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TARP Update Says Car Dealer Cuts Too Severe
TARP Update Says Car Dealer Cuts Too Severe

Remember the hue and cry over all the car dealerships that were forced to close in the wake of the federal government’s involvement in the GM and Chrysler near failures. Not only would little league teams lose their sponsors but the social fabric of small town America would be put at risk. In...Read More»

2010 Dodge Nitro 4WD 4-door SXT *Ltd Avail* Gear Shift
Two Insurance Companies Apply For PAYD In California

The Automobile Club of Southern California has applied to offer Pay As You Drive (PAYD) insurance in the state. Approval of its application would enable the company to participate in what the state’s insurance commissioner, Steve Poizner, calls a “cutting edge” program. If the pending...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Traverse LS
Owner's Review: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse

I purchased a Traverse (LT2) FWD in October 2008. We have had it for 1 year and have approx. 13,000 miles on it. This has been one of the best cars we have purchased ever. It is very comfortable and quiet, the seats are very comfortable over long distances, Your back does not hurt after a long trip...Read More»

2009 Nissan GT-R
2007 Tokyo Motor Show Coverage

The 40th edition of the Tokyo Motor Show opens Saturday, October 27 for the public and runs through Sunday, November 11. But as is custom, the world’s automotive press will get their own preview starting next week – and TheCarConnection.com will be reporting live from the show floor. The Car...Read More»

2008 Aston Martin V8 Roadster
2006 Los Angeles Auto Show Preview

MORE auto show coverage: 2006 SEMA: The Aftermarket Strikes Back 2006 Paris Auto Show Index TheCarConnection's Index of Car Shows The show itself is weeks away. But the list of new production vehicles and concepts driving toward a Los Angeles auto show launch is growing. Los Angeles show organizers...Read More»

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Industry Report: May 8, 2006

  Chrysler in co-op with China 's Chery?Chrysler Group may be in negotiations with Chinese automaker Chery for the contract manufacture of a new Chrysler world car for sale in markets outside the U.S. Automotive News reports that Chrysler is looking at whether it could build a global car through...Read More»

2011 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE FWD Dashboard
Marketing Report: May 8, 2006

 Fields wants "cult of personality" dead at FordThe "Way Forward" at Ford Motor Company does not entail a return to top-down management or "a cult of personality" that the automaker has experienced in the past,Americas CEO Mark Fields declared Wednesday. Addressing a luncheon session of the...Read More»

2006 BMW 3-Series 325xi 4-door Sport Wagon AWD Wheel Cap
2006 New York Auto Show, Part VII

2006 New York Auto Show Coverage by TCC Team (4/10/2006) BMW 3-Series Is World Car of The Year Twenty-seven cars were voted on by 46 international automotive journalists before the BMW 3-series was selected as the 2006 World Car of the Year. The award was announced at the New York International...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Delphi Sets Final UAW Deadline

Can GM Turn Itself Around? by TCC Team (2/19/2006)Is there enough time, analysts ask? GM-UAW-Delphi Stuck in Neutral by Joseph Szczesny (2/16/2006)Talks lay fallow, but zingers do too. The bankrupt Delphi Corp. has once again delayed confrontation over the company’s expensive labor contracts...Read More»

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GM Asks UAW for More

Bush Nixes Aid for GM, Ford by Joseph Szczesny (1/30/2006)Automakers respond: we didn’t ask. Cadillac Papering Super Bowl XL by Joseph Szczesny (1/30/2006)New Escalade will be focus of Caddy’s NFL celebration. General Motors is looking for help from the United Auto Workers and is hoping the...Read More»

2007 Ford Edge
2006 Detroit Auto Show Preview

Detroit’s annual auto show is a love-it and hate-it event. The timing couldn’t be worse: the city’s settled into the bleakest trough of the winter, and though the downtown renaissance continues apace, there’s still more to recommend Motown in the middle of summer than in the earliest days...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Grand Am 2-door Coupe GT1 Front Seats
Racing News and Notes, Nov. 28, 2005

Formula 1: • Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss: It was announced late last week that CVC Capital Partners, a London-based venture capital firm, has acquired 75 percent of SLEC Holdings Ltd., which controls the commercial rights of the Formula 1 World Championship. In a deal speculated to...Read More»

2005 Skoda Yeti concept
2005 Frankfurt Auto Show, Part II

2005 Frankfurt Auto Show Index by TCC Team (9/5/2005) Mitsubishi Concept-Sportback Using the marketing slogan, “Drive Alive,” Mitsubishi unveiled a new but anticipated Concept-Sportback, which offers a glimpse of what the next-generation Lancer — or at least one of its bodystyles — will be...Read More»

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Racing Results: July 22-24, 2005

It was hot just about everywhere this weekend, with record temperatures all over. Hot at Hockenheim, where the Formula 1 swells gathered for the Grand Prix of Germany; hot at Pocono, where the NASCAR Nextel Cup ran 507.5 miles (sometimes known as the 24 Hours of Pocono); hot at Pikes Peak, where...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results: June 24-26, 2005

By John Gardner It was a busy weekend on the motorsports front. NASCAR’s Nextel Cup went road-course racing atSears Point (Infineon), while the Busch and Truck series were at historic Milwaukee. IRL was at the Richmond bullring, while the Champ Cars were strafing the runways at Cleveland’s Buke...Read More»

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2004 Paris Auto Show, Part II

Related Articles: 2004 Paris Auto Show by TCC Team (9/20/2004)The well-loved lights of the City of Light take the stage. BMW H2R HUMMER may have the H2 initials locked up, but BMW’s favorite H(2) these days is hydrogen — and that’s the fuel it used to propel a new experimental race car to a...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jun. 30, 2004

Power: Lexus Still Tops, Domestics Improving The latest survey from J.D. Power and Associates measuring vehicle quality over three years shows that U.S. automakers are continuing to gain on leaders Toyota and Honda, and that most luxury import brands are declining in long-term quality. Power...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 15, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 15, 2003 Spy Shots: 2005 Chevy Corvette Don’t look for a carbon-fiber body and aluminum hydroformed frame on the new C6 Corvette — they’re reserved for the Le Mans effort. But shown here is the latest spy photo of the C6 Corvette coupe, photographed just hours ago...Read More»

2000 Toyota 4Runner
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003 NHTSA Establishes New Rollover Test Federal safety regulators Tuesday announced a new test designed to better measure how likely cars, trucks, and sport-utility vehicles are to roll over during emergency driving conditions. But the new test is primarily directed at...Read More»

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