A recall has been announced for the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ, the car developed jointly by Subaru and Toyota and sold under different brands. An error was detected in the owners’ manuals for the cars which must be fixed. Cheap and cheerful Part of how Japanese automakers became dominant forces in the U.S., apart Read on! →

When other automakers zig, Ferrari zags. Most believe that carbon fiber is the best material for making car components lighter, but the Italian supercar maker is standing behind its use of aluminum. Ferrari insists aluminum is superior for most cars, a stance that goes against the grain in the automotive industry. Enzo preferred aluminum Dating Read on! →

The best way, of course, to get to somebody on April Fool’s Day is to get them where they live. So what is it that Americans cherish the most? What is so precious to us that even a satirical skewering will cut us to the bone? Why, our rides, of course. Here is a rundown Read on! →

Hyundai’s CEO in the U.S. said last week that, in its push to keep sales brisk stateside, the automaker would back off on entering the pickup segment and concentrate more on six and seven passenger crossover SUVs. Hyundai wants momentum to continue Hyundai North America had a good year in 2011. Besides enjoying high sales, Read on! →

The threat of identity theft among General Motors employees has run amok, reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker has signaled a fraud alert, warning 883 active and retired employees that they should take steps to shield themselves against identity theft. Sources indicate a GM employee downloaded employee records before retiring from the company in Read on! →

Nearly all motorists face a traffic ticket from time to time. Who among us hasn’t let the needle creep over the legal speed just in the course of staying with the flow of traffic? Or perhaps when you are running just a little bit late for an important meeting? Here are a few things you Read on! →

Ford, in its quest to offer the same cars everywhere, has slated the Econoline van series for extinction. Also called the E Series, the full-size van will be phased out in lieu of Ford’s Transit vans offered globally. Stand by your van Ford Motor Company has been on a quest over the past few years Read on! →

Americans have been slow to adopt electric and hybrid vehicles. However, recent numbers show that the market may finally be on the rise. Most agree that rising gas prices are at least part of the reason for the increase. An ‘environmental imperative’ Earlier this month, U.S. energy secretary Steven Chu said he was “unconcerned” about Read on! →

Homelessness is a mightily uncomfortable state of being that many have experienced in this difficult economy. Rather than sleeping under a shelter or freeway overpass, some have taken to living in their cars. This has even been true of celebrities, before they were famous. For your voyeuristic/trivial pleasure, here’s a list of famous (and relatively Read on! →

The traditional image that comes to mind when contemplating the Ford Explorer is trailblazing SUV. It largely replaced the Ford Bronco and made SUVs more palatable to the general public. Yet as CrunchGear reports, fuel economy has made the former beast something of an SUV crossover dream. Yes, the 2011 Ford Explorer has been unveiled, Read on! →