2013 Honda Civic: Let's Try This Again

If you were waiting for a Honda Civic that won't bore you death, your time has come. Sort of. Honda's freshened-up Civic looks like what it is: an update of the previous generation's Civic that skips the 2012 deathly beigemobile. » 11/12/12 12:00pm 11/12/12 12:00pm

Jodie Foster Drives Us Crazy As She Japanders The ’93 Honda Civic

Last week, we explored the phenomenon of "Japandering," whereby an American or European celebrity shills for some product in Japan. While we got to see Michael J. Fox rocking out in an Integra sedan last time, today we'll further dive into Honda's love of using American celebs in their ads, this time with the incredibly … » 10/13/12 9:00am 10/13/12 9:00am

Let This Old Honda Brochure Charm The Crap Outta You

Car brochures today have all sort of covergently-evolved into a certain bland sort of slickness. Sure, there's some minor typographic differences and photography, but one's pretty much like the other. But this wasn't always the case. Back in the day, if you weren't selling something fast or sleek, you had to find other … » 10/10/12 10:00am 10/10/12 10:00am

Watch Michael J. Fox Hawk The Integra In Japan Using The Power Of Love

Ever hear the term "Japander"? It's when an American (or European) celebrity heads off to Japan to shill for some product in TV or print ads that rarely show up in their home country. It's a great way for these actors or musicians to make some money without cheapening their image in the U.S. There's even a website… » 10/06/12 9:00am 10/06/12 9:00am

Chrysler Zeroes In On 2015 SRT Barracuda, Maserati Goes Topless, And…

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 parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 9/24/12 9:00am 9/24/12 9:00am

Dear Honda: It's Time To Throw America A Bone And Give Us A Civic Type R

I explained last week why I have reason to believe the new, smaller Accord is back on track to be a decent driver's car in family sedan clothes –- like it used to be in the 80s and 90s. Looks like there's hope the Civic's dark days could end, too. » 9/23/12 12:00pm 9/23/12 12:00pm

A 'Can Do' Gearhead Turned This $100 1981 Honda Accord Into A Gem

We see a lot of awesome rebuilt classics. People take old European sports cars, American muscle, and supercars and breathe new life into them. But this Washington State gearhead showed what can be accomplished with a $100 beater and a few good ideas. » 8/31/12 2:00pm 8/31/12 2:00pm