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Take Steps To Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen
Take Steps To Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

Whether you drive a 1994 Honda Accord or a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, having your car stolen is bound to ruin your day. And while the vehicles topping the “most-commonly stolen popularity” charts frequently consist of older model Accords, Civics, Camrys, and F-150 Pickups (see the full list...Read More»

Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Season Starts Today: Six Vehicles To Make 'Hurrications' A Breeze

It's that time of year again. Not summer or Father's Day or Potty Training Awareness Month: we're talking about the North Atlantic hurricane season, which officially kicks off today. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the next six months could be rough for folks along the...Read More»

Mercedes Facebook app for the SLS AMG
Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

Michael Schumacher from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 'tunnel' commercial
For Your Friday Viewing Pleasure: A Short Film About The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Remember that amazing video of Michael Schumacher looping a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG around the wall of a two-lane tunnel? Well, Mercedes has taken that clip,  added some archival footage of previous gullwings in action, plus commentary from legendary German F1 driver Hans Herrmann, and created a...Read More»

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Ask TCC: Which SUV Should I Buy?

Pets are people too--so why shouldn't a family of Schnauzers get a first-class SUV to roll in? Here at TheCarConnection, we're always happy to give our hands-on experience out in the form of advice--though we're also keen on getting you to share your brains and to write for High Gear Media Web...Read More»

Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, and a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Mercedes Aims For The Ladies With Sex And The City II

Mercedes-Benz has made some surprising announcements in recent weeks, perhaps the best example being its hybrid-only lineup of S-Class vehicles. The automaker also lifted the veil on a number of vehicles at the 2010 New York Auto Show, including the E-Class wagon and the revamped R-Class. To spread...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Hyundai Equus Preview

• What is it: The new luxury four-door from Hyundai, bigger than the Genesis sedan • Key facts: As long as an S-Class; shares its V-8 with the Hyundai Genesis • On sale: July 2010 • Price: $50,000 - $60,000 With the 2009 Hyundai Genesis successfully launched, the Korean...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550
Frugal Shopper: Pricey Parts Can Push Ownership Costs Upward

The Yugo sure doesn't have a reputation for reliability or durability. But they sure are cheap to repair. Meanwhile, for several Mercedes-Benz AMG models, the cost of parts alone for routine maintenance could leave a much larger hole in your wallet than you might anticipate—even if can afford the...Read More»

Screencap from an ad for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class [by Impact BBDO]
New Video: Does Mercedes-Benz Doubt America's Sense Of Humor?

Sometimes, it seems as if automakers --  and other advertisers, too -- question America's sense of humor. Many companies partner with ad agencies to create hilarious and/or shocking commercials for other countries, but 86 the edgy stuff before running them in the U.S. The Australian ad for the...Read More»

Traffic
U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit Historic Lows

Good news this morning from the U.S. Department of Transportation: traffic fatalities have been on the decline for nearly four years running, and the number of people killed on U.S. roadways in 2009 reflected that trend, dropping to 33,963. It goes without saying that that's still 33,963 deaths too...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Video: Mercedes Knows Its Target Market, S400 Hybrid Debuts During Oscar Broadcast

Hyundai was the big kahuna sponsoring last night's Oscar broadcast, but in a shocking upset, Mercedes may have walked off with the trophy for best performance by an automaker. Sure, the ad announcing the debut of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid was bland, and it didn't say much of anything about...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz ESF Safety Car: More, Better, Smarter Airbags!

Last summer we wrote briefly about the Mercedes-Benz ESF-2009 experimental safety concept vehicle, including its remarkable under-car airbag, which deploys only during a crash to help slow it down. It's a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid full-size luxury sedan that's been fitted with several new and...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 Subaru Outback
Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and predicted reliability ratings. Subaru's overall score was aided by the excellent evaluations given to the new 2010 Subaru...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
Video: 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG German Ad Hints At U.S. Spot?

The 2011 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will not be a high-volume model. With a fairly limited production run and an expected pricetag north of $250,000, only a few hundred will even be available to buyers in the U.S. However, the car is most definitely a looker -- the dream ride of many gearheads -- and so...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz SLK Grand Edition and SL Night Edition
Mercedes Developing 'Auto-Swerve' For Pedestrian Safety

Mercedes-Benz is known for its safety features, so it should come as no surprise that the automaker is now working on "auto-swerve" technology that will help drivers avoid collisions with pedestrians. According to Ulrich Mellinghoff, head of safety development at Mercedes, the vast majority of...Read More»

Audi U.S. website front page, January 2010
Auto Brand Websites: Audi, BMW, Benz Great; Tesla, Lotus, Lambo Lousy

It shouldn't be news to any reader of this site that every automaker now has extensive product information on its website. But the relative usefulness of different carmakers' sites varies enormously, and now the Luxury Lab (L2) has evaluated every single one. Their Digital IQ Index ranking breaks...Read More»

Scott Keogh
Scott Keogh Explains Why Audi Is The Only One Making Money

To hear Scott Keogh tell it, Audi is the only car company making money these days. When he says that, we suppose he means "only non-Asian car company", since Hyundai, Kia, and Subaru were up 8.3%, 9.8%, and 15.4% respectively in 2009. But maybe we're just stuck on semantics. Now, we agree with Audi...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz flagship dealership in Manhattan [via NewYorkTimes]
Mercedes-Benz To Launch Top-Of-The-Heap Showroom In Manhattan

For the few Manhattanites that can afford to own cars, and for those visiting from less-cramped spaces, Mercedes-Benz is opening a 333,000 square-foot flagship store on 11th Avenue between 53rd and 54th. Its light, airy look -- with tones of light blue, yellow and apricot "to convey the qualities...Read More»

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