Mercedes-Benz announced the official launch of its new crossover, the GLK, at the 2008 Beijing auto show. We first saw the GLK as a concept at the 2008 Detroit auto show.
The AVN6620 is the latest in a steady stream of all-in-one in-car GPS and media devices from Eclipse. With a built-in Navteq-based navigation system with optional Sirius real-time traffic, and support for iPod, MP3s, CDs, and DVD video, the AVN6620 is a one-stop car tech device. Check out our full review right here.
The new and highly anticipated 2008 BMW M3 embodies many qualities that made BMW's reputation. This rear-wheel-drive slugger leaves a little room to play with the handling, so expert drivers can learn to work with the car on track days, yet it works perfectly well in the daily commute, with many creature comforts, such as cutting-edge cabin tech and fine low-speed drivability. With its sizable trunk and usable rear seats, you could even make the argument that it is practical, as long as you ignore the fuel economy.
Remember the TomTom One 3rd Edition GPS from a couple weeks ago? It was a sweet deal at $119.99, but now it's even sweeter: Buy.com has refurbished Ones on sale for $99.99 (after a $20 mail-in rebate). Shipping is on the house.
I won't reinvent the wheel, here--check out my original post if you want to read more about this well-regarded navigator. I will say that it's rare to find a big-name GPS for under $100; most models in that price range are off brands. The rebate deal ends April 20, so if you … Read more
The other day my esteemed colleague Leslie Katz mentioned a lightweight gadget you can slip into a car's glove compartment or onto a pet's collar to locate the things you care about wherever they are. If the device doesn't provide enough stats for your detail-hungry brain or seem adequate to cover human cargo, FindWhere offers a similar tracking service using a gadget that your teen/workforce/elderly parent most likely already has--a mobile phone.
Iriver E100: meh - http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/iriver-e100-4gb-black/4505-6490_7-32896226.html?tag=bubbl_1Sony noise-canceling Walkman: not meh - http://reviews.cnet.com/mp3-players/sony-walkman-nwz-s716/4505-6490_7-32893676.html?tag=links;reviewDenon AH-C551 - http://reviews.cnet.com/headphones/denon-ah-c551-in/4505-7877_7-32788210.html?tag=links;reviewGPS and music: not so much - http://reviews.cnet.com/best-gps/… Read more
Ever returned to the spot where you think you parked, only to find your car missing and file a police report before discovering you actually left your wheels just a block to the south? (I'm not speaking from experience, of course. I have only heard of such tales.)
Anyway, Zoombak's Universal GPS Locator could be a welcome savior to those forced to endlessly troll confusing urban streets in search of parking.
Audi previously impressed us with its handling technology in the Audi TT, but even that car feels a bit staid when compared with the 2008 Audi R8. The R8 holds the pavement as only a low-slung car with all-wheel-drive and massive tires can. Then Audi throws in its magnetic damping technology to keep the suspension tuned for whatever kind of road you are driving on and puts the engine in the middle to balance the car. All of this combines to let us take the R8 around corners at speeds we wouldn't think possible.
For cabin tech, the R8 … Read more
It's been almost two years since Dash Navigation first announced its Dash Express portable navigation system, and we're happy to say that you can now finally get your hands on this device. The Dash Express is unlike any other portable navigation system on the market today because it offers two-way connectivity (cellular and Wi-Fi), giving drivers access to a whole new world of information via the Internet and the network of other Dash-connected users. You can conduct live (and more relevant) Web searches via Yahoo Local search; get real-time traffic data; wireless send addresses to the system; and … Read more
"Taut" became our word of the day as we started to test out the 2008 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S Cabriolet. There is nothing loose about this car--it goes exactly where you point it and evenly distributes power when you push the accelerator. Its exterior lines are simple, with no excessively flared fenders or gaudy spoilers, maintaining the original 911 look. Our 911 model gets a lot of modifiers in this incarnation: the "4" means all-wheel-drive, the "S" marks it as a sport version, and "Cabriolet" is a fancy word for convertible.
But … Read more