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NHTSA Finds Many Owners Ignoring Safety Recall Notices
NHTSA Finds Many Owners Ignoring Safety Recall Notices

Heres an interesting paradox: even as the auto industry faced a record number of 2007 recalls 712 -- the physical number of cars recalled was well down from the record number of cars recalled only three years before.  In 2004 there were 620 recalls, involving 30.8 million vehicles, according to...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Elantra
October 2009 Market Report: No Clear Trends Yet, But Some Interesting Results

Here's an interesting riddle: how can a leader be a follower, and a follower be the leader? Here are a couple of hints: Percentages Sales We'll help you find the answer to the riddle in a moment or two, but for now, let's talk about market reporting in the car business. Every month, one or more...Read More»

Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt, Jr.
Richard Petty Joins Forces With Arrington Engines/Shophemi.com

 When you hear the name Richard Petty, you have a clear mental image of a thin man wearing a cowboy hat driving a blue Dodge. Many would remember the Dodge Challengers he raced in the 1960s with the now famous B5 blue paint scheme. Well, not to worry folks because now the legend is building...Read More»

Supermodel Elle MacPherson with Fiat 500C in London
Fiat's Special Edition 500s: Economical and Mad

Small and sporty, cute and cuddly, smart and retro. It may not look like that big of a deal, but the Fiat 500 is set to invade the US shores over the next year or so. Now you could compare that to a fight between a small boy and a towering, nasty giant, but arm this boy with a shield and a sling...Read More»

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Watch Out for Flood Cars: They Are Just Headaches Waiting To Happen

Here's an interesting conundrum that just happens to be very germane right now. It applies especially to online buyers or buyers at online car auctions that may be many states away. The conundrum for the buyer is this: with today's detailing technology as good as it is, how do you know if the car...Read More»

2007 Dodge Caravan 4-door Wagon SE *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Ten Worst Car Features of All Time

This is not really an "all times" list as I can't be sure what gizmos might have been around many years ago in the dawn of the auto, but let's say these were noteworthy in the last several decades. This is sort of personal. I am sure that some of these things have or had their fans, after all they...Read More»

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5 Must-Know Tips for Buying a Used Car

Buying a used car brings up a lot of concerns. Did I get a good deal? Why is it really being sold? Whats the story? What information should I have, and how should I weigh it all out? What is it really going to cost to fix it up? Is it a lemon, a maintenance nightmare, or a find that I can brag...Read More»

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Silver Takes The Gold

Fun fact: about 39% of all Ford F-150 Raptors have been sold in Molten Orange. And 10% of all 2010 Ford Mustangs have been bought in Grabber Blue. But 25% of all North American new car buyers drives home in a silver ride. Says Jane Harrington, manager of color styling, automotive coatings for PPG...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Elantra GLS
The 2009 Hyundai Elantra SE: Good, But Not Quite Good Enough

            Perhaps more than any other automaker, Hyundai has managed to drastically improve both the quality of the cars they built and, more importantly, the publics perception of them as a viable alternative in a sea of Japanese brands.  Gone are the days when owning a Hyundai meant a...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry
Five Best 2010 Four Cylinder Midsize Sedans

If the Toyota Camry were a person it would rule the world. While not exactly class leading in most any respect (yes, it even gets beaten in reliability), the current Toyota Camry sells like the proverbial hotcakes all the while maintaining the appearance of an overheated jellybean. Like some form...Read More»

Volkswagen Beetle Global RallyCross car at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show
Volkswagen Beetle Withe 340HP Review

The Volkswagen Beetle, also known as the Volkswagen Kaffer, has already become a symbol in the automotive world, but this hasn't stopped tuners from modifying it, most often by using Porsche engines. Once again, a new tuned up version of the Volkswagen Beetle has appeared. This time, the car has...Read More»

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Video: Lambo LP 670-4 SV Torments Tarmac

Happy Friday the 13th y'all. Check the feral Lamorghini LP 670-4 SV above, eyes glinting through canted headlights, wailing 12-cylinder heart breathing through straked gray vents. This thing looks like the automotive antidote to the Batmobile as it drifts in a murky underground world, a bad-boy...Read More»

Photo of Detroit by Yves Marchand and Romaine Meffre
Link Love From The Car Connection: Detroit In Pictures, Self-Healing Paint Jobs, And Car Wraps, Japanese Style

Pretty city -- Despite the hits Detroit has endured in recent months, there are plenty of people willing to take those lemons and make lemonade--and by "lemonade", we mean sumptuous, four-color photographs of the city's former industrial glory. She may look a little rough around the edges, but...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul, 'A New Way To Roll,' Starts At $13,300

As Scion's edginess ebbs, Kia is moving in for the kill with the five-passenger Soul, on sale now at Kia dealerships across the U.S. The base five-door, five-passenger Soul will begin at $13,300, moving to $14,950 for the Soul+, and $16,950 for both the Soul! and Soul sport. Gr8 model names...Read More»

Volkswagen Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible
Volkswagen Releases Malibu Barbie New Beetle For Doll's 50th

Proving once and for all that the Volkswagen New Beetle is NOT a vehicle for manly men (or perhaps strictly for the closets of their secret mountain cabins), Volkswagen announces a proud, pink, rhinestone-bedazzled Malibu Barbie New Beetle convertible in honor of the dysmorphic doll's 50th. Said...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
2009 Audi R8 Le Mans Concept Preview

For those who recall the bad old days of the American diesel, the 2009 Audi R8 Le Mans might seem like a contradiction in terms. Ask most Americans to describe diesel power and they’re likely to use words like “slow,” “smelly,” or “rough-riding.” Yet if you listen to the German...Read More»

2008 Jeep Renegade Concept
2008 Jeep Renegade Concept

2008 Jeep Renegade Concept - more photos Chrysler rolled out three concepts at the 2008 Detroit auto show, each pairing exciting design and glimpse-of-the-future features with environmental friendliness. All three deliver power through an electric motor system and advanced, yet-to-be-developed...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK Freeside Concept
2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE Concept

After months of spy photos and speculation, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new compact SUV at the Detroit auto show. Dubbed the GLK, the new ute will get its world debut as a thinly disguised concept wearing the “Freeside” badge. The GLK slots beneath the classic G-Class Benz ute, the large...Read More»

2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept
2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro Concept

It’s not the production version of the new Q5 small SUV — that likely awaits a Geneva motor show introduction next year — but Audi’s new Cross Cabriolet quattro concept carries some hints as to what the Q5 will do and look like when it bows next year. The Cross Cabriolet quattro concept...Read More»

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