From September 22-24, the Barrett-Jackson automobile auction will be open for bids in Las Vegas. A name that makes classic car enthusiasts drool, Barrett-Jackson is an auction like no other. Eschewing the typical down-to-business marketplace atmosphere of most such sales, the festive celebration draws car lovers like honey draws bees. A chance meeting in 1963 Read on! →


Don’t let a dealer take you for a ride! When you’re purchasing a new or used vehicle, you want everything to go smoothly. A great deal of money is set to change hands in such a transaction, and you don’t want to find yourself on the wrong side of a bad contract or price gouge. Read on! →


According to a newly released report, more customers are happy with their cars than at any other time before. The automobile customer satisfaction rating tied with 2009, when the numbers were bolstered by the “Cash for Clunkers” government incentive program. Customer satisfaction for cars just under credit unions The American Customer Satisfaction Index, based in Read on! →


BMW AG is telling its dealers to stop selling its 2013 M5 and M6 models because of an issue with the engine oil pump that could lead to severe engine damage. Could lead to severe engine damage, says BMW The German automaker says it has encountered a problem with the oil pump in its 2013 Read on! →


Chevrolet recently authorized dealerships to start selling the demo versions of the Volt, Chevrolet’s plug-in electric hybrid. Sales have been decent, but there is concern that models with the desired options aren’t available. Volt faces tough competition The Chevrolet Volt, the plug-in electric hybrid, was released last year at a higher cost than other hybrid Read on! →


JD Power and Associates has just released a consumer survey that ranks on-board satellite navigation systems in various cars. The top of the heap was the Garmin system in the Dodge Charger. Garmin makes two of three consumer favorites Auto loans allow  buyers to afford more features. According to USA Today, JD Power and Associates Read on! →


General Motors has announced plans for a $1 billion-plus expansion of its automotive production plant in St. Petersburg, Russia. The five-year project will reportedly boost production from 98,000 annually all the way up to 230,000. Ground on the project was reportedly broken today. ‘A new era in Russia’ As many as 4,000 additional jobs will Read on! →


In a move that will bring 2,000 jobs to the beleaguered state, construction will resume on the Mississippi Toyota plant in Blue Springs. The Associated Press reports that Toyota’s estimate is that the plant should be fully operational by the fall of 2011. It had originally been slated for completion in 2010, but the recession Read on! →