2010

2010 Dodge Dakota: Pickup Truck Review
2010 Dodge Dakota: Pickup Truck Review

Available in extended cab or crew cab design, the 2010 Dodge Dakota is a respectable choice for pickup truck. Although, it does have some flaws and there are complaints about the $22,755 price tag. The suspension has been revised for 2010 and there are now more color choices on the market. The...Read More»

2011 Ford Flex 4-door Limited FWD Front Exterior View
Ford Flex And Fickleness

Our relationships with our cars tend to be just like our personal relationships, some are made in heaven, others survive many reversals of fortune only to end unexpectedly, and others end quite abruptly. This comparison came to mind when I read on Freep, the online edition of the Detroit Free...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul 5dr Wagon Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View
Best 3 Kia Ads: Kia Is Killer Kool

When you think of cool cars, or just plain cool brands, it’s rare that a Kia pops to mind, as they have been a producer of largely staid automobiles for a couple of decades now and almost all of them have been less weakly marketed versions of Hyundai models. Yes, they are indeed safe cars, as I...Read More»

2010 Nissan Sentra
Small Price Hike On Nissan’s Sentra And Maxima Models

When I was Internet Manager for a major car dealer with a focus on marketing used vehicles, it was well known in the industry that the Nissan Sentra was more than a good deal. The Sentra compared favorably to the Honda Civic and Toyota Corolla in size, performance, gas mileage, and 5-year...Read More»

Honda Element Dog-Friendly package
Tested: 2010 Honda Element, Dog-Friendly Package

We've always thought of the Honda Element as one of the best vehicles for dog owners. Thanks to its tall cabin, easy-clean cargo floor, and versatile seating arrangement, it's long been a favorite among active folks with dogs. For 2010, Honda finally took advantage of the Element's usefulness—or...Read More»

2010 Kia Rondo
Kia Rondo Discontinued: Rest In Peaceful Cabinosity

One of the most space-efficient vehicles on the market, the Kia Rondo, won't be back for 2011. So confirms Kia on its official U.S. website, where it uses the saying that "all good things must come to an end." Truthfully, you probably remember the weird, new-agey 'Rondoism' ad campaign—with...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Today at High Gear Media: Cheap Trucks, Wrecked Ferraris and Snooki

The crystal ball for car sales is cloudy, my friends. This year's estimates of 11.6 million sales could be topped slightly--or could be the good old days by next year. Sigh. [TheCarConnection] If you're looking for a deal on a new car, though, the 2010 Chevy Silverado wears the most discounts on...Read More»

2010 Lotus Evora 414E Hybrid Concept
Today in Car News: Mahindra, Evora, and 2012 Honda Civic

Hyundai's loss is once again GM's gain, as Chris Perry moves from southern California to Detroit to be Chevrolet's new brand marketing guru. Somehow we're familiar with this kind of poaching. [Detroit Free Press] GM faces a rocky road as it tries to sell investors on its IPO, but it's courting...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Frugal Shopper: 2010 Chevy Silverado Most-Discounted In August

If you're shopping for a large pickup like the Chevrolet Silverado, the time is still right to get a very sweet deal. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, which tracks transaction prices and can show you what kind of discount to expect locally, large pickups are the type of vehicle...Read More»

2010 Nissan Pathfinder
Four Nissan, Toyota SUVs Offer Lackluster Rollover Protection

Several popular mid-size SUVs from Nissan and Toyota—the 2010 Nissan Xterra, Toyota FJ Cruiser, Toyota 4Runner, and Nissan Pathfinder—have earned only lackluster rollover ratings in the latest round of testing from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). But these ratings, just...Read More»

2009 Volkswagen Routan S
TLC Sends The Volkswagen Routan On A Brady Family Vacation

Remember those Brady Bunch vacation episodes -- the ones always done as two-parters, where the entire family sets out for some remote destination and ends up crushed by a demonic surfboard? Well, Volkswagen and TLC have taken all that grooviness, packed it in a Routan minivan, and sent it hurtling...Read More»

2010 Ford Taurus
Ford Boasts Improved Resale Value For 2010 Ford Taurus

After a year on the market, Ford notes that its redesigned 2010 Ford Taurus is getting far more money at auction—a full 39 percent more—compared to the 2009 model of the same age. According to Ford, the 2009 Ford Taurus was selling at a discount compared to the 2009 Toyota Avalon, but now...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
Recall Alert: GM Recalls Nearly 250K Crossover SUVs

There's more recall news afoot, and this time it's General Motors in the news. The company has recalled 243,043 of its Lambda crossovers--Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, and Saturn Outlook--due to possible damage that could occur to the second-row seat belts when the seats are...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Traverse
Seatbelt Issue Prompts Recall Of GM Crossovers

General Motors is recalling several of its popular crossover utility vehicle models for a seatbelt issue. In short, it might result in a seatbelt that looks buckled sliding out of place just when you need it. The recall affects 243,403 vehicles, including 2009 and 2010 Chevrolet Traverse, Buick...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Today in Car News: Kia Soul, Road Taxes, and Pickup Deals

After the rush of the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, you'd expect us to slow down at some point, here at High Gear Media. We're doing the opposite, with a first drive of the Ferrari 458 Italia and later this week, a run in a pair of Aston Martin exotics. In the meantime, here's what we're...Read More»

2010 Ferrari 458 Italia
Today at High Gear Media: We Drive the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia

Your weekend was great, right? We spent some hot quality time with the 2010 Ferrari 458 Italia. That was pretty cool. Oh, you went to the bookmobile and had lunch with your aunt? Oh. That's cool too, I guess. [MotorAuthority] All of this makes us sad that Italias seem to be biting it way more...Read More»

2010 Suzuki Kizashi
Suzuki Dealership Network Shrinks, As Cars Become More Appealing

If you're shopping for a sporty, economical compact sedan, we'd recommend that you put the 2010 Suzuki Kizashi on your shopping list. But there's a potential snag: With Suzuki cutting its dealership base, you might find that you no longer have an outlet nearby. Despite strong, almost unanimously...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
The Benefits Of Owning A Ford F-150

Making the decision to purchase a Ford F-150 could be one of the smartest choices you’ll ever make. These beautiful full sized pickup trucks have a solid reputation in the motor vehicle industry. They are considered to be safe, reliable, and incredibly strong trucks, which backs up one of the...Read More»

ASI Ferrari 458 Italia
2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance Coverage

The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance took over the 18th hole at the Lodge at Pebble Beach on Sunday--and High Gear Media was on hand to cover the Monterey classics weekend from everything old, like the 1902 Mercedes-Benz Simplex, to all things new and exotic. Things like the Ferrari Italia, Aston...Read More»

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