Slow Sales Shuts Down One Of The Oldest Volkswagen Dealers In America

Since 1950, New Milford Volkswagen has been selling cars to New England customers; as of April 1st it will shut down. With Volkswagen sales sliding across the country, owner Ted Orr says "I'm not the last guy that this is going to happen to." Automotive News talks about the history of this dealership and its… » 3/17/15 10:55am 3/17/15 10:55am

Our pal Luke from Autoguide had to drive across the country back to his home in Canada when he forgot his passport the other week, this is the story and it's a fun read. Lesson: Never forget your passport. » 2/10/15 11:14am 2/10/15 11:14am

Must Read: What If Cadillac Beat Mercedes In The 1960s?

There's an alternate universe version of Cadillac, one that borrowed from General Motors' best departments and built a car that beat Mercedes when it counted. Paul Niedermeyer from Curbside Classics explains the whole thing. » 12/18/14 10:45pm 12/18/14 10:45pm

The War And Truce Between TrueCar And Auto Dealers

In the latest edition of INC magazine, Paul Keegan tells the story of TrueCar founder Scott Painter, who arguably disrupted the car buying game and caused more headaches for dealerships far more than Tesla. The backlash forced Painter to change TrueCar to work for more for the dealers and less for the consumers. » 11/07/14 5:35pm 11/07/14 5:35pm

Sub Prime Auto Loans Might Not Bubble After All

Our friends over at Bloomberg have some excellent analysis as to why the record number of sub-prime auto loans does not necessarily mean an economically devastating bubble. » 8/18/14 10:14am 8/18/14 10:14am

Tesla Is What Scion Should Have Been

J.Emerson, from The Truth About Cars, has written an excellent editorial on how Scion should have been marketed like Tesla. With the exception of the FRS, I'm not sure the automaker could have worked as a "lifestyle brand." Do you think Scion would have been more successful if it wasn't confined to a Toyota dealership? » 7/08/14 11:22am 7/08/14 11:22am

This Is Why Americans Don't Buy Convertibles Anymore

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Yahoo! Motoramic, Salon and Quartz. » 6/03/14 6:17pm 6/03/14 6:17pm

What If Your Spoiler Was Made From Bamboo?

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from BBC, Speedhunters and Automobile. » 5/29/14 6:00pm 5/29/14 6:00pm

Google's California Attitude Towards Cars May Be The Wrong One

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from CNET, Forbes and Road & Track. » 5/28/14 6:00pm 5/28/14 6:00pm

Are Trucks 'Saving The American Economy?'

Derek Thompson of The Atlantic says trucks are so hot right now— selling at more than twice the rate of cars and essentially driving American transportation spending. He's got some great graphs, but is he right? » 5/27/14 6:27pm 5/27/14 6:27pm

A Woman Spent 10 Years Thinking It Was Her Fault Her Saturn Crashed

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from The New York Times, The Washington Post and Hooniverse. » 5/27/14 6:00pm 5/27/14 6:00pm

Go Back To 1994 With The BMW 850CSi

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Road & Track, Driving and Boing Boing. » 5/23/14 6:00pm 5/23/14 6:00pm

Two Bankruptcies, But One Company Actually Felt Close To Death

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Automotive News, Wired and Hooniverse. » 5/22/14 6:00pm 5/22/14 6:00pm

Hey, It's That Guy Who's Always Talking To Jalopnik On Bloomberg

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Business Insider, Petrolicious and Thrillist. » 5/21/14 6:01pm 5/21/14 6:01pm

Lotus Tinkering Made A Few Boring Cars Much More Interesting

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Road & Track, Engine Labs and Jon White. » 5/20/14 6:00pm 5/20/14 6:00pm

Maybe There's A Room At Google Full Of Traffic Citations

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from The Atlantic, The Truth About Cars and Hemmings. » 5/19/14 6:00pm 5/19/14 6:00pm

Here's Where Crossing The Street Is Ridiculously Complicated

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Streetsblog USA, Bloomberg Businessweek and Vox. » 5/16/14 6:00pm 5/16/14 6:00pm

The Way To Make A Scion iQ An Aston Martin Cygnet

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today, we have reports from Car Talk, BoldRide and Make. » 5/15/14 6:00pm 5/15/14 6:00pm