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2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TSI S Review

Nevermind the Crossovers, Here's the Perfect Car

2015 Nissan Murano Platinum Review

Your crossover, supersized.

2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review

The car of the year, gone wild.

2015 Toyota Prius V Four Review

Enough white bread for the whole family.

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2015 Volkswagen Golf

The Nissan Juke-R 2.0 Might Be the Most Insane Crossover Ever Constructed

It's a real shame no one can afford it, though.

The Nissan Juke is a pretty ordinary subcompact crossover; sure, it's quirky in the looks department, but otherwise, it's a sedate little people-hauler. In order to give it a wild side, Nissan created the Juke-R, which slapped the GT-R's drivetrain into this little cute ute. Now, it's turning that knob up to 11 with the introduction of the Nissan Juke-R 2.0.

Dukes of Hazard Car Deemed Racist, Jump Start with AA Batteries, and Cars that See Around Corners

Top Five (truly) Kick-Ass Car videos for June 26th

It is no less than an exciting week in the world of car videos - from the serious and precautionary to the downright fun. From Dallas to Dubai and back again, Web2Carz brings you another installment in our weekly Top Five (truly) Kick-Ass Car Videos.

The Alfa Romeo Giulia Is the Italian 3-Series-Fighter We've Been Waiting For

Only thing is, we've got plenty more waiting to do.

We're on the verge of an Alfa Romeo renaissance. The brand is once again returning to America with mass-market cars; for the last couple years, we've only had niche sports cars arrive, like the 4C and the ultra-rare 8C. The next car to arrive will be the Giulia, a compact luxury sedan aimed squarely at the Germans - the Audi A4, the BMW 3 Series, and the Mercedes-Benz C-Class. And the first thing Alfa showed off was its most powerful variant.

Is the Aftermarket Car Parts Biz Headed For Its Uber Moment?

Motostew 4X4 seeks to undercut minimum advertised pricing policies.

In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Kahn, it is revealed that as a cadet, James Tiberius Kirk cheated the no-win-scenario-simulating Kobayashi Maru challenge by reprogramming the computer. He later justified his trickery, saying, "I don't believe in a no-win scenario."

The Apple Watch to the Rescue: A Glance at the Wrist Means Relief for AAA Members in 2015

AAA Motor Club introduces life and car-saving app

It typically goes like this: Car won't start, skidded off an icy January tollway, en route to Kalamazoo, or overheated - and then relief from a trusted three-lettered friend, AAA comes to the rescue. Many a blighted automobile has gotten relief from AAA Motor-Club's emergency roadside assistance since 1902.

Nissan Partners with Green Charge Networks to Give Used Electric Vehicle Batteries a Second Life

Wicked Tech: Commercial use of second-life lithium-ion car batteries.

At a time when the global community is focused on sustainability efforts, automakers are rising to the occasion, offering alternative energy options to help clean up our grid. And who better to lead this charge than the front-runners of electric vehicle technology.

Earn Some Extra Cash by Renting Out Your Ford Vehicle

Ford announces peer-to-peer car sharing pilot program.

Ford is jumping on the car-sharing bandwagon, joining the likes of Zipcar with its own peer-to-peer vehicle renting service. As the mobility landscape begins to shift and change with each generation, automakers are realizing they must adapt to differing needs too, which is why Ford launched their Ford Smart Mobility plan back in January to develop a series of experiments aimed at better understanding what consumers' changing needs are around the globe.

My Other Space Ship Is an Audi: NASA's Next Rover Has Quattro AWD

Audi AG helps space agency build a self-driving lunar lander.

Remember that scene in The Right Stuff where the original Apollo astronauts demand that that their spacecraft be outfitted with a window? It's a classic "putting the heart in the machine" fantasy. The astronauts demand to be called "astronaut pilots," rather than "astronaut occupants, and insist on being given full control of re-entry, in order to prove their worth.

News Roundup: A New Camaro Convertible, a New Bentley Phone, and a New Pikes Peak Pace Car

Your auto news roundup for the week of 06/12 - 06/19.

Looks like Chevy finally figured out how to get rid of those awful visibility problems on the Camaro - chop the roof off. We're kidding; this is just the all-new convertible variant of the upcoming 2016 Camaro. Its top is fully automatic, and has a solid tonneau cover that gives the car a smooth look when the top is down. You can even drop the top with the remote, or while driving at speeds up to 30 mph.

Trash or Treasure? You Decide! Junkyard Beauties #CarPorn

Should they be scrapped for metal, or do they just need some TLC?

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

The Incredible Expanding Mini; BMW's Small-Car Brand, and its Clubman Wagon, Get Bigger

BMW clearly believes that size matters, but do we need a maxi mini?

Mini, the city-car brand belonging to BMW, began as a means to cash in on the seemingly endless market for automotive nostalgia by re-making the classic Mini Cooper. The original Mini was a beloved symbol of Carnaby-Street-era London during the Swinging '60s. The Mini was so popular that its name was leant to that paragon of Summer of Love fashion, the miniskirt.

Throwback Thursday: The Three Generations of Toyota Prius

A look back on the evolution of the first mass-produced hybrid 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! The Prius first rolled into view in 1997 as the world's first mass-produced hybrid.

Bang for Your Buck: 2015 Ford Focus ST 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. Yes, 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.

Recall Roundup: Pontiac and Takata, Cadillac's Brakes, Two from Ferrari, and Two from Ford

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

Ferrari has issued not one, but two recalls for its LaFerrari hypercar, both of which affect all 85 units within the United States. The first recall involves a flouting of federal standards in regards to seat construction; the standard Lear L32 passenger seat (which is also available as a driver's seat for portlier pilots) has a headrest that does not conform to federal standards regarding energy absorption. The fix is a simple replacement of that headrest.