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Fiat Introduces 500 MPV

On: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 9:56AM | By: Chris Weiss


Fiat Introduces 500 MPV test 1-1

Few things sound less necessary than a Fiat 500 minivan, but that's exactly what Fiat has introduced in the 500L Living. What was once a simple minicar has become a larger sedan, a crossover, and now a people mover with enough room for a family of seven.


Automotive 'Green' Models Take Over Eco-Friendly Movement

On: Sat, Jun 22, 2013 at 8:22AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Automotive 'Green' Models Take Over Eco-Friendly Movement test 1-1

With tax incentives in place and consumer interest on the rise, the global green markets are rapidly expanding. Manufacturers have found ways to improve their production and distribution of of eco-friendly products. Impressive advertising and marketing has also done a stand-up job of convincing buyers to opt for greener options. There are millions of eco-friendly alternative brands and products on the market at this point, and one industry is dominating the green buying demand, but it’s probably not the one you think!


Nine Days of The Great Race 2013 Begin This Weekend

On: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 4:26PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Nine Days of The Great Race 2013 Begin This Weekend test 1-1

2013’s Great Race kicks off today, June 21st, for the 30th time since 1983. The Great Race course in 2013 begins in St. Paul, Minnesota and ends in Mobile, Alabama. This path takes drivers through Wisconsin, Indiana, Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Louisiana. Around 100 cars are expected to start this race—how many will finish is yet to be determined.


North Carolina and Others Looking to Tax EVs and Hybrids

On: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 2:06PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


North Carolina and Others Looking to Tax EVs and Hybrids test 1-1

If you drive a hybrid or electric vehicle, prepare to be shocked about new taxes that may affect you in the near future—especially if you drive one of the 30,000 EVs and hybrids in the state of North Carolina!


 

Honda Recalls S2000 and RSX Over Faulty Brakes

On: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 11:43AM | By: Teddy Field


Honda Recalls S2000 and RSX Over Faulty Brakes test 1-1

Produced from 2000-2009, the Honda S2000 is a small, two-seat roadster, along the same lines as a Mazda Miata. Power in this second generation model (2006-2007—the group covered by the recall) came from a 237-hp 2.2L with a high-revving 8,000 rpm redline. This was essentially Honda’s “halo car”, designed to get attention like the Acura NSX. The Acura RSX, on the other hand, is a sport-lux version of the Civic, and it was one of the luxury division’s best-sellers. Both are being recalled because Honda discovered a flaw in some of the brake booster parts, which could lead to reduced power assistance when you step on the pedal. No crashes or injuries have been reported.


New Service Brings the Test Drive to You

On: Fri, Jun 21, 2013 at 9:07AM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


New Service Brings the Test Drive to You test 1-1

A Seattle, WA company called Tred is hoping to revolutionize the way people test drive, and ultimately buy, cars. This company is providing test drive services to consumers in a way no one has ever done before. Basically, this service brings the cars to the interested consumers in hopes to streamline the way people buy a new vehicle. Tred is launching this service to the public for the first time—their level of success with the venture will likely have an impact on similar business models in the future.


Is Dodge Headed the Way of Pontiac and Mercury?

On: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 1:50PM | By: Chris Weiss


Is Dodge Headed the Way of Pontiac and Mercury? test 1-1

The American auto market was very different 15 years ago from what it is today. Not only were car buyers obsessed with big, refrigerator-sized SUVs, thanks to low gas prices and sensibilities that suggested that minivans and station wagons were the death of their self esteem, but there were a lot more American brands to choose from. Brands like Oldsmobile, Saturn, Mercury, and Pontiac were still alive and well (well, not necessarily well, but alive). GM and Ford streamlined their portfolios in the first decade of 2000s, eliminating all of those brands over time. Chrysler also cut its portfolio during that time, sending Plymouth to the junkyard next to Eagle. According to a new report, Dodge may be the next American brand on the chopping block.


U.S. Auto Sales Are Up While European Sales Hit a 20-Year Low

On: Thu, Jun 20, 2013 at 12:18PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


U.S. Auto Sales Are Up While European Sales Hit a 20-Year Low test 1-1

May was host to two very different auto industry scenarios between the United States and Europe. On our side of the pond, the auto industry saw a big gain as sales rose strongly in May. Meanwhile in Europe, sales tanked to a two-decade low. So, what’s going on with the auto industry?


Fuel Economy Standards Make Cars Less Expensive to Operate but Cost More to Purchase

On: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 2:12PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


Fuel Economy Standards Make Cars Less Expensive to Operate but Cost More to Purchase test 1-1

Buying a new car or truck is about to become more expensive for consumers, but the high cost up front will save you money in the long run—or at least that’s the consensus from Consumer Reports. This credible consumer advocate is in strong agreement with the government’s new Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) regulations for passenger cars and trucks in this country.


New Toyota Chairman Backs New Supra

On: Wed, Jun 19, 2013 at 10:06AM | By: Chris Weiss


New Toyota Chairman Backs New Supra test 1-1

The Toyota Supra has been slowly moving from rumor to reality. First there were just unsubstantiated rumors. A lot of them. Then there was a real, live announcement, and while it wasn't about the Supra specifically, the partnership with BMW was aimed in part at sports car development. Then, more rumors from the BMW side about how that BMW-Toyota team up would bring the Supra back. While Toyota hasn't yet made an official announcement, its newest chairman has come out in support of a Supra-type car, providing the most explicit evidence yet.


More Traditional Knobs and Buttons Coming Back to Ford

On: Tue, Jun 18, 2013 at 2:45PM | By: Elizabeth Puckett


The Current MyFord Touch  test 2

Over the last decade, everything has slowly but surely changed about the way we operate controls inside vehicles. What once was done with a series of manual controls—like changing the pitch and bass of the radio & sound volume, air conditioning & climate adjustments, and turning lights on & off have almost become a thing of the past. Surprisingly, the Ford Motor Company is making one of the boldest moves in controls in vehicles that’s been done in many years—they’re bringing back more traditional buttons and knobs to be integrated into their fleet’s MyFord Touch infotainment system and controls.