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Preparing For The Car Repair Visit
Preparing For The Car Repair Visit

Dropping your car off to the auto repair shop is often a hurried experience because everyone tries to fit one more thing into their trip to work. So preparing for the visit can reduce the stress and possibly bring you closer to your ultimate goal of getting the car fixed right the first time. Think...Read More»

2004 Chevrolet Suburban 4-door 1500 4WD LS Angular Front Exterior View
Auto Repair False Positives

There are plenty of auto maintenance lists for everything from regular upkeep to what to do prior to shipping your car to Jakarta by rail. Here’s a list of vehicle conditions that might seem crucial at first glance but if you just take a breath you might avoid a trip to your technician and maybe...Read More»

2009 Dodge Nitro SE
2010 Dodge Nitro: 100 Percent Attitude On Wheels

Dodge has long been known as the granddaddy of Get 'er Done trucks and tough-as-nails vehicles. Heck, even the Dodge Avenger, Caliber, Challenger and Charger are not just cars they are carefully contrived steel, chrome and 100 percent attitude on wheels. So, its no wonder that Dodge has done it...Read More»

Carbon fiber wheel for Porsche 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series
Turn Your Car Into a Road Trip Machine

We're coming close to emerging from what seems like a painfully long Winter (at least, in Ohio it does) and Spring break season is upon us.  That might be the only thing I miss about college.  For those of you still fortunate to get this nice little window of freedom every year, there's a good...Read More»

Touchscreen steering wheel. Photo: Discovery News
Maximize Your Auto Show Experience With a Few Simple Tips

It's auto show season in North America.  Are you prepared to get out there a make the most of your city's exposition?  It can be an exciting, yet overwhelming event.  Here are a few suggestions to ensure you get what you pay for. Do your Homework Get online and do some research before you go...Read More»

2003 Volkswagen Passat 4-door Sedan GLS Manual Rear Seats
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R: All-new, bigger, roomier, and more power

The popular Subaru Legacy that has been very successful for over twenty years has been completely redesigned in 2010. Although the new Legacy looks familiar, everything has been update on this car. The new Legacy, gets a fresh look on the outside, underneath, a new engine and transmission, and a...Read More»

2010 Kia Optima
The 2010 Kia Optima Sedan: With Camry Sales Sliding Can Kia Make a Move in the Family Segment?

Although the advertised base price for the 2010 Kia Optima is only $17,995 that is only for the manual transmission base model which is no doubt "impossible" to find on dealer lots. And who wants a manual transmission when you are looking for comfortable, spacious and fuel efficient family...Read More»

2010 Audi Q7 quattro 4-door 3.0L TDI Premium Plus Angular Front Exterior View
Audi Q7: Hoop Dreams?

Say you're an NBA pro who is Cadillac Escalade weary.  After all, it's a rolling cliché.  What should a hoop tender do? How about heading center court in the four-hoop logo mobile--an Audi Q7 3.6 Premium?  It's packed with electronic wizardry and bucks the V8 trend with a snorting bull...Read More»

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How To Play Donk Bingo

Have you ever played Donk Bingo? Me neither. Next question: Do you know what a "donk" is? I just learned.  I had seen them before, but the official term is news to me. I won't get into the roots of the term itself, but feel free to let your imagination work on that.  If you're a faithful People...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza Tested: A Dune Buggy?

Dune Buggy? Toyota didn't become a major carmaker building only one model. Instead, it offers a cornucopia of autos and trucks. The Venza, based on Toyotas Camry/Avalon sedan architecture--the foundation for its Highlander SUV--is a Kabuki-faced, fastback crossover with lowered roof and big...Read More»

Twin-Turbocharged BMW M V-8
Forced Induction: Supercharged vs. Turbocharged

Forced induction has had a home in motorsports for decades now, but it's found its way onto the streets more recently. Small, turbocharged engines aren't anything new to Europeans, but it seems the economy has forced the American companies to start adopting them. Ideal for drag strips...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
Weeklong Test: Honda Element 4WD EX With Dog Friendly Package

The notion of family is a funny thing. It can be a husband and wife with their 2.3 children just as easily as it can be an out and proud gay man and his 6 year old, recently adopted Boxer dog named Daisy Mae. So to honor the health and well being of the often times overlooked canine family member...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen New Beetle Convertible
VW'S Show Girl: Hallie Morrissy

  On Wisconsin: The Volks Woman If youve wondered who put together the classy, modernist VW exhibit at the 2009 Greater Milwaukee Auto Show, one answer is VWoAs marketing and auto show specialist Hallie Morrissey. A Green Bay native, Hallie is a University of Wisconsin graduate who studied...Read More»

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Live, Love, Laugh, Race!

I live to race. I love the smell of burning rubber, racing fuel, and concession stand food. My past was certainly nowhere near as exciting as my new life--I live to race. I power a voluptuous flat-black rat '72 Beetle around the track, just as fifteen other cars do each Saturday night, to the sound...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Steering Wheel
What's Next? a La-Z-Boy and a Wine Cellar?

  Heres something only a true workaholic could love, provided, of course, that his car never moved. As we thumbed through some interesting websites this a.m., we came across the Laptop Steering Wheel Desk, a device only a true workaholic or a raving idiot will love.   This little beauty, you can...Read More»

2009 galant facelift 04
Did You Know Mitsubishi Still Sold the Galant? And it’s a Bargain!

I guess you can afford to offer bargain prices when your bread and butter family sedan hasn't been re-styled since the Y2K bug was still the big concern on everyones minds and not the Mayan Apocalypse of 2012. Yes everyone, Mitsubishi has released the new for 2010 Galant family sedan and it (drum...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza Sedan GT
Subaru To Intro Additions To WRX Line at LA Auto Show

With the Los Angeles Auto Show around the corner, rumors of new-car introductions are beginning to swirl with latest intro information coming through the AutoWeek website and MSN. According to reports that surfaced a couple of days ago, Subaru will be expanding its performance-oriented WRX STi...Read More»

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition
2010 Subaru WRX STI: for Now, Just a Special Edition

  Today, Subaru unveiled its newest WRX STI variant. Its simply called the Special Edition, or SE and it will make its physical debut during the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.   This means two things for the automotive world. First, Subaru will not be updating the current hatchback version...Read More»

2016 BMW 7-Series multi-material construction
Only in MIT... a Solar Racecar, a DIY Segway, What Else?

The Massachusets Institute of Technology (MIT) solar  Electric Vehicle Team team recently unveiled a $243,000 solar carbon-fiber racer. The car dubbed the Eleanor is being prepared for an inaugural Endurance race later this year. Eleanor can top out at 90 MPH. Here is some information from the...Read More»

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