The 2013 Fiat 500 Abarth has made a big splash, in no small part because of the racy Super Bowl commercial starring striking Romanian-Italian supermodel Catrinel Menghia. Fiat is banking on the tall, small hatchback sending some pulses soaring with its retro styling and spirited engine. Motor Trend took it for a test drive, are 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! →


Auto dealer regulation has been on the minds of House Democrats of late, or more specifically a lack thereof. Their belief is that the newly formed Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA) would hamper auto dealers’ ability to recover during these trying financial times by limiting their ability to continue offering dealer-assisted financing.  Led by New Read on! →


THE SHORT ANSWER LEASE IF: Lower monthly payments are a priority and you don’t care about building ownership equity in a vehicle. You enjoy driving new cars that have the latest safety features and are always under warranty. Your life situation is fairly stable and predictable over the next few years. You drive around 15,000 Read on! →


Old or new, vehicles are bound to leak at some point during their lifetime. Being able to identify vehicle leaks can help you save money and time. Identifying liquid drops The drops and drips that show up under your vehicle can indicate what might be wrong with your car. Try to park your vehicle on Read on! →


The price of gas is rapidly approaching the $5 mark and international tensions are strained over the acquisition and control of oil. These concerns, and others, are leading many motorists to consider buying hybrid and electric cars. However, a new study on hybrid loyalty shows that most first-time hybrid owners don’t buy a second. Two-thirds Read on! →


A New Jersey car crash video was recently posted online and subsequently went viral, as part of campaign to reduce incidents of running red lights. The video, which some consider controversial, was leaked by a red light camera company, which some think might represent an ulterior motive. Controversial New Jersey car crash video goes viral Read on! →


A recent article in Automotive News reports that when it comes to auto dealers, women in auto sales may be just the recipe needed to increase the bottom line. The traditional preponderance of male salespeople in the auto sales industry created a “testosterone barrier” that may have been appropriate when purchasing decisions in American households 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! →


The fines charged to automakers for failing to conduct timely recalls of unsafe models had been doubled to $35 million in a compromise bill agreed on by the House and Congress last week.  The Senate originally asked those penalties to be upped to $250 million. Recall fines The current maximum the government can charge for Read on! →