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Saab To Introduce AWD 9-3X, New 9-5

Saab To Introduce AWD 9-3X, New 9-5

Saab's 9-3, which we rated a rather middling 7.6 out of 10 overall in our Car Reviews section, is slated for an AWD option in its base model, to be named the 9-3X. Currently, AWD can only be had on the range-topping Turbo X model with the turbocharged 2.8-liter V-6, helping to quell its torque... read more

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2010 Toyota Prius

2010 Toyota Prius Preview

The third-generation Toyota Prius is official, with a debut at the 2009 Detroit auto show--and it's rated at 50 miles per gallon. The 2010 Toyota Prius has already had a... read more January 12, 2009 by  0

2010 Audi A3 4-door HB S tronic 2.0T FrontTrak Premium Instrument Panel

Detroit Show: 2010 A3 TDI Confirmed

Although the A3 TDI's arrival to the U.S. market has been pretty much confirmed for months, Audi made it formal in its press conference at the North American International... read more January 11, 2009 by  0

2009 Scion xB

2009 Scion xB Gets New Series 6.0 Edition

The latest special edition from Toyota's teenybopper brand will be a tweaked-out version of the 2009 Scion xB hatchback. Set for a fancy unveiling next week at the 2009... read more January 7, 2009 by  2

Mercedes-Benz E-Class Lineup

Mercedes Delivers 1.5 Million E-Class Models

As the seventh generation of Mercedes-Benz's venerable mid-size, mid-luxury sedan winds down, the firm is proud to announce that it's produced 1.5 million units of the... read more December 19, 2008 by  0

diesel fried chicken

Veggie Across America: The Point

Our fuel came from restaurants. We took what was destined for the trash bin and turned it into fuel to drive across the country in an old diesel Benz. We didn't have to... read more December 11, 2008 by  1

old US 80

Veggie Across America: LA Arrival

We made it! Thanks to the Majestic Diner, refuel biodiesel, mechanic Dan Halfhill and his wife Sabine, my flexible boss Marty Padgett, and a rock-solid reliable 1982... read more December 11, 2008 by  1

Edmund Pettus Bridge

Veggie Across America: Driving Old US 80 and Tracing History

Our journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles has not been without its share of frustrations and setbacks. Thus far we've encountered breakdowns, a treacherous snowstorm out of... read more December 10, 2008 by  0

the coop #1

Veggie Across America: Food from the Heartland

Hugh and I were determined not to eat a steady diet of fast food, trail mix, and protein bars from Atlanta to Los Angeles. Currently in Las Cruces, New Mexico, we have... read more December 10, 2008 by  0


Veggie Across America: Fueling Up

How to get 15 gallons of waste vegetable oil from a 100-pound container into a Mercedes fuel tank? Strength and patience. Plus some trial and error. Rest stops are... read more December 10, 2008 by  0

Veggie Across America: Western Texas

Veggie Across America: Filtration Across the Nation

While the 1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD has performed flawlessly through Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas, and New Mexico, the filtration system, uh, hasn't. Thankfully I... read more December 10, 2008 by  0

1982 Mercedes-Benz 300TD

Veggie Across America: All Systems Go

Just days before departure, I had all the systems hooked up and ready to go on the roughly 2,500-mile journey from Atlanta to Los Angeles. In an earlier post, I described all... read more December 8, 2008 by  3

Majestic Diner

Veggie Across America: Thanks to Our Sponsors

Reporting live from Dallas, Texas, where the Benz veg-wagon has logged nearly half of the mileage on its petroleum-free journey to Los Angeles, I wanted to give a shout-out... read more December 8, 2008 by  1

Colin Veg Conversion #4

Benz Veggie Conversion: The Nuts and Bolts

With the domestic auto industry collapsing around us (and keeping bloggers typing away madly), I've had little time to report on the host of mechanical changes I've been... read more November 20, 2008 by  7

2009 Nissan Cube

2009 Nissan Cube Drops in L.A.

The 2009 Nissan Cube brings a bubbly Japanese personality to the tall-box wagon class that includes the likes of the Scion xB and Honda Element. Sized more like the latter... read more November 19, 2008 by  3

2009 Nissan Cube

2009 Nissan Cube: The First Specs and Official Photo

Nissan's global Web site just released this information on the 2009 Nissan Cube, which bows tomorrow at the Los Angeles auto show. We have more photos and some more info for... read more November 18, 2008 by  0


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