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Weeklong Road Test: The Delightfully Sculptural 2010 Acura ZDX
Weeklong Road Test: The Delightfully Sculptural 2010 Acura ZDX

Sometimes you just want a little bit more sport from your sport utility vehicle. If you are the kind of person whose kids have finally gone off to college or like having the luxury and handling prowess of a top notch sports sedan with the added utility of a hatchback Acura might just have the...Read More»

A V-10 Workplace
White Van: Tales from a Mobile Newsroom

White Van I drive a white Ford E-350 Econoline van.  It has FOX written on its side; on top, there's a telescoping mast, a TV microwave transmitter and a dish-type antenna.  The latter--mandated by the FCC--replaced rods, which looked like kabob skewers, a prop from Frankenstein movie.   This...Read More»

2010 Acura MDX
Week-Long Test: The Acura MDX Finally Brings Driving Fun to the 7-Seat Family SUV

It is rare to find a spacious seven seat SUV that has actual space for the whole family, is handsomely styled and also actually manages the difficult trick of being fun to drive. The hardest trait to find in a 7-seat family SUV/crossover, to be frank, is an ability to engage the driver. So often...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

Hummer Dealership
Depressed Sales Could Hurt Dealer Service Business For Years

The depressed auto sales trend that began back in 2008 is going to leave some lingering effects, affecting the service department business of new-car dealerships for many years. So predicts J.D Power and Associates—that dealer service traffic will decline by 20 percent between 2009 and 2013, with...Read More»

2003 Acura TL
Honda Adds 378,758 Cars To Its Airbag Recall

In November 2008, around the same time that Big Three automakers were making repeat visits to Washington to request federal support, Honda began having troubles of its own -- specifically, troubles with airbags in the 2001 Honda Accord and Honda Civic. The company immediately issued a recall for...Read More»

MusiCares 'Car of the Year' The 2010 Acura ZDX
Video: 2010 Acura ZDX Customized For MusiCares Auction (Ends Today!)

A musician's life isn't easy. Like other entrepreneurs, the musician has to hustle, piecing together jobs to make a living, but the earnings can be slim and the competition tough. Putting aside cash for healthcare and personal emergencies is often difficult, if not impossible. That's why in 1989...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang GT Convertible
2010 Ford Mustang Convertible Makes Good On Safety…This Time

The 2010 Ford Mustang Convertible has now achieved top 'good' ratings from the IIHS in both frontal offset and side impact tests. This is a retest for the Mustang; an original IIHS test of the 2010 model—applying to cars built before January (2010)—soundly flunked the ragtop 'Stang in the...Read More»

2010 Acura TL
Testing Acura’s Super Handling-All Wheel Drive TL (SH-AWD) in Southern California’s Torrential Rain

Life in Southern California just isn't supposed to be like this. Where did the sun and the semi-azure blue of the skies that used to hover so peacefully over my head disappear to? If it's not sunny here then where is it sunny? When will the endless monotony of all these rainstorms finally pass?...Read More»

2010 Acura RDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Angular Front Exterior View
The Weeklong Test Drive: 2010 Acura RDX

Although it isn't the newest vehicle in Acura's ever expanding fleet that isn't to say that the 2010 Acura RDX isn't full of its own unique delights. Powered by a turbocharged 2.3 liter 240 horsepower 4 cylinder engine, the RDX is punchy and powerful at all speeds yet the powertrain always remains...Read More»

Ford Microsoft SYNC
Bluetooth Pairing: Getting Better, Still Sometimes Maddening

If you drive several different vehicles, or have several cellphone or smartphone handsets to juggle, you're likely familiar with the frustration: Not every phone will pair with every new-vehicle system. Whether you're shopping for a new handset or a new vehicle, you should keep this in mind, and...Read More»

2010 Acura TL SH-AWD
Driven: 2010 Acura TL SH-AWD

For 2010, the Acura TL is once again offered with a manual gearbox. But you're probably going to have to special-order it, or at least do some calling and searching to even find one. Why? Because even among luxury sport sedans, the number of people opting for a manual transmission is very...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View
Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer Reports has more good news for Big Three automakers thanks to its new Auto Survey, which places several American autos on the...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Audi, Acura Buyers Offered $100 To Test 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

The 2010 Suzuki Kizashi has been a fairly big hit with auto journalists. Our own Bengt Halvorson gave it an impressive 8.2 rating and favorably compared it to the Ford Fusion, the Mazda6, and the Subaru Legacy, but Suzuki has more upmarket aspirations for the new sedan. Specifically, Suzuki wants...Read More»

2007 Acura MDX 4WD 4-door Sport/Entertainment Pkg Angular Rear Exterior View
Sedan or Hatchback? Which Is Best in Case of a Dog Emergency?

This may all sound like a far-fetched concept (pardon the dog pun) but if you own a medium to large sized dog what would you do if that dog became utterly immobilized or passed away at home? Would you feel comfortable locking him or her in the trunk or trying to open the folding pass thru seats so...Read More»

2010 Acura RDX
Driven: 2010 Acura RDX

Cutting through marketing hype, the Acura RDX is one of relatively few crossover vehicles that actually do feel like agile sport sedans—especially if you'd like to keep the price well under $40k. That is, provided you're one of those people who won't consider wagons like the BMW 328i Sport Wagon...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Euro Wagon
Acura Announces TSX Sport Wagon

A couple of months ago, we mentioned that Honda was looking to bring an upscale wagon to American showrooms. Today, it's been made official: in one of the briefest press releases we've received in recent weeks, Honda has announced that an Acura TSX sport wagon will arrive in the U.S. in the fall of...Read More»

Honda seatbelt
Honda, Acura Offer Domestic Partner Benefits

Honda is one of the most popular auto brands among LGBT consumers, so it's slightly surprising that the company only recently began offering domestic-partner benefits to all of its employees. (Sales and marketing staff got the option in 2008, but manufacturing folks weren't brought on until this...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX Official Production Reveal
Production 2010 Acura ZDX Debuts at Orange County Auto Show

Styled, developed and built entirely in and for North America, the ZDX is the first truly American Acura vehicle. From the first sketches by lead designer Michele Christensen at the Torrance Design Studio to the final production model, unveiled at the Orange County Auto Show today, the ZDX promises...Read More»

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