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Cell Phone Ban, 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, 2012 Nissan Versa: Car News Headlines
Cell Phone Ban, 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1, 2012 Nissan Versa: Car News Headlines

The 2012 Nissan Versa is the least-expensive car in the U.S. at $10,990. [FamilyCarGuide] Ford is the first automaker to support the cell phone ban. [TheCarConnection] The 2012 Chevy Camaro ZL1 may be rated at over 570 horsepower. [MotorAuthority] General Motors has chosen a manufacturer for the...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class
2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV Gets Ready to Hit the Road

Looking for a luxury mid-size SUV with plenty of power, loads of safety features and the Mercedes-Benz name? Check out the completely redesigned third-generation 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class SUV, ready to hit the road in the U.S. in September. Two models of the five-passenger 2012 M-Class SUV will be...Read More»

2012 Lincoln MKT
Lincoln Drops Price on 2012 MKT Crossover, Simplifies Ordering

Focusing on its fuel-efficient leaders seems to be Lincoln’s strategy—made all the more evident by its latest announcement to drop the price on the upper-level trim of the 2012 MKT luxury family crossover and simplifying ordering by dropping two-thirds of the combinations. It’s no...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKT
2012 Lincoln MKT Price Cut, Ordering Simplified

It’s no secret that the current Lincoln MKT is the worst-selling vehicle in Lincoln’s product catalog. Through June, the automaker moved just 2,507 units, an average of less than 418 units per month. Worse, sales in 2011 are down nearly 37 percent compared to sales in 2010, which are...Read More»

2013 Infiniti JX Concept teaser
Future Family Cars: 2013 Infiniti JX Concept

Families looking for more choice in a luxury seven-passenger crossover only have until next spring to wait. That’s when the new 2013 Infiniti JX goes on sale. The automaker released the first real image of the luxury crossover today – timed to emphasize the vehicle’s...Read More»

YouGov Impression scores for International, Domestic, Mid-Market, and Luxury cars, May & June 2011
Study: Detroit's Image Dinged, Foreign & Luxury Autos Shine

Last week, we reported on June auto sales stats, which showed big gains for America's Big Three, as well as for German and Korean marques. But a new survey from YouGov hints that Detroit's triumphs may be short-lived if automakers don't begin to address some serious image problems. YouGov is a...Read More»

Porsche prototype testing, from the Porsche Facebook page
Porsche Creates Controversy With New Facebook Photo

Art students learn that good work is about contrast. Black and white, filigree and shadow, weight and airiness: look at your favorite paintings and photographs, and you'll find that most rely on some kind of tension. Porsche is pushing that tension in a new photo posted to its Facebook page -- and...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 xDrive
2012 BMW X5: Recall Alert

BMW has announced the recall of some of its 2012 X5 xDrive35d models, manufactured from March 31, 2011 through May 19, 2011. Some 923 of the utes may have been built with a faulty power steering belt tensioner. The welds used in forming the tensioner can crack over time, leading to a failure of the...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
2011 Saab 9-5: Top Safety Pick, Class-Leading Roof Rating

The 2011 Saab 9-5 might be relatively rare on U.S. highways, as it's been plagued by production issues related to Saab's financial difficulties and change of ownership. But it went on sale months ago—and now it's been thoroughly crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC60 Adventure
2011 Volvo XC60: A Not-So Quick Drive

Volvos are known for safety, but the Swedish automaker's also trying to build a reputation for its all-weather, all-activity vehicles--the XC range of crossovers. Earlier this month, I rode along in a pack of XC60 and XC70 wagons throughout the desert southwest, on a 900-mile quest from San...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
Recall Alert: 2012 Volvo S60

On June 3, 2011, Volvo issued a recall on upwards of 448 of its 2012 S60. Volvo issued this recall due to an issue in the vehicle’s fuel delivery system. The recall documentation states that 2012 S60s manufactured from January 2011 to January 28, 2011 are affected. The issue is that Volvo...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60: Recall Alert

Consumers who purchased certain 2012 Volvo S60 models (manufactured from November 18, 2010 through May 5, 2011) may be getting a notice from Volvo to bring their cars in to fix a possible fuel pump software problem. Summarizing the problem, the software for the fuel pump units may not be compatible...Read More»

audi q7 coastline04
Which Defines Luxury, Audi or Lexus? #YouTellUs

Lexus tells us that it is in the pursuit of perfection. Audi approaches luxury with a progressive mindset. Two big entries into the luxury car class, but which is the winner? So today we want to ask which defines luxury. Audi makes some really nice vehicles. The new A7 is just gorgeous and the A8...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins here and there by snapping up huge lots. Of course, car companies do have their buyers negotiate the best deals possible with...Read More»

2009 Mercedes-Benz R Class
Mercedes R-Class vs. BMW 5 GT: And the Biggest Loser Is...

Having succumbed to too much food and drink recently, I thought I could become a candidate for The Biggest Loser, the TV show that challenges a group of overweight people to drop pounds in a Survivor-like blend of tasks and contests. Just as I had that thought, a Mercedes R-Class passed me on the...Read More»

2011 Volvo XC90 FWD 4-door I6 Angular Front Exterior View
Recall Alert: 2010 - 2011 Volvo XC90

Volvo has issued a recall for up to 350 vehicles. This recall affects 2010 and 2011 Volvo XC90s with a manufacture date between January 29, 2010 and August 16, 2010. The recall documentation states that the power steering hose connecting to the steering gear valve housing could begin leaking. This...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Genesis
All-Wheel Drive Hyundai Genesis? Not Until Next-Gen 2014

Striving to be a luxury automaker for its top-end models – and doing rather well at it, we might say – it looks like Korean automaker Hyundai won’t be offering an all-wheel drive version of the Genesis luxury sedan until the next generation model. According to a report in Car and...Read More»

2011 Lincoln MKX FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Lincoln MKX Is a Top Safety Pick

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has kind words for the 2011 Lincoln MKX today, calling it a Top Safety Pick. The Top Safety Pick award goes to vehicles that earn "good" ratings in the insurance industry-funded group's own crash tests. The award only goes to vehicles that have...Read More»

2003 Audi RS6
Recall Alert: 2003 Audi RS6

Audi has issued a recall on its 450-horsepower, V-8 powered 2003 Audi RS6. The recall affects up to 5,992 vehicles. Audi issued the recall due to a faulty fuel tank. The recall documentation states that the plastic material in the fuel tank rollover valve combined with the bending stress from the...Read More»

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