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Power: Porsche, Ford Big on Initial Quality

Power: Porsche, Ford Big on Initial Quality

The German sports car manufacturer, Porsche, took the top spot in the 2007 J.D. Power Initial Quality Study, with Mercedes-Benz and Land Rover weighing in as two of the most improved marques, while Honda nudged past long-time quality benchmark Toyota to take the top spot among mass-market brands in...

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2008 Scion xD

May Sales Mostly Up

Toyota continued to tighten its grip on the U.S. market as its sales jumped 14 percent in May. The Japanese automaker continued to push ahead of both American and Asian... read more June 2, 2007 by  0

Mercedes M-Class factory

Harbour: Detroit Closing Productivity Gap

Toyota is the most productive automaker operating in North America, according to the latest in a long-running series of studies on factory efficiency, but the Big Three U.S... read more May 31, 2007 by  0

Delage - Best at Pebble 2005

Summer’s Classic Car Shows Begin

Goodness gracious, it’s that time of the year again to roll the good ol’ drop-topper out of storage and show it off to fellow car nuts at your favorite collector car... read more May 29, 2007 by  0

2008 Volvo S80 T6

BMW-Volvo? Not So Fast, Pundits

Blogs, newspapers, and tongue-wagging auto executives have been trying to push BMW and Volvo to the altar for a year. The likelihood of the German automaker buying the... read more May 29, 2007 by  0

2008 Nissan Armada, Chicago Auto Show

Schwarzenegger on Climate Warpath

Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is on the warpath again, demandingU.S. regulators grant the state of California permission to set its own rules for curbing emissions of carbon... read more May 23, 2007 by  0

2005 Toyota Sequoia Limited 4WD

Calif. Asks EPA to Boost Fuel Economy

The State ofCalifornia’s Air Resources Board is in Washington today, asking the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for permission to clamp down on carbon dioxide... read more May 22, 2007 by  0

2007 Chevrolet Aveo

Are We Ready to Downsize Our Cars?

What happens if Washington mandates 35-mpg cars — and no one buys them? TheCarConnection tested the Chevrolet Aveo,Detroit’s only entry in the B-car or subcompact... read more May 22, 2007 by  0

2006 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

Five Cars for The Summer Ahead

When it comes down to it, any car or truck will do for a great summer vacation. It’s one of the rare instances in life that is about the destination, not the journey, if we... read more May 21, 2007 by  0

Chrysler pentastar

Chrysler: What Happens Under Cerberus?

The new Chrysler is cobbling together a strategy that will depend on protecting its own turf, rapid expansion abroad and continued access to the automotive technology... read more May 20, 2007 by  0

Chrysler pentastar

Daimler: What Comes After Chrysler?

When he announced the sale of the Chrysler Group to Cerberus Capital Management, one of the follow-up questions put to Dieter Zetsche was whether the emerging Daimler AG... read more May 20, 2007 by  0

2006 Peugeot 207, Geneva Motor Show

VW Still On Top in Europe

Volkswagen is still Europe's bestselling car brand, the Peugeot 207 is the most popular car andGermany is the biggest market — those are the headline results from the... read more May 17, 2007 by  0

2007 Chevrolet Silverado

GM Loses Top Ad Exec

General Motors’ head of advertising in North America Mike Jackson will leave the company next month to pursue other business opportunities, the automaker said Thursday. The... read more May 17, 2007 by  0

2008 Ford Expedition Funkmaster Flex Edition

Funkmaster Flex Returns in Car Wars

Ford’s go-to DJ, Funkmast Flex, is taking the reins at a new TV show that will challenge four teams’ customizing skills. The show, Car Wars with Funkmaster Flex, will air... read more May 17, 2007 by  0

Gas gauge

Flint: Forget Chrysler, CAFE Matters More

Okay, a few words about Chrysler. Morale is growing at the Auburn Hills,Mich., headquarters as well it should. The new owners have said they want to build the business, not... read more May 16, 2007 by  0

Chrysler pentastar

Daimler Kills

What was hailed at its creation in 1998 as the promising “merger of equals,” an alliance that would dramatically reshape the global auto industry, has ended in a... read more May 14, 2007 by  0


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