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Updated Articles and Resources

By Aaron Gold

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Top Ten Family Cars Under $20,000 Created: Friday, January 22, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Top Ten Family Cars Under $20,000
    • Visitor's guide to the Chicago Auto Show Created: Thursday, February 08, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      A guide to visiting the Chicago Auto Show - When to go, how to get there, and what to see
    • Tire Buying Do's and Don'ts Created: Thursday, January 31, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Buying tires is a confusing experience -- but the tires are the single most important safety feature on your car. These do's and don'ts will give you the foundation to make smart choices about your...
    • Top Cars for Men Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Ten best cars for men
    • How to clean, detail and wax your car's exterior Created: Thursday, November 13, 2008 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Regular washing is important, but in order to keep your car looking good, you should clean, detail and wax it from time to time. Even if you've neglected your car's finish, you can still bring it b...
    • 2014 Nissan Versa Note review Created: Tuesday, June 25, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      America has always been sedan country, but hatchbacks are making a comeback, and nearly every major automaker has introduced a new or updated subcompact hatch in the last two years. Now it's Nissan...
    • 2006 BMW 325i Sedan Created: Wednesday, March 29, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 2006 BMW 325i is the compact sports-luxury sedan to which all others are compared, for better or for worse. The 2006 BMW 325i is right in the thick of the competition, wheel-to-wheel with offer...
    • Test drive: 2005 Ford Mustang V6 Created: Thursday, February 03, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 2005 Ford Mustang GT may get all the glory, but I'm here to tell you that the entry-level Mustang V6 is nothing to sneeze at. The 2005 Ford Mustang V6 has the look, the sound, and the power to ...
    • 2014 Honda Accord Hybrid review Created: Monday, December 30, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      When it comes to hybrid cars, Honda has always played second fiddle to Toyota -- but with their new Earth Dreams system, Honda has come out swinging. Read on to find out why the new Accord Hybrid is one of the best hybrids you can buy.
    • 2013 Audi S6 and S7 review Created: Monday, October 29, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Audi has a new mission for its S-series of performance cars: Instead of competing directly against high-enders like BMW's M-series, the S cars are aiming a bit lower. So how well do the 2013 Audi S...
    • 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG review Created: Thursday, January 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Launching the CLA is about as close as you'll come to being fired from a cannon without joining the circus. It even manages a decent exhaust note.
    • Least Expensive Cars of 2014 Created: Monday, January 21, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Looking for cheap cars? Here are the least-expensive 2014 cars on sale in the US. We've driven all of them, and we'll tell you which ones are the real deals -- and which ones are the real duds.
    • 2007 Toyota Camry LE Test Drive Created: Sunday, June 04, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      The 2007 Toyota Camry in 4-cylinder automatic LE form is the version most 2007 Toyota Camry buyers will choose. It has adequate power, all the must-have power goodies and pleasant surprises like a ...
    • 2013 Honda Civic review Created: Monday, March 04, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
      Just a year after introducing an all-new Civic, Honda completely revamped its ubiquitous compact sedan for 2013. Were the changes necessary? Read on.
    • 2014 Nissan Versa S review Created: Friday, March 28, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The 2014 Nissan Versa S is Amerca's least-expensive car, with a price tag well under half of what the average American pays for a new vehicle. But would you want to live with such cheap wheels?
    • 2015 Audi A3 review Created: Friday, March 21, 2014 Updated: Tuesday, April 15, 2014
      The 2015 Audi A3 has a bargain price of just under $31,000, but can it really deliver the Audi experience on such a tight budget? Read on.
    • Visitor's guide to the New York International Auto Show Created: Friday, March 30, 2007 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      A guide to visiting the New York International Auto Show - When to go, how to get there, and what to see
    • 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage long-term test: Month 1 Created: Sunday, April 13, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 14, 2014
      2014 Mitsubishi Mirage month 1: While other journalists heap criticism upon the Mirage, I am falling victim to its charms. So much for my credibility...
    • Five "trick" car dealership questions -- and how to answer them Created: Monday, July 16, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Shopping for a car? Dealers have several "trick" questions
    • Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014
      Yes, your car can get better gas mileage! These Top Ten Fuel Saving Tips will help you improve your car's fuel economy and use less gasoline. Most of these tips will give you a slight increase in M...
    • 2007 Honda Accord EX-L V6 Test Drive Created: Friday, October 27, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Since the late '90s, the Honda Accord has consistently been one of the best-selling midsize sedans in North America and arch-nemesis to the Toyota Camry.
    • 2015 Honda Fit review Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      Honda's Fit hatchback is all new for 2015. It's quicker and more fuel efficient, but is it still as useful?
    • 2015 Honda Fit photo tour Created: Wednesday, April 09, 2014 Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014
      2015 Honda Fit from the front. Cars.
    • 2015 Hyundai Genesis review Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      Hyundai's all-new Genesis is loaded with luxury and tagged with an unbelievably low price. Is it too good to be true?
    • 2015 Hyundai Genesis photo tour Created: Monday, April 07, 2014 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      2015 Hyundai Genesis front view. Cars.
    • 2013 Lexus ES Created: Monday, June 04, 2012 Updated: Monday, April 07, 2014
      I figured this would be a rubber-stamp review -- after all, the Lexus ES ES is a long-time favorite of mine, combining first-class Lexus luxury with humble (and, therefore, more affordable) mechanical bits. But in redesigning the ES for 2013, Lexus has made some big changes -- including a new hybrid version -- so will it remain on my list of favorites? Read on. 2013 Lexus ES300h and ES350: Tested and reviewed by Aaron Gold, your Guide to Cars at About.com.
    • Disc brakes vs. drum brakes Created: Thursday, September 25, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      This article explains the difference between disc (disk) brakes and drum brakes, including how disc brakes and drum brakes work, what advantages disk brakes and drum brakes have, and how to tell if...
    • Snow Tire Q&A Created: Thursday, January 31, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      How are snow tires different from other tires? Do you need snow tires, or are all-season tires good enough? This article answers five common questions about snow and winter tires. From Aaron Gold, ...
    • Twin Clutch / Direct Shift Gearbox (DSG) Created: Tuesday, April 25, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      The Direct Shift Gearbox (aka twin-clutch transmission) is a self-shifting transmission that overcomes many of the problems with traditional manuals and automatics, and works faster than other sequ...
    • Gap insurance Created: Friday, July 20, 2007 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      What is gap insurance, and do you need it? This quick guide will help you decide if you need gap insurance when you buy or lease your next new car.
    • How To Wash Your Car Like The Pros Created: Thursday, November 13, 2008 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      A good, thorough car wash involves more than simply running your car through a machine. I visited Mothers, well-known manufacturer of car washing and detailing products, to learn how to wash a car ...
    • Ten Best Cars for Teens Created: Saturday, May 14, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, April 02, 2014
      Putting your teen on wheels is a difficult decision, but it's a good idea: A car can expand a high school or college student's horizons and is a great lesson in responsibility. Here are ten cars th...

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