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The ultimate Wisconsin football fan's road trip
The ultimate Wisconsin football fan's road trip

Sometimes bar-room bluster turns into the best ideas. A few months ago, in a bar in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, the late-night conversation turned to sports. Ron Doron, proprietor of TheDriversSeat.TV and a devout Dallas Cowboys fan, said he'd love to see a Green Bay Packers game at Lambeau Field...Read More»

2017 Volkswagen Touareg
What's New for 2017: Volkswagen

No automaker is undergoing the metamorphosis that's happening to Volkswagen, although in this case the lineup revamp isn't driven by consumers or by the company's long-term product development strategy. Instead, VW has been forced to revamp its range after admitting that its diesel-fueled models...Read More»

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How far do you drive each day? Our poll results

According to the US. Department of Transportation, the average American drives 13,476 miles per year. That works out to 1,123 miles each month and about 37 miles per day. That's in keeping with statistics we've seen before--statistics that automakers have relied on when developing electric cars...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door, 2016 New York Auto Show
2017 Subaru Impreza, Alpina B5 spied, BMW 530e: What's New @ The Car Connection

All-new Subaru Impreza priced from $19,215 Subaru says that its all-new Impreza compact sedan and hatchback lineup will sticker from $19,215 when the models hit the market by the end of this year, a minor increase over the outgoing model. Entry-level 4-cylinder Audi Q7 priced under $50,000 Audi...Read More»

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Apple eats a big slice of humble pie, nixes plans to build cars (for now)

For a year and a half, everyone has been talking about Apple's self-driving electric car--everyone but Apple, that is. The company hasn't even confirmed what is, by all accounts, one of the tech world's worst-kept secrets: the existence of Project Titan, the Apple division tasked with building the...Read More»

2017 Subaru Impreza 5-Door, 2016 New York Auto Show
All-new 2017 Subaru Impreza priced from $19,215

Subaru says that its all-new 2017 Impreza compact sedan and hatchback lineup will cost from $19,215 when the models hit the market by the end of this year, a minor increase over the outgoing model. That base price is for a four-door Impreza 2.0i with the standard 5-speed manual transmission, a...Read More»

2017 Audi Q7
Entry-level 4-cylinder Audi Q7 priced under $50,000

Audi dealers won't have a diesel engine to offer you if you're looking for a Q7 in the United States, but the automaker says its new 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder gas engine should help bridge some of that gap by delivering an estimated 22 mpg combined, all for a hair under $50,000. Audi hasn't...Read More»

2017 Kia Cadenza
2017 Kia Cadenza: Best Car to Buy Nominee

The 2017 Kia Cadenza isn't by any means the brand's first outing into the luxury car world, but it's certainly the brand's best effort yet. A near facsimile of what Lexus used to offer, the Cadenza doesn't necessarily advance the luxury game—but it does prove that the Korean automaker's push...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Chevy Cruze hatch driven, Mini goes hybrid, Tesla prototype: What's New @ The Car Connection

Germany tells Tesla: stop calling it 'Autopilot' Tesla is under fire again for its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, and once again, the critics are German regulators. This go-round, officials want the automaker to stop using the term "Autopilot" because they feel that it can mislead consumers...Read More»

2017 Nissan Armada, Press Drive, Carmel, California, July 2016
What's New for 2017: Nissan

Walk into a Nissan dealership and you'll find a lot that's new for 2017, mostly centered around the automaker's trucks, crossovers, and SUVs. But that doesn't mean that what the company's PR department calls its "year of the truck" (referring to all the refreshed models that debuted during the 2016...Read More»

Matthew Broderick & Ally Sheedy in the 1983 hacking classic WAR GAMES
Hackers aren't trying to wreck your car, they just want your cash

With self-driving software and vehicle-to-vehicle communications systems racing toward our cars, trucks, and crossovers, many people are worried about hackers. Those concerns are absolutely justified, but perhaps not for the reasons you think. It's human nature to believe that the worst harm anyone...Read More»

Tesla Autopilot
Germany tells Tesla: stop calling it 'Autopilot'

Tesla is under fire again for its semi-autonomous Autopilot software, and once again, the critics are German regulators. This go-round, officials want the automaker to stop using the term "Autopilot" because they feel that it can mislead consumers into thinking that Teslas can drive themselves...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch
Chevy Cruze hatch driven, Mini goes hybrid, Tesla prototype: What's New @ The Car Connection

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatch first drive: Compact flavor, with a twist Economy of scale has given Americans car buyers an overflowing buffet. Case in point: More hatchbacks are in the U.S. now than our current appetites call for. Honda's latest Civic will come with an odd door, the first time in more...Read More»

2017 Audi A4
2017 Audi A4: Best Car to Buy Nominee

Somewhere in the last 20 years, the Audi A4 went from BMW alternative to the default compact luxury/performance sedan. Redesigned from the ground up for 2017, even though it doesn't necessarily look like it, the A4 has advanced its cause considerably. It's one of the most high-tech vehicles you can...Read More»

Angry Driver with Road Rage
Do you ever get “road rage?” Our poll results

We humans are not a patient lot. Whether we're in line at the grocery store or stuck on hold with our cable company, we have a tendency to see red whenever anyone gets between us and our goals. That's especially true when we're driving. Even a most mild-mannered Bruce Banner can turn into a raging...Read More»

Volkswagen TDI diesel vehicles owned by Phil Grate and family, Seattle, Washington
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: U.S. dealers get $1.2 billion compensation, GM announces 3 new diesels

With less than a month to go before election day, most of America's news headlines are focused on the presidential election--and rightly so. But in the background, the non-stop fiacsco known as Dieselgate has been lumbering on. Here are a few of the recent items you might've missed: America's VW...Read More»

2017 Honda CR-V
2017 Honda CR-V, BMW 530e, carbon emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

Value-packed 2017 Honda CR-V unveiled Promising as big a leap forward as the last Civic redesign was over its predecessor, the 2017 Honda CR-V that goes on sale soon appears to be a vast upgrade over its rather dowdy—but hugely popular—predecessor. What's New for 2017: Jeep Jeep...Read More»

2017 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
What's New for 2017: Jeep

Jeep continues to be one of the fastest-growing new car brands in the United States, capitalizing on low fuel prices and continued demand for SUV and crossover type vehicles. But that's not to say that Jeep is stuck in the past. Its lineup is (mostly) modern and is set to get even better next year...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz F015 Luxury in Motion concept, 2015 Consumer Electronics Show
How will you get around in the future? Here are 3 possible scenarios

Our cars have changed a lot over the past hundred years, but some things have remained stubbornly consistent. For example: Most of us still buy new cars in person, at dealerships. Most of our cars still run on gasoline. We still have to drive the damn things ourselves, despite being promised robot...Read More»

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