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His and Her Review: 2010 Kia Forte
His and Her Review: 2010 Kia Forte

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying...Read More»

2010 Lexus HS 250h
His and Her Review 2010 Lexus HS 250 Hybrid

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer 4-door Sedan CVT GTS Angular Front Exterior View
Week-Long Test Drive: The 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS Is A Car For The Whole Family

In life sometimes it is the little surprises that really count. Like when a car you really dont expect knocks the socks off of you. A vehicle with such a capability should truly be respected and revered because not only can it turn your commute into a pleasure and family hauling duties into a joy...Read More»

2010 Kia Optima
The 2010 Kia Optima Sedan: With Camry Sales Sliding Can Kia Make a Move in the Family Segment?

Although the advertised base price for the 2010 Kia Optima is only $17,995 that is only for the manual transmission base model which is no doubt "impossible" to find on dealer lots. And who wants a manual transmission when you are looking for comfortable, spacious and fuel efficient family...Read More»

2010 Acura TSX 4-door Sedan I4 Auto Grille
2010 Suzuki Kizashi GTS AWD: does it compare to more expensive German sport sedans?

When I found out I would be getting a Suzuki Kizashi for the week, I didnt know if it was going to be a car or some new kind of sushi. Kizashi actually means "something great is coming" and is pronounced "Key-ZAH-shee". And it is not something to eat but is Suzuki's all-new sedan, which made its...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)
Looking Forward To a Better Year in Automotive History

I have yet to make it to any of the car shows yet this year, but I've been keeping up with the highlights on my favorite automotive news and blog sites.  I've got to say, I'm encouraged so far with what I've seen and read.  I actually changed my mind about going to Detroit last year, for fear...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza Tested: A Dune Buggy?

Dune Buggy? Toyota didn't become a major carmaker building only one model. Instead, it offers a cornucopia of autos and trucks. The Venza, based on Toyotas Camry/Avalon sedan architecture--the foundation for its Highlander SUV--is a Kabuki-faced, fastback crossover with lowered roof and big...Read More»

2010 Ford Focus: Parting Shots

The aging 2010 Ford Focus, freshened for 2008, has more sizzle and fewer models than before--unfortunately the useful wagon, practical hatchback and high-performance SVT versions have been jettisoned. The result isn't picture perfect.  Some good things remain.  It rides decently, sips fuel...Read More»

2009 Toyota Prius 5dr HB (Natl) Front Exterior View
Imports Take 09 Sales Title From Domestics After Long Uphill Battle

An interesting thing happened during 2009, Asian carmakers outsold the domestic automakers in the United States for the first time. The gap wasn't huge, about 3.5 percent, but it was significant because it represents a reversal of fortunes for the countries surviving domestic manufacturers, General...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Is the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi the Affordable Performance Sedan You Have Been Waiting For?

Although you might mistakenly assume that the new Suzuki Kizashi is just another plain as oatmeal family sedan from a Japanese auto manufacturer, this is no rehash of the Accord playbook from two generations ago. In designing the Kizashi sedan Suzuki has come up with an entirely new kind of...Read More»

Twin-Turbocharged BMW M V-8
Forced Induction: Supercharged vs. Turbocharged

Forced induction has had a home in motorsports for decades now, but it's found its way onto the streets more recently. Small, turbocharged engines aren't anything new to Europeans, but it seems the economy has forced the American companies to start adopting them. Ideal for drag strips...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
A Look At Five Of The Best Midsize 2010 Family Sedans

Media pundits have long claimed that the middle class is disappearing in America but judging by the number of midsize family sedans (the middle-class vehicle of choice) competing for market share in this country, perhaps that isn't really true. At least let's hope not because we live in a truly...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner (Natl) Front Exterior View
Why Don't We Have a Choice of Compact Pickups in America Anymore?

It took years for the major truck makers to give us a choice of midsize four-door trucks. Now, the American market has only two choices for compact pickups. Ford's Ranger is only available in standard cab and extended cab. Chevy / GMC gives us standard/extended/crew cab, the only maker to do so in...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
Volkswagen 1 Liter Concept Photos

The name represents the amount of fuel it takes the car to travel 100 km and nominally equals to 235 mpg. Based on the translation, it seems that Volkswagen might be taking some liberties with the name since it appears to take 1.49 liters / 100 km, or a mere 157.8 mpg (US). The original 1liter...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour 2WD 5dr EX Open Doors
Wagons, SUVs and Crossovers, Oh My!

The last couple of decades have produced lots of new buzzwords and categories related to automobiles and automotive technology.  Station wagons have been around forever, and pioneers like Jeep and the Ford Explorer have made the SUV a common name.  More recently, we are hearing more about...Read More»

2010 kia forte 009
Battle of the Korean Economy Sedans: Kia Forte SX VS. Hyundai Elantra SE

While many people may look upon Korea's Hyundai and Kia as the bargain basement auto manufacturers with the 10-year warranties, few people realize that this duo outsold Ford Motor Company last year in worldwide sales. That's a pretty impressive figure for two car makers whose models were considered...Read More»

Mercedes-AMG turbocharged four-cylinder engine
Engines: Bigger Isn't Always Better

Automotive manufacturers always seem to highlight some aspect of engine performance when they market new vehicles. They'll toss around horsepower and torque ratings, cylinder count, valve and timing technology terms, fuel economy, and all other kinds of performance numbers to make their power...Read More»

Dog in driving gear
Create a Maintenance Budget

There is a small list of items you can (and should) easily keep track of to assure a long, healthy life for your car. You may rely on your mechanic, or a dealership to tell you what and when, or like me, you may prefer to keep track of maintenance on your own. In either case, we've got to pay to...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Detroit Auto Show: Is the 2012 Ford Focus the American Family Car of the Future?

Ever since it was introduced there near the start of the new millennium the Ford Focus has been one of the hottest selling family hatchbacks in Europe. They are renowned for their keen driving dynamics and high quality. Europeans even got a second generation re-style where we were left with a...Read More»

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