Being inside a Porsche engine factory is like being inside a Transformer

This video is fascinating because it let's us pretend to be a fly on the wall of a Porsche 911 engine assembly line. There's no annoying soundtrack, no voiceover explaining what's happening, we're just seeing humans and machines teaming up to create beautiful, powerful engines that purr the best cars. » 12/24/14 4:19pm Wednesday 4:19pm

Career Spotlight: What I Do as a Car Salesman

People who sells cars are often caricatured as shifty dealers who play loose with the facts, but of course that's just a cartoonish stereotype. Most car salesmen and women are hard-working people trying to win you over and make a deal with any resources they have. Let's look at how one dealer spends his day on the lot. » 12/23/14 3:52pm Tuesday 3:52pm

Cam Newton Hospitalized After Car Wreck 

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that Panthers QB Cam Newton was injured in a two-car crash in the Uptown area of Charlotte today. Newton, whose truck overturned, was stretchered into an ambulance and taken to the hospital. (Update: Per the Panthers, Newton is listed in fair condition and spend the night in the… » 12/09/14 1:08pm 12/09/14 1:08pm

Chrysler's Using Oculus Rift To Put You Inside a Car As It's Built

It seems a test drive just isn't enough to sell customers on a new car these days. So to help promote the new Chrysler 200, the automaker partnered with Wieden+Kennedy Portland, Stopp, and MPC Creative to produce an Oculus Rift virtual reality experience that gives buyers not only a tour of the car, but the process of… » 11/25/14 2:41pm 11/25/14 2:41pm

A Sneak Peek at 2015's Smartest Smart Cars

Here's the driver's dream: A vehicle that sends us where we want to go, plays the music we want to hear, and allows us to communicate (within reason) with the outside world, all with minimal distraction. It's the vision of the connected car, and it's a promise many automakers hope to deliver for 2015. » 11/25/14 12:24pm 11/25/14 12:24pm

The Best Strategy for Buying a Used Car on Craigslist

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When you're looking to buy a used car, Craigslist can be a great resource, but you need to keep your wits about you and approach all listings skeptically. And when you see the car in person, there are a few things you should keep in mind so you stay safe and don't get swindled. » 11/11/14 5:01pm 11/11/14 5:01pm

A Cheaper Highway Guardrail May Be Malfunctioning and Deadly

It's the difference of just one inch. In 2005, the guardrail manufacturer Trinity Industries shaved that much off its guardrail design, saving the company $2 per guardrail head. It also neglected to report this design change to the Federal Highway Administration. Tens of thousands of these potentially deadly guardrail… » 10/28/14 5:57pm 10/28/14 5:57pm

How Automakers Use a WWI-Era Camo Technique to Disguise Prototype Cars

In the early days of modern warfare, ships protected themselves from German U-boats with wild, eye-catching painted patterns called dazzle. The military moved on to new forms of camo decades ago, but for carmakers, dazzle is still the best way to protect prototype cars from being photographed. » 10/17/14 11:50am 10/17/14 11:50am