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Consumer Car News: 12/03/01
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»

2001 Porsche 911 Turbo engine
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»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

Maximilian Szwaj
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»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

Jeep Commander
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»

Soviet-era ekranoplan
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»

1999 Mercury Tracer LS
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»

1999 Bugatti Chiron
1999 Frankfurt Show, Part I

One only has to look at a map of the Frankfurt Motor Show to get an idea of its importance. The event, which takes place every other year, fills more than a dozen convention halls and sprawls over nearly a square mile. The Motor Show coincides with what is on line to become a record-breaking year...Read More»

Site of Toyota's self-driving test facility at Michigan Technical Resource Park
Week of May 10, 1999

CAR SALES STAY HOT IN APRILCADDY ADMITS TO FUDGING SALES NUMBERSHONDA PLANS ALABAMA PLANTGM MOVES FORWARD IN LANSINGFORD FACES $4 BILLION SUITSPORT-UTES GET GOREDSEERGY LEAVES NISSANJ.D. POWER GIVES TOYOTA, GM KUDOSFORD NAMES SUPERCREWFORD RECALLS EXPEDITIONS, NAVIGATORSFORD TO REVAMP ROUGEGM A GO...Read More»

1999 BMW 323i Convertible
1999 New York Auto Show

New York leads the nation in many ways — fine dining, good theater, heart attacks had in taxis, probably. Usually, it doesn’t lead in car introductions. But this year’s New York International Auto Show, the 99th promo of new cars in the Big Apple, hosted more than a handful of vehicle debuts...Read More»

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