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Is Bigger Really Better? 2014 Nissan Rogue

On: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 5:03PM | By: Teddy Field

2014 Nissan Rogue test 2

Like people, cars tend to get bigger with age. Case in point, the newly redesigned 2014 Nissan Rogue. This once-petite crossover has gained a third row of seats and a bit of 'heft' in its second generation. It hasn't migrated into midsize territory just yet, but there's a lot more Rogue than there used to be. Now sporting a slightly bigger waist, the Rogue has been thoroughly reworked by NIssan to keep its compact CUV competitive in this growing segment. Their second best-selling model now comes with a host of new technologies, and passenger room has obviously increased too. But is the Rogue just becoming a fat villain, or is there now 'more to love'? Let's find out...

Indian Motorcycles: Back on the Warpath

On: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 2:03PM | By: Karen Cook

2014 Indian Motorcycles test 2

I grew up on a motorcycle. My father bought his first Honda at 16 and that’s all he rode until he was 50 when he bought a Harley-Davidson. I was disappointed, having been raised to believe that Honda was the ONLY bike to ride. It felt like a betrayal. A Harley sounds different and feels different and I had a hard time making the transition. I’ve come to terms but this is an example of how loyal bikers generally are to a brand. Good news then for Indian Motorcycle lovers. They are making a comeback and will be available any minute. A sizable portion of the intended production has already been sold, sight unseen, so if you want one you better get on it.

Nissan Sets 2020 Deadline for Self-Driving Vehicles

On: Mon, Sep 16, 2013 at 9:36AM | By: Bill Wilson

Nissan Sets 2020 Deadline for Self-Driving Vehicles test 1-1

For most people, self-driving cars fit in the same category as jet backpacks, robot butlers, and personal spaceships. While they’re great topics for science-fiction writers, there’s very little chance that they will ever exist in the real world. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn begs to differ, however. He not only intends to build autonomous vehicles, he has announced that they will be available for public purchase by 2020.

To those in the know, including other auto executives, this goal sounds so ambitious as to be ridiculous. While Google has put several self-driving cars on the road, the search engine giant has no plans to market such vehicles to the public. Rather, company heads hope to sell the technology to established manufacturers like Ford, GM, and Toyota.

2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition Sparks Interest

On: Fri, Sep 13, 2013 at 11:46AM | By: Karen Cook

2014 Jeep Wrangler Dragon Edition Sparks Interest test 1-1

Get ready for the newest Jeep Wrangler. Originally shown at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, Jeep is ready to unleash its new Wrangler Dragon Edition. It received “tremendously positive feedback” at the show and Jeep has decided to make them available to North America this fall.


Not Your Dad's VW Bus

On: Tue, Sep 3, 2013 at 2:44PM | By: Karen Cook

Not Your Dad's VW Bus test 2

Remember Punch Buggy? I wasn't the best player. Being easily distracted by conversation, I forgot to look for Bugs. Depending on the rules where you grew up, which varied by region as far as I can tell, VW Buses were worth two punches. We still play the game, but the double-punch vehicle is rarely seen anymore. That could change next year.

My Favorite Car Color is Alien

On: Sat, Aug 31, 2013 at 11:44AM | By: Karen Cook

Car Color Names test 2

Plum Crazy, Sunburn, Orange Peel, Hurricane Blue, Egg Yolk, Desert Sand. What do these random words have in common?  They are all car colors. So according to my title, my favorite color would be green. But what if aliens are gray, or purple, or yellow? And why is a hurricane blue? I live in Florida and I can tell you hurricanes are not blue.  They are varying shades of gray, sometimes bordering on purple-green. But not blue.  In fact, blue would be the absence of a hurricane.

Labor Day Is The Time To Buy: $299/Mo RAV4 EV Lease

On: Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 9:26AM | By: Chris Weiss

Labor Day Is The Time To Buy: $299/Mo RAV4 EV Lease test 1-1

When Toyota revealed the RAV4 EV, it was nice to see an all-electric car with a little more size and utility than the subcompact three-doors that dominate the EV segment. But at close to $50K, more than double the price of the gas version, the electric crossover isn't exactly an affordable bargain. Toyota is celebrating the upcoming Labor Day holiday by slashing the RAV4 EV's lease price.

Toyota Prices 2014 Corolla

On: Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 5:00PM | By: Chris Weiss

Toyota Prices 2014 Corolla test 1-1

Earlier this summer, Toyota added some edge to its venerable Corolla. Now it's announced how much that extra edge will cost, providing full pricing details on the 2014 sedan.

Ram Unveils Rumble Bee Concept Truck

On: Tue, Aug 20, 2013 at 10:02AM | By: Teddy Field

Ram Unveils Rumble Bee Concept Truck test 1-1

In the late 60s and early 70s, the upwardly-mobile baby boomers were just hitting their stride. American automakers were clamoring for their business as performance cars flowed from Detroit like honey from a hive. They tried all sorts of 'hip' new ways to lure 20-somethings into the showrooms, and Chrysler Corp decided to take a rather cartoon-y approach with cars like the Warner Brothers-Approved Plymouth Road Runner, the Tasmanian Devil's Plymouth Duster, and the angry Dodge Super Bee. They tried to recreate some of the muscle-bound madness in 2004-2005 with the Dodge Ram Rumble Bee trim pack. No performance mods were made to the truck, but it was every bit as cartoon-y as the original Super Bee. And to mark the 10-year anniversary of that Rumble Bee, Dodge—excuse me—Ram, has just unveiled an all-new Rumble Bee, and it looks even angrier than the first swarm of Rumble Bees.

Ford Gambles on New Aluminum-bodied F-150

On: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 5:43PM | By: Bill Wilson

Ford Gambles on New Aluminum-bodied F-150 test 1-1

The Ford F-Series of pickup trucks has long been the Dearborn-based manufacturer’s bread and butter. Even in the dark days of the early and mid-2000s, when Ford cars were practically unsellable, the company’s truck line provided it with a reliable stream of revenue from millions of customers. The F-150 in particular has been consistently popular every year since 1982. The product’s slogan says why, as loyal owners are quick to affirm—the trucks are “built Ford tough.”

Has The Stick Shift Seen Its Better Days? Let's Hope Not.

On: Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 1:42PM | By: Bill Wilson

Has The Stick Shift Seen Its Better Days?  Let's Hope Not. test 1-1

It gives drivers more control over their vehicles. It saves gas. It lowers car repair bills, improves coordination, and has played a key role in the teenage years of countless drivers. Yet, despite all it has going for it, it’s in imminent danger of going extinct. “It” is the stick shift transmission, and its days appear to be numbered.