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Infiniti recall, 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Eco-car deals: What’s New @ The Car Connection
Infiniti recall, 2018 Jeep Wrangler, Eco-car deals: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2016-2018 Infiniti Q50, 2017 Infiniti Q60 recalled over stalling concerns Nissan is recalling some 14,192 Infiniti Q50 and Q60 vehicles from the 2016, 2017, and 2018 model years. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that, due to a software glitch, those...Read More»

2017 Chrysler Pacifica long-term road test
2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: what fits inside?

As we near the end of summer, our year with the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited minivan reaches the halfway point. We've spent days, nights, and weekends playing with with it, learning its quirks, and putting it through its paces. From family duty to cleaning up messes made inside its cabin, the...Read More»

Artist’s impression of Faraday Future’s proposed plant in Hanford, California
Faraday Future's strange saga continues as the company moves to California plant

It would be easy to look at financially troubled Faraday Future and think that the inmates were running the asylum. Does a new announcement about the electric car start-up's manufacturing plans help or hurt matters? Previously... Faraday has been making people go "hmm" for well over a year. The...Read More»

Mazda NA Miata Restoration Program
Mazda-Toyota partnership, Mazda's new engine, Nissan's Leaf lineup: What’s New @ The Car Connection

What does the Toyota-Mazda partnership mean for shoppers? Last Thursday, we reported on a rumored partnership between Toyota and Mazda involving a shared plant and collaboration on electric vehicles. 2018 Chevrolet Corvette Review The Chevrolet Corvette returns mostly unchanged for 2018. The lineup...Read More»

Mazda and Toyota logos
What does the Toyota-Mazda partnership mean for shoppers?

Last Thursday, we reported on a rumored partnership between Toyota and Mazda involving a shared plant and collaboration on electric vehicles. The following day, Toyota confirmed that the rumors were true and provided additional details about the tie-up, including: 1. Plans for a joint manufacturing...Read More»

2015 Jeep Cherokee  -  back seat legroom
Back seat safety, Toyota 86 Cup, Electric showdown: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Safety doesn't take a back seat; buckle up in your next cab, Uber, or Lyft Just because you're riding in the back seat doesn't mean you're any safer in a crash, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra recalled over power steering loss: 690,000...Read More»

Average cost of car insurance by state (Insure.com, July 2017)
The most (and least) expensive states for car insurance

Like all insurance, auto insurance premiums can be affected by a wide range of variables, including a driver's age, driving record, and credit score. One of the most important factors in determining that rate, though, is where the driver lives. State laws can have a huge effect on what insurance...Read More»

Ford Transit Connect Hybrid taxi prototype
Safety doesn't take a back seat; buckle up in your next cab, Uber, or Lyft

Just because you're riding in the back seat doesn't mean you're any safer in a crash, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. A report released this week revealed that four out of five adults who admitted that they didn't buckle up in the back said they didn't buckle up in cabs or...Read More»

Georgetown Kentucky Toyota Plant
Rumored Mazda-Toyota tie-up could yield U.S. assembly plant, electrified cars

Mazda and Toyota may be ready to take their "it's complicated" relationship to another level. Japan's Nikkei Asian Review reported Thursday that both automakers' boards of directors will meet Friday before announcing plans for a joint-venture assembly plant in the United States and an agreement to...Read More»

Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo forced 274,000 borrowers into delinquency because of unnecessary auto insurance

If someone told you that a bank--a major bank at that--forced borrowers to shell out more money for services they really didn't need, which bank would you immediately think of? Yes, Wells Fargo has done it again. The bank that can ill-afford another scandal is at the center of another one. A plague...Read More»

Distracted pedestrian, walking and texting
Hate distracted pedestrians? Consider moving to Honolulu

Mobile phones are great, aren't they? Twenty years ago, who could have imagined the joys of getting stuck in a group text with a dozen family members, including three or four retirees who have nothing better to do than send out barrages of LOLs and misused emojis? Who dared to envision the...Read More»

Gas Gauge
Fuel economy battle, Tesla Model Y SUV, Mitsubishi i-MiEV: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Automakers want Trump to broker a deal that increases fuel economy You've probably heard the old chestnut, "Be careful what you wish for, because you just might get it." Automakers have come face-to-face with the wisdom of that phrase in recent months, and now that they've (sorta) gotten what they...Read More»

Nissan Rear Door Alert
Nissan's Rear Door Alert ensures that kids and pets don't get left in hot cars

In the U.S., 37 children and hundreds of pets die each year after being left in hot cars. Nissan has developed technology to help prevent some of those deaths. That technology was pioneered by two Nissan engineers, Elsa Foley and Marlene Mendoza. They'd been working on the project for a while when...Read More»

Donald Trump
Automakers push for brokered fuel-economy deal

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story misstated a position by the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which is a lobbyist for automakers. The AAM supports increased fuel economy regulations, but added that the changes should be agreed upon after a mid-term review of the regulations...Read More»

2016 Honda Accord Coupe
Discontinued cars, Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo driven, Tesla Model 3 Easter eggs: What’s New @ The Car Connection

Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. Congress keeps self-driving big rigs in the slow lane (but for how long?) There are certain things that most Americans agree...Read More»

2017 Dodge Viper
Death List 2018: The cars that won't be back next year

It's all a popularity contest. If you're a successful car, odds are good that you'll make an appearance the next year. But if you're the kind of car perpetually marked as the "manager's special" with an asking price that's about to become a begging price, you're probably not going to be asked to...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz Future Truck 2025 concept, 2014 Hannover Commercial Vehicle Show
Congress keeps self-driving big rigs in the slow lane (but for how long?)

There are certain things that most Americans agree on nowadays. For example: Global warming is real and is caused by human activities. Smoking and second-hand smoke are both harmful. Congress is a complete and utter crapfest. Another thing we accept: autonomous cars are coming, whether we like it...Read More»

2013 Mitsubishi Outlander GT
Latest recalls, Porsche Panamera Turbo S E-Hybrid driven, 2018 Nissan Leaf spied: What’s New @ The Car Connection

2007-2013 Mitsubishi Outlander recalled for windshield wiper woes: 100k vehicles affected Mitsubishi is recalling just over 100,000 Outlander crossovers in the U.S. to address a problem with their windshield wipers. Documents from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration explain that the...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street Edition
VW's diesels, BMW's next Z3, Tesla Model 3: What’s New @ The Car Connection

EPA approves fix for 326,000 VW diesels, but will owners take it? If you live in the U.S. and you own one of the 475,000 or so 2.0-liter Audi or VW diesels affected by the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, we have good news and bad news. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Limited long-term road test: putting it...Read More»

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