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2015 Volkswagen Golf GTI S Review

The ur-hot-hatch continues to impress the hell out of us.

2015 Mustang EcoBoost Premium Review

The semi-practical Mustang is still full of fun.

2015 Chevrolet SS Review

A solid throwback in an era of looking forward.

2016 Scion FR-S Review

It's why you remember Scion exists.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Volkswagen Golf

Throwback Thursday: Celebrating Three Generations of Mazda RX-7

Remembering Mazda's all-time best handling sports car.

Every week we take a look back at how our favorite cars, trucks, and SUVs have evolved over the years - the "embarrassing childhood photos." Welcome to Throwback Thursday! This week is no less a walk down memory lane as we feature Mazda's once inimitable sports car the RX-7

Bang for Your Buck: 2016 Audi TT vs. the Used-Car Market

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

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Sure, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently.

A New Google Patent Will Help Drivers Avoid Life's Greatest Annoyance: Potholes

Wherein teamwork will save us all from trips to the mechanic.

Automakers and tech companies file a lot of patents. Most technologies never make it off that piece of paper submitted to the government, but companies would rather be safe and patent their ideas, lest a competitor come out of the woodwork and steal said idea. One of Google's latest patents, though, is a radically simple bit of tech that could save drivers everywhere from one of the most annoying on-road occurrences - potholes.

Recall Roundup: GM Headlights, Chevrolet Airbags, and Subaru Fluid Leaks

Let's see what's new in automotive recalls this week.

Chevrolet has issued a recall for variants of the 2014-2015 Chevrolet Impala sedan that are equipped with heated and ventilated front seats. According to the automaker, the Automatic Occupant Sensing system, which determines whether or not to activate the front-passenger airbag, might not turn off the airbag if a child seat is placed up front. If an accident occurs, the child might be injured by said airbag. Resetting the ECU and zeroing the seat's sensor will fix the problem.

A Rally-Inspired Car Built for Driving Thrills: Subaru WRX #CarPorn

Small, speedy, and standard all-wheel drive - what's not to like?

For those of you who like to drool over ridiculously good-looking cars, you are not alone. Car Porn is Web2Carz.com's weekly series where we bring you 10 swoon-worthy automobiles every Wednesday that will always be easy on the eyes and get you through the rest of the week!

Oil Is Under $40 a Barrel, Why Are Gas Prices Still High?

Conglomerates claim production issues, and why would they lie?

Remember last year when gas was cheap (at or below $3 a gallon), and we learned about a huge glut in oil supply that might even keep oil prices low for quite a long time. Then winter turned into spring and prices at our nation's pumps began inching back up, just in time for summer, the season of high gas prices.

The All-New 2016 Nissan Maxima Gets Dolled Up for Safety Car Duty

Say hello to the latest official safety car of VIR.

Safety cars are vital components of every motorsports race. In the even that something happens on the track, it's the job of the safety car to head out to the track, round up all the drivers, and keep them behind said safety car until the track is again safe to race on. Without them, there'd be chaos. Some race series have dedicated safety cars, and some tracks have their own, as well. This 2016 Nissan Maxima fits into the latter category.

Tesla Partners with Airbnb to Make Road Trips Easier for Owners of the Model S

Your next Airbnb host might be able to charge your EV.

A new partnership between Tesla Motors and Airbnb was announced which will benefit owners of the all-electric Model S as they travel around the country. Automaker Tesla Motors will invest millions of dollars into its growing network of nearly 500 charging stations, soon-to-include homes of Airbnb hosts across the country.

Would You Buy an Electric Motorcycle? How About an Electric Harley?

Electric bikes face a familiar challenge: range anxiety.

The idea of a silent motorcycle seems a bit odd, to say the least. The open-throated banshee howl of a Touring S is endemic to the experience of riding breathing is to not dying. The idea of a silent Harley-Davidson motorcycle is as what-the-eff crazy as a Porsche SUV, but welcome to the world as it is today.

The First Wheelchair-Accessible SUV Awarded to Wounded Veteran Mike DeLancey

BraunAbility and Ford team up to change the face of mobility.

In just one week, Lance Corporal Mike DeLancey will celebrate the 9th anniversary of his Alive Day memorial - a day commemorating the time when the former marine narrowly escaped death while serving his second tour of duty in Iraq. In an act of tribute to the wounded veteran on this day, BraunAbility and Ford will hand DeLancey the keys to their latest collaborative vehicle - the first-ever wheelchair-accessible SUV.

Bang for Your Buck: 2016 Honda HR-V vs. the Used-Car Market

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

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Sure, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently.

MIT Says Solid-State Electrolytes Could Be the Key to a Battery Revolution

Research suggest "perfect battery" could be coming.

Batteries are comprised of three basic elements: anode, cathode, and electrolyte. The anode is the positive pole, the cathode is the negative pole, and the electrolyte is the acidic solution that allows electricity to flow between the two. Electrolytes in batteries cause all kinds of problems, like how they catch fire and they don't perform well when it's cold.

Your New Hellcat Order Is Going to Cost a Fair Bit More This Year

Previously optional packages become unavoidable price bumps.

When the Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT Hellcat models went on sale, most everybody was blown away by the pricing. After all, 707 horsepower normally comes with a six-figure (if not seven-figure) price tag; now, you can get all those ponies for a bit more than a well-equipped Corvette. However, for the 2016 model year, it won't be as good of a bargain, thanks to some price increases.

Watch the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Get Down and Dirty During Testing

Almost makes you forget the V-8 won't be coming back.

The 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor is going to be a doozy. With power coming from a twin-turbo EcoBoost V-6 by way of a brand-spanking-new 10-speed automatic transmission and a stout 4WD system, the Raptor will eat up and spit out just about any kind of terrain you can thrust yourself upon. But the truck isn't ready for release just yet; Ford's still out testing its wunderlastwagen, and thanks to the magic of video, the automaker's bringing us along for the ride.