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The Six Passenger Mazda5: Family-friendly Whether New or Used
The Six Passenger Mazda5: Family-friendly Whether New or Used

Way back in the 1990's, Honda debuted a minivan in the U.S. that turned out to be 10 years too early in release.  Honda's first-gen Odyssey van was a friendly, six seat runabout that was more than willing to serve the needs of families from 3 to 6 members.  The four cylinder Accord engine was...Read More»

2009 mitsubishi lancer ralliart motorauthority 007
Buying a Car? Check With Your Bank!

I've been shopping for a new or a slightly used car lately, because I need one. I've been to dealerships, and I've also been to my bank to see where I can get the best deal. While on this cycle, I discovered something I think others should know about, if they don't already. Now, we all see...Read More»

1997 Ford F-350
Most and Least Stolen Cars in the U.S.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), the 1995 Honda Civic is currently the number one stolen vehicle in America. Russ Rader, a spokesperson for the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), disagrees. Todays car thief isnt interested in smaller, older cars. Todays car thief is on the...Read More»

2009 Suzuki SX4 Man
Test Drive: 2009 Suzuki SX4 Crossover

Can a company that started out making tools for the ancient art of weaving create a fun and practical car? The SX4 Crossover doesn't really offer a ton of differenitation in design.  For a crossover it looks small in comparison to other crossovers like the Ford Flex, if anything it looks more like...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG
2010 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG Gets 7-Speed MCT From SL

Mercedes will be unveiling the high-performance AMG version of its E-Class sedan, the 2010 E63 AMG, at the New York Auto Show next week. They claim its performance, handling, and technology will closely mirror the SL63 AMG Roadster when it goes on sale this November at U.S. dealerships. In addition...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima
Driven: 2009 Nissan Maxima SV. 4DSC Faith No More.

After some city commuting and a weekend road trip in Nissan's 2009 Maxima SV, we're sad to report that the sedan has lost direction and purpose. For one, it starts at over $10,000 more than the Nissan Altima with which it shares a front-wheel drive platform and V-6 engine. As such, it has an...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Hamsters Abandon Wheels For Kia Soul's 'New Way To Roll' Ad

It's drive day for the 2010 Kia Soul in Miami, Florida. They're attempting to convince us that the new five-passenger hatch "playfully stands out in a sea of sameness," and isn't just another little crossover commuter ant. Helping them get their point across is a trio of impressive CG hamsters...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
2010 Kia Soul, 'A New Way To Roll,' Starts At $13,300

As Scion's edginess ebbs, Kia is moving in for the kill with the five-passenger Soul, on sale now at Kia dealerships across the U.S. The base five-door, five-passenger Soul will begin at $13,300, moving to $14,950 for the Soul+, and $16,950 for both the Soul! and Soul sport. Gr8 model names...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz SLK 2LOOK
Mercedes-Benz SLK '2LOOK' Edition Says Opposites Attract

Opposites attract. So sang Paula Abdul back before she was reduced to incoherent babbling on American Idol and drunk appearances on morning news shows. Mercedes agrees with the 80s pop icon, but they're talking specifically about the colors black and white, the only colors applied to every inch of...Read More»

BMW Vision EfficientDynamics tech
2008 BMW X5 EfficientDynamics Concept

Hybrid-electric technology, with a modern, clean-diesel engine, really makes a lot of sense for U.S. driving. Diesel engines are at their best in steady-state highway cruising, while hybrid componentry greatly improves efficiency in start-and-stop congestion. Now BMW is bringing out a vehicle that...Read More»

2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept
2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept

2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept - more photos At the 2008 Detroit auto show, Chrysler rolled out three concepts, each pairing exciting design and glimpse-of-the-future features with environmental friendliness. All three deliver power through an electric motor system and advanced...Read More»

2008 Dodge Zeo Concept
2008 Dodge ZEO Concept

Chrysler rolled out three concepts at the 2008 Detroit auto show, each pairing exciting design and glimpse-of-the-future features with environmental friendliness. All three deliver power through an electric motor system and advanced, yet-to-be-developed lithium-ion battery pack, but each model has...Read More»

2008 Cadillac CTS Coupe Concept
2008 Cadillac CT Coupe Concept

Cadillac's award-winning CTS sedan will likely get a coupe companion in mid-2008, and the two-door version of the luxury four-door has been previewed at the 2008 Detroit auto show in the form of the CT Coupe Concept. The CT is the latest iteration of the Cadillac "Art & Science" design theme...Read More»

2008 Cadillac Provoq Concept,  Detroit Auto Show
2008 Cadillac Provoq Concept

Cadillac's Provoq hydrogen fuel-cell powered concept goes on display next week at the 2008 Detroit auto show, as General Motors mounts a systemic blitz of PR ranging from the introduction of the Provoq and and Saturn Vue 2 Mode Hybrid, to the perhaps somewhat less earth-friendly Corvette ZR1. The...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK Freeside Concept
2008 Mercedes-Benz Vision GLK FREESIDE Concept

After months of spy photos and speculation, Mercedes-Benz will unveil its new compact SUV at the Detroit auto show. Dubbed the GLK, the new ute will get its world debut as a thinly disguised concept wearing the “Freeside” badge. The GLK slots beneath the classic G-Class Benz ute, the large...Read More»

2008 Chrysler ecoVoyager Concept
Chrysler’s ’08 Detroit Concepts Go Hybrid

Chrysler has provided an advance preview of its three concept cars for theDetroit show, about seven weeks in advance of the preview days when they’ll be formally revealed to the press. But we can understand why they’re quick on the trigger; if these concepts are any indication, the automaker...Read More»

2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept
2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro Concept

It’s not the production version of the new Q5 small SUV — that likely awaits a Geneva motor show introduction next year — but Audi’s new Cross Cabriolet quattro concept carries some hints as to what the Q5 will do and look like when it bows next year. The Cross Cabriolet quattro concept...Read More»

2007 Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Concept
2007 Mitsubishi iMiEV Sport Concept

by Ken Zino A long time ago, when Chrysler was more of a force in the market, it promoted a line of full-size sedan as having a cab-forward look. Now comes the real thing: The iMiEV Sport electric car moves the two front passengers forward to accommodate high capacity lithium-ion battery packs...Read More»

2007 Toyota iReal Concept
2007 Toyota iReal Concept

First came the i-Unit then the i-Swing, and at the Tokyo Motor Show Toyota unveiled its third-generation personal mobility machine. Called the iReal, it has three wheels, two at the front and one at the back. In low-speed mode it uses electric motors to shorten its wheelbase and allow easier...Read More»

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