Big and tall drivers need interior space in order to enter, properly operate and exit a vehicle. Forget about chop shop stories like that of former NBA center Manute Bol, who at 7-foot-7 was forced to remove the front seat of his first car so that he could drive from the back. Unmodified, the following Read on! →


Gas prices traditionally go up in the spring time, but it is only March and the nation’s pump numbers are at near-record highs. It sure makes it hard for a driving enthusiast to enjoy feeling the asphalt rushing underneath the tires. Still, it is clear that adjustments need to be made in favor of fuel Read on! →


As many as 5.1 million Jeeps are being investigated by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as it upgrades its preliminary probe into fuel tank fires following rear-end impacts. [For The Best Package Deal For A New Or Pre-Owned Ford Look At Gus Johnson Used Cars Now.] ‘Modern day Pinto?’ Federal regulators were originally alerted Read on! →


Nissan Leaf owners, disgruntled that Nissan is not taking their complaints of battery power loss in hotter climates seriously, have staged their own test. Expect Nissan to pay attention now. Nissan Leaf batteries losing power in heat? Following the flaming-hot summer, some Leaf owners in Arizona noticed that the batteries in their Leafs were losing Read on! →


The U.S. auto industry is in for a real shot in the arm by 2015, reports the Center for Automotive Research. According to recent research, the Detroit Big Three are poised to hire as many as 30,000 additional workers over the next four years. Rebounding car and truck sales and new labor contracts made this Read on! →


In 2003 and 2005, Honda recalled more than 1.4 million vehicles over a problem with the shift interlock system. Today, a new Honda recall was announced for the same problem. This Honda recall covers 2003 Accords, 2003 Civics and some 2003 and 2004 Elements. The Honda recall shift interlock problem The impetus for the new Read on! →


There are only so many ways to get out of a traffic ticket, but a physics professor at the University of California San Diego used science. Dmitri Krioukov published a four-page paper demonstrating his innocence with physics. Fighting The Man with science According to the Daily Mail, a San Diego physics professor recently used his Read on! →


Despite most flying cars being the realm of science fiction, there have been occasional attempts at making what are termed “roadable aircraft.” A modern example, the Terrafugia Transition, is heading to the New York Auto Show. A plane car Man has dreamed of a car that doubles as a plane for a long time. The Read on! →


A predatory lending practice in the mortgage industry outlawed by the financial reform bill escaped regulation in the auto lending industry. “Dealer reserve” is a legal practice similar to yield spread premiums; the practice of steering borrowers toward more expensive loans in exchange for a kickback. Although yield spread premiums are now illegal, dealer reserve Read on! →


Common tools used by automakers to boost sales of vehicles that aren’t selling well are cash rebates and related vehicle incentives. Rebate amounts are generally small, no more than a few thousand dollars for even the most expensive vehicles. Sometimes, however, an automaker like Maybach goes for broke. The ultra-luxury automaker is offering a massive Read on! →