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The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2015: The Nominees

The Car Connection's Best Car To Buy 2015: The Nominees

It's been another frantic new year in the auto industry--record recalls haven't slowed down a record number of introductions this year, with automakers rolling out redesigned versions of familiar nameplates, as well as plenty of all-new entries. From that pool of new and restyled vehicles, it's our...

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Selfie of Noel Rudloff (via Wikimedia)

7 Photo Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Car Online (Illustrated With Selfies From Wikimedia)

Selling a car online is easy, right? Type in the make/model/year, offer a little description, name a price, post a few pics, and -- boom! -- you're done. Except it's not that... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
Texting while driving

Report: Hand-Held Cell Phone Bans Don't Make Roads Any Safer

As of today, 14 states, plus the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, have passed laws preventing drivers from using hand-held cell phones. A... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
Viper production at Conner Avenue Assembly Plant

2015 Lancer, 2015 XV Crosstrek, Viper Production Resumes: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Review Where so many economy cars have stretched their style and available features into the realm of luxury and high-tech... read more October 24, 2014 by 


 
2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Gets More Features, Refinement Upgrades

Subaru has released full details for the 2015 XV Crosstrek; and while this rugged hatchback continues into the new model year mostly unchanged, the automaker has introduced... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Chrysler 200

2015 Chrysler 200: With Safety Ratings All In, It Tops Honda Accord

If you're shopping for the safest mid-size sedan, above all else, and you don't have a luxury-car budget, the 2015 Chrysler 200 is likely your best pick, based on the latest... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
Used car salesman

Do Car Salespeople Haggle Or Do They Negotiate? New Ads Hit A Nerve With Dealers [UPDATED]

UPDATED: See below Shopping is a curious thing. Some people find the process of browsing, committing, and spending therapeutic; to others, it's cruel and unusual punishment... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
National Lampoon's Vacation

Men Love Sporty Rides, Women Love Practical Cars, And Other Stereotypes

Another week, another study about the many differences (and fewer similarities) between men and women. This time, the study crossing our desk comes from KBB.com, and it shows... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
2015 Jaguar XKR

2015 Jaguar XK, Takata Airbag Recall, Anti-Tesla Bill: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Jaguar XK Review Here for its final model year, the 2015 Jaguar XK lineup carries over without significant change, as it's stepped aside for the... read more October 23, 2014 by 


 
Railroad map prepared by the Michigan Railroad Commission, circa 1876.

GM Announces Support For Michigan's Anti-Tesla Bill, Governor Then Signs It

Last week, we told you about a hastily amended bill in Michigan that would prevent Tesla from setting up shop in the Wolverine State. It had passed both houses of the... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
25 years of the airbag

NHTSA Expands Takata Airbag Recall: Here's An Updated List Of Every U.S. Car Affected

This is not a good time for Takata. Faulty propellant has caused the Japanese company's airbags to rip upon deployment, spraying passengers with shrapnel. That's led to a... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
2015 Infiniti Q40

2015 Infiniti Q40, Autonomous Cars, Plug-In Hybrids Vs. Fuel Cells: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Infiniti Q40 Review Infiniti is holding on to the old, by keeping the outgoing version of its mid-size sport sedan, formerly called the G37... read more October 22, 2014 by 


 
Volvo ‘Drive Me’ autonomous car pilot project in Gothenburg, Sweden

40+ Ways That Autonomous Cars Will Improve (Or Ruin) The World

We've all heard the theories: Autonomous cars will prevent accidents. Autonomous cars will reduce traffic. Autonomous cars will revolt and eat us for dinner. (We made up that... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
2004 Toyota Corolla XRS

Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Sequoia, Tundra; Lexus SC; Pontiac Vibe Recalled To Replace Takata Airbags

The number of vehicles affected by faulty Takata-brand airbags has just grown by 247,000, thanks to a new recall from Toyota. The recall affects five Toyota and Lexus models... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA Class, 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show

2015 Mercedes GLA, Gas Mileage A Top Priority, Fan Sues Ferrari: What’s New @ The Car Connection

From The Car Connection: 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class Review The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-Class is the smallest vehicle offered as a GL-branded sport-utility vehicle by the... read more October 21, 2014 by 


 
Gas pump

Advocacy Group Says That Fuel Economy Is America's #1 Criteria When Shopping For A New Car

When you're looking for a new car, there are lots of factors to consider: how the car looks, how comfortable the ride is, its high-tech amenities, the number of cup-holders... read more October 20, 2014 by 


 
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