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No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars
No Return: Man Takes Lemon Van On A Rampage, Trashes Six Cars

With anything involving car shopping and vehicles, if you're not on guard and a careful shopper, mistakes can be very expensive—and infuriating. So found a Salisbury, Massachusetts man earlier this week. His wife bought a van, then he took it to his mechanic, who found a host of...Read More»

Vladimir Putin trying to start Lada Granta
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin Fails To Start Lada: Video

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin must have been slightly embarrassed this week when at a press event for the new Lada Granta, a car built by the much-maligned vehicle brand and one soon-to-be marketed as the cheapest car in Europe, failed to start when the former President hopped behind the...Read More»

Ford Fiesta vs. Lamborghini Gallardo
Ford Fiesta Beats Lamborghini Gallardo In Shootout? Find Out Why: Video

Forget the argument that people buy Lamborghini Gallardos and Ford Fiestas for very different reasons and instead view the two cars in a much more objective manner. One is a pint-sized econo car that retails for just over $13,000 and will pretty much get you from A to B without any hassles. The...Read More»

Audience does burnouts after watching Fast Five
Fast Five Opening Weekend Takes In $84 Million, Parking Lot Burnouts Ensue: Video

They say sequels never do as well as the original, and by the time the third or fourth movies roll in the franchise is virtually dead. With that assumption in mind, the producers of the fifth installment of the now decade long Fast and the Furious series, Fast Five, must have been downright crazy...Read More»

Semi truck goes drifting video
Nitrous Laden Semi Goes Drifting Gymkhana Style: Video

Drifting is a relatively new form of motorsport where the driver intentionally over steers, causing loss of traction in the rear wheels through turns, while maintaining vehicle control and a high exit speed. It usually involves cars with a low center of gravity, light to moderate weight and plenty...Read More»

South Carolina crashes Jeep into church
15-Year Old Teen Girl Steals Jeep, Crashes Into Church: Video

Just a couple of days after we reported about teen drivers needing more training behind the wheel, a new video has surfaced showing the extraordinary situation of a teenage girl in a Jeep being chased by police and ultimately ending up crashing into a church last Friday night. The teenage girl...Read More»

Russian driver leaves Range Rover Sport on apartment steps
Suspected Drunk Driver Parks Range Rover Sport On Apartment Steps: Video

Ever considered just leaving your luxury SUV parked on the steps of an apartment building when you couldn’t find a regular parking spot? Probably not, but the driver of the Range Rover Sport in this next clip did exactly that. His antics were captured on a security video from the apartment...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
2009-2010 Mazda6 Recalled For Potential Spider Infestation

Who says spiders are harmless? If you own a 2009 or 2010 Mazda6 sedan you're probably not going to want to watch Arachnophobia any time soon. According to Mazda, a certain type of spider (the yellow sac) may weave a web in the evaporative canister vent line (part of the emission control system)...Read More»

Desert Cow - flickr user Von Gomez
On The Grille: Meat Truck Hits Cow, Crashes And Burns

Here's another one for the sad but true file: A trucker traveling a major highway near Government Camp Oregon hit a large cow in the road and died from the resulting crash. Adding to the irony here is that the semi involved, which burst into flames after the collision, was a meat truck. The driver...Read More»

Parking Meter
Sad But True: Ticket Issued, But Illegal Parker Already Expired

Police in Queens, New York, might be a little more vigilant from now on about knocking on the window of any vehicle they can't see inside; they recently, according to reports, issued a parking ticket to the owner of a Jeep Cherokee—as the owner lay dead in the vehicle. The 21-year-old driver...Read More»

Das Autobahn
Three Million Germans Congregate On Stretch Of Autobahn

Things slowed down considerably over the weekend on one of Germany’s busiest stretches of the autobahn as three million revelers came out to celebrate the “Still Life” cultural festival. The event saw a 37 mile stretch of the autobahn--the part that crosses the Ruhr region in the North...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition
101-Year-Old Man Becomes Oldest Camaro Owner

When most people retire they take up golfing, but 101-year-old Virgil Coffman is living life in the fast lane. The active centenarian recently became the oldest-known living owner of a new 2010 Chevrolet Camaro. Despite initial concern from the sales associate, Coffman knew exactly what he wanted...Read More»

Padmini Indian Taxi
21st Century Invades India's Taxis

  Step into a taxi and the thought of whether or not it has an air-conditioner, an electronic meter or even if the cabbie is willing to come to your home to pick you up is probably never going to cross your mind. In India’s bustling city of Mumbai, taxis are stuck in the past but things are...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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