2012

2012 Dodge Charger SXT: Driven
2012 Dodge Charger SXT: Driven

The 2012 Dodge Charger SXT would most definitely see more attention—and more respect—if it weren't for the bombastic greatness and over-the-top V-8 muscle of the models slotting just above it. We've driven the Hemi models of the Charger—including the SRT8, with its...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
Southeast Toyota Offers Grads & Grad Students $1000 Rebate

If you're in college now, it may seem as if life is an endless blur of beer pong, keg stands, and all-nighters. But soon, you're going to emerge from your ivy-covered cocoon, and you're going to join the ranks of working adults. (Well, um, hopefully.) To make that transition a little smoother...Read More»

2012 Volvo S60 R-Design
2012 Volvo S60, S80, XC60, XC70 Recalled For Wiring Flaw

Volvo Cars of North America is recalling 2012 models of the S60, S80, XC60, and XC70 manufactured between May 16, 2011 and October 6, 2011. Approximately 17,000 vehicles are included in the recall. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the wire harnesses...Read More»

Honda, Toyota, Ford, and mid-market car sector rankings from YouGov's BrandIndex
Consumers Show Their Love For Honda, Ford, Toyota

2011 was a tough year for Asian automakers. True, their vehicles have fared well in various rankings, like Consumer Reports' recent list of "Top Picks". But between the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the flooding in Thailand, and the strong yen, many companies along the Pacific rim had a...Read More»

Subaru's FirstCarStory.com
Thursday Timewaster: Subaru Wants To Hear About Your First Car

Thursdays are just Fridays in disguise. On Thursdays, we're already thinking about the weekend ahead, about projects that we'll start but never finish because of some basketball game or Dr. Who marathon. Work is the last thing on our minds. If you're in the same boat, we recommend a quick trip over...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series convertible first drive
2012 BMW 6-Series, Lamborghini Sales, Geneva Motor Show: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Ayrton Senna's race helmet gets sold at auction and GM forms an alliance with PSA Peugeot Citroen. Automakers gear up for the Geneva Motor Show and NASCAR fined team number 48. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Ferrari released video...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8. Photo by Alex Bellus
February 2012 Car Sales: Best Since 2008

New-car sales gained momentum in February, as most automakers reported rising sales volumes for the month. With numbers still coming in from around the industry today, Chrysler again has turned in some of the best sales numbers, with an increase of 44 percent over the year-ago period. That topped...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza, Chevy Avalanche, Ford Mustang Make 'Top Picks' List

Consumer Reports regularly ranks cars on factors like reliability and bang for the buck. The company recently crunched all the data collected on 2012 models, and now it's announced a list of ten Top Picks for the year. In compiling its rankings, Consumer Reports looked at three factors...Read More»

The 2013 Nissan Altima, sans disguise.
2013 Nissan Altima, Volt Gun-Rack Guy, Daytona 500: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Volvo revealed the new V40 hatchback and Chevrolet released new sales numbers for the the Camaro during 2011. Nissan and Infiniti issue a recall, and seat warmers can be bad for you. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We spoke...Read More»

2012 Jaguar XKR-S
2012 XC70 Reviewed, Jaguar XKR-S Driven, Porsche Crashed: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the Daytona 500 has been postponed and the first 2012 Porsche 911 has been crashed. The Volvo V40 and Jaguar XF Sportbrake leak out before the Geneva Motor Show, and we review the 2012 Volvo XC70. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

2012 Nissan Juke
2011-2012 Nissan Juke, Infiniti M, QX Recalled For Potential Fuel Leak

Nissan North America has issued a recall for the Nissan Juke, Infiniti M, and Infiniti QX from model years 2011 and 2012. The problem? A flaw in the fuel system, which could cause a fire. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the fuel pressure sensors in...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Cruze reviewed at TotalCarScore.com
Scores From TheCarConnection Rank Rides at TotalCarScore.com

Here at TheCarConnection, we try to provide a little something for everyone: news, recall notices, shopping advice, even political commentary. But at the heart of it all are our new-car reviews, written by TCC's staff of experts. Now, you can find those scores included on a new site called...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Azera  -  First Drive, 2/2012
2012 Hyundai Azera: First Drive

While cruising at 70 mph in the 2012 Hyundai Azera, it's what we didn't have to do that's especially telling. My co-driver and I didn't have to raise our voices above normal, quiet conversation level to carry on a conversation in front—and the same held true in speaking with our two...Read More»

2012 Porsche Cayenne
2011-2012 Porsche Cayenne Recalled For Detaching Headlights

Porsche has issued a recall for 2011 and 2012 models of its Cayenne crossover. The recall includes the base Cayenne, as well as vehicles from the S, S Hybrid, and Turbo lines. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the headlights on the recalled vehicles...Read More»

AutoTrader's New Car Insights Report, January 2012
Buick Verano, Subaru Impreza Turn Heads As Gas Prices Rise

Gas prices are on the rise, and some analysts predict that U.S. drivers will pay $5 a gallon by summer. According to AutoTrader's New Car Insights Report, that's giving shoppers a big reason to look at smaller, fuel-efficient cars. AutoTrader tracks consumer shopping behavior on its sales site...Read More»

2012 Honda Pilot
2012 Honda Pilot, Acura MDX Recalled For Possible Fuel Leak

Honda has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Honda Pilot and its sibling, the Acura MDX. Those vehicles stand the chance of leaking fuel, which could cause a fire. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the problem stems from the vent shut float valve...Read More»

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse
Fisker, 2013 Lexus ES, Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Honda issued a recall while GM released details regarding the 2014 Cruze Diesel. The Tesla Roadster's battery became a car meme and Murilee Martin has a new guilty pleasure. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. LG wants to end distracted...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
2012 Fisker Karma, 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe, Ferrari FF: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Kyle Busch won at Daytona this weekend while Nissan issued a recall. We drove the new 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe and spotted the Ferrari 599 replacement. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. New rules have been proposed to combat...Read More»

2012 Nissan Versa Sedan
2012 Nissan Altima, Versa Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Less than two weeks after the 2012 Nissan Versa was recalled for a transmission problem, the Versa and the 2012 Nissan Altima are being recalled for a flaw in the vehicles' airbag system -- the same flaw that caused last week's recall of two Subaru models. According to a bulletin from the National...Read More»

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