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  • When does a coupe have four doors? When it’s a Mercedes-Benz CLS
    When does a coupe have four doors? When it’s a Mercedes-Benz CLS
    Traditionally, any passenger car with two doors has been considered a coupe and any with four a sedan. There are some other finer points that come into play here, yes, but it’s the neatest way to make the distinction between the two.But no...
  • 2015 Lexus NX
    2015 Lexus NX 300h
    By Frank S. WashingtonDETROIT – In the Lexus alphanumeric lexicon any vehicle nameplate ending with a small “h” is a hybrid. Such was the case with the 2015 Lexus NX 300h.It looked like a rocket. The NX is Lexus’ small 5...
  • COG National Rally 2008
    Concours riders converge on Frisco - Redo
    In the early days writing for Examiner I was doing a lot of basic stuff, things like "what is a motorcycle rally?" For the uninitiated that is still relevant information so I figured I would republish this piece on the Concours Owners...
  • 2014 Ford Fiesta ST
    Is the head honcho of hot hatchbacks the Ford Fiesta ST?
    For as long as I've been enthusiastic about cars (basically, all my life), I've been envious of other countries and the cars they are offered. Most of my childhood was spent laying on my bed, surrounded by various car magazines, reading...
  • Secret source hints about possible criminal charges against GM
    Secret source hints about possible criminal charges against GM
    Manhattan District Attorney, Preet Bharara is said to now be working with the FBI to determine whether criminal charges should be brought against General Motors and/or its employees over its handling of the ignition switch crisis now linked to...
  • Infiniti's 2015 Q50S AWD Hybrid offers a myriad of electronics and safety features
    Infiniti's 2015 Q50S AWD Hybrid offers a myriad of electronc and safety features
    Infiniti’s Q50S Hybrid with AWD proclaims to be a high performance hybrid-driving machine. Being a hybrid, acceleration from a standing stop is relatively quick. It has been 0-60 tested at 5.3 seconds compared to 5.5 for a conventionally...
  • 700,000 vehicles added to recall
    Mazda, Mitsubishi, Subaru add 700,000 vehicles to Takata airbag recall
    As many observers have expected, the Takata airbag crisis has continued to expand as automakers begin to add more and more vehicles to the nearly 34 million that were recalled late Friday when the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ...
  • 2016 F-150 Pro Trailer Backup Assist
    2016 F-150 to make backing trailers a no brainer
    Ford has just announced their latest innovation for convenience and productivity for owners of Ford F-150 pickup trucks. Their new Pro Trailer Backup Assist system will make it so much easier and quicker for drivers of all skill levels to back up...
  • Dixon 2014 Sonoma
    Indy 500 Racing Excitment Coming to Sonoma Raceway
    Verizon IndyCar Championship to conclude at local Sonoma Raceway The 2015 IndyCar series is heating up. Half way through the schedule with the Greatest Spectacle in Racing, the Indianapolis 500 looming there are just a few points separating the...
  • Moped Madness in the Motor City
    Moped Madness in the Motor City
    Everything with two wheels is all right by me, but my first love was mopeds. A long time ago, I was the lucky rider of a set of mopeds that suddenly appeared in the back of my dad’s pickup truck one sunny afternoon. The time was the late 70...
  • NHTSA moves to manage massive airbag recall
    NHTSA moves to manage massive airbag recall
    For the first time in history, the national Highway Traffic Safety Council is seeking to gain legal control over the massive Takata air bag recall now involving nearly 34 million cars from 11 different auto manufacturers. Although nearly 17...
  • 2015 Audi S4
    2015 Audi S4
    There is no mistaking it's an Audi, with the clean and elegantly-detailed exterior that makes it one of the best-looking sedans on the road. At last count Audi has 33 different models in its current product lineup and the current-generation...
  • Takata airbag recall
    NHTSA seeks to control, speed Takata airbag inflator recall
    In an effort to speed up the historic Takata airbag recall announced just days ago, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is moving to effectively take control of the effort by ordering airbag suppliers to increase the...
  • 2015 Toyota Tundura Bass Pro Special Edition
    Toyota, Bass Pro and Texas Parks and Wildlife partner for summer camping fun
    HOUSTON (May 21, 2015) Once again these three entities, Toyota Motor Company, Bass Pro Shops & Outdoor World, and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) join forces. However, this time, instead of an event like a bass tournament, this...
  • Keeping the heat off holiday driving
    Keeping the heat off holiday driving
    Memorial Day is just around the corner, and the AAA is predicting that more than 37.2 people will be hitting the road this weekend, the highest volume of drivers in more than 10 years, thanks to lower gas prices, and the fact that a lot of people...
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