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CONTEST! Know Your Trucks, Win Infinity Primus Speakers!
CONTEST! Know Your Trucks, Win Infinity Primus Speakers!

  You know everything about trucks--step-in height, towing capacity, which bolo tie goes with the horns on the grille. Now it's time to find out what TheCarConnection.com's team of reviewers thinks about the latest pickup trucks--and to win a pair of new Infinity Primus speakers! We're giving away...Read More»

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Mustang Hits Mid-Life; No Crisis In Sight

Some of us at TCC remember the Ford Mustang's first appearance some 45 years ago. Younger folks remember when their dads ran out and bought one to assuage the pain and depression of mid-life crisis. Many of us have actually owned a Mustang--the luckiest, having pre-disco-era models. All of which is...Read More»

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Jaguar Leaps To First In J.D. Power Rankings; Buick Ties Jag

The British marque Jaguar, once infamous for being in the shop more than on the road, has risen to the unlikely spot of first place in a J.D. Power vehicle dependability ranking. GM's Buick division tied Jaguar, rising from a sixth place finish in 2008. Jaguar was rated 10th in 2008. J.D. Powers'...Read More»

Bob Nardelli speaks to CNBC
Link Love From The Car Connection: Nardelli Speaks To CNBC, Leno Speaks to eBay, And A Former Auto Employee Sings His Little Heart Out

A gentle reminder -- Yo, peeps: the clock is ticking on our 2010 Toyota Prius schwag giveaway. All you have to do is leave a comment on this post; we'll do the rest. So easy, even someone crunked up on another kind of swag bag can do it. Not so funny -- Remember that Jay Leno gig we told you...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
2010 Chevrolet Camaro On Sale: 29 mpg LS, 0-60 in 4.7 for SS

After seven years of waiting, Chevrolet dealers again have a weapon in the pony car wars. Today Chevrolet announces that the 2010 Camaro is officially on sale, set to do battle with Ford's refreshed 2010 Mustang and Dodge's Challenger, which is now available with a base V-6 and a six-speed manual...Read More»

2009 Infiniti G37
Driven: 2009 Infiniti G37S. Great Panache With Drivetrain Lash.

Ever trying to capture the BMW 3-series magic, for 2009 Infiniti has blessed its G37S with the same hi-po 3.7-liter V-6 found under the hood of the angry Nissan 370Z Coupe. Continuously-variable valve timing and trick VVEL (Variable Valve Event and Lift, wherein the intake valves self-regulate...Read More»

2009 Toyota Prius
Toyota Undercuts 2010 Insight Pricing With 2011 sub-Prius

Barely missing a beat in the gas/electric hybrid sales wars, Toyota is planning a new low-priced hybrid that should come in under the $2 million yen mark in Japan according to the Nikkei business newspaper today. $2 million yen ($20,510) is a significant psychological barrier for Japanese consumers...Read More»

Toby Keith
Link Love From The Car Connection: Contests Galore, Driving In China, And Yes, More Freakin' iPhone Apps

We call it a sweetstakes -- Love Toby Keith? Need a new truck? Well, friend, we have the opportunity of a lifetime for you: Ford's "Biggest and Baddest Sweepstakes" could net you a new Ford F-150 and the chance to spend a weekend on tour with the Tobster. Get those entries in before this Sunday...Read More»

2010 Honda Insight
Honda Insight Generates Swift Demand In Japan

Honda's timing for the re-introduction of its Insight nameplate couldn't come at a better time for the Japanese and American auto markets; both are experiencing historic lows and hemorrhaging profit. We reported that the Insight will sell in Japan at just under 2 million yen, a bit of a magic...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
2010 Toyota Prius Boasts 3 Industry Firsts: Can You Name 'Em?

So says John Voelcker of network site All About Prius, an "industry first" is a feature that has never appeared before on any production vehicle. Toyota claims it has three industry firsts in the new 2010 Prius and challenged visitors at its Prius Connection New York event to guess what they are...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution
Mitsubishi Lancer Evo Picked For Top 10 World Performance Cars

Yesterday the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo was picked as one of the top 10 contenders for the World Performance Car of the Year honors. As such, it joins with some pretty impressive company the likes of: Audi RS 6 Avant BMW 135i Coupe / Cabriolet Corvette ZR1 Lamborghini LP560-4 Gallardo...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
2009 Honda Fit Rises To The Top In Consumer Reports Comparo

Consumer Reports' March issue rated the 2009 Honda Fit tops in a test of five subcompact hatchbacks and sedans. Against the Chevrolet Aveo, Nissan Versa, Suzuki SX4, and Toyota Yaris, CR found the Honda presented the most compelling mix of practicality, efficiency, enjoyable driving, impressive...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
Ford Hybrid Vs. Toyota, Round 2.

Ford CEO Alan Mulally made a personal call to thank Michael Snapper, a Grand Rapids, Mich. lawyer for purchasing a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid instead of a Toyota Prius. This sounds like yet another subtle jab at Jon F. Thompson, editor of Toyota's Open Road blog who wrote a sour-grapes response to the...Read More»

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid 4-door Sedan Hybrid FWD Headlight
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid Scores Tax Credit Coup

Ford announced yesterday that those purchasing a 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid or 2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid can take advantage of a $3,400 tax credit from the federal government. This is yet more good news for Ford Motor Company, the most promising of the Big Three and the only one not to have taken...Read More»

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Playboy Names Dodge Challenger SRT8 'Hottest American Revival'

Seen the February issue of Playboy Magazine yet? If you're one of the thousands who claim they read the magazine - "just for the articles" - then you'll know that Hef and the girls picked the 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8 as the "Hottest American Revival." The award was bestowed as part of Playboy's...Read More»

2007 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Cries Foul In Hybrid Comparo: 'Camry Bigger Than Fusion'

Long a Toyota selling point, fuel efficiency is now a sales strategy even the slow-to-follow domestics are quickly adopting. Ford pulled a huge surprise out of its pocket with the 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid, which not only beats the Camry hybrid in EPA efficiency (33/34 Camry hybrid, 41/36 Fusion...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Toyota To Sell Old Prius Alongside 2010 Model In Japan

When the new, third-gen 2010 Toyota Prius goes on sale this summer, it will be offered alongside the current-gen Prius in Japan according to the business newspaper Nikkei. The point: create a reason for hybrid buyers to stay in the Toyota fold despite the arrival of the reportedly lower-priced 2010...Read More»

2008 Lexus IS 350
Lexus IS350 V-6 Named A '10 Best Engine' For 2009

The 3.5-liter V-6 found under the hoods of the 2009 Lexus IS 350 and GS 350 was honored with a spot on Ward Automotive's 10 Best Engines list for 2009. This marks the fourth year in a row that Lexus' 2GR-FSE V-6 has made the list. Ward's judges were all impressed with the V-6's power, refinement...Read More»

Baja Race Touareg TDI - Baja 1000
Diesel Dominance In Dakar

Those Germans and their diesels. As if the LeMans-winning Audi R10 TDI race car wasn't enough, corporate sibling Volkswagen made its own diesel history, claiming the gold and silver medals at the Dakar Rally with TDI Touaregs and marking the first time diesels have placed in the event's thirty year...Read More»

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