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  • Keepers: Saab 900 Turbo—Shopping (3142 views)

    By Christopher Smith on December 23, 2009 10:01 a.m.

    Shopping for niche machines like the 900 can be intimidating to the uninitiated, and for good reason. Unique vehicles invariably come with unique problems requiring expensive, hard-to-find parts, and if you’re not much of a mechanical master, finding someone to handle the repair can be the greatest challenge of all. Yes, the Saab 900 Turbo meets all the aforementioned criteria, but it can also be a reliable, million-mile survivor when maintained by knowledgeable hands. More on that to come.

  • New Electric-Drive Smart ForTwo Images And E-Mobility Berlin Information (704 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on December 23, 2009 9:41 a.m.

    Earlier, we announced the first delivery of the new electric-drive Smart Fortwo. Now, we have an image gallery of the new electric Smart, as well as information about the “e-mobility Berlin” project, which is testing a new charging infrastructure for electric vehicles.

  • Official: Geely To Buy Volvo In First Quarter Of 2010 (1186 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 23, 2009 8:39 a.m.

    Today, Ford announced that it will officially sell all assets of the Volvo division to Chinese automaker Geely. The difinitive sale agreement will be signed in the first quarter of 2010, with the sale closing half-way through the year.

  • Tested: 2011 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Convertible (13036 views)

    By Matt Davis on December 22, 2009 4:11 p.m.

    This is not a drive feature exclusive, no, but we were going 87 miles per hour while at the wheel of the new “A207” Mercedes E-Class convertible that lands in North America in June 2010 after a January 11 European launch. Driving “no hands”, too. Beside us, riding shotgun, was a beautifully stoic and bald woman named Tanja. We exchanged no words, enjoying the ride of the open-top Merc at the dawn of a new winter.

  • 2010 Detroit Auto Show Preview (8199 views)

    By Jeremy Cargill on December 22, 2009 3:44 p.m.

    It’s a special time of the year here at Winding Road, when we think not only of the holiday season, but also the much-anticipated 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. These are the cars that we think will steal a lot of the attention at the show, which we’ll be covering January 11 – 12. Don’t miss out on your chance to get down to Cobo, too—NAIAS opens to the public on January 16 and runs through January 24.

  • Driven: 2011 Toyota Sienna (28877 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 22, 2009 12:53 p.m.

    The select automakers that are still competing in the minivan segment seem to be facing a challenge that becomes more difficult, model year after model year. Put simply, minivans aren’t particularly cool, and nobody really wants to drive one. That “nobody” part might be a bit hyperbolic, but it’s certainly closer than ever to being really true.

  • Report: Chrysler-Badged Lancia To Appear At Detroit Auto Show (927 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 22, 2009 9:49 a.m.

    Chrysler will not be holding an official press conference during the Detroit Auto Show media preview, but a report from Bloomberg suggests that there will be something rather special sitting out on the show floor. A Chrysler-badged Lancia will be on hand to give show-goers a taste of what future offerings from the new Fiat partnership could bring to our shores.

  • List: The Ten Most Beautiful Cars Of The Decade (42512 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 22, 2009 9:22 a.m.

    As 2009 comes to a close, we've been reflecting on the many cars that have stood out over the past decade. And though many cars are revered for their great levels of performance or their overall presence in the automotive marketplace, a car's design is easily the most recognizable trait that lingers in our minds. Here, we present to you, the most beautiful cars of the last decade.

  • Cadillac Bringing All-New Concept, Production CTS-V Coupe To Detroit Auto Show (823 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 22, 2009 8:25 a.m.

    Cadillac's Art & Science design language will be heightened at this January's Detroit Auto Show. GM's non-Buick luxury division will be previewing an entirely new concept car, and we're told it's nothing we've seen before, so go ahead and rule out any possibility of a production ATS sedan to rival the C-Class and 3-Series.

  • BMW To Launch Race-Ready Z4 GT3 In 2010 (962 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 21, 2009 3:56 p.m.

    While BMW did just release details about the showroom-ready Z4 sDrive35is (pictured above), individual racers will be getting a hotter new offering next year—the Z4 GT3, which will be poised to compete in the FIA GT3 European Championship, International GT Open, and ADAC GT Masters, as well as other twenty-four-hour endurance races.