2010

Suzuki Recalls Equator, Grand Vitara, SX4 For Fire Hazard From Garmin Satnav
Suzuki Recalls Equator, Grand Vitara, SX4 For Fire Hazard From Garmin Satnav

A couple of weeks ago, we told you that Garmin had recalled over 1.3 million GPS units due to a problem with the devices' batteries. When mated to Garmin circuit boards, those cells have a tendency to overheat, causing a fire hazard. Now that recall has bled over to Suzuki, which is recalling three...Read More»

2010 Scion xD: Weeding out Toyota's little boxes

Little Boxes, They're Not All Alike Toyota’s youth-oriented Scion brand offers two, two-box cars: xB and xD.  Most people are aware of the former but unfamiliar with the latter.  Here’s an xD primer. Start with a Toyota Yaris platform, wrap it in a five-door hatchback cab-forward body, give...Read More»

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Frugal Shopper: Best Local Prices Could Broaden Your Horizon

If you're heading out to do some new-car shopping this weekend but not entirely comfortable with what comes after the test drive, you're not alone. It's easy to get overwhelmed, especially in the negotiation stage. Exactly how much of a discount, in light of all the incentives, should you be asking...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Five Great Labor Day Deals

by Sean Tucker It might be the only time of year that TV commercials tell you the truth. Our pricing partners at TrueCar.com confirm it: Labor Day weekend is a great time to buy a car. The best deals of the month may actually be found a few days before the holiday -- but don't be afraid to shop on...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
Kia Recalls Soul, Sorento For Fire Hazard

Kia is recalling certain Soul and Sorento vehicles from the 2010 and 2011 model years. According to a release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the vehicles have fault in their lighting system that could result in a fire. The issue centers around wiring harnesses supplied by...Read More»

2010 Scion xD
Leftover 2010 Models You Can Buy Cheap

by Sean Tucker Late summer is an excellent time to buy a car, if you're willing to do your research, and this summer is better than most. By this time of year, virtually all car factories are pushing out 2011 models, but many of the outgoing 2010s are sitting unsold. Dealerships were battered by a...Read More»

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Ethanol Blends Increasingly Common: Want Pure Gasoline?

The next time you fill up, think about this: What you think of as gasoline might not be gasoline. At least not entirely. Take a close look at the pump you're filling from; there will be a label with fuel details, and odds are you're probably filling up with E10, a blend of 90 percent gasoline and...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche DNA microsite
Video: Porsche Undergoes DNA Test To Prove Its Babydaddy-ness

It's a fairly quiet week as far as car news goes, what with many folks trying to get in some last-minute R&R before the busy fall season kicks off. That makes it a perfect time for Porsce to launch a new marketing campaign that explores the automaker's high-performance pedigree. The campaign in...Read More»

2010 Honda CR-V
Steering Collision Repairs By Insurers

The Colorado Division of Insurance has fined Ameriprise Auto and Home Insurance Company also known as IDS Property Casualty Insurance Company. A $71,100 penalty has been levied against the insurer for illegally steering repair customers to preferred shops. Between September 2006 and January 2010...Read More»

2010 GMC Terrain First Drive
Benefits Of Driving A 2010 GMC Terrain

Ever since General Motors released the 2010 GMC Terrain, drivers have been singings its praises. This compact little car, similar in build to the equally popular Chevrolet Equinox, is one of the most affordable and enjoyable new cars out there. It offers either a 2.4-liter four cylinder engine or a...Read More»

2009 MAZDA3
This Owner Is Sticking By Her Mazda3

With the recent catastrophic Toyota acceleration problems, car manufacturers as well as the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) are cracking down on quality and getting to the bottom of any car complaints as quickly as possible. Just recently, Mazda notified the NHTSA board that...Read More»

2010 Saab 9-5
Video: 2010 Saab 9-5 And The Resurrection Of Swedish Hip

A near-death experience can really do a number on a person, or a company, whatever the case may be. When people are involved, we know it tends to refocus you a bit, make you think of what is important in life and what you may have missed out on while you're busy surfing the Internet for inexpensive...Read More»

2010 Ford Transit Connect
Best Buy Geeked About Ford Transit Connect

Ford's Transit Connect is aimed at small-business customers who have cargo and delivery needs, but no one said it can't be used by big businesses, as well. Best Buy's famous Geek Squad has been using Volkswagen's New Beetle--alongside traditional full-size vans--as part of its fleet. Well, add one...Read More»

Screencap from Audi promo with Tokio Hotel
Friday Timewaster: Videos Of The Week From Mercedes, Audi, Chrysler

It's been a busy week here at SocialCarNews, but things are finally slowing down. Several of our colleagues have dashed out of town for one last blast of saltwater taffy-fueled fun, and to judge from the headlines not creeping across our desks, most of the industry movers-and-shakers have done the...Read More»

2010 Acura ZDX
Top 3 Acura Ads of 2010: The Bland Learn To Innovate

During the day, I work for a software company that parades, pushes, uses, re-uses and abuses the word “innovation” more than a politician abuses power and money. And that is really quite a lot. Why is this buzzword so hot, so in? What makes it so attractive to marketing types and power...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe
GM Joins Toyota, Will Recall 200K Pontiac Vibes For Stalling

No sooner had Toyota announced it will recall 1.1 million Corolla and Matrix models than General Motors joined in, saying it will recall 200,000 Pontiac Vibe models built at the company's jointly owned plant that use the same engine. In both cases, the recall will replace an engine-control module...Read More»

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Auto Lenders Warming Up To Lower Credit Ratings

If you've been to the dealership earlier this year and weren't at all pleased with the finance terms offered, you might want to give it another try. Auto lenders are loosening up once again, especially on new-car loans, and have started to extend loans to those with more blemished credit histories...Read More»

2010 Chrysler Town & Country
2010 Chrysler Town & Country Touring: His And Her Review

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle – Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Can I Afford Insurance For The Dodge Viper?

Many people just can’t get enough of the Dodge Viper. This stylish, fun little car comes in a variety of styles and can be customized into being the car of your dreams. However, before you make a purchase, you should have a realistic idea of what you can expect to pay in insurance as a Dodge...Read More»

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