2009

Toyota Camry Most Stolen Vehicle In 2009: NHTSA Report
Toyota Camry Most Stolen Vehicle In 2009: NHTSA Report

When you think of the type of cars most likely to get stolen, a family car like the Toyota Camry doesn’t usually come to mind. But the fact is that the Camry has been at or near the top of most-stolen vehicles for quite some time and is again for 2009, according to a new report from the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry, Audi S8: Top Targets For Car Theft

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has released new data on U.S. car theft, and the statistics aren't especially surprising. According to the report, more Toyota Camrys were stolen than any other vehicle in America, but performance models like the Audi S8 actually had the highest...Read More»

2009 Ford Explorer XLT
Rental Agency Recovers Stolen SUV With Facebook

Jennifer Marshall Hansen seemed like any other Affordable Rent-A-Car customer when the 42 year old woman rented a 2009 Ford Explorer from the Salt Lake City company. When Hansen failed to deliver the vehicle on its September 1 return date, the Utah-based rental car company went through the normal...Read More»

Toyota's 'Your Other You' campaign
Toyota Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit For Stalker-Themed Ad Campaign

Toyota's "Your Other You" ad campaign for the 2009 Matrix was supposed to capitalize on the "punking" trend popular at the time. But when a woman got unknowingly dragged into the mix, things went off the rails. Now she's seeking $10 million in damages from Toyota, the company's ad agency Saatchi...Read More»

2009 BMW X5 xDrive 35d
2009 BMW X5 Diesel: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2009 model year X5 xDrive 35d sport utility vehicles over concerns about a potentially faulty fuel-filter heater. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 2,120. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Sedan
2005-10 Honda Accord, 2007-10 CR-V, 2005-08 Element: Recall Alert

Honda is voluntarily recalling approximately 1.5 million vehicles to update software controlling the automatic transmission. Specific vehicles involved in the voluntary recall are certain models equipped with four-cylinder engines, including 2005-10 Honda Accords, 2007-10 CR-Vs, and 2005-08...Read More»

2012 Infiniti FX
2012 Infiniti FX Gets Updates And A New Model

If you’re looking for a luxury crossover vehicle that caters to both drivers and passengers, it’s hard to ignore Infiniti’s FX series. Like the 2011 BMW X3, the Infiniti FX models manage to blend comfort with driving dynamics that make them entertaining to pilot. The styling may...Read More»

2012 Infiniti FX
2012 Infiniti FX Preview

The Infiniti FX luxury family crossover gets some styling and other updates for the 2012 model year. Subtle styling changes are inspired by the 2009 Infiniti Essence Concept, along with some new additions to trim levels. Specifically, the 2012 Infiniti FX sports a revised grille and bumper design...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L
What Happened To Honda? #YouTellUs

Remember the NSX? What about the S2000 and the CRX? These are all hallmarks in Honda's history. Today they are merely relics of what Honda used to be. Now we have the Crosstour and nearly full-size Accord. Honda just launched the ninth generation Civic. Can you tell it is a new generation? What...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3
2008-2009 Mazda3 And Mazdaspeed3: Recall Alert

Mazda has announced the recall of approximately 103,300 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 vehicles to remedy a potential defect in the windshield wiper motor ground circuit. The affected vehicles were manufactured from January 7, 2008 through November 28, 2008. Mazda says that during assembly, the...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport
Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3

Mazda has announced the recall of 103,300 model year 2008 and 2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 models to remedy a potentially defective windshield wiper motor ground circuit. During assembly of the vehicle, the windshield wiper motor ground may have been creased or bent. Over time, this can create...Read More»

2009 Ford Focus
Don't Mothball Your Old Car--Just Repair It For Less

When consumers are not buying new cars, they're repairing their old ones. Right? Well, not exactly. Some repair shops are reporting that a segment of their customer base is taking one of the family cars out of service entirely. In this way they can avoid the related costs of insurance...Read More»

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Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Crash At 58

"Macho Man" Randy Savage, one of the most famous professional wrestlers of the 1980s, if not all time, died in a car accident today in Tampa, Florida. According to his brother, Lanny Poffo, Savage suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler around 9:25 a.m. EST...Read More»

Porsche track design
Porsche Gets New Atlanta HQ With Test Track, ATL As Neighbor

Porsche will spend between $80 million and $100 million to relocate its headquarters from the Atlanta suburbs to a new complex inside the city limits, company officials confirmed this morning. The new facility, including a test track for shoppers to play with its high-dollar sportscars, sedans and...Read More»

2009 Dodge Sprinter
Recall Watch: 2009 Dodge Sprinter 2500

Mercedes-Benz, the manufacturer of Sprinter vans for Dodge, has issued a recall for up to 3,437 2009 Sprinter 2500 vans. This recall affects only 2009 Sprinters equipped with a three-seat bench. The recall documentation states that the three-seat bench in the second row of the 2009 Sprinter may...Read More»

2009 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Best Auto Show Moment: Chrysler PT Cruiser

It was a day unlike any other in early January 2000, as any car enthusiast would know--this is the beginning of the auto show season, and for purists it doesn’t get any better than the North American International Auto show. For a kid growing up in Northern Ontario, I never thought I would...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet TrailBlazer
J.D. Power: Service "Upsells" Aren't As Common As You Think

It's not the message about imminent car repairs that's important, but how it's delivered. That's what J.D. Power discovered about maintenance and repair services offered at car dealerships in its recent study of customer service. The study recorded the reactions of nearly 100,000 owners and lessees...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Tucson
TSBs: Don't Look to the NHTSA For Help Repairing Your Car

Before you take your vehicle in for a repair, you may want to know if any technical service bulletins (TSB) cover the problem--but where can you find them for your pre-service research? TSBs are vehicle and model specific notices of repair issues that the manufacturer sends to dealers. The notices...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Azera
After 26 Months, Hyundai Assurance Program Gets Its Walking Papers

Hyundai's popular Assurance Program debuted during the dark days of the recession, promising shoppers that Hyundai would buy back their vehicles if they lost their jobs, went bankrupt, or became disabled. That proved a hit with customers, and paired with Hyundai's new-found notoriety for vehicles...Read More»