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Toyota and Tesla Motors Announce Partnership

Toyota and Tesla Motors have announced a cooperative realtionship between the companies to pursue development of Tesla's Model S electric sedan. Tesla has also acquired the former NUMMI plant in California, site of an earlier joint venture between Toyota and GM. Tesla expects to hire approximately...

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Toyota's Ft-86 Release Pushed Back to 2013

The release of Toyota's long awaited FT-86 sports car has been delayed by two years, according to sources inside Japan. The FT-86, a joint venture between Toyota and Subaru, was supposed to be released in 2011. Designed as an affordable but fun-to-drive sports coupe, the FT-86 has held fans...

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James Bond's Aston Martin Db5 to Be Auctioned

You can't be James Bond and you'll never get a license to kill, but if you have enough money you can buy the most famous Bond car of all time: the Aston Martin DB5. Driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball, the 1964 DB5 has a wide array of aftermarket upgrades, including twin machine...

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General Motors Recalls 1.5 Million Vehicles

General Motors, Co. has recalled over 1.5 million vehicles worldwide due to a fire hazard.  In an official statement issued on Tuesday, June 8, 2010, GM recalled vehicles produced throughout 2006 until 2008 due to a faulty heated windshield wiper fluid system.  This is the second recall...

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What Are the 10 Most Fuel Efficient Cars of the Last 24 Years?

According to combined city / highway mileage estimates provided by the EPA, the ten most fuel efficient cars since 1986 are:1) 2000 Honda Insight, 53 MPG2) 2010 Toyota Prius, 50 MPG3) 1986 Chevy Sprint ER, 48 MPG4) 1990-94 Geo Metro XFI, 47 MPG5) 1986-87 Honda Civic HF Coupe, 46 MPG6) 1994-95 Honda...

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Smart Fortwo Electric Drive Will Cost $600 Per Month

Smart is bringing a limited number of their battery powered ForTwo Electric Drive automobiles into the United States.  Only 250 will be imported, with 200 already committed to fleet customers.  This leaves fifty available to the general public, but they won't be priced on par with other...

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What Are the Most Popular Vehicles for Women?

According to research done by TrueCar, based on vehicle registrations for the past two years, the nine most popular cars registered by women drivers are:1) Volkswagen New Beetle2) Nissan Rogue3) Hyundai Tucson4) Volkswagen Eos5) Volvo S406) Honda CR-V7) Kia Sportage8) Toyota RAV49) Nissan Sentra

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What Are the 10 Highest Ranked Car Manufacturers in Initial Quality?

According to J.D. Power and Associates, the 10 automakers who ranked highest in initial quality are listed below, along with the number of defects reported per 100 vehicles:1) Porsche (83)2) Acura (86)3) Mercedes Benz (87)4) Lexus (88)5) Ford (93)6) Honda (95)7) Hyundai (102)8) Lincoln (106)9)...

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What Are the 10 Lowest Ranked Car Manufacturers in Initial Quality?

According to J.D. Power and Associates, the 10 automakers who ranked lowest in initial quality are listed below, along with the number of defects reported per 100 vehicles:33) Land Rover (170)32) Mitsubishi (146)31) Volkswagen (135)30) Mini (133)29) Jaguar (130)28) Dodge (130)27) Jeep (129)26) Kia...

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What Is a Horex Vr6?

A Horex VR6 is a new motorcycle designed and built in Germany.  Named for a once revered motorcycle brand that ceased production in 1956, the Horex VR6 features a supercharged, narrow angle V6 motor that produces 197 horsepower.  Styling is conservative, and favors rider comfort over wind...