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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The Car Connection Will Be Syndicated By The Washington Post
The Car Connection Will Be Syndicated By The Washington Post

The Car Connection is happy to report that our coverage of breaking automotive news, new car reviews and live reports from major auto shows will soon be appearing daily in The Washington Post. The Car Connection joins other High Gear Media websites, Motor Authority and Green Car Reports, in...Read More»

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Are Gas Prices Heading To $5 A Gallon?

In case you’ve spent the past 30 days engaging in holiday revelry without regard to current international events, we’ve got some bad news for you. Things in the Middle East, while never good, have gone from bad to worse. In retaliation for Iran’s continued nuclear efforts, the...Read More»

2012 Ford Fusion
Outgoing Ford Fusion Racks Up Record Sales

As midsize sedans go, the 2012 Ford Fusion tends to blend into the background of the automotive landscape. It’s not overly flashy, and it doesn’t star in any wacky internet promotions or even many prime-time ads. It’s getting up in years, too, having hit the U.S. market back in...Read More»

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Christopher Chapman To Head Design For Hyundai America

Hyundai has announced that former BMW designer Christopher Chapman has been appointed to the position of Chief Designer at the Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI). In this role, he will have overall responsibility for new vehicle and concept vehicle design. Chapman takes over from Philip...Read More»

Blizzard. Image by Flickr user HAM guy
Woman Gives Birth In Truck During Blizzard

Here at Family Car Guide, we try to bring you as much detail as possible on the safety and comfort features of new vehicles. One detail we omit is the vehicle’s suitability for giving birth on a highway during a blizzard, but it seems that a New Mexico woman tested this variable on her own...Read More»

MINI already using #Saab in advertising.
Saab Is Dead, Long Live... MINI?

In case you missed today's breaking news on Saab, the Swedish automaker filed for bankruptcy in Swedish District Court this morning. The move came after Chinese suitor Youngman withdrew funding commitments, following GM’s reconfirmation that it would block any purchase attempt by the Chinese...Read More»

2012 GMC Canyon SLT
GM Announces Recall Of 2012 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups

General Motors is recalling some 5,220 model year 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, to repair a potentially loose connection on the driver’s seatbelt warning system. Trucks affected by this recall were manufactured between September 9 and October 19, 2011. On certain...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500C Cabrio, Vanderbilt Mansion, Hyde Park, NY
Chrysler Recalls 2012 Fiat 500 And 2012 Dodge Journey Models

Chrysler has announced the recall of certain Fiat 500 and Dodge Journey models built for the 2012 model year. All 340 vehicles affected were assembled between October 24 and October 26, 2011, and may contain contaminated brake fluid. Vehicles in question may have power steering fluid, or a mixture...Read More»

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Alabama Immigration Law Leads To Arrest Of Mercedes Manager

Alabama’s complex and controversial new immigration laws don’t leave police with a lot of room for interpretation. If you’re stopped and can’t produce documentation, you go to jail until you can prove your identity (and nationality), or until you sit before a judge. The law...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu ECO
2013 Chevy Malibu Eco Priced Under $26,000

Let’s say you want to drive three carpooling co-workers to and from the office on a regular basis, so you want a comfortable sedan that delivers good fuel economy. You’re not partial to hybrids, simply because they tend to cost more than their gasoline-only equivalents. Now throw in...Read More»

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