2014 Mazda 2, Parking Prank, Massive Toyota Recall: What’s New @ The Car Connection

February 13, 2014
From The Car Connection:

2014 Mazda 2 Review

The 2014 Mazda 2 comes from the maker known for its "Zoom-Zoom" character, and it remains one of the more enjoyable subcompact cars to drive. It's a simple, fuel-efficient, basic five-door hatchback that won't appeal to all buyers.

Awesome Parking Ticket Prank Could Brighten Your Day: Video

A parking ticket can ruin your day, especially if you have the misfortune of returning to your car while the officer is in the process of writing out the citation. In our experience, he or she is usually obstinate and unpleasant -- which is a hundred times more frustrating than just finding a slip of paper and an envelope waiting quietly under your windshield wiper. 

Massive Recall: Toyota Prius, Toyota RAV4, Toyota Tacoma, Lexus RX 350

Yesterday, we told you that Toyota's troubles related to its 2010 recall fiasco may finally be coming to an end. So naturally, today Toyota announced another major recall. This one affects some 960,000 vehicles in the U.S.

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S - First Drive, California, February 2014

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S - First Drive, California, February 2014

From Motor Authority:

2014 Bentley Continental GT V8 S: First Drive

How quick is the new Bentley Continental GT V8 S? How powerful? If this were the Bentley of the past, wrapped with Rolls-Royce, the deflective reply to such questions would be “Sufficient.” And it would be left up to us to agree.

Volvo And Polestar Reveal S60 Race Car For V8 Supercars: Video

The latest contender for the awesomeness that is Australia’s V8 Supercars touring car series has been revealed, the new S60 racer from Volvo and its motorsport and performance partner Polestar. Volvo confirmed its intentions to enter the sport only last June and since then it’s managed to develop a new engine and race car.

2015 Ford S-Max Spy Shots

The second-generation of Ford’s S-Max has been spotted near one of the automaker’s test facilities in Michigan and reveals several details about the upcoming mid-size MPV. The U.S. market never received the current S-Max, which can be seen testing alongside the new one in some of the shots, but there’s a chance that may change with the new generation.



From Green Car Reports:

China To Extend Electric-Vehicle Subsidies Beyond 2015 Expiration Date

China plans to continue its electric-car subsidies as part of a continuing effort to jump-start plug-in sales, which so far have been minimal, and reduce air pollution. The Chinese government announced Saturday that it will extend electric-car subsidies past the 2015 expiration date.

Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'

The fight to improve air quality may not sound like fodder for a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but Honda has done its best to make the topic exciting.

Will We Reach 'Peak Cars' Within Our Lifetime?

"Peak oil" is the term given to the date after which extraction and production of oil enters terminal decline. It doesn't mean the oil is necessarily running out--more that its extraction becomes less viable as time goes on.


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