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Archive: May 2009

Jamie Lee Curtis is one of a select few chosen to lease a Honda FCX Clarity.

Off-The-Cuff Endorsements From Schwarzenegger or Obama? Priceless.

Just a week apart, two high-profile leaders put restraint aside and showed allegiances to particular automakers—in this case, Honda and Ford—for their green-car efforts. This past Wednesday, as California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger spoke at a Shell station in Los Angeles, just after the...

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2006 Renault Clio

Nissan, Renault Getting Closer

The long-distance marriage between Nissan and Renault will get a little warmer, as a result of the downturn in worldwide automotive sales. As a result, drivers and car... read more May 29, 2009 by 1

Opel Ampera

Magna and Opel Ready to Deal?

The purchase of Opel reads like a daytime soap opera romance - too many suitors, lots of drama, and a fair amount of threats and protests. But in the end, it looks like Magna... read more May 29, 2009 by 0

Turbo Heather

Turbo Heather And Turbo Heather Extreme: Southern Belles On Wheels

It's Friday, and like most of you, we're avoiding work. We've turned to YouTube for guidance. YouTube is a wonderful place. It lets you keep up with friends. It lets you... read more May 29, 2009 by 1

2010 Chevrolet Spark

GM Announces New Small Car Production In U.S. Union Facility

General Motors announced today that they're going to utilize and retool idled assembly and stamping facility for future production for new small cars. GM didn't announce... read more May 29, 2009 by 1

2009 Dodge Viper at Milan Dragway

Dodge Viper: Down The Snake Hole For Good?

  It was news that we expected, but today a report by The Detroit Free Press reports that Chrysler isn't having an easy time selling off the Viper brand. Chrysler's CEO... read more May 29, 2009 by 1

How SYNC works

Ford SYNC Users: Free, Downloadable Updgrade Now Available That Provides Traffic And Directions

  There's nothing worse that buying the latest electronic gadget or service, only to find that seven hours later, an updated, more capable version is available and you can't... read more May 29, 2009 by 2

Volkswagen Eos White Knight

The New Minimalism: Volkswagen Eos, White Knight Edition

In these sobering Economic Times, when everyone speaks of cutting back and 80s-minimal retro is hot hot hot, is it any surprise that Volkswagen would launch a grayscale... read more May 29, 2009 by 0

2009 Toyota Yaris 5-door

2009 Toyota Yaris: No Hybrid, No Diesel, No Hypermiling, Yet 41 MPG!

With all the talk about hybrid systems and clean-diesel powertrains as the current be-all and end-all for green-car shoppers, it’s easy to forget that there are a few... read more May 29, 2009 by 1

Prowler limo

Link Love From The Car Connection: Tesla Roadster Recall, U.K.'s Cash-For-Clunkers, And New Zealand's Goats-For-Pickups

♦ Someone smarter than us once said that nothing succeeds like excess. If that's true, the converted ragtop, scissor-doored, six-person Prowler limo up for auction on... read more May 29, 2009 by 0

1963 Corvette built for Harley Earl

Harley Earl's 1963 Corvette To Be Auctioned At Mecum's Bloomington Gold

  Now is a great time to buy a cool classic car. With the economy being soft, prices for many cars haven't been this low in years. But cars trade hands in good times and... read more May 28, 2009 by 1

2010 Ford Transit Connect - media event in NYC, May 2009

Driven: 2010 Ford Transit Connect

We don't usually break much automotive news here in New York City, unless it's in bankruptcy court (where Chrysler is now, and GM may be next week). So we took great pleasure... read more May 28, 2009 by 3

Mercedes Benz Pre-Safe system

A Radar in Every Car: BMW, Daimler Team for Cheap Radar

No one has a crystal ball that holds the future of the auto industry, let alone the future of in-car technology, but two of the industry's biggest innovators have joined... read more May 28, 2009 by 0

2009 Volkswagen Polo

2011 Volkswagen Polo: Wagon, Coupe, and a New GTI?

The new 2011 Volkswagen Polo just might be the small car VW needs to restore its reputation for inexpensive fun. The German automaker may not leave that to chance, if it adds... read more May 28, 2009 by 0

2011 Ford Focus Rendering

2011 Ford Focus Preview

If you know where to look, Ford Motor Company has told the world plenty about the upcoming 2011 Ford Focus. According to Ford, the Focus we'll get is based on the model... read more May 28, 2009 by 0

Anti Union Button

Right To Work: A Huge Issue For Detroit Manufacturers

  Three cheers for the Detroit News's Manny Lopez. His recent column on the issue of Right To Work addresses a huge issue for domestic auto manufacturers. As one who has... read more May 28, 2009 by 3



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