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The 12 Most Embarrassing Cars In America
The 12 Most Embarrassing Cars In America

We've all had to drive one -- some of us, more than one. Maybe it was our first ride, a hand-me-down clunker from our great-aunt Lorraine. Maybe it was a friend's sputtering pickup we'd borrowed for a cross-town move. It might've even been a rental -- one of those big, beige, boxy sedans that...Read More»

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Delphi Lets Nearly Anyone Control Their Car Via Smartphone

Smartphones have become our cameras, our radios, and our wallets, and they'll continue to become more central in our lives -- at least until they're integrated into eyeglasses or contacts or some kind of high-tech implant. If you've been paying attention to auto news, you also know that phones are...Read More»

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Prototype Of The Week: noPhoto Frame Foils Traffic Cameras

Traffic cameras have been in use since 1969, but they weren't deployed in large numbers until the 1990s. Now that they've become commonplace around the globe -- catching speeders and nailing red-light-runners -- some drivers are calling for their removal. But one person has taken a slightly...Read More»

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Costco Members Can Earn 15% Off Parts, Labor, Accessories

Need some work done on your car? According to a report in Auto News, you may be able to get it done at a 15% discount, provided you're one of Costco's 44 million members. The popular warehouse club has finagled a deal with its network of dealers, making the 15% discount available on parts and...Read More»

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12 Cyber Monday Gift Ideas From The Car Connection's Holiday Gift Guide

We know what you're thinking: "Another holiday gift guide?" But hear us out, because this one's a little different. For starters the following 12 goodies are geared toward commuters, tinkerers, and other car fans. Whether they're shade-tree mechanics or shuttle-service soccer moms, there's...Read More»

Cadillac CTS or iPad2: who wins? Image: YouTube user SoldierKnowsBest
Car Vs. Apple iPad 2: Which One Wins?

Would you jump up and down on your iPad 2, smash it with a hammer and then drive over it repeatedly with a car? Chances are good that your answer to those questions would be “no,” yet that’s exactly what product tester and YouTube reviewer SoldierKnowsBest did in the video below...Read More»

The Bugatti inspired desk from Luzzo. Image: Luzzo
Can't Afford A Veyron? This Desk Is The Next Best Thing

There’s more to owning a Bugatti Veyron than the multi-million dollar price of purchase. Autoblog once reported that the tires, which cost $30,000 for a set of four, need to be replaced every 2,500 miles. An annual major service will cost about $20,000, and the Veyron isn’t known for...Read More»

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High Gear Media's 2010 Holiday Gift List

Time really flies, huh? It seems like just yesterday we were complaining about the recession and lazy politicians and now...well, nevermind. The point is, we've reached another holiday season, and thus, another holiday gift list. To help you with your year-end gift-giving, we've divided our list...Read More»

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Subaru Brings Badges To The Bumper

Social media has changed the way we talk -- or at least what we mean when we talk. "Checking in" used to mean getting a key at the hotel desk, "sharing" was done over coffee, and giving a "status update" was reserved for astronauts and combat personnel. Thanks to Facebook, Google, and a host of...Read More»

2010 Acura MDX AWD 4-door Tech Pkg Door Controls
Five Features Every New Car Should Have...Though Many Don't

As well as driving a lot of cars, we spend a lot of time reading here at TheCarConnection.com. And a recent drive report of the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi by Detroit News columnist Scott Burgess sparked a lot of office chat. It wasn't his review--we liked it, he liked it--but his list of features he...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
2010 Honda Element Lives Up To Its Pet Pawtential

Thanks to its easy-clean cargo floor and tall, versatile layout, the Honda Element has been a longtime favorite for dog owners. Yet the number of official pet-friendly accessories for the Element, along with most other popular dog-haulers, has been surprisingly limited, leaving families to search...Read More»

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Tailgating Tools: Party Equipment For The Road

Fall officially begins tomorrow at 5:18pm EDT (not that we're counting the minutes or anything), and that means two things in our book: the return of sweater-friendly temps, and the return of tailgating. Right on time, the folks at MyRide.com have cobbled together a nifty overview of the most...Read More»

2010 Suzuki SX4
Driven: Suzuki SX4t Turbo

Dealer-installed, official performance accessories not only help give you the exact car you want; they also drive profits at the local dealership—with sales commissions and expert installations done by the service department. And by now, most non-luxury brands have their own in-house lines of...Read More»

Autloc Smoke Screen and Flame Thrower Kits at SEMA
Aftermarket Accessories We Really Want: Flamethrower

Sometimes you just can't make this stuff up. We've often dreamed about having a flamethrower on our car--you know, getting all Mad Max when you're ahead of us driving 15 mph slower than the speed limit while you're texting or something--but we never dreamed it was actually possible. To the rescue...Read More»

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Bentley Goes All Craigslist On Us

If you're having trouble finding the correct boot-lid badge for your Bentley--or any other part--the factory feels your pain. And they want to help. For two days, September 26 and 27, the storied marque is having what can only be called a garage sale. Or as the Brits might say, an autojumble...Read More»

MINI Pop-Art Umbrella
MINI Pop-Art Umbrella: Ridiculous Release Of The Day

A steady rain is pouring down here on TCC's Atlanta satellite office, and e-mail inbox reservoirs are filling with a week's worth of press releases. Some are smart, some are snooty, some are silly...and some are just plain ridiculous. The MINI Umbrella release is soaked with saccharine, not to...Read More»

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