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Faceoff: Lexus IS350 Vs. BMW 330i
Faceoff: Lexus IS350 Vs. BMW 330i

2006 Lexus IS 250/IS 350 by TCC Team (7/18/2005)The meaning of "IS" is...what? 2004 BMW 330i by Marc K. Stengel (12/15/2003)A new Performance Package endows BMW's 330i sedan with a distinctly sporty personality. Last year was a bumper year for Lexus, having sold 303,000 vehicles in theU.S. and...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing News and Notes, March 13

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1 • Teams Agree on Testing: The Formula 1 teams have come to an agreement about the number of days that each will be allowed to test. The previous agreement, which stated that the teams would limit themselves to 30 days during the racing...Read More»

2016 Ferrari 488GTB Spider  -  2015 Frankfurt Auto Show live photos
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part X

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Suzuki SX4 Starting in August of 2007, Suzuki will race in the World Rally Championship with a car that is based on the Suzuki SX4, a new crossover unveiled inGeneva. The SX4 is Suzuki’s third new model since last year and is the successor...Read More»

Ford Intelligent Vehicles preview
Letters to the Editor: March 6, 2006

More Letters to the Editor Car washers strike back On December 17, 2005, you posted an article authored by Bengt Halvorson in TheCarConnection.com that makes several statements about the professional carwash industry that demand a response. Mr. Halvorson cleverly uses language designed to distort...Read More»

2016 Smart ForFour  -  2014 Paris Auto Show
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part IV

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Toyota Aims for One Million European Sales Toyota wants to sell a million vehicles in Europe each year, according to Toyota Motor Europe’s Executive Vice President and COO, Thierry Dombreval. Dombreval put the goal on the record at the...Read More»

2006 Volvo S80 2.5L Turbo Auto Open Doors
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part VII

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Volvo S80 Volvo Cars is facing the most new-car launches ever in the company’s history, starting with the new C70 coupe-convertible just issued. Over the next three years Volvo will introduce seven new models and, according to Fredrik Arp...Read More»

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera Cabriolet
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part VIII

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Porsche 911 Turbo The only useful feature not included with Porsche’s new 911 Turbo is the name of a good lawyer. You might need one if you push the latest variant of the 997-series sports car to its limits. The Turbo adds another 60...Read More»

Nissan BladeGlider Electric Sports Car Concept  -  2013 Tokyo Motor Show
2006 Geneva Motor Show, Part II

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) BMW Has Carrera Fighter in Z4 M Coupe Faster than the Porsche Carrera, but less expensive than the Boxster. No wonder BMW officials were smiling during the preview of their new Z4 M Coupe on Tuesday. The hardtop version of the Z4 roadster will...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Feb. 24, 2006

Benz SL Goes to 550 and 382 You don't want to mess with a good thing, so Mercedes didn't change too much about its 2007 Mercedes Benz SL550 roadster. Underneath the hood, a new 5.5-liter V-8 engine matched to a seven-speed automatic transmission compelled the name change from SL500 to SL550...Read More»

2006 Bentley Continental GT 2-door Coupe Rear Exterior View
2006 Geneva Motor Show Preview, Part I

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) With a little more than a week to the press preview days, the whispers ofGeneva introductions are being confirmed — or in a couple of cases, denied. A rumor was going round that Aston Martin were going to show a new convertible version of...Read More»

2006 Porsche 911 Carrera 2-door 4 Cabriolet Side Exterior View
2006 Geneva Show Preview, Part II

2006 Geneva Motor Show Coverage by TCC Team (2/19/2006) Geneva Brings New 911 Turbo The upcoming Geneva Motor Show will be the setting for the launch of Porsche’s sixth-generation 911 Turbo. The new Turbo model will show up at the Palexpo in March, powered by a 480-hp version of the classic...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Feb. 21, 2006

Street Names Contest Winners! Apparently, a lot of you went nuts over TheCarConnection's Wild, Weird, and Wacky Street Names Contest, at least if we judge by the number of entries that flooded into our digital mailbox - more than 2500 arrived since the competition was launched last December. And...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Touareg Hybrid
CarGirl: What Real Women Drive

Mechanic’s Tale: What Real Men Drive by Douglas Flint (12/26/2005) You’re not thinking Miata, are you? More from the keys of Carol Traeger Last November, TCC ran a column by Douglas Flint entitled “What Real Men Drive,” in which he claimed real men don’t drive macho...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Golf R
Volkswagen Shows 2007 Golf

It’s been 30 years since the first VW Golf hit market. Okay, it was originally dubbed the Rabbit, but despite a name change, it has largely followed the same basic philosophy for the past three decades. Designed to deliver “affordable” German technology, Volkswagen’s biggest global seller...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing News and Notes, Feb. 6, 2005

Here’s the news from the world of motorsports: Formula 1: • Renault, Midland Unveil New Cars: The defending World Champions kicked off last week with the public unveiling of their new contender, the R26, at a media event in Monaco. The car has been being tested on-track since January 10, and...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Daily Edition: Feb. 1, 2006

TCC Drives: 2007 Jaguar XK Coupe/Convertible In the rarified sphere of luxury cars, brands stay relevant as long as buyers believe they stand for one or two simple things. Lexus' hallmark is impeccable reliability, while BMW's is sporting attitude. Audi has sleek design and all-wheel drive to its...Read More»

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Daily Edition: Jan. 31, 2006

Chrysler Revamps Marketing Dept. Chrysler Group on Monday restructured its marketing department in a way that more clearly separates brand marketing from product planning, and is designed to elevate how consumers view the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep brands relative to the competition, especially...Read More»

2006 Lincoln MKS Concept
Lincoln MKS: Becoming LS?

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) The elegant MKS concept, revealed Jan. 9 at the Detroit auto show, closely shows the future design direction for Lincoln ’s upcoming large sedans. Marketing chief Darryl Hazel said, “With the Lincoln MKS, we’re reaffirming what we stand for...Read More»

2006 Ford F-250 Super Chief concept
Ford Super Chief Concept Burns All

MORE PHOTOS: 2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006) Following a year of near-record gas prices in the U.S., the newest Ford truck concept takes on the question of fuel economy directly. The F-250 Super Chief is Ford’s first concept to sport the unique ability to burn three kinds of...Read More»

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