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2015 Kia K900 Review

An excellent take on frugal luxury. Sportiness, though ...

2014 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Review

With a name like Veloster, it must be fast, right?

2014 Mini Hardtop Cooper S Review

A street-legal, fuel-sipping go-kart.

FIRST DRIVE: 2015 Lexus NX

Finally, a fun-to-drive Lexus crossover.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Kia K900 and 2015 Honda Fit

Bang for Your Buck: 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

This week, our basis for comparison is the 2014 Mazda MX-5 Miata. The Miata remains a great value; it's a fun rear-wheel drive sports car that isn't terribly expensive. However, our model is the Grand Touring trim, which means it comes with all sorts of creature comforts, like a power-folding hard top, seat heaters, and automatic climate control. Despite all those weight-adding features, the Miata still remains one of the most fun new cars you can buy on a budget.

A More Perfect Union: Why the UAW Matters

When auto unions were stronger, cars were better.

The unions killed the auto industry. How many times have you heard that sentiment expressed, by people of all political stripes, from liberal to libertarian? It's one of those nuggets that passes for conventional wisdom in spite of the fact that it's a meme that was started by people who had quite a bit to gain by disempowering unions, and in spite of the fact that it's not even close to being true.

The Coolest Details of the 2015 Volkswagen Golf Family

The e-Golf and the GTI bring all sorts of unique bits to the table.

The Volkswagen Golf has several variants for the 2015 model year - you can get a diesel one, an electric one, an enthusiast-oriented one, and a plain-Jane regular one. Add in both two-and-four-doored versions, and you've got one stout lineup. The 2015 model year brings some pretty new sheet metal, but on the whole, it's still on the conservative side of design. But that doesn't mean that there aren't a number of interesting details across the Golf family lineup, especially in the e-Golf and GTI.

Autospeak Explained: Pillars

Simplifying car jargon and techspeak for ordinary people.

In cars, the pillars are the things that keep the roof from falling to the ground. They're the structural supports between which go the windshield, the windows, and the rear window. They are referred to by letter, in order of appearance from the front of the car to the rear of the car.

Batmobile in London, Chris Harris, Classic Jag Returns

The Web2Carz top 5 kick-ass car videos of the week

News is news, no matter how serious or silly, regional, or international. That is why we at Web2Carz are inclined to report on all things auto related. This week's videos run the gamut but we'll start with the most important. The Batmobile has arrived in London.

11 Cool Grilles on Hot Cars

A Century of the coolest grilles. Happy Labor Day!

Labor day is here. That can only mean one thing ... time to break out the grill. Or in this case, grille. Here are 11 cool grilles on hot cars to get you in the grilling mood. So fire up that propane, light up that charcoal, or plug in that electric smoker, and enjoy.

11 Hot Grills on Cool Cars

These mean machines are burning rubber and meat.

Labor Day usually means three things to people: no work, lots of sales, and backyard BBQs. What better way to enjoy your burger than with the satisfaction of knowing it was cooked off a Porsche 914? From food trucks to car-b-ques some people have gotten very creative, taking the meaning of a car grill to a whole new level. Here are 11 of our favorites.

4 Things Volkswagen is Doing Wrong in the U.S.

There's always enough time to turn things around.

So far this year, Volkswagen's U.S. delivery numbers are up, and its warranty claims are down. However, Volkswagen is still working hard to update its image in the U.S. market, as the company feels it can be doing more here. Of course, not every move it makes is a good one; despite the best intentions in the world, and all the precise analytics that lead up to the decision-making process, some things just don't work out in the automaker's favor.

Wicked Tech: iPhone Can Start Tesla Model S

Remote start your car - and drive it - with your phone.

The Tesla Model S has proven to be a popular car among EV enthusiasts and celebrities alike, with A-listers Don Cheadle, Cameron Diaz, and Ben Affleck procuring one. And with the new Model S coming out, owners will have another reason to love their Tesla - remote start with their iPhone.

Are Cars More Expensive Now?

We all know everything was better in the past, but was it cheaper?

There's a saying they have in the auto industry for when people complain about the cost of cars: "Shut don't go up, prices do, so take my advice and shut up too!" (Or was that from fifth grade? You'd be surprised how easy it is to mistake the two.) We all know these are difficult economic times for most Americans, so it seems only proper to examine the price of cars today in relation to earlier, less expensive times.

Volvo's New Car, Mercedes' New Price, and Some Bad Drivers

Your auto news roundup for the week of 08/22 - 08/29.

After what felt like a decade of teasing, Volvo finally unveiled the exterior of its all-new XC90 full-size crossover. The XC90 is going to represent the future of Volvo's design, and we've got to say, we like what we see. The LED daytime running lights have been nicknamed "Thor's Hammer." That fact alone makes the car worth buying. And speaking of price, it'll come well-equipped (including all-wheel drive) for a hair under $49,000. Full details are still on the way.

2 Years After Stringent MPG Standards, We're Not Even Close

The road to 54.5 mpg is paved with good intentions.

Two years ago today, NHTSA and the EPA announced new fuel efficiency standards that will bring the average miles-per-gallon of new cars to 54.5 by 2025. Undoubtedly auto manufacturers will have to make serious leaps forward in technology over the next decade to come anywhere close.

6 Things Volkswagen is Doing Right in the U.S.

In a very competitive marketplace, VW is pulling out all the stops.

So far this year, Volkswagen's U.S. delivery numbers are up, and its warranty claims are down. However, Volkswagen is still working hard to update its image in the U.S. market, as the company feels it can be doing more here. Of course, not every move it makes is a good one, but on the whole, we feel that Volkswagen is doing some great things to capture the attention of the U.S. market, so we've compiled a list of the things that we feel VW is doing right.

OEMs and High Fashion: The Weirdest Collaborations

As if luxury products weren't strange enough on their own.

There are no stranger bedfellows than high fashion and automakers. Granted, both industries are always looking forward to try and out-innovate the competition, but that's about where the comparisons end. More often than not, vehicles are purchased to suit a need, whereas high fashion is purchased to fulfill a want. That's not stopping automakers from getting into some very weird collaborations.