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Top Ten Auto Sales For August 2010
Top Ten Auto Sales For August 2010

The U.S. auto market is still experiencing the fallout from the Cash for Clunkers program a year ago. The Asian automakers who did so well during the 2009 government program--Toyota, Honda, and Nissan--fared worse than other manufacturers in August 2010. August 2010 sales for Toyota dropped 34...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Worst August Auto Sales In 28 Years

August is usually one of the best months of the year for car dealers. Not so in August 2010. Car sales dropped a whopping 21 percent from sales a year ago. This resulted in the slowest August on record for the last 28 years. Ironically, the biggest decrease in sales was recorded by Asian...Read More»

2010 Prius vs. 2007 Prius
Toyota Prius Passion Contest Is Ending

In the U.S. the Toyota Prius has been around for ten years. Arising out of a Toyota document called the Earth Charter, the Prius went through five years of planning and development before its launch in Japan in December of 1997. The project was labeled the G21 project, picking up the designation...Read More»

2010 Nissan Maxima
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»

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»

1997 Ford Club Wagon XL
Car Repair Horror Stories

_ Everyone has had one - a car repair horror story. The failed fuel pump that causes you to be late to the family reunion and the minor repair that turns into a budget busting car expense from hell are examples. My own experience, which I often recall when travelers seem entirely too upset over...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Pricing For 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe Announced

As much as we’ve all missed Bob Lutz in the few weeks since his retirement from GM, it seems that the folks over at the automaker are still managing to do some things right. For example: the recently announced pricing of the upcoming 2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe.   Scheduled to go on sale in early...Read More»

2009 GMC Envoy 2WD 4-door Denali Front Exterior View
GMC To Show Off New Model at the Detroit Show

    When GM previewed what models it plans to show at the Detroit Show to the press, a new GMC model was previewed. However, this new model is nothing like what GMC has ever produced. Continuing GMC's wonder into the car based section, this new model will be rather compact.     Sources say...Read More»

2008 Aston Martin DBS
Aston Reveals Performance Trio

Aston formally lifted the covers on the long-expected replacement for its aging Vanquish model, its DBS sports car, which TheCarConnection.com first previewed in August. The newly-independent British marque also unveiled a pair of limited-edition models that could be sold out before the first car...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Angular Front Exterior View
Racing Results: July 28-30, 2006

The NASCAR Nextel Cup got a rare weekend off, their last of the season, but most of the other major series were busy. Open-wheel fans had plenty to watch, with Formula 1 at Hockenheim for the German Grand Prix, Champ Car and the Atlantics on San Jose’s street circuit and the IRL at Michigan...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
GM: Turnaround Is Working

2007 Cadillac Escalade by TCC Team (3/26/2006)Bigger, better and blingier. Delphi Deadline Draws Near by Joseph Szczesny (3/26/2006)Will March 30 bring strikes or settlements? Sweeping Buyout Planned at GM by Joseph Szczesny (3/24/2006)UAW agrees to cuts at company, Delphi. Final sales figures for...Read More»

mercedes benz esf 2009 experimental safety vehicle 031
Daily Edition: Mar. 24, 2006

Deal for Part of GMAC Done General Motors Corp. said it has sold a majority interest in GMAC's commercial mortgage division in a deal valued at $9 billion, including $1.5 billion in cash. Another $7.3 billion in loans that the commercial mortgage unit owed GM were repaid at the closing. The deal...Read More»

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Museum Hawk: National Corvette Museum

Museum Hawk: Vegas Car Collections by Mike Davis (1/31/2005)Unheralded attractions in Sin City. Museum Hawk: London Science Museum by Mike Davis (12/13/2004)Just guess how many Model Ts they have. Museum Hawk: The Chrysler by Mike Davis (9/1/2004)Walter P.'s namesake makes Auburn Hills a little...Read More»

2016 Ferrari 488GTB Spider  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part X

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Suzuki SX4 Starting in August of 2007, Suzuki will race in the World Rally Championship with a car that is based on the Suzuki SX4, a new crossover unveiled inGeneva. The SX4 is Suzuki’s third new model since last year and is the successor...Read More»

2006 Kia Soul concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part IX

  2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Camaro, By The Numbers Rumors of a Camaro comeback have been circulating almost since the day the last-generation pony car was pulled from production. And indeed, a version might have hit the auto show circuit awhile ago had not General Motors...Read More»

2006 Chrysler Imperial concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part I

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Lexus LS460L Gets Eight Speeds Lexus is determined to outdo its German rivals -- that much became apparent at the world launch of the LS at the Detroit show, at which Lexus showed the long-wheelbase version of the car. The new vehicle gets a...Read More»

2006 Nissan Urge concept
2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part VIII

  2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Compass Shows the Way to Jeep With another seemingly random surprise drop-in by an actress — this time, former Law and Order star Angie Harmon — the Chrysler sales and marketing chief Joe Eberhardt revealed the production version of the new...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Front Seats
Racing News and Notes, Nov. 28, 2005

Formula 1: • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: It was announced late last week that CVC Capital Partners, a London-based venture capital firm, has acquired 75 percent of SLEC Holdings Ltd., which controls the commercial rights of the Formula 1 World Championship. In a deal speculated to...Read More»

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