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Ford Take Top Car, Truck Honors at Detroit Auto Show
Ford Take Top Car, Truck Honors at Detroit Auto Show

For only the third time in the last 17 years, one automaker has dominated the awards at Detroit's North American International Auto Show. This year's is the 21st exhibition. Ford's Fusion Hybrid was named the 2010 North American Car of the Year and the Transit Connect was named the 2010 North...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Side Exterior View
Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie: Spring Forward?

Spring Forward: Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie   Dodge's new crew cab 4X4 offers truckers innovative storage compartments called RamBoxes and a new rear coil-spring suspension attached to the vehicle's box-frame with stout car-like control rods.  The result:  side panel and below-the-floor storage...Read More»

2010 Pontiac G6 w/1SA
General Motors Plans 'Fire Sale' To Move Final Saturns, Pontiacs

With the first of the year just around the corner, General Motors is making preparations to find buyers for the last of its Saturn and Pontiac models. It is planning a fire sale with an interesting twist. Normally, new cars are sold to their first buyers on what is known as a CO or Certificate of...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
The 2010 Dodge Ram is the Big Bruiser of Full Size Pickups

Goodness gracious this puppy is huge. Its the 2010 Dodge Ram and boy does it look like one angry dog! With a recent roof to ground redesign, the Dodge Ram has truly undergone a quality transformation. It also now has some of the coolest toys available on full size pickups anywhere. Who thought...Read More»

Porsche Panamera with custom luggage
Good Things Come To Those Who Wait (For A Porsche Panamera)

Fact: we have not been especially kind to the Porsche Panamera. We've bashed its design, we've criticized it for watering down the Porsche lineup, and we've reveled in its imminent demise. Now that the first delivery of Panameras to the U.S. has been delayed for reasons unknown, you might expect us...Read More»

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How a Sex Goddess Changed the Auto Industry

The Mansfield Bar If you're around the same vintage as I am (59) you probably remember Jayne Mansfield or at least heard about her.    I know youre probably wondering what Jayne Mansfield has to do with the automobile industry but actually, she had a lot to do with it.  Jayne was a 1950s blond...Read More»

2009 Dodge Caliber SRT4
Chrysler Has Aggressive Plan for 2014 Profit; Product Changes

While Ford has been dominating the auto world's headlines of late with news of its surprise $997 operating profit last quarter and the strength of its sales where it scored a 3.2 percent increase in sales last year, just behind GM's 3.7 percent hike, Chrysler has also been making its own waves...Read More»

winter tire
Getting Your Car Ready for Winter

Believe it or not, it's almost the first of November and while those folks in the weather business only consider this the 'wrap up 'month of fall, this is a month that presents many different faces that we all know about. One minute it can be 75 and lovely and the next day we can have six inches of...Read More»

1960 Chevrolet Corvair
Whistle Blowing or Switching Sides

With recent news about certain floormats in certain Toyota models earning great media attention, there has been a lot of maligning of big auto companies for failing to take care of small issues, such as producing effective floormats. In our experience, auto manufacturers have always been a little...Read More»

2008 Hyundai Elantra GLS
Why It Is Immoral for Automakers To Sell Cars With Crank Windows

There is no business, financial or manufacturing case for it. It is a design that dates back to the origins of the automobile. Why on earth in 2009 are brand new cars at Toyota, Nissan, Chevy, Hyundai, Kia and even Smart dealers rolling off the lots with hand crank windows? And no, it isn't because...Read More»

Lamborghini holiday candles
Today In Tchotchkes: Lamborghini Goes Pottery Barn

Giving cars as holiday gifts may be popular on TV, but not everyone can afford the cost of a vehicle -- especially when that vehicle is a supercar. Fortunately for gearheads, Lamborghini has come to the rescue with the next best thing: official "Automobili Lamborghini" holiday candles (53 € / 79)...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky
When Worlds Collide - the Death of Saturn

Based on the decision by GM to shut down Saturn after failing to obtain a buyer, you could be forgiven for thinking that there was something inherently wrong with the marque. That the competition was, you should pardon the expression, running rings around their product line or marketing strategy...Read More»

1997 Jeep Wrangler SE
Reasons To Buy a Jeep Wrangler

The Jeep debuted during World War II, powering over hills and rivers on battlefields across Europe. It was produced and sold to the public as the Willys Civilian Jeep or CJ model from the late 1950s through the early 1980s. It has always been an iconic symbol of freedom, adventure and the American...Read More»

Building the 2011 Bentley Mulsanne's V-8 Engine
How To Kill an Engine

In light of the recent Cash for Clunkers program that was organized by the U.S. government to boost automotive sales for dealerships and get inefficient vehicles off the road; a few facts have surfaced about the methods that dealerships were instructed to use, to insure the trade-in cars would...Read More»

2005 Chrysler Sebring Convertible 2-door Limited Side Exterior View
How To Commit Financial Suicide With the Chrysler Sebring Convertible

Chrysler Sebring Convertible While picking on a Chrysler product is kind of like kicking a dog when it is on the ground, this convertible really should come with a warning label buying this ragtop can seriously damage your financial health. While two-thirds of new Chrysler products have been named...Read More»

Roush Ford F-150 LP Natural Gas truck
Insuring Your Ford Pickup Truck

With 588,952 sales in 2007, the Ford F-Series was the top selling pickup truck for 2007. This is no surprise to those in the know the F-Series has been Americas best-selling vehicle for the past 30 years. It beat out the popular Chevy truck, currently at number two, for the number one spot on the...Read More»

1999 Chevrolet C/K 1500
Insuring Your Chevy Truck

The Chevy truck has been one of the top-selling truck brands since the 1940s. Today, the Chevy Silverado is the second most popular pickup truck on the planet. With 526,575 sales in 2007, (down only 2.4% from 2006), the Chevy truck is second in sales only to the Ford F-Series, which sold 588,952...Read More»

Chrysler and Fiat logos
Fiat CEO Wants To 'Repay Every Single Dollar Of Taxpayer Funding'

So is it going to be Italy to the rescue of the American taxpayer? Fiat CEO Sergio Marchionne is still courting Chrysler, and he assured the U.S. auto task force yesterday that if the proposed Fiat/Chrysler alliance goes through, no U.S. taxpayer money used to help Chrysler will ever find its way...Read More»

2008 Toyota A-BAT Concept, Detroit Auto Show
2008 Detroit Auto Show Coverage

2008 Detroit Show: TCC’s Top Picks (1/14/2008) Our favorite cars, concepts and moments from Cobo. 2008 Detroit Auto Show: Getting There by Rex Roy (1/9/2008) Make it easy, make it fun. PREVIEWS 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Preview by TCC Team (12/19/2007) A supercar by any name. 2009 Audi TTS by...Read More»

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