2016 Lexus RX The popular luxury crossover, now with added goose bumps.
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Car Confessions

A Pretty Place for Ugly Secrets

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Jean's Driveway

Short, Sweet Car Reviews.

2015 Ford Focus ST

Think it would be fun to drive the hot hatch in Switzerland? Just watch me.

2016 Ford Focus RS: Jean's Driveway

Ford's European design director showed me around the hot new compact at Geneva.

I'm Back

Did you miss me? I've certainly missed you. Here's my official relaunch video.

Car Guide

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Kids in the Car

From 0 to 18 in What Feels Like Seconds.

4 Cars with Tech to Help Your Teen

2016 Chevrolet Malibu is the latest car with features to limit teens' ability to get into trouble.

5 Simple Rules for Field Trips

Here's my philosophy to make the best of time spent driving kids to the zoo, the museum, wherever.

How to Make Your Tween Buckle Up

NHTSA launches a promo campaign today to make sure your tweens and teens never ride without seatbelts.

You Auto Know

Advice about Buying, Servicing, and Living with Your Car.

Beat Potholes at Their Own Game

6 ways to stop potholes from eating your tires for breakfast.

Openbay Expands into Diagnostics

A new app to figure out what's wrong with your car and find you a good price on repairs.

2015 Porsche Macan Turbo

A perfect little compact crossover threatens to break our Fun-O-Meter.

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2016 Lexus RX

The popular luxury crossover, now with added goose bumps.

2016 Jaguar XF

Aluminum, folded into a very handsome shape.

2016 Chevrolet Malibu

The long-running sedan gets a whole new look and a 47-mpg hybrid version. Does it catch your eye?

Beat Potholes at Their Own Game

6 ways to stop potholes from eating your tires for breakfast.

2015 New York Auto Show Preview

8 intriguing upcoming 2016 models you'll be able to buy later this year.

Openbay Expands into Diagnostics

A new app to figure out what's wrong with your car and find you a good price on repairs.