Consumer Car News: 5/20/02
Consumer Car News: 5/20/02

INTEGRA IS THE MOST STOLEN CARThe 20 largest insurance companies say that claims are down since 1980 — but that payouts are higher, Reuters reports. The companies represented by the Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) also says the 1999-2001 Acura Integra has the highest theft rate and claim...Read More»

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2001 Tokyo Show, Part I

2001 Tokyo Motor Show Index LUV REVISITED. Isuzu took the wraps off a concept pickup that gives strong hints as to the direction of an upcoming collaboration between the Japanese automaker and its American affiliate, General Motors. The two manufacturers are in the process of developing a successor...Read More»

2001 Jeep Wrangler Sahara
2001 Tokyo Show, Part III

2001 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/22/2001) PERFORMANCE AT ANY PRICE? Volkswagen’s new CEO is giving all-but official confirmation the automaker will put its W-12 supercar into production. “I love it, but the question is whether customers will love it,” cautioned Bernd Pischetsrieder...Read More»

2001 Porsche 911 Turbo engine
2001 Tokyo Show, Part II

UPDATED 10/28/01 2001 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/22/2001) Nobody was quite sure what the mood would be at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show, coming just six weeks after the horrific events of Sept. 11, which happened on the first media day at the Frankfurt show. Coupled with the uncertainty of...Read More»

Frankfurt Auto Show 2001
2001 Frankfurt Auto Show I

2001 Frankfurt Auto Show IndexTalk about the '01 Frankfurt show here! When the doors opened for the media days at the biannual Frankfurt Auto Show (IAA), optimism was in evidence if not buoyant. Despite the potential of a global recession, a majority of manufacturers were positive about the future...Read More»

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2001 Frankfurt Auto Show Index

'01 Frankfurt Show Preview by Henny Hemmes (9/10/2001) Before the Hofbrauhaus comes the sheetmetal. Frankfurt Show Preview II by Ian Norris (9/10/2001) A second crack at cleaning up the Messe. Frankfurt Auto Show I by John Rettie (9/12/2001) A subdued mood in Frankfurt quickly turns somber...Read More»

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Drivers’ News: Aug. 27, 2001

THUNDERBIRD PRODUCTION HALTED DUE TO COOLING GLITCHES Ford Motor Co. has temporarily halted production of the new and eagerly awaited Thunderbird retro roadster. Company officials confirmed to TheCarConnection that the snag is due to an engine-cooling problem that has cropped up on some, though not...Read More»

2002 Cadillac Eldorado ESC
2001 Dream Cruise Photo Gallery

by Mark Phelan When upwards of 60,000 hot rods, muscle cars and classic cruisers take to the road for a day of "Woodwarding," you're bound to see some rare, odd and unusual sites. Here are some of the more interesting ones we spotted during the 2002 Dream Cruise. (Oh, and click on any picture to...Read More»

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2001 Woodward Dream Cruise Index

The 2001 Woodward Dream Cruise may be over, but you don't have to let it fade into memory. Click on any of the links below for TheCarConnection's coverage of this classic cruisin' event. Dream Cruise 2001 Preview by TCC Team (8/16/2001) DC Launches Woodie Cruiser by TCC Team (8/16/2001) Wangers...Read More»

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Driver's News: 8/13/2001

EXPLORER GETS TOP MARKS FROM CONSUMER REPORTS A redesigned Ford Explorer has received the top nod from Consumer Reports magazine, in effect changing the “beleaguered” label into “best” with its long-anticipated September issue. Up to this point, the Explorer’s future, at least in the mind...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Weekly News: July 30, 2001

NHTSA WILL SEEK BROADENED RECALL According to various outside sources, the NHTSA will seek a broadened recall of some of the Firestone tires under investigation. Up to seven million additional tires could be affected by the recall request. Bridgestone Firestone will allegedly resist the...Read More»

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Racing Results: July 23, 2001

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX Next Race: 7/29 Grand Prix of Germany, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany (190.839 mi.; 45 laps)   NASCAR WINSTON CUP 7/22 New England 300, New Hampshire International Speedway, Loudon, NH (1.058-mi. oval; 300 laps) Dale Jarrett, #88 UPS/Robert Yates Racing Ford Taurus...Read More»

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Daily Edition: July 31, 2001

SCIENTISTS' REPORT RECOMMENDS CAFE BOOST A National Academy of Sciences report officially released Monday concludes that automakers should be able to increase the fuel economy of sport-utility vehicles and light trucks by as much as 47 percent over the next ten to fifteen years. The panel of...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC's Daily Edition: 8/1/2001

This week, TheCarConnection.com is launching TCC’s Daily Edition, our e-mail news delivered right to your inbox. We hope you’ll enjoy the new service — and we hope that during this week of beta testing you’ll send us your suggestions and ideas. Write to us at [email protected]Read More»

1978 Chevrolet Corvette Indy 500 Pace Car
Racing Results: July 16, 2001

FIA FORMULA 1 GRAND PRIX 7/15 British Grand Prix, Silverstone, Towcester, Northhamptonshire, England (60 laps) Mika Hakkinen, #3 West McLaren Mercedes (33.646 secs. Victory Margin) Next Race: 7/29 Grand Prix of Germany, Hockenheimring, Hockenheim, Germany (190.839 mi.; 45 laps) NASCAR WINSTON CUP...Read More»

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Weekly News: July 2, 2001

FORD TO SCRUTINIZE REPLACEMENT TIRE LIST Ford Motor Company might drop some tires from its list of valid replacements for recalled Firestone tires, after Congressional investigators alleged that pending National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows the accident rate with some of...Read More»

2001 Cadillac Catera
Weekly News: June 4, 2001

FEDS PLAN HEARING ON FORD DECISION The federal committee investigating Firestone tires covered by last year's recall has planned a hearing on Ford's recent decision to effectively double the size of the recall. According to a USA Today report, the hearing will look into issues regarding tire...Read More»

2001 Acura Integra Type-R
Weekly News: May 28, 2001

AVERAGE FUEL ECONOMY DOWN The federal government has estimated the average fuel economy of new 2001 vehicles at 24.5 miles per gallon, down slightly from the 2000-model-year figure of 24.7 mpg. For 2001, cars are averaging 28.7 mpg while light truck models average a low 20.9 mpg, barely meeting the...Read More»

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Weekly News: May 21, 2001

OPTIMAS RECALLED Kia is recalling Optima models for a wiring problem that could prevent the airbag system from functioning properly. The seat adjustment mechanism on the cars might pinch the airbag system's wiring, potentially causing a malfunction. The recall affects 9461 vehicles. ROLLERS...Read More»

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