2008

Toyota, Honda, and Lincoln Trucks Do Well in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study
Toyota, Honda, and Lincoln Trucks Do Well in J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Trucks from Toyota, Honda, and Lincoln top the J.D. Power 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study!   The results are in for the 2010 Vehicle Dependability Study (VDS), and J.D. Power has just released the juicy details.  The VDS measures the number and types of problems that original owners of...Read More»

2008 Honda Odyssey Touring
Brake Issue Prompts Recall Of 2007-2008 Honda Odyssey, Element

Honda is recalling about 412,000 vehicles—2007 and 2008 model-year Odyssey minivans and Element utility vehicles—for an issue in the braking system that can lead to an overly soft brake pedal. Fortunately, the issue is gradual and couldn't cause a sudden loss of braking. According to Honda, the...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»

2008 Corvette 427 Special Edition Z06
GM Donates 2008 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 To Auction, Proceeds To Benefit Haiti

Since Haiti was struck by a massive earthquake last Tuesday, there's been an outpouring of support from around the world. Automakers have contributed to the relief efforts with cash and other contributions, like Chrysler's donation of a Chrysler 300, which was signed by over 300 celebrities who...Read More»

2009 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Front Exterior View
Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition Cowboys Up!

The 2009 V-8 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Edition may have a Wyoming name but it has an honest to Pete Texas accent. Like a Texas cowboy, its bigger, stronger, taller and tougher than just about anybody. And at 14 city, 20 highway, it drinks 91octane faster than J.R. Ewing swigged bourbon at the...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDASPEED3
Driven: the Mazda3 4 Door Sedan 2.5

If you want to make a bit more of a unique statement than the Civic or Corolla allows you do have options. With gas prices as crazy as they are economy cars like the Mazda3 now make perfect sense. And the unique angularity and giant grin coming from the 3s front grille all conspire to make this one...Read More»

2008 Toyota Prius 5dr HB Base (Natl) Side Exterior View
Battery Performance: as Temperature Drops, Battery Performance Slides

One thing that you find interesting as you read blog posts about hybrid cars and battery technology is the amount of information that the average car owner does not have much knowledge when it comes batteries and battery technology. Indeed, it seems that people seem to take their car batteries for...Read More»

2009 Toyota Sienna
Top 2 Best Used Minivans

Once it was the king of the road, so to speak, at least in terms of family versatility and popularity. But the minivan, which debuted in the mid-1980s with the introduction of the Dodge Caravan and Plymouth Voyager, is definitely on the decline, according to the editors of Consumer Guide. Although...Read More»

2008 Ford Focus Wagon
Impressions of a Used 2003 Mazda 1.3 Sting

I drive a Mazda Sting 1.3, and it has about 80 000 km on the clock. Mechanically this car is very sound, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for hassle free motoring. It is very economical if serviced regularly (every 10 000km) - I get about 550km on a full tank of fuel - not bad for...Read More»

2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man STI Steering Wheel
Leftfield Economy Car: Subaru Impreza

(Starting at $17,495) (20 city/27 highway) Do you need a car that is inexpensive and durable but cant stand the thought of being just another person in a Civic, Corolla or (horror!) Focus? Would it also be nice to have the security of all-wheel drive but are pretty sure you cant afford the cost of...Read More»

2009 Suzuki Equator
Should You Buy a Nissan Frontier or a Suzuki Equator?

How about neither? When was the last time you picked up a car or truck magazine and saw a compact pickup truck on the cover? The reason for this is that while full size pickup truck sales have grown year over year (Ford F-150, Dodge Ram), sales of compact trucks like the Toyota Tacoma and...Read More»

2009 Subaru Impreza Sedan GT
Subaru To Intro Additions To WRX Line at LA Auto Show

With the Los Angeles Auto Show around the corner, rumors of new-car introductions are beginning to swirl with latest intro information coming through the AutoWeek website and MSN. According to reports that surfaced a couple of days ago, Subaru will be expanding its performance-oriented WRX STi...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
The 2010 Dodge Ram is the Big Bruiser of Full Size Pickups

Goodness gracious this puppy is huge. Its the 2010 Dodge Ram and boy does it look like one angry dog! With a recent roof to ground redesign, the Dodge Ram has truly undergone a quality transformation. It also now has some of the coolest toys available on full size pickups anywhere. Who thought...Read More»

2010 Subaru Impreza WRX STI Special Edition
2010 Subaru WRX STI: for Now, Just a Special Edition

  Today, Subaru unveiled its newest WRX STI variant. Its simply called the Special Edition, or SE and it will make its physical debut during the upcoming Los Angeles Auto Show.   This means two things for the automotive world. First, Subaru will not be updating the current hatchback version...Read More»

2010 Volvo C30
The 2011 Volvo C30: Looks Like Somebody's Been to the Plastic Surgeon

The Volvo C30, that odd little Parisian breadvan-style two door hatchback, has gone and had itself a little visit with the plastic surgeon for a nip, a tuck and a serious face pull. The guys in Sweden apparently decided to make the front end look like the face of a bulldog that had just survived a...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»

2009 Ford F-150
Ford's Supercrew Lariat F-150: This Is One Big Truck!

Lets set things straight right from the start. The 2009 Ford F-150 4x4 Supercrew Lariat 146 WB Styleside pickup truck has one long name and is one big truck. If there is a bigger F-150 in Fords product line-up, I havent seen it and am not exactly sure I want to. Whats big? Try 231.7 inches of total...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen GTI
5 Best Cars for Long Family Holiday Road Trips

When you are looking for transportation to that dysfunction-fest known as holiday time with your family it is important to have the right vehicle. Never before have car buyers had such a wealth of options not only having to do with style but also fuel economy, power and handling. Yes, you can have...Read More»

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