Pop Culture

Pokemon Go a No-Go Behind the Wheel, Insist Safety Advocates

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016


CARS.COM — The smartphone mobile-app-based-video-game phenomenon Pokemon Go certainly gets credit for getting people who otherwise might be holed up in their apartments, staring at a screen, out into the real world ... staring at a screen. Unfortunately, it's likely… Read More

Pokemon Go a No-Go Behind the Wheel, Insist Safety Advocates

By Matt Schmitz on July 12, 2016

CARS.COM — The smartphone mobile-app-based-video-game phenomenon Pokemon Go certainly gets credit for getting people who otherwise might be holed up in their apartments, staring at a screen, out into the real world ... staring at a screen. Unfortunately, it's likely… Read More

Top 10 Worst Movie Cars

By Matt Schmitz on May 2, 2016

CARS.COM — Awesome movie cars are easy to come by. The DeLorean from "Back to the Future." Ecto-1 from "Ghostbusters." Steve McQueen's '68 'Stang from "Bullitt." Let's face it: Any jerk stepping off the Greyhound from Jerkville R.F.D. can cobble… Read More

Audi Lands Marvel-ous Role in 'Captain America: Civil War'

By Matt Schmitz on April 19, 2016

CARS.COM — "Audi. The brand everyone is chasing." That's the apropos tagline of the Volkswagen luxury division's action-packed cross-promotional TV spot heralding both the arrival of its all-new performance SUV — the 2017 SQ7 — and the premiere of the… Read More

America's Muscle Car Romance: Reignited and It Feels So Good

By Matt Schmitz on March 16, 2016

CARS.COM — Years before Steve McQueen made the '68 Ford Mustang an icon among the cars of Hollywood history, muscle cars already had muscled their way into our hearts. Quintessentially "U-S-A! U-S-A!" in their power, speed and all-around awesomeness, muscle… Read More

'Ghostbusters' Ecto-1 Photo Gallery

By Brian Wong on March 9, 2016

CARS.COM — Sony released the first trailer for the new "Ghostbusters" reboot last week, and I had a chance to get up close with the new Ecto-1 that the new ghost-fighting team will be using to hunt the paranormal. As… Read More

Get the Skinny on Jeans-Themed 2016 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible Denim Edition

By Matt Schmitz on March 8, 2016

CARS.COM — You'd think that if an automaker were to design a blue-jeans-themed special edition of one of its models, it might be, say, a Jeep Wrangler. But Volkswagen is the fashion-forward one, it seams, with the 2016 Beetle Convertible… Read More

Car Culture: Watching Movies Is Cooler at Winter Drive-Ins

By Matt Schmitz on March 3, 2016

CARS.COM — John Travolta would've been singing a very different tune if instead of Los Angeles, Olivia Newton-John stranded him at the drive-in in Detroit ... in January. But as stone-cold crazy as it might sound, you can watch a… Read More

2016 Jeep Renegade Goes to the Dark Side with 'Batman v Superman' Special Edition

By Matt Schmitz on February 23, 2016

CARS.COM — The billionaire Bruce Wayne of the Batman universe would far more likely drive a $230,000 Bentley Bentayga than a Jeep Renegade at roughly one-ninth the price. But such logic doesn't apply to cross-promotional marketing campaigns, thus the arrival… Read More

Chevrolet, Chrysler Tap Hollywood for High-Concept Ads

By Matt Schmitz on February 16, 2016

CARS.COM — Amid surging and dipping sales for the 2016 Chevrolet Malibu and Chrysler 200, respectively, GM and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles are using innovative advertising to help their sedans stand out to the current wave of SUV-focused shoppers. Both campaigns… Read More

DeLorean Releases First Commercial for Revived DMC-12

By Matt Schmitz on February 5, 2016

CARS.COM — After announcing just last month that limited production of the '80s-fabulous DeLorean will resume, the boutique automaker isn't wasting any time spreading the news. DeLorean Motor Co. today released the first commercial for the resurrected DeLorean DMC-12, the… Read More