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Clueless Descriptors

Q--What do all those letters like GLX, GTI, GSR, SLX, and GT all mean? I hear people use these terms loosely and I haven't a clue. A--GTO and GT are European racing classifications. The Italian term, gran turismo omologato, refers to the Grand Touring class homologated. (Homologated means approved...

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2006 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

2006 Volkswagen Jetta

Jetta Introduced at mid-year 2005, an all-new Jetta is larger than before with more refined styling inside and out, highlighted by a new and bolder front-end treatment. The... read more July 22, 2007 by  0

2004 Ford Freestar - front

2006 Ford Freestar

(2004 model shown) Freestar Ford's front-drive minivan offers a simplified series lineup for 2006, now including SE, SEL, and Limited models; its front door panels have been... read more July 18, 2007 by  0

2006 Honda Civic Si

2006 Honda Civic

Civic Honda's front-drive compacts get a makeover for 2006 with fresh styling inside and out. Coupe and sedan models continue in the line, with each offering varying degrees... read more July 18, 2007 by  0

2006 Nissan Frontier LE King Cab V6 Auto 2WD Grille

2006 Nissan Frontier: Dual Exhausts

Q--I am considering putting true dual exhausts on my 2006 Nissan Frontier 4.0, V-6 but I was told that I would lose some torque. I always thought that putting dual exhausts... read more July 12, 2007 by  0

2006 BMW 3-Series 325i 4-door Sedan RWD Door Controls

2006 BMW 330i: Should I Change My Transmission Fluid?

Q--My 2006 BMW 330i says that it has “lifetime automatic transmission fluid” that never needs to be changed. I’ve read some discussion by representatives of Redline and... read more April 22, 2007 by  0

2005 Toyota Prius

Prius Versus HUMMER: Exploding the Myth

DISCUSS: Which one's greener? Over the past year, there has been an explosion of stories raising questions about the real environmental cost of hybrids. One of the most... read more April 16, 2007 by  24

President Bush 2007

Saturn Aura Green Line Under $23K

President Bush visited the plant where the Aura is manufactured in Fairfax, Kan. , yesterday to promote his energy-saving initiatives. Saturn’s Aura Green Line hybrid will... read more March 20, 2007 by  0

2007 Honda Ridgeline

Honda Recalls 165,000 Vehicles

Honda will recall 165,000 vehicles from the 2005-2006 model years for a potential problem with engine stalling. According to the recall notice from the National Highway... read more March 19, 2007 by  0

2007 Hyundai Azera

Hyundai Azera Gets New Base Model

Hyundai is fine-tuning its Azera sedan lineup by adding a new model with a smaller V-6 engine and a lower base price. The new Azera GLS model comes with a 234-horsepower... read more March 19, 2007 by  0

2008 Ford Five Hundred

Detroit’s Reclaiming Names – But Why?

by Kate McLeod Shakespeare was right when he gave Juliet the line, “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet . . .” Sure... read more March 14, 2007 by  0

Elaine Haessner and Jim Dunne 2006

TCC Wins IAMA Awards

Drum roll, please. As the envelope rips open, is called to the stage. Repeatedly. Your favorite automotive site has won an assortment of honors in the... read more January 30, 2007 by  0

76 Logo

Collectors Want Phillips’ “76” Balls

Honest to Pete, we’ll try to avoid double entendres in reporting this story. As a result of numerous mergers, takeovers, buyouts, IPOs, and other Wall Street manipulations... read more January 21, 2007 by  0

2007 Barrett-Jackson

At the Barrett-Jackson Auction

Miss a year or so and you likely won’t even recognize the Barrett-Jackson. The main tent, this year, was big enough to house a 747 jumbo jet with plenty of room to spare... read more January 21, 2007 by  0

2006 Honda Accord Sedan EX AT Trunk

2006 Honda Accord: Switching Oil

Q--I have some 10W-30 and 10W-40 oil that I had purchased for an older car. I sold the older car and now have two Camrys that call for 5W-20 oil. Also, my son just purchased... read more January 19, 2007 by  0

2006 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan 4-door 2.5L Auto Angular Rear Exterior View

2006 Volkswagen Jetta: Brake Fluid Replacement

Q--I recently purchased a 2006 Volkswagen Jetta, with a five-cylinder, 2.5-liter engine. The owner's manual states that the brake fluid must be replaced every two years... read more January 11, 2007 by  0


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