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 |  Jul 08 2014, 5:19 PM

Alfa Romeo's Triumphant Return


2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Main Art

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 set to launch this fall and we had a brief opportunity to sample it.

 |  May 23 2014, 11:02 AM

Summer Car Care Tips

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.

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 |  May 07 2014, 10:32 AM

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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.

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 |  May 02 2014, 9:45 AM

Traffic Light Hackers

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.

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 |  Mar 24 2014, 10:02 AM

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You might be surprised to learn what it actually costs on average to own a car.

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 |  Mar 11 2014, 1:30 PM

Red Alfa Romeo

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.

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 |  Mar 10 2014, 11:44 AM

Older-driver

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.

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 |  Feb 28 2014, 12:02 PM

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“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.

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 |  Dec 05 2013, 4:02 PM

Sebastian-Vettel-Main-ArtMany 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.

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 |  Dec 04 2013, 8:32 AM

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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. 

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 |  Nov 02 2013, 12:01 PM

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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.

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 |  Oct 18 2013, 8:32 AM

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For the first time in 50 years, the number of families without a vehicle at their households in North America has increased.

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 |  Aug 20 2013, 1:56 AM

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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.

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 |  Aug 17 2013, 12:51 PM

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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 of us, revealing TWO special-edition models at the historic Concorso Italiano.

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 |  Jun 24 2013, 1:32 PM

Bob Winger, Wayne Gerdes, Philip Robertson

Volkswagen announced today that it’s diesel-powered Passat set a new record to fuel economy driving through every state except Alaska and Hawaii.

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 |  Jun 13 2013, 9:11 AM

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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 can’t afford to purchase a $145,000 SL 63 AMG; you don’t have to be a Mercedes owner to partake.

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 |  Apr 08 2013, 2:15 PM

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Is using at a smartphone map application as distracting as text, talk, and email? It depends.

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 |  Mar 14 2013, 5:20 PM

distracted-driving

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.

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 |  Feb 05 2013, 5:32 PM

The average motorist doesn’t give them a second thought, but tires are mission-critical components. They’re as important to cars and trucks as spacesuits are to astronauts. Without them you literally couldn’t drive anywhere.

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 |  Jan 08 2013, 4:32 PM

This just in — driving in L.A. is a nightmare, but at least the Angelenos can rest knowing its just as bad in Vancouver.

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 |  Jan 04 2013, 8:31 AM

According to a recent study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 24 adults in America admit to recently falling asleep while driving a vehicle. 

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 |  Dec 27 2012, 10:01 AM

According to the American Automobile Association (AAA), New Year’s Day is the year’s deadliest day for alcohol-related fatalities.

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 |  Dec 15 2012, 8:02 AM

With the holiday season kicking off, hitting the road and taking long trips could leave you stranded. AAA estimates that 1.2 million motorists will get stranded between December 19 through January 2, so it’s released a check list to help make sure you’re not one of those 1.2 million.

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 |  Oct 25 2012, 5:45 PM

Porsche is celebrating the 40th birthday of its RennSport (RS) line by launching three new driving courses at its Experience Centre located at Silverstone Circuit in the U.K.

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