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Behind the Wheel | 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8: A New-Old Pony Enters the Corral

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 02:47:50 GMT

As if to atone for its anemic models of the late 1970s, Dodge has brought out the muscular, retro-styled Challenger SRT8.

An Attention-Getter, Like That or Not

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 02:34:36 GMT

The Challenger SRT8’s straight-from-1970 shape can make crowds materialize in an eyeblink. But is it just another retro novelty?

Design: A 3-Wheel Dream That Died at Takeoff

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 02:54:07 GMT

Buckminster Fuller’s 1933 Dymaxion, a streamlined pod on three wheels, is one of the lovable oddballs in automotive history.

With Gasoline Prices Up, Drivers Push Closer to the End of the Tank

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 04:48:09 GMT

As gasoline prices climb, automobile clubs and towing services say they are taking more calls from motorists who have run out of gas.

A Bond Book From Bentley

Sun, 15 Jun 2008 02:55:46 GMT

While most people associate James Bond primarily with Aston Martins, in Ian Fleming’s books he is most associated with Bentley.

Behind the Wheel | 2009 Honda Pilot: Only Pretending It’s a Brute

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 23:29:32 GMT

Drivers told Honda researchers they wanted the next generation of its Pilot utility wagon to look more like an S.U.V. But that was then, and this is now.

Auto Ego | 1965 Chrysler 300 Convertible: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier’s Supplier

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 23:29:30 GMT

Even amid the empty buildings of the Brooklyn Navy Yard, Gregg Thompson’s Chrysler convertible turns a lot of heads.

Wheels: 2008 J.D. Power Rankings Released

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 23:41:50 GMT

These are the rankings by nameplate for the 2008 Initial Quality Study.

Collecting: No Mortgage Needed for These Beauties

Fri, 06 Jun 2008 02:38:50 GMT

Bargain collector cars start well below the price of a Ferrari tune-up, and the variety is wide-ranging.

Detroit Automakers Compete for a Vanishing Truck Market

Thu, 05 Jun 2008 07:24:36 GMT

Ford, Chrysler and General Motors have discovered $4-a-gallon gasoline and a housing slump to be formidable foes.

Economic Scene: Big Vehicles Stagger Under the Weight of $4 Gas

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 07:36:26 GMT

The growing costs of auto ownership are leading Americans to change their driving habits quickly.

Vote Lets Grand Prix Boss Keep Job, Despite Scandal

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 13:44:27 GMT

Despite lurid allegations about his private life, Max Mosley, the overseer of grand prix motor racing, survived a confidence vote to keep his job.

At Small Tracks, High Fuel Prices Put Racers in a Pinch

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 15:17:18 GMT

At small racetracks around the country, high fuel prices are putting drivers and their teams in a pinch.

Dodge Journey: Stigma-Free Stand-In for the Minivan

Fri, 30 May 2008 22:19:25 GMT

With the Dodge Journey, Chrysler is trying to woo minivan shoppers who are in denial.

Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan: Redesign Rearranges the Furniture

Sat, 31 May 2008 10:55:02 GMT

Chrysler’s minivans have gotten their biggest makeover in 12 years, but their designs still lag behind their rivals at Honda and Toyota.

Books: Road Maps to Automotive Adventures

Fri, 30 May 2008 20:33:05 GMT

Recent books about automobiles offer everything from an armchair tour of dream garages to a history of Henry Ford’s Model T.

The Huge Hybrid: a New Twist on S.U.V.’s Finds Few Takers

Sat, 31 May 2008 18:19:34 GMT

Hybrid models of Detroit’s 5,500-pound S.U.V.’s get better mileage, but consumers have been slow to embrace them.

Technical Service Bulletins: Small and Large Problems

Fri, 30 May 2008 20:12:01 GMT

Oil-pressure problems with Audis and fuel-filter issues for Hyundais are among the latest technical service bulletins from auto manufacturers.

Old Meters Mean Double the Price at the Pump

Thu, 29 May 2008 06:44:55 GMT

Using pumps so old that the meters go only as high as $3.99 a gallon, some service stations are pricing gasoline by the half-gallon.

Auto Industry Feels the Pain of Tight Credit

Tue, 27 May 2008 17:43:03 GMT

Squeezed by the credit crunch and the softening economy, the American auto industry faces what may be its worst year in more than a decade.

A Carrot? A Stick? No, a Cobra

Sat, 24 May 2008 03:42:50 GMT

No incentive to boost academic performance could be more powerful than a Shelby 427 Cobra.

Behind the Wheel | 2008 BMW 128i and 135i: Less, Yes, but Not by a Lot

Wed, 28 May 2008 19:58:00 GMT

Perhaps leery of the skepticism that often greets entry-level luxury cars, BMW isn’t promoting the 1 Series for its price, but rather its pared-down size and spunky attitude.

Wheelspin: Hanging With a Fast Crowd

Sun, 25 May 2008 08:57:19 GMT

Many young racecar drivers hope to be noticed, but spotting new talent is not an exact science.