VW's Newest Hot Hatch Gets an R
VW's Newest Hot Hatch Gets an R

One of the most anticipated cars to be seen at the Frankfurt Auto Show this week was the new, pepped-up Volkswagen Golf, which is being labeled the R. It is taking its place in history among the hot hatch lineup that VW has given us over the years (starting with the original Mark 1 Golf GTI). The...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
Honda, Toyota and Nissan To Offer New Models in 2011: 'Year of the Minivan'

Minivans are much like the late, great Rodney Dangerfield: They get no respect. Commercials make fun of them and crossover buyers shun them. View this photo gallery of minivan goodness below this post. Automotive News writer, John Teahen, Jr. recently had this to say about minivans, "Minivans had...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
Car Review: 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI

Hybrid or diesel? For car buyers seeking the highest possible fuel economy, this is one of the most basic questions that must be asked. Both powertrains offer higher mpg ratings and fuel-tank ranges than conventional gasoline engines. Of course, both also offer different driving experiences...Read More»

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Tips To Help You Buy a Car Off the Lot

I recently did what few of us get excited about; went car shopping. During the experience I remembered to do a few things that helped me out and of course forgot a few things that almost derailed the experience. 1. Have a Plan: The last thing you want to do is go to look at Sedans and end up test...Read More»

2000 Dodge Intrepid Base
Driving an Older Car: The Dodge 2000 Intrepid

I drive a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. Why dont I drive a new car, or at least one that is not 10 years old? First of all, I am on a fixed income. I cannot afford a car payment, and I cant afford the comprehensive insurance that you need to carry with a new car that you're financing. That is just one...Read More»

2008 Chrysler Sebring 2-door Convertible Touring FWD Side Exterior View
Five New Cars To Avoid at All Costs

It appears that the cash for clunkers program is a big hit with new car buyers and dealerships are finally seeing an uptick in showroom traffic. For most consumers this will end up being a very good thing because most new cars are incredibly reliable and fuel efficient. But that is not true of...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
The 2009 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV - A True SUV Bargain

Hyundai Santa Fe SEMPG Rating: 17 city/24 highway Price: starting at $22,295 after rebates Engine: 242 horsepower V6 engine There is a less expensive GLS version of the Santa Fe but it comes with an ancient and underpowered 2.7 liter V6 that makes more wheezing noises than your Uncle Phil with...Read More»

Autloc Smoke Screen and Flame Thrower Kits at SEMA
Aftermarket Accessories We Really Want: Flamethrower

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. We've often dreamed about having a flamethrower on our car--you know, getting all Mad Max when you're ahead of us driving 15 mph slower than the speed limit while you're texting or something--but we never dreamed it was actually possible. To the rescue...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
The 2010 VW Jetta TDI Sportwagen

You say that you want a vehicle that is fuel efficient, inexpensive to operate, has a huge cargo area and is environmentally sound then might I recommend one that quite possibly might also never depreciate? For  years, VW has quietly imported small numbers of TDI models into the United States and...Read More»

2009 Mazda MAZDA5
2009 Mazda Mazda5 Sport Review

Probably one of the most overlooked vehicles out there, the Mazda5 is a diamond in a sea of coal. With six passenger seating...and yes, the third row is better for the youngsters, but I have sat in it (with my six foot XXL frame) for over an hour long trip and didn't get cramped up. The middle row...Read More»

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Most Expensive Places to Own A Car in the U.S.

If you think buying gas is the biggest expense associated with owning a car, think again. Auto insurance is the most expensive aspect of owning a vehicle and unfortunately, drivers in some states will pay hundreds, if not thousands more than drivers in other states. Even worse is, where you live in...Read More»

2007 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback R LL Bean
2007 Subaru Outback Wagon With Automatic and OE Navigation System

1 1/2 years ago my Mom bought a 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon.  My Mom bought the Outback with most of the extras that Subaru offers for the Wagon.   My Mom's Outback came with A/C, automatic, power windows, power steering, power brakes, roof rack, ABS, traction stability control, side...Read More»

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Least Expensive Places to Own A Car in the U.S.

Where you live can be the difference between paying $869 for auto insurance and $5,000 or more for insurance. While auto insurance companies also consider age, driving record, and usage, where you live is one of the biggest factors insurance companies consider when determining rates. Several major...Read More»

Test Drive: Volkswagen Jetta TDI

With everyone today concerned with global warming and the environment one of the greenest decisions you can make is to buy a diesel.  The cars are enjoying a resurgence as customers look for better alternatives given gas prices. Diesel?  Yes, diesel. The TDI engine gets great gas mileage, and is...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Santa Fe GLS
Hyundai Gas Lock Delivers $1.49 Gas For New Buyers

In case you've been trapped in a cubicle for the past few months, it's summer again, and that means gas prices are making their march back up toward their peak. While fears of $4 per gallon gas aren't prominent - yet - Hyundai is pre-empting the rise with a promise of $1.49 gas for a full year, or...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S
Audi Says Diesel Isn't a Dirty Word for Familes to Fear

Diesel equals smelly and dirty, right? Wrong! GreenCarReports.com highlights this with more information on how far diesel cars have come. More than half the cars in Europe are powered by diesel fuel. Why? Because diesel can be made from oil other than light, sweet crude, we don't have to work quite...Read More»

Barack Obama
Obama's Plan: Who's Saving Whom From What?

  GreenCarReports.com, a partner site to TheCarConnection, carried this story yesterday regarding the new federal economy standards. Editor-in-Chief John Voelcker cleaved through much of the rhetoric to highlight some important points overlooked by many media outlets. Namely; - That California...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI
So What Will Those 42-MPG Cars Actually Look Like? (Hint: Not Golf Carts)

No, we won't all be driving golf carts. We won't all have to drive a truncated 2009 Toyota Yaris either. Relax and chill, folks. Let's do a little reality-based projecting on what 2016 might look like. In 2016, the new mileage and emissions rules announced today by the Obama administration require...Read More»

2007 Mercedes-Benz F700 Concept
Engines Will Shrink For Fuel Efficiency, But You'll Pay More For Less

It's long been tradition that big cars have big engines. But fuel-economy standards (in the US) and carbon emissions limits (in Europe) mean that even the big cars of tomorrow will have to use far less gasoline than they do today. One way they'll get there is by radically downsizing the engines...Read More»

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