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    Video: Audi RS5 test drive ends with potential buyer stealing car
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    Two men are wanted in the Houston area tonight after they stole an Audi RS5 from a local dealership. The brazen theft happened in the middle of the business day, when a salesperson stepped away after letting one of the men take the car for a test drive, while the other sat in the (getaway) car. ...

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    First Drive: 2014 Toyota Tundra
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    Raising A White Flag To The Competition We all benefit from highly competitive battles. In the automotive sector, few campaigns are so closely fought as the decades-long struggle for supremacy in the fullsize half-ton pickup truck segment. The Ford F-150 has dominated for ages, but Chevrolet, ...

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    Rick Wagoner wants to make your next test drive more fun
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    Actually, it's not Rick Wagoner all by himself, but the ex-GM chairman is working with a team of tech entrepreneurs who make up Tred, a new test drive concierge service. Tred is still in beta, but the idea is that you pick the cars you'd like to test drive, schedule delivery by concierges who are ...

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    Video: Mini knows how you take your coffee after a test drive
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    Mini Netherlands wanted to give its countrymen a good reason to test drive its cars, so it threw in a free cup of coffee with the spin – but not just any old cuppa joe. Cars were fitted with a sensor that analyzed the driver's style. The chip was then placed in a special coffeemaker that ...

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    Study: Over 10% of new car buyers skip the test drive
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    How disinterested are consumers in their cars? According to a new study reported in The Detroit Free Press, more than 10 percent of new car buyers can't be bothered to take a test drive. The study, conducted by Maritz Research, surveyed over 80,000 people who had bought 2012 model year vehicles, ...

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    Video: Jay Leno burns rubber in a Fiat 500 Abarth
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    As you can see from the screen grab above, some people get to have all the fun. Jay Leno, who owns more cars than you will ever drive in your lifetime, was graced with the presence of a Fiat 500 Abarth at his garage. Now, this was not the first time that Fiat has stopped off with the potent ...

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    Report: Illinois town builds own track for consumer test drives
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    If you're shopping for a vehicle near Naperville, Illinois, you may have a chance to put your possible purchases through the gauntlet on at a new facility. The town has joined forces with local dealers to create a driving course that would reduce the number of test drives on public streets and ...

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    Video: Ford turns a real-world Focus test drive into a game
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    Ford is offering car shoppers the opportunity to participate in a rather unique take on the test drive experience. Instead of simply handing over the keys and taking a lap around the block, Ford equipped a group of Focus test cars with telemetry equipment, commandeered a parking lot and set up an ...

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    Video: Test Drive Unlimited welcomes virtual characters
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    Test Drive Unlimited 2 features character customization – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Can you think of something missing from the current crop of automotive video games? If you said cosmetic surgery then you must work for Atari. The upcoming Test Drive Unlimited 2 is going ...

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    Mitsubishi to offer remote-control test drives of real Outlander Sport over the Internet [w/video]
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    Look Ma, no driver! – Click above to watch the video after the jump
    Mitsubishi wants people to take notice of its 2011 Outlander Sport. There will be traditional print and television ad campaigns, but the automaker is also exploring new ways of reaching new car buyers. Through its ...

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    First Drive: 2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T brings turbo power to Main Street America
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    2011 Hyundai Sonata 2.0T – Click above for high-res image gallery
    We've watched with a sense of awe as Hyundai has gone from a discount also-ran brand into a genuine industry powerhouse in startlingly short order. But we've also long suspected that its vehicles have gained so much ground ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera stupefies our senses
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    2010 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera - Click above for high-res image gallery
    The explosive burble from the V10's exhaust coming off the back straight seems powerful enough to vaporize insects in mid-air. The Howitzer-like concussions shock through the firewall and slam into our spines ...

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    Report: GM launching pair of low-pressure 'test' dealerships that offer competitor car drives
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    A[nother] different kind of car company. A[nother] different kind of car. Apparently, as it once did with its Saturn division, General Motors is again fiddling with the tried-and-true dealership sales model by creating two separate new test programs that would potentially offer a low-pressure car ...

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    Cornell's SAE Baja buggy helps us get even with would-be alma mater
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    Cornell's SAE Baja Buggy – Click above for high-res image gallery
    How much horsepower do you need to have fun in a car? More is usually better, but sometimes less is okay too. Sometimes even none is enough – if you have gravity on your side. When you're running off-road through mud, ...

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    Review: 2009 Lexus IS F pursues perfection, might need more personality
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    2009 Lexus IS F – Click above for high-res gallery
    The Lexus IS F is the sole Japanese contender in a crowd of compact high-performance sport sedans. Boasting a full complement of performance upgrades, including a 5.0-liter V8 mated to a quick-shifting eight-speed automatic transmission, the ...

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    North Carolina's Supercar Sensation gets you behind the wheel without breaking the bank
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    You've seen this concept before: Most folks can neither afford to buy exotic supercars, nor do they yearn for the headaches of ownership. But hey, it sure would be nice to get behind the wheel once in a while. That's where Supercar Sensation comes in. They own the cars, they organize the drives; ...

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    Ford adds charity benefit by giving $20 to cancer foundation for each customer test drive
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    Ford is making the most of having a little bit of extra fat during these lean times by sharing its fortune with the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. If you test drive a Ford, Lincoln, or Mercury before June 1, Ford will give $20 to the foundation, up to $1,000,000. Dealers can match the ...

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    Early Chevy Volt mule drives reveal surprisingly good stuff in Cruze bodies [w/VIDEO]
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    Click above to watch videos test drives of Chevrolet's Volt prototype
    General Motors has begun doling out test drives of its Chevrolet Volt prototypes to the salivating media. AutoblogGreen is scheduled for some time behind the wheel in short order, but some bigger names have already written up ...

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    First Drive: 2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible, MI6's sultry secretary has a new ride
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    2009 Infiniti G37 Convertible - Click above for a high-res image gallery
    As enthusiasts, many of us are quick to dismiss convertibles as the preferred conveyance for hapless poseurs (BMW M3 cabrio) or fake-bake hairdressers (Toyota Solara). And with good reason. When you lop the top off a coupe, ...

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    Driven: Ronn Motor Company Scorpion, the world's first 'green' supercar
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    Ronn Motor Company Scorpion - Click above for a high-res gallery
    Driving prototypes is practically useless. It's next to impossible to get a feel for what the production version is capable of, and you rarely get a chance to explore the limits. Our time with the Ronn Motor Company Scorpion didn't ...

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