Going Condo — With Your Car
Going Condo — With Your Car

Boom cities across the country are attracting intown hipsters with the lure of high-rise living. But where does that leave your collection of Facel Vegas and Chevrolet Vegas? Out in the cold? Not if you’re in a city that’s getting Park Place Car Condos, one of the latest entries in the...Read More»

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Lost Actress Hoosegow-Bound After DUI

Lost nerds might be debating the map of the fictional TV island, or maybe how many nachos the big guy could put down if he were back on the mainland. But at least one main character will be debating the merits of prison food and the price of not getting beaten up, valued in cigarettes, now that...Read More»

Martha Meets Her Design Match

The Queen of Mean meets the Dean of Design! It has the ring of a heavyweight bout, no? But when Martha Stewart rolled into GM’s design studios for yesterday’s installment of her syndicated home-lifestyle show recently, all apparently went well. Stewart visited GM’s design studios...Read More»

BMW Posts New 3 Coupe Shots

BMW had planned to wait on releasing news about the upcoming 3-Series Coupe, but some photos were leaked and published today. More news will follow next week, but what we know is that the 3-Series Coupe will initially be available in Europe with three gas engines and a diesel powerplant. The petrol...Read More»

Bizweek, LaNeve Dust it Up on Imus

There's an entertaining war of words up on morning drive-time radio between Business Week senior correspondent David Kiley and GM head of sales and marketing Mark LaNeve. A few weeks ago, Kiley was interviewed on syndicated morning radio show Imus In The Morning by host Don Imus about GM's recent...Read More»

ED Costs GM $17 Million

In biotech terms, it’s called ED. At our house it’s called Friday night. Regardless, the problem with erectile dysfunction doesn’t stop at the bedroom door for the world’s biggest automaker. GM, the Detroit News reports, spends about $17 million a year on prescription...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

TheCarConnection toured the New York auto show this week, and we were not left wanting. You haven't lived until you almost get run over by a taxi on your last snappy bite of a Sabrett's. Please, don't let them do this to my Element - or as my San Diego posse calls it, my gay little refrigerator...Read More»

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GM Selling Isuzu Stake for $300 Million

GM has reached a deal to offload its stake in Japan’s Isuzu Motors Ltd. The 7.9-percent stake ill be sold to a trio of Japanese banks holding a keen interest in Isuzu’s future, including Mitsubishi Corp., Itochu Corp. and Mizuho Corporate Bank. The sale should net GM about $300 million...Read More»

Saturn PreVues Next Compact Ute

A preview of the next PreVue appears at the New York International Auto Show. The three-door, all-wheel-drive wagon is said to be a “sporty interpretation” of Saturn’s new design language as it could be applied to a future version of Saturn’s Vue compact SUV that is due in 2008...Read More»

Land Rover in Love Match with Maria Sharapova

And we don’t blame them a bit. Land Rover has signed up with leggy tennis phenom Maria Sharapova to serve as a brand ambassador. The 18-year old 2004 Wimbledon champion and People Most Beautiful Person will attend Land Rover events over a multiyear period, Land Rover says. "When I won...Read More»

Don't Drape the Buick Enclave in Velvet

At a recent New York City Buick luncheon, we chatted with Buick general manager Steve Shannon about his brand and where it's going. Shannon, like other GM executives, feel they are on the right track now with product--the Lucerne, LaCrosse, and the coming Enclave. The thing Buick is working on...Read More»

’07 E-Class: Not Just a Facelift

Four years after Mercedes-Benz introduced the new E-Class, the automaker is showing a freshened version in New York. We would call it a facelift, but Mercedes stresses that the E is a new generation as more than 2000 parts are new or updated, and the design has been “further balanced.” The...Read More»

Calif. HOV Lanes See Prius Backlash

Affluenza? TiVo thumb? The latest affliction for today’s image-heavy consumers may be Prius backlash, according to a story in the Los Angeles Times. The Times reports that what was once a perk afforded to hybrid drivers—use of the state’s HOV lanes—is turning public opinion...Read More»

Love Blimps? Name Ours, Goodyear Asks

For our money, the blimp is one of our culture’s highest achievements. And Goodyear’s fleet of funbags get so much individual attention, they’re given a name. Only now, Goodyear is sending out a ship without a name attached—and they want you to supply the tag. The tire maker...Read More»

Scion FUSE Concept Set for New York

Scion, in a brief release on Monday, said that the coupe concept it’s bringing to this week’s New York auto show will be dubbed the FUSE. The FUSE concept—shown in this teaser shot—will be shown at Wednesday’s Scion press conference, which Scion will follow with a...Read More»

Britain’s AMS1: Sube Gear with Sexy Body

Britain has a rich heritage in low-volume, high-priced sports cars aimed at those with big money burning a hole in their pocket. Historic names like AC and Morgan are as well known in America as they are in the U.K. among a small band of dedicated enthusiasts. But what’s less well known is...Read More»

Ford Plugs Mustang GT/California Special for New York

They’re nothing if not bi-coastal – Ford’s planning on hitting up New York Auto Show audiences to drool over the new California Special edition of the Mustang. The limited-edition 2007 Mustang GT/CS (“California Special”), Ford says, draws its inspiration from a 1968 model...Read More»

Eriksson Cuffed; Enzo Stolen, then Wrecked?

The Ferrari Enzo wrecking saga’s latest chapter is probably the most predictable one. Videogame entrepreneur Stefan Eriksson is behind bars, charged with grand theft related to missing payments on the toasted Enzo along with a Mercedes-Benz SLR. The AP reports that Eriksson had brought the...Read More»

The Week in Reverse

Audi's new TT took to the airwaves this past week, getting a jump on most of the new machines coming to the New York auto show and simultaneously shedding its Art Deco influences. That leaves the Chrysler Building next to our hotel and our editor's wardrobe as the only remaining 1930s influences at...Read More»

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