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Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty
Chrysler Dumps Lifetime Powertrain Warranty

Chrysler's lifetime powertrain warranty won't be a part of the new Fiat-owned operation, but there's a new warranty poised to take its place: a 5-year, 100,000-mile offer that sticks with the car. The warranty change is effective with all 2010 model-year cars and trucks. There's a strong argument...Read More»

GM's eBay Motors Deal Goes Live Tomorrow

After a premature post-bankruptcy announcement in July, the real General Motors-eBay Motors deal is going live tomorrow, offering car buyers the chance to purchase a new car fresh off the lot straight from their living room sofa. GM hopes that tapping eBay Motors' 12 million monthly visits through...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 ST
2010 Dodge Ram 1500 Light Duty Diesel Canceled

Since the introduction of their all-new Dodge Ram 1500 last summer, Chrysler made it clear that their 2010 Ram 1500 would have a clean and green diesel option. In January, Chrysler said it was delaying the introduction of the diesel light-duty Ram until at least 2011. Frank Klegon, then Chrysler's...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Corvette
What Cars Couldn't You Do Without? Chevrolet Corvette Tops List!

Hagerty Insurance is among the world's leaders in providing coverage for classic cars, so their customer base skews toward the enthusiast side of the vehicle owning public. In an effort to divine potential classic cars of the future, Hagerty asked customers a simple question: “What American Car...Read More»

2012 Ford Ranger spy shots
Spy Shots: 2012 Ford Ranger

The world could really use some smaller pickup trucks. Many who are over 40 will remember the Chevy Luv, the Dodge D-50, the Ford Courier and other compact pickups that were all the rage back in the 1970s. Then something happened ... driveway trucks emerged as THE vehicle, and they began to grow...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
Driven: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

In TheCarConnection.com’s Bottom Line review of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid, Rex Roy points out that the Hybrid is nearly as capable as its gasoline-only counterparts, able to tow a powerboat (up to 6,100 pounds). Though we didn’t have anything to tow, testing the Silverado Hybrid’s...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Chrysler-Fiat: We Predict The 2012 Lineup

It's official--Chrysler has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Now the long task of sorting out the good from the bad at the storied automaker, with the added task of joining hand in hand with Italy's Fiat Group to build a new Chrysler with a new range of small cars. You might have...Read More»

2009 Honda Ridgeline
Next Gen Honda Ridgeline Lighter, More Efficient and Aerodynamic

“The (current) Ridgeline was the right thing to do at the time,” said Dave Marek, chief designer and senior manager of the automotive styling group at Honda Research and Development. “But now that the truck market is a moving target, our opportunity is to make it more fuel-efficient --...Read More»

2011 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150 Spied; Powered By New 6.2-liter Boss V-8

According to Detroit News, Ford will be fitting its upcoming large displacement 6.2-liter V-8 to a greater variety of 2011 F-150s than originally planned. Their spy pic reveals twin pipes supposedly unique to this new engine; not known is whether this is a true dual exhaust setup or simply twin...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Avalanche
No Fear: GM's Trucks Will Survive

The big news from General Motors this year hasn't been its great new trucks and cars. It's been a constant drumbeat of dire news, down to the "substantial doubts" about its ability to stay out of bankruptcy. There's no need to fear, though. As long as there is a General Motors, there will be Chevy...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid
First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Silverado Hybrid

For the first time, you can get a full hybrid pickup. General Motors, Mercedes-Benz (when it owned Chrysler), and BMW co-developed what has come to be known as the dual-mode hybrid system. It's designed for full-size vehicles that need to keep their capabilities intact. GM was the first company to...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
Full-Size Trucks: A Battlefield of Innovation

I like Howie Long. I trust his picks on Sundays. And when he tells me only little old ladies need steps and a handle to get up into their pickup bed--as in the new Ford F-150--I believe him. Howie’s new TV ads for Chevy trucks definitely speak to the American pickup buyer, showing a tough...Read More»

2009 GMC Canyon
Quick Drive: 2009 GMC Canyon V-8

It’s been five years since GM replaced its Chevy S-10 and GMC Sonoma with the slightly larger Colorado and Canyon, and all along many reviewers—including us at TheCarConnection.com—have pointed out that the top engine, a large-displacement (currently 3.7-liter) in-line five-cylinder has never...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram
HEMI V-8 A No-Cost Option For Dodge Ram In March

Even cash-strapped buyers of the new Dodge Ram won't be heard muttering, "I coulda hada V-8." The Dodge boys are slammin' hoods and makin' deals; March is "Dodge truck month" and you can order a variable-valve timed, happily burbling HEMI for no extra cost in the Dodge Ram 1500. The free HEMI is a...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2012 Chevrolet Silverado: What To Expect, Part II

Earlier this week on ChevyTruckReviews.com, we talked about the styling of the 2009 Chevrolet Silverado and how it needs to change, so it's up for the challenge from new competitors like the Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra. Today, I want to dive a little deeper into how the Silverado could be updated...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Colorado
2009 Shapes Up Much, Much Worse for Trucks

It's hard to type with my fingers crossed. Needless to say, 2009 has not gotten off to a good start for the auto (or almost any other) industry. In fact, not many of us today can rest assured our job will still be there come the end of 2009. Scary times indeed. Projections for 2009 are bleak. The...Read More»

2009 Ford F-150
What's Your Favorite Luxo-Truck Feature?

There's one good thing about Chevy's latest Silverado ad campaign: the trio of spots isn't afraid to call out competitors by name. Howie Long is particularly adept at emasculating a V-6 Toyota Tundra driver suffering from inferior fuel economy, and at least one sensitive blogger has taken issue...Read More»

2010 Ford Harley-Davidson F-150
2010 Ford F-150 Harley: Black is Back (And Red, Too)

 Ford's Harley edition F-150 is back. Thankfully, Ford's adventures in cross-branding didn't end with the Nineties-tastic Mercury Villager Nautica Edition. The suitably ostentatious Harley-Davidson F-150 cruises back into showrooms for 2010, this time on forged, flanged 22-inch aluminum wheels. A...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
2009 Chevrolet Silverado: Too Few Gears?

Ah, The General. He never lets us down. Good, or, in some cases, bad. While there's a lot to be said for tradition -- especially when your typical customer puts a high price tag on tradition -- there are some arenas in which traditions should be surrendered to the museums. I'm talking technology...Read More»

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