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Nissan Adds Warranty Coverage for Run-Down Leaf Batteries  Dec 31st, 2012 

Anyone with old electronics knows all too well that batteries lose capacity as they age: Start the day on a full charge and that old BlackBerry is running on empty by midafternoon. It's more ...  
 
 
The Year in Cars What I Drove in 2012  Dec 31st, 2012 

I drove 60 cars in 2012. Driving in 2012 was an exercise in options. (Scroll down to see the list that includes 54 of the new cars that I test drove.) Cars have exited the homogenous era -- ...  
 
 
Ford expects to sell 2.2 million autos in 2012 Focus most popular model  Dec 31st, 2012 

The Dearborn, Michigan, company says it is the second year in a row it will sell more than 2 million cars. It sold 737,856 Ford Focuses through September. The Ford Fiesta sedan and hatchback and ...  
 
 
Top 10 Most-Watched Videos of the Year  Dec 31st, 2012 

The end of another review- and video-packed year at Cars.com is approaching. Our most popular video of 2012 comes from sister-site PickupTrucks.com and features the Ford Raptor SVT and the Mopar Ram ...  
 
 
Illinois Drivers Ed Law Influenced by Cars.com Goes into Effect Jan. 1  Dec 31st, 2012 

In 2011, Cars.com and the Chicago Tribune teamed up to investigate the safety of cars driven by Chicago-area teens in driver's education programs. The report unveiled vehicles with sub-par ...  
 
 
Looking Back: The Biggest Stories of 2012  Dec 31st, 2012 
It’s impossible to finish up a year these days without being flooded by dozens–if not hundreds–of articles proclaiming the 10 Best Things of 2012. Top celebrity news! Best bikini bodies! Biggest science stories! Yes, this past year certainly was the year that was. So, of course, we’re doing the same thing. However, instead of just [...] 
 
 
Pink 2013 Toyota Crown Shocks Japan  Dec 31st, 2012 
 
 
 
1953 Allard JR Le Mans Roadster Hits Auction Block  Dec 31st, 2012 
 
 
 
Professor Develops Kit To Turn Any Car Into a Plug-in Hybrid  Dec 31st, 2012 
 
 
 
Mercedes-AMG Developing Twin-Turbo 4.0-Liter V-8 for Next-Gen C63 and SLS Replacement  Dec 31st, 2012 
Insiders close to Mercedes-Benz have confirmed a report by Autocar claiming that the AMG version of the next-generation C-class and the successor to the SLS will be powered by a twin-turbocharged 4.0-liter V-8. Car and Driver can further reveal that the engine, code-named M177, will produce between 460 and 500 hp in the next-gen C—which will come to market [...] 
 
 
2013 Autos Whats to come  Dec 31st, 2012 

The year in autos 2012 brought a recession in Japan, recovery in the U.S., and recalls everywhere. Volkswagen reigned supreme in Europe while General Motors stayed on top in the U.S. -- but Toyota ...  
 
 
Saab GM Set New Agreement on Warranties  Dec 31st, 2012 

Brave souls who purchased a Saab over the last few years as General Motors wound down the brand and eventually sold it off will be pleased to hear that their cars' warranties will be serviced ...  
 
 
West Virginia Judge Stops Insurer’s Use of Old Parts on New Cars  Dec 31st, 2012 

A Kanawha County judge has granted Attorney General Darrell McGraw’s request for a permanent injunction against an insurance company and a St. Albans body shop owner accused of illegally ...  
 
 
Why driverless cars will trump transit rivals  Dec 31st, 2012 

here , I've suggested that driverless cars will be on our roads during the next decade or so and they will be used mainly to provide autonomous taxicab (AT) services for about one third of the ...  
 
 
2012 BMW M6 Convertible review notes: Betters looks to go with all the power  Dec 31st, 2012 
SENIOR ONLINE EDITOR RORY CARROLL: From the outside, this generation of BMWand#8217;s big  
 
 
Honda plant in Lincoln sees record year for production  Dec 31st, 2012 

Honda officials said the automakers manufacturing plant in Lincoln set a record for production in 2012, with 336,601 vehicles and V-6 engines produced this year. According to the Anniston Star, the ...  
 
 
Auto-Immune Disease Myasthenia Gravis The Viral Route Is Confirmed  Dec 31st, 2012 

Why would our immune system turn against our own cells? This is the question that the combined Inserm/CNRS/ Pierre and Marie Curie University/Association Institut de Myologie have strived to answer ...  
 
 
Major Automotive Accessories Manufacturer Opens Invitations to Enterprise and Design Collaboration Conference  Dec 31st, 2012 

ESCORT Inc., award-winning designer and manufacturer of the world's best premium automotive accessories, today announced open invitations to their first annual Enterprise and Design ...  
 
 
Dogs behind the wheel hilarious photos show dogs at ease in owners cars  Dec 31st, 2012 

They seem perfectly at ease behind the wheel, but are sure to turn the eyes of fellow drivers. These hilarious pictures show dogs appearing to drive around streets in their owner's cars - ...  
 
 
Indy hosts 99th annual auto show  Dec 30th, 2012 

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - It's pedal to the metal at the 99th annual auto show at the Indianapolis Convention Center. A majority of the Convention Center floor is stocked with a number of the newest ...  
 
 
Ford expects to sell 2.2 million autos in 2012  Dec 30th, 2012 

DEARBORN, Mich. -; Ford says it expects to sell 2.2 million vehicles this year, with the Ford Focus compact car being its most popular ...  
 
 
Used Car Sales See Boom  Dec 30th, 2012 

dealershipThis month should see a major increase in used-car sales.

TrueCar.com estimates used car sales for December at 3,349,510, up 13 percent from November and up 6.6 percent from December 2011. The ratio of new to used is estimated to be 1:3 for December 2012.

 
 
 
Marketer Joins Sales Trainer  Dec 30th, 2012 

cardoneJon Lamb has joined Cardone Training Technologies Inc. as chief marketing officer.

Lamb will be working with Grant Cardone in the creation and implementation of automotive marketing strategies to assist automobile dealers and personnel in successfully converting.

 
 
 
New Black Box Insurance Site Launches with Unique Offerings  Dec 30th, 2012 
Black-BoxInsurance.com goes live today, targeting those who want to cut down the costs of their car insurance. 
 
 
Top 10 business stories of 2012 Auto recovery leads the way  Dec 30th, 2012 

It was another defining and sometimes-bizarre news year for Detroit and Michigan business with the unthinkable jailing of a billionaire over a road project, Michigan's abrupt transition to a ...  
 
 
Car customizer Shelbys firm vows to roll on after his death  Dec 30th, 2012 

In the first two weeks after Carroll Shelby died, the phones at his Shelby American car company didn't ring once."And then when they finally did, we had people with urgency in their voices, ...  
 
 
Hyundai Sonata, Elantra Set New Sales Records In 2012  Dec 29th, 2012 
Although they may not achieve the headline-grabbing MPG claims touted previously, the Hyundai Elantra and Sonata continue to sell well, and both model lines set new sales records in 2012. The Elantra was helped with the addition of the GT five-door model and two-door coupe, and the Sonata’s upscale, “four-door coupe” styling continued to appeal [...] 
 
 
Biggest Auto Recalls Of 2012  Dec 29th, 2012 

10 Biggest Auto Recalls In 2012 New-car showrooms in the U.S. might as well install revolving doors, as it seems the industry recalled nearly as many vehicles back to dealerships for safety-related ...  
 
 
Chinese government calls for Land Rover recall  Dec 29th, 2012 

The Chinese government has asked Jaguar Land Rover's China unit to recall one hundred and ninety 2012 Evoque and Freelander vehicles produced on June 11th this year. The General Administration of ...  
 
 
Infiniti Releases Q50 Teaser Video  Dec 29th, 2012 

In celebration of hitting a million Facebook fans, Infiniti released a 28-second teaser of its upcoming Q50 sedan. The replacement for the current G37. Complete with all the musical buildup of a ...  
 
 
Flooded cars are bad news  Dec 29th, 2012 

Dear Tom and Ray: Can you help my sister's family? They were victims of Hurricane Sandy this fall, and although their cars are running, they did get saltwater up to the electrical system in both ...  
 
 
26 people injured as tramway rams into two cars in Oryol  Dec 29th, 2012 

MOSCOW, December 29 (Itar-Tass) - The tramway rammed in two cars over broken brakes in Oryol. As many as 26 people were injured in the road accident, the press service of the Russian Interior ...  
 
 
Vultures pick at visitors cars in Fla Everglades  Dec 29th, 2012 

HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Visitors to parts of Everglades National Park are getting tarps and bungee cords to make their vehicles less delectable to vultures.Migrating vultures have developed a habit of ...  
 
 
Toyota acceleration settlement gets preliminary OK  Dec 29th, 2012 

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A U.S. judge gave preliminary approval Friday to a $1 billion-plus settlement with Toyota Motor Corp. in cases involving problems of sudden, unintended acceleration by its ...  
 
 
Video of the Day: 2013 SRT Viper Goes for a Stroll, is Dubbed “Sketchy”  Dec 28th, 2012 
Disclaimer: this video almost never happened. Back in 2009, Chrysler went through bankruptcy and a supercar was the absolute last thing on the automaker’s collective mind. Almost four years later, Chrysler is sustaining, with 2012 representing one of its strongest years sales-wise on record. Earlier this year, at the 2012 New York Auto Show, after [...] 
 
 
Neil Winton No fiscal cliff for Europe but auto prospects for 2013 look dire enough  Dec 28th, 2012 

While Americans might think first of "fiscal cliff" when talk turns to 2013, for European auto manufacturers the word association is more likely to be "nightmare," ...  
 
 
Toyota proposes $1.1B settlement in acceleration lawsuit  Dec 27th, 2012 

Toyota Motor Corp. has agreed to spend $1.1 billion to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims that millions of its vehicles accelerate unintentionally. CNBC reports that the proposed settlement ...  
 
 
Volkswagen is poised to reclaim the sales crown in China next year  Dec 27th, 2012 

Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao and German Chancellor Angela Merkel applaud in the background as SAIC Motors CEO Hu Maoyuan, left, and Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn shake hands. / April photo by ...  
 
 
Puchen Electronic Develops Eight Kinds of New Automotive Control Valves  Dec 27th, 2012 

Jintan Puchen Electronic Co., Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturers of automobile A/C compressor parts in China. The company carries a product range of compressor control valves, safety valves, ...  
 
 
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