2005

Tech At Work: OnStar Saves Senator's Daughter's Car
Tech At Work: OnStar Saves Senator's Daughter's Car

Successfully applying technology in a car is harder than it sounds. Just look at the flack BMW has caught for its difficult iDrive system, or the only-recent entry of Lexus into the telematics market. General Motors, as painfully off as it may be at times, has nailed this area with its OnStar...Read More»

2005 Buick Century Custom
Buick Revisited: Sometimes Your First True Love Is a Car

What is the car that most people lust after more than any other? Lamborghini? Ferrari? Cobra or Corvette? Well, for most car fanatics, the make and model that brings the fondest memories is often your first car. That's certainly the case for me, as my '74 Buick Century is the only car that I still...Read More»

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 affected by the recall, both 2004 Toyota Prius hatchbacks, both even the same shade of blue. One of them's mine, and in the...Read More»

2005 Ford Thunderbird 2-door Convertible Deluxe Side Exterior View
The Iconic Ford Thunderbird. A Short History of the T-Bird From 1955 - 2005

There are a few cars that you can expect to see at every car show. There will almost always be a Tri-Five Chevy. There will almost always be Corvettes. There will almost always be Camaros. There will almost always be Mustangs. And there will almost always be some early Ford Thunderbirds. Over the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
2011 Porsche Boxster Spyder, New Viper Due In 2012: Today’s Car News

Porsche has launched a lighter and more powerful version of the Boxster, which it plans to debut next month at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show. The third addition to the Boxster lineup, the new car is called the Spyder and will on sale in February 2010 with a starting price of $61,200. [Motor...Read More»

2009 Toyota FT-86 Concept
2009 Tokyo Show: Is the Toyota FT-86 Concept a New Celica?

It's been in the works for two years, and now the mythical replacement for the Toyota Corolla sports coupe is here. In concept form, it bows at the 2009 Tokyo Motor Show as the Toyota FT-86 concept. The love child of a Subaru Impreza chassis, minus its all-wheel-drive system, and a Toyota body, the...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Lariat
NHTSA Opens Ford F-150 Airbag Investigation

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's Office of Defects Investigation (ODI) has opened an investigation regarding inadvertent airbag deployment on some Ford F-150 pickups. In the eight consumer complaints that prompted the investigation, the driver airbag had deployed unexpectedly...Read More»

Ohio State University shows off the 300.992mph average of its Buckeye Bullet 2 fuel cell vehicle
Ohio State Students Hit 304mph In A Fuel Cell Vehicle

Some gearheads of our acquaintance are wary of EVs and fuel cells, worried that they'll provide the service of driving without any of the fun. But late last week, a team of engineering students from Ohio State University took their hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to the Bonneville Salt Flats and...Read More»

2010 scion iq concept 015
Scion To Energize Its Lineup In The 2011 Model Year

2009 has been a dismal year for automakers, but Scion has taken an especially rough hit, with sales down by nearly 58% compared to last year. That's blamed largely on Scion's lineup, which many in the industry feel has stagnated -- ironic, given that when the brand launched just seven years ago, it...Read More»

2001 Toyota Celica GTS
Toyota Fast-Tracks Development Of New Sports Car

Fans of Toyota's sporting history have often lamented the current lineup of perfectly competent yet decidedly boring offerings, going so far as to describing some of its products as the ‘appliances’ of the auto world. Exciting models like the Supra, Celica and MR-2 may all be distant memories...Read More»

2007 Subaru Legacy Wagon Outback R LL Bean
2007 Subaru Outback Wagon With Automatic and OE Navigation System

1 1/2 years ago my Mom bought a 2007 Subaru Outback Wagon.  My Mom bought the Outback with most of the extras that Subaru offers for the Wagon.   My Mom's Outback came with A/C, automatic, power windows, power steering, power brakes, roof rack, ABS, traction stability control, side...Read More»

2005 Ford F-150 Supercab 133" STX Angular Rear Exterior View
Turbo-Powered Ford F-150 Is REALLY Turbo Powered

Remember that episode of Family Guy where Peter thought it'd be fun to fill up his truck with jet fuel and fly around town? Well, he's been one-upped: Michigan's Chris Lentz took a 728-pound jet engine from pre-war Czechoslovakia and a 20-gallon kerosene tank, and bolted both of them to the back of...Read More»

Audi R8 Spyder spotted on the Ring
Audi R8 Spyder: Now With Rip-Roaring V10

Audi fans, apparently this is your week: yesterday came a teaser shot of the new Audi A5 Sportback, and today we've learned that the Audi R8 Spyder is going to roll out with the company's certifiably bigass 5.2-liter V10. Consider buying a lottery ticket. News of the Spyder has been circulating for...Read More»

2009 Saturn Aura Hybrid
Mitsubishi Could Supply New Cars to Saturn

Saturn is on the market--General Motors is selling, and the brand's management is looking for cars to sell in case it finds a new investor. The Detroit News reports that a number of potential investors and buyers for Saturn have surfaced as GM approaches a May 31 deadline for restructuring. It's...Read More»

1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa
Link Love From The Car Connection: Ferrari Goes For Big Bills, Rolls Royce Ghost In The Flesh, And A Flashback To Simpler Times

Big spender -- Well, someone out there still has money: a 1957 Ferrari 250 Testa Rossa has sold at auction for a whopping €9,020,000 ($12,135,000). No word on who the winner was, but we're pretty sure it wasn't us. At least we hope it wasn't. [Autogespot] Pardon me, ragazzi-- Speaking of Ferrari...Read More»

2005 Toyota Celica 3dr LB GT Manual (Natl) Angular Rear Exterior View
Toyota + Subaru = Celica?

Remember the Toyota Celica, that coupe preferred by tennis jocks, Tri-Delts, and recent divorcées? The company stopped cranking them out in 2005, but rumor has it that the sporty brand may be readying for a comeback--thanks, oddly, to Subaru. For a while, we've heard that Toyota and Subaru were...Read More»

Saturn Logo
GM Pares Divisions; Saturn On The Way Out

"My personal favorite would be to see Saturn survive and prosper," said GM vice chairman and car guru Bob Lutz, speaking to Automotive News. "But frankly, the reality is that that is probably not going to be the outcome." The rather wordy Lutz (he's sounded off a bit lately, given his job title...Read More»

1976 Lincoln Mark IV Emilio Pucci Designer Edition
Detroit Forced To Ditch Excessive Trims, Packages, Options

Buyers of Big Three cars will soon be constrained to mainly trim packages (I.e. Honda's DX, LX, and EX) as opposed to picking and choosing from a litany of individual options. A part of the domestic automakers' desperate scramble to build vehicles in more efficient ways, it's surprising they've...Read More»

Barack Obama's old Chrysler 300C
Car Auctions Aplenty: Obama, Shelby and Bugatti

Yesterday, we mentioned that the 1937 Bugatti 57S Atalante found in the UK a couple of weeks ago is now rolling toward the auction block, with its sights set on the  £6 million mark.  But the good news for auction hounds doesn't stop there! Over in Scottsdale, Arizona, classic car buffs are...Read More»

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