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2015 Ford Mustang Video: 2014 Detroit Auto Show
2015 Ford Mustang Video: 2014 Detroit Auto Show

The new 2015 Ford Mustang wasn't the company's biggest introduction at the 2014 Detroit Auto Show--those honors would have to go to the aluminum-intensive 2015 Ford F-150. But with 420 horsepower in GT form, a sleek new body, and an independent rear suspension, the Mustang may be better than ever...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Best Used Convertible 2013: The Car Connection's Picks

If you've ever owned and enjoyed a convertible—or even just rented one—understand that open-top models are about more than just feeling the wind in your hair. They're also about the freedom you show and feel, in driving a vehicle that might not hit all the marks for practicality. Not...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo R-Line
2013 VW Beetle R-Line Priced; New Engine For Turbo, Jetta GLI

Volkswagen says its new Beetle Turbo R-Line will be priced from $30,135 when it goes on sale later this month. The new version of the Beetle replaces the top trim line of the current car in the midyear change. It's fitted with 19-inch wheels, new front and rear fascias, LED daytime running lights...Read More»

2013 Ford Mustang
2013 Ford Mustang Video Road Test

The Ford Mustang is one of the classic muscle cars, and it's the longest-running one, too. It seems like there's a Mustang for everyone, from a fuel-efficient V-6 version, to the V-8 GT and track-ready Boss 302--all the way up to the beastly Shelby GT500. In our video road test we show you one of...Read More»

2014 Infiniti G37 spy shots
2014 Infiniti G37: Future Cars

While the current Infiniti G37 soldiers on for 2013, a brand-new model is on the way for 2014. The Car Connection's legion of lenses spied a prototype of the new model undergoing hot-weather testing in the desert. While this test mule is covered in swirly camouflage, we can clearly see the swoopy...Read More»

2003 Ford Mustang V-6 Convertible
The Car Connection's Best Used Car Finds For September 7, 2012

With the weekend upon us, it's time to go car hunting. Many of you are in the market for a new car--and The Car Connection has you covered there, with new-car prices down to the options level. But what about used cars? Craigslist is a total snore lately, so this week we've been shopping pre-owned...Read More»

2013 Porsche Boxster live photos, 2012 Geneva Motor Show
2013 Porsche Boxster: A Geneva Show Best-Of

The 911 is brand-new, and the Cayenne and Panamera still reek of bubble wrap. So what's Porsche to do next? A new Boxster, set for a launch this summer in the U.S., and launched and priced in time for the 2012 Geneva motor show. Porsche promises a slew of smaller things for its smallest...Read More»

2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet: Most Hated Car Of 2011?

There are a lot of great cars in showrooms these days -- and a lot of losers, too. Now, it seems that auto journos have unofficially dubbed one of those less-memorable rides to be the worst of all: the 2011 Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet. Even though the CrossCabriolet is fairly new to the...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Convertible, Paris Hilton, Ford, Tuatara: Car News Headlines

A convertible will join the new Beetle lineup next spring as a 2013 model. [TheCarConnection] Paris Hilton receives a Lexus LFA from ex-boyfriend and exchanges it for a different color. [MotorAuthority] Hilarious explanation for plug-in cars with Xtranormal animation. [GreenCarReports] Car2go is...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Top 10 Road Trip Cars Of 2011

Summer is right around the corner and, if you’re like a majority of Americans, you’re thinking about taking some sort of road trip. Maybe it’s to the seashore for a long weekend or a rental cabin for an extended time away. Trip destinations are personal choices, just as the cars...Read More»

2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE
Mitsubishi Ends Eclipse Production With 2012 Eclipse SE

The 2012 Mitsubishi Eclipse SE will mark the end of a nameplate that first hit the U.S, market some twenty-one years ago. The Mitsubishi Eclipse began production in 1989, as a replacement for Mitsubishi’s angular Starion coupe. When launched as a 1990 model, there was an Eclipse coupe for...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-V
Honda, Lexus Tops In Retained Value: New Edmunds Award

If you want to buy a vehicle that will hold its value over the next five years, a new award from Edmunds indicates that Honda and Lexus are the brands to consider. In its inaugural “Best Retained Value” award, Edmunds.com says Honda took top place in non-luxury brand and Lexus won for...Read More»

2011 Mazda MX-5 Miata
Twelve Hot Convertibles For Summer

Forget about the iffy weather plaguing the country now. Sure, it may be snowing in the northeast and flooding in the Rockies, but spring is already here and summer’s on the way. Maybe it’s time to think about open-air driving -- if a convertible is in the cards for an extra family...Read More»

Elizabeth Taylor
Video: Elizabeth Taylor, Catalyst For America's Car Fever, Dies At 79

Elizabeth Taylor was many things: actress, activist, friend of the disenfranchised, professional divorcee. She was also one of the great sex symbols of the 20th century -- in part, because of her longtime love of cars. She passed away early this morning at the age of 79. By the time Taylor reached...Read More»

Renault 12SecondStrip promotion for the Wind convertible
Renault Seeks Warm, Caring Strippers For Short-Term YouTube Commitment

It's Wednesday, which can only mean two things: (a) we're halfway to the weekend, and (b) we're feeling a little punchy. What better time to mention Renault's campaign to raise awareness of its new Wind convertible among strippers, exhibitionists, and famejunkies? The gist of the campaign is pretty...Read More»

Jay Leno gets a tour of the Porsche 918 spyder
Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

Here at High Gear Media, we've talked a lot about the stunning Porsche 918 spyder. Most recently, we learned that it's officially making the leap from concept to production, and it's going to be more powerful than expected. Yesterday, we saw Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger smitten by the...Read More»

Bo Derek
By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling

What's it take to get a perfect 10? Back before she became a thinky conservative, Bo Derek laid it out the rules for us all. Actually it's just one rule: you don't have to be particularly talented or smart, just quintessentially, no-excuses gorgeous. Get it right, and you can even put noisemakers...Read More»

Screencap from the Audi R8 Spyder 'Beauty and the Beasts' ad
Humpday Video: 'Beauty And The Beasts' Audi R8 Spyder Ad

It's Wednesday. It doesn't really matter if you woke up on the right side of the bed, or if the weather is perfect, or who may or may not have tainted your Cheerios, the fact remains: it's Wednesday. Time for a mid-week pick-me-up, and this time it arrives in the form of a new commercial for the...Read More»

Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, and a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Mercedes Aims For The Ladies With Sex And The City II

Mercedes-Benz has made some surprising announcements in recent weeks, perhaps the best example being its hybrid-only lineup of S-Class vehicles. The automaker also lifted the veil on a number of vehicles at the 2010 New York Auto Show, including the E-Class wagon and the revamped R-Class. To spread...Read More»

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