1998

Mazda Recalls 1.2 Million Older Vehicles Due To Ignition Problems & Fire Risk
Mazda Recalls 1.2 Million Older Vehicles Due To Ignition Problems & Fire Risk

Mazda has issued a recall for roughly 1.2 million U.S. vehicles from model years 1990-1998. According to the automaker, some of those cars may have a problem with their ignition switch that could pose a safety hazard. Thankfully, this isn't the same sort of problem that led to last year's...Read More»

2006 Mazda Miata
Young Drivers Master The Manual, Thanks To Hagerty Insurance

There’s been a lot of press lately over the demise of the manual transmission, with some fighting tooth and nail to retain the row-it-yourself gearbox and others seemingly indifferent about its passing. On cars equipped with a dual-clutch automatic transmission (like Porsche’s PDK, or...Read More»

2011 Saab PhoeniX Concept
Saab Deal Off, Porsche's New HQ: Car News for May 12, 2011

Sweet, then sour: Saab's financing deal with China's Hawtai has collapsed, which means chances of seeing this Phoenix concept or Hawtai's fabulous $10k Cayenne knock-off are a little less likely today. Awkward! [MotorAuthority] So, can Saab survive the latest peril in its Pauline-like saga? I...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Tweet Race to the Big Game
Mercedes-Benz Chooses Tweet Race Teams, Get Ready To Tweet

Mercedes-Benz has finally announced the line-up for its pre-Super Bowl Tweet race. Quick recap about the race: four two-person teams each with a "coach" will be using Twitter as "fuel" for the race which will end in Dallas, Texas at the Super Bowl. The race will begin on February 2, and each team...Read More»

1997 Nissan 240SX SE
Today in Car News: Nissan 240SX, Night Driving and EVs

The latest estimates on the auto-industry bailouts are in--and GM shares would have to be priced above $133 for us to get back all our $49.5-billion investment in the automaker. [Wall Street Journal] Nissan won't build you a new 240SX, but would you be interested in something like a Sentra coupe...Read More»

2010 Michelin Challenge Bibendum Children's Drawing Contest
2010 Michelin Challenge Bibendum: Kids Predict the Future of the Car

Art Linkletter isn't around anymore--and apparently he had the power to take a bunch of the 1980s' best sitcom talent with him--but his legacy still lives to give kids a chance to out-think adults on a regular basis. So, what happens when you ask kids about the future of cars? For this year's...Read More»

2011 Shelby GT500
Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

2007 Toyota FT-HS Concept
Report: Toyota's Supra Replacement To Go Hybrid For 2011 Launch

Rumors of the return of the Toyota Supra bubble to the surface almost every year. How could they not? The Supra is and was an iconic car for a whole generation of enthusiasts, and nothing in Toyota's current lineup fills that same void. This time, however, the talk is taking shape to lead to a real...Read More»

Fiat 500C via AutoExpress
2009 Geneva Motor Show: Advance Pics Of The Fiat 500 Cabriolet

Fiat has kindly thrown out a few publicity shots of its new 500C model in advance of the coupe's Geneva Motor Show debut next month. As you can see from the photos, the profile and styling of this cabriolet are almost identical to the Fiat 500--the notable exception being the 500C's sexy...Read More»

Coach Builders Ltd. Challenger Convertible
Challenger Convertible to Bow at SEMA

GOTCHA. Or at least Florida-based Coach Builders Ltd., an aftermarket cabriolet converter firm, according to Carscoop, got us, prompting a feverish double-take at the evil green, uber-'70s bad boy with a dropped top and the HEMI 6.1-liter from the Challenger SRT8. Make that a Vortech-supercharged...Read More»

2008 MINI Cooper S Clubman
MINI Confirms Ute; Magna To Build

Back in 2001 it was a matter of pride for BMW that it was building the all-new MINI in the U.K., home of the original city car that was launched in August 1959. Using the former British Leyland plant at Cowley, Oxford, gave the car credibility even though it was a German project. But that was...Read More»

2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro concept
2007 Audi Cross Cabriolet quattro Concept

It’s not the production version of the new Q5 small SUV — that likely awaits a Geneva motor show introduction next year — but Audi’s new Cross Cabriolet quattro concept carries some hints as to what the Q5 will do and look like when it bows next year. The Cross Cabriolet quattro concept...Read More»

Kia cee'd Cabriolet Takes to Geneva

Kia's just released this image of the cee'd concept cabriolet they're bringing to the Geneva show next month. The brand's first ragtop has been penned under Peter Schreyer, ex-VW designer now leading the Korean company's efforts. More on the ex_cee'd concept - TheCarConnection.comRead More»

Mercedes-Benz Ice Skating
Benz Bows with Diesel GL, Ocean Drive

The Mercedes-Benz stand temporarily turned into an ice rink this afternoon at the show — Zamboni and all — to host a semi-choreographed troupe of hockey players, ice skaters, and ice dancers as they strutted (and slid) their stuff around the introduction of the new GL420 Bluetec. We didn’t...Read More»

2005 Opel Astra Twin Top
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part VI

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Lutz Lets Loose in Frankfurt GM’s vice chairman set out to set the record straight on a variety of issues following the Opel reveal on Tuesday. For one thing, he told reporters, the automaker’s new rear-drive Zeta platform “is not dead or...Read More»

1998 Toyota Supra
Vin Diesel's Backfires

Like you, we've been clearing room in our garage for some new collector machines. Maybe a Ford GT? Possibly. How about a new Z06 'Vette? Perhaps. Wait. Here's just the thing! And it's only, oh, five years past its cultural sell-by date: The souped-up 1993 Toyota Supra that starred in both...Read More»

1998 Volvo V90
2003 New York Show, Part I

Related Articles:2003 New York Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/16/2003)All the news from the Javits Center, circa 2003. READY, SHOOT, AIM As part of the turnaround plan announced in January 2002, Ford announced it would roll out about 65 new North American products during a five-year offensive...Read More»

2002 Detroit Auto Show logo
2002 Detroit Show, Part III

2002 Detroit Auto Show by TCC Team (1/7/2002) sponsored by Toyota DETROIT SHOW IN TOP GEARTurnout for this year's North American International Auto Show was down a bit, reflecting the decision by many foreign journalists not to come to the States right now. Despite that, most observers give the...Read More»

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