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2009 Detroit Show: BYD Coming to America?
2009 Detroit Show: BYD Coming to America?

Last year at BYD Auto's Cobo basement stand, paused for a few minutes and watched members of the press gawk, gasp, laugh, or snap a picture of the more-than-passing resemblance of BYD’s cars to other established models from other world automakers. What a difference a year...Read More»

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TheCarConnection: What We're Up To

We've been busy this summer at as we steam ahead into the 2009 model year, we thought it'd be a good time to bring you up to date on what's happening from our editorial team and from our rapidly growing site. Car Reviews and Blogs First off, the name Bengt Halvorson is...Read More»

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CNG Toyota Camry Concept to Debut at L.A. Auto Show

Previously the the fuel used mainly for clean air bus fleets and stoves in mobile homes--and some Honda Civics--CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) gets a bump in popularity with Toyota's announcement of a CNG Camry Hybrid concept to debut at the L.A. Auto Show in November. Explaining the decision to go...Read More»

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UAW, DNC Blast McCain on "Buying American"

John McCain's claim of "buying American all my life" was perhaps a partial truth, according to the Democratic National Committee. McCain made the comment during a WXYZ TV interview in Detroit recently and followed it up by saying, "and I'm proud." The complete truth, as the DNC tells it, is a fleet...Read More»

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Consumer Reports: Hybrids Can Pay Back

Once a point of contention regarding gas-electric hybrids, Consumer Reports now affirms that the purchase of a hybrid can save consumers anywhere from $500 to $4,250 over a five-year ownership period. Especially with steep gas prices, the greater mileage afforded by even mild hybrids, such as...Read More»

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CR: Used Cars Can Save You Plenty

Consumer Reports' latest issue dispenses some wisdom that penny-pinching fathers have been harping on since the dawn of time: It's nearly always cheaper to buy a used car than a new one. Specifically, Consumer Reports focused on late-model vehicles from one to three years old. In the case of a...Read More»

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Prius Production Added in U.S.

Look for a "Made in America" badge to start showing up on Toyota's top-selling hybrid-electric vehicle, the Prius. The Japanese maker will begin producing a version of the high-mileage sedan at a new plant in Blue Springs, Mississippi, starting in 2010, the company has confirmed. Like its Big Three...Read More»

2007 Toyota Camry
Did the Camry Kill a Toyota Engineer?

A Toyota engineer who died in 2006 was killed by too much work, a labor organization in Japan has ruled. The Associated Press reports that in 2006, an Toyota vehicle engineer died of ischemic heart disease. (The engineer's name was not reported at the family's request.) The disease, his family...Read More»

Gas At $4.89
Hypermilers Beware, AAA Says

Hypermilers--as USA Today reminded us this week--are those folks who are taking fuel economy to the next level. While you and I make sure our tires are properly inflated, and we're running on the right octane, hypermilers are turning off their engines on the highway, coasting behind huge trucks...Read More»

2008 Ford F-Series
Asians Overtake Detroit; F-Series Falls to Civic

If all the plant closings, production shifts, and job losses haven’t gotten out the word that there’s a massive sea change reshaping the U.S. auto industry, then the sales numbers for May should certainly complete the picture. For the first time, Asian automakers outsold the U.S. Big Three last...Read More»

Second Opinion: ’08 Chevy Malibu

As long as I've written about cars and the auto industry (about a dozen years), GM has been on the verge of a comeback in the compact- to mid-size sedan segment. Quite a few different, highly heralded models have come out during this time, that I like to call “comeback kids” — the...Read More»

Toyota Ready for All Fuel Options, Addressing Quality Problems

It’s an uncertain world, acknowledged Toyota President Katsuaki Watanabe, and any company hoping to be a success will have to address all of its options. With the increasing emphasis on green, fuel-efficient automobiles, that means preparing a wide array of alternatives, from...Read More»

Honda’s Pilot Aims for Diesel?

Honda’s confirmed its plans for adding a diesel engine to its lineup, but which vehicle would carry that engine has been a mystery. Other sources are pointing to a future Acura inheriting the oil-burner, or possibly the Accord and Civic. But what about Honda’s Ridgeline and the closely...Read More»

Toyota Introduces Venza—A Cheaper R-Class

Being a stickler for truth, all the marketing hype from manufacturers about "creating new segments" isn't just getting old, it's tired and completely meaningless. Notice to marketing and PR wonks, "Cut it out, already." Simply present your new vehicles for what they are. The market, if it cares...Read More»

2007 Toyota Camry
Lots of Losers in December Sales

General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Volkswagen, Nissan, and Mercedes-Benz all reported U.S. auto sales fell in December, leaving car sales at their lowest level since 1998.GM's sales of new cars and light trucks dropped 4.1 percent from a year earlier, according to Autodata, while Ford's total tumbled...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show Index

Show Coverage 2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part I by TCC Team (1/8/2006)Car and Truck of the year, Lexus LS has eight speeds, Enclave concept.. 2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part II by TCC Team (1/8/2006)Shelby GT500, Ford Reflex, predictions for 2006 and Lutz on GM financials.2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part III...Read More»

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2004 Paris Auto Show, Part VI

Confused in Paris The most frequent topic of conversation among automotive scribes attending this year’s Paris Motor Show was what, if anything, was the common thread. Several dozen new vehicles made their debut in the City of Lights, from the little Citroën C2 to Ferrari’s big F430. Yet...Read More»

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2003 Melbourne Auto Show

by Alexander Corne Related Articles:TCC's Auto Show Index by TCC Team (3/3/2003)Our coverage of the world's major auto shows, year to year. Australia’s big three motor makers, Ford, GM Holden and Toyota each contributed star cars to the Melbourne International Motor Show which opened its doors...Read More»

2003 Toyota Camry SE
2003 Chicago Show, Part II

2003 Chicago Auto Show Index by TCC Team (2/10/2003) LINCOLN CHANGES DIRECTION, WON’T CHASE CADDY "We don't have to be Cadillac," James Padilla, President of Ford Motor Co. North American Operations, in an interview after a press conference at the Chicago Auto Show. Padilla said the number-two...Read More»

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