In a backlash to the bailout of the U.S. auto industry, a New York judge ruled earlier this week that 75 Chrysler dealers, who were terminated as part of Chrysler’s bailout bankruptcy, have the right to sue the U.S. Treasury Department. The judge agrees that the terminations were a violation of Fifth Amendment rights. The Read on! →


A new report has just been released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The report details the most-stolen new cars in the U.S., based on 2009 data. According to the report, the Camry and the Audi S8 topped the list. The least stolen car was the discontinued Mercury Mariner. Camry wins by sheer Read on! →


Lotus took the only model it will offer in the United States to the New York Auto Show, but without much fanfare. The storied but troubled car maker is only offering the Evora and Evora S because of safety requirements that demand compromises Lotus isn’t going to make. Only model coming here at all Sports Read on! →


The Scion xB and xD are curious little cars, in that they are box-shaped but also small, giving the practicality of an SUV but the size and economy of a sub-compact. However, Scion has decided to give these models the ax because sales have fallen off. Cubes kicked to the curb In the early 2000s, Read on! →


American automakers, in the midst of a muscle car renaissance, have started an arms race by producing modern pony cars with staggering amounts of power. The 2013 Ford Shelby GT Mustang will produce 650 horsepower and reach 200 miles per hour. Ford not horsing around with new Mustang America’s “Big Three” automakers, Ford, General Motors Read on! →


In addition to fuel economy, more car makers are starting to focus on the full life cycle of a vehicle. Chevrolet has announced eco-labels that will include environmental data on the construction of some vehicles. The 2013 Ford Escape will include door panels made of a renewable plant material. The Ecologic Label Starting with the Read on! →


Fiscal 2011 has come to a close across the global automotive industry, and that means financial reports are being released. Italian automaker Fiat released its regulatory filing Thursday, and the Detroit Free Press notes that CEO Sergio Marchionne was paid $18.9 million in salary and incentives for the year. The sum stands in stark contrast Read on! →


Before you hop into the car and drive to the corner store like a good little consumer, do you ever find yourself wanting to rankle the neighbors by dropping the clutch, smoking the tires and throwing down some big league burnout? Ah, the smell of napalmed tires in the morning – smells like victory for Read on! →


If your life or the life of someone you love has ever been touched by the horror of vehicular manslaughter, you may find this compilation disturbing. For fans of trivia and the macabre, you’re in the right place. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous vehicular homicide cases, in Read on! →


In what is starting to sound like a broken record in the automotive press, Mazda has just announced that it will be recalling 217,500 of its Tribute SUVs for unintended acceleration troubles. This comes just one day after the recall of 485,000 Ford Escape SUVs for the same issue. Unintended acceleration issues Mazda Motor Corp. Read on! →