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Survey: Luxury-Car Drivers Feel Entitled To Park Illegally
Survey: Luxury-Car Drivers Feel Entitled To Park Illegally

Well, here's another reason to shoot a disdainful look at the guy in the shiny new luxury car even more as he jostles for an illegal parking space. Luxury-car owners (such as those of the BMW 7-Series or Mercedes-Benz M-Class) carry a feeling of invulnerability with respect to parking fines—and...Read More»

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J.D. Power Study: Domestics Take The Lead In Vehicle Appeal

No doubt about it at this point, domestic-brand vehicles are more reliable than they used to be. And if you still snicker dismissively when we say that a number of domestic-brand vehicles really do get our pulse going and are better than many imports, it might serve to know that J.D. Power is...Read More»

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Secret Shoppers Give Mercedes-Benz Top Marks For Customer Experience

UPDATED: Pied Piper's Fran O'Hagan sent in some additional comments about this study. See below. If you've ever had the pleasure of working in retail or the service industry, you already know how much fun secret shoppers can be. (For the rest of you: not very.) Over the past four years, the folks...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: If You Advertise It, They Might Come

The other evening I was skimming through many of the useless, mindless, and crud-filled channels that my exorbitantly-priced cable package comes with, when I came across a movie channel I barely remembered I had. (Bare with me, here. Like a Simpsons episode, this is the preamble to the theme of the...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz Weathered Hard Times Better Than Other Lux Brands?

The housing bust and the recession have hit some areas of the country harder than others. And because some vehicles play better (or worse) in Peoria than in Parsippany or Portola Hills, it's affected the auto industry in some substantial ways. And Mercedes-Benz considers itself lucky to be strong...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
How To Cheat Death: Get A Mercedes-Benz

Death, it's as certain as taxes. There is no avoiding it. Part of nature. There is a whole "deathcare" industry out there. I know someone who is part of it, and he has assured me that you can't cheat death. So has my family doctor and he has suggested many ways to not hasten its arrival. He...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class
First Drive: 2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class

Sometimes the best vehicles for a particular purpose elude easy classification. Take the Mercedes-Benz R-Class; ever since the first time we encountered this vehicle, we've called it one of the best long-distance luxury cruisers on the market, and one of our top choices for keeping fatigue at bay...Read More»

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Take Steps To Prevent Your Car From Being Stolen

Whether you drive a 1994 Honda Accord or a 2010 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, having your car stolen is bound to ruin your day. And while the vehicles topping the “most-commonly stolen popularity” charts frequently consist of older model Accords, Civics, Camrys, and F-150 Pickups (see the full list...Read More»

Hurricane Hugo
Hurricane Season Starts Today: Six Vehicles To Make 'Hurrications' A Breeze

It's that time of year again. Not summer or Father's Day or Potty Training Awareness Month: we're talking about the North Atlantic hurricane season, which officially kicks off today. According to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, the next six months could be rough for folks along the...Read More»

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Apps For Facebook, iPhone Put The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Front And Center

Mercedes-Benz has tried its hand at apps and social media several times in the past year. Some of those efforts have been, well, less than thrilling, but others have proven pretty useful (at least for buyers). Now, the luxury automaker is giving it another go with apps for Facebook and the...Read More»

Michael Schumacher from the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 'tunnel' commercial
For Your Friday Viewing Pleasure: A Short Film About The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG

Remember that amazing video of Michael Schumacher looping a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG around the wall of a two-lane tunnel? Well, Mercedes has taken that clip,  added some archival footage of previous gullwings in action, plus commentary from legendary German F1 driver Hans Herrmann, and created a...Read More»

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Ask TCC: Which SUV Should I Buy?

Pets are people too--so why shouldn't a family of Schnauzers get a first-class SUV to roll in? Here at TheCarConnection, we're always happy to give our hands-on experience out in the form of advice--though we're also keen on getting you to share your brains and to write for High Gear Media Web...Read More»

Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Noth, and a Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet
Mercedes Aims For The Ladies With Sex And The City II

Mercedes-Benz has made some surprising announcements in recent weeks, perhaps the best example being its hybrid-only lineup of S-Class vehicles. The automaker also lifted the veil on a number of vehicles at the 2010 New York Auto Show, including the E-Class wagon and the revamped R-Class. To spread...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Equus
2011 Hyundai Equus Preview

• What is it: The new luxury four-door from Hyundai, bigger than the Genesis sedan • Key facts: As long as an S-Class; shares its V-8 with the Hyundai Genesis • On sale: July 2010 • Price: $50,000 - $60,000 With the 2009 Hyundai Genesis successfully launched, the Korean...Read More»

2008 Mercedes-Benz ML550
Frugal Shopper: Pricey Parts Can Push Ownership Costs Upward

The Yugo sure doesn't have a reputation for reliability or durability. But they sure are cheap to repair. Meanwhile, for several Mercedes-Benz AMG models, the cost of parts alone for routine maintenance could leave a much larger hole in your wallet than you might anticipate—even if can afford the...Read More»

Screencap from an ad for the Mercedes-Benz E-Class [by Impact BBDO]
New Video: Does Mercedes-Benz Doubt America's Sense Of Humor?

Sometimes, it seems as if automakers --  and other advertisers, too -- question America's sense of humor. Many companies partner with ad agencies to create hilarious and/or shocking commercials for other countries, but 86 the edgy stuff before running them in the U.S. The Australian ad for the...Read More»

Traffic
U.S. Traffic Fatalities Hit Historic Lows

Good news this morning from the U.S. Department of Transportation: traffic fatalities have been on the decline for nearly four years running, and the number of people killed on U.S. roadways in 2009 reflected that trend, dropping to 33,963. It goes without saying that that's still 33,963 deaths too...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid
Video: Mercedes Knows Its Target Market, S400 Hybrid Debuts During Oscar Broadcast

Hyundai was the big kahuna sponsoring last night's Oscar broadcast, but in a shocking upset, Mercedes may have walked off with the trophy for best performance by an automaker. Sure, the ad announcing the debut of the 2010 Mercedes-Benz S400 hybrid was bland, and it didn't say much of anything about...Read More»

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Mercedes-Benz ESF Safety Car: More, Better, Smarter Airbags!

Last summer we wrote briefly about the Mercedes-Benz ESF-2009 experimental safety concept vehicle, including its remarkable under-car airbag, which deploys only during a crash to help slow it down. It's a 2009 Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid full-size luxury sedan that's been fitted with several new and...Read More»

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