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No One At NHTSA Has Been Fired Over GM's Ignition Switch Fiasco. Should They Be?

No One At NHTSA Has Been Fired Over GM's Ignition Switch Fiasco. Should They Be?

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx made an appearance at the National Press Club yesterday. According to Detroit News, he told the assembled crowd that no one at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been fired or even disciplined for failing to spot trouble signs at...

July 22, 2014 by  -
 
2015 Toyota TRD Pro 4Runner  -  Quick Drive, July 2014

Looking For The 2015 Toyota FJ Cruiser? Meet The TRD Pro 4Runner

You’re looking at the future of the Toyota FJ Cruiser. The FJ is an iconic off-roader, in a class with only a few serious contenders. Yet it’s almost gone;... read more July 21, 2014 by 


 
2014 Ford F-150 Tremor

2014 Ford F-150 Pickups Recalled Due To Steering Issues

Ford Motor Co. [NYSE:F] has in recent weeks issued a recall for 2014 F-150 equipped with Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS). On affected vehicles, an incorrectly... read more July 20, 2014 by 


 
2012 Subaru Forester

Massive Subaru Recall For Corroded Brake Lines In Salt Belt States

Subaru is recalling a long list of its recent models, ranging from the 2005 through 2014 model years, for an issue with corrosion-prone brake-line hardware. If the brake... read more July 20, 2014 by 


 
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

707-HP Hellcat Priced, Nissan Trims Lineup, Crossovers Surge: The Week In Reverse

Crossover utility vehicles have been surging ahead in the market; and the most powerful muscle car ever gets a surprisingly affordable price. It's The Week In Reverse, for... read more July 19, 2014 by 


 
2015 Ford Mustang

2015 Honda Fit, SUVs Outsell Sedans, 2015 Ford Mustang Specs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Honda Fit Review The 2015 Fit is a completely new, third-generation version of Honda's subcompact five-door hatchback, and it packs more... read more July 18, 2014 by 


 
2008 Chevrolet Malibu

2008 Chevy Malibu Among GM Models Recalled For Power Steering Problems

General Motors [NYSE:GM] is recalling 2008 Chevy Malibu, Pontiac G6, and Saturn Aura for electric power steering (EPS) problems. Affected vehicles may experience a sudden... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
2016 Mazda 2 (Japanese model)

2015 Dodge Challenger, 2016 Mazda 2, 2016 Smart ForTwo: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Dodge Challenger Lineup Priced—Including 707-HP Hellcat Would you pay $60,000 for a brand-new, factory warrantied car with 707 horsepower?... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
Retail market share by body style, 2009-2014 (via IHS Automotive)

SUVs & Crossovers Outsell Sedans For The First Time Ever

For many years, SUVs and crossovers have been strong sellers in the U.S. -- heck, they're one of the reasons that Volkswagen hasn't been able to keep up with its competitors... read more July 17, 2014 by 


 
Toy car accident

The American South & Northern Plains Are Deadly For Drivers. D.C.? Not So Much

Today, U.S. traffic fatality rates hover near historic lows -- in fact, the number of deaths has fallen 23 percent over the past nine years alone. In 2012 (the most recent... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat

2015 Dodge Challenger Lineup Priced—Including 707-HP Hellcat

Would you pay $60,000 for a brand-new, factory warrantied car with 707 horsepower? The 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat is the most powerful muscle car ever, and Chrysler has... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2006 BMW 3-Series 325Ci

2000-2006 BMW 3-Series Recalled For Faulty Airbags Made By Takata

Deciding that it's better to be safe than sorry, BMW has announced that it will replace all passenger-side front airbags in 3-Series vehicles from the 2000-2006 model years... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2005 Ford GT

2015 Kia K900, BMW Tech Sharing, Ford GT Revival: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Kia K900 Review The 2015 Kia K900 may be an unlikely car to those who still think of the Korean brand as the home of small, cheap economy cars... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
2015 Hyundai Sonata

2015 Hyundai Sonata to Equal Record Sales Level, Says U.S. CEO

The 2015 Hyundai Sonata has been redesigned, and the company is brimming with confidence about the new mid-size sedan. The automaker's U.S. chief, Dave Zuchowski, says the... read more July 16, 2014 by 


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

New Jersey Dealers Pay $1.8 Million To Settle Consumer Complaints About Deceptive Practices

When it comes to honesty and ethics, car dealers don't score well with consumers. On a scale of one to 100, American recently rated dealers a nine, just above members of... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
2015 BMW i8

Following In Tesla's Footsteps, BMW Offers To Share Electric Car Technology

Well, this is interesting: according to Auto News, BMW wants to share its electric-car technology with other automakers. Why is that interesting? Because Tesla Motors did... read more July 15, 2014 by 


 
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