2010

Smart Launches All-Out Assault On Dumb
Smart Launches All-Out Assault On Dumb

Smart has published a manifesto on its Facebook page -- a manifesto against "dumb". The headline spells out the concept pretty clearly: "smart is against dumb, mindless consumption. Are you?" The manifesto goes on to list examples of the "dumb" that smart seeks to eradicate: • Dumb is Venti...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Wagon 5dr Wagon 3.6L Performance RWD Front Seats
The Caddy that Zigs, Zags, and Makes Tails Wag

Unless you've been living under a rock, or really just aren't into cars, you've seen pictures of the beautiful all-new 2011 Cadillac CTS and CTS-V Coupes. Striking, bold and elegant, this Caddy single-handedly fixes everything that is wrong with the American automotive industry with it's agressive...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Don't be misled. The automotive market did not experience a sudden recovery in September; and with a few exceptions, like trucks, October wasn't all that much better. The news merely looked good on paper because automakers traditionally compare current sales to sales figures from one year before --...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy Series
Chevy Showcases a Quartet of Hot Camaros at SEMA

During this week’s Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas (Nov. 2-5), Chevrolet is showcasing Camaro design, technology and accessories to jazz up Camaro customers who want to customize their rides. Remember that a lot of Camaro buyers have families, too. While Camaro...Read More»

2010 Fesler-Moss Camaro
2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392: Defining Muscle With Cubic-Inches

  Barracuda 426. Yenko 427. Boss 302. Coupling large numerics with a vehicle’s marquee immediately evokes nostalgic memories of raw American muscle. The integrated numbers represent the displacement of an engine in cubic-inches, and this is the way muscle should be measured...Read More»

2008 Suzuki SX4
Suzuki Recalls 2007 - 2010 Suzuki SX4 For Loose Screws

UPDATED: Official statement from Suzuki added below. Suzuki has announced a recall for the SX4 sedan and hatchback from the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vibration from driving the vehicles may cause the...Read More»

2010 Volvo S40
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: Volvo S40

In our continuing coverage of the best family luxury small sedans we take an in-depth look at the 2011 Volvo S40. Redesigned in 2008, the 2011 Volvo S40 five-passenger entry-level luxury small sedan receives simplifications in trim, engines, and options, while most everything else continues...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Five Desirable New Cars, Now Negotiable

It's all about when you shop. Whether you settle for something that happens to be in your price range because you can't talk the dealership down on the one you really want, or negotiate like Shatner and walk away with a great car for a steal comes down to market conditions when you open the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

2010 acura tsx v6 007
Best Family Luxury Small Sedans: 2010 Acura TSX

This week we’re looking at the best family luxury small sedans. For many consumers, the purchase of a so-called entry-level luxury sedan makes a lot of sense. Whether it’s a family-car addition or used by one family member as a daily commuter, buyers in search of a little luxury in a...Read More»

NIght Driving
TCC Tip: How To Drive Safely At Night

Some of us spend too much time there as it is, but with daylight-savings time drawing to an end on November 7, we're all going to be in the dark, earlier and more often. Is that dangerous? A new survey says that's a daunting prospect to many drivers--and finds that some skip driving entirely at...Read More»

Smart Fortwo Hello Kitty
Customize Your Smart Car With Hello Kitty Graphics

Hello Kitty just got her driver's license. The cute little feline cartoon is now driving a cute little Smart car. Okay, not driving -- decorating. Sanrio, Inc., the company behind the popular little global icon is partnering with the U.S. distributors of the Smart ForTwo. Hello Kitty lovers can can...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Concept
2010 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Concept Ready For SEMA

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is quickly approaching its 2010 opening and in the lead up to the event Toyota has revealed details for one of the concepts that it plans to unveil. The new concept is the Tacoma X-Runner RTR (Ready to Race) pickup truck, which the...Read More»

2010 Jeep Liberty
Four SUVs That Will Cost You More In The Long Run

Recession or no, Americans still love SUVs. These days, we buy smaller than we used to -- the Cadillac Escalade doesn't sell like it used to, but dealers find it hard to keep the GMC Acadia in stock. And it's no wonder. Today's small SUVs can offer sedan-like fuel economy, serious hauling capacity...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Fire Sale: 2010 Models Dealers Are Desperate To Get Rid Of

If you learn only one thing about the car buying process, car shoppers, let it be this: dealers don't own the cars they sell. They're making payments on them, just like you will be if you buy. A dealer's loan, of course, is much more complex than the one you will probably take on if you buy the...Read More»

Screencap from Brotherton Cadillac's Race for a Ride contest
Cadillac Dealer Taps Twitter To Raise Cash For Charity

What's great about social networks like Facebook and Twitter is that they're constantly changing. They grow and evolve thanks to user-generated content, and we're always surprised at how clever people and businesses can be, adapting social media to their needs. Case in point: one philanthropically...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe
Mercedes-Benz Recalls 85,000 Vehicles For Power-Steering Leak

Mercedes-Benz is recalling about 85,000 vehicles in the U.S. for an issue with the power-steering system that could result in a loss of power assistance. The recall covers 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class and E-Class models, along with 2010 and 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe and Cabriolet models, that...Read More»

2010 MINI Cooper Convertible
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Late summer car sales just weren't what they were supposed to be. New car sales in August were down a little over three percent from July -- historically, an unusual time to see a drop. Many automakers have new 2011 models on dealership lots already, and unsold 2010s to market alongside them. We're...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo
2010 Cadillac SRX Is Subject of Recall

The 2010 Cadillac SRX will be recalled for repairs to its steering system. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that the SRX recall will affect 3,459 of the crossovers. The affected vehicles include those fitted with either the base 2.8-liter V-6 or the optional...Read More»

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