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2013 Dodge Dart: Six Reasons It’ll Be Quieter, Smoother Than Caliber
2013 Dodge Dart: Six Reasons It’ll Be Quieter, Smoother Than Caliber

At a Detroit Auto Show press conference earlier this week, Chrysler rolled out its upcoming 2013 Dodge Dart. Set to replace the Dodge Caliber, priced starting at $15,995 (below the Caliber), and slotting right along more mainstream compact sedans like the Ford Focus, Chevrolet Cruze, Hyundai...Read More»

2012 Mazda Mazda3 SkyActiv
2012 Mazda3: Familiar Look, But All-New Under The Hood

While sheetmetal changes, trim, chrome brightwork, and other minor details might come and go almost every model year, it's relatively rare for any new vehicle to get an entirely new powertrain. But that's the case with the 2012 Mazda3; even though the mid-cycle changes it gets for 2012 are quite...Read More»

Sue Morales From The Buick Enclave Engineering Team
Video: GM Offers Owner's Manual Tutorials On YouTube

The owner's manual is quickly becoming old school, what with the reading and the paper, it's just so dated. Now we have things like smartphone applications, OnStar, YouTube and so much more. GM is still including owner's manuals with each and every car, but they want to enhance the ownership...Read More»

Traffic in China
Why 'Safe Roads' Are Often Anything BUT Safe, Except For Cars

The great freeway battles of the Sixties and Seventies are over. It's safe to say few new freeways will be punched through existing neighborhoods. But transportation engineers are still busily at work updating and improving existing roads, generally by widening them, adding lanes, smoothing curves...Read More»

Edmund Pettus Bridge
Shockingly High Number of U.S. Bridges Substandard, Still

One of the great things about our job is that we get to read all about cars. And, often, some of the peripheral topics too. Like bridges. In fact, we get to read things like Better Roads magazine, which serves "governments and construction contractors involved in...highway, road and bridge...Read More»

UK-based Revolve Technologies developed this vehicle -- can you figure out what it is?
Roush's Latest Pony Car

Sometimes you run across something so bizarre, so outlandish, you just have to cover it even though it isn't all that relevant to new cars. So what do YOU think is the purpose of the rather, errrrr, unusual looking vehicle shown here? And is that horse really pulling the ... whatever-it-is?...Read More»

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