Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 9, 2011

May 9, 2011


Oh hai Monday. I see you've jacked up gas prices to $4 a gallon. The only way you'd be less likable is if you were twins. [TheCarConnection]

There may be some brief relief from the rise in gas prices, in the near term. [TheCarConnection]

But if you're looking for permanent relief to record-high gas prices, you might want to consider avoiding it altogether. [GreenCarReports]

Since you're spending so much money on fuel, why not pick one of these under-$20,000 cars and put the rest on a gift card? [TheCarConnection]

The Toyota Prius led the way in fuel economy--and it could lead the way by going all plug-in by 2014. [GreenCarReports]

With the Nissan Leaf gaining momentum, does it worry GM's Mark Reuss for his Chevy Volt battle plan? [AllCarsElectric]

With temperatures heating up across the country, it's time to remind everyone not to leave their kids in the car. Capisce? [FamilyCarGuide]

Sebastian Vettel cruised to an easy win at the Formula One Turkish Grand Prix this weekend, having led from start to finish. [MotorAuthority]

Finally, David Beckham avoided serious injury when his Escalade collided with a Mitsu on the 405 in L.A. His wife's royal wedding hat also was uninjured, though you'd be forgiven for assuming otherwise. [MotorAuthority]
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