Today at High Gear Media: F-150 Burnouts, Bentley Daggers

September 21, 2010

NHTSA chief Ray LaHood says distracted driving is a national epidemic--and one cure could be federal talking-and-driving limits. [TheCarConnection]

Smokey burnouts are good for the soul, as we witnessed today in Texas, courtesy the EcoBoost-ed 2011 Ford F-150. [MotorAuthority]

If you're looking to buy a new 2012 Ranger, you'll have to be clever--it's disguised as the 2011 Ford F-150 V-6. [TheCarConnection]

The good: Bentley only has to recall about 600 vehicles in a new service alert. The bad: its flying-B hood ornament is somewhat stabby. [MotorAuthority]

Stranger things have happened; Renault wants to bring back the Alpine sports car. We want to bring back checkered Vans. It's a draw, really. [MotorAuthority]

Recycled batteries from the 2011 Chevrolet Volt may one day power your rooftop solar panels. The circle of life runs AC/DC, we swear. [GreenCarReports]

It hasn't gotten the press scored by the 2011 Nissan Leaf or the Volt, but the Coda electric car is coming--and it's priced above the Volt at about $45,000. Tesla Model S, your move. [AllCarsElectric]

Four, six or eight: how many cylinders do today's families need? We're going to go Solomonic and say six. [FamilyCarGuide]

Honesty on the road comes with a pricetag, or so found out one New York driver who rang up a $600 bill for a lovetap on an interstate guardrail. [AllCarAdvice]

Which musclecar makes the best graduation present? We'd answer "any of them," but Sam Spencer says it's a Challenger V-6. [CollegeCarGuide]

While we're on musclecars, we'll close for the day with some new details on the long-awaited Chevy Camaro Z28. Warning: splitters ahead. [InsideMuscleCars]

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