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Archive: December 2008

 
Citroen GT Concept

GT by Citroën Will Leave Us in the Dust, For Real

Back in October at the Paris Motor Show, Citroën unveiled the GT by Citroën (or sometimes, more annoyingly, the GTbyCitroën). It was a concept car, and like many concept cars, it was supersnazzy. Unlike many concept cars, however, the GT was designed for a videogame. That's right: working in...

December 15, 2008 by 
 
U.S. Capitol

Big Three Bailout: Southern Senators Immune to Irony

Like rain on your wedding day, irony has descended on the venerable institution known as the U.S. Senate. As everyone knows, the Detroit bailout legislation that passed... read more December 13, 2008 by  4


 
2010 Ford Mustang

First Drive: 2010 Ford Mustang

After seeing the car at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, we already knew that the 2010 Ford Mustang looks even better in person than it does in pixels. We weren't able to... read more December 13, 2008 by  1


 
old Saab

Volvo, Saab to Be Rescued by Swedish Government

Showing that economic troubles and auto industry woes are not confined to the U.S., Sweden just announced that it is releasing a 2.1 billion euro credit line/emergency loan... read more December 12, 2008 by  2


 
going down

GM Takes Drastic Action, Announces Record Production Cutbacks

"Reeling from a 41 percent drop in its November U.S. sales," says Automotive News, and not quite sure where the money to stay afloat will come from after yesterday's... read more December 12, 2008 by  3


 
Cadillac CTS 2.9-liter turbodiesel V-6

Speaking of Great Cadillac Engines...

If you followed my trip from Atlanta to Los Angeles, just completed in an old Mercedes-Benz diesel running on veggie oil, you know I'm a fan of the diesel engine. And since I... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
GM 3.6-liter DI VVT V-6

GM 3.6-Liter V-6 Makes Ward's North American Ten Best Engines List

GM might be an ailing patient, but its technological heart beats strongly with engines like the 3.6-liter VVT, direct-injected V-6 found under the hoods of products like the... read more December 12, 2008 by  2


 
Mercedes Concept BlueZero

Mercedes BlueZero for Detroit Auto Show: Three Concepts

Over at the Mercedes display in January in Detroit's Cobo Hall, the luxury brand will be displaying its new BlueZero concept cars, according to WorldCarFans. One concept... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
Nativity with GPS

Nativity Goes Lojack with GPS

Apart from the occasional Popemobile and various dashboard figurines, religion and cars don't often mix. However, one tech device designed for cars may bridge that gap by... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
2010 Ford Mustang

2010 Ford Mustang Colors: Really?

Everybody's got a soft spot for Mustangs, right? They're sporty and sexy, and for a lot of American teens they're a rite of passage--often, our first car. Mine was a foxy... read more December 12, 2008 by  11


 
Lamborghini press kit schwag

TheCarConnection.com's Holiday Housecleaning Giveaway Extravaganza, Day 2

OK, pencils down. We have a winner for Day 1 of TCC's giveaway extravaganza--and it's Jack, who commented on the Day 1 post to win a BMW 7 Series press kit, Moleskine... read more December 12, 2008 by  4


 
2004 Detroit auto show

2009 Detroit Auto Show: The Press Sked

The 2009 Detroit auto show is almost here--even if most of Detroit may be gone by the time January rolls around. We've shown you the basics for the debuts in our 2009 Detroit... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 

Twelve Days of Christmas: The Tailgate Sling Chair

OK, so we’re not aware of many things more useful than a barbecue pit or a hoops backboard attached to your truck’s trailer hitch. But then, on our way out west, we... read more December 12, 2008 by  5


 
White House

Big Three Bailout Dead; White House Signals TARP Action

With the collapse of the Congressional bill to offer $14 billion in loans to the Detroit automakers, attention turns this morning to the White House, to Wall Street and to... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
Mrs. America 2008 Maureen MacDonald

Mrs. America Taps NASCAR for Charity

When you hear the word "tasteful", your mind might not immediately drift to images of beauty queens or NASCAR drivers. However, turn your attention to the reigning Mrs... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
Mercedes SPLITVIEW

Mercedes SPLITVIEW Shows Different Images Simultaneously

A cool, new piece of technology from those brainy German engineers is Mercedes' SPLITVIEW technology, to be offered in the S-Class beginning summer 2009. SPLITVIEW allows... read more December 12, 2008 by 


 
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