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Audi's Most Thought Provoking Ads Of All-Time
Audi's Most Thought Provoking Ads Of All-Time

While Audi’s commercials have occasionally managed to tickle our funny bones, their best commercials have always been those that provoked thought and thereby made you yearn for an Audi. So check out Audi’s most thought-provoking ads:   R8 History Though Audi has historically had a tremendously...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Pricing For 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Announced

As much as we’ve all missed Bob Lutz in the few weeks since his retirement from GM, it seems that the folks over at the automaker are still managing to do some things right. For example: the recently announced pricing of the upcoming 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.   Scheduled to go on sale in early...Read More»

Carbon Motors E7
Carbon E7 Turbodiesel Police Cruiser: More Than 14,000 Orders

With the imminent death of the Ford Crown Victoria, automakers have readied a new set of contenders for the cop-car business, including Ford's Police Interceptor based on the Taurus SHO, the Chevrolet Caprice Cruiser, and the Dodge Charger. But only one company offers a car designed from the ground...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
The Facts About Carfax: The Truth? The Whole Truth? Nothing But The Truth?

Question: Carfax presents itself as invaluable, but a few years ago I paid $20 for a report that was worthless. The car's owner provided more about the car’s history than Carfax. Now my daughter needs a car. Should I give Carfax another try? Answer: Carfax can be valuable, but it’s not...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
As If We Needed Another Sign Of Hyundai As Golden Child

On CBS Sunday Morning Show's "The Money Issue" edition last week, one feature segment was entitled, "Hyundai: Driven to Success." In a showroom "crawling with customers" at Atlantic Hyundai in West Islip, Long Island, one hopeful spender bubbled over about how she'd put herself on a waiting list...Read More»

2002 BMW X5-Series 4.6is
BMW X5 VS. Lexus RX300: 100K Mile Rematch

We added an X5 to the fleet of silver SUVs in our driveway this past week. As a 2002 model with 120,000 on the odometer, it does not show its age. The silver paint is still well preserved and the black leather and dark poplar trim show nary a sign of wear and tear. It came from a loving home, with...Read More»

maserati quattroporte for centurion 003
So You Drive an Import... but How Much of It Is Actually Imported?

I've heard lots of people talk about their decision to buy a particular vehicle based on where it's from. Obviously, Japanese and European cars are foreign or exotic, and American branded cars are born on U.S. soil. Buying American cars is a good way to support our own economy, but the Japanese...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Instrument Panel
If You Own a GPS Unit, Never Leave It for Thieves To Find

Want to scare someone? Tell that person the item hes come to depend on for directions will bring thieves to a car owned by you! There now weve just done what some thrill-seeking writer, who is looking for an easy end-of-the-year/Christmas piece, has done, wrecked your evening.   Unfortunately for...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Steering Wheel
What's Next? a La-Z-Boy and a Wine Cellar?

  Heres something only a true workaholic could love, provided, of course, that his car never moved. As we thumbed through some interesting websites this a.m., we came across the Laptop Steering Wheel Desk, a device only a true workaholic or a raving idiot will love.   This little beauty, you can...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Sedan Luxury 3.5L RWD Angular Rear Exterior View
Super Cadillac - One Wild Wagon

Rumor has it that Chrysler will soon be adding a Super Cadillac to its lineup.  The tremendous popularity of the Cadillac CTS Sedan has led Chrysler to develop the ultra powerful CTS-V Sedan and introduce the CTS Sport Wagon. When GM vice chairman, Bob Lutz announced that Cadillac will build a ...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour EX-L
The Rise Of 'Boomer' Coupes - Honda's Accord Crosstour and BMW's 550i GT

One of the highlights of trucks and SUVs is a high hip point (known as the 'H' point in design parlance). The height of the seat makes it easier for driver and passenger to enter and exit (with the exception of some truly stilted 4x4s). That elevated 'H' point will be driving sales of cars to aging...Read More»

2008 Mazda5
A Fan of the Minivan - The Mazda5

Yup, I admit it. I am a fan of the minivan. In particular, the one I bought, the Mazda5, because I ended my personal life by having children. Now if you watch their ads, they say you can be cool and still drive a minivan. But as any good parent will tell you, once the kids come on the scene and rob...Read More»

2009 Nissan 370Z NISMO
Why Are Built-In Navigators So Much More Expensive Than Portable Units?

Do you remember a time before car navigation systems when people actually used to have to know how to (gasp!) read a map? Are you so young that you don't even know how to read a map? Well, it seems that in the course of a short 10 year period navigators have well and truly killed the map. Just...Read More»

2008 Honda Accord Sdn LX-P
To Carfax or Not

Carfax is here, for better or worse. Every so often a new service pops up, and it dribbles along until it achieves critical mass and then it becomes a necessity and we got to have it. Carfax is at this point. It, along with Autocheck, another automotive database primarily used by the car trade...Read More»

2010 Cadillac SRX Turbo
Will the 2010 Cadillac SRX Succeed Where the Last One Failed So Epically?

The first generation Cadillac SRX had all the visual presence of a Ford Country Squire Station Wagon from the 1970s mixed with an interior seemingly constructed from a pile of leftover, ill-fitting plastic legos. The dashboard of the first generation SRX was such a mish-mash of styles that it...Read More»

BMW Z Vision concept
Spotted: BMW Z Vision Concept

At the Geneva Motor Show in 2008, BMW unveiled the X5 EfficientDynamics concept, a hybrid diesel variant of the BMW X5 luxury SUV. Last week, BMW announced that it's bringing a new concept vehicle to Frankfurt this September -- a vehicle that will take the EfficientDynamics concept at least one...Read More»

2014 Mitsubishi Mirage at 2013 New York Auto Show
BMW Re-Launches Isetta Brand With New Marketing Campaign

We don't have the chance to discuss the Isetta very much -- mostly because the hard-to-miss mid-century minicar is a rarity on this side of the Atlantic. In Europe, however, the Isetta was a popular model, and on a good day, you might even still see a few navigating  narrow city streets. Clearly...Read More»

Daimler buys 15 percent of MyTaxi
Video: Hole In Windshield Improves Convertible Driving

Convertibles are wonderful things, but riding in them -- especially at high speeds -- can take the fun out of what ought to be an exhilarating experience. Due to aerodynamics, the wind whipping around the vehicle has a tendency to jumble up inside the cabin, making for a noisy, hair-tossing ride...Read More»

2004 Jaguar X-TYPE
RIP Jaguar X-Type: Putting The Kitten To Sleep, At Last

Many histories of Jaguar have been written, and no doubt there will be many more. In most of them, the sad saga of the Jaguar X-Type sedan is likely to be covered as a misguided diversion--if it's spoken of at all. While the smallest Jaguar sedan was pulled from the US market after the 2008 model...Read More»

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