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Auto review: 2013 Subaru BRZ is an honest-to-goodness sports car

Don’t let the low horsepower fool you. The Subaru BRZ offers good, clean thrills from a car not unlike a bigger, more refined go-cart.

You look fat in that. Of course I’ll be late. Your baby reminds me of Gollum’s uncle.

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New alternative fuels station opens in Fullerton

The Propel Clean Mobility Center on Chapman Avenue offers gasoline as well as E85 ethanol and biodiesel.

A gas station that also offers E85 ethanol and biodiesel fuels has opened in Fullerton, becoming the first of more than 200 so-called clean mobility centers slated for the state.


Good deals can be found on new cars just before model is updated

If you want to save money on a new car, look for an older model that is about to be replaced.

Saturday Drive: The story behind ‘The Avengers’ Acura NSX

Start off your weekend of motoring with a quick take on something fast, fun or rare that’s recently grabbed our attention in the automotive world.

If you were one of the 18 billion people who went to see “The Avengers”recently, you probably noticed the film concludes with Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark getting into a […]

Carroll Shelby dies at 89; cult classic car designer

He retired from racing and built the Cobra, which married Ford V-8 engines with a lightweight British chassis. He later worked with Ford on the Mustang.

Carroll Shelby, the charismatic Texan who parlayed a short-lived racing career into a specialized business building high-performance, street-legal cars, died Thursday. He was 89.


Recalled cars often go unrepaired

The editors of’s online auto forum recently noticed a wave of complaints about engine fires in older-model General Motors vehicles, primarily in vehicles equipped with a 3.8-liter V6 engine produced by the automaker.

Investment community gives Tesla Motors vote of confidence

Despite Tesla’s wider first-quarter loss, analysts express optimism about prospects for the Palo Alto electric-car start-up.

DeLorean Motor Co. never had a future to get back to. Tucker Corp. got torpedoed. Fisker Automotive doesn’t seem to have good karma.

A bull market for collector cars

One gauge shows the value of collectible cars has risen 33% since the depth of the recession in 2009. The growth has been fueled by the finding that they have performed well as investment vehicles.

The collector car market, which slumped with the economy, is coming back along with the rest of the auto industry.


Honda wins appeal in Civic hybrid mileage lawsuit

A Los Angeles County judge rules in favor of the automaker, which previously lost a lawsuit in Small Claims Court over the Civic hybrid’s advertised fuel economy.

In a legal victory for Honda Motor Co., a judge has reversed a small-claims judgment that would have forced the automaker to pay a Civic hybrid owner nearly […]

Saturday Drive: 2012 Mitsubishi i SE

Start off your weekend of motoring with a quick take on something fast, fun or rare that’s recently grabbed our attention in the automotive world.

The car: 2012 Mitsubishi i SE