When other automakers zig, Ferrari zags. Most believe that carbon fiber is the best material for making car components lighter, but the Italian supercar maker is standing behind its use of aluminum. Ferrari insists aluminum is superior for most cars, a stance that goes against the grain in the automotive industry. Enzo preferred aluminum Dating Read on! →


It’s Halloween, the day when haunted houses get all the attention. However, the ghosts who haunt cars are crying discrimination. Haunted houses are rooted to a foundation. If you can make it out the door, chances are you’ll be safe. But just try to escape a haunted car. A haunted house can’t go after you, Read on! →


We’ve all seen television commercials and magazine inserts claiming that car insurance from some company will “save money.” It is true that one can save money switching car insurance companies, but it goes for more than just GEICO. Cartoon gecko isn’t entirely forthcoming on switching car insurance GEICO sure has some funny commercials. They have Read on! →


Diesel cars have not been as popular in the  U.S. as they are elsewhere. If the upcoming BMW diesel 5 series ever comes stateside, some people may reconsider. Two turbochargers not sufficient Naturally, two turbochargers is just not sufficient if three can be had. BMW has taken that idea to heart when designing an upcoming Read on! →


Distracted driving is a killer, leading to thousands of accidents and deaths every year. A British study asserts the worst thing one can do is eating behind the wheel, which can interfere with drivers more than cell phones or driving drunk. Reaction time hampered most by sandwich Numerous campaigns are aimed at reducing “distracted driving.” Read on! →


Since the 1990s, the nation’s law enforcement fleets have been dominated by Ford’s Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, affectionately known to officers as the “Crown Vic.” But as beloved as the reliable workhorse has become, it will soon be a thing of the past. Crown Vic was a trusted steed Earlier this year, in a move Read on! →


Hybrid vehicles and other forms of next-generation personal consumer transportation have proved to be polarizing in recent years. For all the people who are excited about lessening their carbon footprints and spending less for reliable transportation, there remains a loud minority that bellyaches about their fear of being herded into accepting some global warming ideology Read on! →


Chrysler has decided to shelve its announced plans to install a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox in new Dodge Avenger and Chrysler 200 models. The company does not believe American buyers will accept the rougher feel of its gear shifting, and therefore the fuel-saving new transmissions are on indefinite hold. Performance trashed by Consumer Reports A similar Read on! →


According to the National Safety Council, at least 28 percent of all traffic accidents in the U.S. in 2010 involved drivers using cellular devices. Cell phone use behind the wheel has become a hot topic of contention for lawmakers, law enforcement and the public. While many call for more regulation, Ford may be working on Read on! →