Autos: Research

Is There Still Life in the American Car Dealership?

Thursday  18:21,   25 may 2017

<p>The concept of a car dealership has remained remarkably constant since the very first one, a retailer of General Motors cars, opened its doors in 1898.</p>The concept of a car dealership has remained remarkably constant since the very first [...]

Your Car's Seats Are Terrible and the Industry Knows It

Friday  19:47,   19 may 2017
Car and Driver

Your Car's Seats Are Terrible and the Industry Knows It For reasons lost to history, we once thought dry land looked better than the ocean. Then one day the trees looked better than dry land. In time we got bored with the trees and decided to [...]

Why Does Horsepower Matter?

Friday  19:13,   19 may 2017
U.S. News & World Report - Money

Horsepower is a standard measurement, whether you’re talking about a car or a shop vac, and the term is so commonplace that it’s easy to forget it has pre-vehicular origins.&nbsp;Watt’s horsepower formula is confusing, but there’s no need to[...]

Great Used-Car Bargains Hide among the New-Car Losers

Friday  19:12,   19 may 2017
Car and Driver

Great Used-Car Bargains Hide among the New-Car Losers Automobiles are crazy expensive, and nobody wants to buy a shoddy product that bleeds us dry, whether it's new or used. We want long-term quality, but nearly every single one of us is blinded[...]

The SUV alternative: 9 wagons for car-lovers with a need for practicality

Thursday  21:08,   18 may 2017
New York Daily News

I’ve said it a million times to anyone that will listen, but the pattern has never proved me wrong: people don’t want to drive what their parents drove. In the 1950s and 60s, parents drove sedans, so their kids adopted wagons in the 1970s and 80s.[...]

Survey helps shoppers find their perfect cars

Thursday  19:42,   18 may 2017

Car-ED algorithm weeds through needs of users and offers matchesIn most cases, we reply with the usual “make a list of must-haves and nice-to-haves, look through manufacturers’ sites and car-shopping sites, narrow your choices down to three, get out [...]

2018 Ford F-150 Refresh Offers Tougher Love

Tuesday  17:10,   16 may 2017

Frigidaire, Kenmore, Samsung — some refrigerator brands may all look the same, but they all have subtle styling cues that can set them apart. For example, take the all-new 2018 Ford F-150 and compare it to a 2017 version. Both may look the same at[...]

Why We Should Buy Beginner Bikes

Monday  22:14,   15 may 2017
Motorcycle Cruiser

Ride what you're comfortable with, and don't blame the bikeWhile I do agree that a 500cc bike might be a great place for many people to start off, an accident that is rider error should not be blamed on the bike, and a genre should not be[...]

Are Large Cars Safer Than Small Cars? Not Necessarily, Study Finds

Friday  21:06,   12 may 2017

For decades, people have maintained the belief that when it comes to automobiles, bigger may not be better, but it is safer. In the event of an accident, this line of reasoning goes, it's best to be surrounded by as much metal and plastic as[...]

Nobody agrees how the screen in your dashboard should work

Monday  02:45,   24 april 2017
The Verge

Here are all the screens from the New York Auto Show Car manufacturers showed off new hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicles, more sophisticated autonomous driving features, and at least one dog-centric vehicle at this year’s New York Auto Show, but[...]

2018 Volkswagen Atlas: Like an Open Book on America

Monday  19:46,   17 april 2017

Just a few days ago, Volkswagen summoned a group of journalists to try the new Atlas seven-seat SUV. However, a handful of us had the chance to test drive it in Sacacomie, Quebec last March, when the conditions were still wintery. That time, the[...]

Upgrades to S90 should make Canadians perk up

Thursday  20:33,   13 april 2017

What is it? A mid-model upgrade for Volvo’s newish S90 premium luxury sedan. Why does it matter? Volvo makes an excellent luxury sedan. Unfortunately, Canadian consumers are ignoring it (only 71 have been sold so far this year) despite its advanced[...]

10 tips for first-time buyers

Thursday  20:33,   13 april 2017

Car buying is never filled with as much uncertainty as it is the first time you tackle it. No matter how much affection we develop for our high school automotive hand-me-down, at some point it's time to move on. Being a good first-time car buyer[...]

Automotive Terminology 101

Wednesday  19:25,   12 april 2017

<p>Terminologies swirl vigorously throughout the automotive world - and if you’ve ever heard a conversation between gearheads, you know that it can all be a bit tricky to follow.</p> [...]

5 Reasons Why We Like The Toyota C-HR

Wednesday  18:35,   12 april 2017
Super Street Online

Let's kiss Toyota's boring image goodbye.Let's kiss Toyota's boring image goodbye. The largest volume auto manufacturer in the world is spicing things up with a new design language and new cars, like the '18 C-HR - originally a Scion[...]