Automakers are in a fervent quest to make their cars ever more fuel efficient and are employing every trick at their disposal to do so. One method is to employ stop-start engine technology, which is going to appear in a growing number of vehicles. Stop start engine technology coming along nicely A big barrier to Read on! →


It was recently announced that the original Aston Martin DB5 from “Goldfinger,” a James Bond film, was going to be auctioned. It is the only surviving prop car from the film left intact. The car is expected to sell for at least $5 million. That makes it easily one of the most expensive cars in Read on! →


A recall has been announced for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the car developed jointly by Subaru and Toyota and sold under different brands. An error was detected in the owners’ manuals for the cars which must be fixed. Cheap and cheerful Part of how Japanese automakers became dominant forces in the U.S., apart Read on! →


When other automakers zig, Ferrari zags. Most believe that carbon fiber is the best material for making car components lighter, but the Italian supercar maker is standing behind its use of aluminum. Ferrari insists aluminum is superior for most cars, a stance that goes against the grain in the automotive industry. Enzo preferred aluminum Dating Read on! →


The best way, of course, to get to somebody on April Fool’s Day is to get them where they live. So what is it that Americans cherish the most? What is so precious to us that even a satirical skewering will cut us to the bone? Why, our rides, of course. Here is a rundown Read on! →


Monday, Volkswagen introduced the new Beetle at the New York Auto Show. Although a price has yet to be announced, it is known that the 2012 VW Beetle redesign will appear in showrooms in October, reports AOL Autos. This will be only the third version of the German working-class subcompact car in its 90-year history. Read on! →


Hyundai’s CEO in the U.S. said last week that, in its push to keep sales brisk stateside, the automaker would back off on entering the pickup segment and concentrate more on six and seven passenger crossover SUVs. Hyundai wants momentum to continue Hyundai North America had a good year in 2011. Besides enjoying high sales, Read on! →


The threat of identity theft among General Motors employees has run amok, reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker has signaled a fraud alert, warning 883 active and retired employees that they should take steps to shield themselves against identity theft. Sources indicate a GM employee downloaded employee records before retiring from the company in Read on! →


The Detroit Free Press reports that the Mack Avenue Engine II plant in Detroit will go dark come September. Production at the engine production facility, which is a part of the larger Mack Avenue Engine Complex, will end Sept. 9, and over 200 workers may be routed into other jobs at other plants, according to Read on! →


On average, Americans spend an hour and a half of each day in their vehicle. According to a new study, spending that time in a new vehicle could be toxic. What makes up a new car smell The “new car smell” is a smell that most of us are familiar with, and a big part Read on! →