HEADS TO NY AUTO SHOW
The New York Auto Show is open to the public, and this week at TheCarConnection.com, our team of reporters will be bringing you all the new production and concept vehicles the show has to offer. Get the latest on the Ford Five Hundred, Infiniti G35 Coupe, Chrysler PT Turbo and more in today’s edition of TCC:
2002 New York Auto Show (3/31/2002)
MONARO WILL BE NEW GTO 2002 Holden Monaro
2002 Holden Monaro
FIVE HUNDRED COMING IN ‘04 2004 Ford Five Hundred
2004 Ford Five HundredEnlarge Photo
PRICES ON THE RISE
You’re paying 22 percent more for gas than at the end of last year, Reuters reports — and more increases in gas prices could be on the way as summer comes. The average price of gas last week hit $1.34 a gallon for regular unleaded. Prices have run up nearly 23 cents in just the past month. A reviving economy and the war on terrorism could lift prices higher, but experts tell the news service they don’t expect to see them rising as high as the $1.71 a gallon reached last May.
ENDING FIRESTONE REPLACEMENTS
Sunday will be the last day to swap Firestone tires for other brands through Ford, the automaker said Thursday. As part of its sweeping recall of Firestone tires found on some of its most popular SUVs and trucks, Ford said last October that it would finish its replacement program on March 31. The $2.1-billion recall brought about the end of a 100-year relationship between Ford and Firestone, which Ford is said to be interested in rekindling. A Ford spokesman told Reuters the company replaced about 10.6 million tires as a result of its action.