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Russia’s Drunk-Driving Law Amended To Allow One For The Road

Frank Sinatra once sang about “one for his baby and one more for the road.” He would have found solace in Russia, where now one drink before taking the wheel is permitted. Read on, but watch out for that wavy line.

No Volkswagen R32 for 2009

The R32 version of the Volkswagen Golf has gained many loyal fans over the years. A peppy V-6 putting power to all 4 wheels and a sporty suspension offer an amazing driving experience to anyone who steps inside. However, for 2009, VW was forced to end the R32 legacy. Don't panic though, they are already working on a replacement and it looks like it just may fit the bill.

2010 El Camino is a No Go

After looking over all of the entries for the "Tame the Name" contest, Pontiac has finally decided on a name for their new Sports Truck. "Tame the Name" brought in over 18,000 entries from all over the globe but in the end they decided to keep it as simple as possible.

Because Your Car Is Your Favorite Child, There's Carloft®

"My car is my favorite child," goes the German saying, so you will understand why the German visionary architectural firm, Langhof, incorporated the first Carloft® in its design of Berlin's new Paul- Lincke-Hofe apartment building. Yes, CarLoft makes Mercedes transport so much easier, right into your living room, in fact.

Are Hybrid Vehicles TOO Quiet?

While Hybrids can save you a substantial amount of money over the life of the vehicle, they do come with a few drawbacks. They are often small and have a limited range while running on full electric power, but does running almost completely silent present itself as a downside? According to many people it does and Lotus Engineering has designed a system to help reduce the worries associated with running silently.

Smart ForTwo Beats 39 Supercars..Wins Cannonball Run

Most of time when you hear the Smart ForTwo mentioned it is followed by some form of laughter and ridicule. However winning the Cannonball Run over a field of 39 supercars, it might have gained a little bit more respect.

Some Extra Boost for the New Challenger

When a new sports car comes out, it is only a matter of time until performance parts begin pouring out to offer a little extra boost. In the case of the new Challenger, the available parts are steadily growing and the latest addition, the SMS 296 Supercharger, looks well worth the money.

Toyota Winglet Lines-Up with Segway

As gas prices rise, more and more people are beginning to resort to scooters and personal mobility devices. Toyota apparently wanted a stake in this market and put their robotics team to work, the final design being a smaller and more agile version of the Segway.

Nissan's Gas Pedal Can Push Back

Having a heavy right foot isn't necessarily a bad thing as long as you can keep it at a reasonable speed. The real drawback is the increase in fuel consumption. Nissan decided it was time to help consumers reduce the amount of fuel wasted during "jackrabbit" starts between lights.

OnStar Could Save You Money...Or Cost You

OnStar has provided some amazing services over the past the few years. From locating a vehicle that has been stolen and slowing it down to, simply unlocking a door if you lock yourself out, many people have used General Motor's life saving technology. Now, OnStar can be used to track the mileage of your vehicle and possibly save you some money.