• 2012 Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet

    In Germany, keeping your car on the road means it has to pass an exhaustive roadworthiness test conducted by the Technischer Überwachungsverein, or TÜV for short. The test is designed to spot defects or reliability issues in older cars, and is mandated on any vehicle three years or older and is conducted every two years hence for the life of the car. Fail to score the inspection green-light and your car may end up off the road for good. Not surprisingly, consumers and automakers alike eagerly await the TÜV’s annual report to see which cars prove to be the most reliable...

  • 2011 Nissan Leaf
    Consumers Want Simpler Gadgets; How About Simpler Cars?

    They say that the simple things in life can bring the most pleasure. Though not everything simple automatically brings happiness to your life, there's certainly a joy to be had from machines and gadgets that operate with economy of movement. A recent survey by Accenture has revealed that more than...

  • 2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
    Luxury Labels Lose Lead In Consumer Reports’ 2010 Reliability Study

    Influential buyer guide Consumer Reports has come out with its annual new car reliability ratings and surprisingly it’s the mainstream brands that dominate and not the luxury makes. Honda and Toyota still dominate in reliability for the latest crop of 2011 models, and General Motors has also...

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