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Unveiled: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Unveiled: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Just a week ahead of the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show, Cadillac has released a few snapshots of the 2011 CTS Coupe, which will go on sale in the spring of 2010. According to Cadillac, this two-door version CTS is aimed directly at the next generation of sport-luxury car buyers. The fact that Cadillac...Read More»

2005 Buick Century Custom
Buick Revisited: Sometimes Your First True Love Is a Car

What is the car that most people lust after more than any other? Lamborghini? Ferrari? Cobra or Corvette? Well, for most car fanatics, the make and model that brings the fondest memories is often your first car. That's certainly the case for me, as my '74 Buick Century is the only car that I still...Read More»

2006 Volkswagen Rabbit
VW Phases Out Production of Golf MK2, Successor To Original Golf MK1 and Known as Rabbit

After receiving the okay to test drive cars from my managing editor about 35 years ago, the very first car to come pass through the driveway was a 1974 VW Rabbit, the successor to the original VW entry in the U.S., the Beetle. What a difference a model makes. The Rabbit was front-drive with a...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
Exterior Styling Review 2010 GMC Terrain

  To put it bluntly, the GMC Terrain is an aesthetic atrocity. The newly introduced SUV is a variant of the Chevy Equinox, and is GMCs first foray into the compact crossover market. In all likelihood, designers were trying to evoke the look of the brands larger Yukon Denali, with heavy...Read More»

Ken Block's Subaru STI Trax
Ken Block's Subaru STI Trax

We haven't seen this thing (the mutant incarnation of a Subaru and snow mobile) since it made an appearance at a Rally America event last year. Afterwards, DC Shoes released an online film, which featured its co-founder and rally/viral video star Ken Block, showing off the Worlds Fastest Snow Cat...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki's 2010 Kizashi Will Start under $19,000

This Japanese midsize-sedan is just about to hit showrooms and we now have concrete pricing numbers. Although its being marketed as a cost-effective econo-sedan, the Suzuki Kizashi will offer style, performance and even an optional luxury package, at a price and time that most automakers had not...Read More»

Supermodel Elle MacPherson with Fiat 500C in London
Fiat's Special Edition 500s: Economical and Mad

Small and sporty, cute and cuddly, smart and retro. It may not look like that big of a deal, but the Fiat 500 is set to invade the US shores over the next year or so. Now you could compare that to a fight between a small boy and a towering, nasty giant, but arm this boy with a shield and a sling...Read More»

Evo MR in the snow
Advanced Winter Driving: How To Control A Slide

If there is one thing about winter, it is this: it presents drivers with a unique set of driving requirements that can put any driver to the test. For example, if it's early in the morning and you've just had some freezing precipitation and it is still dark you may find yourself on black ice. This...Read More»

winter driving
Safe Winter Driving Requires Slowing Down and Allowing More Distance

If there is one thing that can be said about winter driving it is this, it's not summer driving. That might sound funny but when you think about it, it's a very true statement, especially when the first snowflakes of winter are beginning to dust the ground. Drivers everywhere just continue to drive...Read More»

Plymouth logo
Muscle Car Flashback: The 1970 Plymouth Duster

With all of the recent merging and downturns for the Chrysler Motor Company, its time we looked back to the glory days of this once prominent automaker. It was 1970 in Detroit when the guys at Chrysler decided to restyle and rebadge the Plymouth Valiant into a lightweight, semi-fastback compact...Read More»

2007 Dodge Caravan 4-door Wagon SE *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
Ten Worst Car Features of All Time

This is not really an "all times" list as I can't be sure what gizmos might have been around many years ago in the dawn of the auto, but let's say these were noteworthy in the last several decades. This is sort of personal. I am sure that some of these things have or had their fans, after all they...Read More»

Audi 5000 by Flickr user Mark.Mitchell.Brown
Runaway Cars: The Notorious Audi 5000

Have you ever wondered why you have to depress the brake pedal in most modern automatic cars in order to change gears?            Back in the 1980s a scandal alleged that the Audi 5000 sedan had a defect under the hood that caused the car to run away under its own power. Other cars...Read More»

Treasure in your Trunk: What Everyone Should Keep in Their Car

If there's one book that has likely been read by nearly everyone it's Robert Louis Stevenson's 'Treasure Island', a tale of a marooned cabin boy, pirates, gold and all sorts of excitement. It's a great story but did you know you that you may have some treasure right in your own car that you may not...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Why The Hyundai Elantra Touring's $1800 "Price Decrease" Is a Total Misnomer

A price decrease happens goods or services are offered for a new, lower price. It is not a price decrease, however, when you strip all of the quality plastic, fabric and sound deadening out of a small car and then remove some many bits of content that it becomes an entirely new car. The Hyundai...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
New Volkswagen GTI: Minor Improvements, Major Results

Sporting a Scirocco-like fascia and red-trimmed grille (paying homage to the original), the Mark VI Volkswagen GTI is showing up in showrooms and motorways across the country. This sixth installment of the original hot-hatch is loaded with subtle enhancements, making it the best version weve seen...Read More»

wald nissan gt r 2009 tokyo auto salon 012
Controlling a Rear-Wheel Drive in the Winter

It is no secret that different types of automobiles handle and perform differently in winter conditions. Whether you have a car, truck, van or SUV, the characteristics and limitations of the vehicle will always vary. One of the biggest factors to snow-handling is the drive- train outlay that your...Read More»

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer
The New Mitsubishi Lancer Evo MR - The Sensible Evo?

The newest lineup of Mitsubishi's Lancer models are starting to hit dealerships worldwide and now we've got details on the granddaddy of them all, the Evolution MR Touring. It has all the power, handling and aggressive characteristics as last years Evolution X (the X refers to the tenth generation)...Read More»

1997 Jeep Wrangler SE
Reasons To Buy a Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep debuted during World War II, powering over hills and rivers on battlefields across Europe. It was produced and sold to the public as the Willys Civilian Jeep or CJ model from the late 1950s through the early 1980s. It has always been an iconic symbol of freedom, adventure and the American...Read More»

1999 Volkswagen New Golf GLS
VW's Newest Hot Hatch Gets an R

One of the most anticipated cars to be seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week was the new, pepped-up Volkswagen Golf, which is being labeled the R. It is taking its place in history among the hot hatch lineup that VW has given us over the years (starting with the original Mark 1 Golf GTI). The...Read More»

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