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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.

2014 Nissan Rogue SL AWD Review

It may be far from rogue, but the Rogue is a fine crossover.

The Daily Driver

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

2015 Kia K900 and 2015 Honda Fit

Year One: 2015 Kia K900

The first-year ownership expenses that show a car's true cost.

A car is an expensive thing to own. And the costs of ownership don't stop once you've settled on financing; between insurance, gas, and maintenance, you might end up spending several thousand dollars per year above and beyond the checks you send to the bank. In order to give you an idea of what these costs might be, we've compiled a list of additional expenses that owners are likely to encounter during their first year of vehicle ownership.

Beyond Cars: 5 Recalls That May Have Prevented Disaster

Semis, motorcycles, and trailers have their share of problems, too.

The database of recalls maintained by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) covers all vehicles that travel on our nation's highways. It's a list which, as anyone who's ever looked out a car window would assume, includes many types of vehicles that aren't cars.

Catalytic Converter Theft: Why it Happens & What You Can Do

Thieves sure do love easy money. Here's how to thwart them.

You won't see it coming, but once it's done, you'll certainly hear it. If you start your car one morning and you're assaulted with a loud, raspy exhaust note that wasn't there the evening prior, congratulations - you're the latest victim of catalytic converter theft. Your greatest protection against terrible exhaust particulate is also a thief's best friend. Thankfully, there are ways to prevent against this, but no method is completely foolproof.

The Coolest Details of the Jaguar F-Type V-8 S Convertible

It's not just attractive when viewed from several feet away.

The 2014 Jaguar F-Type is one seriously attractive car. It's meant to be the spiritual successor to the old-school-cool E-Type, a car that most teenagers would likely recognize from a Mad Men plot line. It's aggressive, but it's not so sharply angled that it looks like a Transformer gone mad. The F-Type really rides that line between sport and class, a point that becomes more evident the closer you look.

4 More Japanese Cars to Not Look Forward To

All that glitters is not guaranteed to be sales gold.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipelines of Japan's three smaller automakers - Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Mazda. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from these three through the end of the decade or thereabouts.

10 Smallest Cars of 2015

Also known as the easiest cars to park and maneuver in the city.

While some automakers are trying to make their cars "bigger and better," others recognize that not everyone has a need for an enormous vehicle - especially those living in major urban cities where space is a luxury. Squeezing through narrow alleys or finding an accommodating space to parallel park are much easier done in a sedan versus an SUV. So if you like compact cars, we went ahead and rounded up the 10 smallest cars for the 2015 model-year lineup, based on the shortest overall length.

The BMW X5 Security Plus: Armored Luxury

If you're in the market for a luxury armored car, look no further.

With BMW's latest foray into the field of armored personnel carrier vis-a-vis the new BMW X5 Security Plus, imminence of violence suddenly seems very real. I'm not sure what can be said about a world that needs a luxury crossover with armor plating and bullet-proof glass, or an automaker that sees the demand for one and supplies it.

5 More Japanese Cars to Look Forward To

Subaru, Mitsubishi, and Mazda get ready to impress.

This week, Automotive News released a series of articles describing its vision for the five-year product pipelines of Japan's three smaller automakers - Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Mazda. The articles are a compilation of rumors, facts, and info from inside sources that attempt to paint a picture of what we can expect from these three through the end of the decade or thereabouts. No matter which segment you love, there will be something good for you coming out of the woodwork.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Kia K900

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

This week, we're taking a look at the brand-new 2015 Kia K900. It's Kia's full-size luxury sedan, meant to go up against stalwarts like the BMW 7-Series and the Mercedes-Benz S-Class. However, unlike those two cars-which can reach into six-digit figures when loaded with options-a damn-decently-loaded K900 will set you back less than $70,000. Like many other Kias, this is a pure value proposition against other new cars.

Autos 101: Changing Your Air Filter Is a Cinch

It's so ridiculously easy; you should never pay for it.

Having some basic auto knowledge is important for everyone, not just gearheads. Autos 101 is your resource to learn about basic auto maintenance, along with common problems and how to fix them. This week we look at air filters, both under the hood and in-cabin, because they are inexpensive and incredibly easy to replace.

How to Not Lose Things Under Your Car Seat While Driving

A maladroit's guide to not having to pull over to find your lighter.

If you're like most drivers, you've probably dropped something you needed between your car seat and the center console, or else between your car seat and the door. Either way, you can see where this is heading. Trying to retrieve small objects dropped under car seats -- especially while driving -- is a frustrating and dangerous exercise in futility.

Autospeak Explained: Start-Stop

Simplifying car jargon and techspeak for ordinary people.

Stop-start is a relatively new technology. I t was introduced in the 1970s by Toyota, but was only used sporadically (mostly by VW and Fiat) throughout the '80s and '90s. BMW was the first company to bring start-stop to the masses in the 2008 Mini. Since then, nearly every automaker has integrated the technology into some, if not all, of their cars.

5 Worst Shift Knobs Ever

If you have one of these on your car, pull over.

I've seen some dumb shift knobs before. The tried-and-true 8 ball was a classic choice during the mid '90s. Beer cans were also a popular choice for reasons I'll never understand. But some people out there aren't satisfied with just a ridiculous shift knob. They have to push the limits into total stupidity. Whether aesthetically unappealing or just plain dangerous, these are the five worst shift knobs I've ever seen.

Jeremy Clarkson's Ice Bucket Challenge, Tesla Drag Racing

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

Jeremy Clarkson tweeted a hilarious video and wrote alongside it: "This is a video of me being ice bucketed. @MrJamesMay @RichardHammond You're next." The Top Gear host is one of many celebs who've taken the Ice Bucket Challenge in recent weeks. Jeremy Clarkson tweeted a hilarious video and wrote alongside it: "This is a video of me being ice bucketed.