Today at High Gear Media: Volt Charging, Smart USA Calling

October 6, 2010

The new car from Smart USA will come from Nissan, in the form of a five-door rebadged Micra. Daimler gives its blessing, in case you were worried. [GreenCarReports]

The 2011 Chevy Volt's 240V charger costs the same as five AppleTVs...but they don't cost $1475 to install. [GreenCarReports]

Oh, so now he gets it: former Top Gear Stig Ben Collins is all into electric cars, now that he's looking for work. [AllCarsElectric]

The 2011 Volvo S60 feels like a cozy pair of jeans, but that's not denim inside--it's real leather, bucko. [SportsCarMonitor]

The 2012 Ford C-Max is a convincing MPV, but will you size-addled Americans overlook it in favor of a full-size minivan? And isn't that an oxymoron? [TheCarConnection]

We've driven the bigger version, but how about the Ford C-Max that's not coming to the U.S.? [MotorAuthority]

If you're looking for some captivating crossovers for your family, we've found at least eight. That's a good start, right? [FamilyCarGuide]

When good car dealers go bad, it's time to turn your shopping dollars elsewhere. [BestCarBuyingAdvice]

If all you want for Christmas is a $75,000 crimson Camaro convertible, Neiman-Marcus has your number. [CamaroBlog]

Toyota's recalls have spanned the good, the bad, and the ugly. Want the bullets to go with that Western analogy? [TheCarConnection]

Is the 2011 Ford Fiesta still relevant, now that the 2012 Focus is priced so, so low? [TheCarConnection]

Andy Rooney is still alive, and is still kvetching--this time, about in-car technology. Isn't he due to babysit at Larry King's place? [CelebsAndCars]

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