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! →


Driving can be an inherently dangerous activity, even more so when drivers are distracted. According to the latest Consumer Reports survey, the activities that distract drivers rank among the most annoying things people do on the road. The 2012 survey Consumer Reports’ National Research Center conducted a survey in January that asked 895 Americans about Read on! →


Volkswagen showed a special edition of the Beetle last year that paid tribute to Fender, the famous guitar company that also does some stereo equipment for VW. The car, dubbed the Fender Beetle by the press, has been given the go-ahead for production. Concept edition given the go-ahead Volkswagen has a premium audio package by Read on! →


While critical opinions may differ as to the stylistic merits of its line, the automotive world paid witness to a brand new Bentley SUV as the 2012 Geneva Auto Show. The Bentley EXP 9 F was unveiled Monday in Switzerland, and according to Bentley CEO Wolfgang Dürheimer, the new SUV embodies “British understatement.” Fans of Read on! →


A great number of things factor into fuel consumption, including the state of the engine, tire inflation, driving style and also, according to an MIT study, surface pavement. A recent paper from MIT found that stiffer surfaces could lead to a significant boost in fuel economy for motorists. More incentive to pay for road repairs Read on! →


Troubled luxury hybrid automaker Fisker is announcing yet another recall. Nineteen of its uber-expensive Karmas are being sent back to the dealership for an improperly installed coolant hose in the battery pack. Last December, 239 Karmas were recalled for the same issue. Delivery service The automaker says it will pick up the cars from the Read on! →


Toyota has plans to begin exporting the new Toyota Camry to South Korea by January, reports the Detroit Free Press. U.S.-made Camrys will be exported. Stronger yen values and a desire for reciprocation after Americans purchased Kias and Hyundais helped fuel the decision. Sending 6,000 Camrys per year The 7,000 workers at the Toyota assembly Read on! →


The recession has kept many Americans from purchasing new cars, and car salespeople who have traditionally depended upon commission sales have felt the pinch. In their scramble to ramp up meager profit margins, auto dealers have had to use inventive means to both remain profitable and keep their car salespeople happy. One way they’ve done Read on! →


The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  issued a recall for nearly 15,000 Sonata Hybrids on Friday. The recall concerns issues with the vehicle’s center rear seatbelts. While a recall isn’t terribly unusual, the Korean automaker’s reaction was. It plans to petition the NTHSA and challenge part of the recall. Seatbelts violate federal standards The NHTSA Read on! →