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Top Story for 2009: Toyota Overtakes GM as Number One in Sales
Top Story for 2009: Toyota Overtakes GM as Number One in Sales

Although most end-of-year/end-of-decade stories focus on the 10 or so top stories that have marked the decade, this one is going to focus on the six top seven or eight bombshells of he automotive world in the last decade. Looking back only a couple of years, we come to what has to be the real...Read More»

2010 Lincoln MKS 4-door Sedan 3.7L AWD Rear Exterior View
No Matter How Good You Are or Your Car Is, Black Ice Should Be Avoided

Unless you've never been through it, you'll never know the truth of the fact that if there's snow and ice on the ground, the best thing to do is lay low until it's all over. Here in New England, we're now just exiting our third day of snow, wind, bitter cold and ice underneath it all and for the...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-7X AWD 4-door Aero Front Exterior View
2009 Saab 9-7X May Be an Investment for the Future

If you are into collecting, need a new SUV and want to save some money, then you may just want to take a look at the 2009 Saab 9-7X. Introduced only three years ago, the 2009 model is likely to become a classic in the not-too-distant future. If you can still find one, the 9-7X, which really has...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan R/T RWD *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
Police Look To Charger as Replacement for Traditional Vehicle

Maybe it was last year's somewhat popular Street Kings, cop movie with Keanue Reeves, or maybe it was the slate gray shark-like unmarked that was dropped off in front of the Mass. State Police HQ in Framingham, recently, but it started the gears moving (albeit rustily) and when we looked around we...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
2010 Lexus RX 350 - Soft, Squishy, Safe and High

Ok, let me say this upfront -- I am not a huge fan of the SUV/crossover category. I prefer a different type of vehicle and one that differs from the Lexus philosophy of driver involvement. Which is to say somewhere between clobbered into a comatose state and numbed out with a double dose of...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3 Touring
Saab Follows a Long Trail of Dying Car Brands in 2009

This has been a tough year on the automotive world. We have seen the loss of Pontiac and Saturn this year and now General Motors has opted to let Saab drive to that junkyard in the sky. After trying to sell the brand since January of this year, it seems that time has just run out. The demise of...Read More»

2009 Dodge Avenger 4-door Sedan R/T *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
2009 Dodge Avenger- Road Trip -498 Miles

                               Somewhere eastbound just outside Concord, California, I knew the fate of the Dodge Avenger. It made me feel uneasy. I wanted to like the car. It ran well enough. The air conditioning blew some cool air, but it seemed to make the little...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G6 w/1SA
General Motors Plans 'Fire Sale' To Move Final Saturns, Pontiacs

With the first of the year just around the corner, General Motors is making preparations to find buyers for the last of its Saturn and Pontiac models. It is planning a fire sale with an interesting twist. Normally, new cars are sold to their first buyers on what is known as a CO or Certificate of...Read More»

honda s2000 cr 2009 001
Numbers, Numbers – What Makes Cars Feel Faster

Anyone who has been around the block quickly knows that there is a world of difference between speed on paper and speed behind the wheel.  But why is that, and are there any legitimate shortcuts for the thrill seeker in all of us?   It turns out that the first problem is one of omission. Take...Read More»

2009 Chrysler 300
The 2009 Chrysler 300C Heritage Edition Mixes Luxury

Chrysler's 300C full size sedan has been a favorite of citified tuners and improves all over the country since it first came to market. The rear-wheel-drive 300C is also loved for its elegance and for this sedans stylish and rakish exterior and luxurious interior. Even though the 300C is quite the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE FWD Dashboard
Ford's Second Gen SYNC Adds WiFi: Is It Sharing or Distracting?

And now for something totally scary, vehicles that are not only cars, but are also rolling WiFi hot spots. That's right, a car that can become part of the Internet just by plugging your WiFi card into a USB port and 'Voila!' - instant rolling Internet site. Now, someone please tell us something as...Read More»

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 a 1963 Stingray or a 1966 Mustang fastback is a find. The funny thing is though, a lot of expensive collectors items were...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Front Exterior View
Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition Cowboys Up!

The 2009 V-8 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition may have a Wyoming name but it has an honest to Pete Texas accent. Like a Texas cowboy, its bigger, stronger, taller and tougher than just about anybody. And at 14 city, 20 highway, it drinks 91octane faster than J.R. Ewing swigged bourbon at the...Read More»

2008 Toyota Prius 5dr HB Base (Natl) Side Exterior View
Battery Performance: as Temperature Drops, Battery Performance Slides

One thing that you find interesting as you read blog posts about hybrid cars and battery technology is the amount of information that the average car owner does not have much knowledge when it comes batteries and battery technology. Indeed, it seems that people seem to take their car batteries for...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Move Automaker Into Midsized Performance Market

  For years, Suzuki provided its U.S. partner General Motors with versions of its Swift for Chevrolet the Aveo and its mini-sized SUV, the SX4, also known as the Chevrolet Tracker, this is Suzukis first foray into the sports sedan market on its own.   The Kizashi, already being touted for North...Read More»

2003 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan GLI
Volkwagen's 48 MPG Wonder: Jetta TDI Diesel Sedan

NEVER-ENDING EXPERIMENTATION The price of fuel has gone up way too much. In response to this: Ive written already about how to boost power in your car with a hydrogen generator. Ive told you how to use evaporated water-alcohol infusion (EWAI) to do this also. Ive shared my experience with mixing...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
Top 2 Best Used Minivans

Once it was the king of the road, so to speak, at least in terms of family versatility and popularity. But the minivan, which debuted in the mid-1980s with the introduction of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, is definitely on the decline, according to the editors of Consumer Guide. Although...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Sportback
The 2010 Lancer Sportback Ralliart and GTS Models Make Intriguing, if Oddball Choices

Trying to glom onto a little bit of the success enjoyed by the EVO, Mitsubishi has decided to share the love by expanding the Lancer line with the Sportback. Available in base level GTS guise (with a 168 horsepower engine) or spicy Ralliart trim (237 horsepower version of same engine), it is...Read More»

Warning message on dash display of 2013 Tesla Model S: 'Both Pedals Pressed' [photo: David Noland]
2010 VW Transporter 2.0 Litre TDi 140HP

The New VW Transporter will go on sale in early 2010, with Sportline versions currently planned to be on offer from next March. In addition to the internally and externally restyled Panel Van the range will include a five or six-seat Kombi Van and a Window Van with up to nine-seats, perfect for our...Read More»

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