2010

New Five-Seat Smart Subcompact To Be Sold in U.S. Next Year
New Five-Seat Smart Subcompact To Be Sold in U.S. Next Year

Smart dealers are reportedly excited by the announcement that they’ll get another vehicle to sell alongside the two-seat Smart ForTwo minicar sometime next year. GreenCarReports confirms that Smart has reached a deal with Nissan Motor Company to sell a new five-door, five-seat...Read More»

Screencap from 2011 Volkswagen Jetta commercial
Video: Volkswagen Pins Dreams Of World Domination On New Jetta. Wanna See The Ads?

It's no secret that Volkswagen and its CEO Martin Winterkorn have big dreams of conquering the world. (Ah, Germans.) In fact, the company has repeatedly said that it wants to surpass the current #1 automaker, Toyota, by 2018, but in order to do that, Volkswagen will really need to up its game in...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Most Popular Reviews for September 2010

Here at High Gear Media, we're deep in the first-drive cycle for the 2011 model year, even as you're still shopping and reading up on 2010 models. But with 2011 models available in showrooms on a case-by-case basis, those new vehicles are surging on our monthly list of the most-researched vehicles...Read More»

Audi R8 V10
Audi Gets Socially Smart - Gives Kevin Rose An R8 V10 For A Week

NOTE: Get these headlines in your email box every day. Sign in here. Audi was not first to the social game. In fact they were a little behind the curve when compared to Ford and General Motors. Lately they have been making up for lost time. With the TT-RS Facebook petition and now Kevin Rose...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Elantra
2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue Redefines "Entry Level"

The term “entry level” is normally one to avoid in the automotive marketplace. The usual connotations are a vehicle with less than satisfactory driving capabilities and a miniscule list of standard amenities, albeit at a rational price. The 2010 Hyundai Elantra Blue is an entry-level...Read More»

2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS
Settlement Addresses Engine-Sludge Issue In Audi A4, VW Passat

A settlement made by the U.S. District Court in Boston could affect owners of 1997-2004 Audi A4 and 1998-2004 Volkswagen Passat models with the 1.8-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine—badged for much of that time as 1.8T. According to court records—as reported in a press release...Read More»

2010 Volvo XC60 AWD 4-door 3.0T w/Moonroof Side Exterior View
About the 2010 Volvo XC 60

The 2010 Volvo XC60 is not one of the cheapest cars on the market today, but it is one of the nicer ones. In fact, it was ranked number 3 on the US News and World Report’s Ranking and Reviews Site on their list of the top 8 luxury compact SUVs. The car goes for an average price of around...Read More»

2007 Saturn Relay 4-door Wagon Relay 1 Trunk
Why Choose a Saturn

If you’re currently thinking about buying a new car but aren’t sure which manufacturer to go with, you should know that Saturn is a great choice. This popular car manufacturer, a General Motors subsidiary, has been making great cars since 1985. That’s almost twenty-five years of...Read More»

2010 Ford Explorer Sport Trac
Today in Car News: Saab and BMW, Audi S7 and Explorer Sport Trac

Some big news may be coming from Saab and BMW this week at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Sharing engines, or possibly more? [Autocar] Want to see spy shots of the new twin-turbo Audi S7 before the A7 even shows up at Paris? Sure you do. [Autocar] Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn nicely underplays his...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander SE
Video: Mitsubishi Wants To Know, What Are You Into?

We don't talk much about Mistubishi these days -- and we're not alone. The company's annual sales have been on the decline since hitting a high water mark of around 354,000 vehicles in 2002, hovering around 50,000 today. There's even been talk about the automaker pulling an Isuzu on the American...Read More»

2010 Chrysler 300C SRT8
Smart Car Shopping: Big Deals on Five High-Performance Cars

Shopping for a new car? The old, reliable laws of supply and demand could do you a big favor, even if you're looking for a high-performance car--if you plan right. It's good to be the only one who wants something. And in the current economy, few people seem to want high-performance cars. Yes, we've...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Reg Cab 120.5" SLT Open Doors
2011 Ram Laramie Longhorn Edition

Chrysler has announced a new package to the Ram truck, formerly known as the Dodge Ram--the Laramie Longhorn. The Ram Laramie Longhorn edition will be available on 2011 Ram 1500, 2500 and 3500 models and is billed by Chrysler as the “most luxurious Ram Truck ever produced by the...Read More»

Neat Rear-Drive Sedan for Cadillac--and a Four-Door Camaro?

Could a new rear-drive Chevrolet sedan, and one for Cadillac too, be in the near future? Motor Trend reports that General Motors’ next-generation Zeta platform will provide the underpinnings for two new rear-wheel-drive sport sedans likely to come from Chevrolet and Cadillac. The magazine...Read More»

Third-gen Toyota Prius test drive
Recalls In Mind, Should You Buy a Toyota Prius?

I've wanted a Toyota Prius, well... forever. However, now that we are ready to buy, my husband is deeply concerned about "that stuff about Toyotas not stopping." Your old "Toyotaphobia" article was helpful. Has anything changed that would justify his fear? His fears are real. His fears are...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus SHO
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

As summer turns to fall, the strategy for getting a great deal on a new car changes. All summer, dealers have been trying to get rid of 2010 models as the 2011s arrive. Now, they've done that...for some cars. But some haven't cleared out like they should. Bargain hunters should target these. Look...Read More»

2010 Dodge Charger 4-door Sedan R/T RWD *Ltd Avail* Front Exterior View
See What's Under the Hood at the Chrysler Museum

Many of us believe it's what's under the hood that matters more than the aerodynamic styling outside. See both at the Walter P. Chrysler Museum, in Auburn Hills, Mich., which is is raising the hoods on 33 vehicles within its collection. The exhibit, called Under the Hood, runs through Sunday, Oct...Read More»

Fireball Run logo
Social Car News Goes LIVE To The Fireball Run Adventurally

High Gear Media will be team number 68 in the Fireball Run Aventurally. We will cover 3,500 miles in 8 days along with a few track events. Each day will consist of missions which all lead to one goal: aid in the recovery of missing children. To date over 35 missing children have been found due to...Read More»

2010 Aston Martin One-77
Today in Car News: Electric Cars, VW Passat

How about a 750-horsepower Aston Martin One-77? Why yes, we'll take two, thanks very much. [AutoExpress] California wants to see one million electric cars on its highways by the year 2020. Those Mattell boys need to get cracking. [Detroit News] We've been reporting it ad nauseum since last October;...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS-V
Cadillac Issues Recall for CTS, CTS-V

General Motors has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Cadillac CTS and Cadillac CTS-V. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles fail "to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, 'Occupant Crash...Read More»

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