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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.

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3 Facts That Show Minivans Aren't So Bad After All

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

The 5 Groups of People Maddest About Volkswagen’s Shenanigans

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.

How a Concours d'Elegance Works

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.

What's the world's cheapest car?

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.

How the iQ Car Works

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.

1989 Pontiac Firebird 20th Anniversary Trans Am

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.

1990 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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.

1991 Pontiac Firebird Convertible

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.

1993-1994 Pontiac Firebird

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.

1988 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am GTA

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.

1985 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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.

1986 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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.

1983 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am

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.

The 1982-1992 Pontiac Firebird

"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.

Volkswagen Beetle

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.

1970-1997 Volkswagen Beetle

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.

1998-2008 Volkswagen Beetle

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.

How Hummers Work

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.

How Oldsmobile Cars Work

Oldsmobile earned the reputation of being GM''s ''experimental'' division in the 1930s. Learn how Oldsmobile and Olds Motor Vehicle Company became the only American carmaker founded in the 19th century to survive to the 21st.

How Plymouth Cars Work

Plymouth produced timeless classic American cars from 1928, until they closed up shop in 2001. The company was named after the storied Massachusetts rock where the Pilgrims landed. Learn all about Plymouth cars such as the Prowler.

How Imperial Cars Work

Imperial began as a Chrysler model but became its own make in 1955. Nevertheless, some of Imperial's best years as a separate make were its first. Learn about the rocky history of Imperial from Exner to Iacocca to Sinatra.

How Saturn Cars Work

Saturn cars have had a brief but eventful history. Born in 1982 as Project Saturn, it was an all-out effort to stem the growing Japanese dominance of the U.S. small-car market. Find out how the Saturn car company works from early production up to the current Saturn Sky.

How Pontiac Works

Pontiac introduced its first car in 1926, and soon became a leading American carmaker. Pontiac was the only make to survive out of GM's ''companion'' makes. Learn about Pontiac's history and the evolution of its cars.

How Mercury Cars Work

For much of its life, Mercury has built cars that are upscale versions of Fords. The Mercury line of cars saw success from the get-go. Find out more about Mercury's origins and models like the Cougar.

How the MINI Cooper Works

Occasionally, a car design comes along that somehow remains relatively untouched for decades. These cars can garner a loyal band of supporters and enthusiasts whose passion for the model might seem, to an outsider, to go well beyond the merits of the car itself.

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