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Toyota Recall: Older, Higher-Mileage Vehicles More At Risk

Toyota Recall: Older, Higher-Mileage Vehicles More At Risk

Toyota's recent recall for an issue that might lead to a sticky accelerator pedal covers about 2.3 million vehicles going all the way back to 2005. But is the owner of a 2005 Toyota Avalon with 150,000 miles more likely to experience this as, say, the owner of 2010 Toyota Corolla fresh out of the... read more

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2004 Volkswagen R32

Future Auction Stars - Cars You Should Start Collecting Now

Believe it or not you don't have to go back all that far to find something that is already commanding a premium and is becoming an instant classic. Sure, everyone knows that... read more December 20, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Saturn Sky

Power: People Won't Buy Cars From Companies Headed Into Oblivion

Things haven't looked so hot for Chrysler and General Motors this year. And now it's clear that assurances from the government and CEOs weren't enough to overcome the images... read more December 16, 2009 by 1


 
2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View

Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer... read more December 8, 2009 by 1


 
IIHS side crash test of 2004-2006 Toyota Prius

The Story of Snow White: A Crash Scene Investigator's Perspective (Pt. 1)

This is the first page of a serialized story about one of my CxSI cases. This one is not typical because the defendant is not one of the automobile manufacturers. In most... read more October 27, 2009 by 0


 
Ohio State University shows off the 300.992mph average of its Buckeye Bullet 2 fuel cell vehicle

Ohio State Students Hit 304mph In A Fuel Cell Vehicle

Some gearheads of our acquaintance are wary of EVs and fuel cells, worried that they'll provide the service of driving without any of the fun. But late last week, a team of... read more September 28, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Chevrolet Impala

Think You Get Side Airbags On A Used Car? Don't Be So Sure.

You thought you got a great deal on a nearly new vehicle that was used as a company car. Yet weeks or months later, you find out that it doesn’t actually have the side bags... read more September 10, 2009 by 0


 
John DeLorean

John DeLorean's Life To Be Made Into (Family Approved) Movie

Cars appear in most movies, but movies about cars often don't do well. Tucker: The Man and His Dream, for instance, Francis Ford Coppola's well-reviewed 1988 biography of... read more August 18, 2009 by 4


 
mazda 6 frankfurt 005

Midsize Sedans Earn Low Ratings In Fender-Bender Tests

A couple of months ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted fender-bender tests on a handful of minicars and subcompacts. The results weren't encouraging... read more August 7, 2009 by 1


 
Badge on 2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid

12 Born-In-The-U.S.A. Fuel Sippers

Want American-made and fuel-efficient? A small car, too? You don't have many choices. Shoppers are valuing fuel efficiency more than before, especially now that they might be... read more August 6, 2009 by 6


 
2009 Hyundai Genesis

2009 Hyundai Genesis Drives To The Top Of J.D. Power's Heap

The good times for Hyundai keep on rolling: J.D. Power and Associates has given top marks in its Vehicle Launch Index to the 2009 Hyundai Genesis. The Index "quantifies how... read more July 22, 2009 by 2


 
2010 Buick LaCrosse

Buick Keeping A Tight Rein On Inventory

Though less than two weeks old, the young, nubile General Motors Company seems slightly more savvy than its bloated parent, General Motors Corporation. First, Bob Lutz... read more July 20, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Pontiac G8

2010 Pontiac G8: Punched About Then Booted Out

Be careful which news story on the Pontiac G8 you read first, and don't get your hopes up. General Motors has released what we think is its Final Answer about the sport... read more July 17, 2009 by 3


 
Bob Lutz at 2008 NAIAS

LutzWatch, Day 3: Pontiac G8 Revival, Maybe Not So Much

Bob Lutz is known for speaking his mind, whether or not that mind is fully in gear. (Remember when he called global warming "a total crock of shit"? Sweet.) Well, it appears... read more July 15, 2009 by 0


 
2009 Pontiac G8

Lutz Saves Pontiac G8; Chrysler Gives Lutz's Dodge Viper A Reprieve

What once was old is new again -- and we're not just talking about GM's beloved Bob Lutz, who was lured out of retirement on Friday  to serve as the company's "vice chairman... read more July 13, 2009 by 4


 

Muscle Cars Rule, Even In Tehran

Even amidst the election protests and civil strife in Tehran, it appears that the city's muscle-car fans made time to meet and show off their V8-powered machines. We don't... read more July 9, 2009 by 0


 

 
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