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Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?
Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?

When you spend so much time inside a car, driving to and from work, school and assorted family or other errands, you definitely know what works well for you, as well as what begins to irk you after a while. When a car’s interior has that perfect balance of form and function, and everything...Read More»

Ford Sync with SIRIUS Travel
J.D. Power: Most Interior Quality Problems Are Design Issues

A good Initial Quality report from J.D. Power and Associates can give a manufacturer bragging rights and increase showroom traffic. Conversely, a bad initial quality report can cast a black cloud over a particular make and model of automobile. Many of the “quality problems” reported by...Read More»

Ford Capacitive Touch Center Stack
Ford Is Improving Tech, Boosting Safety, And...Bolding Fonts?

Overnight, Ford sent out a barrage of press releases about the company's latest accomplishments. And jammed amongst the stories of tech developments and safety improvements was some news that made our resident typographer a little queasy: Fords are getting bolder. That's not metaphor: the automaker...Read More»

Ford studies dandelions
Dandelion Not Just For Salads Anymore; How About Floor Mats?

Hold the weed killer! While homeowners typically look at dandelions sprouting on the lawn and immediately look for ways to kill the invasive weed, researchers at Ford and Ohio State University are studying the plant for ways to use it as a substitute for rubber and plastic in – you guessed it...Read More»

2011 Audi A8
Best 2011 Car Interiors: Ward’s Picks The 10 Best

It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it. Imagine having to sit in and drive 51 all-new cars or those with significantly upgraded interiors. Editors at Ward’s took to the assignment during February and March and ultimately determined the list of Ward’s 10 Best Interiors...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Open Doors
2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition

Chrysler has announced a new package to the Ram truck, formerly known as the Dodge Ram--the Laramie Longhorn. The Ram Laramie Longhorn edition will be available on 2011 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models and is billed by Chrysler as the “most luxurious Ram Truck ever produced by the...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 2-door HB Man PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
VW Golf Ad Of The Week: Infidelity, Reliability, Jealousy

Many of my friends and acquaintances know of my ambivalence toward VW cars of all stripes. Their cars run the gamut from practical (Golf, Sharan, Touran, Polo) to very sporty (GTI, Scirocco) to luxurious (Passat, CC, Phaeton) to frivolous (Eos). They cover all their bases, make nice looking...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 4-door Sedan 6.3L AMG Tail Light
2011 Mercedes Benz CLS: Inspiring Passion Through Thievery

As I was toiling away at the computer today, I decided I should actually do something for myself, for me, to treat myself to something apart from the unabashed joy of filling out TPS reports. So I decided to eat lunch, and simultaneously surf the Internet while ingesting a sandwich. (See? I can do...Read More»

2011 Dodge Ram Outdoorsman
Dodge Ram Offers New Outdoorsman Model: Sorry, Jet Li Not Included

If you were one of the many that headed to the movie theater to check out the new summer action movie “The Expendables”, packed full of explosions, killer fight scenes, and an overdose of testosterone, then you saw the beefy 1955 Ford F-100 roll across the screen. Offering bullet-proof...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Passenger Van Review: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

It's difficult to put the Ford Transit Connect into one particular category. It has a small 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that gets a mere 136 horsepower, and is more based on a car than a van. The van also doesn't have the option of a 15 seater like most others in its class. The Connect is not...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI 4-door HB DSG PZEV Angular Front Exterior View
Top 5 Volkswagen GTI Commercials: Practicality Inspired

I spent last weekend hanging out with my best friend, doing what we do best: napping where possible to regain our strength from the long grind that is daily work, eating unholy amounts of very tasty food, and perhaps our favorite sport, watching car shows and discussing cars. Unless I am mistaken...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra interior (South Korean spec)
2011 Hyundai Elantra Interior Revealed, Goes Upmarket

Hyundai is working on a brand new version of its Elantra sedan that’s due to go on sale later this year as a 2011 model, and we’ve already seen it on a number of occasionstesting in prototype form, although so far it’s always been heavily camouflaged. Now, we have our first clear look at the...Read More»

2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport
2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport: The Perfect Family Car?

What is the perfect family car? Family cars come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, colors and prices. Take the Volkswagen Golf for example; this is a very popular small family car. It's the ideal car for a young family, with young children. However, once your children grow to their teenage years...Read More»

Citroen 2CV
French Citroens, Superior Germans, Stereotypes And Major Hallucinogens

When I was a student traveling in Europe over 20 years ago, and then again when I worked on the Continent, anytime I had the chance to rent a car, I asked for the German model, either a Volkswagen or a Mercedes-Benz or an Audi. Why? Because I knew those cars would be great on the highway, they...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT350
Mustang Sales Lagging Camaro, Ad Blitz Coming

Sales of the 2010 Ford Mustang are trailing the 2010  Chevrolet Camaro by a significant margin through April. Ford sold 20,836 Mustangs, while Chevrolet sold 29,907 Camaros. The last time a Camaro outsold a Mustang was in 1985. Ford doesn’t want to see that record broken anytime soon, so they...Read More»

2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
Man Versus Hummer (And A Brief History)

In 1985, AM General began production on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee. After the vehicle received considerable positive attention during the media’s coverage of the Gulf War, AM decided to launch a civilian version of the truck in 1992. The original Hummer, or...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
U.S. Car Commercials A Little Bland?

I often scroll through the inner depths of Youtube from time time, looking for hidden automotive gems. One thing I stumble across quite often are foreign car commercials that are rarely, if ever, seen by the U.S. consumer.  There is a Ford Focus commercial for the Mexican market which does not try...Read More»

2010 Mahindra TR pickup
Mahindra Hints At U.S. Sales Launch

Mahindra has announced that it will begin production of U.S.-spec two- and four-door pickup trucks in mid-September of this year, following final approval by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Trucks will be assembled in India in the beginning, with production moved to the U.S. later in...Read More»

2010 Land Rover Range Rover
How GM Should Have Saved HUMMER

_How GM Should Have Saved HUMMER     I am saddened and angered by the demise of HUMMER. A uniquely American creation, HUMMER could have been SO much more than what it became.   I believe that the people who ran HUMMER got too caught up in striving to one-up Jeep. HUMMER wanted to be...Read More»

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