| Dec 21, 2013
| 6:49 AM
This is a column I have put off for weeks, because it makes me sad to write it. And ultimately, it begs an answer, which I am not sure I have.
But with the year ending, I can no longer avoid it. After decades of writing about television and media, this...
| Dec 27, 2013
In November 2012, an EPA investigation and consumer watchdog complaints led Hyundai and Kia to restate gas mileage on more than two dozen 2011, 2012 and 2013 models. The affiliated Korean automakers conceded interpretation errors on EPA procedures and...
| Dec 30, 2013
"Actual results will vary for many reasons," says the fine print below the EPA gas mileage on any new car's Monroney sticker. The sticker then lists a few of them: driving conditions, driving style, vehicle maintenance. There's one more: ethanol.......
| Apr 11, 2014
Competes with: Honda CR-V, Subaru Outback, Ford C-Max Hybrid Looks like: A more chiseled, carlike wagon Drivetrain: 170-horsepower, 1.8-liter turbocharged gasoline four-cylinder with five-speed manual and six-speed automatic transmission; 150-hp, 2.0-...
| Apr 15, 2013
Tires carry a wealth of information on their sidewalls; unfortunately, it's all in code. Most of it is of no concern to many owners, but it can be valuable for those who want to know the seasons for which their tires are intended, those who plan to...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Netflix has struck a deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution for streaming rights to reruns of "New Girl," the Fox network's sitcom starring Zooey Deschanel.
While neither Netflix nor Twentieth would disclose terms of the agreement, a...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:54 PM
Bowing to criticism that its C-Max hybrid didn’t get the fuel economy claimed on its window sticker, Ford Motor Co. has restated the compact car’s mileage ratings and said it will issue special payments to people who own the vehicle.
| Aug 15, 2013
| 5:52 PM
Bowing to criticism that its C-Max hybrid didn't get the fuel economy claimed on its window sticker, Ford Motor Co. has restated the compact car's mileage ratings and said it will issue special payments to people who own the vehicle.
Ford said it...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The dominance of Japanese automakers in Consumer Reports' annual auto reliability ratings is starting to fade, with two European automakers and one U.S. brand securing places in the top 10 of the 2013 rankings.
Lexus – the luxury division of...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 6:52 PM
The dominance of Japanese automakers in Consumer Reports' auto reliability ratings is starting to fade, with two European automakers and one U.S. brand placing in the top 10 this year.
Lexus, Toyota Motor Corp.'s luxury division, scored the top spot...
| Nov 26, 2012
There's no “Castle” tonight as ABC reworks its Monday schedule. “Dancing With the Stars” delivers a one-hour episode in which the three finalists each perform two dances with their partners. The show, at 8 on ABC, lets finalists...