• 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…
    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…

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    2015 Volkswagen Golf R Orders Open January 8

    2015 Volkswagen Golf R Orders Open January 8
    The most powerful production Volkswagen Golf model ever offered in the U.S. will be up for pre-order next month. The German automaker has announced that starting January 8, 2015, customers will be able to pre-order one of the 500 Golf R models heading to the U.S. with a $500 reservation fee required for customers to…

    US Traffic Deaths Drop by 3.1% in 2013

    US Traffic Deaths Drop by 3.1% in 2013
    Deaths on U.S. roads fell by 3.1 percent in 2013 compared to the previous year.  Since 2004, traffic deaths have declined by 25 percent, while the number of people injured in accidents in 2013 also declined by 2.1 percent. In total, 32,719 people died in car crashes in 2013. Of that total, 31 percent involved drinking…

    Alfa Romeo Spider Won’t be Mazda Based

    Alfa Romeo Spider Won’t be Mazda Based
    The Alfa Romeo Spider will not be based on the new Mazda MX-5 like many believed.  According to a report from CAR, Harold Wester, brand chief for Alfa Romeo and Maserati, has confirmed that the new Spider will be developed in-house instead of in collaboration with Mazda. “As far as the Spider goes, the final version is of…

    Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition Announced

    Lamborghini Aventador Pirelli Edition Announced
    Lamborghini and Pirelli are celebrating their longtime relationship in style. Both brands have been working together since 1963, the year Lamborghini was established, and since, every vehicle leaving the Italian automaker’s factory has been equipped with Pirelli rubber. The Aventador LP700-4 Pirelli Edition will be available in both coupe and convertible versions and is available…

    Audi Introduces RS5 Coupe Sport Edition

    Audi Introduces RS5 Coupe Sport Edition
    If the standard Audi RS5 Coupe isn’t hot enough for you, Audi Exclusive has a fix. The German automaker’s personalization arm has introduced the Audi RS5 Coupe Sport Edition, which is available in two exclusive exterior colors: Daytona Gray and Nardo Gray. Limited to just 75 units in the U.S., the RS5 Coupe Sport Edition also…

    Chrysler Recalls 280K Pickups Over Axle Issue

    Chrysler Recalls 280K Pickups Over Axle Issue
    Chrysler is calling back about 280,000 Dodge Ram pickup trucks to fix a problem with the rear axle.  Affected is the 2005 Dodge Ram 1500 built between January 2004 and August 2005. The problem stems from a pinion nut that can loosen, leading to the possibility of the rear axle seizing. The driveshaft may also detach,…

    Subaru May Ditch Six-Cylinder Engines

    Subaru May Ditch Six-Cylinder Engines
    Subaru could be the next automaker to downsize its engine lineup. According to a recent report, the Japanese automaker’s deputy general manager of engine department, Yoichi Hori, discussed the possibilities of Subaru’s future engines acknowledging that “the six-cylinder model is decreasing in the world,” and that even the current 2.5-liter turbocharged flat-four engine could be…

    First Tesla Battery Swap Station Online

    First Tesla Battery Swap Station Online
    Tesla finally has a battery swapping station up and running to offer its customers the chance to effectively recharge their car in less time than it takes to fill a gasoline tank. Roughly 18 months ago, CEO Elon Musk stood on stage and showed the world how a Model S sedan was capable of changing…

    Google Developing Car-Specific Version of Android

    Google Developing Car-Specific Version of Android
    Google is developing a version of its Android mobile operating system that will be designed specifically for use in a vehicle. Currently, Android Auto requires users to link their smartphone to a compatible car, but the new system will be able to operate independently from a phone to allow access to apps, the internet and…

    Hyundai’s New Display Audio System Cuts Navigation, CD Player

    Hyundai’s New Display Audio System Cuts Navigation, CD Player
    Hyundai is set to reveal its new in-car infotainment setup at the upcoming 2015 Consumer Electronics Show with some big changes.  The new system, known as Display Audio, will forgo navigation along with a CD player, instead relying on smartphone integration thanks to Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. Both of the systems allow users to…

    Top 20 Embarrassing Cars: Part 2

    Top 20 Embarrassing Cars: Part 2
    These days its too easy to find a car that looks good, drives well and makes you feel like you’ve spent your money in the right way. But it hasn’t always been that way. There’s a number of cars out there that are just embarrassing. We shared our first 10 a while back, but now its…

    2016 Chevy Volt Interior Teased in Video

    2016 Chevy Volt Interior Teased in Video
    Chevy has released a new video featuring the upcoming Chevy Volt. In the video, Executive VP of Global Product Development Mark Reuss is piloting the new Volt alongside the car’s chief engineer. They discuss the Volt’s new regenerative braking on demand feature, which has been adopted from the Cadillac ELR. It allows the driver to activate…

    McLaren Sport Series Teased Again

    McLaren Sport Series Teased Again
    McLaren’s new Sport Series is finally fully visible in the company’s newest teaser photo. This is the first time the company released an image showing the entire car in frame, although the front end is still wearing a cloth bra. The new Sport Series will share the same carbon fiber monocoque and 3.8-liter turbochaged V8…

    2015 Dodge Challenger Earns Five-Star Crash Rating

    2015 Dodge Challenger Earns Five-Star Crash Rating
    The 2015 Dodge Challenger has received a five-star safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. The 2015 Dodge Challenger has earned a five-star overall safety rating from NHTSA, with the agency noting the availability of Forward Collision Warning (FCW) on the sports car, which is the only one in its segment to offer the…

    Most Googled Automotive Brands of 2014 Announced

    Most Googled Automotive Brands of 2014 Announced
    You might be surprised to learn which automobile manufacturers were searched the most this year. The search engine giant has released its 2014 Trends Report and of course that includes the most searched cars of the year. It’s almost no surprise that Ford topped this year’s chart considering the American automaker introduced not one, but…

    Cadillac CT6 to get Digital Rearview Mirror

    Cadillac CT6 to get Digital Rearview Mirror
    Cadillac is looking for new ways to improve safety through advanced technologies. The American automaker has announced that it will add high-resolution streaming video to its rearview mirrors late next year, allowing a rearview that’s unobstructed by passengers, headrests and the vehicle’s roof and rear pillars. The company estimates that the streaming video improves field…

    Diesel Engine Fumes Linked to Autism: Study

    Diesel Engine Fumes Linked to Autism: Study
    Could diesel fumes potentially be hazardous to unborn babies? According to a recent study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health, women exposed to diesel fumes during late pregnancy could double the risk of having a child with autism. Researchers found that the risk rises in areas with high levels of traffic pollution and…

    Traffic Fatalities Expected to Spike this Holiday Season

    Traffic Fatalities Expected to Spike this Holiday Season
    If you’re planning on driving this holiday season, be extra careful. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 787 fatalities will result from traffic accidents during Christmas Eve through January 4, 2015. The estimate is higher than the previous average of 663.2 over the past five holiday periods due in part to the days of the week that Christmas…
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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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