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Subaru WRX Concept On Display At New York Auto Show

On: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 12:10PM | By: Clay Ritchings

Subaru WRX Concept test 2

As hard as Subaru tried to keep the new WRX concept under wraps until it’s official reveal at the 2013 NY Auto Show, sketches of the concept were posted all over the internet. The initial illustrations looked promising and the actual vehicle did not disappoint.

Oops - Steering wheel may fall off of your 2013 Buick Encore - Recall Issued

On: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 11:26AM | By: Teddy Field

Oops - Steering wheel may fall off of your 2013 Buick Encore - Recall Issued test 1-1

When automakers roll out a brand new model, a few hiccups are to be expected. But GM’s latest gas-sipping crossover seems to have developed a full blown case of colic. It seems that the steering wheel could just randomly fall off and, according to NHTSA, that could result in a crash.

The problem stems from an improperly installed steering wheel fastener, which can apparently work its way loose, causing the tiller to fall off. These fasteners were used only on models equipped the heated steering wheel option, and NHTSA says that the recall affects only 144 2013 Buick Encores built between December 9, 2012 - December 28, 2012. No accidents or injuries have been reported.

Born Again - 2014 Chevy Impala & 2014 Jeep Cherokee

On: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 at 9:50AM | By: Teddy Field

Born Again - 2014 Chevy Impala & 2014 Jeep Cherokee test 1-1

A decade ago, the ‘Retro Craze’ brought us some funk-tastic cars like the New Beetle, the PT Cruiser, and the Chevy SSR. They were hot at the time, but their popularity lasted about as long as Chumbawamba’s. Fortunately, reintroducing an iconic model is now approached with a lot more care, and the 2014 Chevy Impala and 2014 Jeep Cherokee have been reimagined with an eye on future. So let’s look into the disco ball, and see what the future holds for these two iconic rides.

FYI: The Most Expensive Pickups in America

On: Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 1:59PM | By: Teddy Field

FYI: The Most Expensive Pickups in America test 1-1

If you’ve been truck shopping in the last decade, then you know just how expensive they’ve become. Sure, they’re more civilized, fuel efficient, and capable than ever before. But they’re still just motorized wheelbarrows, right?

Wrong. If you’re prepared to spend north of $50k on a half-ton truck, you can get a chromed-out Aspen Ski Lodge on wheels, sans the antler chandelier. The gaudiness of the available amenities borders on the ridiculous. But if you come from old family money, and people call you by your initials, then here’s three rhinestone-encrusted wheelbarrows just for you!


Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster: Simply Breathtaking

On: Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 11:00PM | By: Lou Ruggieri

Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster:  Simply Breathtaking test 1-1

For anyone who has never laid eyes on a Lamborghini, a small piece of advice:  Find one. Sure, pictures are nice, and stats are fun to read, but there is nothing – repeat, nothing that compares to the visual presence of a Lamborghini in living color. If you happen to get your choice of which Lambo to view as your first raging bull, may we suggest the 2013 Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster. Sure, the name is a mouthful, but trust us there will be plenty of room to fill when your jaw drops.  

What's Hot at the 2013 New York Auto Show

On: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 9:46AM | By: Clay Ritchings

What's Hot at the 2013 New York Auto Show test 1-1

The New York International Automobile show was first held in 1900— for over hundred years, through good times and bad, it has continued its pioneering own tradition of delivering new as well as innovative ideas to locals and the world.

The year 2013 is truly making out to be a very exciting one for the automobile industry. So far, the auto shows around the world have truly delivered a grand variety of things on four wheels to really be excited about. As one of the most impactful and trend setting automotive markets globally, combined with the city’s energy, and the fact that New York is a popular city, this show is the most important automotive event in the world.

Dig It: 2014 Buick LaCrosse

On: Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 8:10AM | By: Teddy Field

2014 Buick LaCrosse test 2

Buick’s new corporate image is all about Good Vibes. They’re trying to shed their image of freaky reliability, and bogus build quality. ‘The Sensible Man’s Cadillac’ is what they want people to see. And their new crop of properly luxurious rides definitely fits the groovy new image.

Chevy Flashes a Glimpse of 2014 Camaro SS

On: Fri, Mar 22, 2013 at 9:14AM | By: Chris Weiss

2014 Chevy Camaro SS test 2

The New York International Auto Show is less than a week away and automakers are preparing by getting the press and public excited about what's in store. Chevy will debut the redesigned 2014 Camaro SS at the show and has released a quick teaser of the Camaro model.

State of the Nation: The Self-Driving Car in 2013

On: Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 9:56AM | By: Jon Summers

Google Autonomous Lexus RX test 2

People strike up conversation with me, as a car guy, to help them decide which new car to buy. Often I can help; however, choosing a daily driver for myself has proven impossible. I love cars which are good to drive, and these cars, with their noisy, thirsty engines, manual transmissions and hard riding suspensions are the opposite of what I need for my mogadon commute up and down Highway 101 through Silicon Valley. Stop/start traffic demands automatic transmission; volume of traffic means there is no point in having anything especially fast/powerful, no corners and potholed freeways make floaty suspension your best bet. My driving reality is thus completely at odds with the things I most love about the motoring experience. My commute is not a drive, rather it is a chore which is rendered tolerable only by audiobooks. It is a chore which would be more tolerable if the car could just handle the dumb stop-and-go itself.

The Diesels Are Coming!

On: Sat, Mar 16, 2013 at 10:10AM | By: Teddy Field

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee EcoDiesel test 2

Paul Revere made his Midnight Ride through the Massachusetts countryside in 1775, to warn American colonists of the approaching British army, but we bring much better news from the other side of the pond. Instead of a herd of Red Coats, intent on burning your farm to the ground, we’re heralding the arrival of that European institution called ‘Diesel’.

The Most Important Cars of 2013

On: Fri, Mar 15, 2013 at 2:36PM | By: Teddy Field

2013 Ford Fusion  test 2

There are many significant, game changing events in a person’s life.  The birth of a child, meeting that ‘special someone’, getting the job that launches a career. Such events can alter the course of a person’s life. So how do we parallel something as important as the birth of a child, with a story about new cars? Two words: ‘Creative License’.