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California Ferrari Style, More Floormat Woes, Kizashi Cash: Today At High Gear Media

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2009 Ferrari California

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2010 Suzuki Kizashi

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First up this morning we have a look at the Ferrari California in its native environment: California. Executive Editor Marty Padgett hit the freeways and canyons of the Golden State to find out exactly what the most accessible of Ferraris has to offer, and the results are gorgeous to see. Read the full seven-page spread and check out the stunning photography over at Motor Authority.

Along more mundane lines, but no less important, we also have word at TheCarConnection that as much as 41 percent of all unintended acceleration complaints originate with Toyota vehicles, adding another layer to the ongoing floor mat/accelerator fiasco.

GreenCarReports asks if the 2011 Chevrolet Spark, due to slot in below the compact Aveo, is too small for U.S. buyers. It's a valid question, as the Spark is a bit smaller than even the Ford Fiesta/Mazda2, which is a pretty tiny vehicle for our SUV-laden streets and highways.

On the celeb front, Kate Hudson and Alex Rodriguez hit the gym in a suprisingly tame--and unsurprisingly dirty--BMW 330ci. It seems even celebrities aren't immune from the "my BMW should wash itself" mentality.

Around the rest of the High Gear Media network there's more to love with AllCarsElectric taking a look at a possible hybrid variant of Volkswagen's New Midsize Sedan, MustangBlog eying the stealthy new Steeda Q550 Streetfighter Edition, and FamilyCarGuide taking a closer look at the impressive 2010 Suzuki Kizashi. Catch all this and more in the links below!

Did we miss something you'd like to see on High Gear Media? Want to join us in surfing the car-blog wave? Read below for instructions on how you, too, can become a High Gear Media car writer.

TheCarConnection.com
Green-Car Disconnect: Unrealistic Expectations, Tight Wallets
CR: 41 Percent Of Acceleration Complaints Involve Toyotas
Geely Keen On Saab & Volvo, Pagani Zonda Crashes In Hong Kong: Today’s Car News
Video: Wrapping A Ferrari F430 Spider (Not For Christmas)
Audi, Acura Buyers Offered $100 To Test 2010 Suzuki Kizashi

MotorAuthority.com
Ferrari California: Live from L.A. Photo Gallery
Audi: We Are Not A Green Company
2011 Mercedes-Benz C-Class Leaked
Spy Shots: 2012 Porsche 911 Cabriolet
Official: Volkswagen Takes 49.9% Stake In Porsche
Spy Shots: 2011 Mercedes Benz CLS Interior Revealed
Opel's New Boss Working To Repair German Relations
Chrysler To Extend Holiday Shutdown At Five Plants To Three Weeks
Pagani Zonda F Destroyed In Hong Kong Crash
Subaru Returns To International Rally--But Not To WRC
BMW Roadmap For MINI Coupe And Roadster Production Leaked
Video: 2011 Infiniti M and 2010 Infiniti G Walkarounds

GreenCarReports.com
2011 Chevrolet Spark: Just Too Small For U.S. Buyers, Or Not?
2011 Chevy Volt Investment: How Does This Differ From the EV1?

CelebsAndCars.com
Kate Hudson & Alex Rodriguez Roll To The Gym In A BMW 330CI

From around the High Gear Media network
AllCarsElectric.com:
Panasonic Approved For $4.6 Billion To Acquire Sanyo, To Become World's Largest Li-Ion Battery Maker
Meet Garia, the World’s Finest Golf Car(t)
Volkswagen's New Midsize Sedan Could Include Hybrid Variant
Zenn Motors to Cease Low Speed EV Manufacture in Preparation for EEStor Powerplant Sales
Frost & Sullivan Selects 365 Energy Group for Infrastructure Award
MustangBlog.com:
2010 Steeda Q550 Streetfighter Edition Unveiled at LA Auto Show
2010 Trans-Am Mustang Surfaces in Puerto Rico
FamilyCarGuide.com:
2010 Suzuki Kizashi Move Automaker Into Midsized Performance Market

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