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  • Experts discuss controversial Volkswagen GTI, upcoming Ford Mustang

    Our “Talking Cars with Consumer Reports” podcast mailbox overfloweth; by which I mean we’ve been getting a lot of YouTube comments and car-buying questions from our viewers. Episode 39 catches up with the digital mail.…

  • N A5 cool things about the Volkswagen GTI

    The all-new 2015 Volkswagen GTI has arrived at dealerships and local roads. If you’re a VW enthusiast, you’ll be on the lookout for sightings and no doubt seeing the GTI at local car show events. When you get a chance to inspect a GTI in person, check out these five cool features that stood out on o…

  • 2015 Ford Mustang GT boasts 435 hp, turbo 4-cyl rocks 310 hp

    The countdown is on to the next-generation Ford Mustang, the descendant of the original pony car and standout modern muscle. With production less than a month away, Ford has announced that the Mustang GT will produce 435 hp, up from 420 hp.…

  • 2016 Mazda2 brings more safety tech, better fuel economy

    The redesigned Mazda2 subcompact has been unveiled overseas, showcasing updated styling in line with other recent Mazda products and boasting improved fuel economy.…

  • Volvo quietly makes a midyear update, adds standard navigation and connectivity

    Automakers routinely update their cars without telling buyers. But they don’t usually do it all at once, as Volvo has just discretely done.…

  • N AFrom the archives: 1970 BMW 2002

    The BMW 2002 set the tone for generations of ultimate driving machines to follow, packaging European sports sedan dynamics in an attractive coupe. BMW’s 2002 spirit has, more or less, carried forth through the ensuing decades, leading to the present-day (and exquisite) M235i coupe that recently wowe…

  • Guide to the 2014 motorcycles and scooters with ABS

    The rate of fatal crashes is 31 percent lower in a motorcycle with antilock brakes than in the same models without ABS, according to research by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Riders stop more quickly and stopping distances improve on wet and dry surfaces. With ABS, riders can stop with…

  • Buying a used car? It may have been recalled.

    Next time you go shopping for a used car, you need to take safety into your own hands. Don’t be swayed by how good it looks, that it has passed your mechanic’s inspection, or that it has been certified under a manufacturer’s or private certification program. You could end up buying a car that is bei…

  • 10 ways to slash driving costs

    Let’s face it, driving can be expensive. the cost of gas, maintenance, insurance, and repairs can take a toll on anyone’s budget. But before you hang up the keys and jump on a bus, take a look at some tips Consumer Reports has come up with to make driving more affordable.…

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