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2012 Honda Civic EX: Driven
2012 Honda Civic EX: Driven

Throughout the '90s and even well into the last decade, large swaths of shoppers on both coasts of the U.S. tended to dismiss small cars from GM and Ford, and flocked to the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla—for a number of good fiscal reasons, like durability, reliability, and resale value. As...Read More»

The 2012 Honda Ridgeline Sport. Image: American Honda Motor Co.
Honda: Ridgeline Here To Stay, Stop Writing Its Obituary

It’s hard to say just where or when the rumor got started, but various media outlets have been speculating on the death of the Honda Ridgeline pickup for some time now, Honda’s been oddly silent on the matter, dismissing the off-hand comment with a terse “we don’t discuss...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Concept Debuts At SoCal Auto Show

Getting a jump on jazzing up interest in the redesigned fourth-generation 2012 Honda CR-V compact crossover SUV, Honda used the Orange County International Auto Show in Anaheim, California as a venue for the world debut of the 2012 Honda CR-V concept. The Japanese automaker says the 2012 CR-V...Read More»

2012 Honda CR-V Concept
2012 Honda CR-V Concept Debuts In Anaheim

World debuts for new concept and production models typically happen at premier auto shows, like the North American International Auto Show, the Tokyo Motor Show or even the IAA (more commonly known as the Frankfurt Auto Show). The Orange County International Auto Show, held annually in Anaheim...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Parents: Tips On Rear-Facing Car Seats

During National Child Passenger Safety Week (Sept. 18-24), it’s an appropriate time for parents to brush up on guidelines for rear-facing car seats. With car crashes the leading cause of death for children ages three to fourteen, the importance of using rear-facing child seats cannot be...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey Touring
Parents: Get Free Car Seat Check During National Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24

National Child Passenger Safety Week will take place this year from September 18-24. This annual event is celebrated as a means of reminding parents and caregivers of the need to keep children of all ages properly restrained in a car seat that meets both their weight and height requirements...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
2012 Honda Insight: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show

Another debut that could easily get overlooked at the glitz and glamour of the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is nevertheless quite important for Honda: the 2012 Honda Insight. True, the changes aren’t radical, but they are both necessary and a long time coming. Here’s what’s new in the...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster
Hyundai Aces Brand Loyalty Study; Toyota, Ford Make The Top 100

The good news -- for Hyundai fans, at least -- is that the Korean automaker has driven to the top ten of Brand Keys' Customer Loyalty Leaders Index for a second year in a row. The bad news is that of the hundreds of brands that Brand Keys studied, no other car company broke the top 50, and just...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot Touring
2009-2011 Honda Pilot: Recall Alert

Honda is recalling certain 2009-2011 Honda Pilot SUVs over concerns about a seat belt flaw. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units at 310,773. Affected vehicles were manufactured from March 13, 2008 through August 30...Read More»

2010 Honda Pilot
2009-2011 Honda Pilot Recalled For Seat Belt Flaw: Recall Alert

Honda is recalling 310,773 Pilot SUVs built between March 13, 2008 and August 30, 2011. At issue is incomplete or missing stitching on both driver and front passenger seatbelts, where the lap belt portion joins the outboard seatbelt anchor plate. In the event of a crash, an improperly stitched...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Sedan 4-door Man Si w/Summer Tires Angular Front Exterior View
Back To School: It's Difficult Finding Good Used Cars For Students

The current shortage of used cars is making it challenging for parents to find reasonably priced vehicles for their sons and daughters as they head back to school. A perfect storm of circumstances has effectively siphoned off low mileage, fuel-efficient, and inexpensive pre-owned vehicles from the...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2006 Honda CR-V And 2011 Honda CR-Z Recalled

Honda has issued two very different recalls for two very different vehicles: the 2006 Honda CR-V and the 2011 Honda CR-Z. Combined, the two recalls affect nearly 86,000 vehicles on U.S. roadways. The 2006 CR-V's problems center around the power window master switch. Due to a design flaw, the...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V
2006 Honda CR-V, 2011 Honda CR-Z: Recall Alert

Honda is conducting two separate voluntary recalls of nearly 86,000 vehicles, set to begin in late September. The recalls involve 80,111 2006 Honda CR-V vehicles and 5,626 2011 Honda CR-Zs. In the larger of the two recalls, the issue is the power window master switch in certain 2006 Honda CR-V...Read More»

2012 Honda Insight - European market version to be shown at Frankfurt Motor Show
Lutz Returns, BMW And Fisker, First Aventador Crash: Car News Headlines

Some were up, some were down--and when it all was tallied up, August sales disappointed. [TheCarConnection] French lesson! Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose--Bob Lutz is back at GM. Does Dany Bahar know? [TheCarConnection] GM and the state of California are sparking anger in some EV...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot Preview

Promising “sleeker” front end design, the 2012 Honda Pilot eight-passenger three-row mid-size family SUV on sale now also offers improved fuel economy and upgraded interior features. While we previously covered the Pilot’s refresh, now the specifics are in. As we anticipated...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
China Halfheartedly Clamps Down On Government Car Perks

When it comes to political leaders who work the system for their own benefit, the United States hardly has a monopoly. In China, being a government official practically entitles you to a free car, free maintenance, and in some cases, all the government money you can embezzle via phony service...Read More»

2012 Honda Accord
2012 Family Cars With NHTSA Five-Star Ratings

Families looking for 2012 model year cars, minivans, SUVs and crossovers awarded the five-star overall ratings by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have a number of different choices. Granted, the list doesn’t include some popular vehicles from many manufacturers, at...Read More»

Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial
Volkswagen Announces $1 Million Gift To MLK Memorial Foundation

As the nation prepares to commemorate the Washington, D.C. Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Volkswagen Group of America has announced a gift of $1,000,000 to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation, which is responsible for the memorial's construction and upkeep...Read More»

No spare tire
Demise Of Spare Tires: Update On A Growing Trend By Automakers To Ditch Them

Now that the next-generation of tough fuel economy standards has been approved, mandating 54.5 mpg by 2025, the scramble by automakers to eke out every last pound of weight from cars will begin in earnest. That very likely includes a move, already underway, to forego full-size spare tires in many...Read More»

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