No, this is not a safety recall. Toyota is making this very clear. On V6 models listed below, a rubber section of the oil supply hose for the VVT-i actuator has the potential to degrade, which can in some cases cause oil to leak. This condition can cause the engine to make unusual sounds and signal the oil pressure warning light. [...]
Got a 2005 – 2010 Chevrolet Cobalt or 2007 – 2010 Pontiac G5? Then listen up. GM is recalling these and 2005 – 2006 Pontiac Pursuits (for those of you in Canada) and 2005 – 2006 Pontiac G4 (in Mexico). NHTSA opened an investigation Jan. 27 after receiving more than 1,100 complaints of loss of [...]
On the eve of the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, Porsche unveiled the high-performance 918 Spyder concept, a high-tech mid-engine super sports car that features hybrid and electric-drive. Designed to deliver supercar performance and green car efficiency, the 918 Spyder is powered by a 500-horsepower V8 engine positioned in front of the rear axle combined with [...]
Think back to high school. Remember that awkward looking classmate that came back from summer break an Abercrombie and Fitch model? That pretty much sums up the 2010 Hyundai Tucson. The outgoing version was virtually invisible, blending into traffic so successfully you’d swear it was penned by the team that dreamed up camouflage.
Those who prefer [...]
HERE’S A LINK TO THE LEXUS CT200 H VIDEO REVIEW
Lexus will debut the CT 200h, a compact 5-door hybrid this week at the Geneva Motor Show. The first compact from Lexus, the CT 200h will go on sale throughout the world in the fall of 2010.
Combining a 1.8-liter gasoline engine with an electric motor, the [...]
Americans began their love affair with SUVs back in the early 90s. Alas, a new romance often means someone’s being jilted. In this case it was Subaru. Sure they had plenty of all-wheel drive vehicles but in the way of sedans and station wagons. Buyers, as they say in the relationship scene, were just not [...]
General Motors today announced that the sale of HUMMER to Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Co., Ltd.(Tengzhong) was not completed. General Motors will now begin shutting down HUMMER operations.
UPDATED- Maybe not. The Wall Street Journal reports that GM is taking a harder look at two previous offers for the brand after the deal to sell the iconic SUV [...]
Jim Lentz, president and chief operating office of Toytoa Motor Sales, U.S.A., Inc., testified before the Committee on Energy and Commerce on February 23, 2010. Lentz admitted that Toyota has not lived up to the safety expectations of customers in recent months and reassured Congress and the American people that nothing matters more to Toyota [...]
Spyker Cars NV and General Motors announced that they have finalized the purchase of Saab Automobile AB by Spyker. Ownership and operations of Saab are transfered to Spyker, and both Saab and Spyker will operate under Spyker.
The full release from General Motors follows:
DETROIT – General Motors and Spyker Cars NV today announced that they have [...]
First an apology. This website should have been up years ago. Subscribers to the Drive podcast deserve a better website experience than has been offered up in the past. Driven Car Reviews is my chance to right that wrong. Right now we’re in beta so keep that in mind.
When the TV station I work for [...]
Automakers dream of creating vehicles that people can identify from 50 paces. This can go horribly wrong (I’m talking to you Pontiac Aztek). Audi has always done it right with the stylish A4. Naming all its competitors would eat up valuable space and time but the short list includes BMW 3 Series and Mercedes C-Class. [...]
A bumper sticker spied on an old battered Land Rover Discovery sums up the brand- “Don’t follow me, you won’t make it”. Land Rover has always made rugged off-road vehicles that are designed to go anywhere in the world. Videos show these machines slogging through mud that should swallow them whole.
Really wringing one of these [...]