Kia Optima SX Limited Is One Way To Spend $34,900

America's most sort of exciting mid-sizer — the Kia Optima SX — just got better! Ok, not really better. Or faster. And there's no manual transmission. But it is more expensive in new SX Limited trim, almost reaching the $35,000 mark. What do you have to be high on to pay that for a mid-size sedan? Oh… right. » 2/08/12 2:30pm 2/08/12 2:30pm

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI: A Diesel Coupe For Menfolk

Volkswagen calls the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI the "most fuel efficient 21st Century Beetle" because those old veedubs managed impressive fuel economy feats before safety was an issue. Legal precision aside, shoving a diesel in a new-but-not-New Volkswagen Beetle gives American men a shot at an affordable diesel… » 2/02/12 2:45pm 2/02/12 2:45pm

Your Chicago Auto Show menagerie of oddities

Chicago isn't a show for journalists, or even for enthusiasts. It's a show for consumers, for ordinary people. The Windy City's auto expo reportedly brings in more Joe Public foot traffic than any other new-car show in the country, and its floor is laid out accordingly: There's a lot of quasi-fun stuff to do and a lot… » 2/11/11 5:00pm 2/11/11 5:00pm