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  • TestDriveNow.com preview of the all-new 2015 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe by luxury vehicle automotive critic Steve Hammes

  • TestDriveNow.com review of the all-new 2014 Nissan Versa Note SV by automotive critic Steve Hammes

  • TestDriveNow.com video preview of the all-new 2015 Kia Sedona by automotive critic Steve Hammes

  • The 2014 Nissan GT-R is perhaps the world's best supercar bargain. The BMW M6 represents the most power and technology BMW can cram into a sports car. Both cars are very similar in many important ways. But which one is faster at 1 mile above sea level?

  • See Jaguar's two seat sports car. The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is all you can expect of a Jaguar, and more

  • The iconic Ferrari F40 was the last car that the Italian brand's founder oversaw before he passed away in 1988. The supercar was built to celebrate Ferrari's 40th anniversary from 1987 to 1992 and was the successor to the Ferrari 288 GTO

  • Lamborghini celebrates 50 years by unveiling the Lamborghini Veneno, a production car that the Italian automaker sells for $4 million dollars

  • One wouldn't expect Ferrari to make a sports car with a hybrid motor and a dual clutch transmission, but the Italian automaker took on the challenge and unveiled their stunning new production vehicle

  • Antuan Goodwin takes a look at the new 2014 Corvette Stingray, the third incarnation of the 'Stingray' with fast lines and light weight materials wrapped in a Super Sports car package

  • CNET's Antuan Goodin takes a look at the Infiniti Q50, a new model car, which also has new tech, a new hybrid engine, and a new name to go with it

  • Automotive Writer Terry Box reviews the Chevy Silverado

  • The Jaguar XFR-S stormed onto the stage at the LA Auto Show. Check out the most powerful Jaguar sedan ever built

  • Toyota and Audi unveiled their 'driverless technology' at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

  • California joins Nevada in allowing Google and others to test 'autonomous' cars. The law in both states requires a human driver onboard to take over in case of emergency but the cars apparently don't need the help

  • Immediately after its 1907 debut, the car embarked on a 2,000 mile endurance run proving the car's unparalleled quality and reliability

  • Henry Ford II made a commitment to European-based racing like Formula One and endurance GT competition would help make the cash registers ring

  • Convertibles are supposed to be for sunny days on wide-open country roads. But the just-introduced Chevy Camaro ZL1 convertible is not like any other convertible you can name

  • If you were about to redesign a bestselling product, it might be smart to stay pretty close to the winning formula that put the product at the top of the charts in the first place. That's exactly what the Toyota designers and engineers did with the 2012 Camry

  • Technological advancements have made driving than it has ever been. But as auto manufacturers imagine the future, they'll need to worry about something else -- electronic malfunctions and cyberattacks

  • The all-new 2012 Honda CR-V stays very close to the size and image of its very successful predecessor, but it kicks the styling up a notch with bolder and more aerodynamic bodywork

  • Buyers of traditional luxury brands are more open to lower-priced alternatives than you might think. What they found once they owned a luxury car was it didn't change their life

  • With gas and energy prices continuing to rise at a steady clip, some drivers are getting creative about how to reduce their bills. Here are some of the best tips on how to reduce your bill

  • Here are several tips to keep in mind the next time you encounter a maniac on the road

  • Sales of electric cars will skyrocket in the next five years, according to a new study conducted by Pike Research, which specializes in research in that area

  • Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Corvette among the best cars America has ever offered

  • As part of Chevrolet's centennial celebration, Chevrolet devotees were asked to vote for their favorite vehicle from the proud brand's 100-year history

  • When it comes right down to choosing the best season of the year for driving, it just has to be summer. The roads are clear, the weather is warm and the sun feels good on your shoulders. You can't help but want to drop the top, hit the accelerator and go. Here are our picks for the best summer rides of 2011 that'll have you savoring the heat in style

  • Ford has decided to completely remake the model, capitalizing on its widely recognized name and loyal owner base, while shifting it from its former pickup truck platform to a car chassis

  • Ford and Toyota typically compete tooth-and-nail in the world's auto markets, but in a startling turn of events the two mammoth companies have announced that they will collaborate as equal partners to develop and market a new advanced hybrid system for light trucks and SUVs

  • Conservative to begin with, Lexus cars have had an unfortunate tendency to look old before their time. But all that is set to change as the brand unveiled the all-new 2013 GS 350

  • So should you opt for the Tahoe Hybrid versus the conventional Tahoe? It depends on what kind of driving you do and what you're willing to give up

  • If you have $200,000 jingling around in your pockets, we suggest you buy the upcoming Audi R8 GT. It will be not only fun, but also a pretty good investment. The newest version of the stellar Audi R8 delivers stupefying performance

  • In an era of diminished expectations, the 2012 Toyota Yaris appears to be just the ticket. It doesn't cost a whole lot; it's very functional; it's filled with safety features and it offers good fuel economy

  • The BMW 1 Series M Coupe is one of those rare passenger cars that is in its element on the track, but also utterly practical for day-to-day use. It’s an amazing feat accomplished by judicious acquisitions from the BMW parts bin and a serious influx of engineering dollars

  • When more than a dozen teams of college kids faced off at the recent alternative-energy competition at the hallowed Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Formula Sun Grand Prix, there was more at stake than a first-place finish

  • The year 2013 is still way off in the distance for most of us, but Ford used the New York International Auto Show as a venue to introduce its 2013 model year Taurus and Taurus SHO, two very important models in its portfolio. Since General Motors took the same opportunity to show its 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, you can understand why Ford was willing to pull the wraps off the Taurus early

  • It seems almost inconceivable, yet, tragically, it has happened more than 500 times. What are we talking about? Children who have died of heatstroke while in a parked automobile. Here's what parents and caregivers need to do to avoid this tragedy

  • The automobile industry always makes changes in its new models, but it isn't until 10 years later that you realize cars have gradually become different.

  • The Obama administration is proposing a 56-mpg fuel economy requirement by 2025. Should the regulations be imposed, the world's automobile companies will have to figure out a way to not only build vehicles that can deliver 56-mpg performance, but also persuade enough Americans to buy them. Auto industry experts agree that the latter is much more difficult to accomplish than the former

  • Virtually all of us have received a speeding ticket or other 'moving violation' that we felt was unfair and unfounded. Now, thanks to a new smartphone application, you can check on yourself and on that policeman who wrote you up. It's like having 'Big Brother' in your pocket

  • For 2012, the Mercedes-Benz SLK is all-new -- and this time around, a new V-6 engine and more muscular styling make this the most aggressive SLK ever

  • If you are thinking of buying a new car, this could be your summer of discontent. The good news is that it is not impossible to get a great deal. The fact is, if you do your homework and stand your ground, you can emerge with a very satisfying car purchase. Here are a few tips that can help

  • You may not realize it, but there is one type of electric vehicle that has improved and has become more affordable in the past few years: the electric bicycle. Even though electric bikes have been available for more than a decade, they have made great advances in both technology and consumer acceptance in the last couple of years

  • Young drivers all over the world, including the United States, are disproportionately more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than older drivers -- and that should send chills down the backbones of parents the world over

  • Here's eleven of the coolest scooters for the 2011 spring model year

  • Sibling rivalry can often be a terrible thing, but in the case of the new version of the Audi A6 sedan -- introduced to the press at the North American International Auto Show -- it can be just great. We say that because the new A6 takes a lot of what is so good about the flagship A8 and it folds it into a more affordable, accessible package

  • If you are going to make the best use of Ski Week, you need a vehicle that can get you up the mountain and back down again in style, comfort and safety. To help you identify the finest Ski Week vehicles, our editors have put their collective minds together to highlight the ones we believe are the best of the best

  • The drumbeat of splashy TV advertising and reports in the media has created an awareness of electric and other alternative-fuel vehicles in the general public, but most people admit that they don't know all that much about the new technologies

  • The following tally is a good starting-point for any car lover.

  • Many consumers are still on-edge. They're saving more and living more frugally than before. The worry remains that they, like some people they may know, could be out of a job at any time. This is bad news for the car industry, but it might be the ideal time to buy a new car if you feel secure in your finances and are in need a new vehicle

  • TestDriveNow.com preview of the all-new 2015 Ford Mustang Convertible by automotive critic Steve Hammes

  • TestDriveNow.com review of the 2014 Lexus LS 460 AWD F SPORT by automotive critic Steve Hammes

  • For the first time, Mercedes is bringing a fully electric car to the U.S. WSJ's Nathan Olivarez-Giles takes the B-Class for a spin

  • Volkswagen gaves us a look at not one but two models of their popular Golf vehicles, the GTI and the GTD

  • After debuting with much fanfare earlier this year, Chevy gives the Corvette Stingray a slight facelift at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show with the Corvette Stingray Convertible

  • The last time we saw the McLaren P1, it was a concept at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. At the 2013 Geneva Motor, McLaren rolled out the P1 again with the same good looks but with an electric motor

  • CNET's Antuan Goodwin takes a look at the BMW 3-Series GT and asks whether BMW has abandoned the wagon design, at least in the U.S.

  • The new Chinese automotive brand Qoros presented its first series production vehicle, the Qoros 3 Sedan, at the Geneva International Car Show

  • The American auto industry is rejuvenated. So you want proof? Here's some of the best new offerings from each of the Big Three domestic manufacturers

  • With 470 horsepower on tap, the all-new 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 offers thrilling acceleration, but it can also handle with the best European sport sedans

  • Here are the 11 essential -- and free -- apps to make your road trip fast, fun and easier to navigate than an elevator trip

  • There is a lovably oddball character to the British motor industry that is typified by Aston Martin

  • The nation's grid is ready. Your neighborhood's power supply might be another story

  • Do you have a beat-up car sitting on blocks in your front yard? Is a beater taking up needed room in the corner of your garage? What you might not realize is that you can turn these problem cars into cash, and it's easier than you could possibly imagine

  • If you are the parent or guardian of a newly licensed teen driver, follow these five steps to help reduce your teen's crash risk

  • More than two decades ago, a rare 1976 Porsche 930 Turbo was reported stolen off the streets of Las Vegas, Nev. Now, after what must be a near-record length of time, the vehicle has been returned to its rightful owner

  • Are you underwater in your car loan? If you're in the middle of a five-year, six-year or longer-term loan, that could be the case

  • For decades, teenage boys were considered to be riskier drivers than teenage girls. But several new reports suggest that perception may be changing as girls are more readily taking risks while driving

  • AAA, which rescues more out-of-gas motorists than anyone, cautions that allowing your car to run out of fuel could not only put you in a potentially dangerous situation, but also result in costly repair bills

  • Mercedes-Benz will continue to be a maker of large, luxurious vehicles, but those vehicles might -- again, might -- be powered by something other than the traditional internal combustion engine. A case in point is the Mercedes-Benz F125 research vehicle

  • General Motors announced that it has entered into a joint venture with a Chinese automaker to develop electric cars. The deal also involves transfer of battery and other electric vehicle technology

  • Japanese auto brands recapture the lead in key customer satisfaction survey, which puts American recovery in doubt

  • We recently had the opportunity to participate in an event sponsored by Ford Motor Company that demonstrated how intelligent vehicles that wirelessly talk to each other could be effective in reducing crashes

  • In 1911, if you asked Billy Durant -- the prototypical American promoter/businessman -- if Chevrolet Motor Company would sell 180 million vehicles by 2011, he probably would have said, 'Damn right it will.' That was just the kind of guy William C. Durant was. Durant co-founded Chevrolet with race driver Louis Chevrolet on Nov. 3, 1911

  • We'll soon find out if America is ready for what is being billed as the world's smallest four-seat car. The Scion iQ 'micro-subcompact' will arrive in Toyota-Scion dealerships this October, with a national launch slated for 2012

  • In many parts of America, gasoline prices have shot up to $4 per gallon or more -- and that rapid increase has had the effect of prompting many consumers to take a second look at alternative energy sources. One of these – propane -- has a long and positive history as a transportation fuel, but it has been often ignored in the hype about gasoline-electric hybrids and dedicated electric vehicles

  • If you're thinking about buying a car this year, you're far from alone. The price of the car is an important consideration, of course. But ongoing costs -- for insurance, repairs and fuel -- can vary markedly from one vehicle to another. Ignore those differences and you could vastly underestimate the cost of ownership

  • Chevrolet is ready to jet you right back to 1969, when the concerns that spawned many of today's cars were way over the horizon. Back in the Woodstock era, Chevrolet slipped a 427-cubic-inch Corvette ZL 1 V-8 into a select few Camaros, and the car became the best-performing Camaro of all time. To honor that heritage, Chevrolet has decided that its new Camaro ZL1

  • Haggling over the price of a vehicle in a dealership is an uncomfortable experience for most of us. A small percentage of buyers really love negotiating a car price and revel in the verbal and mental combat, but most consumers find it an intimidating process and wonder if they really have to do it. The answer is no, you really don't have to, if you don't mind paying more for your new car

  • Hybrids, electrics and other alternative vehicles are dominating automotive news these days. And you might think the gasoline engine is headed down the path of the passenger pigeon. But that impression is very wrong. Frankly, there's both positive and negative news on electric car sales

  • The Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA), an international organization of motor home enthusiasts, discovered that a growing number of tailgaters believe a mobile home is the ideal spot to host portable parties. Okay, we admit that typical motor homes don't have a traditional tailgate, but that doesn't mean they don't make ideal tailgating vehicles

  • Your car may have handled the heat like a pro, but how will it do in the cold? It’s a good idea to identify which systems can leave you stranded and make certain you’ve addressed their needs. Here are the four systems you need to check to get your car ready for fall

  • If you're about to buy a new electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle, you should think seriously about where you're going to plug it in. Though many of the upcoming cars will plug into standard 110-volt sockets, you're liable to find the recharging time agonizingly slow.

  • How do you change behavior? By giving an incentive to change. And that’s exactly what the National Highway Traffic Administration has done over the past 32 years with its New Car Assessment (NCAP) Program.

  • Two words are on the tip of the auto industry's tongue these days: electric cars. Nissan is currently a media darling on the strength of its LEAF battery-electric car. Ford is building buzz with its Ford Transit Connect and Ford Focus battery-electrics. Meanwhile, GM is about to enter the competition with its Chevrolet Volt. All of which leaves Toyota behind the curve in battery-electric cars.

  • We live in an era when press and politicians tout the wonders of the electric car. We're on the cusp of Nissan's salvo in the electric car arena, and if you believe the pundits, electrics are the wave of the future. So it must have come as a major shock when the winner of the most important Progressive Automotive XPRIZE category was a car powered by an internal combustion engine

  • 'The idea came to me while playing Monopoly with my kids when I drew the Get Out of Jail Free card,' says Keith Kelly, founder of Prepaid Traffic Tickets, LLC. 'As I picked up the card, I flashed back to a recent speeding ticket and resulting traffic school. A lightbulb came on, the dots connected, and here we are.'

  • Consumers would like a simple answer to the question, Should I lease or buy my next car? In the economic doldrums, when the drive to save every dollar is more urgent than ever, getting an answer to this question seems increasingly important. But after examining the most recent statistics and trends, we're sorry to report that there is no one correct answer. Here's why

  • You should search out a mechanic in the same way you'd search out a primary care physician. Don't just pull a name out of the phonebook or off the Internet; do your due diligence so the mechanic you choose will give you the most for your money -- while at the same time helping ensure that your family is safe. Here are some steps to help you find the right mechanic

  • Progressive's new Snapshot Discount program revolves around their ability to get a snapshot of your driving habits. After drivers sign up for the Snapshot Discount, Progressive sends them a small device that plugs into the on-board diagnostic port of their car. The device records and sends the data to the company. After 30 days, customers find out if they're eligible for a discount

  • You don't have to throw up your hands and simply be part of the problem. There are plenty of small steps you as a driver can take to improve our air quality and our health while saving money. Here are some tips from the Drive Clean campaign