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Old 11-09-2004, 12:45 PM
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Hi and welcome to the Automotive links section.

We have compiled a list of Automotive site links covering topics ranging from industry news to automotive magazines. If there are any links that you guys feel should be included, or if any of the links are hitting the wrong site, please let me know in the Link Suggestions & Recommendations thread or send me an IM. Thanks.


So without further a do, here is Part I of the links:

Allpar - Great site for all things Chrysler (the American side of DCX only  Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth mostly).

Auto Express Magazine - Online home of the British magazine. Great reviews, news and pictures of current, new and future European automobiles, as well as auto industry news and rumors. Heavy emphasis on British brands.

Auto In China - An auto industry news site that focuses on the Chinese market and companies (and to a lesser degree on other Asian markets). Its worth a look if youre interested in the fastest growing auto market in the world and its many (sometimes obscure) automakers.

Auto Motor Und Sport - in German. Online home of the German Magazine - one of the oldest car magazines in Germany (over 60 years old!). A subscription free site where you can find frequently updated information about existing cars, industry news, future models, road tests, motorsports and spyshots. Sadly, there is no English translation of this site.

Auto Pareri Forum - In Italian. Very similar to Car Spy Shots, but focused more (but not exclusively) on European brands. Its great for scoops, news and information on Italian cars and car companies.

Auto Site - New and used car automotive purchasing resource site, with pictures, reviews and recommendations.

Auto Zeitung Magazine - In German. The online home of the German car magazine. You can find regularly updated articles, as well as those from the printed version, covering a range of automotive topics (but mostly focused on models and motorsport) and many brilliant pictures and CGI's (no spyshots). Sadly, there is no English translation.

Autobild - in German. Great news, spyshots and CGIs of European market vehicles.

Autobytel - One of the best sites on the internet if you are in the market for a new or used car. The site specializes in consumer resources for researching, buying, financing and selling cars. If youre selling or in the market, its definitely worth a look.

Autocar Magazine - Online home of the British magazine.

AutoExec Magazine - The online home of the National Association of Automobile Dealers Magazine. Though it sometimes reads like a giant pat on the back for auto industry types, its a fairly decent source of information on general trends that affect the industry (dealers, manufacturers and consumers). Best of all, its written in laymans terms.

Autogalerie- A very impressive collection of images of just about every single model from just about every manufacturer of note for the past 20 years. Great pictures. In English and German.

Automobile Magazine - Online home of the American magazine.

Automotive Design & Production Magazine - Very much an auto industry site for auto industry insiders. Their news might be a bit too arcane for most aficionados to care, but like Just Auto, its a real treat for the dedicated enthusiast.

Automotive Intelligence Magazine - Weekly automotive news site. Although its news are usually found in a more timely fashion in other sites, you can usually count on one or two surprises.

Automotive Links - a truly MASSIVE site dedicated exclusively to automotive related links. Anything from automakers to tuners, to magazines, to local modifiers. You name it, they probably have a link to it. It's huge so give yourself lots of time to go through this.

Automotive News - One of the most impressive and complete Auto industry information sites. Not a site for auto reviews or pretty pictures. Great for seriously in depth news and analysis of all aspects of the automotive industry. The really good stuff requires a paid subscription, but the free stuff is better than what most sites offer.

Autoscoop Forums - in Flemish and some English - excellent site though. Very similar to Car Spy Shots, but focused more (but not exclusively) on European brands.

autospies - Mostly purchasing info and news. Heavy German brand preference and reporting. Occasionally good scoops, but mostly outdated and/or incorrect. Notorious for using information and pictures from outside sources and passing them off as their own - it's no wonder they are commonly reffered to as Autolies. This link will only take you to their newsletter, as the rest of the site is crap.

Autothing - Not the most current news, but occasionally surprises with decent spyshots that no one else seems to have.

Autoweek Magazine - Online home of the American magazine.

Autoweek.NL - In Dutch - excellent site for general new model information, images, scoops, and tests. Focused mostly on European brands.

Autoweek.NL Forum  In Dutch and some English - excellent site though. Very similar to Car Spy Shots, but focused more (but not exclusively) on European brands.

Autowereld Magazine - A European automobile magazine similar to the other German magazines listed here. I can't figure out what language it's in, but it seems to be Germanic.

Blue Oval - The thorn in Ford's side. Way deep inside news from the Ford empire - is this stuff even legal?

BMW 2002 - A British Site dedicated to all things BMW and BMW owned and associated companies (i.e tuners).

BMW M5 board - General BMW enthusiasts site.

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Car And Driver Magazine - Online home of the American magazine.

Car Design News - A good source of info and news regarding automotive design. Lots of images and reviews of concepts and existing automobiles - especially right after autoshows.

Car Magazine - Online home of the British magazine.

Car.Kak.Net - Focused on a broad range of popular motorsports. Site includes links to an associated news site which focuses mostly on European brands (with a heavy emphasis on German companies and their subsidiaries), and autoshow reports. The editor is a member of our site and was kind enough to supply some commentary on the site's content. - a very complete new and used car automotive purchasing resource site, with pictures, reviews and recommendations. It also has a regularly update news site with a strong focus on models.

CarFax Vehicle History Reports - The most complete source of individual vehicle history anywhere. Never buy a used car without running a title search and this is the mother of all title search services. - A general source of tips an information on many aspects of the auto ownership experience that are not readily obvious to most consumers.

CarPoint - Think of it as automobiles 101. Kind of like the USA Today of auto sites – if you don’t know much, have a short attention span, or have an 8th grade reading level, this is the site for you. Most redeeming feature: The past few years it has been the online home of the North American International Auto Show.

Carstreet - Mostly India and Commonwealth car news.

Cheers And Gears - A car forum that is very similar to Carspyshots, though a bit more expansive in nature and much less moderated.

Consumer Reports - Online home of the famous (some would say notorious) American, consumer protection magazine. The magazine is renown for not accepting advertising of any sort, therefore its free to provide supposedly unbiased reports. For many years they have been the bane of the auto industry. A great site to check if you own a car, or anything else for that matter.

Detroit Free Press Auto News - Detroit Free Press automobile industry news. Not quite as extensive as Detroit News, but still very good. Great for general news on all aspects of the auto industry. For obvious reasons, it’s heavily focused on the American market.

Detroit News Auto Insider - Detroit News automobile industry news. Great for general news on all aspects of the auto industry. For obvious reasons, it’s heavily focused on the American market.

D1 Auto - Spy pics and some inside information. Not updated very regularly, but they get a hold of some good spy pics and CGI’s.

Dodge Talk - Enthusiast site for all things Dodge.

Edmunds - One of the best sites for finding information on existing models. One of the best auto shopping information sites around. Interesting and often accurate Future Cars section.

4Car - General news, new and future model info, market info, spyshots and motorsports coverage. Tends to lean toward European brands, especially British ones.

German Car Fans - In English. In case the name doesn’t give you enough of a hint, this site reports exclusively on anything related to German car companies and the companies they own. It also includes a fairly active forum for German car fanatics.

Global Auto Index World Car Catalogue - An amazing collection of information on Just about every Auto brand currently in production around the world. Lots of pictures of current models and general information on each company. Pal Negyesi, the editor, runs the site out of Budapest, Hungary, and is a regular poster on this board.

Global Auto Systems - Renown auto industry news letter. Focused primarily on the industry and not as much on individual models. Sadly, most of the articles are accessible by subscription only. It’s headline section (AKA the “clip-sheet”) is free and often posts news that other publications miss.

GM Inside News- Good site for all things GM.

Go Auto - An australian site dedicated to reporting the going's on of the Australian auto market. A great site for info on Australia only models and especially news about Holden.

Just-Auto - Good website for auto industry news, not necessarily the vehicles themselves.

Kelley Blue Book - The all powerful resource site for general auto model info - especially for average pricing. One of the best sites for purchasing aids and real world model reviews.

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Magazine-X - Online home of the notorious Japanese magazine. In Japanese (English site discontinued). Pay site with a long tradition of incredible and accurate scoops on vehicles made by Japanese companies. Worth the subscription if you can read Japanese.

MB Spy - Good site for all things Mercedes Benz - especially spypics and rumors. They have occasional news from other DCX companies, but the main focus is strictly MB. In German and English.

MG-Rover enthusiasts site - Good site for all things MG-Rover.

Motorline - A German site with European new vehicle, spy pic and motorsport information - especially German companies and motorsports. There is no English translation.

Motor Trend Magazine - Online home of the American magazine.

Piston Heads - Mostly a Motorsports site with a heavy emphasis on British and German brands. Lots of auto related reviews (not just of cars).

Response - In Japanese. Mostly new Japanese auto reviews. Lots of pictures.

Sniff Petrol - This British site is not really a car site, but rather a very sarcastic and humorous look at the auto industry. It’s rather funny if you like that sort of thing. - in German. Stern is one of the three big political magazines in Germany, and it is set along the lines of “Der Spiegel” or “Focus” (think “The Economist” meets “GQ”). This site is Stern’s special section for cars and especially, spyshots. Sadly they are rarely up to date... Their updates of the spyshots sometimes come after the models are at your local dealer... They do occasionally throw in a surprise. - In English and German - Focused primarily on news regarding European performance vehicles and performance variants of European vehicles. Some reporting of Asian and North American performance vehicles can occasionally be found. - Performance and Super car database with technical specifications and highlights. Also includes a forum that regularly updates performance car scoops. It’s heavily weight toward European vehicles.

The Auto Channel - A website covering an amazingly broad range of automobile related news. Most news are presented for the benefit of consumers. Very Informative - the layout is a little sloppy though. Give yourself some time to explore this site.

The Car Connection - One of the great online auto News sites. Updated daily with great news, rumors, spyshots (from Brenda Priddy) and market information from around the auto world.

The Car Fanatics - General model news. Does not seem to update frequently.

The New York Times Automobiles Section - Occasional automotive industry and financial news. Lot's of decent real world, new model and auto-event reviews

The Temple of VTEC - Honda and Acura news and enthusiasts site.

Top Gear - Online home of the British Magazine.

Top-Spy - Spy photographer Hans Lehman’s personal spyshot site. Updated infrequently, but when it is the spyshots are great. Deeplinking from this site is disabled

VW Vortex - News, motorsport and enthusiasts website for all VW brands.

Wards Auto - A Subscription based site providing data, news and analysis for the worldwide Auto Industry, with tons of articles and archives geared to specific industry jobs and areas of interest. There is a free section of the site that is very informative as well. Not entirely unlike Automotive News.

What Car - Consumer oriented New and used car automotive purchasing and ownership resource site, with News, pictures, reviews and recommendations.

Wheels24 - South African site with general news, new and future model info, and market info. Tends to lean toward European brands but does also reports on the South African market.

Wieck Media Services / Autodeadline - One of the best sources of official auto related images. Images are regularly posted far in advance of their public releases. This site is definitely worth a regular look!

Let us know if there are any other links you feel we should include. Thanks and Enjoy.

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