Auto Review: Subaru lifts WRX, STI up a grade
They are the bad boys of Subaruís lineup. Offsetting the brandís crunchy mindset, the WRX and WRX STI pocket rockets have worked hard to bring some tire-smoking street cred to a brand that otherwise markets its vehicles with love and puppies.
Auto review: GMC Sierra Denali near the top of its class 03-03-2014
I didnít exactly smirk, but I could certainly have been more sympathetic as I sailed past the cars, semis and SUVs buried in snow alongside Interstate 94 as I drove from Detroit to Chicago following a winter storm.
Larry Printz: Life-saving V2V system could come standard, but not cheap 03-03-2014
In early February, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced that it will begin taking steps to enable vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication for cars and light-duty trucks.
Mark Phelan: Ways to ease chill of winter on mpg 03-03-2014
Cold weather can reduce your fuel economy drastically, but there are ways to mitigate the impact.
Motoring Q&A: Volvo needs 20 minutes of highway driving to warm up 03-03-2014
QUESTION: I have an issue with my car warming up slowly when the temperature gets down around 0 degrees F.
Auto review: Kia aims to satisfy your funky Soul 03-03-2014
The worst new car that I ever drove was the 2000 Kia Rio. The Kias that followed were better, but not by much.
Under the Hood: Your car's engine can learn your ways 03-03-2014
QUESTION: I have written before concerning a problem I had with my truck, and your repair suggestion was right on the money.
Larry Printz: Good tires can make all the difference in ugly weather 02-24-2014
When was the last time you thought about car tires? It might have been last week, when you discovered how poorly your car handled snowy roads.
Mark Phelan: Pickup makers to use common towing test 02-24-2014
Life is about to get a little better for pickup buyers. Chrysler, Ford, General Motors and Nissan all plan to join Toyota in using a uniform test for the towing claims they make for their full-size pickups.
Auto Review: Nissan Rogue is quite the steal 02-24-2014
The Nissan Rogue has little in common with the smugglers, thieves and general scalawags that share its name ó except in its 2014 redesign, which is something of a steal.
Motoring Q&A: Should owner fix sliding door or buy a new minivan? 02-24-2014
QUESTION: My 2007 Chrysler Town & Country minivan has 75,000 miles. The driverís side passenger door has rusted through at the bottom.
Auto review: Refined Cherokee makes a comeback 02-24-2014
Consider the original Jeep Cherokee a founding member of the compact SUV club. It defined a simple formula: Spartan, boxy, rugged. Jeep started selling the Cherokee in 1984 and discontinued it for the U.S. market in 2001.
Under the Hood: Evidence of brief fire dismays driver
QUESTION: I have an odd experience last week with my 1998 Infiniti I30. I took it to my mechanic for routine maintenance, having noticed the engine was working a tiny bit harder to start and to accelerate on highway in the past two weeks.
Auto review: Honda Odyssey wants you to keep it clean 02-24-2014
Great job, guys ó three runs in the last inning for a dramatic comeback win. But was it necessary to track half the infield dirt onto the back seat carpet?
Mark Phelan: Cummins Engine benefits from sterling reputation, surging interest in diesels 02-17-2014
CHICAGO ó Less than two months in, 2014 has already been a good year for Cummins Engine, and thereís plenty of room for it to get better.
Motoring Q&A: Saturn VUE owner is tired of its shake, rattle and roll 02-17-2014
QUESTION: I have a 2004 four-cylinder Saturn Vue with 65,000 miles. It feels like the car will tear apart when I hit a large bump. Is this normal or do I have other problems?
Auto review: Mercedes-Benz E250 ages gracefully 02-17-2014
The 2014 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4matic luxury sedan is a peculiar exercise in putting old wine in a new bottle.
Auto review: Grab a Mazda3 before everyone else figures it out 02-17-2014
If the 2014 Mazda3 wore a Honda or Toyota badge, there would be a waiting list to buy one. But since it wears a Mazda badge, itís ignored by myopic car buyers used to buying other brands. Too bad; they donít know what theyíre missing.
Auto review: BMW 320i skips the leather, but not the fun 02-17-2014
The list of features that donít come standard on the new BMW 320i is a long one. This is the bargain Bimmer, meant to lure you onto a lot where a salesman can slather on options that send the price soaring.
Under the Hood: Fuel-vapor system could be blocking gas tank 02-17-2014
QUESTION: I have a 2001 Mercury Sable with a 3.0-liter DOHC engine and 100,000 miles. For about the past four months, it will not take gas when filling it up
Auto review: Volvo V60 adds style as well as efficiency 02-10-2014
LAS VEGAS ó For decades, Volvo has been known as the "safe" car. Itís been the vehicle of choice for parents and their precious, Gerber-eating cargo.
Under the Hood: Babying battery might not be worth the trouble 02-10-2014
QUESTION: I am a very old man and use my car, a 1998 Lexus 300ES, once a week for a short run. I installed a disconnect switch on the negative side of the battery.
Auto review: Cadillac ELR gives luxury a jolt of electricity 02-10-2014
Most of what youíve probably heard about the three-star 2014 Cadillac ELR extended-range electric car is wrong.
Auto review: Range Rover Sport takes on BMW X5 02-10-2014
Think of mid-size luxury SUVs as a stable of thoroughbreds. Porsche has its Cayenne, Mercedes-Benz its ML and GL, and Audi its Q7.
Larry Printz: The 7 features your new car won't have 02-10-2014
The next time you test drive a new car, you might be in for a shock. While you would expect a place to stash your stogie or a slot to slip in your copy of Nirvanaís "Smells Like Teen Spirit," youíre in for a surprise.
Mark Phelan: Time is now for Fiat-Chrysler to throttle up 02-03-2014
Now that Chrysler and Fiat are fully merged, they should be able to move much faster with new-model development, investment and more.
Motoring Q&A: Owner of RAV4 isn't raving about 'Check engine' light 02-03-2014
Question: I have a 2007 Toyota RAV4 I bought from a large car dealer. After two months the "Check engine" light came on
Auto review: 'E' is for enticing 02-03-2014
The Mercedes-Benz E-Class is like a classic gray suit. Itís a safe, conservative choice that looks good no matter where you travel.
2014 Kea Cadenza: Refined, memorable ride and nothing like the old Amanti 02-03-2014
First, a pop quiz: Who can remember the last luxury entry from Kia? No one? Well, canít blame you there.
Under the Hood: Fuel pump is suspect in RV problem 02-03-2014
Question: I have a 2001 Ford 22-foot RV, v10, gas, 102 k miles. It has always started good in the past, even after a month of non-use.
Larry Printz: A funeral for the horse opened 1913 auto show
It is the heart of auto show season, when automakers and dealers around the country display their newest wares. Here in Virginiaís Hampton Roads region, this tradition is well into its second century.
Mark Phelan: Hits and misses at the Detroit auto show 01-27-2014
Like seeing a good movie, half the fun of going to an auto show is talking about what you loved and hated.
Motoring Q&A: Smoking out the cause of Expedition's rough idle 01-27-2014
QUESTION: I have a 2001 Ford Expedition with the 5.4-liter V-8 and 103,000 miles. At 98,000 miles, it developed a rough idle and began stalling at stop signs.
Auto review: Mitsubishi Outlander jumps on the blandwagon 01-27-2014
The 2014 Mitsubishi Outlander is a vehicle that tries very hard to not be just another compact crossover SUV. Just check out that odd bit of black and silver plastic above the front grille.
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