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Sure we all want to roll down the street in James Bond’s Aston Martin DBS or the 1976 Ford Gran Torino from Starsky and Hutch, but how do you know if your movie star car is really a star? Who wants to spend big money on a car without knowing everything you can find out about said car? I know I hate wasting money.

The Car Connection is a pretty cool website for anyone who is interested in buying a car and also for automobile enthusiasts. The website is very user friendly, and includes reviews (with comparisons), tips and advice, and consumer news on all makes and models that you can think of!  The website has different sections for New Cars, Used Cars, Photos, Classifieds, Insurance, Reviews, Forum, and News, along with an easy to use search, and ways to find parts, dealers and service centers. I took the time to search a few different car models to see what pages I find and what info the site has on very different types of cars.

My first search was for the kia sorento. The first thing I notice on the website is that it has a 7.8 our of 10 user rating. Impressive start. I see links for models from 2003 to 2011 with specs, photos, and a 360′ view. There is a large photo with a detailed description/history of the sorento. Right under the rating is editor’s likes and dislikes about the car which are very helpful in deciding if a car if worth buying. There are videos, listing in my area, and even tweets about the car. It is an information overload.

Next up I looked at the toyota 4runner. Right off the bat I see that the 4runner has an 8.2 rating, higher than the sorento, and that it has info on models all the way back to 2001! In addition to specs, photos, and a 360′ view, it also has options for review summary, styling, performance, quality, safety, and features! It has everything the sorento page had and more.

My third search was for the mercedes benz r-class. Pictured in the article logo, this is one beautiful car. It also has an 8.2 rating and tons of details on the car. Right off the bat I find out that it is a great long-haul tourer, and has a better mobile lounge than most other cars the same size, but on the flip side I see that it has lethargic steering. Should I get it or keep searching? These are questions that you can ask yourself.

My last search was for the honda fit. Do I like what I find? Well, it only has an 8.0 rating, which is not as good as the mercedes or the toyota. But I really like the likes they have listed, and the dislikes don’t urk me. What are they? Click the link to check out the page.

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