Aggressive maneuvering, horns blaring, center-most fingers locked in their upright positions, these are but a few hallmarks of ill-mannered motoring. Surly, rushed or otherwise incompetent drivers cause mayhem on America’s country roads and urban thoroughfares. Continue Reading...
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Roundabout, traffic circle, rotary, gyratory, whatever you call these curving intersections they can be quite confusing to drivers that have never experienced one before. With yield signs, bike lanes and pedestrian crossings there’s a lot going on in a small area and plenty of opportunity to screw things up. But here are a few helpful… 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...
Today we leave the Windy City and point our MINIs east, hoping to land in Cleveland, Ohio sometime before dinner. Cue the “Hastily Made Cleveland Tourism Video” on YouTube… Continue Reading...
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...
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...
One of the most anxiously anticipated vehicles of the past few years is Alfa Romeo’s sultry new 4C sports car. Since the first concept version bowed in 2011 this product has seemingly whipped all of automotive journalism into a froth that’s stiffer than the peaks of a baked meringue. This much-hyped and oft-delayed product is… Continue Reading...
After one of the harshest winters in memory, America’s northern extremities are finally starting to thaw out. Along with chirping birds and sunshine, spring has brought warmer temperatures. But just because nice weather has arrived doesn’t mean you should ignore vehicle maintenance. Continue Reading...
You might be surprised to learn what some of the most important factors are that go into determining how much of an insurance premium you pay each month. Continue Reading...
Like something out of a movie, security company IOActive has discovered that the traffic-control systems found in nearly every state of the Union are vulnerable to hackers. What’s even more distressing is that it doesn’t take a supercomputer to compromise these technologies. Continue Reading...
You might be surprised to learn what it actually costs on average to own a car. Continue Reading...
Alfa Romeo has treated 21 very-special customers to a unique ownership experience. Last weekend lucky European buyers who purchased the special “Launch Edition” of the brand’s sultry 4C sports car enjoyed two days of fun in Italy. Continue Reading...
Depending on how old you are, there might be a new idea about how much is “too much” when it comes to drinking and getting behind the wheel. Continue Reading...
“Oh no, we’re going to crash,” is one of the last things you hope to think before climbing into a Porsche 911, or any car for that matter. Continue Reading...
Many automotive journalists think they can drive. Sure, some of them are able to deliver respectable lap times but quite a few believe they’re far more capable behind the wheel of a motor vehicle than they actually are. Continue Reading...
Honda picked the upcoming 2015 Fit, which will arrive next spring, to be its first vehicle with an integrated Siri Eyes Free system from Apple. Continue Reading...
If you’ve got a smartphone you know just how versatile these pocket computers are. They send and receive e-mail, allow you to cruise the internet and can even take pictures, to name but a few of their capabilities. They’re essentially real-life Tricorders from Star Trek. Continue Reading...
For the first time in 50 years, the number of families without a vehicle at their households in North America has increased. Continue Reading...
In case you were out of town last week or otherwise incapacitated by some sort of mysterious food-borne illness, the news cycle was dominated by Pebble Beach; in fact it practically overwhelmed all of AutoGuide.com. Continue Reading...
Few vehicles have the majesty to rival an Italian supercar. Magnificent machines graced with prancing ponies or raging bulls are some of the most sought-after automobiles in the world. But you don’t necessarily have to be a “one-percenter” to drive something with the same passion. Fiat is bringing some of that excitement to the rest… Continue Reading...
Volkswagen announced today that it’s diesel-powered Passat set a new record to fuel economy driving through every state except Alaska and Hawaii. Continue Reading...
It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz makes performance vehicles; some being serious performance vehicles. With many ‘Benzes eclipsing the 500 hp mark, Mercedes wants to ensure its customers can handle these monsters and keep them shiny side up. To achieve this, it offers a smorgasbord of driving courses, and, good news for those like me who… Continue Reading...
Is using at a smartphone map application as distracting as text, talk, and email? It depends. Continue Reading...
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about seven out of 10 Americans drive while talking on their mobile phones. Continue Reading...