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Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

U.S. Postal Service reveals 'America on the Move: Muscle Cars' forever stamps
U.S. Postal Service & Richard Petty Unveil Muscle Car Stamps

If you keep up with the news at all, you know that the United States Postal Service is having problems. Between the rise of email and social media, not to mention competition from carriers like UPS and FedEx, the USPS is hemorrhaging money. Last year alone, its losses totaled nearly $16 billion...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Chrysler Recalls 278,000 Pickups And SUVs Over Loose Rear Axle Fastener Issue

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 278,000 of its pickup trucks and SUVs to fix potentially loose rear axle fasteners. This recall adds to a recall last October of some 44,000 Ram pickups and Dodge Dakota SUVs for the same issue. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety...Read More»

2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains

Plenty of surveys measure attitudes toward the auto industry. Some determine how much motorists like their vehicles, some focus on the dealership experience, and others zero in on areas like auto insurance. Marketing firm YouGov measures something a little more elusive: buzz. Every weekday, YouGov...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
Why Isn't The Dodge Dart Selling?

When the all-new Dodge Dart debuted at last year's Detroit Auto Show, the media was excited. It marked the revival of a once-loved nameplate and the first major collaboration between Chrysler and its new Italian owners (since the Dart is based on a Fiat platform). And for a reasonably priced...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart SXT
2013 Dodge Dart Registry: Kickstarter-Like Crowdfunded Purchasing

Are you longing for the new 2013 Dodge Dart, but just don't have the funds to buy one right now? The new Dodge Dart Registry program may just be your answer. Launching January 20 with a new commercial during the NFL's NFC championship game, and backed by crowdfunding service RocketHub, the Dodge...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart GT
2013 Dodge Dart GT: Sharper And Racier, But How Much Faster?

At last, a racier-looking, higher-horsepower version of the 2013 Dodge Dart is here, and slated to be shown for the first time, beginning next week, at the Detroit Auto Show. While it's not yet the high-performance R/T, in the meantime we have the Dart GT. Powered by the same 2.4-liter TigerShark...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
Chrysler, Honda, Subaru Among IIHS's 13 Safest Cars Of 2013

Back in December, we told you about the winners (Honda) and losers (Toyota) in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's tougher frontal-crash tests. We also told you about the new IIHS designation, "Top Safety Pick+", which recognizes vehicles that perform especially well in crash tests. Now...Read More»

2013 Dodge Charger AWD Sport
Winter Weather Car Prep Tips To Keep Your Family Safe On The Road

While some portions of the country may have unseasonably warm weather this winter, other areas will be hit with classic winter deep-freeze, coupled with high snowfall, drifting snow and blizzard conditions making driving a hazardous experience. Since it’s not always possible to remain nestled...Read More»

2013 Dodge Durango
2013 Dodge Durango Recalled For Incorrect Seating Capacity Labels

Chrysler is recalling certain 2013 model-year Dodge Durango crossover SUVs that may have incorrect seating capacity information labels. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website puts the number of vehicles potentially affected at 734. The 2013 Dodge Durangos...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
2009-2010 Dodge Dakota, Ram 1500: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2009 and 2010 Dodge Dakota and Ram 1500 pickup trucks for a possible rear axle problem. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicle potentially affected at 44,300. Affected Dodge...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart SXT
Back To School: The Car Connection Picks Eight For Your Teen

While you may be out new-car shopping for yourself this coming weekend, it's just as likely you'll be looking for something to give to your teen driver. It's a fact of modern life for many families: to get to all the day's duties--everything between work and school--sometimes, you need a second, or...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart test drive, Austin, Texas, April 2012
Dodge Dart Slow Off The Mark, But Chevy Volt Sales Surge

Here are two news items you might not have expected: sales of Chrysler's highly anticipated Dodge Dart have been shockingly slow out of the starting gate, but the oft-maligned Chevrolet Volt is on track for its best month yet. Of course, we're not saying that the Dart and the Volt are competitors...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart Video Road Test

Many would say that Dodge hasn't been competitive in the compact car segment since the Neon stopped production. Now it's back with the 2013 Dart, and looking to take on the new competition such as the Chevy Cruze, Ford Focus, and other compacts with a renewed attitude. But does this new compact...Read More»

2013 Dodge Durango
2013 Dodge Durango Recalled For Airbag Problem

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2013 model year seven-passenger Durango SUVs over concerns that some side airbags may fail to function properly. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of vehicle potentially involved...Read More»

2013 Honda Accord Coupe
2013 Honda Accord, 2013 Toyota Corolla, Dodge Leaves NASCAR: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Dodge announced it's leaving NASCAR and Honda revealed the new 2013 Accord. We take a look at California's gas prices and Toyota said changes are coming to the next Corolla. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Fiat wants to send you on...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey SXT  -  Driven, July 2012
2012 Dodge Journey SXT: Driven

There are so many good choices among family crossovers, all well-packaged and reasonably well-performing—some with third-row seating—but for the most part they’re all so darn appliance-like and anonymous that it’s not surprising they drag us toward a state of anhedonia...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
Chrysler Offers 'No Payments For 90 Days' Summer Promo

Yesterday, we told you about the debut of General Motors' "Chevy Confidence" program, which offers Chevrolet shoppers no-haggle pricing and the opportunity to return their 2012 and 2013 model-year vehicles within 60 days of purchase. Not to be outdone, Chrysler has announced a promotion of its own...Read More»

Stylists work on the 2013 Dodge Dart
2013 Dodge Dart To Make TV Debut During MLB All Star Game: Video

If the television commercial for the 2013 Dodge Dart is to be believed, building an all-new car in arguably the market’s most competitive class isn’t really that difficult. All it takes is genius, inspiration, hard work for obscenely long hours and enough coffee to fill Lake Michigan...Read More»

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