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! →


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! →


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! →


Nissan has just announced that it will take reservations for the Leaf for customers who have had to wait to purchase one. The supply of available Leaf cars has dwindled to practically nil after the earthquake and tsunami badly disrupted the Japanese car industry. Now that production is resuming, customers can make a reservation for Read on! →


Despite high gas prices in the first quarter of 2012, vehicle sales did not wane, reports Automotive News. Consumers aren’t leaving their trucks and SUVs and opting for tiny hybrids with excellent fuel economy as they did when gas prices spiked four years ago. Today, people are opting for the cars they like that offer Read on! →


When you’re in a serious relationship and it comes time to buy a car, honesty and avoidance of manipulation are always the best policy. Yet a little bit of gentle persuasion never hurts. Here are some ideas for how to talk your significant other into buying a new car. Make your expectations clear If you Read on! →


The Hill blog reports that 62 House Democrats are urging lawmakers to pursue an auto dealer exemption in light of upcoming financial reforms being considered by the Consumer Financial Protection Agency (CFPA). The movement, organized by New York Reps. Bill Owens and Mike McMahon, goes against the wishes of the White House, Defense Department and Read on! →


It’s getting easier to get a car loan, which is good news all around. Easier car loans benefit subprime borrowers at a time when more Americans than ever have low credit scores. A looser car credit market helps the the auto industry sell more cars. Selling more cars to people with low credit scores is Read on! →


Michigan is the home-state of Mitt Romney, as well as being where President Obama had one of his most decisive victories when he spearheaded the auto industry’s structured bankruptcy. Now, the state, not traditionally a swing one, has become a battlefield in a neck-and-neck campaign race. New poll sees dead heat Obama, roundly celebrated as Read on! →