2000

Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly
Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from model years 1993 through 2004. According to the group, on these older Grand Cherokee models, the plastic fuel tank actually...Read More»

2008 GMC Denali XT Concept
GM Cans Planned Unibody Pickup Truck

As 2008's fuel prices skyrocketed and the bottom fell out of the new pickup truck market, like many carmakers, General Motors began to look into the idea of a unibody pickup truck to save fuel. But it turns out there isn't much to be gained with the unibody architecture. Aping Honda's Ridgeline...Read More»

2010 GMC Acadia
Preview: 2010 GMC Acadia Denali

Moving away from gas-guzzling SUVs and toward their hybrid and crossover variants is a hot trend once again. As buyers move to lighter and often smaller vehicles, however, they don't necessarily want to give up comfort or features. Recognizing this trend, GMC has decided to fit its GMC Acadia with...Read More»

2000 Dodge Intrepid Base
Driving an Older Car: The Dodge 2000 Intrepid

I drive a 2000 Dodge Intrepid. Why dont I drive a new car, or at least one that is not 10 years old? First of all, I am on a fixed income. I cannot afford a car payment, and I cant afford the comprehensive insurance that you need to carry with a new car that you're financing. That is just one...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
It's Official: 2011 Chevrolet Volt

The 2011 Chevrolet Volt finally made its world debut this morning--and undoubtedly, it's the most important vehicle that General Motors has built in the past 50 years. For a full preview, head over to our model-intro page for the 2011 Chevrolet Volt, where you'll also find the latest photos. Much...Read More»

Old Gas Pumps
Six Ways to Cut Gas Prices Forever

Cheap gas has never been guaranteed. Nevertheless, we Americans have tended to treat it--like so many things--as a right, not a privilege. And this entire political season is threatening to be overwhelmed entirely by the idea that we have the right to $3 or $2 a gallon of gas without making a...Read More»

Is GMC Really Serious About the Denali XT?

Our story on the Toyota A-Bat concept got you talking -- so while you're thinking about small trucks with hybrid powertrains, help us figure out how serious GMC is about building that Denali XT concept that it unveiled at the Chicago auto show? True to its pre-show buzz, the Denali XT's a pretty...Read More»

2008 GMC Denali XT Concept
2008 GMC Denali XT Hybrid Concept

GM’s future plans for rear-drive cars are speeding ahead, with the spring introduction of the new Pontiac G8 sedan. The G8 is the first of a new breed of rear-driven GMs that will emerge over the next few years, and one interesting spin on the new architecture could be a four-door pickup truck...Read More»

Our Gearhead Speaks: Neons Eat Brakes

What’s up in TheCarConnection’s garage this week? Resident gearhead Bob Weber lets you in on a little secret club racers have been bitching about for years. Neons eat brakes—and one reader’s none too pleased. “I replace one set of fronts on my ‘99 Malibu to three...Read More»

Toyota’s Topless Tsunami GT, And More Goofy Names

We all know car names that make us wonder, wha-fu? There’s the Chevy Nova, which by urban legend means “no go.” Or the haplessly named Mercury Mystique, properly pronounced “mistake.” Now in Britain, someone’s gone through 75 years of car names and written a book. And...Read More»

Can You Picture a Four-Seat XK?

Clay models might seem like old-school car design, but most carmakers, including Jaguar, still use them to flesh out the details of their vehicles. Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum says you have to: it’s only in this form that you see how a car looks before locking into production pieces...Read More»

2010 GMC Granite Concept
Daily Edition: Nov. 29, 2005

Delphi Says GM Talks Progressing Delphi Corp. said on Monday that talks with General Motors on a bailout were making progress, as the bankrupt supplier tries to slash its way out of Chapter 11. One key result to emerge from the talks thus far is a pledge by GM to suspend the price reductions for...Read More»

2000 Cadillac DeVille
2004 Meadow Brook Concours

The 21st Annual Concours d'Élégance at Meadow Brook, a Dodge-money estate some 30 miles north of Detroit, almost was undone — literally — this year by a line squall that late the afternoon before moved swiftly across Michigan with an infernal wind at its cutting edge. Chaos struck Detroit's...Read More»

2000 Toyota 4Runner
DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003

TCC'S DAILY EDITION: Oct. 8, 2003 NHTSA Establishes New Rollover Test Federal safety regulators Tuesday announced a new test designed to better measure how likely cars, trucks, and sport-utility vehicles are to roll over during emergency driving conditions. But the new test is primarily directed at...Read More»

2002 Cadillac Cien concept, Detroit Auto Show
Consumer Car News: 1/21/02

FORD, GM AIMING TO BUILD SUPERCARS With huge throngs surrounding their two supercar prototypes since the Detroit motor show opened to the general public, Ford and General Motors officials are taking the first steps to turn their two prototype supercars into production vehicles. Several senior Ford...Read More»

Maximilian Szwaj
Headlight News Weekly for Dec. 4, 2000

DC:NO BIG CUTS, YET Top DaimlerChrysler officials have said that, although there won't be any job cuts announced in the company in the next few days, the company is looking for redundancies between its U.S. Chrysler operations and home operations in Germany, according to a Reuters report. Chief...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Headlight News Weekly for November 27, 2000

CHRYSLER SHAKEUPGM AND DC IDLE PLANTSBRIDGESTONE FIRESTONE LAYOFFSMAZDA MOVES PRODUCTION TO EUROPEDAEWOO PRESIDENT APPEALS TO UNIONSSTATES AGREE WITH CA DIESEL RULESNHTSA OPENS INVESTIGATION INTO GOODYEAR TIRESJEEP WILL KEEP CHEROKEEFORD AND VISTEON BABYSITDC STOCK DIVESDAEWOO SUPPLIERS...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Racing Results for Nov. 27, 2000

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX–Final Point Standings World Driver’s Champion: Michael Schumacher, Marlboro Ferrari F1 Constructors Champion: Ferrari Next Race: 3/4/01 Grand Prix of Australia, Melbourne, Australia NASCAR WINSTON CUP–Final Point Standings Winston Cup Champion: Bobby Labonte,#18...Read More»

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