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2014 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Review

More proof that you can't manufacture muscle.

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Dodge Challenger

Big-body fun without breaking the bank.

2014 Toyota Prius Review

Mission-focused hybrid does what it sets out to do.

2014 BMW M235i

A not-so-quiet riot.

The Daily Driver

Our auto journalists give daily impressions of the cars they drive.

2014 Mitsubishi Outlander and 2014 Fiat 500C

Five GM Cars to Look Forward To

The General's got some tricks up its sleeves.

Recently, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for GM's five-year automotive product roadmap. It's a compilation of rumors and facts that attempts to paint a picture of the U.S. domestic market through the end of the decade. There is a lot of potential in the pipelines that Automotive News outlines, and while not every bit is exciting, there are more than a few things on that list that tickle us in just the right way.

Future Tech: Quantum Computers and 5-D Storage

The next great evolution in technology is drawing near.

This week, computer hard drive manufacturer Western Digital announced its new 6TB hard drives, news that would have been pretty impressive if it hadn't come out around the same time as the announcement of the 5-D 360TB drive recently developed by scientists at the University of Southampton in England or the latest development in laser technologies that promises to move us one step closer to quantum computing.

Recall Roundup Addendum: Who Else but GM

Once again, we have too many recalls to fit into a single roundup.

This first recall affects 22 whole vehicles. Those 22 vehicles are split between 2015 versions of the Chevrolet Tahoe, Chevrolet Suburban, GMC Yukon, and GMC Yukon Denali. Evidently, workers on the assembly line used an incorrect nut to hold the interior roof rails in place. In the event of an accident, that nut might tear into the roof-mounted airbags, rendering them useless. Even the smallest recalls are still important.

Antique Car Show Celebrates Vintage Autos and a Local Hero

The 15th annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show

Sycamore, Illinois is arguably one of the last of America's small towns to preserve its pastoral charm. You won't see any franchise fast-food in its downtown promenade of ma and pop shops, eateries, and movie theatres in buildings that maintain pre-war facades.

Volvo Continues to Drag Out its XC90 Reveal

With this much interesting tech, no wonder it's taking so long.

Volvo has been slowly releasing data on its upcoming, all-new XC90 crossover. As a matter of fact, Volvo is taking several months to unveil this car, choosing to release small tidbits every so often. It's been quite a long time, and we still haven't even seen the exterior in full. That said, Volvo is doing this for a very good reason - a reason that every prospective car buyer should be paying attention to.

Weekly Car Porn: Police Patrol

Whoop, whoop, that's the sound of the police.

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Web2Carz will now be bringing you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles every Wednesday that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week! Happy hump day, if you know what we mean! This week we're watching out for the boys in blue with 10 very different police rides.

True Blood Star Gregg Daniel Talks Series Finale

The actor, director, and musician has a busy summer ahead of him.

Known by True Blood fans as the Reverend Daniels, actor and director Gregg Daniel has been the voice of reason on HBO's hit series for four seasons now. While he recently finished filming his last scenes as Reverend Daniels, Daniel has a busy summer ahead of him. We chat with the talented artist about his current projects.

5 Cars Batman Would Actually Drive

Happy Batman Day! These are the real cars Batman should drive.

Wednesday, July 23rd, is officially Batman Day. In the spirit of the Dark Knight, and all things Batman related, we've put together a list of cars that Batman might actually consider driving. And if you get behind the wheel of one, you might be hit with the sudden urge to don a cape and cowl and go fight some crime.

Recall Roundup: Multiculturalism

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week, shall we?

Takata's recall of its airbag inflator is reaching epic proportions. Now, BMW has jumped back into the fray by announcing a recall of every single 3 Series built between 2000 and 2006 (that's the E46 generation, for you Bimmerphiles). That's between one and two million vehicles, all for a faulty airbag inflator. As soon as BMW gets the parts, it'll notify the affected owners, many of whom are undoubtedly very excited to go back to the dealership.

The Ravonettes Rave On

Dynamic Danish duo deliver the goods on their seventh album.

Whenever a band gets compared to the Velvet Underground (which the Raveonettes do, constantly), it's never entirely clear what that comparison is supposed to mean. Does it mean they write noisy rave-ups like "Sister Ray" and "White Light/White Heat?" Does it mean they churn out timeless ballads like "Lisa Says," "Pale Blue Eyes," and "Jesus"? Do they write jangly pop or feedback-laden dirges?

Finally, America Has Good Reason to Love Diesel

We're finally growing out of our too-old habits.

Old habits die hard, but that doesn't mean they can't be beaten. Take diesel cars, for example; America buys fewer diesel cars than our European counterparts do, in part due to a long-standing stereotype that diesels are clunky, gross polluters that provide little in the way of benefits. Now, many, many years after the rest of the world has jumped on the bandwagon, it seems American sentiment towards diesel is changing, and for good reason.

If You Don't Buy Used Motor Oil, You're Killing Baby Seals

It's time to pull the trigger on re-refined oil.

It goes without saying that changing your oil is the most important aspect of maintaining your vehicle. It's as unavoidable as death or taxes. But have you ever stopped to wonder what happens to your oil after it's removed? Where does it go? Whether you take your vehicle somewhere and shell out the bucks or you opt to do it yourself, proper disposal of the old stuff is extremely important for the environment.

No, Self-Driving Cars Won't Make Things Worse

Despite what one engineer thinks, autonomy won't create more problems.

Most technophiles look forward to the impending autonomous-car revolution. It takes bad drivers off the roads, it should seriously reduce congestion, and it will give commuters more time to do things that aren't driving. Great, right? Well, if you're a scientist for Toyota, like Ken Laberteaux is, you might think that self-driving cars will make problems worse, not better. Of course, you'd be wrong, but every opinion is a valid one, right?

How Do Sharks Feel About Shark Week? I Asked One.

With Shark Week rapidly approaching, it's time for shark fever.

I like to start the week by watching the worst movie in the Jaws franchise - Jaws 3-D. I work my way backward, finishing with the original by the end of the week. Along the way, I binge watch whatever shark-inspired dramatizations The Discovery Channel throws at me. But I always wonder, amidst the shark attack footage and divers in chain mail diving suits, "How do sharks feel about Shark Week?" Fortunately, I was able to ask one.