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Fiat Abarth 124 Rally: Really for rally but we still want it anyway

Fiat Abarth 124 Rally: Really for rally but we still want it anyway

Good things come in small packages, they say. And we say, when those packages are cars and the good thing are powerful engines, that’s a really good thing. Particularly good, for example, is the 500-horsepower Volkswagen Beetle GCR, a monster all-wheel drive racer built for the Global Rallycross Championship series…but we want one for a […]

September 23, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Volkswagen full-line preview: Part 2

2017 Volkswagen full-line preview: Part 2

An aspect to the full line of vehicles offered out of the Volkswagen stable is VW delivers some of the most fun, accommodating and fuel efficient vehicles on the road. As highlighted in BJ Killeen’s part I, VW brought their entire line-up to Seattle for us to drive and evaluate in a relaxed setting. Here […]

September 22, 2016 | By | Reply More
2017 Volkswagen full-line preview: Part 1

2017 Volkswagen full-line preview: Part 1

In addition to introducing the 2017 Volkswagen Alltrack in Seattle, VW also brought out its full lineup of vehicles for 2017. Since there were many cars but not much time, we split up the task. Ron Moorhead covers the rest in Part II. Volkswagen #Pink Beetle and #Pink Beetle Convertible You definitely know social media […]

September 21, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mazda Drive for Good is Great

Mazda Drive for Good is Great

We love reporting on the good that automotive manufacturers do instead of all the bad that the public enjoys more than it should. To that end, Mazda has a charitable event it sponsors every year to raise money for a host of charities. Called “Mazda Drive for Good,” it donates $150 for every Mazda purchased […]

September 11, 2016 | By | Reply More
Say Bye Bye to Mitsubishi’s Boy Racer, the Lancer Evo

Say Bye Bye to Mitsubishi’s Boy Racer, the Lancer Evo

The end of an era may be a cliché, but in this case, it’s appropriate. The Mitsubishi Lancer moniker has been around in one form or another since 1973, with over six million units sold. The Evo, short for evolution model, was originally designed for the Japanese domestic market (JDM), but the gray market for […]

September 8, 2016 | By | Reply More
Supercar designer Gordon Murray designs an OX, transport for the third world by the Global Vehicle Trust

Supercar designer Gordon Murray designs an OX, transport for the third world by the Global Vehicle Trust

The needs of developing countries for transportation are much different from countries that invented the #firstworldproblem. Vehicles for the third world don’t need air conditioning, they don’t need leather seats, and they don’t need 21-speaker audio systems (with subwoofer). What they need is to be able to drive on unimproved roads, they need to be […]

September 6, 2016 | By | Reply More
Mercedes gilds the silly with 2017 smart fortwo Brabus Perfomance Package

Mercedes gilds the silly with 2017 smart fortwo Brabus Perfomance Package

CarBuzzard isn’t The Onion, that satirical website that posts ludicrous stories that all too frequently get taken seriously. This is a real story and they’re really serious about it, it being a Brabus Sport Package for the smart fortwo coupe and Cabrio. Really. Here’s what the Brabus Sport Package from the celebrated Mercedes tuner Brabus […]

August 3, 2016 | By | Reply More
Pickup trucks from around the world: Stuff YOU can’t get

Pickup trucks from around the world: Stuff YOU can’t get

The United States is deservedly recognized as the pickup truck capital of the world, with the Ford F-150 and Chevrolet Colorado the top selling models on the U.S. market while pickups in the rest of the world are niche players. But that doesn’t mean the open bed haulers aren’t, well, interesting. Mahindra Imperio: Back in […]

June 28, 2016 | By | Reply More
#PinkBeetle is VW’s girly-girl car for social media savants

#PinkBeetle is VW’s girly-girl car for social media savants

#PinkBeetle—that’s right, hashtag-Pink-Beetle as its name—is a real thing. Or at least it will be when it goes on sale this fall. Volkswagen claims the Beetle #PinkBeetle will be the first car with the pound sign as part of its name, and we certainly don’t doubt it. Thanks to the hashtag, says Volkswagen, the #PinkBeetle […]

June 1, 2016 | By | Reply More
How capitalism bests socialism: the Volkswagen GTI meets the Trabant

How capitalism bests socialism: the Volkswagen GTI meets the Trabant

What, one might ask, does the 2016 Volkswagen Golf GTI, the archetypical hot hatch and everyman’s sport compact from capitalist West Germany, have to do with the Trabant, the notorious automotive artifact of the dismal socialist economy of the Deutsche Demokratische Republik? Not much…and yet, everything. For those not familiar with the odd little Trabant, […]

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Hertz reprises Shelby Mustang rentals with 2016 GT-H, but reserve yours now

Hertz reprises Shelby Mustang rentals with 2016 GT-H, but reserve yours now

Black with gold on Mustang is back at Hertz. The car rental company has announced that it will be leasing the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, reprising the Shelby Mustangs that Hertz rented out in 1966 as the Shelby GT350-H, and again in 2006 as a 40th anniversary celebration of the original Beginning TK, muscle […]

May 26, 2016 | By | Reply More
Triple play: Hyundai bringing new hybrids, electric car to the U.S.

Triple play: Hyundai bringing new hybrids, electric car to the U.S.

Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai  is preparing fuel efficient and environmentally friendly fraternal triplets, all named Ioniq, to take on the Toyota Prius and similar competitors in the United States. Introduced at the New York International Automobile Show, the three vehicles are nearly identical in exterior design, but each carries its own fuel-efficient powertrain. The standard […]

March 30, 2016 | By | Reply More
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