2002

Honda Expands Airbag Recall For Accord, Civic, Acura TL
Honda Expands Airbag Recall For Accord, Civic, Acura TL

If you own a Honda Accord—and there are plenty of you out there, it being a longtime mid-size sedan favorite—there’s a small chance that your airbag might detonate with an unpleasant bonus: some shrapnel. In some isolated incidents in specific Hondas and Acuras made earlier this decade...Read More»

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Audi Planning Micro Electric City Car

The Interwebs are abuzz with talk of Audi planning a city car along the likes of BMW's Microcar and Benz's Smart fortwo. Unlike the BMW, which will offer both gasoline and electric versions, and the Smart, which offers only gasoline for the moment, we've solely heard of electric propulsion for...Read More»

2007 Lexus IS 250 4-door Sport Sedan Auto RWD Open Doors
2010 Lexus IS Convertible Is Paris-Bound

Lexus is planning a convertible version of its IS sedan, but no coupe version is planned. A report in Autoblog, via eGMCarTech this morning, says that the Lexus SC convertible is history, and that a new IS convertible is in the pipeline. TheCarConnection.com's sources report the new convertible IS...Read More»

2005 Volkswagen Ragster Concept
2011 Volkswagen New Beetle: The Infestation Begins!

Volkswagen's been working on a new range of compact and subcompact cars for the world market. One of them--according to a report this morning from 4Car--says the new Volkswagen Beetle will be ready in 2011, and will be getting some family members. The report says the new New Beetle might get a few...Read More»

What's the Best Used Car Out There? The Accord, Forbes Says

The capitalist tools at Forbes have spoken--and when it comes to used cars, the Honda Accord really gets them excited. Of all the cars available through "certified pre-owned" programs, Forbes says, it's the Accord that topped its survey, which was largely based on reliability data from Consumer...Read More»

2007 Callaway C16 Cabrio
Callaway Spins C16 Cabrio Into Javits

Reeves Callaway is letting his hair down — along with the roof of the new C16 Corvette, first shown in Los Angeles , last December. Heading cross-country, the well-known tuner rolled out the C16 Cabrio at the ’07 New York Auto Show. The tuner transformation that is the C16 starts with Corvette...Read More»

New CTS An LED Orgy

Lights have been a part of the Cadillac heritage from the days of the Eldorado — hey, it had something going for it, right? Now GM is hoping that LED lighting will make the new CTS seem even more suave and sophisticated, inside and out. Fifteen LED lamps, along with several so-called...Read More»

Callaway’s Latest Spin on the ‘Vette: C16 Cabrio

“Callaway is bringin’ it!” someone just told me over my shoulder, staring at this pic of the new Callaway C16 Cabrio. What they’re bringing, we couldn’t clarify despite repeated attempts to talk through their Taco Bell 64-ouncer. But we can confirm Callaway is bringing...Read More»

Betting on Kia Convertible? Don't.

Concepts often point the way to production models, but do they point the way to production models of other brands? That was the question on journalists’ lips at the unveiling of the Kia ex_cee’d, a convertible version of the Cee’d hatchback that’s just been launched in...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

The leaks in press embargoes for the upcoming Detroit auto show turned into hemorrhages this week. TCC doesn't get the same privileged treatment as the monthly magazines when it comes to advance photo shoots and press releases, but remember, you read about Chrysler's Imperial here first, along with...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

They're back, and Benz is hooking up with the Rolling Stones to promote the new R-Class crossover. Now, while we're morally bound to keeping all the punchlines to ourselves (we're not so young either), the best one emailed to [email protected] wins a bunch of free car stuff just for...Read More»

2002 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am
Could this "Top Ten" be right?

I remember not long ago, an insurance company from Traverse City, Mich. that specializes in the insurance of collectible cars, sent out thousands of e-mails to auto collectors, restorers and enthusiasts, inviting them to take part in this unusual survey, one whose result took me by surprise. It was...Read More»

2011 Audi A1 Cabrio preview rendering
2003 Geneva Show, Part II

TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/23/2003)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. 2003 Geneva Motor Show Index by TCC Team (3/3/2003)All the best from the Swiss car event of the year. Bentley Conti GT Is $149,900 Wait no longer for the way to spend your casino winnings —...Read More»

Nissan Hi-Cross Concept  -  2012 Geneva Motor Show
2002 SEMA: Best New Products

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) So after reading TCC’s coverage for the past week, you think you know everything there is to know about the 2002 SEMA Show? Hardly. One visit to the wacky world of new products from what all the OEMs like to call “our SEMA partners” is evidence...Read More»

Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
2002 SEMA: Far East, Far Out

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) The sport-compact car culture from nearby California has always had a convenient outlet in Las Vegas — and this year’s SEMA show proved that, if anything, Japan’s automakers are more committed than ever to keeping the sport-compact crowd...Read More»

Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV II  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show live photos
2002 SEMA Show Coverage

WJR: Carmakers Invade SEMA by TCC Team (11/5/2002) GM Wooing the SEMA Crowd by Gary Witzenburg (11/4/2002) GM Prods Ecotec to 1000 HP by Fred Staab (11/4/2002) 2002 SEMA: GM’s Massive Outing (11/6/2002) 2002 SEMA: Chrysler Wants “Coolest” (11/6/2002) 2002 SEMA: News in Brief (11/6/2002) 2002...Read More»

Infiniti QX30 Concept  -  2015 Geneva Motor Show
2002 SEMA: GM’s Massive Outing

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) Has SEMA been conquered? From the vast display of GM vehicles both from the company and from allied tuners, one might be led to believe it’s at least had a flag or two planted in its backside. This year’s display of 39 vehicles from General Motors...Read More»

2002 Chrysler PT Cruiser Big Sky concept
2002 SEMA: Chrysler Wants “Coolest”

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) Chrysler plans a new approach to aftermarket speed that involves putting its in-house Mopar parts organization in every showroom, the company said this week at the 2002 Specialty Equipment Marketer’s Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas. At issue is...Read More»

2002 Ford F-150 XL
2002 SEMA: News in Brief

Get it all: 2002 SEMA Show Coverage (11/6/2002) SEMA SETTING RECORDS What if you threw a recession and nobody came? That seems to be what’s happening in the aftermarket industry, according to SEMA officials. Initial figures suggest that member sales continue to climb this year, on top of 2001’s...Read More»

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