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2010 Saab 9-5 Aero XWD

The new 2010 Saab 9-5 Aero is as comfortable to drive as relaxing in the cozy confines of an IKEA Poäng chair. (Go on: pretend you don’t have one.) Unfortunately, with a base price of $49,165, this Swedish luxury sedan…

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KBB’s Seller’s Toolkit Helps You Kick The Old Tires (To The Curb)

Thumbnail image for 45191-hi-Sellers_Toolkit .jpg Looking for a new ride? What car nut isn’t? Like Simon Cowell or Gerard Butler, we’re always looking for the next Best Thing. But just like in any relationship, we have to ditch the old goods before sliding into the new. Thanks to Kelley Blue Book, we now have an easier way to do just that.

Gone are the days of posting notices in the classified section of our local paper. These days, selling a car takes new tactics — ideally, tactics that leverage the many free social media resources at our fingertips. KBB’s new “Seller’s Toolkit” does exactly that, offering a one-stop shop to build your vehicle listing and share it across the interwebs. (And, if you must, in real space.)

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Bear Of The Week: Craig Benzine For The Ford Fiesta

Thumbnail image for craig-benzine-aka-wheezy-waiter.jpg There’s a lot to love about the Ford Fiesta. It’s cute, that’s for sure. It’s compact, which is a bonus for urban-dwellers forever on the prowl for parking spots. It’s also supremely fuel-efficient, and it comes packed with high-tech goodies. Surely no one’s going to complain about that.

But maybe best of all — at least on this Friday, when many of us are trying to slack off — is the Fiesta’s hunky, bearish, YouTube spokesmodel, Craig Benzine, who’s better known to his online fans as Wheezy Waiter. If you’re as desperate to dodge work as we are, put away the expense reports and check out these clips of the man in action.

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According To Yale, Vibrating Things Are Now Bad

Thumbnail image for yale-vibrating-seat.jpg Once upon a time, vibrating things were awesome. There were vibrating mattresses at roadside motels, vibrating chairs at Sharper Image stores, and vibrating…well, other vibrating things. Now, Yale is out to change that.

Associate Professor John Morrell from the Yale School of Engineering has developed a car seat that vibrates when a rear-end collision looms. (Watch it.) Morrell has tricked out a garden-variety driver’s seat with 20 motor tactors — the same devices that cause your mobile phone to vibrate when you’ve turned off the ringer at dinner or the theatre because you’re a thoughtful person and not some knuckle-dragging, loud-mouthed cretin.

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Beginning July 24: Gears And Gowns Collide (In A Good Way)

Thumbnail image for 1934-LaSalle.jpg Need a break from the summer heat? Do you live in Los Angeles, or are you planning to visit soon? Then take our advice and set aside an afternoon to visit the Petersen Automotive Museum for a stroll through its newest exhibition, Automotivated: Streamlined Fashion and Automobiles.

As you might have guessed from the snazzy shot above (or from the show title), Automotivated is all about wheels and wearables, centering largely on vehicles from the Art Deco period. The rides on display include a 1913 Mercer Raceabout, a 1938 Delahaye 135MS Figoni et Falaschi Roadster, and numerous sleek, exotic models made in-between.

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2010 Mazda MAZDA3 Grand Touring

By Casey Williams Built in 1954 by architect Morris Lapidus, Miami Beach’s Fontainebleau was once the most luxurious and modern hotel in the country. Its curvy façade and bright blue pools made a perfect backdrop for Frank Sinatra welcoming Elvis…

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2011 Mazda MAZDA2

By Nick Kurczewski The 2011 Mazda MAZDA2 four-door hatchback brings a cute new face to an increasingly crowded sub-compact market currently dominated by the Nissan Versa, Honda Fit and Toyota Yaris. Low-running costs and a bargain price-tag are the key…

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General Motors’ “Designing Women” Exhibition At The Museum Of The City Of New York

Thumbnail image for General-Motors-Designing-Women.jpg General Motors presented its “Designing Women” exhibition, a look back at the influence of female automotive designers within the American automotive giant, on Monday, June 28, at the Museum of the City of New York.

From post-WWII North America, through the era of horn-rimmed glasses and tail fins, and up to modern-day machines like the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept, the event offered a candid take on the female influence within the halls of the GM design world.

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2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Reviewed by Gaywheels.com This is going to be two stories, really: a story about a car, and a story about a company. The car is the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and the company is Chrysler. You remember Chrysler, don’t you? And…

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Preview: 2011 smart electric drive

By Casey Williams You’ve been warned. There’s an invasion of battery-powered electric cars approaching. Tesla already carved out its niche at the top of the market with its Lotus Elise-based Roadster. Nissan is preparing to launch its American-built Leaf electric…