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Futuretech: Downloading & Printing Your Own Car Parts
Futuretech: Downloading & Printing Your Own Car Parts

If you're a shade-tree mechanic, you know how frustrating it can be when a small, hard-to-find part stands between you and a perfectly functioning ride. 3D printers are likely to change that before long, and file-sharing site Pirate Bay is hoping to speed the process along. 3D printers 3D printers...Read More»

2000 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible
Crosley On A Pole Has Future Up In The Air

In an age of variable message signs and LED digital displays, does a car on a pole have any chance of surviving into the next calendar year? Possibly not unless a Hanover County Virginia Board of Supervisors decides to alter an earlier position they took on the future of the Crosley in the air. It...Read More»

2010 Buick Lucerne 4-door Sedan CXL Angular Front Exterior View
GM Most Likely To End Production of Buick Lucerne in 2010; New Model for 2012?

        With so many websites trying to predict the future at GM, many have come to conclude GM has no plans to continue the current Lucerne beyond 2010. The Lucuern has been on the market since 2005, and while it was a good product at its launch, it has become stale next to the new Lacrosse...Read More»

Nissan LEAF
Preview: Cars Of The Future, Coming Sooner Than You Think

Grab any science magazine from the last century, and you'll see ideas and sketches for cars of the future, from atomic-powered to levitating. But the future is here already, and it's going on sale at a showroom near you over the next three model years. Here's our roundup of the most significant new...Read More»

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Cell Phone Vehicle Control: Coming Soon To Sync And OnStar?

The iPhone-remote-controlled "Spirit of Berlin" Dodge Grand Caravan that we posted about just earlier today is pretty wild. In case you missed, it you'll want to check out the video clip demonstrating almost full vehicle operation, from the much-loved Apple handset. To a soundtrack by Yello, of...Read More»

2008 Mazda5 interior
The Highly Useful and Utterly Unappreciated Mazda5 Minivan

Price: starting at $18,745 Pardon me for making up a word but the Mazda5 but I have been backed into a corner due to the fact that the Mazda5 really isn't a minivan. It's more of a "mini-minivan" really. But seeing as the spacious and comfortable 5 is based on the sporty 3 chassis that is no bad...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Viva
2011 Chevrolet Viva: Aveo Successor Takes On Fiesta

The replacement for the Chevrolet Aveo could be the new compact car GM CEO Fritz Henderson acknowledged in future plans as GM filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy this morning. That new car may be called the Viva, according to a report from Motor Trend. GM's Henderson said in this morning's press...Read More»

2008 Ford Explorer America Concept
Car-Based 2011 Ford Explorer Rumored For Chicago Assembly

It's looking like the 2011 Ford Explorer will be produced at the same Chicago factory that assembles the Ford Taurus X. This has fueled speculation that the next-gen Explorer will abandon the current vehicle's truck chassis in favor of a lighter car-based architecture. Ford has indeed confirmed...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz GL450
Mercedes To Expand GL-, R-, and M-Class Alabama Factory

Inexplicably, Mercedes-Benz looks to be preparing an expansion of its Vance, Ala. factory that currently produces its M-, GL-, and R-Class vehicles. Mercedes posted a steep 20 percent decline in auto sales in February compared with its performance that month one year ago; the market as a whole has...Read More»

2010 Opel Insignia
Buick Uses Opel Insignia To Resurrect Regal for 2010

So says a "source familiar with GM's product plans," Buick will sell a version of Europe's Opel Insignia to resurrect the Regal nameplate for 2010. But isn't GM trying to spin much of Opel off to private investors as even foreign arms of the giant's sprawling operations face debilitating financial...Read More»

Dodge Circuit EV
80 Journalists Drive Dodge EV During Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler reports a "phenomenal amount of interest" in their ENVI electric vehicles, on display at the Geneva Motor Show. 80 journalists apparently took the chance to drive the Dodge Circuit EV on a test track in close proximity to the show's exhibition hall. They made a Dodge Circuit EV available...Read More»

Nissan Qazana Concept
Nissan Qazana Concept at Geneva: Return of the AMC Eagle?

Nissan confirms that it will build a produce a car based on this, the Qazana concept, at its Sunderland plant in the UK starting 2010. The Qazana is a tall four-door coupe with rear-opening rear doors in the vein of Toyota's FJ Cruiser, but without that vehicle's gargantuan blind spots or heavy...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Passat Sedan Komfort
Fuel-Cell-Powered Volkswagen Passats Invade California

Volkswagen announced today that they are bringing over 16 more fuel cell vehicles to join the California Fuel Cell Partnership demonstrations in Sacramento, Calif. The vehicle in question is the Passat Lingyu prototype sedan, which made its debut at the Olympic Games in Bejing last year. The...Read More»

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