Ferdinand Alexander Porsche has died in Salzburg, Austria, at the age of 76. Porsche was the famed designer of the original, iconic Porsche 911 sports car. A design legacy Porsche rose to international prominence in 1963 when he introduced the original Porsche 911 at the Frankfurt Motor Show. He was only 27 at the time. Read on! →


The new 2013 hybrid Ford Fusion has earned the bragging rights to call itself the most fuel-efficient mid-size sedan in the land. It’s EPA score approaches the Prius liftback for miles per gallon. Hybrid Ford Fusion earns all 47s The hybrid version of the popular Ford Fusion has earned 47 mpg across the board; on Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an advisory Monday, reminding pedestrians who didn’t get the message when they were kids to look both ways before crossing the street. In 2010, the last year for which the numbers have been crunched, the number of pedestrian fatalities rose for the first time in five years. Pedestrian Read on! →


One of the more careless practices that necessitated the subprime bailout was sloppy loan underwriting procedures. Lenders did not sufficiently weigh the risk of lending to consumers who were hard-pressed to repay, leading to excessive loan default. Wards Auto reports that this has led vehicle finance companies to take a closer look at incoming auto Read on! →


Because of EPA disclosure regulations, a new car buyer can leave a dealer’s lot confident that his or her new vehicle will clock in at the miles per gallon rated on its sticker, right? Maybe not always. But is that a cause for alarm, and what should be done about it, if anything? ‘Actual mileage Read on! →


Ford Explorer: the beginning of a love story The mom-mobile, the beloved suburban conveyor, the best-selling passenger vehicle in America for years on end: In its very success, the Ford Explorer unleashed a pestilence of vehicular obesity.  How did it get so fat?  Love had a hand in it.  People fell in love with the Read on! →


A new car has been announced by Aston Martin – the DB10 – for the new James Bond film, “Spectre,” though Aston says it won’t go on sale. It joins an automotive pantheon of sorts, as the list of vehicles Bond drives is illustrious. You can buy other Bond cars The newest of the Bond Read on! →


The Ford Ranger is no longer produced in the United States. While Ford is still taking some stick over discontinuing the model, Nissan is gunning for Ford’s share of small pickup sales. Ford takes flak Small pickups make up one of the smallest segments of the overall car market, representing just 2 percent of all Read on! →


While some experts see a silver lining in increased fourth-quarter automotive sales, Audi CEO Rupert Stadler sees dark clouds. According to Reuters, Stadler predicts a tough year for the automotive industry in 2012. However, he does not believe that this is cause for pessimism. ‘An appetite for mobility’ Consumers in developing economies have displayed “an Read on! →


We rely on our cars to get us back and forth, either to and from work or on longer trips. Like every complicated piece of machinery, though, a car can break down. When that does happen, it is best to be prepared with a car emergency kit. Why you need a car emergency kit You Read on! →