2011

No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars
No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars

With anything involving car shopping and vehicles, if you're not on guard and a careful shopper, mistakes can be very expensive—and infuriating. So found a Salisbury, Massachusetts man earlier this week. His wife bought a van, then he took it to his mechanic, who found a host of...Read More»

Chevy Cruze Transformers Edition
The Bumblebee Chevy Cruze: For Transformer Fans On A Budget

Love the Transformers movie franchise, but lack the budget for a Transformers Edition Bumblebee Camaro? Depending upon where you live, you may be in luck: GM has launched a limited edition Bumblebee Cruze, but the car is only available to customers in the Chinese market. We’re not sure what...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra
Will Hyundai Be Asia's Number One Soon? #YouTellUs

For a long time Toyota has been the number one Asian automaker. If Hyundai continues down the current road will it conquer the number one spot? It's no secret that Hyundai has been on a roll lately. Credit goes to the marketing department, styling team, and the engineering teams. The new Sonata...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Is Hyundai The Next Toyota? #YouTellUs

Remember when Toyota was pushing the envelope when it came to technology and reliability? It seems the tide has changed and now it is Hyundai that is making waves. Hyundai has been offering an impressive warranty for years now in an effort to show consumers it offers reliable vehicles. Along with...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Offer AC Outlets On Prius, Starting In Japan

One lesson learned from the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was this: hybrid or battery-powered vehicles can provide essential electricity in the event of a natural disaster. Owners of Toyota’s hybrid Estima vans, which come with AC power outlets, used their vehicles as a source of...Read More»

2011 Scion iQ
2012 Scion iQ Gets Big Media Blitz

Scion’s soon-to-be-launched iQ minicar has the automaker branching into an entirely new segment of the of the automotive industry. Complicating things further, the brand’s perception among car buyers has been trending downward over the past 30 months, so how will it effectively launch a...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Concept
What Should The Next-Gen Corvette Be Like? #YouTellUs

The Chevrolet Corvette is an American icon, but it is finally ready for a refresh. Chevrolet has already told us that the next-generation Corvette (C7) is on the way soon, though very few details have leaked out. Design Chief Ed Welburn has already confirmed the C7 will feature a split-rear window...Read More»

2009 Ford Ranger Sport
Ford Recalls Ranger, Excursion, E-Series, F-Series For Lighting Flaw

Ford Motor Company is issuing a recall for Ford Ranger trucks from the 2004 - 2011 model year. Also included in the recall are the 2002 - 2005 Ford Excursion and (so far as we can tell*) 2002 - 2007 models from the E-Series and F-Series lineups (E-250/F-250 and higher). At issue is a faulty slider...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60
IIHS: Volvo's City Safety Cuts Low-Speed Car Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is giving praise to an anti-collision system developed by Volvo and used on their XC60 crossover. The IIHS found that Volvo’s City Safety system can reduce frontal crash accidents by as much as 25 percent, and can reduce property damage claims...Read More»

2011 Scion xB
All 2012 Scion Models To Get Bluetooth, HD Radio

Scion has the youngest buyer demographics of any brand. And for those younger drivers, the lack of Bluetooth in a new car is increasingly becoming a deal-breaker. So it certainly makes sense that Scion is stepping up to the plate. According to Scion officials, all 2012 models—including the...Read More»

car2go Smart ForTwo Electric Drive at Pacific Beach
Car2go To Have North America’s First All-Electric Fleet In San Diego

San Diego residents and tourists looking for a quick trip to Pacific Beach, Balboa Park, Torrey Pines, the Gaslight District or other local attractions or destinations have a new option: one of the 300 Smart ForTwo EDs in car2go’s all-electric carsharing fleet. Of course, there are a few...Read More»

Jeep JK-8 Independence pickup conversion package
You Still Can't Buy A Jeep Wrangler Pickup, But You Can Build One

If you were eyeing the Jeep JK-8 Pickup shown at this year’s Moab Jeep Safari with lust in your heart, we’ve got some good news for you. No, you can’t head on down to your local Jeep dealer and buy one, but if you own a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited (the four-door, long wheelbase...Read More»

2011 Scion iQ
Is The iQ What Scion Needs? #YouTellUs

Cue up the Neil Diamond because the Scion iQ is finally coming to America. Arriving on the West Coast in October, the miniature Scion is set to do battle with the new Fiat 500, Ford Fiesta, and other subcompacts. The Scion line-up currently consists of three compact vehicles with the iQ making up...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Sun For the Whole Family: Family Cars with Dual Sunroofs

Call them sunroofs or moonroofs, UltraView or Panorama, or even something else, when it comes to the best family cars with dual sunroofs, it’s not the name that matters but how top-drawer the feature is. Here are dual sunroofs from six automakers worth a look. Family vehicle choices include...Read More»

2011 Subaru Forester
Subaru’s Advice on Loading Your Car for Summer Road Trips

If the call of the open road is becoming a siren song in your brain, heading out on a summer road trip should get you to thinking: What’s the best way to load the vehicle? In case it doesn’t, however, Subaru has a few tips that might come in handy. While Subaru published the information...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
J.D. Power: Chinese Avoid Chinese Car Brands (But Love GM)

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned a survey that showed Americans' growing dissatisfaction with domestic brands. On the other side of the Pacific, there's a similar story to tell in China's burgeoning, booming auto market. According to a recent study from J.D. Power, Chinese shoppers are wary of...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Titanium hatchback, New York, July 2011
Is The Hatchback Suddenly Popular Again? #YouTellUs

When people think of family vehicles thoughts seem to turn to minivans and crossovers, but what about the hatchback? These versatile vehicles have more cargo room than sedans with similar fuel economy. With gas prices rising is seems consumers are starting to realize the benefits of hatchbacks...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Do Americans Want Hatchbacks Now? #YouTellUs

It wasn't long ago that Americans wanted nothing to do with hatchbacks. Now gas prices have spiked and Americans are starting to realize that hatchbacks have more versatility than sedans, and better gas mileage than SUVs. Ford thought this might happen and has brought the Fiesta to America as both...Read More»

2011 Ford Focus
Are Hatchbacks Making A Comeback? #YouTellUs

Just like station wagons, the hatchback seems to have a bad reputation in America. Carmakers have long thought the American car buyer doesn't like hatchbacks, but recent sales figures show that's not the case anymore It seems hatchbacks may be having a resurgence in America. Ford's new Fiesta and...Read More»

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