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Fiat 500L Driven, August Car Sales, Recalls Galore: This Week In Social Media
Fiat 500L Driven, August Car Sales, Recalls Galore: This Week In Social Media

What's been happening on social media this week at The Car Connection? If you're following us, you know we spent Labor Day weekend in the 2014 Fiat 500L before swapping into the 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid. We named both the best and worst new-car features of 2013, and reported August new car sales. For...Read More»

2013 Buick Enclave
Kia Soul Driven, Toyota Corolla First Drive, Back To School Cars: This Week In Social Media

What's new on social media this week at The Car Connection? If you've been following us, you know we've spent some time in the refreshed 2013 Buick Enclave, and the new 2014 Kia Soul which was priced from $15,495. We shared our first driving impressions of the new 2014 Toyota Corolla, and there...Read More»

2014 Nissan Titan
Tesla Model S Safety Score, Diesel Nissan Titan: This Week In Social Media

It's been a crazy busy week and if you weren't following The Car Connection on social media, well, you missed a lot. This week Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] made a brouhaha over its Model S being so safe it broke NHTSA's testing equipment. At one point, NHSTA stepped in as it felt Tesla was going beyond the...Read More»

2014 Kia Forte
Tesla's Hyperloop Takes Off (Sort Of), And The Kia Forte Crashes Badly: This Week In Social Media

Car news: it happens. What'd you miss? If you weren't paying attention to The Car Connection on social media this week, well, you missed quite a lot. This week on the Web and mobile, we tweeted about Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] CEO Elon Musk's Hyperloop concept, and took an in-depth look at the 2014 Honda...Read More»

Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook fashion app
Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook App Diagnoses Your Personality, Suggests Color Options

To some automakers, calling one of their creations a "chick car" is a slap in the face. They fight back, arguing that their cars have a broad customer base, not the narrow appeal that the name "chick car" implies. (It's worth noting that antonyms like "muscle car" don't elicit the same reaction. In...Read More»

2013 Audi Allroad
Looking Back: 30 Days Of The 2013 Audi Allroad

We are nearing the end of our month with the 2013 Audi Allroad, and we now find ourselves reflecting on all the adventures we've had in the capable wagon. From finding out that the optional grocery hooks cost $36 a piece--and that's before the $294 cargo net--to taking a closer look at the...Read More»

Best Road Trip Cars Part One
The Best Road Trip Cars: Part one

Summer is upon us and for some that means it's time to hit the open road with friends and family. Road trips can be fun, and for some even liberating. Aside from beef jerky, one of the most important parts of a road trip is the vehicle you take. This decision can end up dictating whether the...Read More»

#AskTCCLive
Ask The Car Connection Team Anything -- Announcing #askTCClive

We here at The Car Connection know car shopping can be a frustrating, daunting experience, and we are here to help. Today we are introducing #askTCClive. The Car Connection already brings car shoppers a wealth of car shopping information. With thousands of vehicle reviews and millions of used car...Read More»

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Need To Borrow A Car? Tell Your Friends Using RelayRides For Facebook

Every so often, it happens: despite your best efforts to keep up with maintenance, sometimes your car has to make an overnight trip to the shop, leaving you without a set of wheels. That's not so bad if you have a second car, or a partner with a car, or occasionally, a good bicycle. But if you...Read More»

Infiniti uses Instagram to give away Final Four tickets
Infiniti Uses Instagram To Give Away Final Four Tickets

We're officially one month away from one of basketball's biggest events: the NCAA Finals. If you want to enjoy the Final Four fun but haven't got the funds, never fear. Infiniti has launched a sweepstakes on Instagram that will send one lucky shutterbug (and a friend) to Atlanta from April 6 - 8...Read More»

Motor Authority's Tesla Hangout on Air
Discussing Tesla Motors, The Model S, And The New York Times: Google+ Hangout Video

We recently circled the wagons and rounded up the team for a riveting discussion regarding Tesla Motors, the recent review of its Model S in The New York Times, and the electric car company's future. The main main focus in the beginning of the chat was a recap of The New York Times' review...Read More»

2014 Ford Fiesta
Ford Needs 100 Social Media VIPs To Tout 2014 Fiesta

Back in 2009, Ford launched one of the auto industry's most successful social media campaigns. The "Fiesta Movement" was meant to build awareness of the 2011 Ford Fiesta before its 2010 debut, and boy, did it ever: 60% of Americans knew about the car long before it rolled into dealerships. How did...Read More»

Lexus 'Check In for Charity' Facebook app
Lexus Converts Facebook Check-Ins Into Cash For Boys & Girls Clubs

Lexus is known for putting big red bows on its vehicles during the holiday season. But this year, during its "December to Remember" year-end sales event, Toyota's luxury marque is also giving to charity -- and you can help out, even if you're not in the market for a Lexus. The way it works is...Read More»

Sexy Green Car Show
Eagle One Creates A Car Show On Facebook

You've heard of Top Gear USA and you may remember the short-lived The Car Show on TV, but what about an automotive show staged exclusively on social media? Eagle One has figured out a way to do just that, and has announced the new Car Show on Facebook, where the star is your car. The idea is that...Read More»

Hagerty Classic Cars
Hagerty Names Top Ten Online Automotive Communities

To recognize Social Media Day on June 30th, Hagerty Classic Car Insurance has named what it believes to be the top ten emerging online communities for classic car owners. CEO McKeel Hagerty says social media is providing a new frontier for the classic car hobby, and "platforms like Facebook provide...Read More»

2012 Infiniti LE Concept
Infiniti Introduces The EV Insider Social Hub

Back at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Infiniti revealed the LE Concept. The concept is an electric luxury sedan that Infiniti says it'll put into production within the next two years. Now Infiniti has launched the EV Insider social hub, which it hopes will create conversations regarding sustainable...Read More»

Martin Truex Jr led the most laps and finished second - NASCAR photo
NASCAR Partners With Twitter

Twitter and NASCAR are no strangers to each other. Many drivers tweet updates throughout the week, and many teams tweet updates throughout races. But now Twitter and NASCAR have made their relationship official with a new partnership. The first race that will take advantage of this new partnership...Read More»

Ford racks up 4,000,000 Mustang fans on Facebook
The Ford Mustang Facebook Page Scores Four Million Fans

Ford is no stranger to social media, and now it has reached a new record: The Mustang is the most popular vehicle nameplate on Facebook. The car's official Facebook fan page now has over four million fans. Growing at a rate of approximately 14,000 new fans a day, the Mustang fan page is also one of...Read More»

The Fiat 500 America
Fiat Sold A Car Via An Auction On Twitter

Automakers using social media is nothing new, as many automakers have used different social platforms to unveil new vehicles, run contests, and even live-stream events. But running a public auction of a special-edition car on Twitter? That's a new one, and Fiat has just claimed the title as the...Read More»

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