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The Cars Shine At Alfa's Un-museum

On: Thu, Nov 19, 2015 at 3:13PM | By: Jon Summers


Alfa Museo test 2

A stroke of luck allowed a recent visit to the recently re-opened Alfa-Romeo museum, located just on the outskirts of Milan, in Arese, near the site of the now-demolished old factory.


The 2016 VW Beetle Dune & 2016 VW Beetle Denim are Funktastic!

On: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 2:21PM | By: Teddy Field


2016 VW Dune & Denim test 2

In 60s & 70s, the Volkswagen Bug was like a cheap automotive canvas. People could take their cheap little runabout, and turn it into a groovy flower-mobile, an off-road dune hopper, or a slick mini hotrod. The cultural impact of the Beetle isn't lost on VW, and they're launching two special edition Beetles to pay homage to the legendary Baja Bug and Jeans Beetle. So get ready to feel the Funk...


Ballin' on a Budget: 2004-2008 Toyota Solara Convertible

On: Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 9:09AM | By: Teddy Field


2004-2008 Toyota Solara Convertible test 2

In this series, we usually talk about affordable cars that'll still make you look good. The Toyota Solara Convertible, however, will only make you look good... in Florida. It's not that it's an ugly car, it's just that Toyota lopped the top off—for the sake of lopping the top off. And that kind of logic works only in the Sunshine State, where you will definitely look like you're ballin'...


2014-2016 Kia Soul recalled for potential steering failure

On: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 12:56PM | By: Teddy Field


2014-2016 Kia Soul recalled for potential steering failure test 1-1

The Kia Soul is an automotive fashion statement, that's adored by grandmothers and their grandkids alike. But that funky four-wheel hamster might become death trap, if you suddenly lose control of the steering. So if you own a Kia Soul, you might want to check this out...


 

Why Doesn't My Car Have a Spare Tire?

On: Tue, Nov 17, 2015 at 7:58AM | By: Clay Ritchings


Spare Tires Missing test 2

Car manufacturers are quietly eliminating spare tires from many vehicles—often without notice to the consumer—to reduce weight and increase gas mileage. Buried in the trunk in reduced space once reserved for spare tires is a small tire repair kit can equipped with a gooey sealant that may or may not repair the flat tire.


Great Cars That Nobody Bought: Subaru Baja

On: Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 11:16AM | By: Teddy Field


Great Cars That Nobody Bought: Subaru Baja test 1-1

When most car companies build a car, they look at prevailing market trends, then design a car that meet customer demand. Subaru... doesn't. They get a drum of saké, invite the guys from the Swiss Army Knife factory, then come up with some multi-purpose survival tool that has 4-wheel drive and a big honkin' turbo. Such is the case with the 2003–2006 Subaru Baja, a car-truck hybrid that's brilliantly insane...


Hatch From Hell: Volkswagen Golf R32

On: Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 11:47AM | By: Teddy Field


Hatch From Hell: Volkswagen Golf R32 test 1-1

The traditional 'hot hatchback' is designed for the young person who wants to haul their friends and stuff, while also hauling a certain part of the human anatomy. The Volkswagen Golf R32, on the other hand, doesn't have FWD, and it doesn't look like it came in a cereal box. It has 4-wheel drive, a big engine, and a luxurious interior. Oh yeah, it's also ballistic fast, which makes it a hatch from hell...


Land Rover Unveils 2017 Evoque Convertible; Aims For Niche Segment

On: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 6:05PM | By: Carl Malek


Land Rover Unveils 2017 Evoque Convertible; Aims For Niche Segment test 1-1

Looking to appeal to a niche segment of the luxury CUV market, Land Rover has unveiled the 2017 Evoque Convertible. This could herald a new suite of technology updates that will eventually trickle down to other members of the Land Rover lineup when it makes its official debut at the 2015 Los Angeles Motor Show later this month.


Beater That's Hard To Beat: 2005-2009 Subaru Outback

On: Wed, Nov 11, 2015 at 8:57AM | By: Teddy Field


Subaru Outback test 2

The Subaru Outback is a station wagon that's like an SUV that's pretending to be a luxury car. Or put it another way, it's a cross-dressing mountain goat that thinks it's an opera singer. But if you live in a place that has a lot of snow, rain, or muddy dirt roads, this automotive contradiction is one beater that's hard to beat.


Cheap Thrill: 2012-2014 Dodge Avenger R/T

On: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 1:33PM | By: Teddy Field


Cheap Thrill: 2012-2014 Dodge Avenger R/T test 1-1

In this episode, we're going to talk about the 2012-2014 Dodge Avenger R/T—a sleeper car that can make a grown Ricer cry like a teething toddler. If you don't know what a sleeper car is, just go to Google and type in "Martha Stewart cupcake recipes". If you do know what a sleeper car is, then read on. Because you just found your next cheap thrill...


Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment

On: Tue, Nov 10, 2015 at 11:15AM | By: Teddy Field


Mercedes Recalls 126k Cars for Unintended Airbag Deployment test 1-1

Airbags contain a deployment apparatus that allow them to pop out at up to 200 mph. With that much force at their disposal, an airbag is able to react to an impact almost instantly. But if you're just driving over, say, railroad tracks, a sudden airbag deployment could cause you to loose control and have a real accident. And then you wouldn't have an airbag to protect you. This is the problem facing certain Mercedes GLK and C-Class drivers. So let's have a look and see which models are being recalled...