Kids Learn Distracted Driving From Watching Their Parents

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 5/07/13 9:04am 5/07/13 9:04am

RideApart Review: 2013 Suzuki DR-Z400S

The Suzuki DR-Z400S is an incredibly capable motorcycle. I’ve had the chance to ride one the past few weeks and I took it on a 300 mile highway journey, a 200 mile offroad adventure, did multiple days off road, rode it around town, and commuted from Long Beach to LA (about 25 miles) on a regular basis. I found the… » 3/07/13 7:40pm 3/07/13 7:40pm

Mercedes-Benz A-Class And B-Class Could Be Bound For America,…

A new Mercedes compact could be in your future, according to mustache aficionado, part-time bartender and Daimler Chief Dieter Zetsche. Despite previous reports that the A-Class was too expensive and the US dollar too weak, the sudden shift in American tastes has made the Mercedes A-Class not so much of a reach. Dr. Z… » 7/28/08 2:40pm 7/28/08 2:40pm

Angry Bob Knight Yells At Volkswagen

Last night a Big XII team won the NCAA National Championship, but it wasn't Bobby Knight's former Texas Tech Red Raiders, who failed to get an invite to either the NCAA Tourney or the NIT. But Bobby Knight did get an invite to reprise his role as an angry, sad man in this VW commercial, which is part of the Das Auto… » 4/08/08 3:15pm 4/08/08 3:15pm

The Germans Won't Out-Smart Us, Demand Too High

Dr. Tobias Zetsche, you blowhard! First you tell us to put down $99 deposits on your little Smart Fortwo. Then you tell us that the 30,000 deposits exceed production capacity. "Down payments are going far beyond the production capacity we have," said Zetsche, who refused to elaborate on what that actually meant. The… » 12/04/07 4:15pm 12/04/07 4:15pm

The Zetsche Does Not Need Your Puny American Auto Company

DaimlerChrysler Chief Deiter "Tobias" Zetsche says everything is great since they dumped Chrysler. Seriously. They feel great, look great and are seeing new people. They'd have totally made a profit last quarter, but they needed time to get over the breakup (and related charges). Things are looking up for old Daimler so… » 11/21/07 9:15am 11/21/07 9:15am