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The History Of GMC
The History Of GMC

More than a century ago, a man by the name of Max Grabowsky started the Rapid Motor Vehicle Company. After developing some of the first trucks ever created, General Motors, an emerging mogul in the automobile industry, acquired Rapid Motor in 1909. Together, the two formed General Motors Truck...Read More»

2010 Toyota Avalon
2010 Toyota Avalon: Smooth, Roomy, And Tranquil

When you get in Toyota's largest sedan, what stands out most is its smoothness and quiet ride. As I drove the Avalon it almost felt like I was floating on air, almost unaware of the dirt road leading up to my house. But it’s more than just a nice ride. It also delivers good acceleration and good...Read More»

Amazing Car Ad
Amazing Car Ads: So Much To Celebrate And Critique

The world of car commercials and automotive ads is vast and nearly boundless, and it’s at once both inspirational and somehow disappointing. It's full of creativity and bland repetition. It's the pinnacle of "moving" art or the epitome of cheap visual tricks. So much money has been spent on...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
What To Put In The Hatch Of The New Ford Fiesta

The Ford Fiesta Hatchback is said to break the stereotype of the “small cars” in the U.S. By having a luxurious interior, rather than your common plastic, the Fiesta brings a more stylish look to a market where similar cars are scrutinized for their cheap materials. But what really...Read More»

Buick LaCrosse four-cylinder drive
Favorite Luxury Features Of The Buick Lacrosse

In recent years, Buick has become a name to recognize in the luxury class, and the new 2010 Buick LaCrosse has allowed Buick to compete with some of the most respected names in the industry. While most individuals looking for a luxury sports sedan are finding themselves at dealerships test-driving...Read More»

2010 Lexus IS 350C with F Sport wheels and brakes
One Approach To Brake Replacement

How much does a brake job cost at your shop? That’s a question that you never want to ask, because you’re going to get a generic answer to a very broad question. Most likely you’ll end up with a result similar to what was found by AutoMD in a national study of 600 shops. Over fifty percent of...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Coupe 2-door I4 Auto EX-L Engine
Finding A Car Battery That Fits And Starts Your Car

BCI stands for Battery Council International. Now you can forget that bit of information because the industry just uses the term BCI when referring to a type of battery cataloging system for cars. What the BCI or battery group number allows you to do is to determine the length, width, height as...Read More»

Continental ContiSportContact 5P tires
Help! Doug: Is It True That New Tires Can Be Dangerous?

Q. A relative relayed a story about new tires being sold that are actually quite old and dangerous. Is that possible? Milk and tires--they both age and deteriorate. The smell of sour milk at least warns me if I ignore the expiration date. However, tires sitting unsold for years, or remaining on a...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Why The 2010 Toyota Tundra Is The Construction Worker's Pickup Choice?

Although the Toyota Tundra has been criticized for a variety of flaws, construction workers swear by the vehicle. And although the stereotypical patriotic workers would rather drive an American automobile, the advantages of the Tundra simply outweigh the vehicle’s competitors. Due to the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion
A Tribute To Car Repair Technicians

Some years ago a trade publication, read primarily by technicians and repair shop owners, ran an ad placed by a specialty tool maker. It read: “Don’t let some nut ruin your day.” The ad showed a mechanic with a puzzled look on his face gazing at an inaccessible nut and bolt assembly as if...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2-door 3.8L Man Grand Touring Angular Front Exterior View
The Hyundai Genesis Coupe

Lining the streets of America, the Korean carmaker, Hyundai, has taken the industry by storm creating affordable, reliable (although this point is questioned by many), and attractive vehicles. Among their recent line of vehicles is the Hyundai Genesis Coupe, a stylish vehicle that is priced...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Equinox FWD 4-door LT w/1LT Angular Front Exterior View
New Attitudes About The Chevrolet Equinox

In past years, the Chevrolet Equinox has been known for its many flaws such as bad steering, cheap parts, and overall unreliability. But as new generations of the vehicle have become available, the Equinox has proved itself by becoming one of the most affordable mid-size SUVs in the industry. One...Read More»

2004 Subaru Forester (Natl) 4-door 2.5 XS Auto w/Premium Pkg Open Doors
Preparing For The Car Repair Visit

Dropping your car off to the auto repair shop is often a hurried experience because everyone tries to fit one more thing into their trip to work. So preparing for the visit can reduce the stress and possibly bring you closer to your ultimate goal of getting the car fixed right the first time. Think...Read More»

2010 Mazda CX-7 s Grand Touring
2010 Mazda CX-7 Grand Touring AWD: fun, sporty, economical crossover

The Mazda CX-7 is a sporty five-passenger vehicle that will haul nearly as much stuff as it does people. The CX-7 has decent cargo space, a comprehensive set of safety features and distinctive looks. It is designed to compete in the Crossover market with the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV-4.  ...Read More»

The Homer
Ford's Car Of The Future--By Way Of The Simpsons?

The Simpsons is, admittedly, just a cartoon, but its encyclopedic punditry on American life occasionally dips into fields that can stir even a car lover's juices. Case in point: The Homer, a car designed to meet the average American's (read: Homer Simpson's) needs and desires. And today, Ford...Read More»

2008 HUMMER HX Concept - Jabonski
A Chevy Volt-Like H3--And H5--If HUMMER Lives

Raser Technologies remains interested in acquiring GM's HUMMER brand--and plans a new model range including extended-range electric HUMMER H3 models as well as a new compact H5 off-roader if it convinces the automaker to sell it the brand and associated factories and contracts for manufacturing. GM...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu 4-door Sedan LTZ Angular Front Exterior View
Bland Cars And Boring Design

Cars today are ugly. Worse than that, they are boring. They have become horrible blobs with hiked up rear ends, scoopy fronts, and lots and lots of cheap plastic. They all wear the same silver or beige paint and have stances like a rottweiler defecating. Sure there are exceptions, which the...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3
HUMMER Still Has American Bidder Interested

  General Motors (NYSE: GM) says it will proceed with the shutdown of the HUMMER brand, but TheCarConnection has confirmed that an American company has twice expressed interest in a HUMMER deal--both before and after a failed bid from a Chinese company. Raser Technologies (NYSE: RZ) is a...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive
Buick Is Back! At Least, Motor Trend Thinks So...

My simple response is, I totally agree. It’s fair to say that Buick has developed a reputation for producing very comfortable, somewhat luxurious cars that aren't exactly thrilling. That's changing these days though, and people are noticing. I guess all of that driving excitement from Pontiac...Read More»

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