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    Study: Average cost of car ownership rises to $8,946 per year

    We Americans sure do love the freedom of owning our own automobile, but the price of that freedom is climbing. AAA has released its 62nd annual "Your Driving Costs" study, which shows a 1.9-percent year-over-year increase in the cost of auto ownership. That's an average of $8,946 per year per ...

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    Peugeot gets new vans to Partner with Citroen Berlingo

    Where there's smoke, there's fire. And while most wouldn't think of a miniscule European van as hot, PSA's Peugeot brand has its day in the sun with its new Partner vans, unveiled together with its sister-company Citroen's new Berlingo. The new Partner is virtually identical to its partner, the ...

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    Out of This World: Goodyear and NASA collaborate on airless tire

    click above image for more views of the NASA Chariot rover Any good article about space exploration starts with "when I was a kid...". So, when I was a kid, my older brother was working on his college thesis. He cooperated with NASA on designing various devices for use in space, the basic premise ...

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    From the Prancing Horse's Mouth: no truck, no V6 from Ferrari

    Like a family of cockroaches living behind your kitchen cabinets, some rumors just won't die. No matter how ridiculous, they just won't go away. And so we waste our cyber-space reassuring our loyal readership of that they're nothing more than smoke and mirrors. Here we're talking about the ...

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    LA 2007: Volkswagen Tiguan priced to sell at $22,490

    Click on the image above to view in high resolutionThe new Tiguan cute-ute factored big into Volkswagen's press conference at this year's LA show. And no wonder, as Vee-Dub is hoping its new small sport-ute sells big, especially in the all-important US market, and especially in California where ...

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    Rumormill run Amok: Ferrari F599 FS Fuoristrada sport-ute

    var digg_url = ''; There are some rumors circulating the web that could very well be true, and some you just hope are true. This, however, doesn't fall into either category. The speculation is over a possible Ferrari sport-utility ...

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    Fiat crossover expected in 2010, Alfa version to follow

    The Italians are known for making great sports cars, touring cars, supercars, even little itty-bitty cars. Sport-utes, not so much. Lamborghini's monster LM002 notwithstanding, the last time few times Fiat tried its hand at SUVs, it came up with the Sedici (a slightly taller than normal compact ...

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    And you thought the Phantom was the size of a truck...

    The Range Rover has long held the high ground in the luxury off-road segment, holding its own quite honorably against the constant onslaught of latecoming rivals from mainstream luxury carmakers. It might have a more difficult time of it, though, if the other Double-R of British luxury automobiles ...

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    In the Autoblog Garage: 2007 Ford Expedition EL

    click above image to view more pics of the 2007 Ford Expedition ELFord's new Expedition EL has to follow in some huge footsteps – or, perhaps more appropriately, tire tracks. The stretched-wheelbase SUV not only has to do battle with GM's Suburban and Yukon XL duo (long the sales leaders in ...

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    Weight watchers: Are heavy trucks and SUVs illegal on some California roads?

    Pop quiz: if you're driving an H2 and you see a sign forbidding vehicles above 6,000 pounds to use a street, do you avoid that street? Neither does anyone else. In a sarcastic, meandering article touching on carbon dioxide, gasoline, SUV-haters, municipal codes, and testosterone, the LA Times ...

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    Preview: Alfa Romeo CXover

    America has become the Land of the Crossover, and if Alfa Romeo wants to succeed here when it returns to the US market in 2009, it will need a CUV with which to combat the competition. Fortunately, last November Alfa revealed that it will be launching just such a vehicle to coincide with the ...

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    Detroit Auto Show: 2007 Hyundai Veracruz

    Click on the image above to view our hi-resolution gallery of 34 images Seems like Korean carmaker Hyundai likes nothing more than chasing after its Japanese rivals Honda and Toyota, and to that effect have launched their latest assault on the Pilot and Highlander with the new Veracruz crossover ...


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