2013

30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up
30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Gas Mileage Wrap-Up

Many of the vehicles you see reviews for here at The Car Connection have been tested by our editorial team for a week at a time—at least once, and in many cases several times. But we've done something different with the 2013 Audi Allroad—putting it through the paces for a full month. To...Read More»

2013 Nissan NV200
2013 Nissan NV200: First Drive

Small cargo vans might not be the first vehicle you consider when shopping new, but chances are you've gone for a ride in one already--or will soon. The NV200 is new to the U.S. market, but it's been on sale in 40 other countries for some time. If you're a world traveler, you've seen it before. The...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Five Things We Don't Like

As you spend more time with a car—as we have with the 2013 Audi Allroad in an extended test—you’re not only more likely to see some additional strengths (which we pointed out in this companion post on our five favorite features) but also see a few more of its flaws. And at the...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: Five Favorite Features

One of the big advantages to testing a vehicle out for an extended period—as we're doing in our 30 Days with the Audi Allroad—is that it puts us in a different mindset. We not only get a little more time to put a car through its paces, but also to do more mundane, routine tasks like...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Looking Back: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

We are nearing the end of our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we now find ourselves reflecting on all the adventures we've had in the capable wagon. From finding out that the optional grocery hooks cost $36 a piece--and that's before the $294 cargo net--to taking a closer look at the...Read More»

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The Worst Accessories--And The Best: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we spend our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we've tried to think like an Allroad owners, act like an Allroad owners, and really get into how people would use the Allroad in their daily lives. From hauling cargo to taking the Allroad off the beaten path, we've done it all. Many Allroad owners...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Storage And Versatility: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we enter our final week with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we took a moment to ask ourselves, what's one of the most defining characteristics of the Allroad? The answer that immediately came to mind is that the Allroad is a wagon. Wagons are useful vehicles with the storage and versatility of many...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Ultimate Build: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

We're now in the second half of our 30 days with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we've covered a lot of ground already--we've taken the Allroad off-road, connected to the Internet while on the go, performed a gas-mileage run and worked out the cost of ownership. But what about the ultimate version? What...Read More»

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30 Days Of Audi Allroad: What's It Really Cost To Own?

As you might have gathered through our extended coverage of the 2013 Audi Allroad, we're quite charmed by this rugged, luxurious wagon. It's sensibly sized, very versatile, perky performing, and surprisingly fuel-efficient. And it has us wondering: What if we actually owned this wagon, over the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
2013 Ram Trucks Recalled For Two Separate Issues

Chrysler is recalling certain 2013 model year Dodge Ram trucks to fix two separate problems. The larger recall concerns a potential turn signal warning light defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by...Read More»

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30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: The Competition

Among family-oriented luxury vehicles, the 2013 Audi Allroad isn't—at least yet—a common choice. Crossover models like the Ford Explorer or Acura MDX certainly are; but if you want just some of the ruggedness of those models, paired with an attitude mode along the lines of a sport...Read More»

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30 Days Of The Audi Allroad: Ride And Handling

After spending a few weeks with a 2013 Audi Allroad, we've grown to appreciate how, from choppy, rutted unpaved access roads to nicely surfaced curving blacktop, this stocky wagon manages to handle surprisingly well, without punishing passengers or transmitting too much road noise into the cabin...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
The Trip So Far: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

As we hit the halfway point in our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, we thought it would be a good time to grab some of our editors together on video for a discussion about our experience so far, and about the Allroad in general. Editorial director Marty Padgett gave us a breakdown on what the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500 Off Road: 30 Days Of Ram
Looking Back At Our 30 Days With The 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Through tornado warnings and thunderstorms, off-road parks and long road trips, our month with the 2013 Ram 1500 has seen it put to just about every use you'd see with a typical pickup truck. So how do we feel about it at the end of our 30 Days? The video above puts it all on the table, but, the...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
2013 Ford C-Max Energi: Driven

The 2013 Ford C-Max Energi is a plug-in hybrid. But if you keep your trip lengths relatively short, and get in the habit of plugging in at home and perhaps at work, it does a really good job pretending it's an all-electric car. Selecting the Energi's 'EV Now' mode, we managed to do a 20-mile...Read More»

Model Natasha Poly and the Fiat 500 By Gucci
2013 Fiat 500 and 500c Gucci Edition Return To America

When Fiat returned to the U.S. market two years ago, many critics and car fans dismissed its one and only offering -- the pint-sized 500 -- as a "chick car" with limited appeal. They were only half-right. Yes, the Fiat 500 has proven appealing to women, but to categorize that appeal as "limited"...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart Recalled For Engine Stall Problem

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year Dodge Dart compact cars for a potential engine stall problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected by the recall at 12,907. Affected...Read More»

Audi Connect, and its always-on wireless hotspot  -  2013 Audi Allroad
30 Days Of Allroad: Audi Connect Brings The Hotspot Along

If you get a new Audi Allroad, you might find that you're asked to drive a little more often—especially once your friends or family find out that you carry around your own always hotspot. We've already noticed—in drives of various Audi models, and in the 2013 Audi Allroad that we have...Read More»

2013 Lincoln MKZ
2013 Lincoln MKZ Recalled For Electrical Shock Risk

Ford is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year Lincoln MKZ luxury cars to fix an issue with electrical cords that could result in electrical shock. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website lists the number of vehicles potentially...Read More»

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