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Studies Prove The Obvious: Commuting Is Bad For You
Studies Prove The Obvious: Commuting Is Bad For You

This just in: the longer your daily commute, the less likely you are to be happy, healthy and even married for any length of time. A new study by researchers at Umea University in Sweden proved that commuters who drive more than 45 minutes each way are 40 percent likelier to divorce than those with...Read More»

2003 Toyota Prius
2001 - 2003 Prius Hybrids Recalled By Toyota

Toyota has announced a voluntary safety recall of 2001 to 2003 Prius models worldwide, including some 52,000 in the United States. At issue are the electric power steering pinion shaft attachment nuts, which can loosen over time if the steering wheel is repeatedly and forcefully turned to the...Read More»

2011 Kia Sorento
2012 Kia Sorento Zooms In Residual Value

Sales figures don’t lie. The Kia Sorento has been a runaway hit for the brand ever since Kia launched the compact crossover in January 2010. That’s 16 months and counting as Kia’s best-selling model with total sales of 148,031 (through April). It’s about to get even better...Read More»

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Ban Rental of Recalled Cars, Says N.Y. Senator Schumer

New York Senator Charles Schumer is calling for legislation that would ban rental car agencies from releasing cars recalled for safety reasons. That goes counter to a system proposed by the American Car Rental Association (ACRA), which would allow rental car agencies to determine the seriousness of...Read More»

Ford\'s 100,000th hybrid rolls off the Kansas City assembly line in March 2009
U.S Automakers Hiring, But It's Not All Good News

For U.S. automakers, business is up and the days of bankruptcies and government bailouts are in the past. Ford is hiring, GM is hiring and Chrysler is hiring. All want automotive engineers and all want automotive line workers, but that doesn’t mean you should hop on a plane to Detroit with...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf Ad pokes Fun at "Gas-powered" Volt
Nissan “Leaf Blower” Strikes Back At Chevy Volt

Gotta love the snide little digs carmakers slip into some of their commercials. Nissan’s new ad campaign, “What If Everything Ran on Gas?” is the first in a series of humorous commercials for the 100 percent all-electric Nissan Leaf. And it takes a snipe at a Chevy Volt getting a...Read More»

2007 Jeep Wrangler X
Jeep Wrangler Airbag Issue Prompts NHTSA Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is following up on 29 consumer complaints relating to airbag issues on 2007 and 2008 model year Jeep Wranglers. Affected by the investigation are: 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x2 two-door models 2007 – 2008 Jeep Wrangler 4x4 two-door...Read More»

2007 Nissan Altima
NHTSA Investigates Nissan Altima Brake System

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is looking into reports that master cylinder assemblies on some 2007 and 2008 Altima models may leak brake fluid, prompting a dashboard warning light and an eventual reduction in braking ability. The investigation stems from 20 consumer complaints...Read More»

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Skirting The Law: Disabled Parking Abuse On The Rise

In cash-strapped California, scofflaws parking illegally by using disabled parking placards when they’re perfectly able-bodied are in for a rude awakening. Sting operations are cracking down on the abuse in various high-traffic areas of cities, including Beverly Hills, Westwood (UCLA campus)...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
NASCAR Driver Juan Pablo Montoya Drives... A Chevy Volt?

In the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Juan Pablo Montoya is known for his take-no-prisoners driving style, and his aggressive on-track behavior recently landed him (and fellow Sprint Cup driver Ryan Newman) on probation. Prior to NASCAR, Montoya spent six years driving Formula One cars for McLaren and...Read More»

Iceland's Fimmvorduhals erupts. Image: Henrik Thorburn
How To Clean Volcano Ash Off Your Car: Today In Natural Disasters

Whether or not you believe in global warming, one thing is clear: worldwide, we’ve been getting some pretty severe weather and natural disasters as of late. While we don’t have too many active volcanoes to worry about in the United States, it’s never too early to plan for your car...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins here and there by snapping up huge lots. Of course, car companies do have their buyers negotiate the best deals possible with...Read More»

2008 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited X
Jeep Wrangler In NHTSA Airbag Probe

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is looking into a potential defect with the airbag system on 2007 and 2008 model year Jeep Wranglers. Some 222,000 vehicles are affected by the investigation. The NHTSA has received 29 consumer complaints of airbag light illumination and/or...Read More»

2011 Audi A5 Cabriolet
New Take On “Car Lover”: U.K. Study Reveals Amorous Car Habits

If you’ve ever described yourself as a car lover, you might find the results of a U.K. study quite amusing. Confused.com, one of the U.K.’s biggest price comparison services, surveyed 2,000 drivers and discovered nearly half (47.5 percent) of males said they’d had sex in their...Read More»

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California Investigates Chrysler-Owned L.A. Dealership

California's auto franchise law is fairly specific: automakers cannot own dealerships located within 10 miles of their franchised dealers. As with any rule, there are exceptions, and the law allows for ownership of under one year (in case a manufacturer buys out a failing dealership), or ownership...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X Aero
Report: Saab To Resume Production On May 27

Reports from Sweden indicate that Saab will return to limited production on Friday, May 27, thanks to a cash infusion from Chinese auto distributor Pangda. Saab will ramp up production slowly, with a goal of producing 100 cars on Friday instead of the usual 230 to 240 vehicles produced...Read More»

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Memorial Day Weekend Travel Won't Be Damped By Gas Prices

Gas prices may still be near their peaks of $4 a gallon--or higher in the usual states--but Memorial Day road tripping won't be down as a result, says the AAA. The travel organization says its best estimates put 34.9 million of us in transit over the holiday weekend, which it defines as starting...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 VW Passat: Made In USA, Costs Less Than Last Year

If you can find a 2010 VW Passat on a dealer’s lot, the sticker price will start at a minimum of $27,195. When the 2012 Passats begin appearing at Volkswagen dealerships, you’ll be in for a pleasant surprise: the new Passat, now built in the United States, carries a base price of just...Read More»

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Unfit To Drive? Study Says It's 1 In 5

According to a new study by GMAC Insurance, nearly 37 million Americans – about 18 percent – are unfit to drive on the road. That’s nearly one in five drivers today. It’s ironic that most Americans, if you ask them, will say that they’re safe drivers. But our tendency...Read More»

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