2011

Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days
Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days

Let's say you're the largest U.S. automaker, and you have a little problem. You're building cars that get good reviews for features, fit, finish, and fuel economy, but half the world still thinks you build lousy cars like you used to, and the other half shuns you as "Government Motors" due to a...Read More»

McLaren F1
How Much Are You Willing To Pay For 200 MPH? #YouTellUs

The classic line from Ricky Bobby in the movie Talladega Nights is, "I wanna go fast!" That line embodies how many guys feel at an early age. But just much how does it cost to go fast? Cars like the McLaren F1 and Porsche 911 Turbo are priced well out of many consumers budgets. Then you have the...Read More»

2011 Ram 1500 2WD Quad Cab 140.5" SLT Angular Front Exterior View
Pickup Vs SUV: Which Is The Safer Choice?

Recently we reported on a new Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) study that compares the relative safety of SUVs and passenger cars—and finds that SUVs are now the safer choice. Adjusted fatality rates are about 50 percent lower overall for them than for passenger cars. After...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition
Can't-Miss, Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for a dad who may or may not love to drive? Do you have a dad who’s hard to shop for? While a 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is an outstanding choice for Father's Day, it's probably beyond most of our budgets. Besides, you don't...Read More»

Million Mile Joe and his 1990 Honda Accord. Image: Honda
Million Milers: Which New Car Would You Want For The Long Haul? #YouTellUs

Most people would never consider keeping their cars past 200,000 miles. After about 100,000 miles cars start needing work. Whether it is timing belts and water pumps, or suspension bits, many people just decide it's time for a new car. But then there are people like Irv Gordon and Million-Mile Joe...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
Dodge To Show Caliber Successor At 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Dodge hasn’t had a small car offering in their lineup since discontinuing Caliber production in 2010. There are plenty of 2011 Calibers leftover on dealer lots, but the car is a reminder of the “bad old days” at Chrysler. Like the Dodge Neon that preceded it, the Caliber was never...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey R/T
2011 Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler Vehicles Recalled For Steering Issue

Chrysler is recalling over 11,000 vehicles, from more than ten model lines, for a suspected safety flaw related to the steering. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrectly installed...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.
2012 Ford Mustang Sales Hampered By V-6 Availability

Ford could sell more 2012 Mustangs, if only they could produce more 3.7-liter V-6 engines. The Mustang is yielding sales ground to the new Camaro on a monthly basis, thanks in part to strong demand for the V-6 version of Ford’s F-150 pickup. The Ford F-150 and the Ford Mustang share the same...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200 S
Recall Alert: 2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling some 11,351 model year 2011 vehicles to inspect and potentially repair a steering column pivot rivet. An incorrectly installed or missing rivet could compromise the integrity of the steering column in the event of a crash. Under such circumstances, the effectiveness of the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Which 40-MPG Car Is In Your Future? #YouTellUs

It's no real secret that 40 is the new 30, when talking about fuel efficiency that is. Most automakers are jumping onto the 40-mpg bandwagon faster than you can you can say "fuel efficient." With so many options, how do you choose? Not only are there many options in the 40-mpg segment, but many...Read More»

2011 BMW 7-Series
Five Sexy Family Cars for 2011

Who says you can’t have a family car that’s also sexy? And what qualifies a car as sexy, anyway? Beauty is, as they say, in the eye of the beholder, but plenty of horses under the hood also ranks right up there. Men and women alike appreciate a car with sleek good looks that can barrel...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima Hybrid
Altima Hybrid Axed From Nissan’s 2012 Lineup

Looking at the 2012 product lineup from Nissan, there’s one not-so-glaring omission: There’s no Altima Hybrid in the 2012 Altima product mix. There isn’t even a mention of it in the automaker’s revelation of its 2012 changes. The 2012 Altima coupe and sedan models, however...Read More»

2011 Volvo V50
Volvo Kills Off The S40, V50 In The U.S.

If you’re looking for a compact sedan or wagon offering from Volvo in the United States market, you’ve got until the end of the year to snap up an S40 sedan or a V50 wagon. Volvo has announced that both models, which share a common platform, will be discontinued at the end of the 2011...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
Which Cars Don't You Want? #YouTellUs

There will always be those cars that make you scratch your head. The ones that make you think, "why the heck would I ever want that?" The BMW X6 and Acura ZDX are, for many, automotive equivalents to a poster child when it comes to this category. There are so many reasons the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX...Read More»

cigarettes, taken by Flickr user Schnella Schnyder
Butt Out: New York Bans Smoking In Cars When Kids Are Present

Secondhand smoke kills – so it should come as no surprise that lawmakers would introduce a bill to ban smoking in cars where children are present. In fact, a New York lawmaker, Assemblyman David Weprin, has done just that. In the proposed New York legislation, the smoking ban would apply to...Read More»

BMW X5 Parking Fail
What's Your Worst Parking Lot Incident? #YouTellUs [NSFW]

We have an epidemic on our hands: bad driving in parking lots. People seem to either drive too fast, fail to let people back out of spaces safely, or maybe they just think their big bad Suburban can fit in the same spot as that hot MINI Cooper S. Things have gotten even worse with the popularity of...Read More»

Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films
Getting Real With A Toyota Prius In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Times have changed in the Gangsta’s Paradise we call Los Angeles. Where it used to be all about rolling in your slammed ’64 Impala and busting caps from your AK, today it’s more about rolling in your Prius, popping down to Whole Foods for a bag of Blazing Wasabi snack mix and a...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
War Horses: Five More Family SUVs For Your Off-Road Summer

We call them war horses--tough off-road SUVs with enough room for a family to make the great outdoor trek this summer. We've brought you the first five in our group (check them out here) of family haulers that are just as comfortable – and capable – off-road as on. Some, you might not...Read More»

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