Tim Healey, Contributing Writer

Tim Healey was formerly an associate editor at Consumer Guide Automotive in Chicago. Before that he worked in the automotive industry as a service consultant for several different dealerships. Tim has a Master's of Arts in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago and in his spare time enjoys the Chicago White Sox, running, and exploring Chicago. The 29-year old grew up in suburban Chicago and claims his first word was "’Vette," as in "Corvette." He's been around the industry in one capacity or another for most of his life, and he feels most at home behind the wheel of something fun and sporty on a suburban back road on a lazy summer day.


Saudi Woman Faces Charges For Driving During Emergency
Saudi Woman Faces Charges For Driving During Emergency

Residents of the United States likely take their driving privileges for granted. Not so in Saudi Arabia, which is the only country in the world that bans females from driving. One Saudi woman is now facing charges after she drove during what she said was a medical emergency. The unnamed 35-year-old...Read More»

Randy Savage homepage
Macho Man Randy Savage Dies In Car Crash At 58

"Macho Man" Randy Savage, one of the most famous professional wrestlers of the 1980s, if not all time, died in a car accident today in Tampa, Florida. According to his brother, Lanny Poffo, Savage suffered a heart attack while driving and lost control of his 2009 Jeep Wrangler around 9:25 a.m. EST...Read More»

Nissan NV200 Taxi
Nissan NV Selected To Ply NYC Streets As Next Taxi Fleet

New Yorkers, your next taxi cab is here--and it's a van. We can imagine the epithets spewing from the South Bronx to Staten Island, as the venerable Ford Crown Victoria will eventually be replaced by a Nissan van based on the NV200, which Nissan recently introduced to the American market. Nissan...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
Driven: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze 1LT

There are perhaps few vehicles as unloved and unlamented as the late Chevrolet Cobalt (perhaps the previous Cavalier was disliked even more). The Cobalt's poor reputation was a bit a unfairly deserved, because it wasn't a terrible car. But it was inferior to most of its competition in the...Read More»

2011 Kia Optima
First Drive: 2011 Kia Optima EX

Kia's redesigned Optima gets overshadowed by the sexier Hyundai Sonata--with which is shares a platform--but that doesn't mean the stylish Kia is simply riding the Sonata's tail lights. No, the Optima is a looker in its own right, if not as exhibitionist as the swoopy Sonata. With lines that are...Read More»

2011 Mazda CX-9
Driven: 2011 Mazda CX-9

Sporty SUVs are somewhat of an oxymoron, but Mazda has been trying hard to prove that such a creature exists with its CX-7 and CX-9 crossovers. And for the most part, the company has been succeeding. With the 2011 Mazda CX-9, the "zoom-zoom" gang has cooked up a large SUV that won't disappoint...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Best Buy Geeked About Ford Transit Connect

Ford's Transit Connect is aimed at small-business customers who have cargo and delivery needs, but no one said it can't be used by big businesses, as well. Best Buy's famous Geek Squad has been using Volkswagen's New Beetle--alongside traditional full-size vans--as part of its fleet. Well, add one...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
First Drive: 2011 Ford Edge

Ford's Edge crossover has been kind of the quiet solider in the company's SUV fleet, being overshadowed by the Flex and the upcoming 2011 Explorer. But that doesn't mean its been forgotten. In fact, the Edge is one of the first Ford vehicles to receive the company's new MyFordTouch System, which...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
Mazda Recalls 2007-2009 Mazda 3 And 5 Models

Mazda has announced a recall of almost 200,000 cars due to a problem with the steering. A defect in the power-steering systems of 2007-2009 Mazda 3 and Mazda 5 models could cause a sudden loss of steering assist, increasing the likelihood of a crash. The affected models were all built between April...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
Recall Alert: GM Recalls Nearly 250K Crossover SUVs

There's more recall news afoot, and this time it's General Motors in the news. The company has recalled 243,043 of its Lambda crossovers--Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook--due to possible damage that could occur to the second-row seat belts when the seats are...Read More»

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