2010

Nissan Offers Big Incentives - July 2010
Nissan Offers Big Incentives - July 2010

The auto industry was hit hard in June when month-to-month sales took a big hit. Many car makers recorded a drop of between 10 and 15 percent in new car sales between May and June. Even Honda--one of the strongest manufacturers--recorded a decrease of nine percent. A lack of incentives to lure...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

If you're going out car shopping this weekend, you should know that automakers aren't discounting cars the way they did just a few months ago. As Toyota fought to recover its reputation amidst allegations of unintended acceleration in the spring, it launched a round of heavy discounts.  That...Read More»

Get Ahead Of The New Car Market: Six Summer Bargains

With the mercury climbing over 100 degrees up and down the east coast, you sure envy your neighbor's convertible right now, don't you?  Putting the top down and letting the wind cool you is one of the great joys of car ownership, but right now, you shouldn't be considering a new Miata. No, this is...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
July 2010 Incentives From Toyota

Many car makers cut back on incentives in June 2010, and lower sales were one of the consequences. General Motors sales in June dropped 13 percent from May. Even Honda--normally a strong competitor--saw its sales slip nine percent. One of the biggest losers was Toyota, which saw a decrease of 14...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
60-Day Regret-Free Purchase Program From Chrysler

In an almost unheard-of move, Chrysler is offering a “60-Day Regret-Free Purchase” program that allows new car buyers to return their car within 60 days if they aren’t happy with it. Plus, the company will make the first two months’ payments for the buyer, up to $500 per month, for a...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sahara Angular Front Exterior View
Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Ram And 2010 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Chrysler will recall certain 2010 models of the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram (now known simply as the Ram). According to the official NHTSA bulletin, those vehicles were built with a defective part that could...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra CrewMax 5.7L V8 6-Spd AT Grade (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Truck Comparison: Toyota Tundra Versus Chevrolet Silverado

These two pickup trucks each have different relevant features. It's a matter of preference which one you choose, however there may be some advantages that will sway your decisions in one direction or another. To do a comparison on the 2010 Toyota Tundra with the 2010 Chevrolet Silverado we need to...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Get To Work With The 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT

One of Europe’s most popular commercial vehicles arrived in the United States late last year. While considered a fairly large van overseas, the 2010 Ford Transit Connect XLT is most certainly a little thing compared to some of the large commercial vehicles used for deliveries locally. The...Read More»

Blind Driver Will Lap Daytona

If all goes according to plan, a visually-impaired driver will lap the oval at Daytona International Speedway next January, before the Rolex 24.  The driver, who has yet to be selected, will be alone in the car, and in complete control of the vehicle. It's the culmination of a project that brought...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Wants No Regrets: Return Your New 2010, If You Want

Living without regret: it's something we try to do every day here at TheCarConnection, and Chrysler's been following our lead. Earlier this year, the automaker allowed buyers of its Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans to return their new vehicles within 60 days, if they...Read More»

2010 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe GT Premium Angular Front Exterior View
Ford Pumps Up Rebates for 2010 Mustang, Taurus, Focus

There's one easy way to tell when manufacturers are ready to sweep showrooms clean of the current model-year crop of vehicles, and usher in the new year: the "special event" sales pitch. This week it's Ford readying dealer lots for its revamped 2011 models, which include the kicky new Mustang and...Read More»

Bigfoot MLB All-Star Game Silverado
Bigfoot Says Bye Bye Blue Oval, Hello Bowtie

It seems nothing is sacred, not even in the fantastically outlandish world of monster trucks. Bigfoot, the single biggest icon of monster trucking in the world, has changed its Blue Oval in for a new Bowtie--dropping Ford for Chevy after 35 years. While this isn't technically the first time Bigfoot...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Rental Car Companies Disclose Personal Data to Government

If you rent a car from Hertz, Avis, Budget, or Advantage, you might want to avoid running any red lights. If you do, and you get caught on camera, your credit card will get charged. The rental companies give your data to a company called American Traffic Solutions. This company runs red-light...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe
June Auto Sales Suggest The Market Isn't Recovering

We're accustomed to seeing some gamesmanship when automakers reveal their monthly sales figures, but this month, the spinning was unusually intense.  The take-away, though, may not be good for those in the market for a new car.Many are pointing out that they beat last June's sales figures, and...Read More»

Bo Derek
By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling

What's it take to get a perfect 10? Back before she became a thinky conservative, Bo Derek laid it out the rules for us all. Actually it's just one rule: you don't have to be particularly talented or smart, just quintessentially, no-excuses gorgeous. Get it right, and you can even put noisemakers...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Recall Alert: Subaru Recalls Nearly 74,000 Vehicles

Subaru has announced a recall of 73,698 2010 Outback and Legacy models due to a potential problem with the steering column. Wiring located in the steering column electrical roll connector could develop stress cracks and break, potentially causing certain electrical components to be unable to...Read More»

DriveGain app for iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
Who Needs EcoGuide When You've Got DriveGain On Your iPhone?

If you're serious about fuel efficiency, there are plenty of tools to help you wring more mileage out of the gas tank -- or the battery, if you swing that way. Some come standard, like the power display found on the Toyota Prius. Others are a little fancier, like the SmartGauge-EcoGuide combo on...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
Driven: 2010 Chevrolet Equinox

GM has finally stepped up to the plate with the 2010 Chevy Equinox. It’s been a long time coming. For years, compact crossovers have been the fastest-growing portion of the market, but as sales of rivals like the Toyota RAV4, Hyundai Tucson, and Honda CR-V were picking up pace to a frenzy—and...Read More»

2010 Lexus LS 460 L
Report: Lexus Knew About Engine Problems In 2007

Last week, Lexus announced a recall of several models due to problems with engine stalling. Today, reports have surfaced that indicate the company may have known about the problem three years ago. A Chicago Tribune article cites a Reuters piece that claims that Toyota received a report from the...Read More»

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