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Thieves don't care for green vehicles

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Car thieves uninterested in green When it comes to automotive theft, the usual suspects are always at the top of the list of cars that appeal to the Usual Suspects.

Robots are (gulp) better drivers than humans

IN the future, your car will drive itself. And thank goodness for that.

Honda adds sizzle to lacklustre new Civic

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Honda takes a mulligan on new Civic To say the motoring press was not overly fond of the redesigned Honda Civic would be a slight understatement.

Suzuki's struggles might not reach Canada

"SUZUKI Canada, including its automotive division, remains fully open for business in Canada, and will be honouring all customer commitments." Well thank goodness for that. With this opening statement, Mr.

Sandy will soak the auto industry

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Hurricane Sandy soaks East Coast, devastates car sales Savvy consumers will no doubt remember the aftermath of hurricane Katrina and the flood-damaged cars that popped up, often s
Rolls-Royce Phantom is scary awesome

Rolls-Royce Phantom is scary awesome

LIFE as an automotive writer is more than a little surreal sometimes. Here I am, committed cycle-commuter and grandson of an Ulster diesel-bus mechanic, swanning about town in a near-$600,000 drop-top Roller like my last name was "the Third.

High-powered pram sets stroller speed record

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Then comes the baby carriage, at 80 km/h As a new father, I'm always on the lookout for the latest in baby-related gadgetry.
Tesla aims to shock motoring world

Tesla aims to shock motoring world

NIKOLA Tesla was a turn-of-the-century Serbian-American inventor who spent his life faffing about with electricity.

Land rover thinking inside the box again

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Land Rover Defender to return I learned to drive (roughly speaking) in a Land Rover - a 1976 Series III to be exact.

Shared wheels help us all find home

MY little brother got married this summer, on the front lawn of the house where I grew up.