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A Million Miles, Fifteen Years And A Honda Accord
A Million Miles, Fifteen Years And A Honda Accord

The average American driver racks up 13,476 miles per year on their odometer. That makes “Million-Mile” Joe, of Norway, Maine, well above average; Joe has accumulated nearly one million miles on his 1990 Honda Accord over the last fifteen years. That works out to be nearly 4,700 miles...Read More»

General Motors employee appearing in "It Gets Better" video against bullying of LGBT youth
GM Employees Make 'It Gets Better' Video For LGBTQ Youth

Last September, the suicides and vicious bullying of half a dozen gay teenagers made national headlines. It led columnist Dan Savage to found the It Gets Better Project, a series of videos aimed at convincing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer teenagers that despite bullying and worse...Read More»

Lexus 'Engineering Amazing' commercial
Is Lexus Reinventing Itself? Discuss.

By now, you've probably seen the first of Lexus' new commercials -- the ones with the tagline "Engineering Amazing" -- but for those who spend less time on the sofa than we do, have a look: When we first saw that clip, we were a little curious. The Lexus we used to know was all about style and...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
DeLorean, Knight Rider, Beer: A Recipe For Awesome

Australia is a place far away from where I live, a place where I am told beer and the beech are a religion, high-powered cars are well loved, Mad Max movies are considered high art, and Australian Rules Football is seen as a peaceful, collegial sport. Whether you agree with those assertions or not...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Volvo Researches ‘Road Train’ Software Technology For Future Hands-Free Driving

An intriguing story out of Fast Company really got us thinking: Could U.S. drivers one day (in the rather distant future) be convinced to join a “road train” and engage in truly hands-free driving? The concept is more than just a fantasy. Volvo is already hard at work developing...Read More»

BMW X5 Parking Fail
What's Your Worst Parking Lot Incident? #YouTellUs [NSFW]

We have an epidemic on our hands: bad driving in parking lots. People seem to either drive too fast, fail to let people back out of spaces safely, or maybe they just think their big bad Suburban can fit in the same spot as that hot MINI Cooper S. Things have gotten even worse with the popularity of...Read More»

Gettin' real in the Whole Foods parking lot. Image: Fog and Smog Films
Getting Real With A Toyota Prius In The Whole Foods Parking Lot

Times have changed in the Gangsta’s Paradise we call Los Angeles. Where it used to be all about rolling in your slammed ’64 Impala and busting caps from your AK, today it’s more about rolling in your Prius, popping down to Whole Foods for a bag of Blazing Wasabi snack mix and a...Read More»

Pixar Cars Hudson
Cars 2: There Will Be More Cars

The car, as we all know, is the greatest invention ever. It has been praised in print, music, on the web and particularly in film. There have been so many movies about cars that it’s hard to pick one that has had the most influence on viewers, but you can gauge which movie about cars has a)...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal 4-door Sedan Turbo Premium 2 Steering Wheel
How Do You Sell Sexy? If You Know, Tell Buick

My cousin, a thirty-something up-and-comer, was looking for a new car. Not too fancy, but not too pedestrian, something that wasn’t a fuel pig, yet had lots of toys and bells and whistles. He does a fair bit of driving every year and likes comfort, decent performance, reliability, and just a...Read More»

Dr. Dre promoting the Powered By Dr. Dre sound system for the new 2012 Chrysler 300
2012 Chrysler 300S Gets A Famous Driver In New Ad--Dr. Dre

Motown and the Motor City take a flyover to L.A. in Chrysler’s new commercial for the 2012 Chrysler 300S--featuring Dr. Dre cruising around the City of Angels in the luxury sedan that's “Imported from Detroit.” In this "Good Things" spot, the background music is a Dre...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
What Sound Does a Lexus CT 200h Make? Ask Ben

Some time ago I commented on an ad for the Lexus CT 200h and pointed out how it used music to convey the car’s message of clean and exciting fun. It was one in a long series of Lexus ads that used music and sound to define the brand. Music is one of the few things in life that humans are...Read More»

Texting while driving
Will Facebook In Cars Become Illegal?

The government is flexing its regulatory muscle again, and this time it's against social media on the road. While car manufacturers are looking for more ways to integrate technology, like Ford SYNC to monitor your vitals, they are coming under fire from the federal level to minimize gadgetry...Read More»

2011 Subaru Legacy
Subaru Legacy Is All About the Details, And Love: Video

My barber, a genuine Italian gentleman, who also speaks English, French, Arabic, and Yiddish with a lovely Italian accent, and who deeply cherishes almost all things Italian, drives a Subaru Legacy. This is a man who cares about every hair on my head and makes sure with exacting scissors and deftly...Read More»

Dog driving a car
Some Dogs Drive Better Than Humans [Video]

Have you ever seen the guy who just goes flying over speed bumps in the parking lots? Well this video goes to show that some dogs can drive better than some humans. Notice how the dog slows down for the speed bump? We also noticed it keeps its eyes on the road, except for when turning to look at...Read More»

Dog driving a car
Tired Of Hearing About Anthony #Weiner? Here's A Dog Driving A Car

Now that Twitter's exploding with the latest installment of Anthony Weiner's unfortunate social-media escapade, we knew you'd need a late-afternoon break. Here's a dog driving a car. We'd call it ghost-riding, but he's more clearly in control of the vehicle than some auto journalists we could name...Read More»

Sarah Palin speaking about Subaru drivers in Searchlight, Nevada, on March 27, 2010
Paul Revere's New Ride: What Would He Drive Today To Warn Them British? #YouTellUs

Last week Sarah Palin brought Paul Revere into the spotlight with a brief history lesson that left some critics puzzled. While her American history may be a bit off, Palin did make us wonder--what would Paul Revere drive today to warn them British? We know there's already a vehicle perfect for the...Read More»

Sarah Palin speaking about Subaru drivers in Searchlight, Nevada, on March 27, 2010
Sarah Palin Calls To End Ethanol Subsidies: No More Drunk Cars

Is Sarah Palin a serious political contender, a wacky wildcard, or just vying for more limelight? Again, it depends who you ask. Now, Palin—who has so far been phenomenally popular with some subsets of Heartland voters, as well as those in rural communities—has done what some might...Read More»

Project Ignition
Project Ignition: Teen Drivers Go Peer To Peer For Safety

Judging by headlines and statistics, you’d think the majority of teenage drivers engage in risky behavior behind the wheel. But Project Ignition, which just announced the top ten teen driver safety campaigns for 2010-2011, is out to prove otherwise. Project Ignition is a teen driver safety...Read More»

Mitt Romney
Mitt Romney, Are You Listening? For 2012, Dust Off The AMX

Republicans right and right are tossing their hats into the ring for the 2012 presidential election, but none are more intimately connected with the auto industry than Willard Mitt Romney. Given his family history in the auto industry and in Michigan, it's almost shocking that Romney stands almost...Read More»

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