Wikicars is impassioned by the role of the automobile as an enabler of personal freedom, exploration, and growth. Inspired by Wikipedia.org, Wikicars is propelled by car enthusiasts, working collaboratively to create the World's most comprehensive source of information about all things automotive. By all things automotive, we mean information about topics such as:
- New Cars, Trucks, and SUVs
- Used cars, Trucks and SUVs
- Hybrid Vehicles
- Vintage and Collectible Cars
- Road Trips
- Car Accessories
- Car Manufacturers
- Car People
- Well...you get the idea
The word "cars" and "car culture" are merely shorthand for the wonderful ability to venture out on one's own into the world. We want Wikicars to cover it all: if it primarily moves on wheels, has a means of propulsion, and the ability to transport you or your friends and family-- bring it on.
Encyclopedia or Guidebook?
Wikicars is both. Wikicars aspires to be the most comprehensive source of fact based information about automobiles-- a Wikipedia of cars. At the same time, Wikicars is a guidebook, offering the consensus opinion of our community about the good, the bad, and the ugly of the automotive world. We believe this concensus opinion is very helpful; opinion and reviews that reflect the collective views of many people are much more likely to be accurate and unbiased.
We have attempted to clearly label the opinion parts of the site. Some pages, such as Car Review Pages, are designed to be primarily opinion. Other pages have specifically labelled sections called "criticisms".
Wikicars was started in June, 2006, by Internet Brands, the parent company of sites that include CarsDirect.com, Autos.com, and Autodata Solutions. These sites offer some of the web's richest automotive content, and, as a jump start, Wikicars has been seeded with some of InternetBrands content.
Hundreds of contributors have already begun expanding and improving Wikicars and we hope you will too! If you drive a car, you probably have knowledge or opinions that could help other car shoppers, owners, or enthusiasts.
If you would like to help, feel free to add to existing articles by clicking the Edit tab at the top of any page, or start a new article by searching on a topic of interest and writing what you want if no entry already exists for that topic. Remember, however, not to use any copywritten material; if you're not sure whether something is copywritten, err on the safe side and don't use it.
Thank you for your participating in WikiCars!