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Archive for: 2012

The M5 represents the continually advancing high point for the notion of a true four-door sports car. Not just fast, not just sporty, not just powerful — but a hard-driving sedan purpose-built for the experience of performance. Traditionally, this meant high-revving naturally-aspirated powerplants, growing over the...

I confess that what I love about BMW is not their distinctly German notion of sports car handling or their opulently appointed interiors. What I love is their ability to deliver race-bred performance and world-class luxury in a package that is somehow classy, elegant and yet, supremely understated. Here is a quick...

Porsche is celebrating the world premiere of the new Cayman at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third generation of the Cayman, made its appearance before an international audience at the LA Convention Center. Re-engineered from the ground up, the 2014 Cayman is lower and longer, lighter and faster, more efficient...

2014 JAGUAR F-TYPE:The F-TYPE is an all-new two-seat Jaguar soft-top convertible sports car Front-engine, lightweight aluminum architecture and rear-wheel drive, the F-TYPE is engineered to be a true high-performance sports car Three models will be available – F-TYPE, F-TYPE S and the F-TYPE V8 S, powered...

Photos by Norman Woo The world premiere of the BMW i3 Concept Coupe sees the BMW Group unveil a particularly nimble and emotive version of its concept for sustainable motoring with zero local emissions. The concept presented at the 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show has been brought out in parallel to the ongoing development...

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! First the holidays are upon us and to make it even better for car people, the 2012 LA Auto Show opens Wednesday to the media. But hey we’re the Auto Spies and we have ways of getting the photos of the show before everyone else. What makes the LA Auto Show exciting is that...

Fiat today unveiled an all-electric version of its iconic 500 subcompact. Every bit as cute and iconic as the gas-powered Fiat 500, the so-called 500e takes on a blend of both retro and futuristic design—complete with dot patterns on the front grille influenced by Italian furniture, and a new Electric Orange color for...

By Aviv Eyal Likes:Exterior design is clean and sporty Athletic handling combined with its high performance V6 add up to a sport coupe that is undoubtedly fun to drive Variable steering feels light in the parking lot but firms up on the highway Adults over 6 feet tall feel comfortable getting in and out of the...

Disc brakes may be most common on new cars, but if you drive something built before 2000, chances are you’ve got a set of drum brakes on the rear. They were the industry standard on all four wheels for years, especially in the 1940s, 1950s, and 1960s, and the design is both simple and pretty effective. Here’s how they...

Once again, the annual LA Auto Show is upon us. Every year new designs and breathtaking concepts are rolled out for the world and 2012 will be no exception. The 2012 Los Angeles Auto Show is open to the public from November 30 through December 9 (official site), but the new 2014 models will be presented to the press...

There’s an exciting new addition to the eBay Motors experience! You, our buyers, can now get quick financing information through RoadLoans.com right from the vehicle listing page here on eBay Motors! Whether you are looking for the must-have new, pre-owned, or used vehicle here on eBay Motors, you can now easily...

Photo credit: Norman Woo My longtime car crazy friends say that the Danville Concours d’Elegance is the best free car event that Northern California has to offer. We agree wholeheartedly. The show is set on the picturesque Hartz Avenue in Downtown Danville, California. Besides seeing an eclectic collection of amazing...

Likes:Aggressive and dynamic new exterior styling Available Hybrid powertrain achieves 40 mpg combined Interior is still spacious, and now even more luxurious Excellent value for a large, near-luxury sedanDislikes:Performance is still somewhat sedate, especially when cornering Dashboard layout could be more...

The most important part of going fast is stopping. Skydivers use parachutes and your car uses brakes. Bad things happen when parachutes or brakes fail. This eBay Motors 101 will focus on disc brakes, and we’ll look at drum brakes later in the week. In a nutshell, the basic operation of braking is stepping on the brake...

Charity Auction of 2014 GT-R on November 22nd to Benefit Usain Bolt Foundation Our friends at Nissan are presenting a very special charity auction starting November 22nd, with a very special car carefully co-prepared with their new honorary “Director of Excitement”–legendary Olympic champion and all-time great sprinter...

Porsche has always built robust, high-performance cars. The cars are intended to be driven and pushed to their limits, and well maintained examples will be reliable, valuable and a joy to drive. Let’s take a quick stroll through eBay Motors and check out some highlights from the Porsche timeline. 1962 Porsche...

Likes:Powerful turbocharged 6-cylinder and 4-cylinder engines don’t leave you wanting for more Agile handling Back seat has ample space for full-size adults Interior design and materials are becoming of a luxury-class crossover All-wheel drive is standard across all X3 modelsDislikes:Cost of entry is higher...

We tirelessly roamed the endless aisles of cars, parts, more cars, and industry peeps to bring you a sample of the 2012 SEMA Show held at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Principal photography and editing credit goes to Michael Dang and his Photo M.D. crew because it ain’t easy carrying heavy camera equipment and...

If you’re in the market for a stately, opulent four-door sedan, you could buy a 7-series BMW. And if you wanted a hard-cornering sports car to hammer the canyon twisties on Sunday morning, you could buy a Porsche 911. Or you could just buy one car: a Panamera. To the chagrin of purists who snubbed the Panamera as a...

Winter is almost here and there’s plenty to do in order to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable drive in the snow and ice. The drop in temperatures can affect a number of characteristics in your vehicle, from handling, visibility and durability. Here are a few steps you can take to ‘winterize’ your ride. Many of these...

A surprisingly compelling new full-size Caddy Pros:Spacious interior is both modern and luxurious Buttery smooth ride from the Magnetic Ride Control, and surprisingly adept handling Lots of available interior and safety technology Bold new exterior style means plenty of visual impactCons:304 HP 3.6L...