Auto dealers believe that they’re already regulated enough by federal and state laws, which is part of the reason why roughly 100 dealers are lining up to lobby lawmakers over the new Senate auto finance bill, reports the Detroit Free Press. Car dealers fear that additional restraint would “limit credit for customers and hurt the Read on! →


Thanks to a blockbuster IPO, Tesla Motors has finally secured additional financing and investment from Toyota Motors. The Toyota Motors/Tesla Motors partnership is just one of the many partnerships Tesla motors has developed in a quest for a mass-market, all-electric vehicle. Is this excitement and investment going to be enough to keep Tesla Motors floating? Read on! →


Some things are so cool they never age. The Ferrari 275 GTB4 that Steve McQueen bought in San Francisco when he was filming the movie “Bullitt” certainly qualifies as one of those things. In the hands of a new owner, it is returning to the automaker’s factory in Maranello, Italy to be restored to its Read on! →


CNN Money reports that a wiring problem in newer Volkswagen Jetta sedans built for the U.S. market between March 2010 and March 2011 may cause the car to shut off if the horn is used. While no accidents or injuries have been reported as a result of wiring problems related to the horn or anti-theft Read on! →


The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened a preliminary investigation into the 2012 Hyundai Elantra. The investigation is looking into allegations, stemming from one incident, that the vehicle’s air bag, when deployed, can lead to severe lacerations. Air bag deployment blamed for injuries The federal safety regulator said on its website Monday that Read on! →


Advanced computer systems like MyFord Touch and similar devices found in cars like the just-announced Toyota Entune make staying connected to social media and your contacts via the in-car cloud both safe and easy. But as Popular Mechanics reports, it’s not just about Facebook, Twitter and friend-finding anymore. A new feature scheduled to appear in Read on! →


September auto sales are up from a year ago. September of 2009 had dismal sales figures. Just like home sales slumping after the expiration of the tax credit, the end of Cash for Clunkers saw car sales drop off slightly. However, modest gains have been realized since that time. However, September sales were only a Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a Honda Accord recall that will affect nearly 600,000 midsize cars in the U.S. and Canada. The recall is over a deteriorated power steering hose that has the potential of causing an engine fire. One engine fire prompts Honda Accord recall The recall affects Accords from the Read on! →


A General Motors production plant in Spring Hill, Tenn., is planning to begin hiring new workers early next year. The plant is gearing up to produce the Chevrolet Equinox. The catch? New workers can expect to make about half of the industry standard wage. Saturn plant re-tooled The plant opened officially with the pushing of Read on! →


Honda is looking to punch up sales for its small crossover, the Crosstour. The Accord-based crossover is getting a four-cylinder engine for the next model year. Crosstour sales need punching up Honda is looking to punch up sales of the Crosstour crossover utility vehicle (CUV). According to AutoBlog, only 16,679 of them were sold between Read on! →