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How to get the best deal on a new car

Can you afford to give away $5,000?<p>That's the difference between what savvy and not-so-savvy buyers recently paid for the exact same Nissan Altima in Southern California.<p>Those who paid too much, up to $25,800 for the popular family sedan, probably bought their cars the old-fashioned way: by walking …

VW to spend $900 million on U.S. SUV, creating 2,000 jobs

Volkswagen plans to expand its Chattanooga, Tenn., factory and start production of a seven-passenger sport-utility vehicle at the plant.<p>The project will create about 2,000 jobs in the United States and an investment of about $900 million, including $600 million at the factory.<p>The automaker already …

Automotive Industry

A step-by-step guide to help you get the best deal on a new car

Can you afford to give away $5,000?<p>That's the difference between what savvy and not-so-savvy buyers recently paid for the exact same Nissan Altima in Southern California.<p>Those who paid too much, up to $25,800 for the popular family sedan, probably bought their cars the old-fashioned way: by walking …

Ford Fusion

Honda gets weirdly R-Rated with new Civic Type-R launch video

Honda is still about a year away from bringing back the Civic Type R to challenge Europe's hot hatch ranks, but the wait isn't stopping the brand from starting its promotion in the UK with a truly strange ad campaign.<p>Titled <i>R-Rated</i>, the marketing plays with the idea of Honda's Type R badge not being …

The Tiny Three-Wheel Car That Could Be The Next Big Thing

It’s not quite a full-blown automobile – at least not as we know it – and not quite a motorcycle, but it’s cheap and gets unbeatable fuel economy.<p>A sleekly designed three-wheeled two-passenger vehicle from startup manufacturer Elio Motors in Troy, Mich. is planned for introduction sometime during …

Ten upcoming PS4 exclusive games to look out for

Now the pomp of E3 is over and the new games for 2014/2015 are out in the open we reflect on 10 PS4 games to keep an eye on.<p>Exclusive is a word …

How to clean your car like a professional

There's more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride.<p>There's a lot more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride. We talked to professional auto detailer and founder of AMMO NYC, Larry Kosilla, for some expert advice. "To me, detailing is about …

Watch 'Game of Thrones' mysteries explained (or disproved) with science

Sure, works of fiction are hardly subject to the rules of science, but the folks behind <i>It's OK To Be Smart</i> set out to explain many of the enigmas surrounding <i>Game of Thrones.</i> In the PBS digital short that awaits after the break, topics like the plausibility of Daenerys' dragons, winters that last a …

Cosworth announces Power Packages for Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S with up to 380 hp [w/video]

Cosworth stands on the list of the most famous engine tuners in the world with its DFV engine engine dominating Formula One for a time in the '70s. So when it teases plans to take on the FA20 engine from Subaru and Toyota found in the BRZ, Scion FR-S and Toyota GT86 abroad, our interest is indeed …

Show Your Love For The Mustang To Win A 2015 Model

Ford is offering Mustang fans a chance to profess their love for the iconic Pony Car, and grab the keys to one in the process. The Ford Motor Company …

Sports Cars

Future Polestar Volvo models could feature diesel, EV tech

Volvo's Polestar sub-brand has made the transition nicely from being the company's racing arm to building some seriously cool, Swedish cars. Now that it has a few models under its belt, it plans to grow larger and greener. The next-generation of Polestar-tuned vehicles are rumored to include …

The 2014 Camaro Z/28 is mighty impressive on a dyno

Drivetrain losses: slashed.<p>Chevrolet is keeping its track-focused 2014 Camaro Z/28 a super low-volume affair, and each of those precious few examples are just now starting to reach their respective homes. Thankfully, one of the 2500 lucky owners has a dynamometer handy, and he knows how to use</b> …

Ken Block Crashes Fiesta Upside-Down, Backwards Into Wall

It appears Ken Block has mastered a new vehicular dance for his specially prepped Ford Fiesta: The backwards jump-drift barrel roll—into a wall. Similar to the jump-drift Block debuted in his fifth Gymkhana video, the BJDBR is impressive, even more so because he walked away from the trick, which …

Ford Fiesta

Watch: Gorgeous Bentley Ad Shot, Edited with iPhone and iPad

Those gorgeous leather-wrapped mechanisms that deploy iPads and matching keyboards from the front seatbacks in a Bentley Mulsanne—part of the <i>$27,640</i> Entertainment Specification package—aren’t just the most expensive way for rich blokes to play Candy Crush Saga. Turns out they’re for rich blokes to …

iPhone

New Volvo ad remembers the joy of rear-facing jump seats

With the rise in popularity of first the minivan and later the crossover as the default family vehicle, there have been about 20 years of children who have missed out on the joy of rear-facing jump seats in station wagons. It means kids today don't know the pleasure to be found in making faces or …

How powerful will the Ford Mustang EcoBoost really be?

Sadly, it will leave some muscle on the table.<p>It's been more than five months since Ford revealed the 2015 Mustang. Since then, Ford has discussed things like the convertible top, aerodynamicdevelopment, launch control, and line lock, but they've remained coy about the technical specs everyone …

Dissected: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Unholy Toledo: Homegrown no more, Jeep has its first import in the import-fighting Renegade.<p>The significance of Fiat Chrysler’s decision to unveil the 2015 Renegade in Geneva in March is plain: It will be the first U.S.-market Jeep to be built abroad. Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500L and built …

Automotive Design

Volkswagen GTI to get Vision Gran Turismo treatment

Looks like everyone's favorite German hot hatchback will be getting the Vision Gran Turismo treatment. Following the original unveiling of the Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo and the reveal of the BMW Vision Gran Turismo earlier this week, May 23 will see the debut of what we're guessing is the …

Hotter Nissan 370Z Nismo RS Teased

Nissan is working up something special for the annual ZDayZ event tomorrow in North Carolina. The automaker just teased us with an image of what looks to be an even hotter version of the Nissan 370Z, which it’s planning on unveiling tomorrow.<p>The Nissan 370Z Nismo is already the top dog of the 370Z …

This ad for a Volvo 245GL is surreal and hilarious

Complete with an inside, outside, and curly exhaust.<p>Probably the most sensical selling point made in this personal ad for a 1993 Volvo 245 GL, for sale in Sweden for around $1100, is that it was "sprung from the hands of engineering wizards of a bygone era." I think that much is true, but I'm …

How to fix those dumb "Cars With Big Red Bows" ads

The solution comes from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.<p>I love Christmas. I hate the TV commercials that accompany it.<p>The worst ones? Oh, you know them. They're those spots starring perfect, TV couples who evidently live in Wayne Manor and exchange lavish gifts like, say, a Lexus ES with …

Huet Brothers working on new Miata-based retro coupe

Does the name Huet ring a bell? The Dutch brothers started out doing classic car tours in Europe before they started designed and building their own retro sports cars. The first was called the Huet Brothers Special. It was based on an old Triumph TR6 and surfaced back in 2009. But a few years later …

The Miata-based HB Coupe is delayed for a great reason

Just like us, the Huets are waiting with bated breath for the Skyactiv MX-5.<p>The HB Coupe, brainchild of Dutch brothers Paul and Tino Huet, broke cover in 2012 as a drawing of a sleek, Miata-based coupe. In two years, the company has had 21 orders, but it needs 40 to commence production. No cars …

2015 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro

Toyota's "Taco Supreme" is a desert delight.<p>With a tail-out slide here and a bit of air there, we’re channeling our inner Ivan “Ironman” Stewart as we bound through a rocky river wash deep in the Nevada desert at about 60 mph in the new 2015 Tacoma TRD Pro. It’s confident and stable over the dusty, …

Charisma

Realistic Pokémon Artist Tackles Lugia And Tyrantrum

by Defeating a sandwich will only make it tastier Monday, May 12, 2014 at 08:24 PM<p>I would not wanna see that Lugia while scuba diving.<p>by Rhok Monday, …

The Best PS Vita Games

With the slimmer iteration of the PlayStation Vita launching in North America, now is as good time as any to check out the catalogue of games available for Sony's handheld console. We've put together a list of some the best games currently out on the Vita to keep your handheld gaming experience …

Metal Gear