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Uber, But Not For Alles: Germany Bans Uber Nationwide

As we've mentioned before, European cab drivers hate Uber. They've shouted, they've protested, they've clogged city streets, but they haven't done …

High-MPG Three-Cylinder Engine Headed To Future Volvo Models—Even S60

You might barely be getting used to the idea of how four cylinders are now enough to power a nearly mid-size sedan briskly. Now what about three …

General Motors May Be The First To Offer Cars That Detect Distracted Drivers

Distracted driving is a hot topic these days. Beyond the usual distractions of burgers, babies, and blush, now we have to deal with smartphones, …

Chevrolet, Buick See Improvement In Customer Satisfaction, Others Fall Flat (Or Further)

For automakers, there's good news and bad news on the customer satisfaction front.<p>According to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, the bad news …

Saab Files For Bankruptcy Again: Who's Going To Save It This Time?

The long saga of Saab beggars belief. With all the ups and downs and reinventions, it plays like a so-so season of <i>Doctor Who:</i> observers either find …

J.D. Power Offers More Proof That Voice-Recognition Systems Are The Worst Things In Our Cars

Earlier this month, J.D. Power's Kristin Kolodge told a group of conference-goers that voice-recognition software is the most troublesome technology …

2010-2013 Suzuki Kizashi Recalled For Spiders (It's A Trend)

2014 may be remembered as the Year of the Recall. GM's "Switchgate" fiasco kicked things off, affecting millions of vehicles in the U.S. and abroad. …

The Average Car Loan Is Now 5.5 Years (And Growing)

Back in July, Equifax revealed that Americans have taken out $902.2 billion in car loans -- an all-time high. But the credit company also told us not …

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf Priced—At Nearly Twice The Cost Of Gas Version

Would you pay twice as much for your vehicle, initially, to go electric?<p>Volkswagen just announced pricing for its 2015 e-Golf, and at $36,265 it’s in …

The Fastest (And Slowest) States For Auto Repair

Having your car repaired after an accident is never fun, but some of the pain can be alleviated by an efficient garage offering speedy service. …

Ford Is Developing A New Line Of Hybrids To Take On The Toyota Prius

When it comes to alternative vehicles, no automaker can match Toyota's success on the sales floor. Although Honda beat Toyota to the hybrid punch a …

Brace Yourselves: 2015 Honda Fit Gets Better Bumper To Fix Crash-Test Scores

Back in January, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety debuted some disheartening data from a new crash test on small cars. The test centered on …

Uber Users Climb Into Random Cars, Thinking They're Cabs (It's A Trend)

Lots of people dislike Uber. Many of them are cab drivers, who are suspicious/concerned/angry about the lack of restrictions governing Uber's <i>ad hoc</i> …

Worried About Recalls? Just Check Your VIN On The Department of Transportation's New Website

Last summer, we told you about the Department of Transportation's plan to develop a website that would allow motorists to see if their ride had been …

2015 Honda Accord Sedan, Coupe, And Hybrid: On Sale Today, Priced From $22,105

Three versions of the 2015 Honda Accord go on sale today at dealerships across America, and they're priced to sell. Whether you're shopping for a …

Federal Tax Credits For Plug-In Hybrids, Electric Cars: What You Need To Know

If you want to get a special incentive for driving a hybrid, you're a few years too late; but a tax credit applies to nearly every electric car and …

2015 Subaru Legacy, Outback Earn Best Possible IIHS Safety Rating

The 2015 Subaru Legacy and 2015 Subaru Outback have earned the best possible set of safety ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety …

Study: Chevrolet Corvette Meets Owner Expectations More Than Any Other Car

About six months into a relationship is when it happens: you settle into a routine with your significant other and finally begin to notice the way …

5 Car Brands That Customers Don't Buy Twice

In today's auto market, competition is stiff. Every car seems built to last, which makes it difficult for automakers to tout reliability as their …

Ford Recalls: 2013-14 Ford Escape & Focus ST; 2015 Ford Transit; 2015 Lincoln MKC

Ford Motor Company has issued a series of recalls for several late-model Ford and Lincoln vehicles. According to Detroit News, the recalls affect …

Despite Conflict, Gas Prices Are Stable And Trending Downward

There's conflict in the Iraq and other oil-producing regions. At the same time, U.S. demand for crude oil is at record highs.<p>That sounds like fuel …

Ford Harnesses The Sun's Power For An Impressive Employee Perk

It's hard out there for an employer -- especially for established companies that play by old-school rules. Just when you think you've got everyone …

This $38M Ferrari 250 GTO Is The Most Expensive Car Ever Sold At Auction

The most important classic-car event of the year has started, and this year, the annual car week in Monterey and Pebble Beach, California, kicked off …

One Of The Safest: 2015 Hyundai Sonata Earns Five-Star Rating

The redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata has now secured a place in the top tier of affordable mid-size sedans for safety-conscious shoppers. It's been …

J.D. Power: Third-Row Seats Shouldn’t Be So Terrible

If you’re a busy parent expected to run the occasional carpool duty, or you need somewhere to fit everyone when heading out with the in-laws for …

Early Data Suggests That Traffic Fatalities Have Fallen In 2014

After years of declines, the U.S. saw an uptick in traffic fatalities in 2012. People freaked out.<p>Thankfully, figures suggest that 2012 was an …

2010-2015 Land Rover LR2, 2012-2013 Range Rover Evoque Recalled Due To Airbag Flaw

Jaguar Land Rover is issuing a recall for the 2010-2015 Land Rover LR2 and the 2012-2013 Range Rover Evoque. According to Reuters, the recall stems …

Wyoming, Louisiana, And Florida Are The Most Expensive States For Car Owners

Cars are pricey these days -- and they're quickly getting pricier. But a new ride costs more than the sum printed on the window sticker, and sadly, …

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: The Fastest Sedan In The World

Is the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat faster than any normal production sedan—even with a Mercedes AMG, BMW M, or Audi RS badge?<p>That's what Chrysler has …

Saab May Not Be Saved After All: New Owner Being Forced Into Bankruptcy

We thought it was over. We thought that someone, somewhere had a solid plan to make Saab profitable -- something GM and Spyker were sadly never able …