Top 20 Most Embarrassing Cars to Drive: Part 1

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Top 20 Most Embarrassing Cars to Drive: Part 1
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There are good cars, bad cars and embarrassing cars. Today we’ll take a look at the latter list, cars that were bad, underwhelming, uninspired and downright humiliating to be seen in. Continue Reading...

New Chevrolet Spark Will Reportedly Debut in 2015

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New Chevrolet Spark Will Reportedly Debut in 2015
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According to a South Korean labor union spokesman, the next-generation Chevrolet Spark will launch in 2015 while the redesigned Sonic has been delayed. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cars Thieves Stay Away From

Top 10 Cars Thieves Stay Away From
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Now that we know the mid 1990s Honda Civic and Accord hold the top two spots amongst car thieves, what cars do thieves avoid most? Well, aside from the BMW 5-Series, the common denominator on this list is that these cars are all pretty dull. Interestingly, midsize SUVs and German sedans are among what the Highway… Continue Reading...

Euro NCAP Releases Latest Crash Test Results

Euro NCAP Releases Latest Crash Test Results
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The Euro NCAP (European New Car Assessment Program) has just released its latest crash test results of 10 2011 models, and nine vehicles take top spots by earning five star ratings. Coming out on top are the Audi A6, the BMW X3, the Chevrolet Aveo and Chevrolet Orlando, the Citroën DS5, the Hyundai i40, the… Continue Reading...

Honda Fit, Mazda2 Headline New B-Spec Road Racing Series

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Honda Fit, Mazda2 Headline New B-Spec Road Racing Series
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The Honda Fit and Mazda 2 will headline a new racing class, known as B-Spec, that’s been designed as a new showroom stock racing series. The rule set is expected to be finalized within the next 60 days, and both the SCCA and NASA sanctioning bodies have expressed interested in adopting the class. Using OEM… Continue Reading...

40 MPG Subcompacts Not Such A Hit With Consumers

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40 MPG Subcompacts Not Such A Hit With Consumers
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For all the hype surrounding Ford‘s Fiesta subcompact, which is capable of hitting 40 mpg, it looks like subcompacts, especially those than can hit the vaunted number, aren’t selling all that well in the USA. Even though gas prices will almost certainly hit $3 a gallon, customers are still gravitating towards compact cars, according to… Continue Reading...

GM Mulling CVTs For Small Cars

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GM Mulling CVTs For Small Cars
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In the history of automotive transmissions, the CVT undoubtedly ranks near the bottom of the pile, as one of the car world’s poorly thought out inventions. The CVT offers the worst of all worlds, combining the worst parts of an automatic with the efficiency of a manual. It makes you feel like you’re driving something… Continue Reading...

Chevrolet Aveo To Spawn Crossover, Sedan Variants

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Chevrolet Aveo To Spawn Crossover, Sedan Variants
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Chevrolet‘s next Aveo will see more bodystyles beyond the traditional hatchback, with a crossover and a sedan among them. A sedan model will be essential for the U.S. market, where hatchbacks are slowly gaining acceptance, but have been a traditionally tough sell. The Aveo sedan will likely debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January,… Continue Reading...

Report: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback To Debut At Paris Auto Show

Report: Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback To Debut At Paris Auto Show
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General Motors is hoping that their Chevrolet Cruze compact car will increase sales in Europe, where Chevrolets have previously been re-branded versions of cheap Daewoos. While the Cruze sedan is a sharp looking vehicle, the most popular bodystyle over there is the hatchback, with three and five door versions of compact cars outselling sedans by… Continue Reading...

ESC Absent in 2010 Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Aveo, says Consumer Reports

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ESC Absent in 2010 Hyundai Accent, Chevrolet Aveo, says Consumer Reports
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Consumer watchdog, Consumer Reports has released its list of 2010 cars, which includes the Hyundai Accent and the Chevrolet Aveo, that do not come with the electronic stability control (ESC) safety feature. A computerized technology that improves the safety of a vehicle’s stability by detecting and minimizing skids in a turn, electronic stability control will… Continue Reading...

General Motors Delays Aveo Replacement

General Motors Delays Aveo Replacement
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Due to the overall turmoil at General Motors these days a lot of  projects have been put on hold. Included in that list is the replacement for the current Aveo. A new Aveo, code named the T300, was due out in April of 2010, but now that product has been delayed until January of 2011…. Continue Reading...