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2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000 U.S. vehicles affected
2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 recalled for fire risk: nearly 70,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Mazda is recalling RX-8 vehicles from the 2004 to 2008 model-years to address a problem with their fuel pumps. In some cases, that problem could pose a fire risk. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the issue with the RX-8 is rooted in the fuel pump's sealing rings...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Tesla Model S is the most-loved car in America

How much do you love your new car? And just as importantly, what do you love about it? That's the kind of data that marketing firm Strategic Vision tries to gather for its Customer Love Index. Strategic Vision polls thousands of Americans about their recently purchased cars. Over the past decade...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Audi dieselgate, Jaguar I-Pace, Ford EcoSport: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi gas models may have defeat devices, too Until last week, Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal seemed a lot like the U.S. presidential election. It was contentious, it inflamed passions on both sides, and it was fueled by a never-ending series of leaks and...Read More»

2015 Audi A3 TDI, New York City, Nov 2014
Breaking: Volkswagen reaches deal to fix most 3.0-liter Audi, Porsche, VW diesels

Are you sitting down? We hope so, because the near-impossible has happened. After having its proposals shot down not once, but twice, Volkswagen's plan to repair and/or buy back approximately 80,000 Audi, Porsche, and VW diesels has finally been approved by U.S. regulators. Apparently, the third...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic Hatchback
2017 Honda Civic Hatchback first drive: Doing more with less

It may have a rear liftgate just like the first Honda Civics that migrated to America at just the right time—when gas prices were spiking in the mid-1970s—but the 2017 Civic Hatchback that’s just now arriving in dealers is anything but a dour little runabout. In fact, it’s...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ
2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ: A low-top hiking shoe for the road

Looking ready to hit the trail (or at least the parking lot), the 2017 Chevrolet Spark Activ brings some outdoorsy style to the minicar segment. Debuting this week at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show, the Spark Activ is more about looks than actual capability. Its suspension sits a little under half...Read More»

2013 Audi TDI range
Volkswagen Dieselgate update: Audi gas models may have defeat devices, too

Until last week, Volkswagen's ongoing Dieselgate scandal seemed a lot like the U.S. presidential election. It was contentious, it inflamed passions on both sides, and it was fueled by a never-ending series of leaks and revelations. The difference? The presidential election ended Tuesday night, but...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota pays $3.4 billion to resolve rust claims from Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra owners

Rust can be a problem on nearly any vehicle, but on 1.5 million Toyota trucks and SUVs, it's proven to be especially bad. Now, the Japanese automaker has agreed to pony up $3.4 billion to settle a federal class action lawsuit related to rust. ALSO SEE: Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best...Read More»

2017 Buick Envision
Buick, Porsche are tops in J.D. Power sales satisfaction survey

Have you bought a new car lately? How satisfied were you with the process? If you drove home a Buick or Porsche, you're likely to say "very satisfied", according to a new study from J.D. Power. The study in question is the 2016 Sales Satisfaction Index, which "measures the ability of dealerships to...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Best Car to Buy 2017, Mercedes S650, VW/Audi criminal charges : What's New @ The Car Connection

Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017 Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. The Car Connection's Driver's Choice award winners Each year we drive hundreds of new vehicles to bring you...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Car to Buy 2017

Each year, The Car Connection's editors drive hundreds of vehicles, over thousands of miles, to rate and rank every new car. We travel around the country and around the world to be among the first to sample new cars. We drive our friends and families around in our hometowns with weekly test drives...Read More»

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
The Car Connection's Driver's Choice award winners

Each year we drive hundreds of new vehicles to bring you in-depth reviews. We also tell you which vehicle is the best overall buy, along with the best in each segment. It's not just us though, we want to hear what you think, and that is how The Car Connection's Driver's Choice awards were created...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
Chevrolet Camaro: The Car Connection's Best Performance Car to Buy 2017

Performance is a trait we rate on every vehicle here at The Car Connection, but some vehicles do it better than others. Far, far better. We've given out our share of 10s this year for high-dollar, hyper-performance machinery that cranks out 0-60 mph times of less than 3 seconds, and top speeds in...Read More»

2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep Grand Cherokee: The Car Connection's Best SUV to Buy 2017

Crossovers have all but replaced the sport-utility vehicles of a generation ago. Most drivers don't know or care about the distinctions. Why should they? Crossovers get the family job done. They're spun from car platforms, have car-like handling, and don't worry themselves so much about off-road...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica - Best Car to Buy 2017
Chrysler Pacifica: The Car Connection's Best Family Car to Buy 2017

Families once loved minivans so much that there was a lengthy waiting list for the original people-carrier—and Chrysler is optimistic that they'll rediscover the comfort, efficiency, and (gasp!) style of a minivan once again with the 2017 Pacifica. We think they're onto something, so much so...Read More»

2017 Honda Civic
Honda Civic: The Car Connection's Best Economy Vehicle to Buy 2017

Trucks may get all the glory, but economy cars do just as much work. Day in, day out, these famously unfussy machines shuttle tens of millions of us to work, school, stores, chores, parties, and home again with our stampeding dirty shoes and sweaty mutts. Just toss that wrapper in the back seat...Read More»

2017 Honda Accord
Honda Accord: The Car Connection's Best Sedan to Buy 2017

Reports on the death of the sedan have been exaggerated. We struggle to find a classification of cars that present more value than the current crop of mid-size sedans. In most cases, for less than the cost of an average new car, any mid-size sedan will come with a touchscreen, phone connectivity...Read More»

2017 Land Rover Range Rover
Land Rover Range Rover: The Car Connection's Best Luxury Vehicle to Buy 2017

We need more entertainment than rear-seat DVD players. Swathed in leather and wrapped in wood are fine for nouveau riche; old money knows that conquering nature separates the one percent from the one-tenth percent. Refinement, restraint, and rule over all you survey combine to make the Land Rover...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV
Chevrolet Bolt EV: The Car Connection's Best Electric Car to Buy 2017

The Chevrolet Bolt EV handily wins The Car Connection's Best Electric Car to Buy 2017. It rendered all other affordable electric vehicles outdated and nearly obsolete the minute it was unveiled. That's what happens in the tech world, which is just what the auto industry is starting to feel like...Read More»

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