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2010 Pontiac G8 ST: The Initials Stick
2010 Pontiac G8 ST: The Initials Stick

The winning name for the Pontiac sport truck shown at auto shows earlier this year is a simple one: G8 ST. Pontiac announced this morning that its 2010 light-duty truck would wear the initials it bandied about when it first showed off the V-8-powered two-door truck. In the meantime, it's been...Read More»

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TheCarConnection.com's Eight Best Cars for College

With the fall term about to start at schools across the country, you may be looking for the perfect car for your parents to “subsidize”—or for your child to take off to college along with your furniture, your computer, and your life savings. It doesn’t take an economics major to find a...Read More»

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Lutz: New Invicta, Caddys, Chevys on the Way

This morning's announcements from GM were met with a big public-relations offensive which included a special bloggers-only conference call with vice chairman Bob Lutz. TheCarConnection.com and Gaywheels.com were invited to be on this very limited call, the highlights of which appear below in brief...Read More»

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What Cuts Will GM Announce Tomorrow?

The news is apparently going to be big - big enough that General Motors not only put out a series of media advisories, but made sure to call just everyone up and down the journalist food chain to ensure they know about CEO Rick Wagoner’s big announcement Tuesday morning. What’s in store? The...Read More»

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The Official Denial: No More Brand Cuts at GM

Armchair quarterbacking about GM shutting down another brand is just rumor, says GM's Mark LaNeve, who told dealers in a letter that Saturn, Buick, Pontiac, and Saab are only being studied, not yanked from the GM corral. In the letter to dealers--obtained by Dow Jones reporters--LaNeve says to...Read More»

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GM Gives the Military a New Deal

General Motors says its new incentives offered to members of the military are the best from any automaker. GM's program is good for active-duty military and the reserves from all branches of the service, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and National Guard. It also applies...Read More»

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Yeah, But Did You Wreck a Pontiac GTO Today?

You could be a recruiter or a sales technician or an endocrinologist, but trust me when I say this is a job description you want: car wrecker. While I'm down here in TCC's world headquarters in sunny Palo Alto, Gregg at WreckedExotics.com was on hand to catch the filming of a stunt in downtown San...Read More»

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GM's "Very Difficult" Transformation

In technical terms, they’re called “strategic initiatives.” But for practical purposes, the wide range of changes General Motors has announced this morning amounts to nothing less than a wholesale transformation of the giant automaker – and an admission that the truck-based...Read More»

Behind the Scenes: 2010 Chevy Volt, Part II

“We know we have a perception problem, at GM,” admits Bob Boniface, the former Chrysler stylist who is not overseeing design of the 2010 Chevrolet Volt. Where environmentally-conscious consumers look at Toyota and see “Prius.” They look at GM and see “Hummer,” says Boniface...Read More»

Is This Ford's Next Rear-Drive Sedan?

While Ford continues to plot its future vehicle plans, it seems increasingly likely that the company will add a new rear-drive sedan to its lineup. Our spies spotted two prototypes for the next Ford Falcon testing in the Detroit area--and we're hearing rumblings from inside Dearborn that an...Read More»

What's Your Favorite Convertible?

Maybe it's the 75-degree day here in The Car Connection's southeast headquarters, or maybe it's the video below, sent to me by another topless enthusiast (get your mind out of the gutter). But my mind's definitely turned to convertibles. It's striking to think of how far droptops have come in the...Read More»

Subaru Testing EVs Stateside

The New York auto show is open to the public today, and aside from the rollicking Dodge Challenger and Pontiac G8 musclecars and the exotic Benz SL on display, they'll also be seeing a fair amount of green machines, including this experimental electric-powered Subaru. The R1e, Subaru says, is the...Read More»

Car, Truck? Will GM Ever decide?

The Pontiac G8 sports truck General Motors put on display for the New York International Auto Show was clearly about more than glitz and showmanship. Mark LaNeve, GM vice president for sales, service, and marketing, says there is clearly a space in the market for a "body integral" (read that...Read More»

Pontiac In New York: 50 Cent Steals the Show

Celebrities are the new set decorations at auto shows, and last night's performance by Sheryl Crow at the Mercedes-Benz press event certainly drew big crowds (including odd out of place, found-object celebs like Project Runway winner Christian Siriano and professional clubdweller Richie Rich). But...Read More»

Pontiac G8 Gets Corvette Power in GXP

This week’s New York auto show wouldn’t be the same without big announcements from General Motors. GM’s been dominating U.S. shows with fleets of new vehicles and new concepts--and the upcoming New York auto show will be no exception with the display of a trio of Pontiacs. We...Read More»

More Liveblog: Does the G8 Peg the Styling Meter?

I'm trying to do this secretly, but it's not working. In the five or six miles it takes to get from downtown San Diego to Hillcrest, I've almost caused two accidents, caused the owner of a mid-Nineties Bonneville to slide back and forth at a stoplight to get a stem-to-stern-to-stem-again look at...Read More»

Liveblogging with Pontiac's G8

Okay, so maybe we expect blissful sunshine and 70 degrees when we visit San Diego - and right now, at a roadside nursery with an interesting stash of almost-classic cars tucked in the garage, it's barely 50 and cool under a marine layer. Nevermind that, because Pontiac's G8 is giving us the reason...Read More»

What's the Best Used Car Out There? The Accord, Forbes Says

The capitalist tools at Forbes have spoken--and when it comes to used cars, the Honda Accord really gets them excited. Of all the cars available through "certified pre-owned" programs, Forbes says, it's the Accord that topped its survey, which was largely based on reliability data from Consumer...Read More»

We Bid January Adieu, and Clock Your Favorite Reviews

While the rest of the automotive world awaits January sales figures next week--we’re betting some will be up, some will be down--the back-end elves here have been poring over server logs to see which vehicle reviews were the most popular in January. There’s no huge surprise to find out...Read More»

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