Today at High Gear Media: Fireball Run, Big SUVs and Theft

September 23, 2010

It begins today: High Gear Media is running the 2010 Fireball Run Adventurally! We'll talk about it a lot over the next 10 days until @raywert covers his ears and goes, "La la la la I don't hear you." [MotorAuthority]

Cool thing: for the Fireball Run, we've turned a Chevy Camaro SS into a mobile command center. Minus the satellite dish on the roof, natch. [SocialCarNews, CamaroBlog]

Downsizing has taken from us some of the big old SUVs--but there still are large crossovers to satisfy your requirements. [FamilyCarGuide]

The best seats in the house? Car seats you mean? We like the chairs in the Volvo S80, Ford Flex and Lincoln MKT. [TheCarConnection]

The Dodge Caliber gets a round of suspension refinements for 2011; we're looking for a little more in 2012. [AllSmallCars]

A bug's worst enemy is about to meet its own exterminator: the Ford Ranger dies next year, with no tap-out in sight. [AllPickupTrucks]

GE and Project Better Place have hooked up to figure out how to use GE's marvy rechargers in the PBP grand vision. [AllCarAdvice]

We've seen the facelift for the 2012 Jaguar XFR, and it's looking pretty sweet. We do confess a swirly-vinyl headache, though. [MotorAuthority]

Will green-car buyers take to the new subcompacts like the 2011 Ford Fiesta--or are we in for rounds of steep discounts? John Voelcker investigates. [GreenCarReports]

Think of it as Evo-Lite: the Mitsu Lancer Sportback Ralliart has the dual-clutch to take the edge off your day (and hairpins). [SportsCarMonitor]

Is your car among the ten most often stolen vehicles in America? Check in the garage, and report back to us. [BestCarBuyingAdvice]

Volkswagen's speaking out to Indian car shoppers through a voice-over chip planted in a daily newspaper. Hallmark lawyers are watching, and waiting. [AmazingCarAds]

Finally today, a great solution for those pesky beater cars laying around your front yard. Sell it to a fraternity and have them beat the living daylights out of it for charity. [CollegeCarGuide]

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