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Plug-In Car Sales Charging Ahead

Plug-In 2014, the premiere electric vehicle conference in the nation, began on Monday at the San Jose Convention Center with those in attendance discussing and debating the future of plug-in cars.



2014 Infiniti QX 70

If the name doesn’t sound familiar, here’s why: Infiniti has re-named their entire fleet….with all sedans and coupes now carrying a “Q” designation….and their SUVs “QX”. I’m tempted to say “T” might have been a […]



2014 Volkswagen Tiguan SE

Let’s be honest…..way too many SUV / CUV drivers look a bit bored….distracted…all too happy to talk and drive…eat and drive…almost anything except put both hands on the wheel and drive. Tiguan drivers may not […]



2014 Toyota Tacoma 4X4

Handy Family Hauler This might be an unusual way to begin a vehicle review, but I’ve gotta’ be honest. I’ve been intrigued with Toyota’s Tacomas for decades….ever since I first started seeing them on TV […]



2014 Toyota Prius “Four”

I don’t admire the Pruis as much for it’s 50+ MPG as I do for it’s 48+ MPG. Let me explain. Most people….a lotta’ people….well, I, anyway….jump into a Prius and try to see just […]


In The Lab

Who Is The AutoNsider?

Great question… Automobiles have been my passion since I was old enough to read a magazine. My dad subscribed to Motor Trend, Car and Driver and Road and Track. I was such a “motorhead” that […]



2014 Toyota Camry

So I got out of a Porsche 911 and into a 4-cylinder Camry. Huge letdown?   Big Bummer?   No….not really. More like the difference in changing out of an Armani suit into a comfortable pair of […]



2014 Toyota Corolla S

What was once “Cheap” is now borderline chic. Cars like the Corolla used to be called “penalty boxes”. They were inexpensive, small, unrefined and generally undesirable. No more….except for the inexpensive part. Today, cars like […]


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Ford Looking To Make Car Parts From Tomatoes

In an effort to find lighter renewable materials, Ford announced a partnership on Tuesday with Heinz to research the use of tomato fibers to make car parts.


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GM: Incompetence, Negligence Led To Delayed Recall

GM CEO Mary Barra says 15 employees — many of them senior legal and engineering executives — have been forced out of the company



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