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VW's Temporary Auto Pilot Shows The Future of Motoring
VW's Temporary Auto Pilot Shows The Future of Motoring

Today, new cars can be equipped with such high-tech features as adaptive cruise control, which keeps a safe distance between your car and the vehicle in front of you, and lane departure correction, which gently nudges you back into a lane should you begin to drift over a lane marker. In the future...Read More»

2010 Ford Ranger
Ford Ranger Gets No Reprieve: Even T-Paw Can't Save Truck From Xmas Axe

According to former Minnesota governor (and now presidential hopeful) Tim Pawlenty’s website, he balanced the state’s budget, cut spending, reformed healthcare and improved school test scores during his two terms in office, all without raising taxes. One thing T-Paw hasn’t been...Read More»

2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink
Ford's SYNC AppLink Expanded To Ten Vehicles For 2012

Regardless of the NHTSA’s views, the use of smartphones in vehicles is a rising trend. A recent J.D. Power and Associates survey on emerging technologies showed that 86 percent of smartphone owners admit to using them in their vehicles. As an automaker, Ford has to walk a fine line between...Read More»

Alcohol related incident
Drunken Man Plays Human Speed Bump, Loses

Here’s a handy driving tip: if you have an argument with a drunken loved one, check to make sure they’re not reclined in front of your car before you drive off. An Orlando, Florida, woman learned this lesson the hard way following a recent fight with her boyfriend. As she attempted to...Read More»

2012 Buick LaCrosse
2012 Buick LaCrosse To Benefit From GM's Improved V-6

If you’re in the market for a 2012 Buick LaCrosse, there’s good news on the horizon: the 2012 model will benefit from the same engine upgrades as the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro V-6. LaCrosse buyers opting for the V-6 version will get a 3.6-liter engine rated at 303 horsepower, which is an...Read More»

Ford MyTouch with Eco-Route
Ford Makes Driving Safer With Bolder Fonts

When it comes to maker safer vehicles, most of us ponder the big things. We like to see driving aids, such as Electronic Stability Control and ant-lock brakes. We count the number of airbags a car has, and put an emphasis on things like crash testing to improve accident survivability. Ford’s...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA3 s Sport
Recall Alert: 2008-2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3

Mazda has announced the recall of 103,300 model year 2008 and 2009 Mazda3 and Mazdaspeed3 models to remedy a potentially defective windshield wiper motor ground circuit. During assembly of the vehicle, the windshield wiper motor ground may have been creased or bent. Over time, this can create...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic. Photo by Joe Nuxoll
New Small Cars: 2012 Chevy Sonic, Nissan Versa, Hyundai Accent, Kia Rio

With Chevrolet announcing the starting price for the all-new 2012 Chevy Sonic subcompact car last week, this is just the beginning of the story. The good news for consumers is the number of new small cars for 2012. Chevrolet Sonic Chevy’s subcompact 2012 Sonic, which replaces the South...Read More»

Car repair
Three Of Every Ten Recalled Cars Not Fixed Within 18 Months

As a consumer, you may think that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) does a good job of making sure defective cars get recalled and repaired. Not so, says the Government Accountability Office, who recently revealed that only 70 percent of recalled cars and trucks were...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 300
2012 Dodge Charger, Chrysler 300 Models On Order Hold: Report

If you’re ready to head to your local Dodge dealer to put money down on a 2012 Charger with the V-6 and the eight-speed automatic, you’ll need to wait just a bit longer. According to Allpar, high demand for the eight-speed, ZF-manufactured transmission has caused Chrysler to temporarily...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 Black Edition
Can't-Miss, Last-Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas

Looking for a last-minute Father’s Day gift idea for a dad who may or may not love to drive? Do you have a dad who’s hard to shop for? While a 2011 Porsche 911 Carrera Black Edition is an outstanding choice for Father's Day, it's probably beyond most of our budgets. Besides, you don't...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic Z-Spec accessories
2012 Chevy Sonic Subcompact To Start At $14,495

Chevrolet has announced pricing for the 2012 Sonic, which replaces the discontinued Chevrolet Aveo. Sonic sedan models will start at $14,495 including destination charge, which makes Chevy’s subcompact sedan $500 more expensive than a comparable Ford Fiesta sedan. If hatchbacks are your...Read More»

2010 Dodge Caliber R/T
Dodge To Show Caliber Successor At 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Dodge hasn’t had a small car offering in their lineup since discontinuing Caliber production in 2010. There are plenty of 2011 Calibers leftover on dealer lots, but the car is a reminder of the “bad old days” at Chrysler. Like the Dodge Neon that preceded it, the Caliber was never...Read More»

Ford's SYNC System. Image: Ford Motor Company
Ford Brings Fantasy Baseball To Your Commute

The problem with things like commuting and work is that they get in the way of life’s more important aspects, such as recreation and leisure. If you’re a baseball fan, know that Ford feels your pain; the automaker is introducing a fantasy baseball update feature to its SYNC system, so...Read More»

2011 Dodge Journey R/T
2011 Dodge, Jeep, Chrysler Vehicles Recalled For Steering Issue

Chrysler is recalling over 11,000 vehicles, from more than ten model lines, for a suspected safety flaw related to the steering. According to documents filed with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), some vehicles may have been assembled with an incorrectly installed...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang V-6. Photo: Anne Proffitt.
2012 Ford Mustang Sales Hampered By V-6 Availability

Ford could sell more 2012 Mustangs, if only they could produce more 3.7-liter V-6 engines. The Mustang is yielding sales ground to the new Camaro on a monthly basis, thanks in part to strong demand for the V-6 version of Ford’s F-150 pickup. The Ford F-150 and the Ford Mustang share the same...Read More»

2011 Chrysler 200 S
Recall Alert: 2011 Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep Vehicles

Chrysler is recalling some 11,351 model year 2011 vehicles to inspect and potentially repair a steering column pivot rivet. An incorrectly installed or missing rivet could compromise the integrity of the steering column in the event of a crash. Under such circumstances, the effectiveness of the...Read More»

Texas already allows advertising on license plates. Image: MyPlates.com
This License Plate Brought To You By McDonald's

Times are tough all over, but in Illinois the state is considering selling ad space on license plates. That’s not to say that vegan residents from the Land of Lincoln will soon be forced to drive around with a “Sponsored by Whattaburger” tag. Instead, the state is considering the...Read More»

2011 Volvo V50
Volvo Kills Off The S40, V50 In The U.S.

If you’re looking for a compact sedan or wagon offering from Volvo in the United States market, you’ve got until the end of the year to snap up an S40 sedan or a V50 wagon. Volvo has announced that both models, which share a common platform, will be discontinued at the end of the 2011...Read More»

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