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Auto Briefs: Toyota debuts redesigned Camry; 10 great auto interiors

(The Associated Press) Toyota introduces sportier Camry design Toyota revealed its redesigned 2015 Camry (shown) at the New York auto show this week, saying that it changed every exterior piece...

April 18, 2014


Auto Briefs: Concept car: Bentley introduces hybrid

(Bentley) Bentley Hybrid Concept Based on the Bentley Mulsanne, this concept will debut at the Beijing auto show on Sunday. It's a plug-in hybrid capable of going 31 miles on...

April 18, 2014


News & Features: In-car connectivity, communications shift into high gear

When the sleek 2015 Hyundai Genesis goes on sale this spring, the automaker will put an ambitious new telematics and customer service program on the road with it.

By Mark Phelan April 18, 2014


Car Talk: Help for a leaky sunroof

Dear Tom and Ray: I bought a 2006 Pontiac GTO about a year ago. After a considerable search, I found one with an aftermarket sunroof so the sun's rays could...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi April 18, 2014

Moving Forward: Special Mustang to celebrate 50th anniversary; new run-flat tire coming

(The Associated Press) Special-edition Mustang At the New York auto show this week, Ford introduced the limited-edition Mustang (shown) that it will build for the 50th anniversary of the car....

April 18, 2014


Sound Off: How do you know when it's time for new brakes?

Take our poll or leave your comments below. How do you know when it's time for new brakes?...

April 17, 2014

News & Features: Auto review: VW Beetle keeps upping its offerings

Sixty-five years after the first Volkswagen Beetle arrived in the United States as a distinctively shaped, little car, the Beetle keeps attracting buyers with its more-spacious-than-ever, flexible interior, turbo engine power and modernized iconic look.

By Ann M. Job April 17, 2014


News & Features: Auto review: Subaru WRX is an understated performer

Chances are, motorists who roll up next to a redesigned-for-2015 Subaru WRX won't give it a second look. Unlike the STI, a higher-performance version of the compact sedan, this WRX has no ready-for-takeoff rear wing to announce its capabilities. The wow factor comes when you drive it.

By Peter Couture and Lyra Solochek April 16, 2014


News & Features: Design VP sees a sexy future for Chrysler

Modern car design is a difficult balancing act that weighs style against substance and price against performance. Safety, fuel efficiency and other government regulations also must be considered, resulting in vehicles that too often fail to inspire.

By Susan Carpenter April 15, 2014


Auto Briefs: Automobile Magazine favorites; Toyota reworks gas engine for efficiency

(Honda) Automobile Magazine names its favorites Automobile Magazine named its 10 All-Stars for 2014. These are the favorite vehicles of the editorial staff, in alphabetical order: • Audi A7/S7/RS 7...

April 13, 2014


Autobiography: She's still driving her first car: a 1965 Mustang

OWNER: Kathy Tredway, Everett OCCUPATION: Realtor and contractor CAR'S MAKE AND MODEL: 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "I LOVE MY CAR BECAUSE ... it is a beauty. It was the...

April 13, 2014


Moving Forward: Three automakers win Energy Star award; Ram expands Black option

Energy Star award winner Nissan saved energy last year by repairing leaks in compressed-air systems at its facilities. (Nissan) Environmental stars General Motors, Nissan and Toyota won Energy Star...

April 13, 2014


News & Features: Mustang at 50: Its popularity shows no signs of slowing down

The Ford Mustang is turning 50 on Thursday. Already? It seems like only yesterday that the pony car was grabbing the attention of rebellious teenagers who wanted an affordable muscle car.

By Jeff Layton April 13, 2014


Car Talk: Dealer not blowing hot air with compressor diagnosis

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 2002 Honda Civic. My air conditioner starts off blowing cool air, but after several miles of driving, it blows only hot air. The...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi April 13, 2014

Auto Briefs: Auto events come to Spring Fair; businesses can lease Teslas

(Courtesy of Washington State Fair Events Center) Monster trucks, demo derbys at Spring Fair Demolition derbys (shown) and a monster truck show are among the automotive events coming to the...

April 11, 2014


Auto Briefs: Concept car: Ford Everest a hit in Bangkok

(Ford) Ford Everest This concept made its debut last week at the Bangkok International Motor Show. Its headlamps are swept back for an aerodynamic look, and it features high ground...

April 11, 2014


Car Talk: Not all GPS systems are created equal

Dear Tom and Ray: Do the different car companies offer GPS units that give different styles of navigation? I have a 2013 Nissan Rogue and have used the factory-installed GPS,...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi April 11, 2014

Moving Forward: Challenger sells out in 1 day; Stingray to add 8-speed transmission

(Chrysler) Challenger sells out One day: That's all it took for the Mopar 2014 Dodge Challenger (shown) to sell out. Chrysler built 100 of the special-edition cars, which start at...

April 11, 2014


News & Features: $63K paint jobs? Supercar options for the super-rich

Up a flight of stairs from the Porsche Personal Design Studio on Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, Calif. — in a room of modernist sofas and chairs, low white coffee tables and oversize video monitors — is the Porsche Exclusive suite. Prospective car buyers come to this luxury lounge to optimize their accessories. Here, they can choose precisely the right options to maximize their vehicular happiness.

By John Pearley Huffman April 11, 2014


Sound Off: How low do you let the fuel gauge go before you fill up?

Take our poll or leave your comments below. How low do you let the fuel gauge go before you fill up?...

April 10, 2014


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