2010

2010 Mazda CX-7 - A Driver's Crossover
2010 Mazda CX-7 - A Driver's Crossover

All automobiles have trade-offs. No matter how hard you try, you’re never going to get everything you need in one double or triple-box conveyance. In my household, the accent is always on fun, so a sporting vehicle is likely to make me happy. Yet when I need to carry more items than a couple...Read More»

2009 Acura TSX
Driven: 2010 Acura TSX V6

Full confession: When I first heard Acura was putting a big, 3.5-liter V-6 into its TSX sport sedan, my response involved a shoulder shrug. That's because the TSX didn't really need it; as we've said in previous drives, with the standard rev-happy 201-hp, 2.4-liter four-cylinder engine (especially...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Six Great Deals This Week

Car dealers expected August to look bad. When financial analysts measure the health of the auto industry, they traditionally compare monthly sales figures to the same month in the previous year -- and last August had been the high point of the Cash for Clunkers craze. So when automakers said their...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Frugal Shopper: A New Mercedes-Benz At Ten-Percent Off Sticker?

If you're a longtime admirer of the three-pointed star, this might be the right time to head to the showroom with some serious intent. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are selling for an average of ten percent below MSRP—when you look at its 2010 models, that is. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Galant
Five Endangered Cars

Every year, a few more cars make their way to the automotive graveyard. When the recession began, frankly, we got misty-eyed at some of the cars that met an untimely end. With Americans cutting back on spending, automakers were forced to cut achingly beautiful roadsters like the Saturn Sky and...Read More»

2010 Audi Q7
Five Cars You Can't Talk Down

Buying a new car? Working on your negotiating skills? This month, it won't take much to talk down the price of most cars--especially the 2010 models still on the lot. Dealers are still facing slower sales than they had prepared for, and they're willing to talk. Except when they aren't. Our pricing...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Today in Car News: Toyota Recalls, BP and Hot-Rod Caskets

Toyota is in federal court this week, trying to get all those sudden-acceleration lawsuits tossed. Our take: blaming Toyota for idiot drivers is like blaming Bugatti for choking Isadora Duncan. Isadora who? [Detroit News] It's a tale of the good, the bad, and the ugly, but mostly the latter...Read More»

2010 Honda Accord Crosstour
Honda Recalls 2010 Accord Crosstour For Airbag Issue

Some 2010 Honda Accord Crosstour vehicles are being recalled for an issue with the front passenger airbag. According to Honda, on 3,336 Crosstours the airbag module doesn't meet a federal regulation that required it to be tested (for airbag deployment) with an unbelted six-year-old-sized crash-test...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Driven: 2010 Acura ZDX

A week with a ZDX still wasn't enough to help me make up my mind about a few key questions: Is this a good-looking vehicle? And does the whole package work? Ask me at various points in the week, and depending on the angle I was viewing it from at the moment my responses could be very different...Read More»

Money, money, money
Cash Or Credit: Five Things Vehicle Shoppers Should Consider

If you're just getting in the market for a new car, one of the first things you should consider—along with what kind of car you want, and what you can afford—is whether you should finance or pay cash. While more than 90 percent of car buyers finance their new vehicle in some form...Read More»

money
Frugal Shopper: Should I Pay Cash For My Next Car?

At a time when credit isn't taken for granted the way that it was just a few years ago, some are rediscovering the idea that new cars don't have to be financed. If you've been good at saving money, you know that it hasn't been earning much interest anyway. But does taking out that bank check or fat...Read More»

Oprah and the G6
Updated - Oprah SORT OF Hugs GM, Doesn't Give Away Chevrolet Traverse?

UPDATE: Turns out that Oprah and GM did not end up giving away Chevrolet Traverses today. Instead GM gave a few super fans a road trip in the Traverse to the premier episode of the new season. The fans actually thought they were going to the hotel but instead they drove right on stage. It was...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
Top 5 MINI Ads: Maximum MINI Branding

As I was inhaling a massive and bloody 14-ounce, artery-clogging, life-span-shortening, rain-forest-decimating, hormone-laced rib steak, I was reveling not just in the taste and texture of said beef, I was also enjoying this maximum experience. “Maximum” in the sense that I couldn't get...Read More»

Fill'er Up
2010 Lexus RX 350 Review: High Society Meets Mighty Mouse

Lexus RX350:  Meet Mighty Mouse Toyota's upscale Lexus RX is a crossover benchmark.  It's become the upwardly mobile automotive prescription for many families.  Now, nearly every carmaker has an RX-like machine.  Imitation is the sincerest form of affirmation. Therefore, when Lexus revamped...Read More»

No hitchhiking
Daimler Becomes A Yenta For Carpoolers With Car2gether

Zimride. eRideShare. Match.com. Every few months, it seems like someone new is trying to arrange hook-ups between carpoolers. Now, it's Daimler's turn. Daimler has announced plans to launch a new social media service called Car2gether. Much like those other ride-sharing services, Car2gether relies...Read More»

2010 infiniti g37 convertible teaser 03
No Deal For You! The Five Least Discounted Cars in America

Sales are slower than most automakers had expected. The economy remains in a funk. There are more leftover 2010 models than we normally expect to see at the end of summer. Conditions are just right for negotiating a great deal. Unless you're buying one of these. Our pricing partners at TrueCar.com...Read More»

2010 Nissan Versa 4-door Sedan I4 Auto 1.8 S Angular Front Exterior View
The TCC List: 5 Strippers That Actually Save You Money

We've already told you how we feel about strippers--those base cars that come with only the essential equipment, and still outperform today's super-sized expectations. What you need now is a shorthand shopping list of five cars that look, feel and drive just as good without any options, as those...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Top Reviews for August 2010: Some Surprises

High Gear Media's editors know plenty about the newest 2011 cars, trucks and crossovers--but you, dear shoppers, are where the rubber truly meets the road. So, what cars are getting you interested in buying something new? According to last month's HGM traffic numbers, it's another strong month for...Read More»

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