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Archive: October 2009

 
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy

One of the most buzzed about cars at the 2009 New York Auto Show was the 2010 Subaru Legacy, and we finally got a chance to sample a the new Legacy last month. We hopped behind the wheel of a pre-production 2010 Legacy 2.5i Premium with the 6-speed manual transmission, and here's what we found. The...

October 31, 2009 by  1
 
The cast of *The A-Team*

Chrysler TV, $24K Clunkers, A-Team Returns: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Today's news roundup has something for everyone at our four... read more October 30, 2009 by 


 
2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS

Disgruntled 2010 Chevy Camaro Owner: Yep, He's Real. Honest.

Here at TheCarConnection.com, we read a lot of automaker press releases. A week ago today, a pretty unusual one landed on our desks: GM was touting the text of a letter from... read more October 30, 2009 by  5


 
Ford Microsoft SYNC

Ford Wants Cloud Computing, Social Media On Sync System

"The Cloud" is hot news these days: it gives people the ability to upload data to the web -- spreadsheets, movies, music files -- and access them from anywhere. That's... read more October 30, 2009 by  1


 
Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan Eats Words: Prius-Driving Carnivores Are OK!

Last week, author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, etc.) made headlines when he said, "A vegan in a HUMMER has a lighter carbon footprint than beef-eater in a Prius"... read more October 30, 2009 by 


 
White House

Cash-For-Clunkers Smackdown: White House Takes on Edmunds

When Edmunds.com released its report on the Cash-for-Clunkers program on Wednesday, saying it cost $24,000 for each vehicle that wouldn't otherwise have been sold, it must... read more October 30, 2009 by  16


 
2009 infiniti essence concept 018

Windows 7 Has Desktop Themes From Infiniti, Porsche, Ferrari

Microsoft has lost face in recent years -- both in court and in the marketplace -- but with the release of Windows 7, the folks from Redmond are working hard to restore the... read more October 30, 2009 by 


 
2010 Acura RDX

Driven: 2010 Acura RDX

Cutting through marketing hype, the Acura RDX is one of relatively few crossover vehicles that actually do feel like agile sport sedans—especially if you'd like to keep the... read more October 29, 2009 by 


 
policeman reaching into car

SFPD To Go Lightly On Drivers Without Licenses, Ruckus Ensues

Many police departments around the U.S. impound the cars of drivers caught behind the wheel without a license. But starting Sunday, San Francisco plans to abolish that... read more October 29, 2009 by  2


 
Chrysler Mopar FLO TV Auto Entertainment

Chrysler Gets Mobile TV, Again: This Time It's For Grownups

Chrysler announced today that it will be the first automaker to offer in-car mobile TV with a full channel lineup. The new service, FLO TV Auto Entertainment, will bring up... read more October 29, 2009 by 


 
Rusty pickup

$24,000 Cash Per Clunker? So Says The Analysis

The Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) was proposed as a necessary and cost-effective way of stimulating the economy and the car industry when it was being debated this... read more October 29, 2009 by  9


 
General Motors' OnStar

General Motors Takes OnStar To China

In what could be one of General Motors' smartest moves in recent years, the company has announced plans to roll out its popular OnStar system in China. This marks the first... read more October 29, 2009 by  1


 
2011 Chevrolet Cruze

SLS AMG First Drive, Ford Hot Rod, Cruze Delayed: Today At High Gear Media

Follow us on Twitter: @highgearmedia @carconnection @therealma @greencarreports and join our Facebook fan page Two big product decisions broke over the last 24 hours: Acura... read more October 29, 2009 by 


 
2009 Moparized Dodge Challenger

Moparized Dodge Challenger, Asians Top Auto Reliability: Today’s Car News

This year’s SEMA Auto Show is nearly upon us and in the lead up to the annual event more details of some of the exciting customized vehicles set to debut have been... read more October 29, 2009 by 


 
The Great Wall of China

Payback: China Launches Probe Of U.S. Auto Imports

A week ago, Bengt Halvorson mentioned the federal government's plan to impose a 35% tariff on tires imported from China. In a move that should surprise absolutely no one... read more October 29, 2009 by 


 
The hydrogen fuel-cell Tyrano big rig from Vision Industries

Schwarzenegger Helps Launch Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Big Rig

Arnold Schwarzenegger has led a charmed life: he's been a world-class bodybuilder, a Hollywood star, and apparently, an amateur cryptologist. He's also an auto enthusiast, so... read more October 29, 2009 by  2


 
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