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Only In Detroit: GM Markets To Churchgoers…At Church?
Only In Detroit: GM Markets To Churchgoers…At Church?

You're probably familiar with the new-vehicle ride-and-drive events that automakers sometimes stage in shopping centers or other public places, targeting a certain type of customer. In this case, it was Sunday drivers—at church. According to the Detroit Free Press, Hartford Memorial Baptist...Read More»

John Cusack in 'Say Anything' from 1989
Is Ford Trying To Tell Us Something?

The philosopher George Santayana once said, "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it". Frankly, we're feeling a little déja vû. Twenty-one years ago, America was edging toward an economic downturn -- one that eventually spelled ruin for George H. W. Bush. Also: the Cold War...Read More»

Cruising Woodward Avenue in Detroit
Video: Film Archivist Rick Prelinger Curates 'Lost Landscapes of Detroit'

Many artists have drawn inspiration from Detroit -- most recently from ruined remembrances of the city's grander times. But filmmaker and archivist Rick Prelinger is taking a different approach in his upcoming show at the Motor City's Museum of Contemporary Art. Entitled "Lost Landscapes of...Read More»

2010 Dodge Dakota 2WD Crew Cab ST Rear Exterior View
Why a Four-Door Pickup Is the Perfect Vehicle

I came to this conclusion several years ago. I had three young daughters in elementary school, and they all wanted to go with Daddy whenever Daddy wanted to go somewhere. We owned a Suburban back then. It was very useful for hauling the kids, the dog, and half of Costco when we went shopping. But...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
Detroit Auto Show: Is the 2012 Ford Focus the American Family Car of the Future?

Ever since it was introduced there near the start of the new millennium the Ford Focus has been one of the hottest selling family hatchbacks in Europe. They are renowned for their keen driving dynamics and high quality. Europeans even got a second generation re-style where we were left with a...Read More»

Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept
Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept: Pictures and Video Interview With Interior Designer

Cadillac's big news yesterday at the Detroit Auto Show was the introduction of the Cadillac XTS Platinum Concept.  To view live photos of the XTS concept taken from the auto show floor you can check out this slideshow. The XTS foreshadows the STS / DTS replacement model that will unify Cadillac's...Read More»

Fiat 500 Abarth
2010 Detroit Auto Show: Fiat 500 EV

There's been a lot of excitement about the Fiat 500, which is expected to arrive in the U.S. later this year or in early 2011. While the convertible and the sporty Abarth version have gotten the lion's share of press, there's also an all-electric concept version, which is set to debut next week at...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»

Lancia Delta
Rumor: Chrysler To Unveil Lancia-Derived Model At NAIAS

Chrysler is in a tough spot these days: not only is the company still recovering from bankruptcy and adjusting to the habits of its new lifepartner, Fiat, but Chrysler is also struggling to bring its product development arm up to speed after sitting idle for months. To keep consumers interested...Read More»

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

2009 Nissan Maxima 4-door Sedan SV Open Doors
How To Deal With the Dealer - Ten Do's and Don'ts for Car Buyers

So you have decided to single handedly save Detroit, not to mention, Nagasaki, Seoul, Stuttgart, and Milan by purchasing a new car. Before you put yourself and your dealership through hell again, here are ten things to keep in mind. This is for your sake and theirs. After all, they are just trying...Read More»

Japanese travel poster
Detroit Cries Foul On Japan's Cash-For-Clunkers Program

As congress planned the controversial Cash-for-Clunkers program over the spring and summer of this year, there was some discussion of limiting new car subsidies to American brands; that provision was dropped, however, following outcries from other countries and from thousands of employees who work...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View
Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer Reports has more good news for Big Three automakers thanks to its new Auto Survey, which places several American autos on the...Read More»

The Triac, by San Jose's Green Vehicles
We're Gonna Walk Down To 'Electric Avenue' (With Earplugs)

Halloween is done and Thanksgiving is looming, so that can only mean one thing: just two more months until the 2010 Detroit auto show! This year's gathering will see a new display area for up to 20 electric vehicles -- many of which come from smaller companies like San Jose's Green Vehicles that...Read More»

Plymouth logo
Muscle Car Flashback: The 1970 Plymouth Duster

With all of the recent merging and downturns for the Chrysler Motor Company, its time we looked back to the glory days of this once prominent automaker. It was 1970 in Detroit when the guys at Chrysler decided to restyle and rebadge the Plymouth Valiant into a lightweight, semi-fastback compact...Read More»

Rusty car [via oldrustycars.com]
For Automakers, Brand Loyalty Hits The Skids

Not so long ago, brand loyalty played a major role in keeping the auto industry healthy. Many of our parents bought vehicles from one particular manufacturer, and they often inherited such preferences from their own parents. Here in the U.S., brand perception was frequently rooted in national...Read More»

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Must-See Graphic: Cheat Sheet For Today’s New Auto Industry

Over the past eighteen months or so, the auto industry has been going through one of the most pronounced periods of change ever. While the Japanese and South Korean auto industries have avoided major upheavals, two major U.S. automakers have gone bankrupt, long-held brands have been sold to...Read More»

Transormers special edition Camaro
2010 Chevrolet Camaro Outsells Ford Mustang Again

When comes to Detroit's Big Three, Ford is the belle of the ball these days: the company never accepted bailout dough from the U.S. government, and as a result, Ford's brand and its sales are both doing pretty well. However, one of the company's flagship models -- the Ford Mustang -- has recently...Read More»

Mark Fields
Five Questions: Ford EVP Mark Fields

Ford is in by far the best shape of the Detroit Three right now. Their sales are up compared to GM and Toyota, and their 2009 Ford Focus and 2009 Ford Escape were two of the top-selling cars bought using Cash-for-Clunkers credits. TheCarConnection.com was lucky enough to attend a Ford social event...Read More»

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