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Why Do Some Cars "Ride Rough”?

Why Do Some Cars "Ride Rough”?

Whether it’s our new car reviews, word of mouth or your own experience, you know some cars ride rough. That was to be expected before the advent of pneumatic tires, but now we have ride control systems that adjust for our comfort a zillion times a second. What gives? Here are some causes. By...

December 20, 2013 by
Mercedes-Benz’s 9G-TRONIC nine-speed automatic transmission

How Does My Car's Transmission Work?

There are many parts to any car, thousands in fact, but some of the systems that control what your car does and how it does it can be more important than others. The... read more November 12, 2013 by

Money, money, money

Buying Vs. Leasing: What Should You Do?

Should you buy or lease? Most of us have made a decision between paying rent and having a mortgage; and although buying or leasing a new car or truck involves a completely... read more October 21, 2013 by

2014 Honda Accord Hybrid

Top Car Test Drive Tips From The Pros

So you want to buy a new car? Or a car that's new to you? You'll want to test drive it first, and we have some tips on how to make the most of your time with the car. Of... read more October 3, 2013 by

2010 Fisker Karma

2010 Fisker Karma Preview

There was quite a buzz around the Fisker Automotive stand as company CEO Henrik Fisker delivered a short address to the media and introduced the Karma. To much of the... read more January 14, 2008 by 1

2008 Ford Explorer America Concept

Ford EcoBoost: V-8 Power from Six?

Automotive engineering is all about trade-offs. You want to build something bigger, you normally wind up with more weight. More features? A higher price tag. To improve... read more January 6, 2008 by 0

Snowy Capri

Better Winter Driving

For many drivers, navigating on snow and ice is cause for alarm. Few are educated and practiced in how to drive in heavy rain or on slippery surfaces. And, much confusion... read more December 3, 2007 by 2

Toyota driving simulator

Toyota's Huge New Driving Simulator

Rumors that Toyota engineers have plugged in the latest version of Gran Turismo are unconfirmed. But what is fact is that the Japanese firm has unveiled a massive new driving... read more November 30, 2007 by 0

Corvette shelf

TheCarConnection’s Holiday Wish List

Buying gifts for a gearhead is easy — if you're a gearhead yourself. But what if you have no clue what to buy for your four-wheel-minded significant other? That's where a... read more November 20, 2007 by 0

2008 Cadillac Escalade Hybrid, Los Angeles Auto Show

Cargirl: GM Goes a Generation Ahead

Trust is probably the single most important factor in any relationship. I thought about trust as Gary White, GM Vice President and vehicle line executive for full-size... read more November 13, 2007 by 0

Richard Parry-Jones

Parry-Jones Out at Ford

The management shake-up at Ford Motor Co. continues to pick up momentum as the automaker announced the retirement of one of its top product gurus. Ford said Thursday that... read more October 18, 2007 by 0

Jerry Flint

Flint: the $2500 Indian Car…Not

One thing we've all heard or been reading about is the $2500 car to be built inIndia. Not only are Indian manufacturers about to create it, but foreigners from Europe and... read more October 16, 2007 by 0

2008 Mazda2

We Drive Mazda’s 2

Several car manufacturers have been living by the maxim “bigger is better” when replacing their European B-segment superminis. But instead of following the trend and... read more October 12, 2007 by 0

Jim Press

Chrysler’s Press Talks Change

In a closing evening at Chrysler's dealer sales meeting, Vice Chairman and President Jim Press introduced funnyman Jay Leno with an ease and showmanship that by some accounts... read more October 11, 2007 by 0

Tesla Roadster

First Ride: Tesla Roadster

The driver squeezes down on the accelerator pedal, and the little roadster responds like a racehorse at the starting gate, launching aggressively down the pavement. Twenty... read more October 10, 2007 by 0

2008 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen

VW May Build Diesels in the U.S.

Volkswagen AG is considering building diesel engines somewhere in North America as part of its effort to expand sales in theUnited States, Volkswagen of America’s new chief... read more October 1, 2007 by 0


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