Wind in your hair, sun in your face – the summer drive is as classic a pastime as barbecues and baseball. For dedicated sun-seekers, the right machine can make all the difference, and since most of us can’t afford the demi-convertible Maybach Landaulet limousine, here are 10 fun-loving new models sure to keep a summer smile on your face. Climb into one of these this season, and you’ll be happy to keep driving duties for yourself.
Chrysler, Toyota, and Nissan report US strong auto sales for June, while Ford and Volkswagen saw US auto sales dip for June. General Motors' auto sales were up 1 percent, despite all of the recalls.
Mazda, Honda, and Nissan have recalled an estimated 2.8 million vehicles due to problematic airbags made by Takata Corp. Takata, Honda and Nissan all say the recall is particular to southern US states and territories known for high humidity.
General Motors, Toyota, and other automakers boast stellar sales since the recession. Car prices are going up, and auto loan terms are getting longer at the same time.
U.S. vehicle recalls numbered 21.9 million cars and trucks in 2013, reaching a nine-year high. Chrysler initiated the most US vehicle recalls, with 36.
Car sales were mostly strong in October, bouncing back from a lull in September. October's gains suggests that the government shutdown and the issues with Obamacare barely put a dent in car sales.
Nearly all major automakers saw a fall in sales this September. Padgett examines these sales reports to see if the industry will shake off this early fall or head down a slower path to recovery.
Mazda is keen on making a diesel impact this year with the upcoming release of the Mazda6. Now, the automaker is applying diesel technology to its race car.
The Mazda CX-5, selling for $21,195, features sporty looks, excellent handling, and among the best fuel economy for non-hybrid crossovers.
Although it's neither a hybrid nor a diesel, the efficiency-maximizing 2014 Mazda6 boasts 40 mpg on the highway and 28 mpg in the city.