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What Was Your First Car? We're Guessing A Ford Mustang Or A Honda Civic.
What Was Your First Car? We're Guessing A Ford Mustang Or A Honda Civic.

The auto industry is worried about Millennials. Study after study, survey after survey has shown that the 18-to-35 demographic doesn't care as much about cars as their parents and grandparents did. But that doesn't mean that Millennials aren't buying vehicles at all. Many are, and they're happy to...Read More»

A Quick History Of The Automobile infographic
A Quick History Of The Automobile

From the Flintstones to the Tesla Model S, in fewer than 700 words: The World Before Cars The years before 1885 were The Bad Old Days, if you're a fan of four-wheeled, self-propelled transportation. To get anywhere you walked or rode a horse, perched on a tippy bicycle, or if you were lucky...Read More»

The United States of Used Cars
The United States Of Used Cars

There are more than 250 million used cars on the road in the United States and every year, close to 40 million of those used cars change hands. Used-car sales volumes typically dwarf new-car sales. But how does the fleet of used cars for sale look in different parts of the country? We analyzed our...Read More»

The 10 New Rules of Car Buying
Buying A New Car: The 10 New Rules

You're in the market for a new car, but it's been a while? It's time for a refresher course. Car shopping and buying have changed in dramatic ways, and you need to know the new rules. Your budget and your needs are still the most important factors when it comes to buying a new car--but these days...Read More»

BBC infographic: identify these cars from film and TV
Friday Timewaster: Identify These Famous Cars From Film & TV

It's Friday, November 1: if you're not lying on the sofa nursing a Halloween hangover or tidying up your ancestors' graves, chances are, you're stuck at work, skimming through spreadsheets and munching mindlessly on some of Junior's sugary haul from last night. That, dear friends, is no way to...Read More»

More than ten percent have participated in sexual activity while driving
Survey: 25 Percent Would Give Up Sex To Be Traffic-Free

The daily wear and tear of traffic really gets to us. So much, it seems, that we're willing to give up some things we treasure—and perhaps some stress relievers—in order to be free of the grasp of gridlock. In a recent survey, more than a quarter of those polled said that they would...Read More»

Infographic: Automotive Relationship Survey, via AutoTrader
Breaking Up (With Your Car) Is Hard To Do

A car can be like the third wheel in a relationship. When does the new girlfriend get to drive it? Would you rather spend your Sunday cruising the highways or snuggling with the boyfriend? The Bermuda love triangle that sits between two lovers and one car has wrecked more than a few marriages...Read More»

Infographic: J.D. Power 2013 U.S. Automotive Emerging Technologies Study
J.D. Power: Consumers Very Interested In Autonomous Car Features

Steve Jobs did some amazing things in his lifetime, but making an Apple car and changing the auto industry were two goals he never achieved. Or did he? You could argue that the iPhone -- with its easy access to music, the web, and an ever-expanding catalog of apps -- dramatically altered the way...Read More»

Workplace fatality data infographic from eTraining
Driving Is Dangerous -- Especially If It's Part Of Your Job

When we think about dangerous jobs, we often think of firefighting, law enforcement, construction -- jobs that can be physically demanding. But in fact, new data suggests that driving is one of the deadliest occupations, claiming more lives each year than most of the others combined. That data...Read More»

The Best States For Driving--And The Worst
The Best States For Driving--And The Worst: Infographic

What makes a state a great place for driving? Is it lower gas prices, or fewer fellow travelers on the road? Or is it higher speed limits--whether it's on your way to a destination, or purely for the enjoyment of driving? And what makes other states among the worst places to drive? TheCarConnection...Read More»

2011 data on car customers from CarWoo
Women Are More Practical Shoppers, But Men Get Better Deals: Infographic

UPDATED: See below* So, you're in the market for a new car. You've skimmed through our extensive collection of news and reviews, and you're ready to hit the showroom. What should you expect? If you're a man, you might negotiate a slightly sweeter deal, however, your female friends will probably pay...Read More»

The True Cost of Commuting (crop)
Cut Your Commute By One Mile, Spend $15,900 More On A House: Infographic

No one enjoys commuting: it's a waste of time, fuel, and money. How much money? According to one new infographic, you spend $795 a year for every mile you live from your place of work -- enough to pay the interest on $15,900 of a mortgage. Let's start with the worst-case scenario: if you travel...Read More»

Infographic about mobile phone usage and driving (by AccuConference)
Infographic: Taking Phone Calls While Driving Is A Bad Idea

We spend a lot of time writing about the dangers of distracted driving, and like much of the media, we tend to focus on the problem of texting and driving. But in fact, statistics show that the simple act of using a mobile phone to take a call can be just as distracting -- and deadly. To...Read More»

DIY repair infographic from AutoMD
Infographic: How Much Cash Can DIY Auto Repairs Really Save?

The internet has been a boon for folks who like doing things for themselves. Need to install some tile? Transplant a tree? Fix a leaky gutter? Run a quick search on Google -- or better yet, skim the offerings on YouTube -- and you'll find that most of those projects are well within your reach. But...Read More»

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Car Insurance Too Expensive? Be Glad You're Not An Action Hero

Let’s be honest – all of us would like to pay less money for car insurance. For starters, car insurance doesn’t make your car go any faster or get better fuel economy. Car insurance won’t net you a date with the former head cheerleader at your high school (unless she’s...Read More»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
The Death and Rebirth of the Automotive Industry

The automotive industry has faced some, errrr, challenges in the past few years. At times, many said outright that the industry was dying. But as 2010 and 2011 are proving, consumers and car buyers are still in the driver's seat. As always, automotive marketing plays a big role. It's a discipline...Read More»

Traffic
Beijing, Mexico City Have Most Painful Commutes for Drivers

Think traffic is bad? IBM says it's worse than you think--and points to Beijing for the world's worst commuter times. The technology titans have compiled a "Commuter Pain" in the U.S. for two years, but this year decided to go global, as the company positions itself as a leader in anti-congestion...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus photo by Rex Roy
16 Things You Never Knew About the Automobile

TheCarConnection's readers are a pretty smart bunch. What you know about cars might not fit in an encyclopedia--or even Wikipedia. But for more casual fans and car shoppers, there's plenty to know and learn about cars. Not just the facts, man--like how to change your oil, or why diesels make more...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»

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