January

Consumer Car News: 9/30/02
Consumer Car News: 9/30/02

2004 GRAND PRIX READY FOR SPRINGPontiac will show off the 2004 Grand Prix this week at the Texas State Fair — but you don’t have to get horse hockey on your shoes here to see it. The ’04 Grand Prix gets smoothed out and styled up, though it doesn’t grow any larger. There are three models in...Read More»

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Geneva Motor Show, Part I

Index: 2002 Geneva Motor Show by TCC Team (3/5/2002) GENEVA SHOW OPENS WITH VW PHAETONThe 72nd International Motor Show in Geneva has opened its doors for the media — and one of its most anticipated launches came yesterday in the form of the VW Phaeton, the company’s first large sedan aimed...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 2/25/02

FORD TO BUILD GT40Ford Motor Company will build the exotic GT40 supercar it showed as a concept at this January's Detroit auto show, the company announced today. The GT40, a throwback to the company's glory days in racing in the 1960s, will become one of the 20 new or freshened products Ford will...Read More»

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2002 Detroit Show Preview

sponsored by Toyota Detroit’s annual auto show inspires vivid memories among those who attend each year. Like those from 1989, when Toyota and Nissan stunned the luxury market with the impeccable, primeval Lexus and Infiniti sedans. Or ten years later, when a crippling blizzard stranded hundreds...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 12/31/01

TCC PREVIEWS DETROIT, L.A. SHOWSGot plans for the New Year yet? While you’re carousing in a drunken revelry, the world’s automakers (and those of us at TCC) will be prepping for the twin auto shows that kick off the year. This week at TheCarConnection.com, we’ll be at the 2002 Los Angeles and...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
TCC’s Daily Edition: 12/12/01

Subscribe and get e-mail news FREE! HUMMER H2 ON SALE IN JULY GM unveiled the Hummer H2, the first product of its investment in AM General. The new truck is essentially a Hummer shape grafted on a heavily modified GM heavy-duty truck platform, with a 325-hp, 6.0-liter V-8 and heavy-duty four-speed...Read More»

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Consumer Car News: 12/03/01

AUTO SALES COULD REMAIN STRONGThe new car market may not take nearly as sharp a plunge as expected once zero-interest loan programs wrap up, Ford COO Nick Scheele tells TheCarConnection. That runs counter to what most analysts have been forecasting, with some expecting sales to slump to as low as...Read More»

Decoma Cruiser SEMA 2001 concept
SEMA’S Top 10 New Products

SEMA Stays the Course by TCC Team (11/5/2001) With all the news at Ford and GM, the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas took a backseat to other major news. But TheCarConnection didn’t leave the floor until we found the 10 products no serious enthusiast — okay, even some less serious — should do...Read More»

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2001 Tokyo Show, Part II

UPDATED 10/28/01 2001 Tokyo Motor Show Index by TCC Team (10/22/2001) Nobody was quite sure what the mood would be at the 35th Tokyo Motor Show, coming just six weeks after the horrific events of Sept. 11, which happened on the first media day at the Frankfurt show. Coupled with the uncertainty of...Read More»

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Driver's News: 10/22/01

TOKYO MOTOR SHOW OPENS TO PRESSThe world’s most recent auto show in Frankfurt was overshadowed by the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Now, the Tokyo Motor Show hopes to override global concern for terrorism as it opens this week to the media. The Tokyo show, true to its tradition, will host a slew of...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/16/01

TODAY’S TOP STORIES VW UNVEILS D1 LUXURY FOUR-DOOR Can the company that made its name selling cheap and basic transportation find a niche in the luxury car market? Volkswagen is clearly set to give it a try. The company is showing just what its D1 upmarket sedan is going to look like when it...Read More»

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TCC's Daily Edition: 10/09/01

SATURN DUBS NEXT COMPACT “ION” As TheCarConnection.com reported last week, the next compact sedan and coupe from the Saturn division will be called ION. The ION compacts are to arrive in the fourth quarter of 2002 as 2003 models. The sedan will make its debut before the coupe, and both will be...Read More»

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Weekly News: July 2, 2001

FORD TO SCRUTINIZE REPLACEMENT TIRE LIST Ford Motor Company might drop some tires from its list of valid replacements for recalled Firestone tires, after Congressional investigators alleged that pending National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) data shows the accident rate with some of...Read More»

2001 Geneva Motor Show
2001 Geneva Show, Part I

Sponsors of TCC's 2001Geneva Motor Show coverage ONE-SERIES UPSMANSHIP. BMW will roll out a raft of new product in the coming months, including a new 3-Series Compact currently slated for sale just about everywhere but the United States. It’s also adding a sequentially shifted manual transmission...Read More»

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Jeep’s Commander

It’s the sort of perfect autumn day that makes you ignore the onset of another frigid Michigan winter. The trees in Lansing, Michigan’s Potter Park have turned an array of yellow and crimson hues, a gentle gust of wind sending them rustling down atop the Jeep Commander sitting off in a corner...Read More»

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Week of August 14, 2000

FIRESTONE RECALLS 6.5 MILLION TIRESLAWSUIT EXPOSES GM STRIKE SCANDALSATURN REVEALS SUVBMW STAYS WITH REAR-WHEEL DRIVEFORD SUES MODEL EESCAPE AND TRIBUTE RECALLEDVOLVO GETS SECOND CHANCERIO TARDYGM’S GRAND PLANS FOR HUMMERAUTOMAKERS COMMIT TO SIDE-AIRBAG TESTSHONDA TO PROFIT FROM HYBRIDSGM WILL...Read More»

DIY Hoverwing. Image via The Nelson Mail.
Week of February 28, 2000

FERRARI SPIDER TO DEBUT IN GENEVAFORD PREPS CALIFORNIA HQ FOR 2001DC GETS 72 MPG WITH ESX3TOYOTA SETS UP ONLINE PARTS NETWORKGM, FORD ANSWER DAEWOO’S CALLSAFETY BOARD TRIES TO DELAY CRASH TESTSGM PRODUCTS ON TOYOTA WEBSITENO HOOK, NO BAIT FOR FORD, BMWWTO RULES, U.S. LOOKS TO SETTLE DISPUTESTUDY...Read More»

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2000 L.A. Auto Show Preview

The Greater Los Angeles Auto Show will be the first major international auto show of 2000. When it opens to the public on January 8, visitors will get a chance to view the world debuts of at least 17 vehicles. This week at The Car Connection, we’re offering you this special sneak peek of a...Read More»

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Week of September 27, 1999

DC SHAKES UP BOARDMBUSA’S JACKSON TO HEAD AUTONATIONSMART RACE DOWN TO 1IS PLYMOUTH DEAD?HONDA GETS INSIGHTFORD GOES ONLINE WITH MICROSOFTMERCURY LOSES ITS MYSTIQUENEW AIRBAG STANDARD BREWING?FORD, CAW REACH TERMSGM, FORD TELL SUPPLIERS TO ‘GET GREEN’BREED FILES FOR CHAPTER 11VW BUILDS 100...Read More»

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