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Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?
Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?

Detroit, we have a problem -- in fact, we have two. Everyone knows that younger consumers are ambivalent about owning cars. That's an obstacle that automakers around the globe are trying to overcome. But Detroit's Big Three have an additional hurdle: women don't care much for them, either...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

J.D. Power and Associates 2012 U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index Study
J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Are Tops In Sales Satisfaction

Earlier today, we discussed how a range of factors affect customer satisfaction with new automobiles. Included in that mix is the sales process, which begins with shoppers researching possible purchases, and ends with buyers driving their new cars home. J.D. Power's 2012 U.S. Sales Satisfaction...Read More»

2014 Mazda Mazda6
2014 Mazda Mazda6, Fisker Received New Funding, Toyota iQ EV: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we checked out the electric car you'll never see and we spotted the 2014 Infiniti G37. We talked about the Paris Auto Show and Fisker received more funding. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The 2013 Chevrolet Spark is bringing new...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango Crew
Dodge Recall, Drunk Driving, Fisker Atlantic: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2012 Mitsubishi i electric minicar and Fisker talked to us about its future models. Dodge recalled the 2013 Durango and Chrysler stopped giving dealerships bonuses for good customer service. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2011 MINI Paceman concept
2013 MINI Clubvan, Paceman May Be Followed By Two New Models

When BMW brought the retro-styled MINI to U.S. showrooms in 2001, it was an instant hit with shoppers, but the car had its share of critics, too. "Yeah, it's a nice, modern spin on a classic car," they said, "but where do you go from here? How can you turn that one model into a full line?" Over the...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Impala
New York Auto Show, Subaru BRZ, Porsche: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Tesla's worst nightmare might become a reality and a legend passed away. Ford, Honda, Porsche, and Cadillac all won awards, and we posted live photo galleries from New York. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Toyota revealed the new...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
Cadillac, MINI Awarded For Most Improved Customer Experience

Like all trade shows, the 2012 New York Auto Show raises as many questions as it answers: will this new model live up to the old one? How will customers take to its bland/aggressive/WTF styling? Where's Bob Lutz? And so on. But amid all the uncertainty and doubt, there's one thing we know for sure...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Converitble Highgate special edition
MINI Convertible Highgate Edition: 'Brit-Cool' For Sale

MINI is well-known for its highly customizable cars, with everything from exterior color, decals, and trim to interior materials, details, and style on the table. The latest special edition leverages this flexibility to deliver the MINI Convertible Highgate. The company calls it "open-top driving...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Roadster
2012 MINI Cooper Roadster Priced From $24,350

The MINI Roadster is poised to become the most fun you can have in a front-wheel drive, two-seat convertible, in part because it's the only one in the U.S. that we can think of off the top of our heads. Unique market position aside, the Roadster's entry pricing is attractive, starting at just...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper
BMW Recalls Nearly 89,000 MINIs from 2007-2011 For Fire Hazard

BMW has issued a recall for a wide range of MINI vehicles from the 2007 - 2011 model years. The problem with those units seems to lie in the electronic circuit board that controls the electric auxiliary water pump, which cools the turbocharger. In some cases, that circuit board can overheat...Read More»

MINI Connected
MINI Connected iPhone App Reads Tweets, Status Updates Aloud

If you're the sort of adrenaline junkie who can't stand the thought of being left out of anything, we've got good news -- if you drive a MINI and own an iPhone, that is. The latest update to the MINI Connected app has text-to-speech capability, meaning that it can read tweets and status updates as...Read More»

SSC Tuatara supercar concept
2014 Cadillac Converj, Chevy and Apple, SSC Tuatara: Car News Headlines

The marketing team at General Motors would like the Chevrolet brand to become the automotive equivalent of Apple. [TheCarConnection] The Cadillac Converj concept has been given the green light for production. [GreenCarReports] Infiniti released the sixth teaser photo of the 2013 JX Luxury Crossover...Read More»

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MINI Wants You To Sign Up To Be A Lunatic

It's MINI's tenth birthday and it wants to have an out-of-this-world-celebration. To do so, MINI is having a space-themed birthday bash for its U.K. customers by having fans sign up to be a lunatic on MINI's website. When you sign up to be a lunatic you enter your car's mileage to earn points...Read More»

MINI manual transmission discount
MINI Tries To Save Stick-Shifts With $500 Discount

Once upon a time, mastering a stick-shift was a teenage rite of passage. Today, though, it's tougher to find rides with manual transmissions, and the allure of the stick seems to be fading. MINI wants to change that by offering customers a discount on select manual models through the month of...Read More»

2 Million MINI sweepstakes on Facebook
MINI Is Giving Away Its 2,000,000th Car On Facebook

Need a new car? Want something cute, stylish, fun to drive, that won't cost an arm and a leg? How's about a MINI? If you're lucky, you can get one for practically nothing. No, really: nothing. MINI is running a sweepstakes on its Facebook page, and when all is said and done, the automaker will give...Read More»

2012 MINI John Cooper Works Coupe
2012 MINI Coupe Pricing Starts At $22,000

Looking to add the new 2012 MINI Coupe as one of your family cars when it goes on sale this October? With prices that start at $22,000 for the base MINI Coupe and top out at $31,900 for the John Cooper Works variant, you get a lot for your money from the newest MINI. The MINI Coupe will be...Read More»

BMW X5 Parking Fail
What's Your Worst Parking Lot Incident? #YouTellUs [NSFW]

We have an epidemic on our hands: bad driving in parking lots. People seem to either drive too fast, fail to let people back out of spaces safely, or maybe they just think their big bad Suburban can fit in the same spot as that hot MINI Cooper S. Things have gotten even worse with the popularity of...Read More»

2011 MINI Rocketman Concept live photos
Gas Prices, Gas Taxes, MINI Rocketman and Taco Bell: Today's Car News

A production version of the MINI Rocketman concept is coming by 2014, by which time we hope MINI learns how to stage its show cars effectively. [MotorAuthority] Need a family crossover with 30-mpg fuel economy? We've found four of them for you. [FamilyCarGuide] Three things need to be settled...Read More»

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