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2012 Subaru Impreza, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Mustang Make 'Top Picks' List
2012 Subaru Impreza, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Mustang Make 'Top Picks' List

Consumer Reports regularly ranks cars on factors like reliability and bang for the buck. The company recently crunched all the data collected on 2012 models, and now it's announced a list of ten Top Picks for the year. In compiling its rankings, Consumer Reports looked at three factors...Read More»

2012 Dodge Durango - ParkView back up camera
U.S. To Require Rearview Cameras On All Cars By 2014: UPDATED

UPDATED: See below On July 8, 2004, five-year-old Benjamin Donnell was killed when his father backed over him in the family's SUV. On October 9, 2004, two-year-old Adrianna Clemens met a similarly tragic fate. These stories are not unusual. In fact, according to a report in the New York Times, over...Read More»

2012 Kia Soul
Audi, Kia Come Out On Top In New Cost of Ownership Awards: Video

It's easy to compare prices on new cars, but if you really want a clear picture of what a vehicle costs, you need to know more than what's on the window sticker. Kelley Blue Book has taken a range of additional expenses into account and created its first-ever Cost of Ownership Awards. In its...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Did Ford's F-150 Fumble To The Chevrolet Silverado During Super Bowl XLVI?

If you watched the Super Bowl last night, you probably caught Chevrolet's ad for the 2012 Silverado pickup. Most saw it as a clever riff on the whole 2012/Mayan calendar/world-ending thing that's rumored to occur later this year. When the folks at Ford watched it, though, all they saw was red. The...Read More»

'Camping' ad from Subaru's 'Dog Tested, Dog Approved' campaign
Subaru Says: Skip The Super Bowl & Take Rover For A Romp

This Sunday, millions of folks around the world will huddle around the warm glow of their TVs to watch the biggest game of the year (or at least the commercials). But Subaru is encouraging dog owners to take a break from the Super Bowl shenanigans and walk their pooches to the park. It's all part...Read More»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

2013 Nissan GT-R (Japanese spec) - Photo copyright Openers.jp
Nissan Invites Fans To Social Media Day At The Chicago Auto Show

The Chicago Auto Show is next week, and as usual, we'll be there in full force. This year, Nissan is again inviting fans to come hang out at the show during Thursday, February 9, the second press day which has been formally dubbed by the Chicago Auto Show as "Social Media Day." Nissan has put...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry 'Camry Effect' sweepstakes on Shazam
How To Win Two 2012 Toyota Camrys During The Super Bowl: Video

Toyota is giving you the chance to win not one, but two 2012 Toyota Camrys this week. It's part of a promotion called "The Camry Effect", which involves a new ad campaign, the Shazam smartphone app, and Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. Sound confusing? That's because is. Let us break it down for you...Read More»

Cellcontrol
Cellcontrol: A Smarter Solution For Distracted Drivers

We've seen a lot of tools meant to curb distracted driving, but they've all had their share of flaws. A new system called Cellcontrol looks better than most -- in part because of its unique, clever design. Like DriveSafe.ly, PhoneGuard, and SafeCell, Cellcontrol relies an app, which works on most...Read More»

Chevy Game Time app
Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from the comfort of your own living room? For free? While watching the Super Bowl? It's all possible using the Chevy Game Time...Read More»

Chrysler Born of Fire Super Bowl XLV ad
Top 20 Viral Automotive Videos Of 2011

As we look back on 2011 in our rear view mirror, we take a moment to look at the top 20 viral automotive videos. These videos all hit it big on YouTube, and spread like a grease fire on various social networks throughout the year. Everyday brands are fighting each other for consumers' attention...Read More»

Snoop Dogg
The Price Is Right, G: Snoop Dogg Helps Give Away '62 Lincoln On TV

Wait, what was that? Was that Snoop Dogg--former rap bad boy and softcore star, on...The Price is Right? Snoop took to the airwaves yesterday, on Drew Carey's version of TPIR, one of daytime's longest-running game shows. Now that Bob Barker's free to spay and neuter anything he wants in retirement...Read More»

Textalyzer app for iPhone
4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort of person who thinks ahead, you've already made plans to ditch your car or keep a designated driver on hand. 5. As a result...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
The Top Car News Stories Of 2011

The year 2011 will not go down in history as the happiest year for the auto industry. From March's destructive earthquake and tsunami in Japan, to the year-long Saab saga that's ending sadly, it's been a difficult, sometimes tragic, year for the people who work in the auto industry. There is...Read More»

AT&T no-texting campaign on Facebook Causes
ATT Donates $2 For Every Person Who Pledges Not To Text & Drive

Want to make a charitable gift this holiday season? You could whip out your credit card and support any number of nonprofits online, but if money's a little tight why not let someone with deeper pockets make a contribution on your behalf? That's what AT&T promises to do -- and all you have to...Read More»

Fiat's latest ad for the U.S.-spec 500 Abarth
The 15 Best Car Commercials Of 2011

As highly as we might think of the Web, there's nothing quite as powerful as a television commercial. It takes millions of ad budget dollars and the perfect slot during the most widely watched show of the week. When it's done correctly, a great car commercial doesn't just capture eyeballs, it...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle
Signs Of Improvement: Volkswagen Signs Up For Super Bowl XLVI

Today's TV pundits spend a lot of time talking about the frailty of the U.S. economy, but that hasn't stopped consumers from visiting their local auto showrooms. Recently, we got word that car sales were on the rise, and now comes an equally promising harbinger: Volkswagen has purchased a spot...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Will Saab's Demise Draw Bargain Hunters To Dealers?

Despite repeated eleventh-hour lifelines, the week began with the end of Saab. After its petition for bankruptcy was approved by a Swedish court Monday, word traveled quickly. Here in America, a nine-minute conference call to the nation's 188 dealerships confirmed the 64-year-old automaker's fate...Read More»

Home of Cate Leger and Karl Wanaselja in Berkeley, CA
Motor Home: Architect Uses Auto Parts To Build Dream House

At some point or other, most of us have slept in our cars. It's rarely a comfortable experience, but when you're locked out of the house or too tired to drive, a reclined front seat is better than nothing. Recently, an architect in Berkeley, California took that idea and ran with it -- straight to...Read More»

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