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Enjoying Your Shiny New SUV? (My Junk Heap Will Bury It)

Peter Mandel | Posted 09.08.2014 | Fifty
Peter Mandel

Everyone nowadays seems to enjoy new-car interior air. But give me a whiff, any time, that brings back memories of adventures and interesting trips over a bunch of years. Here's a look at a few automobiles that I'd pick in a second over a Lexus, that I would drive again with pride -- if only they were still here.

Which Automotive Brands are Getting it Right?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.28.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

A few weeks ago after enjoying some drinks at the bar, a friend asked me, "Which car companies are just totally getting it right these days?" At the time, I had trouble narrowing it down. But after returning from the action-packed press days of the New York Auto Show, I have my answer.

Why Are the Detroit Three Resisting New Mileage and Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 02.19.2014 | Business
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The biggest single step any nation has taken to fight global warming is working. Now if the auto industry -- finally selling cleaner cars and making real profits -- would just stop fighting it.

Honda Recalls 400,000 Minivans, SUVs

AP | Posted 09.19.2013 | Business

TOKYO -- Honda Motor Co. said Thursday it is recalling 318,000 Odyssey minivans in the U.S. and 63,400 Acura MDX sport-utility vehicles in several nat...

Top 10 Crossover Vehicles

GAYOT.com | Posted 07.19.2013 | Technology
GAYOT.com

The combination of high fuel prices, not wanting a mommy-mobile and maybe just a bit of common sense has swayed buyers into shopping for crossovers.

Car Stereotypes in LA: Part II

Marlon Regis | Posted 07.16.2013 | Comedy
Marlon Regis

Your tastes, your habits, your wants and needs all personify your vehicle, or is it the other way around? We know who you are regardless, without even seeing that face behind the wheel.

Van, Go

David Vienna | Posted 12.15.2012 | Parents
David Vienna

When I see a family struggling to get their kids buckled into the safety seats in an SUV, I just laugh. Anyone who chooses an SUV over a minivan because they're worried about looking unhip will quickly need to figure out the coolest accessory to go with a bad back.

Man Lifts Up SUV To Save Trapped Friend (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 08.22.2012 | Impact

You know those emergencies that supposedly turn ordinary people into Superman? Carlos Castro can now don a red cape and tights if he wants. Nobody on ...

In Oklahoma School District, Perks For Top Administrators Include Expensive SUVs

Posted 07.31.2012 | Education

Perks for four Union Public Schools administrators in Oklahoma include full use of district-owned Acura SUVs as part of their benefits package, accord...

Mazda Recalls 217,000 SUVs

AP | Posted 07.27.2012 | Money

DETROIT -- Mazda is recalling about 217,000 Tribute SUVs to fix a problem that can cause the gas pedals to stick. It's the same problem that forced F...

'Eat My Dust, Hear My Drum': American Modesty Has Died. I Killed It

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Peter Mandel

Modesty has died. You hadn't noticed? Its quiet nature made it marginal. It caught a cold. It stayed in bed. Our fireworks and gunshots killed it off.

Honda Recalls Insane Number Of SUVs

Reuters | Posted 05.30.2012 | Business

March 30 (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co Ltd is recalling about 554,000 sport utility vehicles in the United States to inspect for faulty wiring in headl...

Be Afraid: Who's Driving SUVs These Days

Vicky Shorr | Posted 05.09.2012 | Los Angeles
Vicky Shorr

Many of their original owners have seen the light and jumped to the Prius, but the SUVs are still on the road, and in some ways, it's even worse than ...

At Autoshow, Apparently Size Matters

AP | COLLEEN BARRY and FRANK JORDANS | Posted 05.05.2012 | Business

GENEVA — Automakers are thinking small – in size, not ambition. After years marked by environmental concerns, then the economic downturn ...

For Detroit, Size Matters: Will Automakers Latch on to Loopholes and Undercut New Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Dan Becker

The Obama administration has proposed rules that would determine how far 2025 cars go on a gallon of gas. Surprisingly, though, auto companies can dictate how successful the program will be. This presents Detroit with an unusual challenge.

Escaping The Mold, Ford SUV Gets New Look

www.autoblog.com | Posted 11.16.2011 | Detroit

We Americans have a long history of clamoring for the forbidden fruit that automakers offer in Europe. Such has been the case with the Ford Kuga cross...

High-MPG SUVs: The Wrong Answer

Yolanda Reid Chassiakos | Posted 10.24.2011 | Green
Yolanda Reid Chassiakos

I'd hoped that in a few years these giant, gas-guzzling dinosaurs would be extinct. Now, unfortunately, drivers whose egos demand that they rule the road from their lofty perches inside their armored behemoths will get a second wind.

Ford Lifts Profits With Higher Prices, Improves Sales

Posted 09.25.2011 | Business

(Bernie Woodall) - Ford Motor Co's quarterly profit beat Wall Street expectations helped by higher prices and improved sales in North America. ...

The Best Remedy for the Price of Gas

Dan Becker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

The Obama administration can't do much to lower the price of a gallon of gas, but it is on the cusp of a crucial decision that could help consumers come out ahead because they would need less gas.

Nissan Recalling More Than 600K Vehicles

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DETROIT — Nissan Motor Co. is recalling more than 600,000 vehicles in North and South America and Africa due to steering or battery cable problems. ...

A Better Way to Cut Gas Consumption and Fight Global Warming

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The Environmental Protection Administration's report on gas mileage told us that the 2009 model cars and light trucks sold in the United States achiev...

Mileage: This Isn't Rocket Science. It's Auto Mechanics

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The next big thing from Detroit may not just be a new car, but a new car industry: Transformed, modern and competitive. This month, with traditional ...

100 Countries or an S.U.V.?

Chris Guillebeau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Chris Guillebeau

After thinking it over, I decided that $32,500 was a small price to pay compared to the experiences I would gain from visiting 100 countries.

Suburb Sprawls Sustainability

Ben Zolno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ben Zolno

Check out this new video about how a subdivision farm works with the restaurant just a few yards away, which serves their food often just hours after harvest.

House of the Rising Blood Pressure

Dave Astor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Dave Astor

What's more American than ravaging precious open space and getting richer while making other people miserable?