• Are Japanese Cars Really Reliable?

    Are Japanese Cars Really Reliable?

    Japanese automakers including Toyota, Lexus, Honda and Acura are often seen as makers of long-lasting, reliable cars. But do all cars from Japanese automakers feature extraordinary reliability? Gap has Narrowed “Traditionally, Toyota and Honda are leading in terms of reliability and durability,” says Renee Stephens, vice president of automotive quality research at J.D. Power. “Lexus…
  • Reading Mean YouTube Comments: AutoGuide 2014

    Reading Mean YouTube Comments: AutoGuide 2014

    None of us at AutoGuide.com imagined that our jobs would involve memorizing lines or standing in front of a camera. None of us except for Craig Cole, who served as the senior vice president of the International Thespian Society from 1957 to 1961. But that’s not the point. We all sort of fell into filming…
  • ‘Track-Ready’ Lexus Teased for Detroit

    ‘Track-Ready’ Lexus Teased for Detroit

    Lexus is teasing a new mystery model that will be making its debut at the upcoming 2015 Detroit Auto Show.  The Japanese company is only letting on that the new model will be part of the ‘F’ brand, which means it’s built to go fast around a racetrack. Currently, the company sells the RC F…

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    Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

    Do You Have to Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles?

    To quickly answer the inquiry posed in this article’s title, NO! Modern vehicles do not need to have their crankcase lubricant exchanged every 3,000 miles. However, there are caveats and you need to be aware of them. We’ll explore these in greater detail after the jump so go ahead and click the link. We’ll wait…

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    Volvo Revamping Entire Lineup by 2018

    Volvo Revamping Entire Lineup by 2018
    Volvo is preparing to change its entire image within the next three years. The Swedish automaker could introduce as many as seven new cars by 2018 as it looks to revamp its entire lineup starting with the all-new XC90. The Swedish brand is looking to compete in the luxury market, a space that has is…

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Spied Winter Testing

    Mercedes-Benz E-Class Plug-In Spied Winter Testing
    The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is celebrating the holidays in style. AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers have caught the next-generation E-Class cold-weather testing but more importantly, this is the first prototype we’ve seen that is a plug-in hybrid. Seen at the rear bumper is an extra fuel cap for the charger socket that is slightly concealed by the camouflage. SEE…

    BMW Testing Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Tech

    BMW Testing Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Tech
    BMW is getting ready to begin testing a new hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain.  “We’ve said we’ll continue to invest in hydrogen and that will result in a small number of production test vehicles being made to prove the technology works,” said BMW sales and marketing boss, Ian Robertson. Back in 2007, BMW installed a hydrogen fuel-cell…

    Automakers Halt Russian Car Sales Over Ruble’s Collapse

    Automakers Halt Russian Car Sales Over Ruble’s Collapse
    Car shoppers in Russia might not be able to buy from their favorite automaker this holiday season. Numerous automakers including General Motors, Audi and Jaguar Land Rover have completely halted sales in the country this week, as the ruble continues to collapse. The country has seen the value of its currency drop over 40 percent since…

    Spyker Officially Bankrupt

    Spyker Officially Bankrupt
    Dutch builder of high-end bespoke sports cars Spyker has been officially declared bankrupt.  Earlier this month the company announced it was starting voluntary financial restructuring, and was granted a temporary moratorium of payment to creditors.  Now, the District Court of Midden-Nederland has converted that moratorium to full bankruptcy because the committed bridge funding Spyker was counting on did not…

    Ford Bows to NHTSA, Expands Takata Recall

    Ford Bows to NHTSA, Expands Takata Recall
    Ford has agreed to expand its Takata airbag recall at the request of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). This new recall expansion affects 447,310 vehicles, bringing the total number of Ford vehicles affected by the airbag problem to 538,977. The expanded recall affects the 2005 through 2008 Ford Mustang built between Aug. 18,…

    Takata CEO Issues Open Letter in Print Ads

    Takata CEO Issues Open Letter in Print Ads
    In the midst of a crisis over defective airbags, Takata’s CEO has issued an open letter to the public.  The letter was published in both U.S. and German newspapers to explain to the public exactly where the Japanese company stands on the slew of recalls and to ensure that Takata is working to fix the…

    Lotus Plans Evora Crossover, Convertible

    Lotus Plans Evora Crossover, Convertible
    Lotus is working to revamp the Evora sports car, and it looks like crossover and convertible variants are part of the plan.  According to Car Magazine, Lotus plans to jack up the Evora, sort of like Audi did with its TT Offroad concept. It won’t be a hardcore off-road model as it will remain rear-wheel drive, but the Evora…

    Mercedes-Maybach Models Priced from $166K

    Mercedes-Maybach Models Priced from $166K
    Mercedes’ new range-topping model was revealed at the 2014 LA Auto Show, but putting it in your driveway won’t come cheap.  The starting price tag for the new S500 Maybach is 134,053 Euros ($166,700), while the S600 Maybach will set you back at least 187,841 Euros ($231,194). Power for the S600 comes from a 6.0-liter twin-turbo…

    Buy a Volvo, Get Four Years of Satellite Radio

    Buy a Volvo, Get Four Years of Satellite Radio
    Buyers of new 2015.5 Volvo models will get a nice added bonus. The Swedish automaker will include a four-year subscription to SiriusXM traffic and weather information to those purchasing a 2015.5 Volvo vehicle equipped with the newest generation of Volvo Sensus Connect. A standard monthly subscription to SiriusXM Traffic and Weather costs $5.98, so it’s a nice added bonus…

    Takata Says it Has Sufficient Funds for Recall

    Takata Says it Has Sufficient Funds for Recall
    The massive Takata airbag recall is now affecting about 21 million vehicles worldwide, but the company says it has the funds to deal with it. Currently linked to five deaths, the company is still in the midst of analyzing collected inflators to determine the root of the defect, which causes shrapnel to be sprayed inside…

    2016 Cadillac CTS-V Rumored to Pack 640 HP

    2016 Cadillac CTS-V Rumored to Pack 640 HP
    With the 2016 Cadillac CTS-V confirmed to make its debut at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, it’s no surprise rumors are cooking on what will be powering it. As the flagship performance sedan for the Cadillac brand, at least for the time being, it is anticipated that the CTS-V will pack at least 550 hp in…

    2016 Nissan Titan Teased in New Video

    2016 Nissan Titan Teased in New Video
    Nissan is building hype around its redesigned Titan pickup before it is revealed at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show.  This new video teaser focuses on the Titan being an American-made truck, showing all of the different place around the USA where parts of the truck will be assembled. While nothing is shown of the exterior…

    BMW X1 Sheds Camo in Latest Spy Photos

    BMW X1 Sheds Camo in Latest Spy Photos
    Slowly but surely, BMW is dropping the camouflage from its X1 tester. In the latest spy photos of the next-generation X1, AutoGuide.com‘s spy photographers have caught the upcoming crossover testing and this time around, we get a better look at the front end including the headlights and front spoiler. SEE ALSO: BMW X1 M Possible for Next…

    Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Revealed

    Infiniti Vision Gran Turismo Concept Revealed
    Infiniti has fully lifted the virtual covers off its Vision Gran Turismo Concept. Following in the footsteps of multiple automakers that have created wild concepts for the Gran Turismo 6 video game, Infiniti’s version will be available for download starting today on the PlayStation 3. According to the Japanese automaker, the concept started off “as…

    2016 Toyota Tacoma Front End Revealed in Teaser

    2016 Toyota Tacoma Front End Revealed in Teaser
    Toyota has released another teaser for its all-new pickup debuting at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. The Japanese automaker previously teased the new pickup’s rear end, sporting its nameplate stamped onto the tailgate, and now we have our first look at the pickup’s headlights, grille and foglights. Having not received a major update in nearly…

    Lincoln Continental Revival Plans Leaked

    Lincoln Continental Revival Plans Leaked
    Rock and roll legend Neil Young may have let plans for a new Lincoln Continental slip out to the public.  In an interview with CNBC, Neil Young says that his new high-quality portable music player and download service, Pono, will be available as an integrated feature in the 2016 Lincoln Continental. Young also says that Tesla plans to offer…

    Honda FCV Concept Making North American Debut in Detroit

    Honda FCV Concept Making North American Debut in Detroit
    Honda is bringing its new FCV Concept to the Detroit Auto Show to make its North American debut.  The car is powered by a hydrogen fuel-cell stack that provides 300 miles of range on a single tank. Honda says a full refuel will only take 5 minutes. On the inside, the new concept will seat…
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    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2005 Acura NSX

    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C vs 2005 Acura NSX

    It was raining on the day that I fell in love with wedge shaped supercars. The halls in my elementary school stank of cleaning chemicals and the smell of books hung thick in library. I remember because it was also the first day of the Scholastic Book Fare. You might have experienced the same thing,…
    2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review

    2015 Volkswagen Touareg TDI Review

    Maybe you’ve noticed the updated Volkswagen Touareg. Scratch that, it’s a safer bet you haven’t seen one of these premium crossovers. Enhanced for 2015 the vehicle gains a variety of features that are sure to please drivers, even if they have a hard time seeing them. As far as automotive refreshes go this is about…
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