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FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Lexus RC

Going hard in the paint with solid results.

2014 Toyota RAV4 Review

The RAV4 is everything it needs to be, and that's ok.

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Volkswagen e-Golf

The people's electric car.

2015 BMW M4 Review

Heritage meets heresy with glorious results.

The Daily Driver

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

2014 Cadillac CTS

Mom Busts Windshield Saves Baby and Jay Leno Goes to College

A Look at Week's Top 5 Kick Ass Car Videos of the Week

There may be 50 ways to leave your lover but if your baby is locked in a hot car, there's only one way in. Watch how this concerned Texas mother opted for a brasher style of problem solving. Ok, the 55 Chevy inspired more teenage hijynx back in the day - not to mention some of the greatest Chuck Berry songs - but it'll also roll over during a race. Such was the case for this poor driver who managed to walk out unscathed.

Autospeak Explained: Body-on-Frame

Simplifying car jargon and techspeak for ordinary people.

Body-on-frame is the simplest - and unsurprisingly the first - method of automobile construction. Placing a pre-made body onto a rigid frame, onto which the drivetrain is mounted, is bare-bones stuff, not dissimilar to how home-made go-karts are constructed.

Frugal, Yet Fashionable: The 2015 Volkswagen Beetle Classic

Good looks aren't exclusively for the well-off.

We here at Web2Carz have enjoyed the Volkswagen Beetle since its most recent generational refresh. While the original New Beetle was definitely interesting, the subsequent generation flattened the roof a bit and gave the car just a hint of masculinity that we believe opened it up to a much wider market. Of course, even Volkswagens can get expensive, and a well-optioned Beetle is potentially pricey. That's why we're looking forward to the 2015 Beetle Classic.

7 Magnificent Maseratis: Celebrating Their Centennial

The 7 coolest Italian automaker's cars of the last 100 years.

As Italian luxury automaker Maserati celebrates 100 years of its high-end heritage, we've decided to take a look back at some of its most iconic offerings. A century of high-end luxury has made Maserati the coveted brand it is today. Here are seven of their coolest cars from the last hundred years.

The 2015 Subaru Impreza: Seeing Things More Clearly

EyeSight leads the way for a gaggle of upgraded technologies.

We're just kicking off the fall season, and with the changing of the leaves comes a changing of the model year for most new cars. Subaru's heading to home plate right now, as it's announced a whole host of changes for the 2015 Subaru Impreza. Some updates are for safety, others are for driver entertainment, but one thing is for certain - it's still a damn fine value.

Wicked Tech: Mercedes-Benz Autonomous Semi

The German automaker just unveiled their concept big-rig.

Truck driving just became semi-appealing with Mercedes-Benz's unveiling of their self-driving semi-truck. The 18-wheeler, simply named Future Truck 2025 (FT2025), was showcased at the International Commercial Vehicle trade fair this week in Hannover, Germany.

Cadillac is Leaving — and Not Leaving — Detroit

A new office and a commitment to Detroit assembly send mixed messages.

It may not seem like big news to anyone outside of Detroit, and it's not remotely impressive to anyone who lives in NYC, but Cadillac this week made the very controversial announcement that it will be opening an office in Manhattan. This is big news for people in Detroit who are left wondering what it is about their city that Cadillac feels doesn't embody the essence of the Cadillac brand.

Mustang Sounds, Tony Stewart, and a European Civic

Your auto news roundup for the week of 09/19 - 09/26.

Well, it looks like we've got ourselves another poseur. Thanks to some handy fuse-pulling from the folks over at Road & Track, one of their editors discovered that when the stereo dies, so does the four-cylinder 2015 Mustang's engine soundtrack. After some prodding, Ford admitted that the EcoBoost-powered Mustang does utilize an "enhanced" engine note, which it calls Active Noise Control.

Ferrari's 458 Speciale A: Tons of Speed, Tons of Sun

Ferrari's fastest 458 just became Ferrari's fastest spider.

The Ferrari 458 Italia, successor to the F430, is one of the most beautiful cars on the road. It's also one of the fastest. However, fastest is never good enough at Ferrari, so the brand released the 458 Speciale, a limited-edition variant with even more aerodynamic bits and a whole host of V-8-bred ponies to give that aero a serious workout. Now, Ferrari is dropping the top on the 458 Speciale, and the result is Ferrari's fastest roofless car ... ever.

The 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation: We Need More Sport Trucks

GMC's new trim level aims to appeal to a different type of buyer.

General Motors has always known how to cater to people in search for a pickup truck that's not at all short on luxurious appointments - and, for all intents and purposes, GMC's Denali trim has done a great job filling that spot. However, while GMC does have a luxury trim level, it doesn't really have a "sport" trim, per se. That's about to change with the introduction of the 2015 GMC Sierra Elevation Edition.

5 Classic Cars with Cool Redesigns

After several decades, these rides have aged beautifully.

The automobile industry was booming during the '60s and '70s, producing some of the fiercest muscle cars in vehicular history. Many of these original designs have remained classic cultural icons over the decades, with redesigns bringing them into the 21st century. We take a look at five of the most emblematic classic vehicles and their sleek 2015 counterparts.

Recall Roundup: From Ford to Ferrari

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

1,139 2015 Lincoln MKC crossovers are being recalled for issues related to the windshield. We're speaking about bubbles, specifically; according to the recall, the MKC might have "visible air bubbles" in the windshield, which could screw with the driver's visibility. Naturally, Ford will replace the affected windshields on a case-by-case basis, and if you're one of the 1,139 lucky owners, you've likely been sent the recall notice already. Check your mailbox!

The Volvo XC90 R-Design: Sporty Safety

Crossovers can still be fun ... sort of, for the most part.

The Volvo XC90 is not known for its sporting pretensions. It's built by the Swedes, so it puts safety and technology above all else - and, thankfully, they don't ask you to build it yourself). If it can dodge a moose, it's good for the public. It's understandable, then, that any sort of aggressive or sporty upgrades might take a back seat to all the, you know, important stuff. And up until today, it has.

Automakers Go Metal — Heavy Metal

Mötley Crüe and Slayer help move product for the Man.

Whenever automakers attempt to associate musical acts with their products, the results are always kind of embarrassing. Never is this more apparent than when the "must appeal to all" attitude of car companies meets the "must frighten parents" aesthetic of '80s metal bands, which it's been doing kind of a lot lately (well, twice, which is a lot for metal).