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Seven Car Brands With Bad Reputations For Quality
Seven Car Brands With Bad Reputations For Quality

Quality means different things to different car buyers--everything from reliability to fuel efficiency to utility. It's nebulous, but it can make or break the launch of a new vehicle or the success of a car company, affecting everything from positive press to negative word-of-mouth reviews. Some...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi SLS. © 2011 Anne Proffit
2011 Suzuki Kizashi SLS Sets A High Bar

All photos: Anne Proffit This was not my first encounter with Suzuki's Kizashi four-door, front-wheel-drive sedan and I surely hope it's not the last time I get to drive one of these truly fun cars. Suzuki has managed to make its competitors look somewhat less dashing and to-the-minute than...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
J.D. Power: Lexus, MINI Dealerships Lead In Customer Satisfaction

Lexus and MINI are among the brands with the best dealership service. That's according to the J.D. Power and Associates' 2011 U.S. Customer Service Index (CSI) Study—the big annual study that gauges multiple aspects of dealership service after the sale. Overall, Lexus ranked at the top among...Read More»

Suzuki Kizashi vs. Wicked Weather
Suzuki Asks Fans To Rate Its Super Bowl Ad Against Others

While automotive journalists rave about the new midsize Kizashi, most consumers don't even know the brand exists. Last night Suzuki aired its first Super Bowl commercial in an attempt to firmly place themselves in front of American consumers. In a 30-second spot, Suzuki featured its Kizashi sedan...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

2011 Suzuki Kizashi Sport
2011 Suzuki Kizashi Gets Impressive Front And Side Safety Ratings

The 2011 Suzuki Kizashi now has one positive: good front and side crash-test results. The Kizashi is already one of our top sedan picks if you happen to be on a very tight budget and don't quite need a mid-size to large sedan as large as the Honda Accord or Hyundai Sonata. The Car Connection has...Read More»

2008 Suzuki SX4
Suzuki Recalls 2007 - 2010 Suzuki SX4 For Loose Screws

UPDATED: Official statement from Suzuki added below. Suzuki has announced a recall for the SX4 sedan and hatchback from the 2007, 2008, 2009, and 2010 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, vibration from driving the vehicles may cause the...Read More»

2010 Jeep Liberty
Four SUVs That Will Cost You More In The Long Run

Recession or no, Americans still love SUVs. These days, we buy smaller than we used to -- the Cadillac Escalade doesn't sell like it used to, but dealers find it hard to keep the GMC Acadia in stock. And it's no wonder. Today's small SUVs can offer sedan-like fuel economy, serious hauling capacity...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Equator
Suzuki Recalls Equator, Grand Vitara, SX4 For Fire Hazard From Garmin Satnav

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that Garmin had recalled over 1.3 million GPS units due to a problem with the devices' batteries. When mated to Garmin circuit boards, those cells have a tendency to overheat, causing a fire hazard. Now that recall has bled over to Suzuki, which is recalling three...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Swift
Suzuki Swift Delayed To 2012 Or Beyond

One of Suzuki's most intriguing new models—the all-new Swift hatchback—isn't arriving to U.S. dealerships this year after all. According to Automotive News, citing American Suzuki's head of product development and business Steve Younan, the product plans for the Swift were put on hold...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Jetta Sedan S
Today in Car News: Economics 101, Stalling Jettas, and Diesels

Auto sales may have helped consumer spending in July, but were a small bright spot in some pretty dim economic news. [Detroit Free Press] What car would you lose your job over? We'd choose an XKR Convertible, but--hey, wait--we drive cars for a living! No need to steal! Whew. [Jalopnik] The 2009 VW...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
The TCC List: Five Near-Luxury Interiors Under $25k

No matter how cool your car looks on the outside, the truth is, you won't spend much time looking at it from a distance.  No matter how fast it is, you'll spend most of your time  in it idling in traffic and traveling at neighborhood speeds.   For most of us, it's the comfort of the seats, the...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki Dealership Network Shrinks, As Cars Become More Appealing

If you're shopping for a sporty, economical compact sedan, we'd recommend that you put the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi on your shopping list. But there's a potential snag: With Suzuki cutting its dealership base, you might find that you no longer have an outlet nearby. Despite strong, almost unanimously...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
Five Cars With Surprisingly High Insurance Costs

Get a more expensive car, and you might expect the insurance premium to be quite a bit higher.But that's not always true. Instead, the most expensive cars are often those models most often involved in accidents. Insurance companies know they're more likely to have to pay out a claim on cars that...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: YouTube's Winners And Losers Revealed

And so it's come to an end -- this week-long look at automakers and their YouTube channels. We've been amused, intrigued, and sometimes bitterly disappointed by what we've seen. Now it's time to announce the best (and worst) in show. But first, a couple of notes. First, we were surprised by the...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Azera 4-door Sedan Limited Angular Front Exterior View
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»

Screencap from Suzuki's AllPoints contest
Gamers, Cam Fiends, Sweepstakers: Suzuki's AllPoints Contest Is For You

Clearly, the auto industry thinks that Americans have nothing to do during the summer months. Between all the press releases for games and contests we've received, it seems like every automaker on the planet has a slightly new way for you to while away the hours. The latest? Suzuki, whose AllPoints...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki Kizashi Will Receive Update This Fall

The Suzuki Kizashi sedan has only been on sale for the past couple of months but an update to the car is already scheduled to roll in as early as this fall. The update will consist of a minor facelift to the car’s front fascia and interior and will only affect the more premium GLS and SLS models...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Test-Drive Sedans, Don't Buy A 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, And Get $250?

If you’re in the market for a sporty family sedan, go drive the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi, then take several of your other prospects on a test-drive. Within three days of the original Kizashi test-drive, if you purchase one of several competing vehicles, Suzuki will give you a $250 prepaid debit card...Read More»

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