2008

5 Worst Cars for Holiday Road Trips
5 Worst Cars for Holiday Road Trips

You're probably planning the holiday driving routine this week--so you can stock up on music, DVDs and other mobile anesthesia for the long road ahead. But what car should you take on that trip? Here's our choices: Mazda Miata : I don't care if your two nephews said it was fine for them not to get...Read More»

2009 Dodge Caliber SRT4
Chrysler Has Aggressive Plan for 2014 Profit; Product Changes

While Ford has been dominating the auto world's headlines of late with news of its surprise $997 operating profit last quarter and the strength of its sales where it scored a 3.2 percent increase in sales last year, just behind GM's 3.7 percent hike, Chrysler has also been making its own waves...Read More»

2005 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Convertible Deluxe Open Doors
Shopping for My First Car - Lessons Learned Back in the Day

It was 1975, I was twenty, and Albuquerque at that time offered up a plethora of used automotive opportunities. I had a budget of $ 1,500 or less, and not much experience to draw on. A Plymouth Gold Duster with an automatic was my Drivers Ed chariot in New York, and a white 3-speed 1974 Camaro was...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Azera Limited
'Booty' Call: Who's Giving You The Most Concealed Trunk Space For Your Dollar?

Lets say you need room to haul your stuff, and want a bona fide car, be it sedan or coupe. Youre not even up for a hatch with a folding rear seat. No, you want something where you can stow things securely out of sight. In an age when SUVs the size of buildings dominate the automotive landscape, one...Read More»

2007 Acura MDX 4WD 4-door Sport/Entertainment Pkg Angular Rear Exterior View
Sedan or Hatchback? Which Is Best in Case of a Dog Emergency?

This may all sound like a far-fetched concept (pardon the dog pun) but if you own a medium to large sized dog what would you do if that dog became utterly immobilized or passed away at home? Would you feel comfortable locking him or her in the trunk or trying to open the folding pass thru seats so...Read More»

1965 Shelby Daytona Coupe - Mecum Monterey 2009
Historic Dream Cars: The Shelby Daytona Coupe

In 1963, Carroll Shelby's Cobra racecars had dominated almost every race on United States tarmac. This included overtaking the Ferrari GTO racecars at the 12 Hours of Sebring. However, the Cobra roadster could not compete with the mighty GTO when the races moved into the European battlegrounds. You...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Why It Is Immoral for Automakers To Sell Cars With Crank Windows

There is no business, financial or manufacturing case for it. It is a design that dates back to the origins of the automobile. Why on earth in 2009 are brand new cars at Toyota, Nissan, Chevy, Hyundai, Kia and even Smart dealers rolling off the lots with hand crank windows? And no, it isn't because...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Why The Hyundai Elantra Touring's $1800 "Price Decrease" Is a Total Misnomer

A price decrease happens goods or services are offered for a new, lower price. It is not a price decrease, however, when you strip all of the quality plastic, fabric and sound deadening out of a small car and then remove some many bits of content that it becomes an entirely new car. The Hyundai...Read More»

2008 Porsche Cayman
Five Cars I Want Today and Why I Need Them So Badly

There are some things like air and sunshine and water that most ordinary human beings need. As a car enthusiast my milky white pigmentation speaks volumes about how I would much rather read car magazines than go outside and enjoy the day. Truth is, the most sun I get is through a vehicles moonroof...Read More»

2008 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Clear Bottles: An Unexpected Fire Hazard in Your Car

I recently came across this YouTube video through an online forum. It is a clip from a TV news program in New Zealand called Fair Go and follows a story where the interior of a Jeep Grand Cherokee appears to catch fire. Now let me clarify something right away, there is no problem with the Jeep...Read More»

2008 Mazda5
A Fan of the Minivan - The Mazda5

Yup, I admit it. I am a fan of the minivan. In particular, the one I bought, the Mazda5, because I ended my personal life by having children. Now if you watch their ads, they say you can be cool and still drive a minivan. But as any good parent will tell you, once the kids come on the scene and rob...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Accent Man GS
Compared: The Cheapest Cars Of 2009

As we near the final months of 2009 and next years models begin to hit dealerships, we are taking a look back at the two cheapest cars on the market. They stood alone in a group of small (and slow) recession-busters. In fact, the prices of these particular vehicles fell so low, that only $20 stood...Read More»

2008 Honda Accord Sdn LX-P
To Carfax or Not

Carfax is here, for better or worse. Every so often a new service pops up, and it dribbles along until it achieves critical mass and then it becomes a necessity and we got to have it. Carfax is at this point. It, along with Autocheck, another automotive database primarily used by the car trade...Read More»

2003 Jaguar RD6 Concept
Report: Jaguar Working On Five-Door Coupe

Jaguar's transfer to new ownership last year had many, from customers to dealers to industry analysts, worried about what might come of it. But Tata Motors' ownership has so far proven reassuring in its commitment to the Jaguar brand, with the stunning new XJ looking promising and confirmation of a...Read More»

2009 Buick Enclave CX
Top 3 Best Used SUVs With Third Row Seats

When looking for a used SUV with third-row seats, there's the best and then there's the rest. Of course, what constitutes the best is in the mind of the beholder and very much dependent on the buyers personal wants and needs. Taking everything into consideration, however, there are a few...Read More»

1997 Jeep Wrangler SE
Reasons To Buy a Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep debuted during World War II, powering over hills and rivers on battlefields across Europe. It was produced and sold to the public as the Willys Civilian Jeep or CJ model from the late 1950s through the early 1980s. It has always been an iconic symbol of freedom, adventure and the American...Read More»

Roush Ford F-150 LP Natural Gas truck
How a Chevy Silverado Ad Made Me Want To Buy a Ford F-150

Each and every day we are inundated by television advertisements for various cars, trucks, minivans and SUVs that are of questionable value to the consumer. To be honest, how often are you swayed to buy a new vehicle after watching slow motion shots of it driving down a wet, windy road most...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Accent GS
Do I Really Want a Hyundai Accent That Costs Less Than $10,000?

Hyundai Accent SE 3 Door Price: $9,970 Mileage: 27 city/35 highway Engine: 110 horsepower/106 lb. feet of torque In response to the horrific state of the new car market earlier this year Hyundai decided to start offering a stripped out version of its economy hatchback the Accent. What started out...Read More»

2008 Mazda5 interior
The Highly Useful and Utterly Unappreciated Mazda5 Minivan

Price: starting at $18,745 Pardon me for making up a word but the Mazda5 but I have been backed into a corner due to the fact that the Mazda5 really isn't a minivan. It's more of a "mini-minivan" really. But seeing as the spacious and comfortable 5 is based on the sporty 3 chassis that is no bad...Read More»

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