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2012 Year in Review

Any car can produce moving moments

2012 was a fairly exceptional year for cars. Lucky me, I got to drive most of the good stuff.

C-Max getting C-minus for fuel economy estimates

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Ford's fuel economy woes Remember Hyundai's recent adjustment of their official fuel-economy figures? Talk about egg on your face - and certainly one felt that competing manufactu
Lincoln needs to bring back the one that we liked

Lincoln needs to bring back the one that we liked

AT this year's Los Angeles Auto Show, Lincoln pulled quite the clever PR coup: they stacked their display with a smattering of historical greats, from a 1929 L Dietrich Convertible Coupe to a breathtakingly blue '56 Continental Mark II coupe once own
VW CC is Euro-style sweet

VW CC is Euro-style sweet

EVER wonder why you drive a "sedan" while the neighbour has a "coupé" or perhaps a "cabriolet"? By and large, the nomenclature of automotive body styling comes from the terminology of horse-drawn carriages - cabriolet, for instance, comes from the F

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