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Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?
Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Instrument Cluster
5 Worst Car Slogans: Sarah Palin 'Refudiates' The Truth

In the grand scheme of automotive things, Sarah Palin really plays a tiny, microscopic role. Which is probably a good thing, because if she had a bigger role and influence, every car would have a gun rack. However, Mrs. Palin’s creative use (or abuse) of the English language recently, in a manner...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz CL-Class
Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

Bo Derek
By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling

What's it take to get a perfect 10? Back before she became a thinky conservative, Bo Derek laid it out the rules for us all. Actually it's just one rule: you don't have to be particularly talented or smart, just quintessentially, no-excuses gorgeous. Get it right, and you can even put noisemakers...Read More»

2011 Porsche Panamera V-6
2011 Porsche Panamera, Cayenne: Greener With Auto Start Stop

When you're sitting at a stoplight or stuck in traffic—and you're lucky enough to be behind the wheel of a new 2010 Porsche Panamera or 2011 Porsche Cayenne—you might notice the engine ever so smoothly shut off. Yes, it's supposed to do that; the feature is called Auto Start Stop. But unless...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Video: Hyundai Wants To Take Porsche's Place In Today's MINI Challenge

In the global auto family, MINI is a teenager. Yes, the brand's been around for decades, but it still carries itself with the rebellious swagger of a faux-hawked glittered-up high schooler en route to a Lady Gaga show. In keeping with that persona, MINI went to Facebook a couple of weeks ago to do...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK
TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our attention turns to one thing here at TheCarConnection: lining up convertibles for test drives. Lucky us, right? We think you...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Porsche Boxster - Greatest Ad Ever? Maybe

I came across this older Porsche Boxster ad recently and thought to myself, this ad summarizes in under two minutes what makes Porsche cars some of the most desirable on the planet. It's about desire, passion and the perfect product. Watch this ad and tell me you weren't taken with the wonderful...Read More»

2010 Porsche Panamera 4
2010 Porsche Panamera Subject to Recall

The 2010 Porsche Panamera is being recalled for an issue with seatbelts. Reuters reports that the recall of the new sedan will involve all models built to date. The problem? Faulty seatbelt tensioners, which could lead to more severe injury in an accident, or worse. The new Panamera is one of the...Read More»

2011 Volvo S60
Hmmm: Volvo's New Owner Promises To 'Liberate This Tiger'

Ford's sale of Volvo to Chinese automaker Geely has been a case of good news/bad news for Volvo enthusiasts. Unfortunately, recent comments from Geely's founder, Li Shufu, aren't soothing the nerves of those worried that Geely might misguidedly "improve" the brand into an early grave. Case in...Read More»

Ford Sync - in Navigator
Ford Recognizes Two Million Installations Of Sync

Just ten months after Ford had reached one million installations of its Sync connectivity interface, it’s already at the two-million mark, which puts it way ahead of any other automaker for factory-installed Bluetooth and hands-free devices. Ford has found that, at auction, two-year-old used...Read More»

2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Seven Cars You Must Drive Before You Die

I went skiing with my brother-in-law a little while ago on one of those days where the sun was shining, the crowds were small, and the conditions were beyond wonderful. I spent much of the time yipping, hollering and smiling as the sun shone down and I bounced off moguls and did lasting, real and...Read More»

Teen driving
Parents: 'Cell Cease' App Prevents Your Kids From Texting And Driving

Given all the news about distracted driving -- especially the problem of teens and their tendency to text behind the wheel -- it was only a matter of time before someone came out with a solution. And now, as they say, there's an app for that: Cell Cease. Cell Cease uses the GPS built into many...Read More»

2011 Porsche Cayenne
2011 Porsche Cayenne: First Official Details, Before Geneva Debut

Porsche has released much more information about its next-generation Cayenne SUV, which will make its initial debut in Geneva next week, then be shown at the New York Auto Show about a month later. A new full hybrid Cayenne Hybrid S model, along with major weight savings and improved fuel economy...Read More»

Volvo C70 Crash Test
What To Do If You Are in an Auto Accident

Very few lucky people go through their entire driving life without being involved in an accident.  The odds are quite simply stacked against us.  Driving is nothing more than semi-controlled chaos, and inevitably someone will do something stupid in your presence. Most accidents will be drivable...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Making Sense of Auto Insurance

Your car insurance policy is a custom package of several coverage options.  When you purchase insurance, you choose the coverage that best suits your needs.  Typically, the more you have to lose, the more coverage (protection) you need to purchase. Today, anywhere you drive in the United States...Read More»

2010 Porsche Cayenne AWD 4-door Turbo S Angular Front Exterior View
2011 Cayenne Hybrid Will Be Porsche's Most Fuel-Efficient Ride

The 2011 Porsche Cayenne Hybrid is to be unveiled at this year's Geneva Motor Show, and if early reports are accurate, it will debut as the company's most fuel-efficient model. The powertrain pairs a nickel-metal hydride battery pack with a 3.0-liter supercharged V-6 engine (purloined from...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Aveo (RS Concept, 2010 Detroit Auto Show)
Chevy Aveo RS, Playboy Top 10 And Saab Struggles On: Today At High Gear Media

The 2010 Detroit Auto Show is picking up speed as we near its start next week and the big reveal today is Chevy's Aveo RS. The sporty, show-worthy hatch is actually a preview of the tamer standard Aveo that's soon to hit production, but even with the show-car trappings, it's clear Chevrolet has hit...Read More»

Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson
Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently profane host, Jeremy Clarkson. Just a brief browse through his columns will prove the point. It's important to remember that Top...Read More»

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