Opel clone to replace Saturn Ion

Saturn confirms that the replacement for its Ion compact will be almost identical to the new Opel Astra, which debuted recently at Italy's Bologna auto show.

Caliber light years better than Neon

If you want practicality with a small footprint, there's no question: compact hatchbacks rule. DaimlerChrysler has been a little slow getting to the party, but more than makes up for it with the

Rivetted by Rosie

I now own a pink 1963 Oldsmobile Starfire. Rosie was not supposed to end up in my garage.

Bloopers, misprints, weirdness

There are hidden gems in a year's worth of owner's manuals, press releases and news items, and it's my mission to spot them all.

Fighting for space at the mall

More Mad Max than Saint Nick, the Gurkha is not a truck for the socially timid. It caused a rubbernecking sensation at the Vaughan Mills mall while we tested the road warrior's ability to fit into an

The numbers

Ford Motor Co. offered its 75,000 U.S. hourly workers a choice of buyout packages.

Nature vs. off-roaders

The fight over Surprise Canyon boils down to whether the rights of private property owners trump the protection of a fragile oasis on public land.