Ten Cars of Infamy: Bonnie & Clyde's Ford V-8
Ten Cars of Infamy: Bonnie & Clyde's Ford V-8

The history of cars is full of heartwarming stories and happy endings—but just as full of dark corners, blind alleys and high-speed tragedy. Some cars have become part of our culture, because of their role in murder and mayhem. They're infamous.’s ten most infamous...Read More»

Consumer Reports Loves the Volkswagen Eos

Volkswagen's on-again, off-again love affair with Volkswagen is on again, as the German automaker's Eos convertible took the top honors int he latest Consumer Reports comparo of seven convertibles. Pitted against the likes of the BMW 328i, Saab 9-3 Convertible, Volvo C70, Pontiac G6, Mitsubishi...Read More»

Alt-Fuelers Make Big Gains

Green is growing, according to new data released today by marketing analysts at R.L. Polk. Polk says that according to its numbers, sales of alternative-fuel automobiles (AFAs) hit a record in 2007. Close to 1.8 million were sold in 2007, a 250,000-unit increase from 2006, according to R.L...Read More»

Ford Says Quality Second to None

The quality of Ford's cars and trucks equals that of Toyota and Honda -- that's the conclusion of a new report Ford is trumpeting today. The study -- the first quarter 2008 U.S. Global Quality Research System (GQRS) report -- was performed by RDA Group of Bloomfield Hills, Mich., and measured the...Read More»

The $1.35 Million Maybach

The beyond-glamorous Landaulet concept shown by Mercedes' Maybach brand earlier this year will be built. But you better have bank to line up for delivery -- the new convertible sedan will cost north of $1.35 million, according to this morning's Automotive News. The Landaulet will be a 2009 model...Read More»

Couple Sues Google...For Street View

Just when you’d thought you’d heard it all, Aaron and Christine Boring (insert bad last name pun here) are suing Google for including their house in the Google Street View service. Techcrunch reports that the Pittsburgh couple claim that Google “intentionally and/or grossly...Read More»

Volvo Teams with Pet-Safety Site

Volvo has teamed up with pet-friendly Web site BarkBuckleUP to promote in-car pet safety. Christina Selter, the founder of BarkBuckleUP, and Volvo hit the recent New York auto show armed with facts about the dangers of driving with unsecured pets. Most people buckle up in order to save lives...Read More»

Ford Gets Energy Star Rating

Ford Motor Company accepted its third Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR award this week as it continues to improve its energy efficiency at the corporate level. This year's ENERGY STAR award recognized Ford's moves to reduce the amount of energy used in manufacturing their vehicles. Ford...Read More»

VW Recalls Six Years of Passats

Passat owners, take notice: VW is recalling the mid-size model for potential problems with 1999-2005 versions. The recall of gasoline-powered Passats is voluntary, the German automaker says. Affected Passats with an automatic transmission may have an underbody heat shield, which could become...Read More»

Chevy Shows Off Cobalt SS Sedan

The 2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS sedan peeked out from under its veil of secrecy today, as GM let slip with a single shot of the new hotted-up four-door. No details were available with the photo. But earlier this year, Chevrolet released pricing info on the two-door Cobalt SS, which is priced from...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain Spied!

By the looks this latest prototype, it appears that a third variation of GM's revamped Theta platform has now begun testing. Using the process of elimination, this is most likely the GMC Terrain SUV, which will supplant the Pontiac Torrent. This new prototype wears new camouflage, completely...Read More»

2010 Aston V12 Vantage RS Spotted In the Wild

This is the real thing: the new Aston Martin V12 Vantage RS. Last week Aston confirmed that the stunning concept will go into production in the first quarter of 2009, and just two days ago we caught the test mule. Now we have snapped the real car in full glory testing as it was on the roads around...Read More»

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Seinfeld Okay After Flipping Fiat

Comedian Jerry Seinfeld is reportedly recovering from minor injuries after a rollover accident on Thursday. Seinfeld was out alone in his 1967 Fiat BTM when the brakes failed, the Associated Press reports. After swerving to avoid a more serious accident, his Fiat flipped, coming to a stop within a...Read More»

Tundra Staying in Indiana

Despite rumor to the contrary, Toyota says, the Tundra pickup will still be built in Indiana and in Texas. The Wall Street Journal reported online that the Japanese automaker was considering a consolidation of Tundra production at the new Tundra plant in San Antonio, Texas. Right now the company...Read More»

Shopping Tip: Used-Car Warning Words

I’m college-bound and car-less -- not exactly a grand combination, if you ask me. But I do have to give myself credit: I’ve been searching through ads on the Internet trying to find out what’s a “good” deal and what’s a “bad” one before I take the plunge and...Read More»

Jetta Sportwagen Expanding VW's Footprint

Volkswagen hopes to rekindle a little small-wagon love with the launch of the new Sportwagen, which pops onto shoppers' radar in July of this year. At the press introduction in Washington, D.C., this week, VW execs said that the European flair and compact-car appeal of the new Jetta-derived wagon...Read More»

Good Samaritan of the Day:

Today's good Samaritan award goes out to physical therapist Rick Shutes, who's launched a helpful Web site for the disabled at Shutes and his wife Lizzie say they had first-hand experience with how difficult it was to find a handicap-accessible vehicle. So in January, they...Read More»

VW Hoping for a Little Diesel Mania

It's the moment that old-school greenies and hardcore cheapskates alike have been waiting for: the second coming of the Volkswagen diesel engine. And it's coming at the end of the summer, VW execs reminded us at the Washington, D.C.-area press drive for the new Jetta Sportwagen. Though we were...Read More»

NHTSA Warns on Smart Crash Tests

Smart's fortwo city car is on sale -- and playing hard to get, if our informal poll of dealers is holding true nationwide. But the government's car safety agency is sounding a warning over the fortwo's crash-test performance, the Associated Press reports. The National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

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