Driving Shoes Vs. Driving Barefoot

Our colleagues at Motor Authority have written a great overview of driving shoes — that is, shoes specifically made to enhance the fun, ease, and safety of driving. However, the article does beg some questions: for example, will a $200 pair of Pilotis really enhance the driving experience? Sure, they're lighter, but… » 10/01/09 2:25pm 10/01/09 2:25pm

2010 Dodge Caliber: Better Interior, Fewer Engines, More MPG

For 2010, Chrysler has slimmed down the choices on its Dodge Caliber hatchback and spiffed up the interior, to make the car more competitive with the best of its class. It now offers just two engines and two transmissions, slightly improving the gas mileage. We've never rated the Caliber particularly high among… » 9/01/09 4:06pm 9/01/09 4:06pm

Germany Wants 1,000,000 EVs On The Road By 2020

Germany has set a goal of putting 1,000,000 electric vehicles on its roadways by the year 2020, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is putting together a plan to make that happen. The plan relies on financial incentives to both manufacturers and consumers, which would begin rolling out in the 2012 calendar year. In the… » 8/20/09 2:20pm 8/20/09 2:20pm

Between the Lines: The Car Connection on the Cadillac Escalade

As country singer and professional Burt Reynolds pal Jerry Reed sang, when you're hot, you're hot; when you're not, you're not. Of course, back when The Guitar Man recorded his career-topping paean to the joys and sorrows of shooting craps, the second gen Chevrolet Camaro was minting money for The General and Burt's… » 4/17/06 1:24pm 4/17/06 1:24pm

Between the Lines: The Car Connection on the Jaguar XK

It s nice to know that automotive websites are finally welcome to suck on the corporate tit alongside their buff book brethren. For The Car Connection s recent review of the new Jaguar XK, scribe Marty Padgett joined the glossies go-getters in South Africa for a romantic interlude with the Ford s division s latest… » 2/06/06 12:18pm 2/06/06 12:18pm