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Beware Of This Dealership Jargon The Next Time You Buy A Car

Every profession has their own jargon or slang and automotive sales is no different. Most of the vocabulary is meant to streamline communication, but …

Capsule Review: 2014 Mazda3

For a car company that seems to have a perpetually precarious existence, things are going well at Mazda. Sales of their new range of products, like …

September | 2013 | Ars Technica

Review: 2014 Acura RLX (With Video)

Breaking into the Luxury market isn’t easy. Toyota has arguably had the most success with Lexus, the only full-line luxury marque sold in America …

First Toyota Unintended Acceleration Wrongful Death Trial Begins

The first wrongful death lawsuit concerning the sudden acceleration of Toyota cars to go to trial has started with opening arguments. According to …

French Government Ignored Court Ruling, Invokes EU "Safeguard Procedure" to Reinstitute Ban On Mercedes-Benz Cars W/ R134a Refrigerant

The regulatory and verbal war between France and Germany over Mercedes-Benz’s refusal to switch to the R1234yf air conditioning refrigerant has …

GM Axes Global Powertrain Chief & Several Employees Over India Emissions Testing "Ringer Engines" Scandal

<i>Tavera SUVs at GM India assembly plant</i><p>Automotive News is reporting that Sam Winegarden, GM’s vice president for global engine engineering, the …

The Concept Of Myth, And Why Some Cars Are Cool

Some cars are cool, but it can be difficult to explain this to a non-car person. I recall a discussion I had with my dad several years ago about why …

A Rotating Bus Turntable Lurks Beneath A Grimy Times Square Hotel

One of the joys of living in a big city is finding out how much of the city survives from years gone by, just beneath the tinsel of renovation. …

Carsqa.com Admits Flagrant Intellectual Property Violations, Commits Some More

“Carsqa.com is a bunch of rotten thieves – and we admit it,” wrote carsqa.com editor Chuck Kerkarian yesterday. However, this surprising confession …

Living With an EV for a Week - Day One

TTAC has borrowed EVs in the past. Nissan even let us snag a Leaf for a week. Since then, I’ve driven every EV on the market except the Model S. (Not …

Volkswagen XL1 First Drive Hits The Web

Wired Autopia’s Damon Lavrinc got the chance to drive the Volkswagen XL1 in Germany. Lavrinc, who has a wealth of experience writing about automotive …

Amazing LEGO Technik Caterham Seven

My parents tell me that in my childhood I have made some amazing LEGO creations. I don’t know about that, because apparently my creations were not …

The Truth About Brazilian Cars Being "Unsafe"

This week, the idea of Brazil’s cars being “unsafe” due to inferior construction has been gaining a lot of currency on the blogosphere after the</i> …

The Fisker Saga, Courtesy of GigaOM

Most of our readers probably already know the broad strokes of the Fisker story. If you’re interested in the finer details of the history of the …

Has the Dept of Energy's Advanced Technology Vehicle Manufacturing Program Been a Failure? Not Really

Critics of the current administration have pointed to the impending bankruptcy of Fisker Automotive and the recent suspension of operations at taxi …

Really, Infotainment Isn't So Bad

If you’re like me, you’re probably intimidated by the wide array of functions available with today’s infotainment systems. With Toyota Entune, for …

Chinese Built GM's May Be Exported To America

News of GM potentially exporting cars from China to the United States in the near future has some wondering if the General will be the first OEM to …

The Old Man and the Camaro: Part 1

<i>Author’s note: In order to protect the identity of the victims in this case, some names and details have been omitted or changed.</i><p>There are a million …

Concept Weekend Edition – The Golden Way: 1990 Chevrolet Corvette Nivola by Bertone

The third Bertone piece today is a solid gold effort, again with Chevrolet mechanicals. The <b>1990 Nivola</b> features the ZR1 powerplant, but instead of a …

The Worst Car I Ever Owned was a Jaguar XJ6

<b>My youth spent with a beautiful but temperamental British motorcar</b> <i><br>Vintage Jaguar ownership is all about looks, style and exclusivity. Temper that</i> …

The Citroen CX

When Guglielmo Marconi died in 1934, leaving a world that was much poorer in terms of personalities, but oh-so-much better off in terms of the …

Read between the lines: Volvo's 8-speed automatic

What do the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX F-Sport have in common? Not much. Yet. Today’s vehicles aren’t just built on “modular” platforms, sharing parts …

Racing Fans Look Forward to Frankenheimer's Grand Prix Paul Newman's Winning LeMans With Steve McQueen Ron Howard's Rush

The people running the low key publicity campaign for director Ron Howard’s upcoming Formula One based film Rush have done their job well, at least …

Ever Wondered Why Lamborghini Called Their SUV The LM002?

It's because the name "Lamborghini Militaria 001" (or "Lamborghini Mimran 001" since the Swiss family just bought into the company) was already taken …

The Detroit Electric SP:01 Is The World’s Fastest Pure-Electric Production Car

A carbon fiber (Lotus) body with 201 horsepower and 166 lb-ft of torque. Acceleration of 3.7 seconds to 62 mph. A top speed of 155 mph. A range of …

Carbon Fiber

Verizon's Vehicle Diagnostics by Delphi now monitoring your car for $250

Who'd have thought we'd be happy to see an unassuming black box? Delphi and Verizon managed to whet our interest with their Vehicle Diagnostics kit and service at CES, and our curiosity is renewed now that the monitoring combo is available for drivers. The finished product costs a fairly steep $250 …

Just Look At These Lovely Illustrations From a 1968 Ad For Car Accessories

Long before Photoshop and Illustrator and all of the many powerful photo manipulation, illustration, and layout software we have today was available, …

Photo Manipulation

Subaru Uses Nickel-Metal Hydride On XV Crosstrek Hybrid

Subaru’s first hybrid car won’t use the lithium-ion batteries that are now commonplace in many current alternative powertrains. Instead, the XV …