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Auto Briefs: KBB: best buys for '15; analysts say 2015 sales look promising

(Honda) KBB names best buys for 2015 Kelley Blue Book recently picked these model-year 2015 vehicles as its Best Buy Award winners: Overall winner: Ford F-150 Small car: Honda Civic...

November 21, 2014


Auto Briefs: Infiniti SYNAPTIQ is a wild 2029 idea

(Infiniti) Infiniti SYNAPTIQ Infiniti presented this design idea as part of the 2014 Design Challenge at the ongoing Los Angeles Auto Show. The theme for the challenge is "Sensing the...

November 21, 2014


Car Talk: Owner has simply fallen out of love with car

Dear Tom and Ray: From the time she was 14 years old, our daughter was dying for a new Volkswagen Beetle, and she finally bought a brand-new one after college,...

Created by Tom and Ray Magliozzi November 21, 2014

Moving Forward: Mustang on world's tallest building; monster trucks for kids

(Ford) Mustang rises to new heights Ford this week placed a 2015 Mustang on the 112th floor of the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, located in Dubai. The stunt...

November 21, 2014


News & Features: Automakers debut key models at L.A. Auto Show

One out of every 10 new vehicles sold in the U.S. last year was purchased in California. So it's no wonder that automakers save some of their most important introductions for the Los Angeles Auto Show, which opens to the public Nov. 21.

The Associated Press November 20, 2014


Sound Off: How much driving will you do for the Thanksgiving holiday?

How much driving will you do for the Thanksgiving holiday?...

November 20, 2014

News & Features: Hyundai Sonata evolves into a more-sophisticated car

The Hyundai Sonata sedan, poised to set a new U.S. sales record this year, feels like a more premium car for 2015 and adds interior room, improved ride, more standard equipment and new, luxury-car features.

By Ann M. Job November 20, 2014


News & Features: New bi-fuel Chevy joins natural-gas push

Natural gas is the neglected stepchild of the alternative-fuel-vehicles industry.

By Jerry Hirsch November 19, 2014


News & Features: Mainstream Subaru Legacy has hidden charms

As quirky Subaru knows, eccentrics can easily stumble into the murky mainstream. It just happens, kind of like 40th birthdays. One day you wear a tiny earring and Doc Martens to work and the next, a Brooks Brothers suit and Capital One haircut.

By Terry Box November 18, 2014


Auto Briefs: Texters keep at it behind wheel; Twitter behind $716M in sales

(Thinkstock) AT&T survey says drivers text despite knowing dangers Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Many people do it anyway. In an AT&T-sponsored survey of frequent drivers...

November 17, 2014


Autobiography: Their 1939 Pontiac is loaded with modern comforts

"I love my car because ... it's a looker that's loaded." - Vic Carpine, Rockport-Marblemount

November 16, 2014


News & Features: Animal attraction: Tips to fetch a car a dog will dig

For dog owners, the phrase "creature comforts" takes on new meaning when shopping for a vehicle.

By Gene Stout November 16, 2014


Moving Forward: VW Golf is Car of the Year; cover heats steering wheel

(Volkswagen) Motor Trend win for VW Motor Trend magazine chose the 2015 Volkswagen Golf as the Car of the Year. The award is for all four available versions of the...

November 16, 2014


Car Talk: Is angry diatribe a sign of an unskilled mechanic?

Dear Tom and Ray: A mechanic recently replaced my timing belt, pulleys, water pump and another belt on my 2001 Toyota Avalon, and the car runs fine. But I made...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi November 16, 2014

Auto Briefs: New names coming for Mercedes; celebs help Lincoln MKC sales

(Mercedes-Benz) Mercedes revives Maybach in name-change plan Mercedes-Benz is reviving the Maybach name for a second time to appeal to the world's wealthiest auto buyers. Maybach, a 1930s-era marque, will...

November 15, 2014


Auto Briefs: Chevy Suburban concept adds a recycled spin to tailgating

(General Motors) Chevrolet Suburban Premium Outdoors Concept Chevrolet showed this Suburban concept at the recent Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show. It has a 6.2-liter V-8 engine and Borla exhaust...

November 14, 2014


Moving Forward: Fiat debuts special editions; Alfa Romeo named Best Car to Buy

(Fiat Chrysler) Fiat adds 2 special editions Fiat recently introduced two special-edition models at the ongoing Miami International Auto Show. The 500 Ribelle (shown) expands on the 500's looks by...

November 14, 2014


News & Features: Electric-car drivers power up with solar energy

Owners of electric vehicles have already gone gasoline-free. Now a growing number are powering their cars with sunlight.

By Dee-Ann Durbin November 14, 2014


Car Talk: Mystery overheating may be all in his head (gasket)

Dear Tom and Ray: I have a 1993 Toyota pickup truck, a four-cylinder base model. It keeps overheating. Usually it happens in the morning and on the way home. Once...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi November 14, 2014

Sound Off: How often do you drive with your pets in the car?

How often do you drive with your pets in the car?...

November 13, 2014


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