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High-Intensity LED Traffic Lights Causing Snowy Problems
High-Intensity LED Traffic Lights Causing Snowy Problems

As more and more highway departments have turned to high-output LED traffic lights that use super bright green, yellow and red light-emitting diodes in place of the good old light bulb, city officials across the country have smiled ear-to-ear as their traffic light costs have dropped 90 percent in...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
Top Five Family Sedans of 2009

Just because you have to haul around a wife and two and ¾ children around with you doesn't mean you have to drive a hum-drum SUV.  2010 is a wonderful year to be a family man when it comes to picking out a family car. These five cars are inexpensive to buy and run yet are reliable and generally...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
The Left Field Choice: The 2010 Mazda6

There is something about the way Mazda builds its engines that gives them a divinely unique character. Whereas so many competitors have four cylinders that drone and six cylinders that are as exciting as Tupperware, Mazda makes motors that truly give new meaning to "zoom-zoom." They are mechanical...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Electric Cars Are Inevitable, Might As Well Make Them Fun

Automotive industry like it or not is going to use new energy source. And it's not only automotive industry but all the industries and all the people really. It is the only way to go. Our energy sources are becoming scarce. You might think: "Well there is nothing new there". But that's not what I...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»

2011 Mazda Mazda2
Mashup Derby: Ford Fiesta VS. Mazda 2

Right about now there should be some pretty peeved engineers over at Mazda getting a bit mad over the fact that their ex-taskmasters Ford Motor Company are now taking credit for a lot of their work. First off, Motor Trend names the Ford Fusion (based on an old Mazda 6 platform) as their annual "Car...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»

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI
Volkwagen's 48 MPG Wonder: Jetta TDI Diesel Sedan

NEVER-ENDING EXPERIMENTATION The price of fuel has gone up way too much. In response to this: Ive written already about how to boost power in your car with a hydrogen generator. Ive told you how to use evaporated water-alcohol infusion (EWAI) to do this also. Ive shared my experience with mixing...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata Released, Trips on Very Own Nose

The eagerly anticipated 2011 Hyundai Sonata was released today and the only thing that crossed my mind was, "My, what a big nose you have." I may have even cocked my head a bit to the side to see if there were any unfortunate hairs leftover from what must have been a perfunctory trip to use the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
Top 2 Best Used Minivans

Once it was the king of the road, so to speak, at least in terms of family versatility and popularity. But the minivan, which debuted in the mid-1980s with the introduction of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, is definitely on the decline, according to the editors of Consumer Guide. Although...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»

2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man STI Steering Wheel
Leftfield Economy Car: Subaru Impreza

(Starting at $17,495) (20 city/27 highway) Do you need a car that is inexpensive and durable but cant stand the thought of being just another person in a Civic, Corolla or (horror!) Focus? Would it also be nice to have the security of all-wheel drive but are pretty sure you cant afford the cost of...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
The 2010 Lancer Sportback Ralliart and GTS Models Make Intriguing, if Oddball Choices

Trying to glom onto a little bit of the success enjoyed by the EVO, Mitsubishi has decided to share the love by expanding the Lancer line with the Sportback. Available in base level GTS guise (with a 168 horsepower engine) or spicy Ralliart trim (237 horsepower version of same engine), it is...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Equator
Should You Buy a Nissan Frontier or a Suzuki Equator?

How about neither? When was the last time you picked up a car or truck magazine and saw a compact pickup truck on the cover? The reason for this is that while full size pickup truck sales have grown year over year (Ford F-150, Dodge Ram), sales of compact trucks like the Toyota Tacoma and...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»

Warning message on dash display of 2013 Tesla Model S: 'Both Pedals Pressed' [photo: David Noland]
2010 VW Transporter 2.0 Litre TDi 140HP

The New VW Transporter will go on sale in early 2010, with Sportline versions currently planned to be on offer from next March. In addition to the internally and externally restyled Panel Van the range will include a five or six-seat Kombi Van and a Window Van with up to nine-seats, perfect for our...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Will There Only Be Seven Auto Manufacturers in Five Years?

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and supposed savior of Chrysler, once said that he bought the beleaguered manufacturer because the Italian automaker need to manufacture over 3 million cars a year to survive. What he said next sent chills throughout the entire auto industry. He predicted that within...Read More»

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