Tesla Motors Co. has been teasing car aficionados for months with tantalizing hints about its new all-electric crossover SUV, the 2014 Tesla Model X. But the one leak that seems to be getting the most buzz is its revolutionary “falcon doors,” which may just do gull wing doors one better. Opening the door The first Read on! →


Americans have been steadily gaining weight over the last 50 years. That is not news, and the personal cost of carrying too much weight is well-documented. But in addition to an increased risk of diabetes, hypertension, stroke and heart disease, a recent article pinpoints another cost: obese motorists consume more gasoline. With fuel costs hovering Read on! →


The National Automobile Dealers Association has political muscle, and it wasn’t afraid to use it to obtain the highly sought-after auto dealer exemption from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau oversight. NADA spokesman Bailey Woods told Automotive News that House and Senate committees made the right decision, as the CFPB would make dealer financing for auto loans Read on! →


Parking tickets are a real pain in the rear and some parking enforcement officials, though just doing a job, are rather stingy. Ordinarily, showing them a sign of one’s displeasure is frowned upon, but a recent Michigan court ruling holds that yelling at parking enforcement is free speech. University rule preventing yelling at parking enforcement Read on! →


The Chicago Auto Show has traditionally been considered more of a consumer show than an industry one. As such, it attracts fewer debuts and industry buzz than the Detroit show. However, it has steadily grown in attendance and, consequently, more automakers are taking the opportunity to show consumers new vehicles. Largest attendance, largest venue The show Read on! →


Controversial political talk show host Rush Limbaugh has taken it upon himself to pass judgment on the Chevy Volt, General Motors’ new electric car. According to Politico, Limbaugh claims that the $41,000 price tag is “a steep price to pay for showing you care about the environment.” While auto industry executives call the Volt a Read on! →


Congested highways filled with gas-guzzling vehicles have helped create dirty air and countless budget sinkholes for consumers. Improved methods of public transportation and more fuel-efficient green vehicles have helped this problem to a great extent, but there is still room for improvement. Present options for change are frequently quite expensive. But when it comes to Read on! →


Millions of elderly people are still driving and some of them have some form of dementia, such as Alzheimer’s. What to do about people driving with dementia is still a topic of some debate. Seven states require reporting for drivers with dementia According to the Los Angeles Times, Dr. Arthur Daigneault, a Santa Ana, Calif. Read on! →


Irving Gordon, a retired school teacher in New York state, has become famous for an automotive feat rivaled by few. Gordon almost has a 3 million mile car, a Volvo P1800 coupe, which he has fastidiously maintained since buying the car in 1966. The 3 million mile car has only 34,000 miles left Irving Gordon Read on! →


Major automakers mostly produce vehicles for consumer use, as a daily driver is what a lot of people are looking for when they buy a new car. However, major auto firms also produce a lot of vehicles for fleet applications. Rental cars must be made, as well as vans and trucks for transportation purposes. Among Read on! →