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Hyundai Recall: 139,000 Sonata Sedans Recalled For Steering Defect

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Hyundai Motor Co. said it is voluntarily recalling 139,500 Sonata sedans in the U.S. because of a manufacturing defect that could c...

An Alternate History of the Energy Crisis

Michael Kanellos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Kanellos

What if the United States had been forced to cut down on gas starting in 1948? U.S. auto companies likely wouldn't have become the bumbling boneheads of the industrial world.

I Brake for Camels in Oman

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

I am not a petrol-head, car-junkie or auto-hack. But here I am in Oman with thirteen other international journalists to test drive the brand new 2012 Bentley Continental GT.

The Texting-Crash Epidemic -- That Isn't?

Philip N. Cohen | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Philip N. Cohen

A new CDC report on fatal crashes among teenage drivers shows just what you would never expect with all the news and legislation concentrating on the ...

The Poetry of the American Car

Gale Walden | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Gale Walden

Cars always found their way into my imagination and when I started to write poetry, cars found themselves into my poems.

The Financial Burden of Being Mobile

Catherine Lutz | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Catherine Lutz

Young or old, profligate or prudent, first-time lessee or seasoned buyer, many Americans have little idea of the true financial cost of car ownership. How can we reduce the cost of being mobile?

WATCH: New Service Lets Car Owners Rent Out Their Own Cars

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

In over 300 towns across Britain, drivers are renting privately-owned vehicles using a new service called WhipCar. "The car is typically a person's...

GM Bailout: Can American Taxpayers Get A Return On Their Investment?

DailyFinance | PETER COHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

There's still a chance that the U.S. could get back the money it invested in saving General Motors from collapse during the recent financial crisis, b...

Toyota, Channeling James Bond, Makes Big Play For Sports Car Market

Bloomberg | Makiko Kitamura and Yuki Hagiwara | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As the world's largest carmaker tries to rebuild its reputation for quality following record recalls, President Akio Toyoda, a racing fan, has said he...

GM Will List IPO On US And Canadian Exchanges

AP | TOM KRISHER and KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — General Motors Co. on Wednesday filed the first batch of paperwork required to sell stock to the public, a significant step toward she...

Morgan Stanley Scores Huge Deal With Cash-Strapped Chicago For Parking

Bloomberg | Darrell Preston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Chicago drivers will pay a Morgan Stanley-led partnership at least $11.6 billion to park at city meters over the next 75 years, 10 times what Mayor Ri...

Drop Top Gorgeous: Mazda Miata Turning Heads for 20 Years

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

How did Mazda reinvent the classic British sports car? They listened to a group of Southern California dreamers who lamented the loss of the "everyman" British sports cars.

Clean Energy Jobs Are on the Menu in Michigan

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Michigan is on its way to becoming the advanced battery capital of the world. We project almost 62,000 new jobs will be created in Michigan in the advanced battery industry in the next ten years.

Chrysler's PT Cruiser Symbolized The Company's Fall

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — A decade ago, the PT Cruiser roared onto the road with trendsetting looks and Al Capone swagger. In a sea of bland Honda Civics and To...

Ford Reports Record First-Half China Sales

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Ford Motor Co. sold a record 301,524 vehicles in China during the first six months of the year, up 53 percent from the same period in ...

Tesla IPO Still Soaring

AP | DAN STRUMPF | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Shares of Tesla Motors Inc. spiked Wednesday as investors continued bidding up the stock following the electric car maker's blowout p...

Girlfriends' Guide: To Life In The Fast Lane: Why Does My Toyota Want To Kill Me?

Vicki Iovine | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vicki Iovine

My car and I have such little chemistry that I don't recognize it in a parking lot, or when it's presented to me by a valet. "Madame, your car," they call out, and I look around to see the nerd they must be talking to.

Foreclosures Down Where Trains Are Available

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Can living near a train station save your house? Researchers looked at mortgage defaults in three cities and found something curious -- the chance ...

If My Car Is Being "Recalled," Why Aren't You Taking it Back?

Evan Handler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Evan Handler

In spite of announcing a "recall," all Toyota has done is to issue some warnings, to state that they're "working on" a solution, and to instruct me to be alert to the problem. In this "recall," I'm being told to keep driving my car.

Vote For The Best Of 2009 LA Auto Show

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The 2009 LA Auto Show is happening at the LA Convention Center, from December 4-13! I will not waste your time nor insult your intelligence by pointin...

Is Toyota's Prius the New Buick?

Anne Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Anne Hill

Prius owners are turning into the elderly, erratic drivers we used to see in Oldsmobiles and Buicks. They drive slowly, even in the fast lane. They brake for stoplights 500 yards away.

Waste Not Want Not: City Living is the Way to a Wealthier Nation

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Petro

To reduce the country's excessive energy consumption, we need to make our new and existing suburbs more like cities. This means embracing the principles of smart growth and transit-oriented development.

Team Earth: Are You In?

Harrison Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harrison Ford

Team Earth is issuing an urgent, immediate challenge by teaming up with the Prince's Rainforest Project to call for swift action and funding to reduce tropical deforestation.

Green Cars Are All the Rage At The World's Largest Auto Show (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From hybrid plug-ins to all-electric sports cars, these green cars were all the rage at the world's largest auto show, the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germ...

Ford's Fuel Efficient Future: Bringing Electrification to Life

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

Ford is moving forward with its product plans to deliver fuel economy improvements and reduced CO2 emissions, without compromising the driving experience.