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Electric Cars Are Inevitable, Might As Well Make Them Fun
Electric Cars Are Inevitable, Might As Well Make Them Fun

Automotive industry like it or not is going to use new energy source. And it's not only automotive industry but all the industries and all the people really. It is the only way to go. Our energy sources are becoming scarce. You might think: "Well there is nothing new there". But that's not what I...Read More»

2009 Saab 9-3
Breaking: GM Sells Key Saab Assets To Beijing Auto

When Saab's sale to Koenigsegg flamed out in late November, many presumed it was the end of the line for the brand, much as Penske's withdrawal spelled the end for Saturn. It now looks like those pessimists may not have been far from the mark but there is some hope for the brand in the form of...Read More»

2008 Toyota Prius 5dr HB Base (Natl) Side Exterior View
Battery Performance: as Temperature Drops, Battery Performance Slides

One thing that you find interesting as you read blog posts about hybrid cars and battery technology is the amount of information that the average car owner does not have much knowledge when it comes batteries and battery technology. Indeed, it seems that people seem to take their car batteries for...Read More»

Dacia Duster SUV
Report: Renault Considering U.S. Return As Budget Brand

Renault bosses have hinted at a possible return to the U.S. market as the French automaker contends with one of the worst sales slumps in its history. Renault’s market share in Western Europe has dropped to just over 7% from the highs of 9.7% in 2005 when current CEO Carlson Ghosn stepped in...Read More»

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Study: White's Top Here, But Elsewhere Other Colors Rule

Its funny that some things you take for granted in the good old U.S. of A. aren't necessarily true for the rest of the world. For example, DuPont recently released its list of most popular car colors for the American car market and the leading color, as it has been for years, is white, but not by...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid
VW Buys Into Suzuki, Kelley And J.D. Power Results: Today At High Gear Media

The big news in the industry today is Volkswagen's purchase of a 19.9 percent stake in Suzuki. The primary avenue for benefit to the German carmaker is access to Suzuki's low-cost small car production. Suzuki obviously benefits with access to VW's repository of engines, platforms and technologies...Read More»

1997 Chevrolet Suburban
Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Problems - Pt. 3

Normal Process Raises Battery Concern Question 1 For the first time since I have owned my car, I checked the battery water level. My battery is three years old. When I removed the caps from the battery, I found three of the six cells had hard crystals at the bottom of the openings. I did some...Read More»

1997 Toyota Corolla DX
Car Recalls: It's Important for an Owner To Keep up

Theres a problem with the current way the public perceives and handles auto safety recalls that puts people in real danger. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) as many as 25 percent of car owners whose vehicles have had safety recalls have ignored the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Camry CE
NHTSA Finds Many Owners Ignoring Safety Recall Notices

Heres an interesting paradox: even as the auto industry faced a record number of 2007 recalls 712 -- the physical number of cars recalled was well down from the record number of cars recalled only three years before.  In 2004 there were 620 recalls, involving 30.8 million vehicles, according to...Read More»

Bob Lutz and 50 Cent
General Motors' New CEO Is...Bob Lutz?

Bob Lutz is a controversial guy: a slick salesman/cheerleader who can get the public riled up about a new car, but also the kind of hothead who's been known to speak before considering the consequences -- like that time he called global warming "a total crock of" hooey. (We paraphrase.) However, at...Read More»

Peugeot iON Electric
Mitsubishi, Peugeot-Citroen Consider Capital Tie-Up

Strategic partnerships are key elements in most successful business plans, and that goes double during trying economic times like these. We've seen countless alliances in the auto industry in recent years, and the next couple to hook up may be Mitsubishi Motors and PSA Peugeot-Citroen; said a...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
2011 Hyundai Sonata Released, Trips on Very Own Nose

The eagerly anticipated 2011 Hyundai Sonata was released today and the only thing that crossed my mind was, "My, what a big nose you have." I may have even cocked my head a bit to the side to see if there were any unfortunate hairs leftover from what must have been a perfunctory trip to use the...Read More»

Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models
Volkswagen Up! Light Concept Hints At Future Hybrid Models

At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Volkswagen revealed an all-new concept car, called the Up! Lite, that demonstrates a new focus on fuel-efficiency and hybrids by getting straight to numbers; its carbon-dioxide emissions are just 65 grams per mile and at 70 mpg, it's the most fuel-efficient...Read More»

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BAIC Wanting A Foothold In The West, Now Turns To Saab

Last week, when we reported on the Koenigsegg Group's failed attempt to purchase Saab from GM, we mentioned that a member of that group -- Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) -- might make its own bid for the troubled Swedish brand. That was an educated guess, based largely on the fact...Read More»

Honda Dealership
Buying a Car and 'Beating the Salesman': The Dealer's Perspective

Most days we surf the automotive websites looking for items that might spark a little inspiration, something that might be a little different; something that will help you out. Today, indeed, it looked as if we found one over at AOL Autos, one of whose auto correspondents, Mike Royce, is...Read More»

2009 Honda Accord Sdn EX
Buying a Car: the End of the Month Is the Right Time

Believe it or not there are secrets that the auto industry wants its customers to know about, but really never goes out of its way to tell them that the industry would like them to know about them. The first is simply this: if you are looking for the best deal on a car, wait until the end of the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Will There Only Be Seven Auto Manufacturers in Five Years?

Sergio Marchionne, CEO of Fiat and supposed savior of Chrysler, once said that he bought the beleaguered manufacturer because the Italian automaker need to manufacture over 3 million cars a year to survive. What he said next sent chills throughout the entire auto industry. He predicted that within...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
The 2010 Dodge Ram is the Big Bruiser of Full Size Pickups

Goodness gracious this puppy is huge. Its the 2010 Dodge Ram and boy does it look like one angry dog! With a recent roof to ground redesign, the Dodge Ram has truly undergone a quality transformation. It also now has some of the coolest toys available on full size pickups anywhere. Who thought...Read More»

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How a Sex Goddess Changed the Auto Industry

The Mansfield Bar If you're around the same vintage as I am (59) you probably remember Jayne Mansfield or at least heard about her.    I know youre probably wondering what Jayne Mansfield has to do with the automobile industry but actually, she had a lot to do with it.  Jayne was a 1950s blond...Read More»

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