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SRX-y New Crossover From Cadillac
SRX-y New Crossover From Cadillac

The all-new 2010 SRX has been downsized and uscaled and designed to be a real world luxury car for those who want the security and heft of a SUV along with the athletic handling and luxury conveniences of a 4-door sedan. The walkaround revealed a deep, rich cherry red clearcoat finish, punctuated...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius 5dr HB II (Natl) Open Doors
Top Story for 2009: Toyota Overtakes GM as Number One in Sales

Although most end-of-year/end-of-decade stories focus on the 10 or so top stories that have marked the decade, this one is going to focus on the six top seven or eight bombshells of he automotive world in the last decade. Looking back only a couple of years, we come to what has to be the real...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-7X AWD 4-door Aero Front Exterior View
2009 Saab 9-7X May Be an Investment for the Future

If you are into collecting, need a new SUV and want to save some money, then you may just want to take a look at the 2009 Saab 9-7X. Introduced only three years ago, the 2009 model is likely to become a classic in the not-too-distant future. If you can still find one, the 9-7X, which really has...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan R/T RWD *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
Police Look To Charger as Replacement for Traditional Vehicle

Maybe it was last year's somewhat popular Street Kings, cop movie with Keanue Reeves, or maybe it was the slate gray shark-like unmarked that was dropped off in front of the Mass. State Police HQ in Framingham, recently, but it started the gears moving (albeit rustily) and when we looked around we...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S prototype
Tesla Motors and the Model S Prepare To Take on the World

When electric car company Tesla Motors officially arrived on the scene in March of 2008, their first offering, the Roadster, definitively put to rest the long held notion that electric cars cant make your pulse race.  Since its debut the six figure carbon fiber bullet has been busy dismantling the...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G6 w/1SA
General Motors Plans 'Fire Sale' To Move Final Saturns, Pontiacs

With the first of the year just around the corner, General Motors is making preparations to find buyers for the last of its Saturn and Pontiac models. It is planning a fire sale with an interesting twist. Normally, new cars are sold to their first buyers on what is known as a CO or Certificate of...Read More»

porsche rs spyder wheels 001
Live, Love, Laugh, Race!

I live to race. I love the smell of burning rubber, racing fuel, and concession stand food. My past was certainly nowhere near as exciting as my new life--I live to race. I power a voluptuous flat-black rat '72 Beetle around the track, just as fifteen other cars do each Saturday night, to the sound...Read More»

2004 Volkswagen R32
Future Auction Stars - Cars You Should Start Collecting Now

Believe it or not you don't have to go back all that far to find something that is already commanding a premium and is becoming an instant classic. Sure, everyone knows that a 1963 Stingray or a 1966 Mustang fastback is a find. The funny thing is though, a lot of expensive collectors items were...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan SV Open Doors
How To Deal With the Dealer - Ten Do's and Don'ts for Car Buyers

So you have decided to single handedly save Detroit, not to mention, Nagasaki, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Milan by purchasing a new car. Before you put yourself and your dealership through hell again, here are ten things to keep in mind. This is for your sake and theirs. After all, they are just trying...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Front Exterior View
Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition Cowboys Up!

The 2009 V-8 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition may have a Wyoming name but it has an honest to Pete Texas accent. Like a Texas cowboy, its bigger, stronger, taller and tougher than just about anybody. And at 14 city, 20 highway, it drinks 91octane faster than J.R. Ewing swigged bourbon at the...Read More»

1997 Chevrolet Suburban
Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Problems - Pt. 3

Normal Process Raises Battery Concern Question 1 For the first time since I have owned my car, I checked the battery water level. My battery is three years old. When I removed the caps from the battery, I found three of the six cells had hard crystals at the bottom of the openings. I did some...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Move Automaker Into Midsized Performance Market

  For years, Suzuki provided its U.S. partner General Motors with versions of its Swift for Chevrolet the Aveo and its mini-sized SUV, the SX4, also known as the Chevrolet Tracker, this is Suzukis first foray into the sports sedan market on its own.   The Kizashi, already being touted for North...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry CE
NHTSA Finds Many Owners Ignoring Safety Recall Notices

Heres an interesting paradox: even as the auto industry faced a record number of 2007 recalls 712 -- the physical number of cars recalled was well down from the record number of cars recalled only three years before.  In 2004 there were 620 recalls, involving 30.8 million vehicles, according to...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Troubles - Part II

Clicking Tappets Not Normal  Question 1 I have a 1991 Audi 90 Cabrio with a 2.3-liter engine and 150,000 miles.  For the last six months when I start the car, the tappets do not click.  Up until six months ago, they tapped up to 10 minutes after a cold start.  Now they only tap for three...Read More»

Honda Dealership
Buying a Car and 'Beating the Salesman': The Dealer's Perspective

Most days we surf the automotive websites looking for items that might spark a little inspiration, something that might be a little different; something that will help you out. Today, indeed, it looked as if we found one over at AOL Autos, one of whose auto correspondents, Mike Royce, is...Read More»

2010 subaru legacy touring 008
Five Essential Holiday Road Trip Items To Keep in Your Trunk

Heading out onto the roads this holiday season to go across the river and through the woods to Grandmother's house can be a stressful affair. Not to mention evil women in Gingerbread houses who try to cook you (oops, mixing my fairy tale metaphors here) there are big rigs, distracted drivers and...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series multi-material construction
Only in MIT... a Solar Racecar, a DIY Segway, What Else?

The Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT) solar  Electric Vehicle Team team recently unveiled a $243,000 solar carbon-fiber racer. The car dubbed the Eleanor is being prepared for an inaugural Endurance race later this year. Eleanor can top out at 90 MPH. Here is some information from the...Read More»

volvo driver behavior research 007
TTW One: New Solutions for Urban Mobility

TTW (i.e. Three Tilting Wheels), is a test house company for engineering creativity and innovation, presently part of the Startup Enterprises of Turin Polytechnic Institute. Stefano Carabelli, founder and chairman of TTW, describes the first project coming to life, temporarily named TTW One, as a...Read More»

2010 Audi A4
Eleven Tips for a Telling Test Drive

So you find yourself at the dealer and the salesperson, after copying your drivers license, walks over to a car, explaining that you can drive it as soon as it is off their lot. For insurance purposes. Looking at the crammed in narrow lanes between hundreds of unsold sheet metal, you think this...Read More»

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