exclusivity, and the firm figures that the ending of the Arnage line in its current iteration (extant some 10 years) deserves... read more September 24, 2008 by  0


 
Chrysler EV, Jeep EV and Dodge EV

Chrysler Electric Cars Trump Chevy Volt, Prius--Or Do They?

After all the hoopla around the official reveal of the production Chevrolet Volt, preceded by equally breathless press around an apparent leak of unofficial photos, I was... read more September 23, 2008 by  0


 
Car accident

Highway Deaths Down in 2007

More than 41,000 people died in car accidents on U.S. roads last year, the lowest number of fatalities in more than a decade. The National Highway Traffic Safety... read more August 14, 2008 by  1


 
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Chrysler Closing More Plants

Hit hard by the slump in sales of SUVs, pickups, and other light trucks - which normally account for two-thirds of its volume - Chrysler LLC plans to close an assembly plant... read more June 30, 2008 by  5


 
2009 Cadillac CTS-V

Smackdown Alert: Cadillac CTS-V Does 60 in 3.9

What will the BMW M3, Lexus IS-F, and Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG do now? Back in January, the 2009 Cadillac CTS-V hit Detroit's auto show with the promise of a supercharged V-8... read more June 9, 2008 by  0


 
Buick Enclave

A "Dramatic" Marketing Shift at GM

Some news automatically generates a single-syllable response: Duh! Like the new report in the Detroit News that suggests General Motors’ mega-billion-dollar marketing... read more May 15, 2008 by  0


 

Can Chrysler Keep Its Grip on the Minivan Market

It should be a time to celebrate over at Chrysler. After all, the automaker’s two cross-town rivals have effectively abandoned the long-lucrative minivan market, leaving... read more March 28, 2008 by  26


 

Will Bentley Go Green?

It takes plenty of green to buy a car like the Bentley Arnage. But is the British luxury maker about to go green in an environmentally-friendly way? That’s one of the... read more March 3, 2008 by  1


 

Supplier Could Bring Chrysler to Its Knees

It could be a tough week for Chrysler as it escalates a battle with the newly bankrupt supplier Plastech-engineered products. As of Monday, four Chrysler plants, including... read more February 5, 2008 by  1


 

GM, Toyota Locked in Dead Heat

With both makers now reporting their year-end sales numbers, it appears that General Motors and Toyota wrapped up the 2007 sales sweepstakes in a global dead heat. In a... read more January 23, 2008 by  0


 

GM Keeps A Secret — CT Coupe Concept

GM is on a roll. The Provoq fuel-cell looks good. We hope it's the next SRX, and it can't come soon enough. The CTS-V we were all expecting debuted on schedule, and Bob Lutz... read more January 14, 2008 by  1


 

 
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