The U.S. Treasury under the Obama Administration has been part-owner of General Motors Co. for more than three years now. That association is not likely to end at any time in the foreseeable future, as the government is presenting no timetable for an exit. GM stock performing poorly Since its controversial Government-backed bankruptcy, the giant Read on! →


The Porsche Panamera is a bit of an oddity, in that it is a full-bore sports car but is also a four-door full-size luxury sedan the size of a battleship. Porsche is known to be working on a smaller four-door, called the Pajun, which is confirmed for release in 2017. Smaller four-door car forthcoming from Read on! →


Cars.com has slugged it out with mountains of April sales data and returned with its list of the fastest and slowest selling cars of April. Although it lost some ranking from March, Toyota’s Prius Plug-In — only available for two months — is proving itself a rapidly rising star. Prius leads the hybrid pack With Read on! →


Chrysler is having a busy month. In two separate campaigns, it is recalling more than 120,000 sedans and minivans for issues involving the ABS/ESC control system and a potentially dangerous electric liftgate. Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger The largest of the campaigns calls back nearly 120,000 U.S.-owned Chrysler 300 and Dodge Charger sedans from the Read on! →


Ford has expanded an ongoing recall of the Windstar minivan to include an additional 27,000 vans in Virginia that may have cracked axles or axle mounting brackets. The issue is with road salts, which corrode components and has resulted in a number of recalls from different manufacturers. Cracking axle recall expands In 2010, according to Read on! →


A recent survey conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety suggests that most motorists in the state don’t have a clue about how to be safe around motorcycles. In particular, the majority of California drivers are ignorant of lane splitting rules for motorcyclists, which can lead to traffic accidents. Lane splitting is legal in Read on! →


While modern society is generally more enlightened than ever before regarding gender equity, the truth is that when it comes to female mechanics, stereotypes still exist. An online search of stock photography and other popular media sources using the term “female mechanic” turns up countless images that are more appropriate to a men’s magazine or Read on! →


Automotive industry giants continue to jockey for position. According to Automotive News, a familiar name continues to sit atop the automotive sales throne. Toyota’s April auto sales were up 12 percent, well about the 2 percent gain experienced by the rest of the industry. It was enough to keep Toyota ahead of fast-charging rival Chrysler Read on! →


The rules of the road differ depending upon the country in which you live. Sometimes such laws are a matter of common sense and politeness; other times, they’re simply strange when compared with traffic laws in the U.S. Here are some strange traffic laws from other nations. Mechanical and horse safety first in Denmark In Read on! →


It is the 21st century and we still are without the flying cars foretold by “The Jetsons.” But Volkswagen may be working on the next best thing: a car that hovers and travels on an invisible magnetic cushion. The People’s Car Project China’s recent Beijing auto show unveiled some of the concepts created for the Read on! →