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Kia Drops 2010 Borrego From Lineup, Fate TBD

Kia Drops 2010 Borrego From Lineup, Fate TBD

The Kia Borrego could be a one-year wonder. The South Korean automaker says the full-size Borrego sport-utility vehicle will not return to the U.S. for the 2010 model year. The Borrego arrived on the market late in 2008, a victim of poor timing and bad luck. Kia had hoped to sell up to 20,000... read more

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2009 Pontiac G3

Frugal Shopper: GM Unloading Pontiac, Saturn Vehicles

If you've been on the lookout for a new car but you're a little short on cash, General Motors may have a deal for you. In a clever shell game that should pay off nicely for... read more December 29, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Smart Passion coupe, offered on eBay

Heinous Car Pic of the Day: Pimped-Out Smart ForTwo Woody

Yes, it's a 2009 Smart ForTwo that's been ... ummm ... customized. Yes, those are wide whitewalls and teeny-weeny baby moons. Yes, that's two-tone red and black paint. And... read more December 21, 2009 by 1


 
Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson

Seven Best Quotes From BBC Top Gear and Jeremy Clarkson

The BBC's Top Gear television show is an endless source of entertainment, debate, and amusement for car fans all over the world. As is its tall, acerbic, and frequently... read more December 21, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Saturn Sky

Power: People Won't Buy Cars From Companies Headed Into Oblivion

Things haven't looked so hot for Chrysler and General Motors this year. And now it's clear that assurances from the government and CEOs weren't enough to overcome the images... read more December 16, 2009 by 1


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

CR: 41 Percent Of Acceleration Complaints Involve Toyotas

Whether or not so-called "sudden acceleration" problems involve issues with floor mats, operator confusion over pedals, or actual vehicle defects, several automakers rank far... read more December 7, 2009 by 7


 
Creative FX team wrapping a Ferrari F430 Spider

Video: Wrapping A Ferrari F430 Spider (Not For Christmas)

Ever wondered how car wraps are applied? We'd always assumed it was a little like using one of those children's Colorforms playsets, and it turns out, we were right --... read more December 7, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Chevrolet Avalanche

Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Troubles - Part II

Clicking Tappets Not Normal  Question 1 I have a 1991 Audi 90 Cabrio with a 2.3-liter engine and 150,000 miles.  For the last six months when I start the car, the tappets... read more November 30, 2009 by 0


 
2011 Kia Cadenza

New Cadenza Could Feature First Kia Direct-Injection Engine

The affordable large car segment is starting to get just a little overcrowded, and in a time where customers all around the world are downsizing to smaller midsize models... read more November 30, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R

Should You Pick a Subaru Legacy Over an Accord or Camry?

(Legacy 2.5i Starting at $19,995) In the past the Subaru Legacy was always the wacky cult option when it came to midsize sedan choices like the Camry, Accord and Altima. One... read more November 25, 2009 by 0


 
2011 Kia Cadenza

2011 Kia Cadenza To Replace Amanti, Meanwhile Optima Is Top Model

Hyundai has risen from barely-noticed econo-car maker to winner of the North America Car of the Year with the Genesis Sedan, but what of little sister Kia? They've been hard... read more November 24, 2009 by 0


 
2010 Honda Civic Si Coupe

Ford Gaining On Honda And Toyota In Perceived Quality

Among mainstream brands, consumers still rate Honda and Toyota highest in quality—whether that is or isn't the case on actual quality surveys. But Ford is quickly gaining... read more November 23, 2009 by 1


 
2009 Nissan Titan SE

'Black Friday:' Car Buyers Get Best Deals of the Year

As the old saying goes, hope springs eternal... in the minds of some car marketers. It happens every year about this time. About two weeks before Thanksgiving this year... read more November 22, 2009 by 0


 
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IIHS Top Safety Picks: Ford, Subaru Make Grade, Unhappy Toyota Airs Concern

Toyota, the number one-selling automaker worldwide, is firing back today at the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Picks for 2010, saying that the... read more November 19, 2009 by 0


 
42 10 prius

CarMax Releases List of Ten Features Car Buyers Want, World Ignores Them

CarMax, those automotive supermarkets full of overpriced used cars, have decided that they too want to be a vital information resource for car shoppers. As such they polled a... read more November 18, 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


 

 
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