Kurt Ernst, Contributor

Kurt has been fascinated by anything with wheels and a motor for a long time. Growing up, he spent his spare time turning wrenches and pumping gas in the family garage, back when hand tools were used to tune cars. After college, he spent a year racing cars, only to learn that he was neither fast enough to get rich nor rich enough to get fast. These days, he spends his time as an automotive writer and a self proclaimed "Cro-Magnon Renaissance Man".

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New Cherokee, Cheap Cars, Auto Loan Delinquencies: Car News Headlines
New Cherokee, Cheap Cars, Auto Loan Delinquencies: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you about the debut of Jeep’s controversially-styled 2014 Cherokee midsize SUV, name the ten cheapest cars to own, not just purchase, and report why auto loan delinquencies are on the rise again for the first time since 2009. There’s plenty more car...Read More»

Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] stock price for 5 days ending Feb 21, 2013 [Yahoo Finance]
Tesla Stock, Congested Cities, Fisker Lawsuit : Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you about the drop in Tesla’s stock price that followed the release of its 2012 financial report, then name the ten U.S. cities with the worst traffic congestion (surprise: Los Angeles doesn’t top the list). We also give you the low-down on Fisker...Read More»

Traffic in Atlanta, Georgia during rush hour (via Wikimedia)
The Ten Worst U.S. Cities For Traffic Congestion

The grass, it seems, is always greener on the other side of the highway median. Ask any U.S. driver about his commute, and you’ll likely get a lengthy tirade about the abysmal traffic conditions on his daily drive. Whether you live in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Spokane, New York or even Orlando...Read More»

2012 Ford Escape
2012's Most Recalled, Stoned Drivers, Tesla Profitability: Car News Headlines

Today at The Car Connection, we tell you which six vehicles had the highest number of recalls in 2012 and bring you a report from CNN that shows stoned drivers may not be that bad after all. We also bring you the details from Tesla’s latest financial report, which predicts the...Read More»

2013 Ram 1500
2014 Ram 1500 Gets 3.0L Diesel

While Chrysler’s Ram Truck brand already claims to deliver best-in-class fuel economy with its Ram 1500 pickup, there’s still room for improvement. In the third quarter of this year, Ram will introduce an industry-first small displacement diesel into its line of half-ton pickups. The...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 350
J.D. Power Reports Vehicle Dependability Is On The Rise

If you’ve ever shopped for a new car, chances are good that someone has passed along this bit of automotive wisdom: never purchase a new or redesigned model in its first year of release. While that may have been true in years past, the latest vehicle dependability data from J.D. Power and...Read More»

2014 Subaru Forester  -  2012 Los Angeles Auto Show
Subaru Prices The 2014 Forester

With a fresh design for the new model year, the 2014 Subaru Forester hopes to strike a balance between keeping repeat customers happy while attracting new compact crossover buyers to the fold. When Subaru last revamped the Forester, for the 2008 model year, the changes were substantial. The...Read More»

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT
2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT: 2013 Detroit Auto Show

From a strictly logical perspective, it’s awfully hard to build a case for buying the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT. It’s blessed with all-wheel drive, but its massive wheels, performance-oriented tires and minimal ground clearance make it useless off-road. Its cabin is luxurious and...Read More»

2014 Kia Cadenza
2014 Kia Cadenza Preview: Detroit Auto Show

Perhaps inspired by Hyundai’s success in targeting the luxury sedan market, family-brand Kia has announced its first entry into the premium sedan segment. Revealed today at the Detroit Auto show, the 2014 Kia Cadenza is billed as the most technologically-advanced Kia ever offered in the U.S...Read More»

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
2014 Chevrolet Corvette: The Stingray Is Back

Among iconic automotive names, few conjure up the visceral reaction of the Corvette Stingray. Originally applied to the short-lived C2 Corvette (built for the 1963-1967 model years), the Stingray name came to be associated with advances in both styling and performance. It’s fitting, then...Read More»

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