2011

Nissan GT-R, 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150: Today's Car News
Nissan GT-R, 2012 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150: Today's Car News

Ford has unveiled the 2012 Harley-Davidson F-150 pickup truck, now with more snakeskin. [TheCarConnection] Nissan builds a cooler cargo ship than Toyota. [AllCarsElectric] A dealership refuses to sell Nissan GT-R to eBay Motors auction winner. [MotorAuthority] Will Mazda's next-generation Sky-D...Read More»

Toyota 'Auto-Biography' with videos from Xtranormal
Animate Your Own Toyota Story Using Xtranormal

You've heard of Xtranormal -- or at least you've seen the video that a Best Buy employee created with it, lampooning mindless iPhone fanboys. Xtranormal provides a quick and easy way to animate stories with cute, 3D cartoon characters, and now, Toyota is using the service to help Facebook fans...Read More»

California's New Whale Tail Plate. Image: California Coastal Commission
New CA License Plate Saves Whales, Angers Original Artist

Another week, another license plate controversy. California has offered drivers a whale-themed license plate since 1997, when a Wyland-designed plate went on sale. The artist, famous for his marine-themed artwork, loaned his whale-tail image to the state for use on a plate funding coastal...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
U.S. To Have Greater Voice In VW Product Development, New SUV Planned

It’s no secret auto giant Volkswagen is still a small fish in the all-important U.S. market, but the automaker is determined to alleviate the issue, going so far as to develop distinct models aimed squarely at American customers. Volkswagen’s sales tally for the U.S. in 2010 topped just...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS teaser
2013 Cadillac Compact Luxury Sports Sedan Confirmed: Codenamed ATS

The official announcement confirms what’s been suspected for quite some time: Cadillac will introduce a new compact luxury sports sedan in the summer of 2012. For now, its codename is the Cadillac ATS. Impetus for the new rear-wheel drive ATS sports sedan is Cadillac’s intention to...Read More»

MINI manual transmission discount
MINI Tries To Save Stick-Shifts With $500 Discount

Once upon a time, mastering a stick-shift was a teenage rite of passage. Today, though, it's tougher to find rides with manual transmissions, and the allure of the stick seems to be fading. MINI wants to change that by offering customers a discount on select manual models through the month of...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
2011 Dodge Durango Grabs 'Top Safety Pick' Award From IIHS

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has completed crash testing on the 2011 Dodge Durango, and the mid-size SUV has walked away with Top Safety Pick honors. In individual tests, the newly redesigned Durango scored a “good” rating in frontal crash, rear crash, side-impact and roof...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango Crew
2011 Dodge Durango Earns IIHS' Top Safety Pick Award

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has just named the new-for-2011 Dodge Durango mid-size SUV a Top Safety Pick. The Durango, a three-row, seven-passenger SUV, earned its status as a result of good performance in all four of the IIHS’s safety evaluations (front, side, rollover...Read More»

NICB's Hot Wheels
1994 Honda Accord Tops List Of Most Stolen Vehicles In 2010

It’s a dubious distinction, especially for one of the perennial best-selling family cars in the United States, but the 1994 Honda Accord tops the list of most stolen vehicles in 2010. According to a report from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), “Hot Wheels,” almost...Read More»

2012 Mazda CX-5
2012 Mazda CX-5: First Look

Mazda is giving consumers an advance look at its brand-new compact crossover, the 2012 CX-5, ahead of its world debut at next month’s 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. For family buyers, there’s a lot to like. For starters, the styling of the CX-5, which is the replacement for the current Mazda...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
July 2011 Car Sales: It's The Economy, Stupid

Car sales reports are rolling in today from auto manufacturers, even as the nation's leaders struggle with a compromise to keep America's economy from falling into default. As expected, sales aren't quite up to the levels seen earlier this year, which is fueling concerns that the economy that had...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima sedan
2011-2012 Nissan Altima: Recall Alert

Nissan is recalling some 2011-2012 Altima sedans over concerns that a front suspension bolt may have been improperly tightened. According to the Detroit News, the recall involves some 20,000 Altimas. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Web site says the recall...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Japan’s Car Sales Hit New Low In July

The aftermath of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan has resulted in new car sales in that country dropping almost 28 percent in July to just 241,472 vehicles. That’s the worst decline on record. Toyota led the way with a 37-percent reduction in sales over last year. Honda was down...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Side Exterior View
Best Family Cars for First-Time Dads

So you're going to be a first-time dad. Mazel tov! To say your life will change is a monumental understatement, and it extends beyond kid-friendly furniture and converting your home office into a nursery. There's the matter of what's parked in your driveway. You don't get to put a sidecar on your...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60 4-door Sedan Temperature Controls
Opinion: Make Collision Avoidance Systems Mandatory

When I was a teenager back in the '80s, we relied almost exclusively on the car to get us around. It was the car because the bus was slow and infrequent. Furthermore, a car was a sign you were successful enough to not have to resort to public transportation. Or worse - your bike. I also remember...Read More»

2010 Camaro SS accident
DARE-Truck-Pulling Cop Arrested, Charged With DUI

It almost seems like a case of “Can you believe this?” Unfortunately, this story is true. A cop pulling a DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) truck sideswiped a legally parked car in the Southern Indiana town of Salem, in Washington County, and then hit a tree. The crash, which...Read More»

2011 Lexus RX 350
2011 Lexus RX 350: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling some 32 2011 model year Lexus RX 350 crossover SUVs to replace brake actuator units. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that the potential affected units were manufactured from August 30, 2010 through May 18, 2011, and equipped with...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
What Is Your Favorite High-Horsepower, Low-Dollar Car? #YouTellUs

While we know the world is blowing up with BMW i news, we didn't want people to forget about good old V-8s. From the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro to the Dodge Challenger and Chevrolet Corvette, there is no shortage of options when shopping for a high-horsepower, low-dollar car. The horsepower...Read More»

2001 Chevrolet Camaro Z28 coupe
Tell Us What Your Favorite Chevrolet Is #YouTellUs

Chevrolet is about to turn 100 old. In that 100 years the brand has touched many lives and has acquired many loyal fans. From the Camaro to the Chevelle, the Bow Tie has offered some sweet rides. While some will argue the 2011 Corvette ZR1 is the lord of all Chevys, others could argue the 1912...Read More»

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