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Mercury Showing Signs of Life?
Mercury Showing Signs of Life?

Mercury Versus Edsel (2/10/2002) If sales are strong, profits keep rolling in and dealers remain happy, why do so many observers keep predicting the demise of Ford Motor Co.’s Mercury division? It certainly doesn’t help that Chairman and CEO Bill Ford has given the division’s new management...Read More»

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BUSH PROPOSES HYBRID CREDIT

BUSH PROPOSES HYBRID CREDIT The Bush administration’s plan to cut fuel consumption includes tax credits for the purchase of hybrid gas-electric and fuel-cell vehicles. As Congress debates whether to increase Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards — currently at 20.7 mpg for trucks...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 1/28/02

KERRY WANTS MAJOR CAFE INCREASESMassachusetts Senator John Kerry doesn’t think the Bush administration is doing enough to boost fuel economy — in fact, the Senator would like to see the government raise the Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards “as far and as fast as we can,” he...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 1/14/02

TCC TOPS OFF DETROIT SHOW COVERAGEThe Detroit show opens to the public on Saturday, and before you brave the crowds at Cobo, get the first look at what you’ll see at the 2002 North American International Auto Show today at TheCarConnection.com. Click into our five galleries of news and photos and...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 12/03/01

AUTO SALES COULD REMAIN STRONGThe new car market may not take nearly as sharp a plunge as expected once zero-interest loan programs wrap up, Ford COO Nick Scheele tells TheCarConnection. That runs counter to what most analysts have been forecasting, with some expecting sales to slump to as low as...Read More»

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Driver's News: 11/12/01

FIRESTONE SETTLES WITH STATESThe Associated Press reports that Bridgestone/Firestone Inc. has reached an agreement under which it will pay as much as $51.5 million to avoid lawsuits lodged by states over the Firestone tire recall. The settlement, which could be announced today, will have Firestone...Read More»

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Driver's News: 10/08/01

FIRESTONE AGREES TO ANOTHER RECALL Reversing an earlier promise to fight any government-mandated tire recall, Firestone agreed to recall 3.5 million Wilderness tires that have been tied to rollover accidents involving the Ford Explorer. Firestone will recall two sizes of Wilderness tires made...Read More»

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Driver's News: 10/01/01

CAMARO/FIREBIRD GONE AFTER 2002 The word’s been on the street for quite some time now, but General Motors Corporation finally made it official: 2002 will be the last model year for the Chevrolet Camaro and Pontiac Firebird models. It fell to GM Vice President John G. Middlebrook to make the...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/02/01

 A WORRIED WAIT FOR SALES FIGURES The U.S. auto industry held its breath Monday waiting for September sales figures that are scheduled to be released today. Auto showrooms were nearly vacant in the two weeks following the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, although they did pick up...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/28/01

NISSAN ADDING JOBS IN THE U.S. Nissan North America is busting its buttons. In an economically impaired time when every carmaker in the United States seems to be intent on cutting costs and projecting layoffs, Nissan says that it’s getting ready to add another 2,000 workers at its Smyrna and...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/26/01

TCC’s BEEN OUT DRIVING: CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT & ACURA RSX TYPE-S It’s been a good week for sumptuousness and shifting at TheCarConnection.com, and we’ve got two automotive reviews to prove it: There’s rich, and then there’s Texas rich—the Cadillac Escalade EXT is both. Join TCC’s...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 9/20/01

AUTO SUMMIT YIELDS NUMEROUS IDEAS An unprecedented summit meeting Wednesday drew nearly two dozen auto industry, labor and government officials together at GM’s Hamtramck Assembly Plant. The leaders took aim at declining auto sales and overall concerns about the economy. U.S. Commerce Secretary...Read More»

2002 Chevrolet Avalanche
TCC's Daily Edition: 9/17/01

MILLION-DOLLAR MISSIONS: INDUSTRY AID CONTINUES IN TIME OF TRAGEDY In contrast to the auto industry’s downturn in the North American market, but completely in accord with the spirit of giving that followed last week’s terrorist attacks on the United States, gifts of aid continue to pour forth...Read More»

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Driver’s News: 8/20/01

GM’S ’02 CONCEPTS UNVEILED Long, sleek and sexy, the Cien is the type of vehicle one might to see carrying a Ferrari, Lamborghini, or perhaps even a Mercedes-Benz badge on its nose. But the edgy “Art and Science” grille is unmistakable. Spanish for 100, and designed to celebrate the...Read More»

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Driver's News: 8/13/2001

EXPLORER GETS TOP MARKS FROM CONSUMER REPORTS A redesigned Ford Explorer has received the top nod from Consumer Reports magazine, in effect changing the “beleaguered” label into “best” with its long-anticipated September issue. Up to this point, the Explorer’s future, at least in the mind...Read More»

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Driver's News: Week of 8/5/01

’03 CADDY CTS UNVEILED Are looks everything? In the case of the 2003 Cadillac CTS you see here, GM hopes they’re at least a big part of the equation. The 2003 CTS, the replacement for the German-bred-and-built Catera, will be unveiled officially on Aug. 18th at the Pebble Beach Concours...Read More»

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Daily Edition: July 31, 2001

SCIENTISTS' REPORT RECOMMENDS CAFE BOOST A National Academy of Sciences report officially released Monday concludes that automakers should be able to increase the fuel economy of sport-utility vehicles and light trucks by as much as 47 percent over the next ten to fifteen years. The panel of...Read More»

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Weekly News: June 11, 2001

FIRESTONE WILL NOT PAY FOR FORD RECALL Bridgestone Firestone's president has stated that the company will not pay Ford Motor Company for its recent expanded recall of Firestone Wilderness tires. He said that the company considers the tires good, and he again pointed to a potential stability problem...Read More»

2004 HUMMER H2 Victory Edition
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It takes a modern-day Moses to part traffic in Times Square, but that’s what happened when Arnold Schwarzenegger hit the Big Apple to kick off the annual New York Auto Show. The Terminator lent some muscle for the preview of the new Hummer H2 Sport-Utility Truck, an orange behemoth loaded with an...Read More»

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