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Tesla owner charges to car's defence

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Tesla zapped by New York Times, fires back electronically There's no denying the Tesla Model S is one heck of a super-sedan.

Corvette still owns the open road

AS anyone who has any experience with social media knows, automotive manufacturers love to make the most of any big reveal.

Corvette unveiling a hit in Motown

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Detroit. The Motor City.

Aston-Martin survives 100 wild years

A few weeks ago, the wife and I managed to sneak off for a showing of the new Bond flick, Skyfall. I'm not in the movie reviewing business, but it has to be said: not too shabby, felt a bit like a watch commercial at times.

Hyundai phoning it in with new lock system

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Hyundai: Use your phone to drive Long, long ago, cars didn't have keys.
Wild ride

Wild ride

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
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