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What's New for 2017: Acura
What's New for 2017: Acura

Acura sees the return of its most vaunted nameplate to its rosters for 2017. The NSX sports car has been reborn after a more than decade absence, but it's not just a refresh of the old model. Instead, it's a total reboot that results in one of the most advanced production cars ever built. With its...Read More»

Uber driver (photo by Uber)
Want to work for Uber but don't have a car? GM will rent you one

Well, this is weird. Earlier this year, General Motors invested $500 million in ride-sharing service Lyft. Two months later, GM said that it would rent cars to prospective Lyft drivers for cheap--in some cases, even for free. Now, the automaker is making a similar offer to people who want to work...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
2017 Chrysler Pacifica: Best Car to Buy Nominee

Just when it felt like Chrysler had given up on the minivan—the car that automotive historians will remind you helped save the company about three decades ago—out of nowhere comes the Chrysler Pacifica. It revives a forgotten nameplate once attached to a bloated crossover-like vehicle...Read More»

Vehicle thefts caused by owners leaving their keys inside (via NICB)
The #1 way to protect your car from thieves: don't leave your keys inside

When car thieves cruise through town looking for targets, certain things get their attention--things like unlocked doors, or vehicles parked on dark, deserted streets. But you know what really turns their heads? A glimpse of a key or key fob left inside a car. It's an increasingly common sight...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
Buick Envision driven, Mercedes GLE detailed, Quebec going zero emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Buick Envision First Drive: A thoroughly multilingual crossover You don't have to be a math whiz to see why Buick sought to plug the most glaring hole in its lineup with a new five-seat crossover. Anchored at the bottom end by its (very) subcompact Encore, the Buick crossover range was as wide...Read More»

Toyota's Smart Key Box for car-sharing
Toyota invests in car-sharing, may launch self-driving taxis soon

Like good investors, automakers are diversifying their portfolios. Thanks to self-driving software, urban congestion, and other factors, many companies believe that vehicle ownership will become less common in the coming decades. As a result, automakers have been putting their eggs in new and...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
2017 Buick Envision First Drive: A thoroughly multilingual crossover

You don't have to be a math whiz to see why Buick sought to plug the most glaring hole in its lineup with a new five-seat crossover. Anchored at the bottom end by its (very) subcompact Encore, the Buick crossover range was as wide open as Interstate 80 through Nebraska until the massive three-row...Read More»

Drunk driving poll from Alcoholic.org
Who drives drunk? Gen X guys from the Midwest

The holiday season is almost here, and with it comes an abundance of holiday parties overflowing with boozy beverages. We all know that those situations can increase the likelihood of someone driving drunk, but which people are the most likely to do so? The folks at Alcoholic.org--a privately owned...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016
Chevy Bolt EV driven, Aston Martin Timeless, Mercedes goes electric: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV video road test: Car first, electric second It's difficult to assess just how far General Motors has come with the 2017 Chevy Bolt EV. 2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport priced from $22,485 Hyundai says its new Elantra Sport will sticker from $22,485 when it hits the market soon as...Read More»

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport
2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport priced from $22,485

Hyundai says its new Elantra Sport will sticker from $22,485 when it hits the market soon as the flagship version of the company's compact sedan lineup. That $22,485 base price includes a mandatory $835 destination charge. More than just a trim level, the new Elantra Sport has its own, more rear...Read More»

Angry teen driver
Human drivers will probably bully self-driving cars

Bullying has recently become a hot topic of conversation, particularly in schools. But of course, it's been an issue for decades, if not millennia, probably because it's human nature to pick on others who are seen as weak or different. Sadly, a new study suggests that we may not limit our bullying...Read More»

2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class (E300)
2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class: Best Car to Buy Nominee

Few cars need to have the depth of range that the Mercedes-Benz E-Class offers. Long as popular in tony American cities as in the taxi queue at the main train station in Frankfurt, the E-Class has been fully redesigned for the 2017 model year. Rebooting the E-Class isn't something Mercedes takes...Read More»

Takata logo (photo by Flickr user jo.schz)
Florida dealer sues another for selling cars with recalled Takata airbags

The long, sad saga of Takata and its fatally flawed airbags recently took a strange turn in Florida, which has been known to corner the market on strange news. It involves West Palm Beach used car dealer Earl Stewart, who's decided to sue a competing dealership called Arrigo Enterprises--not...Read More»

2009 BMW X6
BMW recall, McLaren P14 spied, emissions testing: What's New @ The Car Connection

BMW recalls 136,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix stalling & fuel leaks BMW is recalling a wide range of cars and crossovers from 2007 to 2012 to address a problem with their fuel systems, which could cause vehicles to leak fuel and stall. What's New for 2017: Buick The Buick lineup operates...Read More»

2017 Buick Cascada ST
What's New for 2017: Buick

The Buick lineup operates something like a bridge between the automaker's American headquarters and its global operations, drawing heavily from products designed and engineered for other markets. And for 2017, there's even a new crossover built elsewhere but sold here—the Chinese-market Buick...Read More»

Downey 5 Min. Car Wash (Los Angeles, California)
Today's high-tech safety systems can't quite handle car washes

Modern cars come with a huge array of safety systems to keep drivers and passengers safe. These systems are good at spotting obstacles like pedestrians and other vehicles, but some things confuse them--things like car washes, for example. That might sound like an absurd shortcoming, but if you look...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 VW Atlas, Lincoln Continental driven, Hyundai targets diesel VWs: What's New @ The Car Connection

2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive...Read More»

2018 Volkswagen Atlas
2018 Volkswagen Atlas first look

There is some wry irony behind the name given to Volkswagen’s newest SUV, the 2018 Atlas, as Volkswagen’s fate in the United States may indeed rest on its shoulders. The company’s largest-yet sport-ute debuts on the heels of news of the massive buyback settlement, in which the...Read More»

2016 Mazda CX-9
2016 Mazda CX-9: Best Car to Buy Nominee

It's the answer to the question that every car enthusiast with a family has ever asked: The Mazda CX-9 is a truly polished, fun-to-drive crossover capable of seating six in comfort or seven in a pinch. Sure, this isn't the first go-around for the CX-9, which was genuinely enjoyable to hustle...Read More»

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