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2011 Scion tC: Driven, And Priced
2011 Scion tC: Driven, And Priced

Scion fell into a sales funk last year, with the teensy xD and the bloated new-generation xB falling prey to the likes of Kia and Hyundai. The Scion tC? The same story. The Celica-ish coupe was in dire need of a replacement--and a personality infusion. It's nearly a mission accomplished for the new...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
2011 Scion tC: First Drive This Friday, More Photos Today

You've seen the 2011 Scion tC before--earlier this year from the 2010 New York auto show. You probably want to know more on how it drives and how it's different from the '10, though, right? This week we're in San Diego to drive the new Scion, but you'll have to wait a bit longer to find out more on...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Polo
Video: Volkswagen Brings The Polo GTI To Facebook

  Volkswagen has been pushing the online angle pretty hard in its launch of the 2011 Polo. Among the automaker's standout efforts have been a joint ad campaign and website, and an intriguing "Marco Polo" Facebook page. Now, VW has returned to Facebook to hype the sporty Polo GTI, and we're happy...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
Backwards Day: Ford Uses Social Media To Get Viewers Excited About Trad Media

This is all we got: "Be one of the first to view the new 2011 Mustang commercials showing on American Idol tonight! http://bit.ly/bBlmvO" It came from the Ford Mustang Twitter account. And since that account, like most other commercial news streams, is all about hyping company products, we didn't...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
2010 Acura ZDX Recalled For Potential Airbag Issue

Acura is recalling some 2010 Acura ZDX vehicles for a potential issue with the dashboard surface, which might prevent the passenger-side airbag from deploying properly. According to the automaker, some vehicles don't have the proper scoring on the underside of the dash that would allow the airbag...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT
First Drive: 2011 Ford Mustang GT

Let's cut to the chase: The new 2011 Mustang GT is about as badass as you can get in a normal production car. In this case, one with a bargain bottom-line price tag as low as $30,495. The first time you see—or hear—a new Mustang GT open up the throttle, you'll understand why we call it badass...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0
2011 Ford Mustang GT: Live Photo Tease

We've been on a Mustang roll: earlier this week, TheCarConnection brought you Vanilla Ice's take on the new Mustang 5.0, and on Monday we drove V-6 and V-8 Mustangs, coupes and convertibles. That's on top of the huge pile of Mustang stuff from all the outposts of High Gear Media's empire of car Web...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Video: 2011 Honda CR-Z Selling Strong, Could Redeem Honda's Hybrid Hopes

One year ago, Honda was ramping up for the roll-out of its 2010 Honda Insight hybrid. The company made big predictions about the Insight, boasting that it would outsell the 2010 Toyota Prius in showrooms around the globe. Sadly for Honda, those dreams didn't come true -- not by a longshot -- but if...Read More»

Screencap from Jedward's 'Ice Ice Baby', featuring Vanilla Ice
Video: Vanilla Ice Dishes About The Ford Mustang 5.0

Robert Matthew Van Winkle is a busy guy: world traveler, restorer of vintage cars, avid motocross rider. And in his spare time, he grabs a microphone and performs under his stage name, Vanilla Ice. Love him or hate him, Rob's smash hit, "Ice Ice Baby", defined a moment in pop music history. If you...Read More»

New 5.0-liter V-8  -  2011 Ford Mustang GT
Ford's New 5.0 V-8: Back In Black, And Ready For The Track

The 5.0 is back, and Ford didn't take the opportunity lightly. The 2011 Ford Mustang GT will pack a 412-horsepower, 5.0-liter V-8 that for all practical purposes is an all-new engine. A very stoutly built, race-ready one at that. Along with the 3.7-liter V-6 that will also be introduced in the 2011...Read More»

Stanford University's autonomous Pike's Peak racer, Shelley, image by L.A. Cicero
Driverless Audi TT To Climb Pike's Peak, Via Stanford Robot

It's hardly surprising that an Audi TT two-seat sports car would climb to Pike's Peak, along the famously twisty 19-mile road that ascends to 14,110 feet above sea level. In fact, the Colorado mountain has hosted a well-known race to the top since 1916. Less common, however, is that the car would...Read More»

2010 Scion tC Release Series 6.0
2010 Scion tC Release Series 6.0 Priced, Coming To Chicago

Scion has gotten by unscathed as parent company Toyota (NYSE:TM) continues to announce safety recalls for braking, acceleration and steering issues, so the sporty tC coupe may appeal to some buyers that otherwise would be shopping for Toyota-brand vehicles. The latest version of the tC, the Release...Read More»

2011 BMW 335is Coupe
First Drive: 2011 BMW 335is Sings Out To Weekend Racers

BMW is directly taking on the Euro-tuner crowd and giving a nod to weekend racers with a new track-ready 2011 BMW 335is model set to arrive to dealerships later this spring. The automaker admits that a number of tuners have grown fond of the twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter in-line six-cylinder engine...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Passat CC Now Offers Five-Seat Option
2010 Volkswagen Passat CC Now Offers Five-Seat Option

The coupe-profile four-door sedan was a hot topic a year ago, and Volkswagen's Passat CC remains one of the only offerings in the affordable end of the spectrum. But apparently buyers, while intrigued by the look, were put off by the four-seat configuration. VW has listened, however, and is offer a...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Honda CR-Z

What do you get when you take some of the inspiration of Honda’s much-loved CRX two-seater from the 1980s and cross it with the also-much-loved Insight coupe from the past decade, then give it the latest version of Honda’s hybrid system? The 2011 Honda CR-Z. After plenty of anticipation, the...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen New Compact Coupe Concept (2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe)
2010 Detroit Auto Show: 2011 Volkswagen Jetta Coupe

Volkswagen unveiled a sleek New Compact Coupe concept, with a 45-mpg hybrid powertrain and an off-white leather interior with bucket seats for four. According to Volkswagen, “the New Compact Coupe (NCC) shows, both technically and visually, how Volkswagen envisions a front-wheel-drive hybrid...Read More»

2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06
Recall: Your Corvette Could Lose Its Roof--At Speed

You might be asking yourself why GM and the NHTSA are getting so worked up over a few Corvettes that might lose their roofs at speed due to faulty adhesive, but you obviously aren't the guy behind the Corvette at 80 mph. Over 22,000 of the cars will face the fix, which GM will apply at no cost to...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Elantra interior spy shot [via HyundaiBlog]
Spy Shot: 2011 Hyundai Elantra Interior Photos Hit The Web

An eagle-eyed Hyundai enthusiast in Korea has just posted some intriguing shots of the all-new 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The sedan has some camo on the back, so it's hard to get a solid impression of the exterior, but there are two good pics of the interior, including the dash. Based on these shots...Read More»

2011 Ford Mustang BOSS 302R
Ford Celebrates New V-8 With Mustang BOSS 302R Road Racer

Ford just released a host of details on the all-new, 412-hp, 5.0-liter V-8 that makes its debut in the 2011 Ford Mustang GT. But there's more to Ford's announcement. To demonstrate just how tough, powerful, and even race-ready the V-8 is, and celebrate an anniversary, a Ford Racing-built...Read More»

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