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Best new cars for about $20,000

The 2014 Fiat 500 C is among the best cars in the U.S. for $20,000.

The average price of a new car in the United States is about $30,000. Doesn’t that still seem like a lot? What if the average car buyer can only afford around $20,000 on a new car? Are there new cars with price tags of $20,000 that are worthy purchases? In a word, yes. Family sedans ... Read More »

What’s in a badge? Everything for carmakers

BMW badge

By any name — badge, emblem, insignia, logo, nameplate — whatever symbol a car manufacturer uses to market and showcase its vehicles means a lot in the automotive industry. Some car badges are globally recognizable, while other a far less well known but remain distinguished among collectors and automotive insiders. A car badge is some ... Read More »

Michael Schumacher rests at home with police assist

Michael Schumacher, the retired seven-time F1 world titlist, is out of a coma

The media didn’t want to leave former race car driver Michael Schumacher alone in his home near Lake Geneva, so Swiss policemen have been detailed to ensure the legendary race car driver is allowed to recover in peace. According to a report on, Schumacher returned home this week after eight months of hospitalization in ... Read More »

PREVIEW: 2016 Mazda MX-5, longer, lighter

2016 Mazda MX-5

With events held simultaneously in California, Spain and Tokyo, the 2016 Mazda MX-5 was unveiled Sept. 3 as a lighter, more angular fourth generation of the best-selling two-seat roadster in history. Introduced 25 years ago, the Mazda MX-5, formerly known as the Miata, had reached total production of 940,000 units in July to correspond to ... Read More »