Elio Motors is an automotive start-up, offering a three-wheeler ideally suited to solo commuters with a low price tag and jaw-dropping fuel efficiency. The “definitive” version of their intended car was shown off at the Consumer Electronics Show recently, though a few hurdles remain until production and sales can start. Elio Motors three-wheeler won’t stay Read on! →


In this ongoing era of green automotive technology, the desire to get there faster while expending as little fuel with as small an environmental footprint as possible has prompted automakers to tap into a very basic formula. In order to achieve fuel economy, there four basic concepts are weight of the vehicle, aerodynamics of the Read on! →


Anyone who buys a Cadillac XTS is parting with a boatload of cash or going into heavy debt to drive it home. To sweeten the deal, or to harness the power of the technology built into the car, Caddy is throwing in a free iPad with the car. Room with a CUE Cadillac is debuting Read on! →


Rock star Kid Rock’s devotion to his home city of Detroit is well-documented. He and fellow musician Eminem have done much to promote a sense of pride and boost the economy of the once-floundering Motor City. Rock even wrote the song “Times Like These” to bring attention to his hometown. But now the awkward part. Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a Ford Fiesta recall because the passenger side curtain airbag will not deploy in some of the cars if there is no passenger in the front. That creates dangers for passengers in the rear passenger seat, where children often sit. Fiesta recall not over a defect According Read on! →


The Federal Trade Commission today received a petition from several auto-safety groups that asks for a ban on renting out recalled vehicles that haven’t been serviced. The companies targeted by this FTC complaint are Enterprise, National and Alamo. The petition to the FTC follows a $15 million jury award from earlier this year. No official 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! →


Eight months into an ongoing investigation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that 16 crashes and five injuries were related to a transmission issue in some BMW models. According to the NHTSA, the problem can lead to a parked vehicle rolling away. Under investigation since August The federal regulation agency has been looking Read on! →


Fans of Mazda’s RX-8 sports coupe are in mourning, as the only sports car from that brand with more than 200 horsepower has gone the way of the dodo. However, Mazda fans can take heart, as the brand is weighing whether to put the 205-horsepower MX-5 Miata GT into production. Miata GT among long line Read on! →


A lawsuit has been filed against Mini, for allegedly violating the Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act of that state. The lawsuit alleges that corners were cut in making the MiniCooper CVT, the continuously-variable transmission, which some owners claim is hopelessly unreliable. Second such MiniCooper CVT lawsuit According to the Wall Street Journal, Mini has Read on! →