Scion iM Concept Production-Bound Next Year

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Scion iM Concept Production-Bound Next Year
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It may seem like Toyota’s Scion brand is trapped in the automotive doldrums but three new models are set to blow into showrooms over the next few years. One of these cars is a production version of this blue concept. Continue Reading...

2016 Mazda CX-3 Puts a Premium Spin on Small CUVs

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2016 Mazda CX-3 Puts a Premium Spin on Small CUVs
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Mazda is revealing several new or refreshed vehicles here at the Los Angeles Auto Show. Arguably the most significant of this group that’s Zoom-Zooming into town is the freshly minted CX-3. Continue Reading...

Honda CEO’s Pay Cut 20 Percent Following Fit Recalls

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Honda CEO’s Pay Cut 20 Percent Following Fit Recalls
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In response to the FIFTH recall of the new Honda Fit the company’s board has cut CEO Takanobu Ito’s pay by a whopping 20 percent! Continue Reading...

Top 10 ‘Forbidden Fruits’ of the 2014 Paris Motor Show

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Top 10 ‘Forbidden Fruits’ of the 2014 Paris Motor Show
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Car companies are pretty clever. A lot of time, research and money gets spent before a new product is created. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Geriatric Vehicles

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Top 10 Geriatric Vehicles
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Cars like the Mercury Grand Marquis and Buick Roadmaster are quintessential examples of “old-person transportation,” if we may make a blatantly ageist statement. Potentially offensive remarks aside, these large, rear-wheel-drive sedans were a favorite of the grandparent set; it’s hard to believe they didn’t come from the factory with wrap-around sunglasses, AAA stickers and boxes… Continue Reading...

AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Three: And the Winner is…

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AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Three: And the Winner is…
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Yesterday we eliminated five cars from the 2014 AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout. That leaves the final three, which are all completely different takes on affordable fun. Weren’t we surprised when the numbers were tabulated and the top cars included not just all-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive and front-wheel drive rivals, but a hatchback, a… Continue Reading...

AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Two: Track Test Elimination Round

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AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout – Part Two: Track Test Elimination Round
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Yesterday we took eight fun-to-drive performance vehicles under $30,000 and put them through their paces on the street. After much deliberation, we chose the 2014 Ford Fiesta ST as the king of the street. Despite a somewhat harsh ride, nothing else matches the raw, hilariously fun driving experience behind the wheel. Continue Reading...

AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout

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AutoGuide Under $30,000 Performance Car Shootout
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Sporty cars are not dead. Rumors of their demise are premature. Thrill-packed machinery litters the automotive landscape, available to suit nearly every budget. When it comes to motoring fun, one of the most intriguing segments is the under $30,000 price bracket, where several enticing choices can be found in a variety of shapes and sizes. Continue Reading...

MINI Take the States: Wrap Up

MINI Take the States: Wrap Up
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I tagged along for a two legs of MINI Takes the States, an epic cross-country road rally that’s put on by the company. I participated in just two sections of this continent-spanning trip, but that was still enough for me to experience four Midwestern states and some 700 miles of America. But there’s much more… Continue Reading...

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago

MINI Takes the States: St. Louis to Chicago
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MINI Takes the States, a bi-annual cross-country road rally is in full swing, with hundreds of rabid Cooper enthusiasts participating in events at diverse locations across this great land. We’re tagging along for a couple legs of this epic trip and tweeting all the way. Continue Reading...

Join us for MINI Takes the States

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Join us for MINI Takes the States
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Once again MINI and its legions of enthusiasts are going all the way, traversing the US of A by driving from sea to shining sea. The iconic British brand is celebrating summer with a cross-country road trip and you’re invited to participate. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars With the Best-Sounding Engines

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Top 10 Cars With the Best-Sounding Engines
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It’s hard to beat the noises a well-designed, high-performance engine makes; experiencing this is of life’s great pleasures, especially when it isn’t adulterated by restrictive exhaust systems or synthesized bullshit piped through a vehicle’s speakers. Continue Reading...

2016 smart fortwo, forfour Debut With Dual-Clutch

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2016 smart fortwo, forfour Debut With Dual-Clutch
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Smart just debuted its new fortwo and forfour city cars at an event in Berlin marking the return of a four-seat car to the brand. Continue Reading...

Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value

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Top 11 Cars With the Best Residual Value
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Residual value is one of the most important factors to consider when obtaining a new vehicle, especially if you plan on leasing. How much it’s worth at the end of the contract has a huge impact on how much you’ll be paying each month. Which cars on the market today hold their value best? The… Continue Reading...

Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual

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Five-Point Inspection: 2014 Hyundai Accent Manual
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Starting at $15,455, the Hyundai Accent has long been a value proposition in the sub-compact segment and for 2014, the car gets a few more standard features. Continue Reading...
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