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    Study: 1 in 5 motorists name their car, do you? [w/poll]
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    We all know someone who's named their car. And chances are – let's face it – that person is probably a girl. We're not being sexist here: we're just looking at the numbers presented by a new study from DMEautomotive. The industry research group conducted a study that indicates that ...

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    Report: Germany may charge foreigners an Autobahn toll [w/poll]
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    Raising taxes in any democratic country is tricky business, but there are certain groups on which it's easier to raise taxes than others. Smokers, for example, have a hard time making an argument against raising taxes on cigarettes. As far as the working class is concerned, raising taxes on the ...

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    Read This: Is it time for American carmakers to give up on dual-clutch transmissions? [w/poll]
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    Last week, in the midst of Detroit's first days seeking relief in Chapter 9 of the bankruptcy code, Automotive News contributor Larry P. Vellequette penned an editorial suggesting that American car companies raise the white flag on dual clutch transmissions and give up on trying to persuade ...

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    Poll: Pick the best Super Bowl car commercial of 2013 [w/videos]
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    It's finally over. As the Baltimore Ravens ran down the clock at the end of an extra-long Super Bowl XLVII, so, too, did the onslaught of Super Bowl advertising from automakers finish like a fire hose running out of water. We're now drenched in their marketing and it's time to dry off and move on ...

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    Report: Police confiscating motorists' phones in Cape Town [w/poll]
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    The phrase "law enforcement" – and the very idea of laws themselves – is entirely dependent on that second word, "enforcement." Without it, you don't have laws, you have a modern art installation consisting of reams of paper decorated with lines that are as useless as they are ...

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    Video: Car Alarm Symphony prank sets off 100 sirens in parking lot [w/poll]
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    We're typically big fans of the crew at Improv Everywhere. The group's lighthearted antics bring unexpected smiles to the most unlikely of places, but their latest stunt may have gone a bit too far for some of us on staff. The group wrangled around 100 cars and parked them in a lot in Staten ...

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    Poll: AdSpotting Super Bowl Edition: Grading the Ads
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    Just like Super Bowl XLVI had to have a winner and a loser, so do the commercials. We've assembled every car commercial that aired during the big game after the jump, along with a poll allowing you to vote on your favorite. To help you decide, we've graded the ads based on the opinions of our ...

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    Study: Jeremy Clarkson voted worst off-road trip partner in UK survey
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    If you're about to embark on an off-road driving expedition, you're going to need the right co-pilot. Someone with good knowledge of how a car works, good survival skills and – most important of all – a good sense of humor. This according to a recent study carried out in the UK by ...

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    Study: Survey says U.S. drivers want red light cameras
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    Having written a number of pieces on red light cameras, we have come across surveys that showed a group of people being in favor of the intersection sentinels, but we have never come across a survey in which a majority of people in a particular city actually lobbied for the automated ticket ...

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    Poll: 2011 Ford Explorer vs. 2011 Dodge Durango - What's your pick?
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    The SUV is dead. Long live the SUV! The 2011 Dodge Durango and Ford Explorer are big departures from the models that they replace. Aside from the usual styling and refinement differences, the biggest changes for these vehicle are that they both ditch the traditional body-on-frame sport-utility ...

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    Shocking Study: Researchers find that men and women don't want the same thing (in cars)
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    This just in: early reports inform us that water is, in fact, still wet. Also, the clever minds at CNW Market Research have discovered that an individual's personal tastes in a vehicle varies greatly depending on gender and age. Shocking, we know. According to the data, women typically base their ...

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    New study suggests that women drive dirtier than men - at least in Britain [w/poll]
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    We'll be the first to admit that we're not the most fastidious folks when it comes to a clean vehicle. It's not that we don't pride ourselves in having a clean-as-can-be car, it's just that there are more pressing things on our schedule most days. The good news is, we're not alone. According to ...

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    Study: Most in-car arguments are over directions. No they aren't. Yes they are.
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    Here's a handy piece of information to keep in mind the next time you hop into the car with your significant other. According to a study commissioned by Halfords – a UK car accessory company – 70 percent of those polled admitted to having an argument in a vehicle at least once a month. ...

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    Study: Adults admit to texting while driving more than teens
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    A poll by Pew Internet, part of the Pew Research Center, has found that 27% of American adults admit to texting while driving. If the teenagers who answered the poll were all telling the truth, that means that more adults are guilty of TWD than teens, who came in at 26%. Even more damning for the ...

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    The $16,000 Question: Jetta, Cruze or Focus? [w/poll]
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    Just after we flip our calendars to the year 2011, we'll have three new sedans on the street, all poised to compete against one another and priced from around the $16,000 mark – the 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, 2011 Chevrolet Cruze and 2012 Ford Focus. Each car has a lot of positives and we're ...

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    Buick Regal five-door possible, wagon unlikely [w/poll]
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    Opel Insignia hatch (left) Buick Regal sedan (right)
    When the new Buick Regal goes on sale in the U.S. later this month, it will only be available as a four-door sedan. However, the Regal's German twin, the Opel Insignia, is available as either a five-door hatchback or a station wagon, dubbed the ...

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    Poll: Foose/Deere 4020 vs John Deere 620 Orchard
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    Which one would you choose? The Chip Foose John Deere 4020 or a John Deere 620 orchard model? Vote after the jump!
    Chip Foose's John Deere 4020 is pretty kickass, but the reality is this: You needn't enlist the services of a famous pro rodder to get a slick-lookin' John Deere tractor. Take, for ...

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    POLL: Do you care about the Indy 500?
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    The 93rd running of the Indianapolis 500 will take place tomorrow at noon. ABC will provide the usual live coverage, and viewers will watch to see if pole-sitter Helio Castroneves manages to do his Spider-Man thing at the race's conclusion. Or if Danica makes history. Or maybe you're just looking ...

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    Fast & Furious franchise framers feeling fine for fifth film? [w/POLL]
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    Click above to see a gallery of stills from The Fast and The Furious 4
    Amazing what a huge opening weekend at the box office can do. After debuting with a record-breaking $72.5 million haul in its first few days, the fourth installment, Fast & Furious tapered off a bit last week at $28 ...

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    STUDY: 76% of Americans believe economy can survive without GM
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    According to The Detroit Free Press, Rasmussen Reports called 1,000 people and asked them if they believed "the economy could recover without General Motors in business." The results were clear: 76% of respondents said "Yes, it can." The sentiment against any more taxpayer money being used to ...

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