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  • First Look: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Is What We've Been Waiting For (4419 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 04, 2010 11:46 p.m.

    While the tagline of "The Caddy That Zigs" may not have worked too well for the all-but-forgotten Catera sedan from the late 1990s, we think it will be a very appropriate description for this hot little number. Cadillac just recently unveiled the new CTS Coupe bodystyle, and only one month after the two-door's official debut, we now have a much-anticipated V-badged variant, set to go on sale in the summer of 2010.

  • Nissan Gives The Axe To Slow-Selling Quest Minivan (862 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 04, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    Even though automakers like Toyota are looking to breathe some life into the minivan segment, there isn't that strong of a business case for the once-loved people movers that stole Americans' hearts over the past few decades. Because of this, Nissan will be stopping production on the much-overlooked Quest minivan.

  • Report: Mercedes-Benz Working On CLS Estate To Rival 5-Series GT, A7 Sportback (1939 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 04, 2010 1:39 p.m.

    The CLS Estate will take a lot of its design direction from the original Mercedes-Benz ConceptFASCINATION (shown above), and its underpinnings will be a heavily revised version of the E-Class platform. In speaking with Autocar, a source at Mercedes-Benz says that the CLS Estate has been in the works since around 2004, and that a concept version was originally supposed to be shown at the 2003 Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • Video: Old-Timey Snow Vehicle Concept (2613 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on January 04, 2010 11:26 a.m.

    This concept vehicle from 1924 looks like a heap of fun. The video below offers a demonstration of the Snow Vehicle concept, which is a hybrid of a Fordson Tractor and a Chevrolet automobile, built by Armstead Snow Motors.

  • Driven: 2010 Volkswagen Golf (27735 views)

    By Chris Martens on January 04, 2010 11:07 a.m.

    Driving enthusiasts of a certain age can perhaps remember the mid-1970s arrival of Volkswagen’s first front-wheel drive offering, the groundbreaking Rabbit. Compared to the rear-engine, air-cooled Beetles, Fastbacks, and Squarebacks that preceded it (cars that, while virtuous, were also quirky and past their prime), the Rabbit seemed as modern as tomorrow—a car that emphasized yet redefined VW’s core values. On one hand the Rabbit was perfectly sensible and practical, as the best VWs always are, yet it also had a soulful side, appealing to drivers with its taut handling, communicative steering, responsive drive train, and jaunty personality. Though not the ...

  • BMW Launches Free M Power Meter iPhone Application (1193 views)

    By John Beltz Snyder on January 04, 2010 10:06 a.m.

    BMW launched the M Power Meter iPhone application, which measures and charts g forces speed, and other stats using the iPhone’s movement sensors.

  • Dodge Challenger Gets Performance Appearance Package, No Actual Performance Upgrades (1563 views)

    By Steven J. Ewing on January 04, 2010 9:41 a.m.

    If you've ever wanted your brand new Dodge Challenger to look like an crazy-powerful muscle car, but don't want to actually have any more horsepower or torque to put to the wheels, Mopar has just the appearance kit for you. Chrysler's Mopar parts division is now offering its Performance Appearance Package for Challenger SE and R/T models.

  • Video: Travis Pastrana's Ridiculous Jump For The New Year (631 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 (1847 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 (1392 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.