European microcars like the Messerschmitt KR-175 were originally designed to solve transportation problems during World War II. Such inexpensive vehicles with engines smaller than 750 cubic centimeters and a length of less than 10 feet were perfect for cash-strapped families to navigate through densely populated cities. As the New York Times puts it, however, function Read on! →


Autoblog.com reports that Ford and the creators of the popular reality television show “The Amazing Race” are banding together to produce a five-week series called “Focus Rally: America.” Billed as “the first interactive real-time road rally” by Ford, “Focus Rally: America” will serve as a showcase for the new 2012 Ford Focus. The program will Read on! →


The White House is said to be proposing that fuel economy standards, or CAFE standards, for automakers be set at 60 miles per gallon by 2025. Current CAFE standards mandate that car makers hit 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016. Fuel standards are not tied to a single model, but an average of all models Read on! →


More Ford trucks are on the road than nearly every other automaker. The most popular full size pickup in North America is the F150, and for good reason. There have been other truck models that have sold well in the past. The Ford Ranger was the best selling light pickup for a while, but the Read on! →


There are two huge debuts this year for green vehicles, one being the Chevy Volt, and the other is the Nissan Leaf. The Nissan Leaf stands out as an all-electric car. The Leaf will be available for sale at dealerships by the end of 2010. The company began taking advance orders, but instead of only Read on! →


Fuel efficiency in cars is something that every driver should be aware of. Picking a vehicle that won’t empty your wallet every time you fill up the tank is a good idea. This has been a major concern of the auto industry for a long time, and the best-selling cars on the market are all Read on! →


In the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon “The Flintstones,” cars were all powered by foot. Since the invention of the bicycle, there hasn’t been a whole lot of improvement in the area of human-powered vehicles aside from engineering challenges. That is, until now. A design firm out of Oregon has come up with a car that can Read on! →


As Stevie Ray Vaughan so accurately puts it in his song “Crossfire,” “Money’s tight; nothing’s free.” That remains true today for the American car-buying public, as falling credit scores and ongoing recession have combined for lean times. Wards Auto reports that used vehicle sales are outpacing new car sales, and the market for subprime used Read on! →


Here’s the rest of the procedure for changing your spark plugs. CLICK HERE if you missed part one. Assuming you’re still on track, pull the wire off the end of the plug by gripping the wire it as close to the engine as possible. Some wiggling may be necessary. About.com stresses here not to rip Read on! →


One of the notable absences from the SUV market has been the Dodge Durango. The SUV that was halfway between mid-size and full-size and had full size power was a very popular model, and Dodge promised a redesign. The new Dodge Durango got a little more than just a face lift, as Chrysler is in Read on! →