2006

RIP Volga Siber: Even Russians Hate The Old Chrysler Sebring
RIP Volga Siber: Even Russians Hate The Old Chrysler Sebring

Russia is a strange and wondrous place. On one hand, you have a 6'8" billionaire NBA-team owner backing a startup car company that wants to build natural-gas hybrid cars without battery packs. That car's name? Yo. On the other hand, it turns out that even beleaguered Russian car buyers understand...Read More»

2006 Honda CR-V EX SE
Recall Roundup: Kia Optima, Honda CR-V Investigated

Two popular family vehicles are being investigated for potential defects that could lead to safety recalls. The Detroit News reports that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is studying whether transmissions in the 2007 Kia Optima, and the electrical systems in the 2006 Honda...Read More»

2006 Nissan Titan XE
Nissan Recall Affects Nearly 750,000 Cars

A massive recall at Nissan and Infiniti--the automaker's third-largest recall ever--affects nearly 750,000 vehicles sold in the U.S. Nissan says the 2004-2006 Nissan Armada pickup and Titan sport-utility vehicle, as well as the same-year models of the Infiniti QX56, are being recalled for an issue...Read More»

2006 Lincoln LS Sport
FBI Tracks Lincoln--Until Mechanic Catches Them

It’s not unusual for auto repair customers to request that in the course of routine maintenance (an oil change is a good example), the technician look underneath the car for anything else that might need attention. Most times this means the mechanic is on the lookout for a loose exhaust...Read More»

BP fail whale
AdAge Lists The Worst Social Media Screw-Ups Of All Time, Two Automakers Make The Cut

We can get a little feisty when we're talking about marketing campaigns. Some people get amped about football, for others, it's flan, and for us, it's how navigable your Facebook page is. So when we see a marketing campaign that could've been awesome except for a few tragic flaws -- as we did with...Read More»

2006 Nissan Sentra
Great Advice: Buying A Nissan Sentra Makes Dollars And Sense

A friend of mine recently asked me what car I would recommend for her to buy. She needed an affordable used car, one that would be reliable for years to come, and she was on a tight budget. When someone tells me they need a car that will be reliable for years to come, that usually means they need a...Read More»

2006 Nissan Sentra
Great Advice: More Reasons You Should Choose A Nissan Sentra

We’re exploring why I consistently recommend the Nissan Sentra when someone on a tight budget needs an economical and reliable used car. The Sentra is up against a few other vehicles in its class when vying for my “best value” honor. However, there aren’t many makes and...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
Flagship Volkswagen Phaeton Coming Back To The U.S.

Top Volkswagen officials in Europe have confirmed that the next-generation version of the Phaeton large luxury sedan will return to the U.S. Although a facelifted version of the current Phaeton will be released in Europe and China, the next-generation Phaeton is still at least two years away...Read More»

2011 Volkswagen Phaeton
New 2011 Volkswagen Phaeton Breaks Cover

"Phaeton". I have absolutely no clue on how to pronounce that, the only thing I know is that the name is from Greek mythology. Honestly, how a designer would have thought to use a name from Greek mythology on a car boggles my mind. Cars often use animals or numbers in their names such as the Ford...Read More»

2006 HUMMER H1 Alpha
Man Versus Hummer (And A Brief History)

In 1985, AM General began production on the High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV), or Humvee. After the vehicle received considerable positive attention during the media’s coverage of the Gulf War, AM decided to launch a civilian version of the truck in 1992. The original Hummer, or...Read More»

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 standard measure of overnight success. And for at least some of its wild youth, it was the cautionary tale of what happens...Read More»

2009 Saturn Aura
2005-2010 Saturn Models Added To GM Certified Used Roster

General Motors has just added Saturn models from the 2005 through 2010 model years to its Certified Used Vehicles program. Although the brand is no more, and most Saturn showrooms have closed, you'll find the certified Saturn models wherever GM Certified Used Vehicles are on offer—that's at 3,400...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»

John DeLorean
John DeLorean's Life To Be Made Into (Family Approved) Movie

Cars appear in most movies, but movies about cars often don't do well. Tucker: The Man and His Dream, for instance, Francis Ford Coppola's well-reviewed 1988 biography of Preston Tucker and his effort to start a car company, flopped at the box office. Nonetheless, Time Inc Studios is pressing on...Read More»

2008 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sedan M5 RWD Side Exterior View
Why the Volkswagen Phaeton Failed in the U.S.

By: Ryan Konko The Volkswagen Phaeton was a technological marvel during the time it was sold in the United States. It shared the same platform as The Bentley Continental GT and Flying Spur, featured technology found in the Audi A8, and started at $64,600. Thousands less than the A8, and tens of...Read More»

Motor City Dream Garages
Twelve Days of Christmas: Motor City Dream Garages

This Christmas, purchase the book that takes you on an intimate tour of 20 incredible garages throughout Detroit. In "Motor City Dream Garages," journalist Rex Roy gives you an intimate look at collections held by garages like Henry Ford's Fair Lane in Dearborn (referred to as "The First Dream...Read More»

Saturn VUE Hybrid and Gov. Schwarzenegger
Tough Times Force Even Schwarzenegger to Support Girlie Hybrids

Wow, even cigar-smoking, bodybuilding, one-time Conan the Barbarian Schwarzenegger the Governator has been forced to face the facts of fuel efficiency. The juiced-up juggernaut posed next to a girlie little Saturn VUE Hybrid at the L.A. Auto Show, perhaps a concession to his left-coast state that...Read More»

2009 VW Phaeton
VW Resuscitates Phaeton with New Infotainment, Improved Drivetrains

VW breathes new life into the slow-selling Phaeton luxury vehicle with new infotainment systems and thoroughly reworked drivetrains. The infotainment systems, known as RCD 810 and RNS 810, feature an easy-to-use 8-inch touchscreen that improves usability and convenience. A new range of engines...Read More»

2008 BMW X3
BMW Recalls 200,000 Cars

All is nicht so gut at BMW this afternoon, where some 200,000 vehicles are being recalled for airbags that might not deploy in an accident. The Associated Press reports the recall affects the 2004-2006 BMW X3 (the current model's shown here), as well as the same years of the 5 Series and the 2006...Read More»

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