Last week, U.S. News and World Reports released its 2012 Best Cars for the Money Award picks. Ford was the frontrunner, carrying five of the top bang-for-your-buck cars in 10 different categories. The best bargains were also selected for SUVs, minivans and trucks. Determining the best value The winners were selected for 23 automotive categories. Read on! →


Mazda has announced that there will be not be another model year of the RX-8, the rotary-engine sports car that succeeded the RX-7. A number of factors, including falling sales, contributed to the model’s demise, and a successor is not on the horizon. Mazda drops rotary engine sports car The Mazda Motor Corporation has announced Read on! →


The Nissan Leaf sold well in its initial offering, but sales have slowed much since that time. The higher cost of EVs has hindered their adoption in the U.S., and much of that added expense is due to the battery pack. Now, says Nissan, it is making a new battery pack for the Leaf that Read on! →


People who responsibly leave their cars at home in order to celebrate on New Year’s Eve should make sure their cars are good and locked. New Year’s Day is the worst day of the year for car theft. Thieves take advantage of celebration It is almost New Year’s Eve, an occasion to celebrate the passing Read on! →


Tesla Motors, the electric car company, has just unveiled the Model X, the crossover SUV model. Many features will mirror the Model S, including performance, range and price. About those doors Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk recently created a bit of a stir when he announced Tesla’s upcoming crossover SUV Tesla, the Model X, would Read on! →


A surgeon in Baton Rouge, La., unwittingly recreated part of an episode of uber-popular motoring program “Top Gear” by beating traffic in a novel way. En route to a surgery, she was able to bypass stop-and-go traffic using a child’s bicycle. Helmet thrown in as bonus for surgeon Catherine Baucom Fans of the BBC’s uber-popular Read on! →


Kelly Blue Book, ultimate authority on all things with four wheels and an engine, has come out with its Top 10 Green Cars for 2010. The list has foreign and domestic vehicles, and measures “green cars” on the basis of fuel economy, carbon dioxide emissions, safety and “driving enjoyment.” While the “green” rating of a Read on! →


In the past few years, three-wheelers – or three-wheeled motorcycles and cars, in a sense – have kind of become a thing, or at least a much bigger thing than they were. Since it’s something more people are going to be exposed to, some education is in order. The basic forms of three-wheelers There are Read on! →


There is a condition sometimes called a “death wobble,” which means a vehicle shakes after hitting a bump at high speed. Various people are reporting it on late model Jeep Wranglers and Congress has asked the NHTSA about the phenomenon. Wobbling Jeeps gets attention of Congress Cynics may proclaim otherwise, but members of Congress do Read on! →


People like to hear about Ferraris because many gear heads have an inner 10-year-old who still wants a Ferrari poster on the wall. The next generation of said posters may have the F12 Berlinetta, the fastest Ferrari road car yet. Official unveiling in Geneva There are a handful of motor shows where car makers take Read on! →