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The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy
The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy

One week ago, after Hurricane Sandy's violent landfall, residents along America's eastern seaboard awoke to starkly different landscapes than they ones they'd known a few hours earlier. Homes and offices had been destroyed, mementos and landmarks ruined, lives changed, taken, forever altered. But...Read More»

Election 2012
Election 2012: Lies, Deceptions, And Dumb Things Said About Cars

Whew! It's finally over. Almost. When Election 2012 gets filed away in some extraterrestrial media-storage device, we hope the rest of the universe looks on us with a sense of pity--because this year's silly season has been sillier than usual. Especially when it comes to cars. At times, it seemed...Read More»

2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee
So, Is Jeep Really Moving To China, Or What?

Update: See below Last week, Bloomberg News ran a story with this headline: "Fiat Says Jeep Output May Return to China as Demand Rises". There are three ways you could look at that. 1. You could cock your head to the side like Nipper the RCA dog and wonder what the heck it means. 2. You could...Read More»

Still from 'Road', an ad for the 2013 Ram 1500
A Tale Of Two Ads For the 2013 Ram 1500: Video

Chrysler has unveiled a new series of ads for the 2013 Ram 1500 pickup. Ordinarily, that wouldn't be such big news, but this is only the second national campaign for the Ram since 2009, when Chrysler spun off the Ram into its own line. What's also interesting is the fact that Chrysler has created...Read More»

2012 Dodge Dart
Car Prices Soar, Incentives Plummet

The good news is, car sales are soaring. Most automakers have already released figures for September, leaving analysts' expectations in the dust. The bad news is, that means demand for cars is high. And when demand is high, so are car prices, making good deals hard to find. Transaction prices are...Read More»

Schematic of Toyota Tundra towing Space Shuttle Endeavour
Toyota Tundra Turns Space Shuttle Into Political Football

At this point in election season, everything becomes political: the brand of car that candidates drive, the designers of the outfits worn by candidates' wives, the funders of buildings where national conventions are held, everything. The latest political football? The Space Shuttle Endeavour...Read More»

Michelle Obama at a soundcheck before the 2012 Democratic National Convention
DNC Vs. GOP, Chrysler 300, Saab Keeps Its Name: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we bring you the Democratic Party spin on the state of the U.S. auto industry, tell you about a new Chrysler 300 model, show you spy video of the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class and show you how Mazda is working with teen drivers to combat distracted driving. Here’s...Read More»

Michelle Obama at a soundcheck before the 2012 Democratic National Convention
Democratic Platform Says: We (Re)built This Auto Industry

Last week, the GOP issued its official Republican Party platform, and in that long, winding document were several items of interest for drivers -- namely, a statement against pay-as-you-drive taxes for motorists and harsh criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency. Hopefully, you had the...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
GM To Dems & GOP: No More Cars For Your Conventions

Since 1980, General Motors has provided cars to both Republicans and Democrats for their national conventions -- and it's done so free of charge. But according to a report in Detroit News, that policy has come to a screeching halt. Typically, GM has supplied the conventions with several hundred...Read More»

Lily Tomlin as Ernestine the operator
Posting Car Complaints Online? Chrysler, Ford, GM Are Listening

So, you're driving along, minding your own business, when your car starts making a funny noise. Or there's a gap in the upholstery that you hadn't noticed before. Or your windows won't roll up properly. You get home, and like most tinkerers in this day and age, you fire up the interwebs and do a...Read More»

Ad for the Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn by Anderson Design Group
Ram Stars In Spectacular New Retro Ad Campaign

We don't spend much time covering ad campaigns -- mostly because there are so many to review that if we did, we'd have no room to talk about anything else. But a new campaign for Ram trucks (formerly Dodge Ram) is so eye-catching, we just couldn't help ourselves. The campaign itself is very small...Read More»

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Responding To Pressure, Chrysler Posts Advice On 'Jeep Death Wobble'

Last month, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged Chrysler to issue guidance on a phenomenon known as the "Jeep Death Wobble". According to Detroit News, Chrysler has now done just that. The "Death Wobble" has been linked to Jeep Wranglers from 2005-2010 (especially the 2007 model...Read More»

2012 Jeep Liberty Arctic
Jeep Liberty Officially Dies On August 16

We knew it was coming. We all knew that the Jeep Liberty was not long for this world. And now, Detroit News has told us when Jeep's parent company, Chrysler, is pulling the plug: next Thursday, August 16. The Liberty has had good run, managing to remain popular despite being part of a Jeep/Dodge...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
Chrysler Posts Dizzying Profits, But Will Fiat Kill Its Buzz?

Last week, Ford's second-quarter earnings figures proved that the automaker is still going strong, but also showed that Europe's financial woes are hindering Ford's progress. Now, Chrysler has released its own outstanding financial results for April, May, and June, but could Fiat kill the party?...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee production-intent sports concept
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee, 2009-10 Ram 1500 Under Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened investigations into two popular Chrysler vehicles: the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee and the 2009-10 Ram 1500. According to Detroit News, NHTSA has received two complaints of fires in the Grand Cherokee, which may have been caused by power...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 Luxury Series
2012 Chrysler 300 Video Road Test

Chrysler made a splash with the bold 300 full-size sedan back in 2005, but the competition has stepped up its game in this segment. Chrysler tells us it's ready for the new Hyundai Azera, Buick LaCrosse and Ford Taurus with its new 300 featuring new powertrains and a revised design. In our latest...Read More»

'Immigrant' commercial for the Fiat 500
Fiat's 'Immigrant' Campaign: Better Or Worse Than J-Lo?

Fiat has kicked Jennifer Lopez to the curb in a new marketing campaign designed to show off the growing Fiat 500 family. That in itself isn't so strange. For Fiat's accounting team, J-Lo was probably a very spicy meatball -- one that would've been expensive to keep onboard. And in fairness, J-Lo...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Offers 'No Payments For 90 Days' Summer Promo

Yesterday, we told you about the debut of General Motors' "Chevy Confidence" program, which offers Chevrolet shoppers no-haggle pricing and the opportunity to return their 2012 and 2013 model-year vehicles within 60 days of purchase. Not to be outdone, Chrysler has announced a promotion of its own...Read More»

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