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Link Love From The Car Connection: $2.30 Summertime Gas, Plus Vids Of Maserati GranTurismo MC, Electric Racecars, And Crazy Lady Drivers
Link Love From The Car Connection: $2.30 Summertime Gas, Plus Vids Of Maserati GranTurismo MC, Electric Racecars, And Crazy Lady Drivers

He said, she said-- Remember when Tesla's Elon Musk called that New York Times reporter "a douchebag...and an idiot"? Remember the journalist who was interviewing him at the time--how she sort of giggled her way through it? Well, Sarah Lacy's colleagues are calling foul on her. And still no one's...Read More»

Rental Car Rally
Link Love From The Car Connection: Mercedes Sneak Peak, Rally For Rentals, And What Is Up With All These Pod Things?

  Looking for something fun to do this summer? How's about signing up for the annual Rental Car Rally, which will run this June from San Francisco to Yuma, Arizona. Clearly a race of a different sort, points are awarded for low odometer readings, team style, and "random tomfoolery" (e.g. getting...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
GMC Terrain Debuts In New York: But Can It Trump CR-V?

We wrote last weekend about GMC's 2010 Terrain small crossover, meant to do battle with the likes of the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4. At 30 mpg highway with its base 2.4-liter four-cylinder, the Terrain trumps the former by 3 mpg highway, the latter by 2. We're especially interested to see how this...Read More»

2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid
2009 GMC Yukon Denali Hybrid Unveiled

Last month, when we drove the new GMC Sierra Hybrid pickup truck, we heard something we didn’t expect. Turns out—says John Schwegman, of Chevrolet Truck Marketing—that the highest demand for the Two-Mode Hybrid system that GM fits to five different pickups and SUVs comes from buyers of the...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain
2010 GMC Terrain Bows In New York With Class-Leading MPG

Today GMC announces the arrival of its new small crossover, the 2010 Terrain, which is debuting this week at the New York Auto Show. Using a platform shared with the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox, the Terrain is set to slot into GMC’s lineup as the little brother to the successful Acadia full-size...Read More»

2010 Jeep Grand Cherokee RWD 4-door Laredo Air Vents
2009 New York Auto Show Coverage

Next week, the world's auto industry convenes on New York City's west side for the 2009 New York International Auto Show. You'll pardon them if they aren't too excited to make the trip. It's not because of Manhattan traffic or the inevitable 40-minute ground hold at LaGuardia. It's the gut-churning...Read More»

Mumbai bling
Link Love From The Car Connection: GMC Terrain Tweeted, Daimler Delivers, Plus Videos Of Hot Cabs And Cold Hearts

GMC Terrain in 140 characters -- Twitter has done something new: it's broken a press embargo. No one's supposed to know about the new GMC Terrain until April 5, but (self-described) GM "PR girl" Annalisa Bluhm tweeted yesterday that she'd be "reviewing GMC Terrain this AM - 5 passenger crossover w/...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro
Camaro Convertible Hits The Skids

  The Chevrolet Camaro isn't for everyone--that's been made abundantly clear in the comments from TCC's "First Drive" review. So depending on your perspective, you'll either do the Snoopy Dance or weep into your lunchtime sweet tea when you hear that GM has shelved plans to produce a convertible...Read More»

Caddy goes high-tech
Cadillac Hits The Info Superhighway With Wi-Fi

The party in the back of your pink Cadillac is about to get a lot more crowded. As of April 2009, Caddy buyers will have the option of tacking on a wi-fi adapter, allowing gramps, grandma, and all the kids to cruise the streets with their pals from Facebook, Twitter, and, of course...Read More»

Steve Rattner, via the New York Times
Steve Rattner To The Rescue

Yesterday was an important moment for domestic automakers: former investment banker and de facto head honcho of Obama's auto task force, Steve Rattner, had his first chat with the media. Reading through the reports, we have to admit that the guy makes a good impression. (Then again, he's got a...Read More»

The Orbitron by Ed *Big Daddy* Roth
Link Love From The Car Connection: BMW/Daimler Marriage Off, Workers Show GM The Love, And Grave-bound Gearheads Go In Style

Die-hard car fans eventually die -- In America, people occasionally get buried in their cars. In Benin, people occasionally get buried in car-shaped coffins. Gearheads are gearheads, wherever you go. Can we all just get along now? [BoingBoing] Monday morning mystery -- Way back in 1963, Ed "Big...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
Recall: GM Vehicles Could Roll, Hummer Gas Tanks Could Eject

Much as GM can't seem to halt the massive sales and profit nosedive being handed to it by the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, 277,000 GM vehicles, despite being placed in "park," could just keep on rolling. GM is recalling the vehicles, which include the Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR...Read More»

Ms. Mazda from the 2009 Moscow Motor Show
Link Love From The Car Connection: A Playmate's Mini Cooper, Eric Bana's Beast, And The Women Of Moscow Need Help

The A Train is hopping again -- Remember when we told you that Americans were driving less and causing fewer traffic snarls? Well, that might have something to do with the fact that more folks are riding buses, subways, ferries, and other forms of public transportation than they have in 52 years...Read More»

Charlie Chaplin, The Gold Rush (1925)
9 Cars for Artfully Dodging the Recession

Mega-bonuses have dried up, McMansions are going empty, and three-car garages and credit cards can no longer be obtained on request. Jeez, this recession sure doesn't feel as much fun as Fox, CNN and the New York Times make it out to be. Like us, you may have always dreamed of owning a new BMW, or...Read More»

2009 GMC Canyon
Quick Drive: 2009 GMC Canyon V-8

It’s been five years since GM replaced its Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma with the slightly larger Colorado and Canyon, and all along many reviewers—including us at TheCarConnection.com—have pointed out that the top engine, a large-displacement (currently 3.7-liter) in-line five-cylinder has never...Read More»

Ladies and gentlemen, the Unknown Comic
Wall Street Journal Lets 'Person Familiar With The Matter' Do The Talking For GM

From time to time, journalists rely on anonymous sources, who, for whatever reason, prefer not to identify themselves to the public. And that's fine. But for the Wall Street Journal to base a 1200-word article about one of America's major corporate players on the comments of "person familiar with...Read More»

Jon Lauckner, VP of Global Program Management at GM
GM, CMU: Who's Right About The Electric Car? (Hint: Neither)

A week ago, Carnegie Mellon University issued a report that said long- and mid-range electric cars are "not cost effective in any scenario". Their rationale? The expense of installing a battery big enough to get 40 miles per charge is never going to pay for itself in fuel savings. Furthermore, just...Read More»

GM faces the reaper
GM Is Fearing Reaper, Barreling Toward Bankruptcy

Between lackluster sales, the sagging economy, and all that bailout mishegas, things are rough at General Motors. For weeks, we've been waiting for signs of improvement, convinced that the situation can't get much worse. We hate it when we're wrong. GM's auditors at Deloitte & Touche have...Read More»

2010 Opel Ampera
2010 Opel Ampera: Headshot Unveiled Before Geneva Motor Show

What with all the protests and financial hoo-ha, Friday wasn't Opel's best day. Today, however, the company seems to have regained its footing--or at least it's got the common sense to put its worries aside and focus on what really matters: gussying up for the Geneva Motor Show. In doing so, the...Read More»

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