Five New Year's Resolutions: Rubber on the Road

12.31.2010

Five auto-themed New Year's resolutions: All about Miatas, hydrogen cars, trains, High Voltage and the elusive Fisker Karma.

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Car Tunes on Car Talk: The Envelope Please for the "Jimmys"

12.23.2010

Is there anything better on a long drive than a good set of car tunes? Thanks to iPod connectors, I now can listen to my whole library from behind the wheel, and I do. Here are my choices for some of the best driving songs.

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A Car for Christmas: "Oh My God!!!"

12.22.2010

Bow-tied presents on wheels, Christmas cars represent one form of the ultimate gift in our auto-obsessed culture. Here are a few moments of truth, when the garage door is rolled up to reveal...

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The Tata Nano Hasn't Set the World on Fire, But It Has Burst into Flames a Few Times

12.10.2010

Very small cars have had a tough time in the marketplace recently, from the Tata Nano (six fires reported amid slumping sales) and the Smart fortwo, which is declining in market share and owner satisfaction. Bring back the Beetle, I say. Small can be beautiful, so let's do it right.

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Five Auto Repair Mishaps: True Stories from My Garage

12.02.2010

Here is documented evidence I should never be let near any car pointing the business end of a wrench. Tom and Ray, don't hire me to do anything mechanical--not even if you're desperate. I can only write about cars, not work on them.

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