Today at High Gear Media: 2011 Charger, Lincoln and L.A. Show

October 5, 2010

They're here: the first official photos of the 2011 Dodge Charger, albeit smaller and lower-resolution quality than we'd like. [MotorAuthority]

Congratulate the 2011 Kia Optima: it's the first non-luxury car to score a 9.0 or above on TheCarConnection's ratings scale. [TheCarConnection]

If you're waiting on a brand-new Lincoln Continental, don't sit around and count out precious cubic feet in the garage. There's no plan to revive the nameplate, despite what you've read. [MotorAuthority]

New NHTSA crash-test ratings mean four-star ratings for most 2011 models thus far--unless you're a 5-Series or a Sonata, or not so happily, a Versa. [TheCarConnection]

It's a catfight with airbags: the IIHS says the NHTSA's motorcycle safety study is a piece of junk. Science, that is. [TheCarConnection]

A Porsche Cayman Clubsport at the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show sounds to us like canny marketing, and also, a chance to take some lovely photos. [MotorAuthority]

Nissan's Juke may have a face like a bulldog, but it has the heart of a warrior. It also has a YouTube account. [AmazingCarAds]

Is Fisker headed down the same road to an IPO as General Motors? Can they really build six new vehicles this decade? Have we used up our allotment of question marks? [GreenCarReports]

Audi's on a celebrity kick, so it's given Digg's Kevin Rose an R8 for a week. His verdict? Dugg. [SocialCarNews]

How do you get youth interested in electric cars? We'd suggest giving them one for a week, but apparently that idea is not so fresh. [AllCarsElectric]

Does your car say you're fresh, exciting, intelligent or dull as dishwater? More the latter, unless you drive the 2011 Mediocrity. [FamilyCarGuide]

Finally today, a look back at a business model that doesn't seem to fit in this era of self-serve and Twinkies: the full-service gas station. [AllCarAdvice]

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