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Chevy Impala Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against GM
Chevy Impala Owners File Class Action Lawsuit Against GM

Do you own a 2007 or 2008 Chevrolet Impala? Have you gone through an alarmingly high number of rear tires since you’ve owned the car? If so, you may want to look into a class-action lawsuit filed against General Motors that alleges the automaker knowingly ignored problems with the rear...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
2011 BMW X3 Recall: Steering At Issue

BMW has announced a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 model year X3 SUVs. Approximately 50 units are affected, and all were built between April 27, 2011 and June 8, 2011. Due to a supplier calibration error, the control module for the electric power steering may malfunction, resulting in a...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ
General Motors To Retool Pickup Plants Beginning In 2012

General Motors will begin retooling full-size pickup assembly lines next year, at least according to GM’s head of U.S. sales, Don Johnson. That seems to back up a statement made in January by GM North America president Mark Reuss, who said that the company was accelerating the development of...Read More»

Vladimir Putin trying to start Lada Granta
Lada Nada: Communist Car Struggles In Capitalist World

Lada survived the fall of communism in the Soviet Union, but the automaker is struggling to stay relevant in an era of global brands and ever-increasing market penetration. Known as a blue-collar brand favored by city dwellers in the former Soviet Union, Lada is owned by OAO AvtoVAZ, which is in...Read More»

Car accident
Change In Florida Law May Reduce Lawsuits Against Automakers

Let’s say you were speeding behind the wheel of an old Chevy Blazer with bald tires and worn brakes in the rain. Rounding a curve, you leave the road and strike a tree, resulting in permanent injuries. Under previously existing Florida law, you could sue General Motors for producing a...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
2012 Scion tC and xB Models Priced

If you’re in the market for a new Scion tC or xB, we’ve got good news and bad news. Since we’re glass-is-half-empty people, we’ll give you the bad news first: you’ll pay more for a new Scion than you did in 2011. Now the good news: you’ll get more content, and...Read More»

Spare Change
Good News, Business Owners: The IRS Is Upping Your Mileage Rate

If you use a vehicle for business purposes and deduct annual mileage, we’ve got some good news for you: effective July 1, the Internal Revenue Service is raising the standard mileage allowance from 51 cents per mile (applicable for miles driven from January 1 to June 30) to 55.5 cents per...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers 3 Special Edition
2012 Chevy Camaro Transformers Edition Announced

One reason the new Chevrolet Camaro is so popular among children and adults alike is the car’s starring role in the first two Transformers movies. Chevrolet is well aware of this, and they’ve just announced a 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Transformers Special Edition to correspond with this...Read More»

Michelin Tire
Tires Getting Expensive And Hard To Find, Even For Automakers

If you’ve shopped for tires lately, you’ve probably been surprised by the sheer number of tire sizes now available, as well as the increasing price for tires of all sizes. Manufacturers are feeling the pain as well, and while no one is reporting production delays due to tire...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150 XLT
Ford's CEO, Alan Mulally, Delivers F-150 To Customer

It isn’t easy being a CEO for a major automaker. You’ve got the board of directors to answer to, you’re in meetings all day long and your daily e-mail volume probably rivals that of a small city in the Midwest. To top it off, you have to be careful of the commitments you make...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa four-door sedan
Nissan To Launch 52 New Vehicles In Six Years

Nissan has announced an ambitious new midterm business plan they’re calling “Power 88.” The name comes from Nissan’s goal of an eight-percent global market share, coupled with an eight-percent profit margin, all within the next six years. To achieve such an ambitious goal...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5 Aero
Saab Saved--For Now--By Mystery Order For 582 Cars

Just last week, it looked like the end was near for Saab. The Swedish automaker announced that they couldn’t make payroll and had extended their production stoppage through July 3. Nearly as bad, a proposed payment schedule for existing suppliers had Saab paying just 10 percent of outstanding...Read More»

2012 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS
Science Proves It: A Hot Car Can Get Men Dates

Men: if you’re looking for a casual one-night-stand, be prepared to drive a Porsche and spend some serious cash. You’ll have a better chance of being attractive to the opposite sex if you drive an expensive car, wear nice clothes and spend money like a drunken sailor on shore leave...Read More»

Google autonomous Toyota Prius test vehicle
Nevada Becomes First State To Allow Driverless Cars

Even though driverless cars are still in the embryonic stage, it will soon be legal to operate one in the Silver State. A newly-passed law gives Nevada’s Department of Motor Vehicles until March of 2012 to draft rules regarding the operation of autonomous vehicles on state roads. At the very...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
Could Strikes Threaten The Launch Of The 2012 Chevy Sonic?

Chevrolet has gone to great lengths to remind buyers that their upcoming Sonic will be the only B-segment vehicle built in the United States when it launches later this year. They’ve even linked the subcompact’s genetic material back to their flagship Corvette, as a way of reminding...Read More»

Teen driving
Is A Nationwide Ban On Hand-Held Phone Use By Drivers Coming?

Talking on a hand-held cell phone while driving is currently illegal in nine states, and texting while driving is illegal in thirty-four. Both laws could be the most widely ignored since Prohibition or the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit, but that may change if New York representative Carolyn McCarthy...Read More»

Haynes repair manual. Image: Haynes Publishing
The Bible of the Shadetree Mechanic Joins The Digital Era

If you’ve ever spun a wrench on your own car or motorcycle, chances are good that you did so with the assistance of a Haynes repair manual. Available at libraries, auto parts stores and mass retailers alike, it seemed that there was a Haynes manual printed for any vehicle older than five...Read More»

MyFord Touch
Ford Plummets In Initial Quality Rankings, MyFord Touch To Blame

In 2010, Ford was ranked fifth overall in J.D. Power and Associates Initial Quality Survey (IQS). In 2011, the automaker plunged to twenty-third overall, slotting in just above Nissan but just below Ram. Even luxury-brand Lincoln took a significant hit in initial quality ratings, falling from eight...Read More»

Ford MyKey Message Center-- System Active
Ford Pitches MyKey To Insurance Companies

Ford’s MyKey, introduced in 2010, is just the thing that parents of new drivers had been looking for. Using one key as a master, parents can program MyKey-equipped vehicles to limit top speed to 80 miles per hour, reduce the audio volume to 50 percent of maximum and even mute the audio system...Read More»

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