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  • A history of staying cool on the go

    By Nate In the midst of the worst heat wave of the summer thus far here's a quick look at the history of automotive air conditioning, courtesy of car expert Jim MacPherson.   -The first factory-installed air conditioners were enjoyed by a handful of...
  • 2012 Acura TL

    2012 is the model year Acura tones down the distinctive “V” on its front grilles, making the cars no longer "the Cyrano de Bergerac of the automotive world.” The new grille design is one of the changes made to the 2012 Acrua TL, the...
  • Summer Road Trip Checklist

    Please do not reuse this story without the permission of Content that Works. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most of us spent at least one summer vacation crowded into a station wagon, minivan or SUV, passing the time playing car-spotting games and...
  • Cars.com Field Trial: Mobile EV Quick-Charging

    It might be one of the more embarrassing problems on the road simply because it's so avoidable: running out of gas. However, its still a big enough problem  that AAA recently reminded drivers about the dangers of letting your tank run down to "E." But...
  • Restoration Porsche: Part 7

    Restoration Porsche: Part 7
    Restoration Porsche  Editor’s note: We’re pleased to bring you this update on Jim MacPherson’s Porsche restoration. Now that the body is getting painted its original Bahama Yellow, we wanted to show you pictures. If you missed the...
  • Ford Fiesta

    Paula Says   After having lots of big review cars over the last few weeks, it was really nice to get into the Ford Fiesta. Few people need the extra space of a larger car, so why spend the extra money on the car and fuel? Driving the Fiesta was a...
  • Toyota Highlander

    You can tell Toyota Highlander designers worked hard on the details. The instruments are clear and easy to read. The controls are simple. On my first drive I was actually able to tune the radio and control the temperature and fan speed. What a concept -...
  • Double or nothing!

    Double or nothing!
    Automakers will have to double their fleet-wide average fuel economy by 2025 if proposed federal rules take effect. Here’s how they’ll do it. By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features The White House and major automakers recently signed off on a plan...
  • Electrifying and Safe

    Two for One Electric cars are safe and green By Deb Acord CTW Features The 2011 Nissan Leaf has gotten a lot of press for its all-electric engine and 100 miles per charge. But it’s also winning praise for something else: its safety system....
  • We are what we Drive

    Cars get us from point A to point b In between, they communicate a little something about who we are   By Deb Acord CTW Features   Walk through a dealership lot and what do you see reflected in the maze of gleaming paint, chrome and glass? A new...
  • NY Auto Show Underway

    NY Auto Show Underway
    The New York International Autoshow is back for 2011 and the press preview was held this week. There was almost as many introductions as there are at freshman orientation. A couple highlights: Ford brought out its' flagship sedan with a new face, a new...