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Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

Five Cars That Lose Value Fast

  Korean automakers Hyundai and Kia have made giant strides in recent years.  Some of their 2010 and 2011 cars are among the best they've ever made, and are rated near the top of TheCarConnection's lists for best family sedans and small crossovers. It's showing in their sales numbers--the... read more

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2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto + Side Exterior View

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

This week, the automotive landscape is tilted in favor of the buyer who comes prepared.  The across-the-board discounts we saw all spring have faded, in favor of targeted... read more July 30, 2010 by  0

2010 Kia Soul

How To Prepare Your Car for College

Sending a child off to college sometimes means turning over one of the family vehicles as well. The car may not need a meal plan or $500 worth of books, but whether it's a... read more July 30, 2010 by  0

2010 Subaru Forester

Smart Car Shopping: Who's In Control Here?

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer, it was my job to stay in control of my customers. If I couldn’t stay in control, I was obligated to "turn them" to... read more July 30, 2010 by  1

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Today at High Gear Media: Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf and MINI

Yesterday was the 2011 Ford Explorer's day--and today at High Gear Media, you could hardly escape the dueling electric vehicles making news at Plug-In 2010 in San Jose. The... read more July 27, 2010 by  0

2010 Honda Fit Sport

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at, the car... read more July 23, 2010 by  0

USAA iPhone app

Need To Buy A Car At 2:00 AM? USAA Has An App For That.

The USAA iPhone app does a lot of nifty stuff. Apart from letting users manage their USAA accounts, pay bills, and deposit checks remotely, the app also provides many... read more July 22, 2010 by  0


How To Know When To Leave A New Car Showroom

You know when to leave a car showroom when you've bought a new car--but how do you know when to leave when you're not getting anywhere? There’s a tipping point in every... read more July 20, 2010 by  2

2010 Mercury Milan Hybrid

Fire-Sale Deals On 2010 Mercury Vehicles? Probably Not

You’ve probably heard the news; Mercury is no more. Ford Motor Co. (NYSE:F) is in the process of shuttering the brand and focusing more efforts toward Lincoln, and after... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


TCC’s Ten Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Test Drive

Fifteen minutes might be enough time to quickly mouse-click through basic specs and prices and comparison-shop a few models; but it’s not long enough to test-drive a... read more July 16, 2010 by  0

Dealer - Sale

Shopping Tip: Buy Now, As Car Prices May Go Up This Winter

If you're in the market for a new car, you should be prepared to buy this summer.  Prices have been on the way down for months, but they're expected to level out in a few... read more July 16, 2010 by  0


Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

If you're going out car shopping this weekend, you should know that automakers aren't discounting cars the way they did just a few months ago. As Toyota fought to recover its... read more July 13, 2010 by  0

2010 Chrysler Town & Country

Chrysler Wants No Regrets: Return Your New 2010, If You Want

Living without regret: it's something we try to do every day here at TheCarConnection, and Chrysler's been following our lead. Earlier this year, the automaker allowed buyers... read more July 8, 2010 by  8

2010 Ford Mustang 2-door Coupe GT Premium Angular Front Exterior View

Ford Pumps Up Rebates for 2010 Mustang, Taurus, Focus

There's one easy way to tell when manufacturers are ready to sweep showrooms clean of the current model-year crop of vehicles, and usher in the new year: the "special event"... read more July 8, 2010 by  1

2010 Hyundai Santa Fe

June Auto Sales Suggest The Market Isn't Recovering

We're accustomed to seeing some gamesmanship when automakers reveal their monthly sales figures, but this month, the spinning was unusually intense.  The take-away, though... read more July 7, 2010 by  0


Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals For July 2010

Even though new-car sales were off in June, are car shoppers any closer to getting a really good deal this July? First, some disappointing news from TheCarConnection's... read more July 6, 2010 by  0


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