Beware Of This Dealership Jargon The Next Time You Buy A Car

Every profession has their own jargon or slang and automotive sales is no different. Most of the vocabulary is meant to streamline communication, but knowing these terms could make the difference of you being ripped off or not. » 10/30/14 8:03am Today 8:03am

​This Little Dongle Is Going To Help Your Kids Learn To Drive

Automatic, the smartphone-connected OBDII dongle that does everything from tracking your gas mileage to diagnosing a check engine light, is getting into the drivers' ed business. It's called License+ and it's designed to keep tabs on new drivers during those crucial weeks and months after they're licensed.
» 10/27/14 6:14pm Monday 6:14pm

Tesla Might Make Wagon And Crossover Versions Of The Model 3

The upcoming Tesla Model 3 is designed to do battle in the ultra-competitive compact sedan segment with the 3-series, C-class, and A4. Tesla knows that sales volumes are not made on sedans alone and the brand is considering other variants to the Model 3, such as a crossover and even a wagon. » 10/27/14 2:30pm Monday 2:30pm

Watch Jim Carrey Spoof Matthew McConaughey’s Lincoln Commercials

Most of us were a bit surprised when Matthew McConaughey agreed to be the new spokesperson for Lincoln. Given his connection to the critically acclaimed True Detective series, the commercials were ripe for satire. On a recent SNL episosde, Jim Carrey took it to a whole other level. » 10/27/14 8:31am Monday 8:31am

Car-Obsessed Special Needs Teen Lands Dream Gig At Car Dealership

Jake Nelson is like all of us; he loves cars. He has been diagnosed with a "moderate mental retardation" which, according to doctors, means no reading, no writing and no driving. But that didn't stop a local dealership from stepping in and making Jake a part of their team. » 10/27/14 8:13am Monday 8:13am

Could This Be The Perfect MKIV Supra You Have Been Searching For?

With its legendary twin-turbo 2JZ inline-six, the Mark IV Toyota Supra was quick out of the box, and could also make supercar smashing power with a few mods. But finding bone stock cars in good condition can be a challenge. Is this 60,000 mile, 6-speed, targa the one? » 10/26/14 3:30pm Sunday 3:30pm

A[4]WD - What is AWD/4WD and how does it work?

4WD vs AWD, as big a battleground among car people as steam engines vs gas engine am i right? Well no, but its probably just as confusing if not as popularly debated, if for nothing else than the determination of marketers to brand their all wheel control system as being the only one to prevent you from hitting that… » 10/24/14 5:47pm Friday 5:47pm

Edmunds Caves To Pissed Off Dealers Over Haggling Ad

Edmund's recently released this ad that highlights how ridiculous it would be to shop for your groceries the same way you shop for a car. Many dealerships lost their collective shit and pressured Edmund's to take the ad down... and they did. » 10/24/14 8:51am 10/24/14 8:51am

Donations Pour In To Buy Car For Pennsylvania Cop-Killer Lookalike

James Tully walks two hours to work everyday along a Pennsylvania roadway, in the vicinity of where suspected cop-killer Eric Frein has been spotted. Tully has a slight resemblance to Frein and has been stopped by police several times. Now donations are coming in so he can have a car to get to work. » 10/23/14 1:46pm 10/23/14 1:46pm

Is Tesla Considering Franchised Dealers?

Michigan has become the latest battle ground in the Tesla direct sales vs. dealership franchise conflict. Awhile back I suggested that Tesla may benefit by changing the system from within. In a recent interview Musk hinted that in order to achieve his sales goals he may have to reconsider his position on direct sales. » 10/23/14 8:23am 10/23/14 8:23am

Missing College Student From Craigslist Deal Found Murdered

Last month we reported on a CSUN student who went missing soon after selling his car on Craigslist. On Thursday police arrested a suspect and recovered the body of Abdullah Alkadi; he had been stabbed to death. » 10/21/14 1:32pm 10/21/14 1:32pm

Dealers That Are Missing On Autotrader And Cars.com Are Missing Sales

When you are searching for your next car where do you go to find it? Chances are you start with a 3rd party site like Cars.com or Autotrader. Most consumers don't have time to visit every dealership's webpage; therefore, if a dealer doesn't list their inventory on one of these sites they risk losing sales. » 10/21/14 7:53am 10/21/14 7:53am

There Is No Wrong Answer In This Vintage BMW Racecar Faceoff

This week's Sunday Drive is a two for one special. We all love some vintage BMWs, and what is better than vintage a BMW? A vintage BMW racecar! But which one to choose? Do you go with the museum quality 1967 2000CS or the turbo-6 swapped 2002? First world problems indeed. » 10/19/14 4:00pm 10/19/14 4:00pm

Dealership Pocketed Money For Extended Warranties Owners Had No Coverage

We have discussed several times the pros and cons of extended warranties. Sometimes they are worth it, especially in the case of a European car with a history of reliability issues. But when the dealership takes your money and never process the paperwork, it's going to be a bad time. » 10/18/14 8:13am 10/18/14 8:13am

Best Cars To Buy If You Want To Throw Down A Killer Lap Time

Sometimes you want something practical, sometimes you want something luxurious, and sometimes you want something that will devour apexes and scream down the straights at your local racing circuit . Opponaut LiquidBurns, has found the top 5 cars you can buy right now that will get you that checkered flag. » 10/17/14 8:09pm 10/17/14 8:09pm