Nissan has long been synonymous with dependable, fuel-efficient cars that are sensible and decently priced. However, the company has been making some serious waves lately with some insanely fast and innovative race cars. From the makers of the Skyline When most people think of a Nissan they usually think of something like the Altima, a Read on! →

Last week the Obama administration met with the big three U.S. automakers to discuss having all cars and light trucks meet an average of 56.2 miles per gallon standard by 2025. While the plan would boost the price of automobiles, advocates say it will be made up by consumers in lower fuel costs. Detractors see Read on! →

General Motors has announced a Saturn Aura recall, involving the 2007 to 2010 model year of that sedan, along with the 2008 to 2010 Chevrolet Malibu and Pontiac G6. The issue is the transmission shift cable, which can break and fail to fully select a gear, especially park. GM announces Saturn Aura recall General Motors Read on! →

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has an ax to grind regarding the way the Obama administration handled the automotive bailout, Automotive News reports. The former Pennsylvania senator told a Detroit, Mich., audience that he wouldn’t have floated taxpayer money to General Motors Co. and Chrysler Group LLC because he believes “too big to fail” means Read on! →

Volkswagen is one step closer to deciding which vehicles it will produce at its facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker is looking for a new midsize utility vehicle, sized somewhere between the compact Tiguan and the larger Touareg, noted Volkswagen of America CEO Jonathan Browning to reporters following a speech Read on! →

Contrary to popular belief, using a turn signal is not a courteous flourish in most places but rather is legally mandated. However, many people believe the opposite and a Society and Automotive Engineers study suggests turn signal neglect is more dangerous than distracted driving. The second lever There is a lever located on either the Read on! →

Congress is currently considering a bill to fund research into ignition interlock Breathalyzer technology. A growing number of states require them for people convicted of drunken driving, and more people are calling for them to be standard on all cars. Top beverage group opposes interlock research A bill is currently under consideration in the United Read on! →

Volvo Cars North America, an automaker that prides itself on its safety record, has agreed to pay $1.5 million in fines to federal safety regulators for not conducting seven separate recalls in a timely manner. Volvo fined for procrastination The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced the penalty assessment on its website Tuesday. Since that Read on! →

The 2011 Ford Ranger underwent a bold redesign; the small pickup was enlarged and given sumptuous curves. Despite decent sales and top safety awards, no one in North America is going to be able to buy one. New Ranger wins top European safety award The Ford Ranger underwent a bold redesign for the 2011 model Read on! →

Consumers are eating up new automotive deals, reports The Detroit News. Experts predict that May automotive sales may spike by as much as 30 percent. Lower gas prices are expected to bring even more truck buyers into auto showrooms, analysts indicate. Up 32 percent from 2011 analysts predict that auto sales in May 2012 Read on! →