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Everyone needs to have a hobby and for a lot of people, this hobby is related to the automotive world. Some people like to keep up with the latest news for all kinds of different makes and models. Others like to connect with like-minded individuals who happen to own the same car, sharing technical information and shopping tips.

Whatever the case, the Internet is an overflowing venue filled with websites related to all aspects of the automotive industry. Whether you want to watch older episodes of BBC’s Top Gear television series or you want to research your next vehicle purchase, there are more than a few websites that can help fulfill your needs.

Listed below are over one hundred car-related websites and they represent just the tip of the iceberg. From the quarter mile to the warranty information, they should have you covered.

Official Manufacturer Sites

Acura — Honda subsidiary with MDX sport utility, TL luxury sedan, and CSX sports sedan.

Aston Martin — British manufacturer of luxury sports cars, including the V8 Vantage, DB9, Rapide, and DBS.

Audi — German manufacturer and subsidiary of Volkwagen Group, makers of A4 sedan, S5 sportback, and Q7 crossover SUV.

BMW — German automaker with the 3 Series vehicles, X3 compact utility, M6 convertible, and ActiveHybrid X6.

Buick — Promising premium vehicles without the premium price, such as Enclave, Lucerne, and Lacrosse.

Cadillac — Luxury automaker with CTS sports sedan, SRX crossover, and Escalade hybrid sport utility.

Chevrolet — General Motors brand with sporty Camaro, subcompact Aveo, and Traverse utility vehicle.

Citroen — Car manufacturer based in France with the DS4, C4, and other vehicles.

Dacia — Lesser-known Romanian car manufacturer with such vehicles as the Sandero, Logan, and Duster.

Ferrari — Italian supercar manufacturer currently offering the 458 Italia, 612 Scaglietti, and Ferrari California.

Ford — American manufacturer with F-series pickup trucks, Explorer sport utility, and Focus line of vehicles.

General Motors — American automaker responsible for such brands as Buick, Cadillac, Chevrolet, and GMC.

GMC — Specializing largely in larger vehicles like the Sierra Heavy Duty, Canyon, Yukon, and Denali.

Honda — Makers of the CR-Z hybrid, Accord sedan, Ridgeline truck, and Odyssey minivan.

Hyundai — Korean company with Accent compact, Sonata family sedan, Tucson crossover, and Genesis performance coupe.

Infiniti — Upscale automaker with G37 sports coupe, M-class luxury sedan, and QX sports utility vehicle.

Kia Motors — Hyundai sub-brand with Forte Koup, Rio5, Soul, and Sedona.

Koenigsegg — Producer of such high-performance supercars as the Agera, CCGT, and CCX.

Lamborghini — Italian automaker and wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Group, making Gallardo and Murcielago supercars.

Lexus — High-end luxury arm of Toyota responsible for the IS350, LFA supercar, and SC10 convertible.

Lincoln — Luxury cars and SUVs from Ford Motor Company, including Lincoln MKZ Hybrid and Navigator SUV.

Lotus — Car maker specializing in very lightweight sports car like the Elise and the Exige.

Mazda — Japanese car maker with such models as the Mazda 2 subcompact, CX-7 crossover vehicle, and Mazda 6 sports sedan.

Mercedes-Benz — High-end German automaker with C-class sedans, M-class sport utilities, and SL-series sports cars.

Mercury — Ford subsidiary with Milan sedan, Mariner sports utility, and Grand Marquis sedan.

Mitsubishi — Car manufactuer from Japan with the Lancer Evolution, Eclipse Spider, and Endeavor.

Nissan — Japanese automaker with the Altima Hybrid sedan, GT-R sports car, and Pathfinder SUV.

Peugeot — French car maker with the 308 GTi, Concept SR1, and 3008 HYbrid4.

Porsche — High-end auto manufacturer responsible for the Boxster, Cayman, 911, Panamera, and Cayenne lines.

Renault — French automaker currently selling the Fluence, Twingo, and Clio.

Scion — Trendy Toyota sub-brand with the xD hatchback, tC sports coupe, and iQ subcompact.

Subaru — Car maker specializing in all-wheel-drive vehicles like the Impreza, Outback, and Forester.

Tesla Motors — American company specializing in full-electric vehicles like the Roadster 2.5 and Model S sports sedan.

Toyota — Manufacturer of the Corolla sedan, Camry sedan, and Element utility vehicle.

Volkswagen — Makers of the Passat sedan, New Beetle compact, Eos convertible, and Jetta TDI clean diesel.

Car News and Reviews

Auto Express — Car website focused mostly on the UK market, including reviews, buying information, and used car listings.

Autoblog — Featuring test drives, commentary on industry news, and breaking stories.

Autoblog Green — Offshoot from main site that focuses primarily on green technology and alternative energy sources.

Autocar — UK-based site with car reviews, blogs, forums, and car-related news.

Car and Driver Blog — The blog counterpart to the popular car print magazine.

Car Tech Blog — The technology of cars from the CNET network.

Fifth Gear — Motoring television magazine from the United Kingdom, broadcast in the USA from 2004 to 2007.

Jalopnik — Offering daily automobile news and gossip from the Gawker Media blog network.

Leftlane News — Articles on everything related to the auto industry.

Muscle Car Blog — Focusing only on muscle cars, primarily from American-based manufacturers.

Top Gear — Popular British sports car and auto enthusiast show on BBC, hosted by James May, Richard Hammond, and Jeremy Clarkson.

Buying and Selling Used Cars

Canadian Driver — Used car reviews organized by make, revealing common concerns and problems.

Car and Driver — Site accompanying the print magazine of the same name with news related to the automotive industry.

Carfax — Complete vehicle history reports, useful when buying used cars with potential costly hidden problems.

Driving Television — Canadian TV program shown on the Global TV network and hosted by Zack Spencer and Lacey Elliott.

eBay Motors — Buy and sell both new and used cars from the world’s largest auction site.

Edmunds — Website with prices, reviews and information on both new and used cars.

Kelley Blue Book — The official resource for trade-in and used car values, organized by year, make and model.

Motoring — Automotive focused television series shown on TSN in Canada for over 20 years.

NADA — Pricing and information on new cars, used cars, classic cars, expert reviews, cost to own info, and more.

Finding the Lowest Gas Prices

GasBuddy — Find local gas prices with a total of 204 websites spanning Canada and the United States.

Gas Price Watch — Identifying the cheapest gas prices and gas price trends based on geographical area.

Gas Tips — User-submitted gas prices through the United States and Canada.

Motor Trend — Section of car site listing cheapest gas prices in your area.

MSN Autos — Map-based local gas prices with highest, lowest, and average prices in the area.

Technical Expertise and How-Tos

Bimmerforums — Preferred online community for owners of BMW and Mini vehicles.

British Car Forum — Discussion forums, classifieds, and technical wikis dedicated to British cars.

CarDomain — Online community for car enthusiasts to show off their favorite cars.

EvolutionM — Website and community for Mitsubishi enthusiasts, particularly with the Lancer Evolution.

German Auto Forums — Website dedicated mostly to Porsche sports cars.

Honda Tech — Unofficial Honda and Acura technical resource site and discussion board.

Import Tuner Forums — Accompanying online forum for the popular sport compact and tuner print magazine.

Mazda Forum — Unofficial forum for Mazda enthusiasts.

Mustang Forums — A vast forum and article repository related to the Ford Mustang.

NASIOC — The North American Subaru Impreza Owners Club.

REVscene — Vancouver-area based discussion forum for car lovers of all kinds.

SportsCarForums — Forum that specializes in the discussion of sports and performance vehicles.

Super Street Forum — Connected to the print magazine specializing in import car and street racing conversation.

Team Integra — Online forum dedicated to Acura Integra enthusiasts from all generations.

Car Parts and Accessories

ACDelco — Offering a variety of car parts and automotive services through its retail outlets in the United States.

Advance Auto Parts — Retail store and supplier of car parts and accessories.

AEM — Company that makes and sells air induction systems and performance electronics for cars.

AJ Racing — Vancouver area car shop with performance upgrades, services, installations, and aftermarket parts.

A’PEXi — Manufacturer of aftermarket performance parts like intakes, exhausts, and suspension components.

Auto Parts Place — Discount auto part store with electrical components, brakes, climate control, diesel injection, and more.

AutoZone — American supplier of various car parts and accessories for most popular makes and models.

Car-Part — Website offering an expansive used auto parts market.

Edelbrock — Performance part manufacturer with intake manifolds, superchargers, cylinder heads, and fuel injection systems.

Garage Five Performance — Tuner shop and performance garage based in Richmond, British Columbia.

GReddy — Aftermarket sports car accessory and aftermarket parts manufacturer.

JC Whitney — Auto supply store offering everything automotive, including bug deflectors, car covers, and engine parts.

K&N — Manufacturer of high performance air filters, air intakes, and oil filters.

Lordco Auto Parts — Car part and accessory supplier with over 90 locations across British Columbia in Canada.

Mopac Auto Supply — Serving the high performance car industry for over 30 years with three locations in Canada.

Mugen Motorsports — Specializes in aftermarket parts for Honda vehicles.

Napa — Auto parts store selling accessories and parts for a variety of different vehicles.

NOS — Nitrous Oxide Systems, a subsidiary of Holley.

Pep Boys — American store with service, tires, parts, accessories, and tool rental program.

Recaro — Popular manufacturer of performance car seats, original equipment, and mass transit seating.

Summit Racing — Racing equipment supplier with range of parts and accessories for many different cars.

Tire Rack — Online store for a wide range of tires and wheels for cars, trucks, vans, and other vehicles.

TRD USA — Toyota Racing Development, makers of performance parts for Toyota, Lexus, and Scion cars

Type One Racing — Aftermarket perfomrance parts manufacturer with exhaust, brakes, accessories, cooling, and drivetrain.

YoParts — The industry’s first true wholesale club for car parts.

Carpools, Car Sharing, and Cooperatives

AutoShare — Offering a fleet of shared vehicles for Toronto-area residents and commuters.

Car2Go — Car sharing network serving the Austin, Texas area with rates starting at $12.99 an hour.

Carpool.ca — Canadian website dedicated to coordinating carpools for daily commutes to and from work or school.

Co-operative Auto Network — Car sharing co-operative serving the Metro Vancouver area since 1997.

eGo Car Share — Non-profit car sharing service for the Boulder-Denver metro area.

eRideShare — Coordinate daily carpools and cross-country travel via membership listings.

Mint — Cars on demand for New York City and surrounding area.

Zipcar — Car sharing network allowing for reservations in many cities across the country.

Car Shows and Exhibitions

Dubai Motor Show — Annual auto show held in the United Arab Emirates attracting many high-end vehicle manufacturers and tuning companies.

Frankfurt Motor Show — Also known as the International Motor Show and Internationale Automobile-Ausstellug (IAA), this is the largest car show in the world.

Hot Import Nights — Popular auto show focused mostly on tuner import cars modified primarily for looks and style.

LA Auto Show — Annual car show in Los Angeles with exhibitors including aftermarket modifications and major auto manufacturers.

NAIAS — North American International Auto Show hosted each year in Detroit, Michigan.

Paris Motor Show — Biennial event held in Paris and acknowledged as one of the more important auto shows in the world.

SEMA — Specialty Equipment Market Association annual trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Tokyo Auto Salon — Annual auto show hosted at the Makuhari Messe, Chiba City in Japan.

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