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Is Volkswagen’s Bulli Concept Unveiled At 2011 Geneva Motor Show The New VW Microbus?
Is Volkswagen’s Bulli Concept Unveiled At 2011 Geneva Motor Show The New VW Microbus?

The VW bus, as some of the older crowd may recall with nostalgia may be reborn soon -- if the stars are in alignment and Volkswagen honchos follow through with a production model of the VW Bulli concept unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show. Actually, the VW Microbus was born in 1950 and was...Read More»

2011 Nissan Altima sedan
Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks: Good Value In Affordable Style

It’s always fun to see top 10 lists, including the annual one from Consumer Reports ranking the best vehicles in 10 categories. This year, Consumer Reports’ 2011 Top Picks demonstrate one point very clearly: there’s plenty of good value, affordable vehicles available with plenty...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
GM Sales Up 70 Percent in February – Led by Cruze, Regal, Silverado HD, CTS

First out of the gate to report February sales, automaker General Motors said its year-over-year (February 2011 versus February 2010) retail sales are up 70 percent. That’s the company’s highest year-over-year gain ever. For those who are trying to figure out how long that is, the...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Sedan and Hatchback
2012 Ford Focus: Looking Fab At 40 (MPG)

Photos and information on the redesigned 2012 Ford Focus aren’t news, but certification by the EPA of 40 mpg highway is. Specifically, Ford confirms EPA certification of the 2012 Ford Focus SE with SFE (Super Fuel Economy) package and six-speed automatic transmission at an estimated 28 mpg...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic GX natural-gas vehicle
2011 Greenest Vehicles List: A Baker’s Dozen of Diverse Cars

Think you know the greenest cars motoring down the road for 2011? You may be right in some of your picks, but a few others may surprise you. In its 14th annual environmental ratings, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) list of 2011 Greenest Vehicles is a mixed bag of...Read More»

Infiniti M35 Hybrid
2012 Infiniti M Hybrid Starting At $53,700

Fans of the Infiniti M line now have a powerful hybrid to consider with the 2012 Infiniti M35h hybrid that goes on sale in two weeks – March 16. Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan, just released the base price for its hybrid addition at $53,700 ($54,575 with $875 shipping charges)...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi
2012 Saab 9-5 SportCombi: The Wagon Is Back (In Sweden)

Celebrating its first year of independence, Saab (purchased by Spyker Cars NV from General Motors a year ago February) will debut a concept and a couple of new models – including the 2012 9-5 SportCombi at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show this week. Of note to Family Car Guide is that the automaker...Read More»

Chevrolet Cruze 2.0 VCDi turbodiesel (Europe)
2013 Chevrolet Cruze with Turbo Diesel Engine Reportedly in the Works

Here at Family Car Guide we know readers are pretty knowledgeable and up-to-speed on many up-and-coming products and developments in the automotive world. When you love cars, you want to know all about them. Even if you don’t love cars, you need them a great deal of the time. So it’s...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze preview
Will $5 Gas Make You Switch to A Smaller Car?

No one here predicted all the unrest in the Middle East. Now it’s spread to North Africa with a military crack-down on anti-government protesters and clashes in Bahrain and Libya. Crude oil prices per barrel are spiking and speculation is rampant that gasoline prices will spike to $4, $5...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Routan
Volkswagen Routan Back for 2011

Defying some predictions from the rumor mill, the Volkswagen Routan minivan is coming back for the 2011 model year. Since it shares running gear with the Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan, the 2011 Routan gets similar updates, starting with the upgraded powertrain. This year, the...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
Ford Recall Covers 2011 Edge, F-150 and MKX

Some versions of the 2011 Ford F-150, Lincoln MKX and Ford Edge are being recalled for a problem with body control modules. Those modules keep check on systems from oil pressure to air conditioning, and in this case, a common module is shared between the front- or all-wheel-drive crossovers and the...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2011 Top Safety Pick Awards

In a stunning achievement by automakers in a single year, a total of 66 new 2011 models now earn Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). The 2011 list includes 40 cars, 25 SUVs and one minivan. While that’s great news for consumers in general –...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
2011 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon: Perfection in a Family Hauler

When Cadillac added a wagon to its already-impressive CTS lineup, you knew something had to be in the works for the CTS-V performance brood as well. If the CTS is an awesome performer, the CTS-V ratchets up performance to such a level it’s almost beyond words. For 2011, the CTS-V Sport Wagon...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Elantra LPI Hybrid, sold in South Korea only
Three Major Factors Drive Consumers' Choice of Cars

Despite all the media attention over hybrids and electrics, when it comes to consumers’ choice of cars – family cars included – it still boils down to three major factors: quality, safety and price. So says Consumer Reports after a recent random, nationwide telephone survey of...Read More»

2009 BMW 335d
FamilyCarGuide Tip: Thwart Car Thieves During the Holidays

While the economy may be inching its way out of the downturn, consumers and their families need to beware this holiday season of one recession-proof activity: car theft. While car theft was down in 2009 for the sixth consecutive, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the holidays...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Family Car Guide's Best Winter-Weather Sedans, Part Two

Slogging through the slush and snow this winter is one thing if you’re outside with snowboots and the right outerwear. It’s another if you’re driving the family sedan and it’s not adequately equipped to deal with the snow, ice, sleet and dangerous driving conditions. In this...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta sedan
A Car Is More Than Just Transportation

What if you could throw off the bonds of everything that is negative about your car--expensive repairs, unreliability, and the portion of your disposable income that it consumes each month for insurance and gas? That may not ever happen happen, but what you can do is to focus on the positive places...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6: First Look

Getting a jump on the 2011 Detroit Auto Show next month, Audi revealed the first official photos of the sixth-generation A6 luxury sedan. Actually the sister sedan to the recently-introduced A7, the A6 is expected to arrive in U.S. dealer showrooms in the second half of 2012. Both cars (A6 and A7)...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V EX SE
Recall Roundup: Kia Optima, Honda CR-V Investigated

Two popular family vehicles are being investigated for potential defects that could lead to safety recalls. The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is studying whether transmissions in the 2007 Kia Optima, and the electrical systems in the 2006 Honda...Read More»

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