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  • Green Wheels: Steady Habits

    Green Wheels: Steady Habits
    FAIRFIELD — Last week, I attended the opening of the Fairfield University Accelerator and Mentoring Enterprise (FAME). It's a fancy name for a 1,300-square-foot space above Fairfield University's downtown bookstore that will become a shared office...
  • Green Wheels: Caffeine & Carburetors

    Green Wheels: Caffeine & Carburetors
    NEW CANAAN — It was unseasonably cold for the last Caffeine & Carburetors event in downtown New Canaan. If you haven't heard of this six-times-a-year ritual, it's worth a short review. The event, which is a delightfully informal alternative to...
  • Porsche 911 Carrera S

    By Paula MacPherson There’s a lot to like about the redesigned Porsche 911 Carrera S. Perhaps the most important factor is this: It still looks like a Porsche, which is to say that the lines and proportions are as beautiful today as they were 50...
  • Porsche 911 Carrera S

    Porsche 911 Carrera S
    By Jim MacPherson  In a sad twist of fate, one of the first of the 2012 Porsche 911s arrived for review just a few days after the death of Ferdinand Alexander Porsche, the designer who conceived the original 911. He was 76. Porsche has updated the 911...
  • Mini Cooper Coupe

    Mini Cooper Coupe
    By Jim MacPherson It might be hard to believe, but there are people who think the Mini hardtop is too big. Think about that. A car named Mini isn’t small enough. Never one to ignore a potential new market, Mini has responded with the Mini Cooper...
  • Confused About Going Green? You're Not Alone

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features With gasoline prices poised to reach record highs, many car shoppers are setting their sights on models that use electricity – either in part or as the sole means of propulsion – to help reduce their fuel costs....
  • Up-Close Mobile App Inspection: iOnRoad

    Up-Close Mobile App Inspection: iOnRoad
    Yes, you can have a collision warning system for your car in the palm of your hand instead of an expensive option package. The iOnRoad application uses your smartphone's camera and some fancy algorithms to detect cars in front of you and beep if you get...
  • Chevrolet Malibu

    Chevrolet Malibu
    By Jim MacPherson It only takes a short drive in the completely redesigned 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to realize that this car is aimed at families. The styling is bold, yet pleasingly handsome, the suspension swallows bumps effortlessly and the cabin is...
  • Audi Q5

    Audi Q5
    By Jim MacPherson There are two schools of thought on how best to judge an automobile. The first holds that all you need to know is in the numbers. For these folks, acceleration times, stopping distances, fuel economy and interior measurements reveal a...
  • About Specs

    By Jim Gorzelany CTW Features Most new-car brochures and web pages feature a list of various numbers and measurements, usually called “specifications,” which can be cryptic at best for all but the most knowledgeable auto enthusiasts. Still,...
  • 2012 Ford Explorer

    2012 Ford Explorer
    By Jim MacPherson Last year’s complete redesign – redefinition might be more accurate – of the Ford Explorer was a great success. Sales rose 125 percent. To accomplish this, Ford transformed the Explorer, taking it from a truck-based...