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Schumer Wants FTC To Require Recalls Be Fixed Before Renting

Schumer Wants FTC To Require Recalls Be Fixed Before Renting

The controversy over whether car rental companies should have to comply with the same safety directive as car dealers has moved to the next level. The issue is whether a recalled vehicle should be rented to consumers without the recall being resolved. Currently, car dealers are prohibited from... read more

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2010 Toyota Avalon

Recall Alert: Over 372,000 Toyota Avalons Could Suffer From Steering Problem

Toyota has issued a recall for its popular Avalon sedan due to a potential steering problem. The recall affects Avalons from the 2000 - 2004 model years. According to a... read more July 30, 2010 by 


 
2010 Chrysler PT Cruiser Classic 4-door Wagon Angular Front Exterior View

Recalls Should Be Resolved Promptly

The importance of the timely resolution of recall issues was clearly pointed out in a recent court settlement involving Enterprise Rent-A-Car. A jury in California awarded... read more June 27, 2010 by 


 
2009 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl) Front Exterior View

The Choice Between An Electric Or A Belt Driven Cooling Fan

Even in the water cooled engine, air flow plays an important role. The movement of air across the fins of the radiator is as essential as the movement of coolant through the... read more June 8, 2010 by 


 
Forza Motorsport 3

Can't Make It To France This Weekend? Celebrate Le Mans With Audi And Xbox In New York

On the off-chance that you won't be heading to France for this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, here's another way to get your racing fix: zip over to New York City for the... read more June 8, 2010 by 


 
2004 Toyota Prius 5dr HB (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

Car Advice: How To Jump-Start Your Hybrid Car Without Jump-Starting Your Heart

This past weekend, I had what our President might call a "teachable moment"--an unexpected need for a jump-start in a car I hadn't had to jump, ever. After a long weekend at... read more April 27, 2010 by  5


 
2011 Shelby GT500

Ford Mustang Timeline: The Good, The Bad, and The Muscly

The Ford Mustang is one of a handful of cars rightfully called icons. Since its first spin on a car-show turntable at the World's Fair in 1964, it's been the auto industry's... read more March 10, 2010 by  4


 
2010 Volkswagen Golf

Volkswagen’s Future: Das Old GM

In 2009 General Motors went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Upon coming out the other side, Pontiac was dead, Saturn was up for sale, Saab was for sale, and Hummer was... read more December 31, 2009 by  1


 
Third-gen Toyota Prius test drive

Toyota Floor Mat Safety Recall: My Prius Goes On Notice

You're well aware that Toyota is recalling the 2004-2009 Prius--among a list of vehicles--for an issue with floor mats. Here at High Gear Media, we have at least two vehicles... read more November 18, 2009 by  7


 
2009 Saturn Aura 4-door Sedan I4 XE Angular Front Exterior View

New Buick Regal Goes Hollywood!

2011 Buick Regal in Hollywood (source: msheena) On my way to the 2011 Buick Regal event, hosted on November 12th at the Hollywood Palladium, I had some time to kill at LAX... read more November 15, 2009 by 


 
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Safety Group Points To Jeep Grand Cherokee Fire Concerns

On Friday, the Center for Auto Safety petitioned NHTSA to initiate a defect investigation that could potentially cover hundreds of thousands of Jeep Grand Cherokee SUVs from... read more October 5, 2009 by  2


 
2004 Honda Civic VP

Kelley Blue Book Names "Top 10 Back-to-school Cars"

I was never one of those lucky kids that rode around the high school parking lot in a new car. When I was lucky enough to drive I was rolling in my grandparents' 1980 Pontiac... read more August 18, 2009 by 


 
2004 Lotus Esprit

2012 Lotus Esprit: Powered by Lexus?

A new Lotus Esprit is in the works, and reports suggest that like the Evora coupe, the Esprit will get its power from Toyota. Last year, we brought you the first live photos... read more May 27, 2009 by  1


 
Pendulous Concept

Link Love From The Car Connection

Tesla's Town Hall: Elon Musk is in the news again. This time he's trying to assuage the anger of Tesla customers, who were recently told the cars are going to cost more than... read more January 23, 2009 by  1


 
2009 Honda Civic

SEMA 2008: Honda Civic Stays in Tune with Mileage

The Honda Civic is a perennial favorite of tuners, and for the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas, Honda revealed a new Honda Factory Performance (HFP) Concept version of the... read more November 4, 2008 by 


 
2009 Lotus Evora

London Motor Show: 2009 Lotus Evora

Last week we told you about the new Lotus 2+2 project, developed under the codename Eagle. Today, I'm reporting from the London Motor Show, where Lotus has confirmed that the... read more July 22, 2008 by 


 
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