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Borat's Brothers Bungle Budget Bring-Back
Borat's Brothers Bungle Budget Bring-Back

If we learned nothing else from Borat, we learned this: life in the glorious nation of Kazakhstan is different than life in the United States. Borat and his brothers have a more sensible approach to problem-solving than many of us, who worry too much about rules, regulations and personal safety...Read More»

cigarettes, taken by Flickr user Schnella Schnyder
Butt Out: New York Bans Smoking In Cars When Kids Are Present

Secondhand smoke kills – so it should come as no surprise that lawmakers would introduce a bill to ban smoking in cars where children are present. In fact, a New York lawmaker, Assemblyman David Weprin, has done just that. In the proposed New York legislation, the smoking ban would apply to...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60 Recalled Again

Last week we brought you news that the Volvo S60 was being recalled for an incompatibility between the Engine Control Module software and the car’s fuel pump. This week, Volvo has announced a smaller recall of the 2012 model year S60 sedan, and once again it involves the fuel delivery system...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
The Class Of 2009: A Lost Generation Of Cars

We’d like to believe the economy is getting better, even if it isn’t doing so at the pace we’d like to see. For automakers, 2008 was a bad year, but 2009 will go down as the year that auto sales fell off the cliff. It still isn't what analysts consider recovered: sales are...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Volvo Researches ‘Road Train’ Software Technology For Future Hands-Free Driving

An intriguing story out of Fast Company really got us thinking: Could U.S. drivers one day (in the rather distant future) be convinced to join a “road train” and engage in truly hands-free driving? The concept is more than just a fantasy. Volvo is already hard at work developing...Read More»

Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films
Getting Real With A Toyota Prius In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Times have changed in the Gangsta’s Paradise we call Los Angeles. Where it used to be all about rolling in your slammed ’64 Impala and busting caps from your AK, today it’s more about rolling in your Prius, popping down to Whole Foods for a bag of Blazing Wasabi snack mix and a...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
War Horses: Five More Family SUVs For Your Off-Road Summer

We call them war horses--tough off-road SUVs with enough room for a family to make the great outdoor trek this summer. We've brought you the first five in our group (check them out here) of family haulers that are just as comfortable – and capable – off-road as on. Some, you might not...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Ford: Lincoln Dealers Need To Step Up Their Game

Ford has high hopes for re-establishing the Lincoln brand as one of the country's pre-eminent luxury nameplates. Over the next three years, Ford will introduce seven new or significantly redesigned vehicles, including a 2013 MKZ Hybrid expected to achieve 47 mpg in city fuel economy. Ford also...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
Next Ford Fusion Hybrid Could Get 47-48 MPG

Consumers looking forward to the next all-new Ford Fusion Hybrid for a family sedan replacement, get ready for some (hopefully) very good news. Ford Motor Company is clearly on a roll, planning to hedge its bets by offering consumers more fuel-efficient hybrids, five new electrified vehicles by...Read More»

2011 GMC Acadia Denali
GM's Full-Size Crossovers Get Minor Changes For 2013

If you’re looking for a major redesign on the 2013 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse or GMC Acadia, it appears that you have a bit longer to wait. The Lambda-platform crossovers are getting a few improvements and updates for the 2013 model year, but big changes to the product line...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
2013 Ford Fusion Hybrid To Get 47 MPG City: Report

Ford’s current Fusion Hybrid is no slouch in the fuel economy department, returning an EPA estimated 41 miles per gallon in city driving. Given the car’s mid-size sedan bulk, that’s a more-than-reasonable performance, but Ford apparently has found a way to up the next Fusion...Read More»

2008 Buick Lucerne Super
GM Revamps Certified Pre-Owned Programs

If you’re looking to buy a Certified Pre-Owned Chevrolet, Buick or GMC, we’ve got good news for you. Thanks to changes in GM’s Certified Pre-Owned programs, CPO Chevy, Buick or GMC vehicles now come with two years or 30,000 miles of scheduled maintenance. Called Owner Care, the...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T live photos
Wading Through Dodge’s Changing Trim Names for 2012

Dodge is making changes to some trim names on the bulk of its product lineup for 2012. Trouble is -- you may need a roadmap to figure out what’s what. Why automakers drop certain trim names is usually for simplification. Maybe one name plays better than another. Who knows what the reason is...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX In Airbag Recall

Cadillac is recalling 47,401 of its popular-selling 2011 SRX luxury crossovers sold in the United States because the front passenger airbag doesn’t deploy as it should. The total recall affects 50,500 SRX models in North America. Outside the U.S., the figure includes 3,099 sold in Canada and...Read More»

2012 Dodge Avenger R/T live photos
Dodge Renames Trims For 2012, But They're No Less Confusing

This much is perfectly clear: Dodge will change the names of available trim packages across most of their 2012 product line. That’s good news for most of us, who were left scratching our heads at trim levels called “Mainstreet” or “Heat.” For 2012, Dodge is bringing...Read More»

Hyundai Blue Link screen interface
Hyundai Prices Blue Link Telematics System

Hyundai has mastered the Japanese art of first launching, then improving on, technology like that from your competitors. Such is the case with their Blue Link telematics system, which will offer features that OnStar users will be intimately familiar with, but include additional functions aimed...Read More»

2011 Cadillac SRX
2011 Cadillac SRX: Recall Alert

General Motors has announced the recall of 47,401 Cadillac SRX crossovers built for the 2011 model year. The vehicles in question were built between February 2, 2010 and April 29, 2011. The problem: the crossovers in the recall will not deploy right-side roof-rail airbags if sensors determine the...Read More»

Full Auto Brake with Pedestrian Detection  -  2011 Volvo S60
Proposed Legislation Will Ban Drop-Outs From Driving

Like graduated teen driver's licensing, it sounds simple enough: if you want to get a driver’s license, you need to stay in school. Drop out, and you’ll either be ineligible for driving privileges or you’ll run the risk of having your license revoked. That’s what’s...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
2012 Chevy Volt Offers More Content For Less Money

When GM launched the Chevrolet Volt in late 2010, much of the criticism centered around the car’s base price of $41,000, including a destination charge of $720. Critics were quick to point out the price gap between the Volt and its closest competitor, the Nissan Leaf, completely negating the...Read More»

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