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  • Video: Travis Pastrana's Ridiculous Jump For The New Year (628 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on January 04, 2010 8:27 a.m.

    In case you missed it, Travis Pastrana jumped a Subaru 269 feet onto a barge to celebrate the new year. Then, to celebrate his world record jump, he did a backflip into the harbor.

  • Hyundai Debuts Blue-Will Plug-In Hybrid Concept Ahead Of Detroit Auto Show Reveal (1842 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 03, 2010 5:17 p.m.

    Under the bright lights of the Detroit Auto Show (which is only one week away), Hyundai will be unveiling its first ever plug-in hybrid, the Blue-Will. And while the show car is only a concept at this point, it showcases the future technologies that Hyundai could implement into its full lineup, such as roof-mounted solar cells, lithium polymer batteries, touch-screen controls, and drive-by-wire steering.

  • GM Recalling Over 20,000 C6 Corvettes Due To Roof Adhesive Issue (1385 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 01, 2010 2 p.m.

    General Motors is recalling approximately 20,090 Corvettes made in the 2005-06 model years due to a problem with the roof panel. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the adhesive between the roof panel and the frame may separate, allowing for general rattles, wind noise, poor roof panel fit, or even worse, complete detachment. Frightening stuff.

  • Driven: 2010 Kia Forte Koup (16225 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 01, 2010 11 a.m.

    Not long after the launch of the Forte sedan, Kia now introduces the Forte Koup—a sleek entry into a class of vehicles dominated by the Honda Civic, Ford Focus, and Scion tC (which has lost a lot of its youthful Scion luster in recent years). Based on the same good-to-do groundwork as the Forte sedan, the Koup adds a bit more charm and slightly better dynamics to the Forte package; and without spoiling this review, it’s safe to say that Kia may have just built the best coupe available for under $20K.

  • Ford Adds Three-Blink Turn Signal Function To 2011 Model Year Vehicles (1769 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 01, 2010 9 a.m.

    Over the past few years, we've seen many automakers add the three-blink turn signal function onto their cars, and Ford will finally be jumping on the bandwagon next year. Tapping the left stalk off of the steering column up or down allows the blinkers to flash only three times, which is perfect for lane changes, and alleviates the annoyance of driving behind cars whose blinkers have stayed on for no good reason.

  • Readers' Choice: The Best Cars Of 2009 (11720 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 31, 2009 9:39 a.m.

    2009 gives way to 2010 at midnight tonight. While the Winding Road staff does have a small amount of standard New Years celebration to take care of, we’ve also got some tough choices to ponder over the holiday weekend.

  • Ask It: 2010 Audi A5 Coupe 2.0T (5675 views)

    By Winding Road Staff on December 30, 2009 12:58 p.m.

    To properly ring in the New Year, we'll be spending the week with a gorgeous Audi A5 Coupe, equipped with the 2.0-liter turbocharged engine and a good-to-use six-speed manual transmission.

  • Kia To Drop Borrego SUV From 2010 U.S. Lineup (1535 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 30, 2009 9:57 a.m.

    The Kia Borrego is only one year old, but because of slow sales and a stronger focus on small crossovers, the full-size sport-ute will not be returning to American dealerships for the 2010 model year.

  • Driven: 2010 Land Rover Range Rover Sport Supercharged (17236 views)

    By Seyth Miersma on December 30, 2009 9:03 a.m.

    Perhaps the fat years for vehicles like the supercharged version of the Range Rover Sport have come to an end (or have nearly come there). Yes, Land Rover is still certainly more than willing to sell you one of its towering, racecar-fast SUVs, and there are probably more than a handful of well-off customers that are willing to buy. But the underlying era that gave birth to this category of super-fast SUVs has long since passed in the eyes of most who follow such things—dealt a dual deathblow by the fuel price spike of 2008 and the concurrent economic collapse. ...

  • Report: Facelifted BMW X5 Will Get Turbocharged Power (2127 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on December 30, 2009 8:53 a.m.

    The BMW X5 gets its mid-cycle refresh next year, and from the sound of things, it looks like BMW is adding more than just some new sheetmetal to the largest X. Along with a spruced up front end, BMW will add turbocharged power to the X5's list of credentials.