Corey Medeiros

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Car sales surge, but are consumers getting a bad deal?

Coming out of the worst automotive downturn in decades, U.S. new car sales have rebounded at a rapid pace: August’s numbers are the best the industry has seen in at least six years, leading some analysts to predict sales could approach record levels before the end of the decade.<p>Demand is running so …

General Motors

This Saleen S7 on the Dyno Will Make Your Day Better

Ever wondered what 2,200 horsepower sounds like?<p>Just so that we’re clear, this is a tuned Saleen S7. This thing ain’t stock. In fact, it’s …

How to Charge Your Car Battery with Your Chainsaw

Having your car battery die on you can be as annoying as hell. It always seems to happen at the very worst time. But it’s a part of car ownership and …

Walking Dead Hyundai Veloster Zombie Survival Machine is Epic

When the biters come – and they will come – this is what your car should look like.<p>We’ve all contemplated our ideal zombie apocalypse ride. Hyundai …

Veteran's WWII Era Armored Vehicle Scares Rich People

A US military veteran gets a little too carried away in celebrating the 4th of July last week.<p>Last weekend, a resident of Shelby Township, near …

Baby Buys a 1962 Austin-Healey Sprite

A toddler somehow manages to buy an old Austin-Healey online while playing with her dad's smartphone.<p>This is one of those stories you just can’t make …

2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Update 5

The world would be a better place if everyone drove small, light sports cars.<p>The BRZ went in for its second service recently at 15,000 miles, during which it received a complimentary oil change and inspection as part of its initial no-cost maintenance program. While it was at Subaru Pacific in …

Time I

How to: Drive a Stick Without a Clutch

Yet another reason to Save the Manuals!<p>Part of the reason we want to save manual transmissions is because they’re fun to operate. But there’s another plus: The things that break in a manual often do not stop a car dead in its tracks, which is good if you’re crossing the Sahara on your way  to …

Driverless Cars

How to: Escape from a Sinking Car

You might want to laminate this page for future reference.<p>Okay, Captain “Sully” Sullenberger, you’ve just driven your car into a lake or a pond or an unusually large sippy hole. Without a preflight safety briefing about what to do in the unlikely event of a water evacuation, you may be asking …

The Doors

Vette-Powered BRZ by Weapons Grade

American muscle and Japanese ingenuity combine with clinical effect.<p>Connecticut-based tuning house Weapons Grade Performance loves everything about …

2012 Intermeccanica 356A Carrera Speedster First Drive

Having 'Vintage' Your Way<p>Unlike the vast majority of American car buyers, I custom-ordered the only brand-new car I ever bought — a 1986 Dodge Lancer Turbo that talked (“a door is ajar!”) — with every available option except the fun-sapping three-speed slushbox, the mass-up-high sunroof, and the …

Classic Cars

Top Gear Season 20 Previewed

The world's most popular automotive program is back starting June 30th.<p>By this point, you probably know exactly what to expect from the upcoming new …

The Funniest Road Signs in the World

Road signs are meant to be instructive and useful. They’re functional not flamboyant. Yet travel the world and you’ll find certain civil servants …

Lexus SC430 Becomes Fake Ferrari

Perhaps it would have been best to leave this SC430 alone.<p>It goes without saying that the ugliest model Lexus ever built was the SC430. Yes it had a …

A Motorcycle Helmet With A Head-Up Display

This Indiegogo campaign wants to sell a voice-controlled, augmented reality motorbike helmet for $2,000.<p>Russian inventors have created a motorcycle helmet with built-in navigation. The LiveMap helmet displays full-color, translucent images and text right on the visor, so riders can check their …

GM Is Surprise Winner In Benchmark Auto Quality Study -- Here's How

General Motors cars have fewer initial quality problems than those built by Toyota Motor, Honda Motor or Ford Motor.<p>Think about that for a minute. I’ve been covering the automotive industry for more than 20 years and I’ve never written that sentence.<p>But that is the headline from J.D. Power and …

Dudes in Spandex Help Find Parking

Although a bit creepy, these four guys dressed in black spandex and carrying a fake car help Oslo drivers find parking.<p>Guys dressed in black spandex …

S2000, RSX Owners are About to Have a Really Bad Day

Two of the all-time greatest Hondas have been recalled due to a faulty brake booster. We still love them anyway.<p>The Acura RSX and Honda S2000 are …

Ford Has Waited Way Too Long To Embrace Buttons And Knobs

Ford finally has given in to the primordial leanings of its customers and decided to put more old-fashioned knobs and buttons on its MyFord Touch infotainment-system controls. But the move seems about two years late, raising questions about what took Ford so long.<p>Another issue is prompted by the …

How to Avoid Getting Scammed at Your Dealer's Service Desk – Feature

Modern cars come with a maintenance regimen recommended by the manufacturer, but some dealers will try to sell you their own more expensive plan with extra, often needless services. If you let them. Don’t.<p>A substantial share of a dealership’s profit comes from its service department. The more it …

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