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What have your favorite modern cars been over the last few decades? Maseratis and Lamborghinis? MINI Coopers and Jeeps? Learn about all your favorites in our modern cars section.


The minivan's backstory is one of innovation and resilience, despite what many folks say about the vehicle's, er, stuffy design.

Volkswagen used lines of code as a defeat device to make it seem as if its clean diesel engines were cleaner than they really were.

Similar to other auto shows, the cars are the stars at any Concours d'Elegance event. But that's where the similarities end. Concours d'Elegance shows are truly unique for many reasons.

A car for $2,500 has to be a joke, right? Wrong. Meet the Nano from Tata Motors, the world's cheapest car and the auto industry's answer to the $100 laptop.

As highways get more crowded and gas more expensive, there's one kind of car that looks more attractive: the minicar. Toyota's iQ Car takes "mini" to the next level.

Attempting to thwart the thieves who'd virtually declared war on Firebirds (and Camaros), GM installed a "pass key" deterrent system in all '89 models, following the lead of the GTA. Learn more about the 1989 Pontiac Firebird 20th Anniversary Trans Am in this article.

The 1990 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am ushered in a new decade with anticlimax. In what turned out to be a depressing year for sales, both safety and engines earned the greatest attention. Learn more about the details surrounding the 1990 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

Because the Banshee had proven popular with showgoers, Pontiac adapted its assertive snout to lead off a facelift. Learn more about the details surrounding the 1991 Pontiac Firebird Convertible.

After a close call with extinction, the Firebird's future now seemed assured with the 1993 Pontiac Firebird. Learn more about the details surrounding the 1993-1994 Pontiac Firebirds in this article.

By 1988, Pontiac Firebirds were proving less popular than Camaros, but they held a loyal following of buyers from different age groups, who relished its flashy styling and muscular performance. Learn more about the 1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA in this article.

Shedding the vestiges of mannerly behavior, the Trans Am emerged for 1985 with a more assertive demeanor, wearing an expanded version of the aero component package offered for 1984. Learn more about the 1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in this article.

Nothing terribly dramatic struck the Firebird lineup for 1986, yet sales took an impressive leap upward -- though this would be the final year in which production could be measured in six figures. Learn more about the 1986 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in this article.

If four-speed manual shift helped Trans Am owners get the most out of their road machines, surely five would help even more. Read more about the 1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am and it's new 5-speed engine.

"Now the Excitement Begins." That was Pontiac's boisterous boast in its advertisements for the stunning 1982 Pontiac Firebird. Learn more about the Pontiac Firebirds of the 1980s.

The Volkswagen Beetle is as much a social phenomenon as it is an automobile, having remained popular for decades. On this page you'll find links to articles about this little giant, from its pre-WWII origins to today's retro New Beetle models.

The beloved 1970-1997 Volkswagen Beetle would be regulated out of existence in some countries and outsold in others by more modern, small cars. Read how the 1970s Beetle played an important role in emerging economies just like the original.

The 1998-2008 Volkswagen Beetle had a bumpy journey from concept to production. Volkswagen resisted the idea of a resurrected Bug then nearly stopped the project early-on. Learn how the New Beetle went from the drawing board to instant sensation.

The Hummer, or Humvee, has made a huge impact on military applications as well as civilian lifestyles. It's both utilitarian workhorse and the ultimate expression of machismo.

Plymouth designers created a low but thick "armored car" appearance for their 1969-1973 line. These full-size models faced some interesting competition during this period-- a popular, new, and rather unwelcome internal rival, the Dodge Dart.

The 1984-1988 Mercury Cougar XR-7 has good performance and sleek styling but won't be appreciating in value for the foreseeable future. Learn about the history of this car and discover the positives negatives specifications engine types and more.

The 1986-1987 Shelby GLH-S was considered fast, affordable, and great fun to drive. The GLH-S was essentially a more specialized rendition of the 1983-1986 Omni GLH. Get details about the performance of this collectible car.

The racy 1999-2000 Shelby S.P. 360 Durango could accelerate from zero to 60 in less than seven seconds. Performance came from a supercharged 5.9-liter V-8 that produced 360 horsepower. Get more engine details on this collectible car.

The racier 1987 Shelby Charger GLH-S was a "Shelbyized" edition of the L-body Dodge hatchback coupe. Separate from Dodge's Charger this model was more powerful. Read about the styling and features of this collectible car.

The 1995-2000 Jaguar XJR is the collectible version of the first redesigned Jaguar XJ sedan under Ford ownership. Come discover more about this supercharged sedan's pluses minuses production facts specifications engine versions and more.

The 2000 Jaguar XKR a 4-passenger luxury sports car was a superb supercharged variant of the “base” XK form. Come and discover this classy and lavish auto's pluses minuses production facts specifications engine types and more.

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