The Subaru Legacy and by extension the Outback, the crossover wagon based on the Legacy, are due for a refresher. The 2013 Legacy and Outback  have been given a slightly bigger motor and some new gear. Settling nicely into middle age The current generation of the Subaru Legacy and Outback, according to USA Today, is Read on! →


The German luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is issuing a small-scale recall for some of its SL-Class roadsters from the 2013 model year. A vulnerable air-conditioner refrigerant line is the culprit in the action. It could cause a fire under extreme conditions. Affects fewer than 500 Mercedes SL-Class According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, only Read on! →


Have you been greenwashed today? It’s more than likely, if you’ve watched television, read a magazine or surfed an auto website. America’s auto advertising is littered with promises that each automaker’s vehicles deliver on the green promise consumers have become conditioned to expect. Like trained seals, viewers bark with excitement over just how many trees Read on! →


Have you been staring at that check engine light for months? Bust out your OBD-II scanner, and you’re likely to find that you have a failed oxygen sensor. Luckily, an O2 sensor isn’t difficult to swap out. He’s how to replace an oxygen sensor with minimal work. The oxygen sensor’s job A car’s oxygen sensor Read on! →


Don’t put bad or superfluous parts into or on your automotive. Not only is it vehicular abuse, it wastes your money. Here are some auto parts to avoid at your local auto parts store. Don’t get stuck with badges and decals If you aren’t driving a hot sports car or luxury sedan, don’t waste your Read on! →


After the end of the brand was announced last year, Pontiac has officially ceased to exist. The brand was jettisoned along with other under-performing brands under the GM banner. Other casualties included Hummer and Saturn, among others. Pontiac had more than 70 years of history.  The brand was especially well known for delivering classic muscle Read on! →


A lawsuit has been lodged in California against Hyundai by a man who claims the company misled him, through advertising, about the mileage the car can attain. The Hyundai lawsuit is at least the second over mileage claims. Hyundai lawsuit does not include Jeff Bridges People all over the country can turn on their television Read on! →


Since the earliest days of the automotive industry, there has been no shortage of stories, observations and strange car facts. Car culture is a breeding ground for the kind of oddities and factoids that keep auto trivia buffs up at night, researching. Here are just a few morsels of automotive trivia, a mere taste. In Read on! →


The United States government has suspended loans to Fisker Automotive, the startup company building the Karma luxury sedan. Employees are being laid off as the company restructures. Department of Energy turns lights off on Fisker funding Fisker Automotive had previously been green-lit for a $529 million in loans from the Department of Energy, according to Read on! →


A new market for exports is always welcome among car makers, and a new place to ship cars might be opening up after decades without access. It is rumored that new cars might be getting shipped to be sold in Cuba, as reforms will allow for it next year. Reforms lead to new cars and Read on! →