Sony Ericsson Teams With Ducati For Cell Phone, Rich Dudes In Loveless Marriages Rejoice!

Since Motorola is the phone of Ferrari, Sony Ericsson has decided to jump on the rest of the dentist-anesthesiologist demo with a Ducati-branded Z770 cell phone. The big difference here is that Ducati bikes are appealing and svelte, while this mobile phone isn't. Like most auto-branded cell phones, the Z770 will… » 6/06/08 3:40pm 6/06/08 3:40pm

Dodge Live Unveil Of 2009 Challenger Lineup: Deja Vu Anyone?

Anybody else having a strange feeling of deja vu? You should because it was only a month ago that we watched Dodge unveil the 2008 Dodge Challenger and a month later they are back, unveiling the three different Challenger models for 2009. Included is the Dodge Challenger SRT8, the Challenger SE and the Challenger R/T.

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Lotus Europa Gets More Power, Entry-Level Model

The Lotus Europa is the Elise for people with bags to carry. Though not quite as light as the Elise, or as fast as the Exige, the Europa is a car you might be able to live with as your daily driver. Despite the addition of a bit of room and some creature comforts, the new Europa is still good for a 0-60 mph trot of… » 3/03/08 1:45pm 3/03/08 1:45pm

Microsoft Sync In The Ford Focus SE, The Roundup

I spent the better part of a week, tooling around in a 2008 Ford Focus SE, with one task at hand: to determine whether this newfangled Microsoft Sync system is all it's cracked up to be. I laughed, I cried, I made some calls, and in the end found Sync to be basically sweet. Not that me and Sync didn't have a few… » 2/01/08 4:00pm 2/01/08 4:00pm

Microsoft Sync in a 2008 Ford Focus SE Road Test: Part 3

It's part three of my adventures with the Microsoft Sync. I unboxed the hell out of it, then attempted to set up the entire system and now I am going to take the 2008 Ford Focus SE out on a joy-of-technology ride around the greater Dallas area, try to not kill anyone in the process. Check out the video review above… » 1/30/08 3:30pm 1/30/08 3:30pm

Microsoft Sync Setup in the 2008 Ford Focus SE: Part 2

The "unboxing" of Sync yesterday didn't go quite as well as I was hoping, but no fear, there's a trusty 80-page manual to guide me through setting up the Sync in-car entertainment system. I was able to connect my Zune to the system pretty easily yesterday, so today's setup revolved mostly around setting up my… » 1/29/08 2:15pm 1/29/08 2:15pm

Microsoft Sync Gets Unboxed in the 2008 Ford Focus SE: Part 1 of 3

You've seen the commercials, but really, how easy is the Microsoft Sync in-car entertainment system to use? I decided to give Sync an unboxing, similar to the ones our brethren do. I'll give you a hint how it went: Don't get your hopes up. This is only Part One of a three-part series, in which I'll wrestle with the… » 1/28/08 2:15pm 1/28/08 2:15pm

2008 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE: But Will It Block Out the Sun?

Will a large airfoil wake up interest in Mitsubishi's Eclipse? Perhaps not as much as would an AWD Evo package producing upward of 400 hp. But that's not in the cards. Not quite in its place is Mitsu's Eclipse SE for 2008. Available in both four- and six-cylinder models the SE package includes a 650-watt Rockford… » 9/05/07 12:15pm 9/05/07 12:15pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Ford Fusion SE, Part 2

Exterior Design: ***
I don't dig the five "razor blades" — three in the grill, two in the air dam — fitted to the Fusion's front. (Yeah, there's chrome all over the place in search of a tie-in, but so what?) Worse, while the grill, headlamps and taillights are properly fussy, at 20 paces it's impossible to tell the… » 11/21/06 2:43pm 11/21/06 2:43pm

Jalopnik Reviews: 2007 Ford Fusion SE, Part 1

Back in San Francisco, while we were attempting to see just how open an open bar can be, I was invited to sit next to the very calm and cool FoMoCoBro, Alan D. Hall. Poor Mr. Hall. While it's true I clean up reasonably well in a blazer for these types of occasions, I've also played Gilman Street more times than any… » 11/20/06 1:36pm 11/20/06 1:36pm