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Automoblog Book Garage: Prosche 911: 50 Years

20 hours agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

With this Book Garage series, I want to believe we are helping preserve the finer, more memorable things in automotive culture. All of the books we feature illustrate the special connection we have with automobiles, be it at the race track, the auction block, or in our very own driveway. That said, we are thrilled to […]

2016 Toyota 4Runner 4X4 TRD PRO V6 Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The 2016 Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO is an off-road beast masquerading as a family hauler. It’s definitely not your civilized crossover or SUV type vehicle. It’s an old-school SUV/truck machine built to be multi-functional. It will fulfill a number of important functions but it’s not for everyone. Do you need a rugged vehicle with a […]

First Look: 2017 Subaru BRZ

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Over the past two years, Subaru has been constantly tweaking the BRZ to make it the ultimate rear-wheel drive sports coupe for driving enthusiasts. Now, for 2017, the company is rolling out a substantial amount of changes to keep it ahead of the competition. Naturally aspirated, rear-wheel drive sports cars are becoming a rarity in […]

6 Essential Safety Tips For Traveling With Children

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start of summer, a time when many are planning to travel. Summer is exciting for this reason, and can be particularly enjoyable if you are making memories with your family and kids. There is nothing like a summer vacation but did you know, according to the National Highway Transportation […]

First Look: Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Concept

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Fifty-five years ago, Aston Martin and legendary Italian coach builder Zagato joined forces to create the extremely sexy and expensive one-off concept, the DB4 GT Zagato. Unfortunately, the concept failed to gain enough attention and interest from wealthy car collectors to complete the planned production run of only 25 units. However, late last year, one of […]

2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Ultimate AWD Review

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe gets a complete remodel. What was good before, just got better. The South Koreans are doing their best to challenge their Japanese rivals and the Santa Fe is a good example of how they are catching up.  We’ve been driving the 2017 Hyundai Santa Fe Sport this week – the […]

Escort Max 360: A Must For Any Driver

4 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Late December, I was contacted by Escort, the makers of the popular radar detectors like the Passport Max and Passport Max 2, to test out their latest addition to the lineup, the Escort Max 360. You can see my First Look on this new radar detector here and my in-depth review of the device here. Since […]

Ford Motor Company: (Mobile) Winds of Change

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

My first car, a 1991 subcompact, served me well as I entered my junior year of high school in 1998. It was, however, noisy. Everything about the car was loud, especially on the highway. Opening the sun roof was maddening. Not only did the wind noise increase but the gears that moved the sunroof sounded like […]

Toyota Expands Takata Air Bag Recall

5 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. is expanding a recall, based on recent information from Takata and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, involving Takata front passenger air bag inflators. According to Takata, a safety defect may arise in a particular type of front passenger air bag inflator due to propellant degradation occurring after prolonged exposure […]

Apps Rise, Robots Rule & Drivers Disappear In Uber’s World

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

I admit it, I took my first Uber ride just recently. Yes, I know using Uber for the first time in April of 2016 hardly makes me an early adopter. With more than 8 million users and at least a billion rides delivered to date, I’m well behind the times. It’s not that I didn’t […]

2016 Chevy Cruze Premier Review

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Affordable, fuel-efficient, and stylish are three characteristics consumers want in a new compact sedan. This is what Chevy has given the U.S. market in the redesigned 2016 Chevrolet Cruze. The compact sedan comes in at a starting price tag under $20,000 ($17,495) for the base model – but be careful with the options – because […]

First Look: 2017 Audi A4 Allroad

6 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Americans in general are obsessed with CUVs/SUVs, which is why people who would rather have a station wagon are running out of options. To list the amount of crossovers and SUVs currently on the market, I will need to use all twenty fingers and toes, but I just need one hand to list all the […]

Automoblog Book Garage: Mustang Boss 302: From Racing Legend to Modern Muscle Car

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

When I was a kid, I dreamed about having a Mustang Boss 302. In high school, I wondered what my fellow classmates would think should I cruise into the parking lot with with one. At the small Iowa high school I attended, that car would make you a superstar. For those of us slightly removed […]

The Staying Power of VW in the United States (Infographic)

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Volkswagen certinately has a loyal following in the United States. I have friends who love and adore the German manufacturer, citing quality and fuel efficiency as their top reasons of ownership. Volkswagen arrived in the U.S. in 1949 and, in the 67 years since, have presented 20 different vehicles to American consumers. Many of them are […]

Letter From The UK: No Plan B

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

A long time ago, back in the distant days of the 20th century, a blimpish, patriarchal politician called Sir Edward Heath conned the British public. The British nation was told the European Community was all about free trade. We all thought that was a neat idea and signed up. Little did we know the plan all […]

New Series Examines Autonomous Driving & Robots

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

The discussion over autonomous driving is more relevant today than ever. Many of the world’s automakers are developing driverless platforms while some are going a step further, urging world governments to become involved. Proponents of autonomous driving say the biggest benefit is how the technology can save lives. Is that possible? A world with no […]

Buick Hits Record Conquest Sales As Image Changes

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Buick’s steady growth the last three years is continuing in 2016. The automaker recently hit an all-time high in conquest sales. Conquest sales are when a customer trades their current vehicle for one from a different manufacturer entirely. In 2016 alone, more than 35,000 new customers have switched to the brand. The Cascada and Encore […]

Volvo Reveals 40 Series Concepts for Small Car Line

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Volvo just revealed two slick 40 Series concepts, meant to position the automaker at the forefront of a budding premium small car market. Since Volvo is new to this segment, special care and attention was given to the concepts to set them apart. “Each member of our product family has its own distinct character, just […]

FCA Announces Latest Recalls

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC has announced two voluntarily recalls stemming from internal investigations. The first affects an estimated 392,464 older-model SUVs in the United States. The recall is for the replacement of clockspring assemblies and related components. Show More Summary

Louisiana Man Celebrates Million Mile Toyota Tundra

last weekVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Sometimes our vehicles become an integral part of our lives, serving as an extension of who we are. This was certinately the case for Louisiana native Victor Sheppard and his beloved 2007 Toyota Tundra. He racked up a million miles on the truck, the first of its kind assembled at Toyota Motor Manufacturing in San […]

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