Fuel

Volkwagen's 48 MPG Wonder: Jetta TDI Diesel Sedan
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»

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 Ford Focus Wagon
Impressions of a Used 2003 Mazda 1.3 Sting

I drive a Mazda Sting 1.3, and it has about 80 000 km on the clock. Mechanically this car is very sound, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for hassle free motoring. It is very economical if serviced regularly (every 10 000km) - I get about 550km on a full tank of fuel - not bad for...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»

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»

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 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
Should You Pick a Subaru Legacy Over an Accord or Camry?

(Legacy 2.5i Starting at $19,995) In the past the Subaru Legacy was always the wacky cult option when it came to midsize sedan choices like the Camry, Accord and Altima. One of the main reasons was a lack of space--the old Legacy didnt have much rear legroom but that is all changed for the 2010...Read More»

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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»

Hyundai 2.4-liter Theta II GDI
Details: Hyundai's brand new 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine

Hyundai recently released the specs on their all-new power plant, which will be fitted into the 2011 Sonata model. Its a direct-injected four-cylinder that will make 201 horsepower in naturally aspirated form. This is set to be the base engine for the new Sonata, while an available V6 is still a...Read More»

2002 Honda CR-V
Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Problems - Part 1

Engine Falters During Acceleration During heavy acceleration in my 2002 Honda CRV, the 2.4-liter engine cuts out as if it is not getting enough gas. I took the car to my local repair shop where a mechanic said he could not diagnose the trouble because the check engine light is not on. He said he...Read More»

2010 Volvo C30
The 2011 Volvo C30: Looks Like Somebody's Been to the Plastic Surgeon

The Volvo C30, that odd little Parisian breadvan-style two door hatchback, has gone and had itself a little visit with the plastic surgeon for a nip, a tuck and a serious face pull. The guys in Sweden apparently decided to make the front end look like the face of a bulldog that had just survived a...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Ford's Supercrew Lariat F-150: This Is One Big Truck!

Lets set things straight right from the start. The 2009 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercrew Lariat 146 WB Styleside pickup truck has one long name and is one big truck. If there is a bigger F-150 in Fords product line-up, I havent seen it and am not exactly sure I want to. Whats big? Try 231.7 inches of total...Read More»

2005 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Convertible Deluxe Side Exterior View
The Iconic Ford Thunderbird. A Short History of the T-Bird From 1955 - 2005

There are a few cars that you can expect to see at every car show. There will almost always be a Tri-Five Chevy. There will almost always be Corvettes. There will almost always be Camaros. There will almost always be Mustangs. And there will almost always be some early Ford Thunderbirds. Over the...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
5 Best Cars for Long Family Holiday Road Trips

When you are looking for transportation to that dysfunction-fest known as holiday time with your family it is important to have the right vehicle. Never before have car buyers had such a wealth of options not only having to do with style but also fuel economy, power and handling. Yes, you can have...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
Uncovered: 2011 Buick Regal

Buick has based its newest Regal rendition on the European Opel Insignia, and now we have official photographs of what it will look like. This mid-sized sport sedan will use four-cylinder power plants and a selectable suspension system to compete with the best Japanese and German sedans on the...Read More»

2009 Cadillac XLR-V
Cadillac Coverage: Does It Really Rise Above the Rest?

Like most luxury cars, Cadillac offers a special type of coverage designed exclusively for its owners. The coverage is not auto insurance, but rather a warranty that offers certain protections on parts, and a number of programs designed for convenience. Cadillac coverage or the Cadillac warranty is...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf TDI
Five Reasons To Buy a VW Golf TDI

Lets face it. The latest iteration VW Jetta has been dorky since day one. It looks like a bloated Corolla and while the introduction of a first rate TDI version was a brilliant move to give it just the slightest hint of hipster appeal, this sedan has never been more than an entry level model for...Read More»

2010 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Next-Gen: 2011 Mazda MX-5 Going Back To Basics

The newest generation Miata is currently in the R&D phase at Mazda's headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan, where engineers are finding ways to make it more like the original version that made its debut in 1989. The current generation MX-5 is just too heavy, according to Mazda's spokespeople. For the...Read More»

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Finding the Right Technician Can Take Time, So Don't Delay Service Work

Not too long ago, an East Coast couple ran into a problem with their car. Both being unemployed, they tried to wait as the brakes on their subcompact became noisier and noisier. A look at the discs told the story, they were down to just about metal-to-metal contact between the brake pads and the...Read More»