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Sacre vroom! Paris bans cars in the city center
Sacre vroom! Paris bans cars in the city center

Air pollution is a major problem in many city centers. So, what's the solution? The powers-that-be in Paris, France think it's banning older cars. That ban goes into effect on July 1 and will affect cars registered before 1997. (Motorcycles registered before June 1, 1999 will be included in the...Read More»

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Social Media, Car Crashes, And The Police: A Dangerous Cocktail?

Police have reached out to the citizens of Paris: they need help finding witnesses of traffic accidents. And how can people respond? On Facebook, of course. Les gendarmes are asking anyone who's witnessed an accident to leave a comment on the department's Facebook page. They're looking for anything...Read More»

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Car Buying Guide: Start Your Search For A New Car

Readers are encouraged to send in their questions about the car buying process. Get answers from an industry insider! Question: What is the best way to start looking for a new car? Should I begin online or visit my local car dealer? Answer: When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, I...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata First Drive
Hyundai, Please Build The Sonata Coupe!

The new Hyundai Sonata sedan is the boldest styling stroke in its class. It instantly makes the Toyota Camry look overwrought, especially with its pseudo Bangle butt, and the Honda Accord sedan looks downright dowdy in comparison. Recently there has been speculation that Hyundai might build a coupe...Read More»

1998 Eagle Talon Esi
Teaching Your Kid To Drive

    Any parent who has tried to play driving instructor quickly knows what a challenge it can be.  Most parents settle for sending their kid to drivers ed, or signing them up at the nearest driving school.  And rightly so, if they do not have the temperament for it.  That said, if you go in...Read More»

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On A Lighter Note: French Mayors Duel With Traffic Signs

Proving once again that juvenile governmental feuds aren't solely the province of the New York state legislature or the South Korean parliament, the mayors of two Parisian suburbs have installed contradictory street signage just make a point -- and to make drivers furious. In a nutshell: the...Read More»

2009 Audi R8 Le Mans
RIP Rip-Snorting Audi R8 V12 TDI Diesel

TDI, we hardly knew ye. Dispensed before birth, now merely a dream of the clean, high-mileage supercar, how should we mourn the death of the Audi R8 V12 TDI diesel--which Audi now says it won't build after all? First revealed at the 2008 Detroit auto show as the Audi R8 TDI Concept, then updated as...Read More»

Renault Kangoo be bop ZE electric vehicle
So What Would You Think About a Saturn Kangoo Be Bop, Huh?

Sometimes just when you think the industry can't get any weirder...it does. Take, for instance, two news items that crossed our desk in sequence today. First, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal area reporting French carmaker Renault and its partner Nissan have apparently joined former race...Read More»

NASCAR Hall of Fame
Charlotte Gets NASCAR Hall of Fame

In a press conference at the Charlotte Convention Center on Monday afternoon, NASCAR CEO Brian France announced that the North Carolina city had won the bidding competition to land the proposed NASCAR Hall of Fame. "To NASCAR fans everywhere, it is my distinct honor to announce that NASCAR has...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing News and Notes, Dec. 12, 2005

Here’s the latest racing news from around the globe: Formula 1:   • The Music Stops: This year’s game of musical chairs in Formula 1 was concluded this past week with the announcement that American Scott Speed and Italian Vitantonio Liuzzi will race for Scuderia Toro Rosso in 2006. The...Read More»

2006 Hyundai Accent 4-door Sedan GLS Auto Instrument Panel
Daily Edition: Nov. 30, 2005

TCC Drives: 2006Toyota RAV4 There's big news for the new RAV4, headed to dealerships soon: V-6 power and third-row seats. V-6 power in the RAV is a long time coming, but third-row seats? Really? That's what we thought when we first heard the news. How could they cram in that third row? But the RAV4...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Nov. 10, 2005

Ford Has New V-6 For Crossovers, More Ford will officially pull back the curtain on a pair of new crossovers at the upcoming Detroit auto show, the automaker has confirmed. The next-generation Lincoln Aviator and the new Ford Edge will be powered by an equally-new powertrain. Barb Samardzich, vice...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: May. 5, 2004

Sales increase slightly, at GM and across the board Industry-wide sales of new vehicles increased a mere 1.2 percent in April despite strong sales by several Japanese automakers. The overall pace of sales was a disappointing 16.8 million units, setting the stage for an increase in incentives. Paul...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 8/26/02

CADILLAC SHOWS OFF SRXAfter months of showing the vehicle off the record to journalists, Cadillac has released this first official photo of the SRX crossover vehicle due out next year. The 2004 SRX comes in either rear- or four-wheel-drive versions; it’s based on the CTS platform and built in the...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC's Daily Edition:10/17/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES FORD EARNINGS FALL The number two automaker announced it lost $692 million during the third-quarter. That's down from $88 million the year before, and marks the first time Ford has posted a back-to-back quarterly loss-it had a $752 million deficit in the second quarter-since...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Ramblings for July 3, 2000

Grands Prix pass the century mark Click image for larger view Recently, the racing fraternity celebrated the hundredth anniversary of the race that led to the creation of the Grand Prix series. The race — a 351-mile jaunt from Paris to Lyon, held on June 14, 1900 — was considered by many to be...Read More»

Volkswagen Golf
Spending those Euros

PARIS — A surprisingly strong finish to 1998 saw Europe set a new sales record. Western Europeans bought 14,341,246 units, up 7.0 percent over 1997 and more than 1990's previous record of 13,516,728. Volkswagen, Renault and Mercedes-Benz each grew more than 10 percent for the year, thanks to...Read More»

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Week of November 29, 1999

NOVEMBER SALES JUMP; GM SHARE TO DROP?UAW ON EDGE IN LORDSTOWNHONDA TO DC: WE’RE NOT ON THE BLOCKMORE DC-PEUGEOT MUTTERINGSVW TO SPEND BIG ON NEW MODELSMITSU LOSSES MOUNTDC VAN SALES WILT WITH COMPETITIONASTRO/SAFARI CUTBACKS PLANNEDINDIANA IN LINE FOR SECOND TOYOTA PLANTFORD PLANS LUXURY-DEALER...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of September 20, 1999

DC DOMINATES FRANKFURTDC, UAW SHAKE HANDSSENATE VOTES DOWN CAFE MODSVW IN NEW PRICE-FIXING PROBEJ.D. PICKS THOSE WITH ‘APEAL’NASSER REVAMPS FORD 2000FORD SETS ONLINE PLANSFORD’S ROBERTS TO RETIREFORD TO BUILD IN JAPANDC RECALLS DODGES, CHRYSLERSSAAB RECALLS 9-3PEUGEOT TO MEXICO? DC DOMINATES...Read More»