Today at High Gear Media: Drowsy Driving, Alfa-Jeep, and Putin

November 9, 2010

Before you hit the road, check yourself: are you sleepy? Try a nap, or risk becoming part of the 17 percent of drivers who cause accidents through drowsy driving. [TheCarConnection]

Can you see a Maserati SUV--or maybe an Alfa ute? Now imagine them running on the excellent new Jeep Grand Cherokee platform. [MotorAuthority]

Volkswagen's electric Golf is wending its way toward production--and we've taken VW up on their first-ride offer. [AllCarsElectric]

If you're planning a car future without gasoline, you might want to plan on getting really old--because gas-powered cars will be with us for a very long time. [GreenCarReports]

Max & Al are the new antiheroes for GM's latest truck-ad campaign. Note to Patrick Warburton: it's just the parts that keep getting smaller. [SocialCarNews]

Vladimir Putin--"Pooty-poot" to Dubya--continues to compensate for something, now that he is not technically the Russian tsar. This time, it's car racing. [CelebsAndCars]

Should you pick a dealer to service your car, or will an independent shop do the same job well? We have some clues to help you decide. [AllCarAdvice]

Finally today, set aside your associations of "college" and "bong" and walk with us, ears covered, through this list of the three worst car alerts. [CollegeCarGuide]

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