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Is this the world's most brutally honest car ad?
Is this the world's most brutally honest car ad?

The internet has forced all of us to grow up. It's presented us with streaming images of wars around the globe. It's changed our opinions of people we thought we knew. It's made us realize that innocent-sounding videos like "Two Girls, One Cup" may not be all that they seem. The internet has also...Read More»

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Buying a car from another state? Here's a handy tip

The internet offers some exciting opportunities for automakers and dealerships--for example, Fiat Chrysler's new partnership with Amazon. But with those opportunities come plenty of headaches, and nowhere is that more apparent than when consumers shop across state lines. Of course, interstate...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
Nissan Titan XD recall, BMW 5 Wagon spied, Electric emissions: What's New @ The Car Connection

2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired...Read More»

2016 Nissan Titan
2016 Nissan Titan Diesel XD recalled for fuel tank flaw

Nissan is recalling select 2016 Titan Diesel XD pickups to address a problem with their fuel tanks. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 12,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will need to be repaired. ALSO SEE: 2017 Lexus RX 350 review The XD's problem is...Read More»

2005 Pontiac Aztek
Average U.S. car is now 11.6 years old, owners holding onto them longer than ever

As you drove over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house on Thanksgiving, did you notice that your car was a little squeakier than it used to be? Did it take longer to get up and going? Did it complain about its sciatica and about today's kids? Hopefully, the answer to all those...Read More»

Jeff Bezos
Will Fiat Chrysler's plan to sell cars on Amazon destroy or update the dealership model?

America's auto dealership model may not be fully broken, but most folks--especially consumers--would agree that it's in need of a 21st century overhaul. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles apparently thinks so, too. The car company recently announced plans to begin selling vehicles on Amazon. Doing so won't...Read More»

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VW quits diesel in U.S., New Audi R&D lead, Zero electric motorcycles: What's New @ The Car Connection

Volkswagen chief: VW is done with diesels in the U.S. If you're an Audi fan, you were probably sad to learn that your fave luxury brand plans to offer just one diesel model in its U.S. lineup. But buck up, kiddo: that's one more than fans of Audi's mass-market sibling, VW, will have to choose from...Read More»

2017 Jeep Renegade
Nissan Juke vs. Jeep Renegade: Compare Cars

Believe it or not, the Jeep Renegade and Nissan Juke are in the same category of small SUVs. But they could hardly be more different. The Renegade is Jeep's littlest SUV, with square-cut styling and genuine off-road prowess. The Juke, on the other hand, is a style-first urban warrior whose...Read More»

Herbert Diess
Volkswagen chief: VW is done with diesels in the U.S.

If you're an Audi fan, you were probably sad to learn that your fave luxury brand plans to offer just one diesel model in its U.S. lineup. But buck up, kiddo: that's one more than fans of Audi's mass-market sibling, VW, will have to choose from. That news comes from someone with intimate knowledge...Read More»

2016 Toyota Sienna
2011-2016 Toyota Sienna recalled to fix dodgy doors: 744,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Toyota is recalling the 2011-2016 Toyota Sienna minivan to fix a problem that can affect its sliding doors. According to the automaker, some 744,000 vehicles registered in the U.S. will have to be repaired because of the issue. The Sienna's problem appears to be electrical in nature. Toyota...Read More»

2009 Kia Sportage
Kia Sportage recalled, Mercedes backs off of diesel, Prius Prime takes on Volt: What's New @ The Car Connection

2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could...Read More»

2016 Nissan Leaf
2017 Nissan Leaf Vs. 2017 Ford Focus Electric: Compare Cars

Nissan's Leaf and Ford's Focus Electric represent two very different answers to the same question: What should a compact hatchback electric car look like? For many years, looks took a second place to electric range, where the Leaf had a decisive advantage—but that's no longer the case for...Read More»

2017 Chevrolet Volt
2017 Ford C-Max Energi vs. 2017 Chevrolet Volt: Compare Cars

The Chevrolet Volt and the Ford C-Max Energi are both compact plug-in hybrid hatchbacks. Each is powered by a combination of electricity from the grid, used to charge an on-board battery pack, and a 4-cylinder engine. But the two are very different vehicles in shape, accommodations, and driving...Read More»

2016 Tesla Model S
Do electric cars have a future in the Trump administration? Our poll results

When Barack Obama was sworn into office in 2008, the auto industry was in turmoil. The U.S. economy was tanking, and though Obama's predecessor, George W. Bush, had offered some assistance to Detroit automakers, at least two of those companies were at risk of going belly-up if they didn't receive...Read More»

2009 Kia Sportage
2008-2009 Kia Sportage recalled: nearly 72,000 U.S. vehicles affected

Kia has announced a recall of the 2008 and 2009 Kia Sportage crossover. According to documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, some of those vehicles may suffer from an electrical problem that could create a fire hazard. The problem is rooted in the Sportage's hydraulic...Read More»

2017 Toyota RAV4
2017 Kia Soul vs. 2017 Toyota RAV4: Compare Cars

Crossover SUV, or tall wagon—which suits you best? Both the Toyota RAV4 and Kia Soul offer great packaging and cargo versatility. But that's about where the similarities end. They might not be two you'd typically cross-shop, but they're both great alternatives to basic sedans for...Read More»

2017 Kia Soul
Jeep Renegade vs. Kia Soul: Compare Cars

Believe it or not, the Jeep Renegade and the Kia Soul are frequently compared by buyers seeking a small, square-ish, carry-all utility vehicle. While they're both upright five-door hatchback shapes, each has a distinct personality, and they could hardly be more different. The Renegade is Jeep's...Read More»

Nashville flood car
A third of America's cars are underwater: Is yours?

In the aftermath of the Great Recession, you probably heard about plenty of people whose homes were underwater. Maybe you were one of them. Now, the analysts at Edmunds say plenty of cars are underwater, too. How did this happen? When we say that something is "underwater", we mean that (a) it was...Read More»

2017 Audi SQ7 TDI
Audi isn't giving up on diesels yet, but it only plans one for America

Volkswagen's ongoing, never-ending Dieselgate scandal has all but killed the company's diesel lineup in the U.S. Its three big brands here--Audi, Porsche, and VW--have suspended sales of diesels, and VW isn't sure that they'll ever return. Audi is more optimistic, but only slightly. The company...Read More»

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