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2010 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD: fun, sporty, economical crossover
2010 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD: fun, sporty, economical crossover

The Mazda CX-7 is a sporty five-passenger vehicle that will haul nearly as much stuff as it does people. The CX-7 has decent cargo space, a comprehensive set of safety features and distinctive looks. It is designed to compete in the Crossover market with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4.  ...Read More»

The Homer
Ford's Car Of The Future--By Way Of The Simpsons?

The Simpsons is, admittedly, just a cartoon, but its encyclopedic punditry on American life occasionally dips into fields that can stir even a car lover's juices. Case in point: The Homer, a car designed to meet the average American's (read: Homer Simpson's) needs and desires. And today, Ford...Read More»

2008 HUMMER HX Concept - Jabonski
A Chevy Volt-Like H3--And H5--If HUMMER Lives

Raser Technologies remains interested in acquiring GM's HUMMER brand--and plans a new model range including extended-range electric HUMMER H3 models as well as a new compact H5 off-roader if it convinces the automaker to sell it the brand and associated factories and contracts for manufacturing. GM...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LTZ Angular Front Exterior View
Bland Cars And Boring Design

Cars today are ugly. Worse than that, they are boring. They have become horrible blobs with hiked up rear ends, scoopy fronts, and lots and lots of cheap plastic. They all wear the same silver or beige paint and have stances like a rottweiler defecating. Sure there are exceptions, which the...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3
HUMMER Still Has American Bidder Interested

  General Motors (NYSE: GM) says it will proceed with the shutdown of the HUMMER brand, but TheCarConnection has confirmed that an American company has twice expressed interest in a HUMMER deal--both before and after a failed bid from a Chinese company. Raser Technologies (NYSE: RZ) is a...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive
Buick Is Back! At Least, Motor Trend Thinks So...

My simple response is, I totally agree. It’s fair to say that Buick has developed a reputation for producing very comfortable, somewhat luxurious cars that aren't exactly thrilling. That's changing these days though, and people are noticing. I guess all of that driving excitement from Pontiac...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
As If We Needed Another Sign Of Hyundai As Golden Child

On CBS Sunday Morning Show's "The Money Issue" edition last week, one feature segment was entitled, "Hyundai: Driven to Success." In a showroom "crawling with customers" at Atlantic Hyundai in West Islip, Long Island, one hopeful spender bubbled over about how she'd put herself on a waiting list...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Rubicon Angular Front Exterior View
2010 Jeep Rubicon Overview

When it comes to all around off-road capability, one name comes to the mind of many: Wrangler. The Jeep Wrangler has proven itself to be one of the most capable off-road vehicles of all time, and it keeps getting better. When Jeep first introduced the Rubicon to the market, off-road enthusiasts...Read More»

2008 HUMMER H2
HUMMER, An Obituary: 1999-2010

HUMMER's dead. Short of a last-minute rescue by an unlikely, as yet unheralded white knight, the newest GM brand to the fold will be folded, like so much of its trucks' hard-edged sheetmetal. It's been about 12 years since the notion of buying the rights to AM General's Hummer products took hold at...Read More»

GM CFO Fritz Henderson
Ousted GM CEO Fritz Henderson Rehired As Consultant, Earns $60K A Month

After having been very publically ejected from the company late last year, former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has been reinstated with a cushy consulting role less than three months on. In early December, 2009 Henderson was asked by the then Chairman of the Board, Ed Whitacre, to resign just days before...Read More»

Dr. Kay Segler
Beware Car Care FUD!

I recently ran across a Google ad for a car wax product that prompted me to click-in and investigate. They advertised "Never Wax Your Car Again!". When I hit the product home page I was immediately bombarded with FUD marketing. I backed out as fast as I could to get back to Google. Just below the...Read More»

Maximilian Szwaj
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 3)

In Parts 1 and 2 of this series, we learned that "Watching for COPS!" and proper mirrors that are properly adjusted are the tools to keep you out of trouble and make you a better defensive driver.  Now, let's review what we've learned so we can put it all together into proper mirror usage.First...Read More»

2010 BMW M3 GTS
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 2)

In Part 1 of this series on defensive driving I introduced you to my Watch for COPS method.  Not only is it the best way to avoid a ticket, its also the correct way to remain alert and avoid an accident.   Now, I'd like to discuss proper mirrors.A proper mirror seems kind of obvious, doesnt it?...Read More»

2010 Ford Explorer RWD 4-door XLT Grille
Protecting Your Car (part 1)

There are two types of people in the world: car people and everyone else.  As a car person, I'm sure you know what I'm talking about. You can always spot a true car person.  They're the ones that give a look back at their car as they walk away from it in a parking lot.  Everyone else simply...Read More»

Jost Capito
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 4)

In Part 3 of our series on getting your car in shape to sell, I covered how to value your car using the Kelley Blue Book guide.  If your car is in any condition other than excellent, you have some work to do to bring it up one or two notches.  Doing so could bring you hundreds, even thousands...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot 2WD 4-door EX-L w/RES Gear Shift
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 5)

This is the final installment in my series on getting your used car ready to sell, and frankly, its the part most used car sellers fail at miserably.  Heck, even the pros don't get this right!If you followed all of my recommendations in the first four segments, you're now ready to advertise your...Read More»

xf 07
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 3)

If you have been following along in the series, you now know that preparing your car for selling is a big part of actual being able to sell it.  New car sales are down, but used car sales are up.  However, the competition is fierce, so you need to put on your game face and learn to think like a...Read More»

Porsche’s U.S. headquarters and Experience Center in Atlanta, Georgia
Watch for COPS Method of Defensive Driving (part 1)

Have you ever stopped to consider that the most valuable defensive driving capability you have at your disposal might very well be your mirrors? Theres an old saying that many Ferrari owners use that goes some thing like Whats a behind you, she no matter! While the adage may play into the forward...Read More»

2008 cadillac sts review 007
Get Your Used Car in Shape... To Sell! (part 2)

In Part one of this series, I introduced the idea that selling your used car in this market is about taking car of the details.  As the seller, its your job to remove all of a buyers potential objection to buying your car.  Lets talk about what it is you need to do to get your car ready...Read More»

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