September 2012 names Honda Odyssey top tailgating vehicle

(September 5, 2012) CHICAGO — announced today their editors' list of the top cars for the 2012 tailgating season. "Tailgating is a time-honored tradition that has always revolved around one central item—the perfect car," said Patrick Olsen, Editor-in-Chief.

Study: Passionate UK drivers put car before family

(September 4, 2012) CHESTER, England — Some drivers are taking their love for their car to the extreme — choosing to spend their free time with their car over friends and family, according to research by

The poll asked drivers how they like to spend their "free time" during evenings, weekends, and days off — one in eight (or 12 per cent) say they'd spend it washing and polishing their car, and taking it for a spin.

Top 10 Cars for Commuting: One electric, four hybrids, three diesels, two gas

(September 4, 2012) LOS ANGELES — Total Car Score has identified the Top 10 Cars for Commuting based on their combination of excellent fuel-efficiency ratings in city driving conditions and a high Total Car Score. This top 10 list is a handy resource for car-shopping consumers who know most of their drive time is spent in the typical stop-and-go conditions found in urban and suburban areas.

Top ten presidential influences on the automotive industry

(September 2, 2012) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — At the Republican National Convention this past week, Mitt Romney was officially named as the Republican candidate for the 2012 presidential campaign against incumbent President Barack Obama.  This week Obama will be nominated at the Democratic convention in Charlotte, N.C.

This all brings to mind that among the countless areas in which U.S. presidents assert their power, the automotive industry is one of the largest and most significant.

August car incentives not all that meets the eye

(September 1, 2012) SANTA MONICA, Calif. — Automaker incentives remained stable in August but the numbers this month don't tell the full story, reports According to's True Cost of Incentives (TCI), the auto industry spent $2,274 per vehicle this month, up 1.7 percent from July, and down 4.7 percent from August 2011.