Recall Alert: Toyota Begins Floor-mat Fix
Recall Alert: Toyota Begins Floor-mat Fix

Toyota's recall problems began last fall with complaints of floor mats being tangled under accelerator pedals, a scenario which could lead to unintended acceleration. After telling owners to either use zip-ties as a temporary fix or to remove the floor mats altogether while it worked on a fix...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Sedan
Advice: How to Pick the Best Family Car for You

Picking the best car for you and your family may seem like an easy task. After all, it's pretty obvious how many seats you'll need, how much towing capability--if any--and how much cargo space you'll need, right? Well, not always. Many people forget about the one constant in all our lives: Change...Read More»

2008 Chevrolet Orlando Concept
News: GM Drops Plan to Sell Orlando Crossover in the U.S.

General Motors announced today that will drop plans to sell the seven-seat 2011 Chevrolet Orlando crossover in the United States. Margaret Brooks, Chevy's product marketing director for small cars and crossovers, told Bloomberg News that the Orlando won't be coming here in an interview. "The best...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra preview
Preview: 2011 Hyundai Elantra

We've seen the future of the 2011 Hyundai Elantra, and now we're passing those details on to you. Hyundai showed off the car's South Korean relative, the Avante, at the 2010 Busan Auto Show, and much of that car previews the 2011 Elantra, which will go on sale later this year. For starters, the...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda5
Best Five Vehicles With Third-Row Seating For Under $25k

Need a few more seating spaces but have some challenging budget constraints? Pick your vehicle carefully, and you won't have pay much more at all. For under $30k there are many vehicle choices with a third row, but you even have a number of choices for less than $25k—or even, in a couple of...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
News: Sales of 2010 Lexus GX 460 Resume

A little more than a week after recalling 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUVs due to a rollover risked caused by a stability control system that appeared to be too slow to engage, Toyota has resumed sales of the GX, thanks to a software update. This all started when Consumer Reports slapped a "don't buy" label...Read More»

202 Chrysler Sebring Convertible
News: Chrysler Will Replace Sebring With Nassau

Chrysler's Sebring mid-size sedan has been the object of much derision by the automotive press over the past few years, and as the company reorganizes its product portfolio as it begins its alliance with Fiat, one important step will be to improve its offerings in the mid-size market. Changing...Read More»

2003 Toyota Sequoia
Recall Alert: 2003 Toyota Sequoia

Another day, another recall for beleaguered Toyota. This time it involves 50,000 2003 Toyota Sequoia SUVs, due to an issue with the anti-rollover software. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) opened an investigation into complaints of unexplained sudden braking or slowing 16...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt MPV5 concept, Unveiled at 2010 Beijing Motor Show
Is The Chevrolet Volt MPV5 The Family-Friendly Volt?

The hotly-anticipated 2011 Chevrolet Volt may not come in just hatchback form. According to Car and Driver, their might be several variations, including a minivan-like crossover which will likely be dubbed MPV5. The MPV5 will use the Volt's platform, but it will seat five instead of four. MPV...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Video: Revised Stability Control on 2010 Lexus GX 460

A few days after announcing a recall on its  2010 Lexus GX 460 models for a stability-control system problem that could lead to rollovers, the company now is showing its revised stability control. Toyota says that when components from the right-hand drive GX 460s were shifted to the other side of...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Five Cars For Spring and Summer Road Trips

It's driving season again,and as the weather warms up, Americans will be taking to the roads in large numbers, especially now that airlines are continuing to find more and more ways to charge passengers for the privilege of travel. Here then, is a list of five sedans, crossovers, and wagons that...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Toyota Recalls 2010 Lexus GX 460

Not long after it announced it would stop sales of the 2010 Lexus GX 460 due to a potential rollover risk, Toyota has recalled all 2010 GX 460s to address the problem. The issues stems from a stability-control system that was too slow to engage when the vehicle was tested by Consumer Reports...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
2011 Ford Fiesta Lets Sync Control Smart Phone Apps

Ford (NYSE:F) keeps moving forward with its Sync multimedia suite. The system already offers voice-activation commands for phone, audio, and navigation. Now Ford is going to give drivers even more control over their various devices. The new AppLink is a downloadable program that will allow owners...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
GM Says Saab Will Continue to Partner With OnStar

Lost in the General Motors sale of Saab to Spyker cars was OnStar's future with the brand. Any uncertainty about whether future Saabs would carry the system was settled on Friday when GM announced that an agreement has been reached that will allow Saab to continue offering OnStar. Starting with the...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Testing All SUVs for Stability Concerns

We know that Toyota halted sales of its 2010 Lexus GX 460 SUV after Consumer Reports slapped it with a "don't buy" label, and now comes news that Toyota is going to test all of its SUVs to make sure that they are not at risk of rolling over. Toyota says that no customers have experienced the...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo
BMW Bringing xDrive to 5-Series Gran Turismo and European 740d

It may be less earth-shattering than the news that BMW will produce front-wheel drive cars in the future, but the company has announced that its xDrive all-wheel drive system will be available on 2010 5-Series Gran Turismo models, regardless of engine choice, and as well on the 740d, which will...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Toyota Will Make Changes to 2010 Lexus GX 460 To Address Safety Concerns

Two days ago, news broke that Consumer Reports was taking an unusual step by putting its "don't buy" label on the 2010 Lexus GX 460 because of possible rollover concerns. Those concerns were caused by a stability-control system that CR said was too slow to intervene in cornering tests. In response...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
Lexus Stops Sales Of GX 460 SUV, After CR Warns About Rollover Risk

UPDATE: As of later in the day, April 13, the Associated Press is reporting that Toyota will temporarily stop selling the 2010 Lexus GX 460 while it conducts its own testing. For years, Toyota products earned high marks from Consumer Reports, which in turn led to a reputation for quality and...Read More»

MINI Press Conference, 2010 New York Auto Show
Amazingly for New York, Less IS More at the 2010 Auto Show

Article by Bruce Richter; photographs by Robert Didal. The 2010 New York Auto Show had several themes this year. One was the prevalance and prominence of the greenest solutions, with literally dozens of hybrid and electric vehicles, which I covered on The show's second...Read More»

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