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Link Love From The Car Connection: Giugiaro's Hybrid, Porsche's Museum, And Anderson Cooper's 'Nads (Seriously)
Link Love From The Car Connection: Giugiaro's Hybrid, Porsche's Museum, And Anderson Cooper's 'Nads (Seriously)

  Did someone get that license plate--you know, the one on that Mack Truck that just ran over our weekend? Call 911, 'cause we have been robbed of our leisure time yet again. Join us in some mild infotainment as we try to collect ourselves. Most unnecessary news item of the day -- Michigan psycho...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX V-6
Acura Introduces TSX V-6 At Chicago Auto Show

Always admired Acura's lean TSX but wished it had a little more pep in its step than the 2.4-liter Accord-sourced four provides? Enter the 2010 Acura TSX V-6, introduced today at the Chicago Auto Show and fortified with Honda's 3.5-liter V-6 in brisk 280 hp tune and, thus, an additional 79 hp...Read More»

2009 Acura MDX
Five Family Cars That Just Aren't

What happens when a "family" vehicle turns out to be less than friendly? I like to think creatively about vehicles that can handle my family and all our gear. Minivans are the most obvious choice, but I've taken a look at other vehicles that might just fit the bill. Everything from crossovers to...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
2010 Acura NSX? Dead Like Elvis

Here's why time zones suck: when you went to bed last night, all was good in the world (well, all was as you left it). Now you wake up to find out that Honda's cancelled the 2010 Acura NSX that had been out there in prototype form, shutting down GT-Rs and 911s on the Nurburgring with a shatteringly...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Honda Delaying Diesels for U.S.?

We've reported before that the diesel-powered Acura TSX has been "delayed indefinitely," but now the Detroit Free Press is reporting that Honda's diesels are on the back burner because of expensive materials. The Freep might have missed the story from October, in which it was reported that the...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
IIHS Bestows Entire Acura Lineup with "Top Safety Pick" Status

In a first in the history of both Acura and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), a single nameplate receives the IIHS' "Top Safety Pick" status for every model it produces. The proud parent of those vehicles is Acura, and all of its models (TSX, TL, RL, RDX, MDX) had to receive the...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX (rumored)
Rumored Acura NSX Has Front-Mounted V-10

Am I the only one disappointed by the rumored Honda/Acura NSX as presented over at Autocar? It looks to my eye like the meeting of the 2010 Chevrolet Camaro and Nissan's just-launched 370Z. Both attractive cars, indeed, but neither one possessing the NSX's legendary mid-engine layout, unique...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Acura TSX Diesel Delayed "Indefinitely"

Say it ain't so. We guess that's what you get for speculation. When CEO of Honda Motors, Takeo Fukui, announced at the last NAIAS that Honda would be bringing its first-ever diesel engine to the United States in '09, many guessed it would find a home under the hood of Acura's recently restyled 2009...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
2010 Acura TL Gets Six-Speed Manual

Sport sedan drivers who like to shift it themselves will have to wait until model year 2010 for an Acura TL with a manual transmission. Judging by the six-speed, short-throw, aluminum-topped stick in its current TSX, we have no doubt the upcoming TL manual will be a pleasure to row through the...Read More»

Pirate
Talk Like a Pirate Day! Which Car Makes You Go "Arrgh?"

Avast ye scurvy wenches and prepare to be boarded! Or something like that. It's Talk Like a Pirate Day--you know, the holiday that took the place of Arbor Day on our corporate calendar--and an excuse for all kinds of otherwise normal-appearing people to speak like Johnny Depp speaking like Keith...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
Wagoner Rings in Century at GM with Volt

Wrapping up what sounded remarkably like a recent campaign speech by a certain democratic hopeful, GM CEO Rick Wagoner took the wraps off the highly anticipated 2011 Chevrolet Volt E-REV electric vehicle at the conclusion of the GMnext Day Global Broadcast, a celebration of GM's 100 years by its...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
2009 Acura TL MSRP: $34,995

Whether you see it as beautiful or butt-ugly, the attention-getting style of the 2009 Acura TL is bestowed on a vehicle some $1,270 dearer than last year's model. The near-luxury, front-wheel-drive performance sedan goes on sale September 24 at a base price of just under $35,000. In addition to the...Read More»

2009 Acura RL
The 2009 Acura RL Is a Top Safety Pick

Maybe it's the multitude of airbags and electronic stuff--or maybe the proud new bow up front gives it the extra oomph in crash tests. Whatever the reason, the 2009 Acura RL luxury sedan is the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's newest Top Safety Pick. The institute--funded by the insurance...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
Acura NSX, Other New Model Coming by 2010

While journos flog the new 2009 Acura TL this week, the brand's managers are giving us something else to think about, other than the TL's brazen new look. Acura tells Automotive News this morning that it's about to add a new nameplate to its lineup, as it tries to step up its game to become a "tier...Read More»

2009 Acura TL
2009 Acura TL Breaks Cover

You've been waiting for the first photo of the 2009 Acura TL--well, here you are. While most of the world is all in a dither about the new iPhone, Acura says its new TL is way cooler. It's obvious, no? The TL gets a more hunkered-down shape than in its last version, with a thick grille and...Read More»

Car Dealer
Are Dealers Doing a Better Job Satisfying Customers?

That's the question posed by researchers wondering whether dealers are doing a better job than conventional wisdom would suggest. We've all heard the horror stories, of course: dealers who renege on promises, deliver a different vehicle than the one a customer expected to get, or throw a prospect's...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-4X
2010 Saab 9-4X Spy Shots

TheCarConnection.com's spies have caught the latest pics of the 2010 Saab 9-4X undergoing testing before a likely debut at the 2009 Detroit Auto Show in January. The prototype shown here is said to have a V-6 engine with about 284 horsepower and an automatic gearbox. It's most likely Saab's current...Read More»

2010 Acura NSX
Acura NSX Spied?

Are these the first shots of the Acura NSX? The new supercar, often rumored and much delayed, has been in turnaround since Honda styled concepts that met with a thud at major auto shows. Now, this prototype seems to wear typically Honda lines and possibly even an Acura badge on the nose. Does it...Read More»

Price Boost for 2009 Acura TSX

The new 2009 Acura TSX goes on sale at the end of the month, and Honda's upscale brand and its upscale managers have tagged it with a price of $28,960, not including destination charges of $715. That's for the base manual-transmission version. Acura says the TSX with the Technology Package and...Read More»

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