Twenty-fourteen must be the year of the recall. Takata’s massive airbag foible is causing much grief, GM’s ignition fiasco drags on and in addition to all of this there have been myriad smaller safety actions. Adding to the tally, Ford just announced five callbacks. Continue Reading...
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Mazda will be announcing its global motorsports plans at this year’s SEMA Show. Continue Reading...
Nissan’s all-electric Leaf hatchback is racking up deliveries, in fact it’s the best selling EV in the United States. Continue Reading...
Porsche is set to premiere a new limited edition of their Panamera luxury sedan and it’s called the Exclusive Series. Continue Reading...
The Mazda2 is one of the most under-appreciated subcompact cars on the market. Continue Reading...
I’m always up for a good road trip. Heck, I’ll even go on a bad one. Put me in a car, point me in a direction and I’ll set off like a carrier pigeon on a mission. Continue Reading...
Day three looks the longest, with a total of 1,121 miles to drive over an estimated 16 hour and 21 minute period. Luckily, there will be an overnight pit stop in Sacramento to drop Tony off at the airport before I begin the final three hour drive to Monterey. Continue Reading...
Day two begins with a cars and coffee event hosted by Steve Myers at his fantastic Skunk River Restoration shop in Ames. To say he has a little bit of everything is an understatement. With 945 miles and over 13 hours to drive today, Tony and I are going to have to pull ourselves away… Continue Reading...
Day one is going to be our longest single day, spanning 998 miles from Harrisburg, PA to Ames, IA. According to Google maps the drive should take 14 hours and 37 minutes, but I’m hoping to cut that down by a few hours. Accompanying me on the trip is Tony Intrieri, President? of Rally North… Continue Reading...
At AutoGuide we love road trips. Any chance there is to drive somewhere instead of walk/fly/boat, we take it. I may be the guiltiest party here. Aside from my yearly adventures with the charity organization Rally North America, I’ll take any opportunity to get behind the wheel and drive. Continue Reading...
Jaguar will showcase three high-performance limited production vehicles during the 2014 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. Continue Reading...
Volkswagen’s Vision Gran Turismo concept just officially debuted at the mega VW meet-up in Worthersee, Austria. Continue Reading...
The Barrett-Jackson auction has been selling more than just cars and trucks for awhile now. In the past, virtually everything with an engine or a motor has found its way across the auction block. For 2014 things are much the same. Obscure items we had no idea still existed will be sold later this month… Continue Reading...
Google announced a partnership today with four automakers and chipmaker Nvidia. Continue Reading...
The IIHS just released its list of vehicles that earned its “Top Safety Pick +” and “Top Safety Pick” designations for the 2014 model year, marking a drastic reduction in the number of vehicles that qualify. Continue Reading...
Last year AutoGuide crowned the Scion FR-S with our inaugural Car of the Year award. In the coming weeks we will be announcing our 2014 Car of the Year winner, but in the meantime it is time to introduce a new award; the AutoGuide.com Utility Vehicle of the Year. Continue Reading...
Time flies. It seems like just yesterday we picked up our long-term Mazda CX-5 with a little over 600 miles on the odometer. But it is now nearly half a year later, our three-month evaluation period turned into four months during which time we drove nearly 8,000 miles behind the wheel of the CX-5. Continue Reading...
Plenty of great vehicles around the world skip American showrooms. For various reasons the business decision is made that selling vehicle “x” in the U.S. doesn’t make sense and it’s never offered. Continue Reading...
Withholding powertrain details, Kia announced plans today to sell the electric version of its Soul hatchback in the U.S. Continue Reading...
Zoom-Zoom, it’s what sets Mazda apart from other car companies. The small Japanese manufacturer focuses on driving dynamics far more than other mass-market automakers. The result of that relentless toil is a lineup of cars and crossovers that are more entertaining than their competition. Paraphrasing one of the company’s TV commercials, if it’s not worth… Continue Reading...
Like a Broadway premiere the 2014 Mazda3 will take a bow in New York City today. Mazda’s best-selling compact car has received a bumper-to-bumper redesign along with some significant improvements. The company’s latest C-Segment offering brings a healthy dose of style, performance and technology to an extremely competitive slice of the market. Continue Reading...
In case you hadn’t heard, the Toyota Corolla is receiving a complete overhaul for 2014. The same design we have seen more or less since 2003 is finally being put to rest. This overly conservative approach to the Corolla has been a great sales success for Toyota. Last year it, along with the Matrix, sold… Continue Reading...
After impressing us during a comparison test earlier in the year, we get our hands on a 2014 Mazda CX-5 for an extended test drive. Over the next three months we will put this vehicle through a barrage of tests and situations to see how well it stacks up during everyday life. The AutoGuide family… Continue Reading...
For the past few decades, the Corolla has been as exciting as watching grass grow in real time. But this hasn’t hampered sales one bit. Most new car buyers don’t care about exciting style or an engaging drive. They just want an efficient vehicle that is as reliable as beer kegs being found at a… Continue Reading...