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Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: TL, Verano, Sonic, 500, Focus
Best Car To Buy 2012 Nominees: TL, Verano, Sonic, 500, Focus

As we get ready to announce the winner of TheCarConnection's Best Car To Buy 2012 award, we're faced with a big task: narrowing down the field of 25 eligible cars, crossovers and SUVs. It's not easy, since this year's contenders run in packs, with plenty of sedans and utility vehicles, but not as...Read More»

Opel Astra OPC (Vauxhall Astra VXR)
2012 Acura RL, Charlie Sheen's Mustang, Opel Astra OPC: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Acura RL and Chevrolet turns 100. Charlie Sheen's Mustang goes up for sale to benefit charity while Opel reveals the Astra OPC. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Opel has revealed the Astra OPC hatchback, but will...Read More»

2010 Mercury Mountaineer
Woman Runs From Fender-Bender, Jumps Off 70-Ft. Bridge To Escape

Following scene that sounds like it's straight from a pulp action novel, a Philadelphia woman is lucky to be alive today--and certainly in the running for a Darwin award. The story starts with a fender bender between the woman's Mercury Mountaineer and Steve Iacona's Acura (model unknown). Iacona...Read More»

2012 Acura TSX 5dr Sport Wagon I4 Auto Tech Pkg Side Exterior View
2012 Acura TSX: For A Few Dollars More

Quiet confidence. It's one of the many traits that impressed when we tested the 2011 Acura TSX sedan and counterpart 2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon. It also helped that Acura designers dialed down the controversial grille to Dull Roar. For 2012, the mug doesn't shrink further and neither does the...Read More»

2012 Acura TSX Special Edition
2012 Acura TSX, Sport Wagon Pricing: From $29,810 And $31,160

Acura has announced pricing for the 2012 Acura TSX and TSX Sport Wagon, saying that there’s a $200 price increase across the lineup. Although the price does bump up a bit, the Japanese automaker points out that the starting price of $29,810 for the entry-level luxury sports sedan is still...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
Which Cars Don't You Want? #YouTellUs

There will always be those cars that make you scratch your head. The ones that make you think, "why the heck would I ever want that?" The BMW X6 and Acura ZDX are, for many, automotive equivalents to a poster child when it comes to this category. There are so many reasons the BMW X6 and Acura ZDX...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Solstice
The Class Of 2009: A Lost Generation Of Cars

We’d like to believe the economy is getting better, even if it isn’t doing so at the pace we’d like to see. For automakers, 2008 was a bad year, but 2009 will go down as the year that auto sales fell off the cliff. It still isn't what analysts consider recovered: sales are...Read More»

Volt Fuel Economy Sticker
No Letter Grade: The Car Industry Breathes A Sigh Of Relief

According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, the Obama administration has abandoned the idea of using letter grades to reflect the fuel economy and greenhouse gas emissions of new cars. Instead, the administration is expected to announce a new, revised system that will take the place...Read More»

2002 Honda Odyssey
Recall Watch: Honda Widens Airbag Campaign

Honda is expanding an already large recall of some of its 2001-2003 vehicles for problems with airbags. Almost 826,000 Honda and Acura-brand vehicles have been recalled prior to the new action, Honda says. The expansion of the recall adds another 833,000 vehicles to the tally--while Honda is only...Read More»

2011 Acura TL
Gas Prices: One More Issue Car Dealers Don’t Need

April car sales figures will be released later this week. Until then, I thought I would check with friends in the industry to see how things were doing locally. “Sales of smaller vehicles in all categories is the new normal,” said one friend who works for a major car dealer. We were...Read More»

2008 Acura RL Tech Pkg
Online Buying Cycle: Understanding It Can Change How You Sell Your Vehicle

If you’re selling a vehicle privately—especially for the first time—or if you’re a dealer with years of experience, what I’m about to tell you can make the difference between selling in a timely fashion or having your car, truck, or SUV languish for another week...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
2012 Acura TL on Sale March 18

Acura's refreshed 2012 TL sedan will go on sale March 18 starting at $35,605. A new Sequential SportShift six-speed automatic transmission improves fuel economy to 18/26 mpg, but perhaps the most significant (and needed) update comes in the form of styling. Acura has streamlined the controversial...Read More»

2012 Acura TL
New 2012 Acura TL Debuts at Chicago Auto Show

Sleek and refreshed, the newest version of Acura’s best-selling model, the TL performance luxury sedan, bowed Wednesday at the Chicago Auto Show. While the car’s exterior appearance may be only slightly revised, the changes are significant in that they cumulatively add up to a tauter...Read More»

2009 Audi Q5
Five More Best-Selling Luxury Crossovers in 2010

Sitting in traffic at the stop light or cruising the freeways, it's impossible not to notice crossovers of every size all around. And sales of luxury crossovers reflect that proliferation. Today we continue FamilyCarGuide's two-part series on the best-selling luxury crossovers in 2010. Audi Q5...Read More»

2011 Lexus RX 350 FWD 4-door Angular Front Exterior View
Best-Selling Luxury Crossovers in 2010

With the tremendous appeal of crossovers to American consumers - especially families -- it should come as no surprise that there are sales increases among luxury brand CUVs as well. In fact, all but one of the top 10 best-selling luxury crossovers in 2010 posted increases over the previous year...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
Acura Wants You To Compete Like A Pro In TSX Sport Wagon Competition

Calling all athletes. Acura wants to give you a Sport Wagon to make sure you can get to all those extreme sporting events you participate in. The competition is dubbed "Compete Like A Pro," and is being managed through Acura's Facebook fan page. Acura says the goal of the Compete Like a Pro...Read More»

2011 Acura ZDX
2011 Acura ZDX: Gorgeous, But Still Pricey And Perplexing

Acura released details regarding its coupe-like 2011 ZDX crossover vehicle just a number of weeks before some automakers think about pulling out early 2012 models. Why the hesitation? It's probably because sales have been glacially slow for the 2010 ZDX and it's arguably become very expensive...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon
2011 Acura TSX Sport Wagon: First Drive

Carmakers [in 1998]: “SUVs are the new minivans, because young parents hate the minivan’s Soccer Mom connotation. Also wagons are a non-starter for precisely the same reason.” Carmaker [Acura, in late 2010]: “The new-new: wagons.” If you’re scratching your head...Read More»

2011 Acura TSX Wagon
Selling Cars The New Fangled Way: Divine Inspiration

It was all the rage in the press today, Fiat filmed a commercial celebrating the release of Aung San Suu Kyi with none other than the Dalai Lama himself. Although Fiat has long supported this cause for some time, it came across to this jaded, bitter and crotchety cynic as a bit too opportunistic...Read More»

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