The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is beginning to investigate consumer complaints of fires in the doors of 2007 Toyota Camry and RAV4 vehicles.
The question few have asked, concerning a car even fewer can afford, was answered at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show this week when the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible took the stage. How can Ford outdo the 2012 GT500 and the 580-hp Chevrolet Camaro ZL1? Bristling with a 650-hp supercharged V8, the next GT500 answers the call by pushing the boundaries of topless American muscle.
The latest in a long line of special-edition roadsters, the Mazda MX-5 Miata debuting at the Chicago Auto Show this week is based on the retractable hardtop version. It gets a black top and exterior trim bits, along with black leather seats and piano black interior trim. Rounding out the dark look are gunmetal black 17-inch wheels. But that’s where the black stops, because red and white are the only exterior colors offered.
The refined-and-luxurious Z4 roadster range now sports the first four-cylinder engine BMW has deployed in the United States since 1999. We recently spent some time with a Z4 borrowed from BMW to sample this fresh powertrain and share our impressions.
Chevrolet loves milestones, and the storied brand has had many of them, including its 100th anniversary this year. Next up, two ways consumers can commemorate the Corvette reaching the six-decade mark. Starting next summer, Chevrolet will offer a 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition and a 60th Anniversary package. Both serve as a final send-off for the current-generation (C6) Corvette, as sports car enthusiasts anxiously await the next chapter for the “plastic” legend.
Mercedes-Benz has introduced a revamped version of its mbrace telematics system, with additional features and services, enhanced smart phone-based remote access, and the ability for users to make cloud-based updates as they become available.
If much of the country is still focused on value for the 99 percent, the Detroit auto show still has plenty of room for the remaining 1 percent. For those with money to burn, some of the finest hardware anywhere is on display.
With a heat wave continuing to cook much of the nation, we asked our team to share their personal choices for top-down, summer rides. Despite all the convertibles available today, the group focused on just a handful of models that tested well and/or just appealed on a more visceral level.
Heading out for a long drive with the top down or windows open? Don’t forget to buckle up—and apply sunscreen. A study out this week suggests that people in the United States are more likely to develop skin cancer on the left side of their bodies and driving could be the cause.
Father’s Day is just around the corner—what will your dad be driving? While a new car would be quite the generous gift, many families do use holidays as an opportunity to make major purchases. Should your father need new wheels, we have compiled some suggestions based on budget, needs, and personality.
At an event in Palo Alto this afternoon, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its new window stickers to be implement on 2013 models, and Tesla Motor shared a mock-up what its Tesla Roadster 2.5 fuel economy label will look like once officially released.
Consumer Reports is offering the annual auto issue-- the most popular issue of the magazine—in Spanish for the first time as a new way to reach the Hispanic community.
Just as the Volkswagen New Beetle has its roof squashed, Volkswagen is introducing a new soft-top convertible at the Geneva Motor Show next month. And after four years with the Eos and the New Beetle convertibles, the company is...
It almost seemed like the Chrysler Sebring was the convertible nobody even wanted to rent. At least nobody around here did. Now the resurgent company has released photos – under some duress – of the new Chrysler 200 Convertible,...
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