| Oct 29, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Ford's smallest car is getting a tiny new engine that packs a big fuel-economy punch. A turbocharged 1.0-liter EcoBoost three-cylinder engine is joining the Fiesta lineup midyear, and the EPA gave it a 32/45/37 mpg city/highway/combined rating. The 123-...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Buying a car was once a simple affair; all you needed to know was how many cylinders were under the hood. That's no longer true.
With the federal government demanding higher fuel economy from cars and trucks, automakers are deploying an ever-widening...
| 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
| 4:32 AM
It's been awhile since we first noticed strange sounds coming from our long-term Subaru BRZ, but we finally had the issue addressed at our local dealership with the installation of a new high-pressure fuel pump, which is under warranty. We......
| Sep 27, 2013
| 10:26 PM
Chief mechanic for 7 Indy 500 winners
George Bignotti, 97, who set a record as the chief mechanic for seven winners of the Indianapolis 500, died in his sleep of natural causes Fridayin Las Vegas, his daughter Mary Mendez said.
| Oct 22, 2013
| 1:48 PM
There is a cold, hard truth surrounding high performance, two-seat sports cars. While millions of people admire them, only a handful of these folks will actually buy one. Of the nearly 12 million new vehicles sold this year less than 39,000 have been two-...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Paul Bagnell had just turned 16 years old in the summer of 2012 when he and his father began shopping for his first car. Young Bagnell had set his sights on a muscle car, as well as a pony car. Eventually, a 1972 AMC Javelin SST was located in...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 11:14 AM
After seeing impressive results following the introduction of the redesigned Passat in 2012, Volkswagen isn’t resting on its laurels for 2014.
The 2014 Passat offers a new base engine, a 1.8-liter, 170-horsepower, direct injection, turbocharged...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Chevrolet's midsized Malibu has had a problem during the past year. Sales of the latest model, updated for the 2013 model year, have not been as good as the company had expected. In a string of post-bankruptcy hits like the......
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:40 AM
PLYMOUTH, Michigan (Reuters) - General Motors Co is taking the unusual step of offering a mildly restyled version of the Chevrolet Malibu in an effort to reverse the last 18 months of disappointing sales since the mid-sized sedan's last major redesign...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:50 PM
The redesigned 2014 Mazda3 is far from perfect, but it gives compact-car shoppers an alluring choice outside and in, with a satisfying mix of efficiency and performance.
Mazda's redesigned commuter car remains cramped, and a drive along the mountain...