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You Too Can Test-Drive a Very, Very Fast 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport!
You Too Can Test-Drive a Very, Very Fast 2010 Tesla Roadster Sport!

We write a lot about Tesla, certainly more than their share of the sports car market, given that they're just coming up on 1,000 cars delivered. But the 2009 Tesla Roadster that we reviewed last spring is one amazing electric vehicle. And now you too can have the chance to road-test a Tesla. In...Read More»

2009 BMW 328i Coupe
Driven: BMW 328i Coupe

BMW horses are thoroughbreds. Racehorses, even. I say this because each one residing under the sculpted merlot hood of our test 328i Coupe seemed so eager to blur the scenery with every prod of the accelerator. And yet they press forward with a grace and seamlessness befitting Churchill Downs. For...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza WRX
Driven: 2009 Subaru Impreza WRX

Rabid fans of the segment-defining Subaru Impreza WRX, which popped up around the turn of the millennium, were pretty bummed out last year when their favorite turbocharged rally-bred bad boy went all soft on them. While the interior was vastly upgraded, materials improved, and driving refinement...Read More»

Second Opinion: ’08 Chevy Malibu

As long as I've written about cars and the auto industry (about a dozen years), GM has been on the verge of a comeback in the compact- to mid-size sedan segment. Quite a few different, highly heralded models have come out during this time, that I like to call “comeback kids” — the...Read More»

’08 Accord vs. ’08 Fusion

We've already published longer road tests for the Fusion and Accord, but I just did about a hundred miles of driving in top-of-the-line models of both, with a few days in each, and had the chance to really compare and contrast between the two. The Accord we drove was an EX-L V-6 with Navigation...Read More»

TCC Drives: Mazda5

Is it a Euro-sized minivan? A crossover? An MPV? A tall wagon with sliding doors? Whatever way you see it, the 5 is a class of vehicle that we don't have enough of in the U.S.: zippy and fun-to-drive (in personality if not execution) yet cavernous inside. Not since being in the Kia Rondo —...Read More»

2005 Ford E-Series
2005 Ford E-Series

E-Series Ford's full-size van can handle a wide range of commercial and/or people-moving tasks, and is able to carry as many as 15 passengers. For 2005, all engines come with electronic throttle control, while a new powertrain module on E-350 Super Duty models affords an elevated idle to...Read More»

In the Driver’s Seat: VW Rabbit 2.5

Naming cars isn’t an art, and it isn’t a science—sometimes it’s just a stab in the dark. Hence the entrance and exit of the Five Hundred nameplate at Ford—and now, the return of the Rabbit moniker at VW. Americans have dim, dark memories of the Rabbit, but it’s...Read More»

New Benz C-Class: Like A Woman’s Cigarette?

The first compact Mercedes was called the baby Benz—and often, you had to know the person uttering those words to know whether it was a compliment or a snarky aside. The fact is, that first 190E was more important for what Mercedes would become than it was for luxury buyers. Cramped and kind...Read More»

Official Hyundai Veracruz Pics!

click pics to enlarge Here's one Korean scoop our pals over at CNN are wishing they had. Our crack South Korean reporter filed this picture of the new Hyundai Veracruz, coming to the Detroit show in January and U.S. showrooms next year. Standard stuff on the Honda Pilot-sized vehicle will be a...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Damn, is it the holiday season already? Nope - it's just Neiman Marcus reminding us that we don't make enough to buy a trip into space, or a BMW M6 Convertible. We're hoping to scrape together the cash for Chick Fil-A today, 'cause we're in need of nuggets. So the grand alliance is off, and GM can...Read More»

The Week in Reverse - Special Photo Edition

To a salsa backbeat, these dancers in white shrouds swayed to the new Mondeo. We danced along with them until the video crew next to us knocked us out cold for tripping on their cables. Ford carved a Galaxy minivan out of ice, which gave us such a craving for whiskey. Just like every day. What do...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

One Panamera...two Panamera...hold on, we're feeling a Latin rhythm here. Has the Governator really given up his now infamous HUMMERs? I mean, that would be like Bill Clinton giving up cigars, right? A man's gotta have a trademark. Apparently at least a few of you remember who Cher is, why she also...Read More»

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Willie Nelson In Marijuana Shocker

It should come as no surprise to readers of this Web site—nay, any American who’s seen the red-headed stranger in concert or in the horrifically underacted Honeysuckle Rose (1980)—that Willie Nelson partakes of some illicit substances on occasion. So maybe the Louisiana cops who...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

While we're all hell-bent on the Way Forward 2.0 today, we thought you'd like a flashback episode entitled, "The Way We Were," or muttered under Bill Ford's breath, "Here's How We #*&)$ Got Here In The First Place." This morning's Way Forward stuff hasn't said a whole lot about Jaguar, so we'll...Read More»

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Good News in No News on Gas Prices?

We've watched the "mainstream media"—that's not us, folks—go nutso over rising gas prices, but do they ever report falling prices? No, that would be good news. Anecdote in point: today my wife paid $2.39 in a Detroit suburb to fill her tank. One month ago, I was paying $3.19 on a trip...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Does this say "Scirocco" to you? Hey, it doesn't matter as long as it doesn't say "Corrado VR6" as far as we're concerned. Pick your favorite rumor: 1) Ford will take the company private after selling off Credit, Jaguar and Land Rover; 2) Ford will form an alliance with Hyundai/Kia or...Read More»

Honda’s Latest Mooooves

It’s music festival season in Europe, with big events on seemingly every weekend. The bizarrely named Fruitstock took place earlier in the month in London, sponsored by smoothie maker Innocent, and Honda was there with a Civic Hybrid painted as a cow promote the green benefits of the...Read More»

It’s Here, It’s Queer, It’s Got Wheels

Promoted under the slogan “It’s here, it’s queer,” the world’s first gay motor show is being staged in Cardiff, Wales, on Saturday 2 September. Organized by gay car site www.topgayer.com, it will coincide with the city’s annual Mardi Gras festival. Many major...Read More»

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