Chevy Volt Unplugged: When To Depower Your EV After a Crash

Published Dec 16th, 2011 By Reilly Brennan

No matter what the outcome of the investigation into a recent Chevrolet Volt fire following an NHTSA crash test, the discussion about the Volt and its battery is already proving useful....

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Car Repair Prices Finally Exposed Through Web Apps

Car Repair Prices Finally Exposed Through Web Apps

Published Dec 29th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

No matter how smart you are or how hard you try, you have the feeling you're get taken for a ride, don't you? For decades, car shoppers had that sinking feeling in their stomachs when they approached the dealership. Eve......

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Forgotten Concept: 2004 Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car Concept

Published Oct 08th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

If there was ever a concept car at the nexus of transportation and technology, it was the Toyota Motor Triathlon Race Car. Introduced at the Geneva auto show in 2004, the MTRC concept was a literal embodiment of a video game universe. And it was virtuall...

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Future (Non-Hybrid) Cars You'll Drive That Get 40 MPG

Future (Non-Hybrid) Cars You'll Drive That Get 40 MPG

Published Sep 27th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

Three non-hybrid cars that get 40 MPG, including the 2011 Ford Fiesta, 2011 Chevy Cruze, and 2012 Fiat 500....

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3 Things: 2011 BMW 535i [VIDEO]

3 Things: 2011 BMW 535i [VIDEO]

Published Sep 13th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

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Forgotten Concept: 2000 Hyundai HCD-5 Concept

Published Sep 10th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

If Hyundai's production cars get uplifting proper nouns as names (Elantra and Genesis, to name a few), the concepts haven't fared so well. Most of them have been given acronyms that identify where the cars were designed. In this case, HCD-5 means "Hyunda...

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Forgotten Concept: 2003 Honda Kiwami

Published Aug 28th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

You think the Toyota Prius or Chevy Volt looks like a door wedge? The Honda Kiwami concept takes the wedge-shaped transport cake, appearing out of the air at the 2003 Tokyo Motor Show like a dustbuster from the future. It was Honda's take on an ultra-lux...

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Driven: 2010 Acura TSX Tech V6

Driven: 2010 Acura TSX Tech V6

Published Aug 13th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

You're in an enviable position that is, paradoxically, filled with agony. You are a sports sedan buyer with thirty-five large to spend. You want something that drives fantastically, looks good and has some degree of cur......

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Forgotten Concept: 1997 Nissan Stylish 6 Concept

Published Aug 06th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

How do you know you're at an auto show prior to Y2K? Automakers were still developing station wagon concepts....

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Forgotten Concept: 2001 Jeep Willys2

Published Jul 09th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

At the turn of the century, Jeep could feel the heat around the corner. Where the marque previously held onto the title of the most rugged American brand, all of a sudden that appeared to be in the balance. Approaching fast along the trail was another co...

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Forgotten Concept: 1989 Pontiac Stinger

Published Jul 03rd, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

In the 1980s, executives at General Motors began a company-wide crusade to develop each and every vehicle with an eye toward focus group research, that area of borrowed corporate brainpower with a tendency to achieve spectacularly mediocre results. Dozen...

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Driven: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Driven: 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe

Published Jun 26th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

The fact that the 2011 CTS Coupe is here at all is something of a miracle altogether. The car was originally scheduled to land in showrooms over a year ago, but GM's bankruptcy put the project on hold. After it appeared ......

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Leaked Memo: Don't Call It Chevy. It's Chevrolet.

Leaked Memo: Don't Call It Chevy. It's Chevrolet.

Published Jun 10th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

General Motors said this morning it will ditch the shortened nickname "Chevy," instead opting for the full three-syllable "Chevrolet" when talking about the best-selling brand. "Because Chevrolet is one of the fastest gr......

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Forgotten Concept: 1996 Ford Indigo

Published May 21st, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

You won't find Ford in a major open-wheel racing series in America today, but the company's support for Indy-style racing has a provenance as impressive as any manufacturer. Jim Clark's Indianapolis 500 win in 1965 (the first for a car with an engine beh...

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Go Dig A Hole, Mister

Published May 17th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

Wayfinding in the age of fully-formed cartography isn't too terribly difficult. With land maps evolving daily through satellite imagery and networked resources online, we are never really at risk of being lost (unless the batteries in our GPS run out). F...

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Forgotten Concept: 1995 Ford GT90

Published May 14th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

In between Ford's 2003-2006 GT supercar and the original 1964-1969 GT40 race car upon which it was based, one rude, asynchronous concept car stands out from the historical record like a pop-up dragon misplaced in the middle of a child's book of bedtime s...

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Driven: 2011 Jaguar XJ Sedan

Driven: 2011 Jaguar XJ Sedan

Published May 08th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

With their work cut out for them, the Jaguar team set about redesigning the XJ. Did they get the job done?...

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When Your Car Is Your Home

Published May 06th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

After tens of thousands of miles spent on road trips, we admit we've spent many nights on long adventures without a place to stay for the night. Typically, we've just kicked the seat back and shut our eyes wherever we found a safe place to pull off. As i...

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Driven: 2010 Audi S4 Sedan

Driven: 2010 Audi S4 Sedan

Published May 01st, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

It has always been my belief that products that turn full control over to the operator have the ability to transcend the norm, perhaps even stirring a sense of bliss inside us. This occurs when a product is so easy to us......

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Forgotten Concept: 1987 GM Sunraycer

Published Apr 30th, 2010 By Reilly Brennan

The world's most difficult race might be the Indianapolis 500, which subjects neck-strong drivers to more than three hours of lateral forces five times that of gravity. Then again, it could be an endurance affair like the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a battle of...

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