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Google Maps Turn-By-Turn Navigation Coming (Finally) To The iPhone
Google Maps Turn-By-Turn Navigation Coming (Finally) To The iPhone

At long last, Google is set to roll out turn-by-turn navigation for the iPhone. Given that the service has been available on Android handsets for some time, we have to wonder: why the wait? It's probably because of Google's push to ensure that Android becomes the dominant smartphone OS -- though...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Road Test: The Most Magical Aspects Of The 2010 Honda Fit

After a week of testing the 2010 Fit five door hatchback by Honda there really is only one conclusion that you can make. Honda, at one of its secret testing facilities, must be in possession of a magic shrinking ray. Why, you ask? Because the Honda Fit is so huge inside that it works against all...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
2010 Honda Fit: Inexpensive to Buy and to Own

There have been so many superlatives written about the Honda Fit, it's hard to come up with something else nice to say about it that hasn't been said. Yes, you know it is a wonder of efficient packaging, gets great fuel economy and is easily the most fun to drive vehicle in its segment. Yes, the...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Honda Troubles: Sluggish Insight Sales, Costly Fit Hybrid Technology

Honda had big plans for the 2010 Insight. With low pricing and high tech, Honda hoped the Insight could leapfrog past the Toyota Prius to become the hottest hybrid on the market. Unfortunately, Honda's dreams haven't exactly played out as planned. When the 2010 Insight launched in March of last...Read More»

2007 Honda Fit
Honda Fit Fire Recall: 646,000 Cars Globally, 140,000 In U.S.

It's been a bad week for Japanese carmakers. First Toyota (NYSE:TM) gets backhanded by the NHTSA over its ongoing unintended acceleration issues--and associated multi-million-car recalls--and now the Honda Fit faces recall over a fire hazard. Honda (NYSE:HMC) today announced a recall of 646,000 Fit...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View
Honda Settles Lawsuit, Offers Vouchers To Civic Hybrid Owners

So, it turns out that 2003 - 08 Honda Civic Hybrids may not actually return 49/51 mpg. In fact, owners claim that the vehicles earn an average of 31 mpg -- and they sued. Without admitting wrongdoing, Honda has now settled with plaintiffs, offering them either (a) a $1000 voucher toward the...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Mercedes-Benz C-Class Production Moving To Alabama

Here at TCC, we've seen some interesting production news over the past few months -- for example, Ford intends to make the U.S. its export base, and Honda will export the American-made 2010 Civic . (Honda might also move Fit production stateside.) Now, Daimler has announced plans to beef up its...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Strong Yen Could Push Honda Fit Production To U.S.

Few subjects are as snooze-inducing as macroeconomics, especially when talking about transnational manufacturing decisions, but oddly enough, the lively little Honda Fit has the ability to breathe life into the topic. A report breaking today reveals the strong yen against the relatively weak dollar...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
2010 Honda Fit: No Changes, And That's Quite Alright

Honda has put out the first word on its 2010 Fit, and it appears that there are few, if any changes to the hatchback model for the new model year. The Fit comes only as a five-door hatchback, and it remains one of TheCarConnection.com's top-rated vehicles (an 8.2 overall). The Fit's 117-horsepower...Read More»

Going Green
America's 10 Best (And 10 Worst) Cities For Green Cars

Talking the "green" talk is easy: toss out enough words like "recyclable" and "zero-emissions" and "carbon footprint", and even the crustiest oil baron can come out looking like Al Gore. Getting folks to walk the "green" walk, however, is a different matter altogether--as a new report from Nielsen...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
Honda Fit, Toyota Prius Fuel Denver's eGo Car Sharing

 Jonathan McGrew at AllSmallCars.com tipped us off to eGo CarShare, which reminds me of those luggage carts you rent at the airport. Negative feelings aside about the airport, the eGo CarShare program sounds like it has all the details worked out. The gist of the program is that you have 24/7...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Kia Soul and Honda Fit Earn Top Safety Ratings In Europe

Europe’s major crash-test organization just last week released some results that should be of interest to U.S. small-car shoppers. Two of TheCarConnection.com’s top choices—the 2010 Kia Soul and the 2009 Honda Fit (called Jazz in other markets)—were among the first vehicles to be tested and...Read More»

2009 Honda Fit
Report: 2011 Honda Fit Hybrid On the Way

  Honda is planning an all-out hybrid assault over the next couple of years, with no less than three gasoline-electric vehicles due from the Japanese automaker. Earlier this year we saw the introduction of the new 2010 Insight, which was the first hybrid vehicle developed under Honda’s latest...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...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»

2009 Honda Fit
SEMA 2008: Honda Fit Gets Tuned

Honda's kith and kin at MUGEN have long tweaked out its Civics and S2000s and other enthusiast-aimed vehicles (like last year's Honda Civic Si MUGEN sedan). Now the 2009 Honda Fit is getting the MUGEN treatment, at SEMA with a fully outfitted concept car and in the near future, with a list of a la...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
SEMA 2008: Tuners on Parade

Everywhere else in Las Vegas, there are signs of the fracturing economy: a huge pit across from the Convention Center that was to house a mega-development of condos and casinos, shuttered in its crater stage. Taxis are grumbling for the lack of fares. It's hard to tell if the Specialty Equipment...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
GM Revamps Spring Hill for Chevy Traverse Production

GM proudly announces--with Chevy Traverse crossovers now rolling off the line--that the conversion of its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant was "one of GM's fastest from plan development to product rolling off the line." The automaker has spent the last 12 months and some $600 million readying the...Read More»

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