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2012 Nissan Pathfinder Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video
2012 Nissan Pathfinder Concept: 2012 Detroit Auto Show Video

The devil's in the details--and Nissan had few of those details to divulge when it came to the Nissan Pathfinder concept it showed at the 2012 Detroit auto show. While it wasn't talking hardcore horsepower figures or exact fuel economy numbers, Nissan did introduce the Pathfinder with a few talking...Read More»

Chrysler Born of Fire Super Bowl XLV ad
Top 20 Viral Automotive Videos Of 2011

As we look back on 2011 in our rear view mirror, we take a moment to look at the top 20 viral automotive videos. These videos all hit it big on YouTube, and spread like a grease fire on various social networks throughout the year. Everyday brands are fighting each other for consumers' attention...Read More»

Snoop Dogg
The Price Is Right, G: Snoop Dogg Helps Give Away '62 Lincoln On TV

Wait, what was that? Was that Snoop Dogg--former rap bad boy and softcore star, on...The Price is Right? Snoop took to the airwaves yesterday, on Drew Carey's version of TPIR, one of daytime's longest-running game shows. Now that Bob Barker's free to spay and neuter anything he wants in retirement...Read More»

Textalyzer app for iPhone
4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort of person who thinks ahead, you've already made plans to ditch your car or keep a designated driver on hand. 5. As a result...Read More»

Fiat's latest ad for the U.S.-spec 500 Abarth
The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011

As highly as we might think of the Web, there's nothing quite as powerful as a television commercial. It takes millions of ad budget dollars and the perfect slot during the most widely watched show of the week. When it's done correctly, a great car commercial doesn't just capture eyeballs, it...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Signs Of Improvement: Volkswagen Signs Up For Super Bowl XLVI

Today's TV pundits spend a lot of time talking about the frailty of the U.S. economy, but that hasn't stopped consumers from visiting their local auto showrooms. Recently, we got word that car sales were on the rise, and now comes an equally promising harbinger: Volkswagen has purchased a spot...Read More»

Home of Cate Leger and Karl Wanaselja in Berkeley, CA
Motor Home: Architect Uses Auto Parts To Build Dream House

At some point or other, most of us have slept in our cars. It's rarely a comfortable experience, but when you're locked out of the house or too tired to drive, a reclined front seat is better than nothing. Recently, an architect in Berkeley, California took that idea and ran with it -- straight to...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 'Seduction' commercial
Sexy 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Ad Gets The Pop-Up Video Treatment

By now, you've probably seen the sexy new "Seduction" commercial for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth -- the one where a humdrum cubicle clone has a close encounter with an Italian supermodel, only to discover that she is, in fact, a car. Now, VH1 has given that clip the pop-up video treatment. Among the...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS teaser
2013 Cadillac ATS: All-New Compact Luxury Sedan Coming Next Summer

The centerpiece of the Cadillac display at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show next month will be the 2013 Cadillac ATS, an all-new compact luxury sedan that General Motors hopes will compete against the likes of the BMW 3-Series, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. If this seems like a lofty goal...Read More»

Flower developed by Toyota to offset emissions from its Prius facility
People Will Soon Legally Marry Their Cars, Says Pressure Group

Democracy is often a messy process, with extreme statements on both sides of any issue--particularly when public attitudes are evolving rapidly on contentious social issues. So it may be best to view last week's statement by an executive at the American Family Association that we will soon legally...Read More»

2013 Ford Escape
Ford Issues ‘Escape Routes’ Challenge: Unique Road-Trip Competition

Reaching its target audience of young buyers is something Ford knows a thing or two about. And its latest foray using social media to jazz up interest in the all-new 2013 Ford Escape compact crossover is designed to attract “dynamic, fun-loving” individuals who want to compete in a...Read More»

2013 Subaru BRZ
2013 Subaru BRZ Live Photos And Video: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

Though many have found the production versions of the Subaru-Toyota joint sports coupe to be somewhat less thrilling than hoped, the 2013 Subaru BRZ is certainly the better of the two, aesthetically speaking. These live images show it carries the staged, studio-shot presence through to reality as...Read More»

Ford's 'Escape Routes' competition
Sign Up For Ford's 'Escape Routes' Challenge, Starring The Ford Escape

Ford is looking for a few good men and women for its next Amazing Race-style competition called "Escape Routes", featuring the all-new Ford Escape. If you and a friend think you've got what it takes -- and you've both got six weeks to spare -- keep reading for details on how to apply. According to...Read More»

Screencap from the 'See It Through' 2012 Chrysler 300 commercial
2012 Chrysler 300 Debuts New Ad Starring 94-Year-Old Poem

Earlier this year, Chrysler scored a touchdown with its "Born of Fire" Super Bowl ad, featuring Eminem, the Selected of God gospel choir, and the 2011 Chrysler 200. This Thursday, the automaker is hoping for a repeat with a new commercial starring a long-deceased writer and a nearly 100-year-old...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Ford Makes MyFordTouch Infotainment System Simpler, Faster: Video

Following a chorus of criticism of its MyFordTouch system, Ford has upgraded the software for the 2013 model year--and will make the upgrade available for all vehicles that have been sold with earlier versions. The company is continuing to make MyFordTouch available on its lineup of new vehicles...Read More»

Ford Kuga Concept
2013 Ford Escape Uses Video Game Tech For Hands-Free Liftgate: Video

If you've ever found yourself carrying a load of groceries in the rain and cursed under your breath while fumbling for the key fob to open your car's liftgate, we have great news: the 2013 Ford Escape will let you open that gate with a simple gesture, meaning that your keys can stay in your pocket...Read More»

BMW ActiveE
2012 BMW ActiveE Needs Electronauts: Do You Have The Right Stuff?

BMW is gearing up for a trial run of its 2012 ActiveE electric vehicle, but the automaker doesn't want just anyone in the test driver's seat. No, it's looking for "electronauts". Do you have what it takes? There are three steps you'll need to follow in order to enroll in the ActiveE pilot program...Read More»

General Motors' OnStar
OnStar Is Watching (Even After Your Subscription Expires)

UPDATE: OnStar has issued a video clarifying the TOS. It's embedded below. Every day, it seems the world gets a little smaller, and like a slowly shrinking dormitory, it becomes harder to get any privacy. Sadly, the latest Terms of Service agreement from OnStar isn't making things easier for...Read More»

Jennifer Lopez in an ad for the 2012 Fiat 500c
2012 Fiat 500c Commercial Starring Jennifer Lopez, Explained

Last week, we told you about Fiat's new commercial for the 500c, starring singer/actress Jennifer Lopez. But watching that ad is a little confusing, like joining an episode of Cheaters halfway through. Why, for example, are those men beating the crap out of one another? Why are they chasing J-Lo?...Read More»

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