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2011 Hyundai Sonata: Steering Recall Affects 139,500 Cars
2011 Hyundai Sonata: Steering Recall Affects 139,500 Cars

A problem with the steering system in the 2011 Hyundai Sonata has led to an official recall issued this morning by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Earlier this summer, the NHTSA announced it would investigate the Alabama-built four-door for steering failures. In a series...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck of the Year: The Short List

The North American Car and Truck of the Year nominees were named earlier this year--and now, the short list of contenders have been culled from the long list. The NACOTY organizing committee reports that General Motors and Nissan dominate the car list with three models each. Four European models...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Tiguan
New Volkswagens Include Updated Tiguan, Eos

At its annual dealer meeting today in Atlanta, Volkswagen of America confirms it's bringing three updated models to the U.S. market for the 2011 model year. Yesterday, VW confirmed the new mid-size sedan ("NMS," for now) being built in Chattanooga, Tennessee, will have its world debut at the 2011...Read More»

2011 Hyunda Elantra (Avante) unveiled in Korea
2011 Hyundai Elantra Production Moving to Alabama

The 2011 Hyundai Elantra has been developed in South Korea, and is being adapted for the American market by the automaker's California-based marketing arm. Now, the Elantra is headed for production in Montgomery, Alabama, alongside the company's brisk-selling Sonata large sedan. Sources in South...Read More»

2006 Nissan Sentra
Great Advice: More Reasons You Should Choose A Nissan Sentra

We’re exploring why I consistently recommend the Nissan Sentra when someone on a tight budget needs an economical and reliable used car. The Sentra is up against a few other vehicles in its class when vying for my “best value” honor. However, there aren’t many makes and...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Wagon
Ford's Better Idea: Smart Airbags To Debut on 2012 Focus

Word from the Blue-Oval gang in Dearborn, Michigan that Ford Motor Company will debut smart airbags on the all-new 2012 Focus comes as a pleasant surprise. Well, maybe we should call them smarter, instead of just smart, since airbag technology has been clipping along at a fairly steady pace. In the...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Mind Tricks, Reality Distortion, and Other Car Sales Tactics

My son's totally-optioned-out 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI was declared a total loss by State Farm. A "Total Loss Specialist" called me and said, if we'd sign this and that, we'd get a check for $27,240. That sounded about right. So we signed this and that, my wife took off work, and a nice, very...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6

Full confession: When I first heard Acura was putting a big, 3.5-liter V-6 into its TSX sport sedan, my response involved a shoulder shrug. That's because the TSX didn't really need it; as we've said in previous drives, with the standard rev-happy 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (especially...Read More»

2007 Nissan Sentra 4-door Sedan Manual SE-R Spec V Angular Front Exterior View
Great Advice: Why You Should Choose a Nissan Sentra

I recently helped a friend buy a used car. Her 2000 VW Beetle was accumulating too many miles for her to feel comfortable commuting from the East Bay to San Francisco four days a week. She needed reliable transportation, nothing extravagant, and it had to be affordable. Her situation is similar to...Read More»

2011 Infiniti M37
2011 Infiniti M56 - M37: A Luxury Performer Families Can Love

Don’t you just love it when automakers come out with their “all-new” models? I mean, it’s like Christmas Eve and you’re gazing upon all the brightly-wrapped presents under the tree. That’s if you care about the latest and greatest in automotive products. Some...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Driven: 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Not too long ago, the Sonata was strictly a follower. Toyota and Honda would introduce a change, or a new feature, and Hyundai would follow. But with the latest 2011 Sonata, Hyundai follows no more—it's actually sprinted out to the front in many respects. In straight-line acceleration and...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200
2011 Chrysler 200: A Sebring Follow-Up for Families

The news that Chrysler plans to introduce its replacement for the mid-size Sebring sedan – and call it the 2011 Chrysler 200 – should come as no surprise to watchers of the company. But even though the automaker bills the 200 as all-new, it isn’t an all-new platform or reflective...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
Video: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Builds Brand, Waltzes Over Wagner

I'm not a huge fan of classical music, but believe it or not, this slave to punk rock music has seen and sat through a few operas -- and liked them. I even saw a Wagnerian opera that didn't make me fall asleep. You know why? It was big, loud, over the top and an aural delight. It had the automotive...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus (Korean-market vehicle)
2011 Hyundai Equus: New Player in Luxury Sedan Field

Coming soon – in November, to be specific – the 2011 Hyundai Equus rear-wheel drive luxury sedan is the Korean automaker’s latest example of never-quit pursuit of excellence and gutsy determination. After all, Hyundai is hoping to take on the likes of stalwart and longtime luxury...Read More»

2011 Honda Accord Sedan
In Defense of Strippers Everywhere

Look, we don't know what you do with your spare time. That's your business. If you want to stuff dollars somewhere besides your own bank account, that's your business too. But we love strippers. Strippers have such a bad name, we feel the need to rise to their defense. They aren't just out there...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Configurator Live, Full Pricing Revealed

We're just five days away from the launch of the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze to retail buyers at GM's Lordstown plant, and today those looking to be among the first in line can get a feel for what sort of options and pricing they can expect thanks to the new configuration tool on Chevrolet's site...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
2011 Chevrolet Cruze Packs 36 mpg Into $16,995

Hybrids (and a few diesels) are the gold standard in fuel efficiency these days, but there's still a lot that can be done with a small but punchy four-cylinder engine paired with the occasional turbocharger, and the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze hopes to put a point on that. EPA figures revealed today put...Read More»

2011 Nissan Maxima
2011 Nissan Maxima, Sentra Priced From $30,810 And $15,520

Pricing can be a dicey game as carmakers work to stay competitive while still making money on increasingly high-content models. For 2011, Nissan appears to be playing both ends of the spectrum with the Maxima and Sentra, which start at $30,810 and $15,520 respectively. The Sentra offers a solid...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S.

Top Volkswagen officials in Europe have confirmed that the next-generation version of the Phaeton large luxury sedan will return to the U.S. Although a facelifted version of the current Phaeton will be released in Europe and China, the next-generation Phaeton is still at least two years away...Read More»

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