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2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata: What’s New

2008 Mazda MX-5 Miata: What’s New

Mazda’s quintessential roadster, the MX-5 Miata, adds new audio and comfort features to its soft-top and hardtop models for the 2008 model year. Both Miatas are powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with 170 hp and a five- or six-speed manual — or 166 hp if it’s a six-speed automatic you...

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Will iPhone Influence Car Design?

Apple's new iPhone, which went on sale just last month amid a blaze of hype worthy of a blockbuster movie, is very likely to have a major impact on the design of automobile... read more July 16, 2007 by 0

Chrysler pentastar

Cerberus to Lobby Against 35 MPG

Cerberus Capital Management isn't feeling any buyer's remorse over its pending purchase of the Chrysler half of DaimlerChrysler, says John Snow, Cerberus chairman. However... read more July 16, 2007 by 0

2007 Toyota Tundra CrewMax

June Sales: GM, Ford Drop

The growing popularity of small cars helped Asian brands boost sales during June, while General Motors’ sales tumbled as its new trucks and sport-utility vehicles garnered... read more July 9, 2007 by 0

2006 Dodge Hornet concept. Geneva Motor Show

Chrysler, Chery Ink Subcompact Deal

A quarter of century after helping launch the modern Chinese auto industry with its Beijing Jeep venture, the soon to be independent Chrysler has signed a new agreement with... read more July 9, 2007 by 0

Bridgestone RE05A run-flat tire

Cargirl: Run Flat, But Not Too Fast

Does America need run flat tires? Or is it a technology whose time has come and gone? Here’s my experience. “You will now have an opportunity to experience BMW Ultimate... read more July 3, 2007 by 0

2007 Honda Fit

At Witz’ End: The 35-MPG Showroom

Most of us know that the U.S. Senate has passed an energy bill that dictates a 35-mpg Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) for all vehicles, cars and trucks, by 2020, and... read more June 27, 2007 by 0

Hurricane Katrina

Ford, Chrysler Join Climate Action Group

Ford Motor Co. and the Chrysler Group are joining the United States Climate Action Partnership (USCAP), a coalition of environmental, corporate, and business groups... read more June 27, 2007 by 0

2005 Ford Excursion

Carmakers Try to Soften CAFE Blow

Carmakers are regrouping this week to see if they can find a way to head off or least modify an increase in federal fuel economy standards passed last week by the U.S... read more June 25, 2007 by 0

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid 50th Anniversary Edition

Toyota Takes Aim at Bad Dealers

When a power window motor on Robert Glenn’s Camry went bad, the suburbanLos Angeles writer expected to spend a couple hundred dollars on repairs, but when he called the... read more June 22, 2007 by 1

2008 smart fortwo

Smart Whistle-Stops U.S. Tour

The smartUSA organization's new traveling road show, which allows consumers to see the car up close, also has logged 7000 test drives since it first stop in Southern... read more June 21, 2007 by 0

2005 Ford Excursion

Car Trivia: June 21, 2007

1. This brand name is often used generically to describe body filler. 2. This term means an amount of money held by an auto parts vendor pending return of a used, rebuildable... read more June 21, 2007 by 0

2008 Jaguar XKR Portfolio

Cerberus Showing Interest in Jaguar

Cerberus Capital Management could be coming around for another bite of the automotive apple, creating the potential for the organization of a new auto company, which would... read more June 17, 2007 by 0

2007 Jaguar C-XF Concept

Flint: Sell Jaguar? No, Not Now!

Most of us think the idea in business is to keep the winners and sell off the dogs. At Ford the idea seems to be to sell off successes, or car lines on the edge of success... read more June 16, 2007 by 0

Gibbs Aquada

More on Gibbs' Aquada Plans

Whatever floats your boat…or in the case of Gibbs Technologies, whatever floats your amphibious automobile. After some earlier setbacks, the company, founded by Britain... read more June 13, 2007 by 0

2008 Land Rover Range Rover

Jaguar, Land Rover For Sale?

Ford Motor Co. is remaining mum, but reports that it has quietly put both the Land Rover and Jaguar brands on the market are ringing true. Tom Hoyt, Ford spokesman, declined... read more June 11, 2007 by 0


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