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Archive: December 2011

 
2012 Honda CR-V

2012 Compact Crossovers: Five Under $25,000

As a follow-up to our earlier story Eleven 2012 Crossovers Under $25,000, here we take a closer look at the base models of five compact crossovers on that list. Of importance to families, three of the five are Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS): the 2012 Subaru...

December 31, 2011 by 
 
2012 Chevrolet Sonic hatchback, road test, Catskill Mountains, Oct 2011

2012 Chevrolet Sonic: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Chevrolet Sonic subcompact cars over concerns that a front inner or outer brake pad may be missing. A notice on the... read more December 30, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Honda Odyssey

2012 Honda Odyssey: Recall-Alert

Honda is recalling nine 2012 model year Odyssey minivans over concerns about an improperly fastened lower front suspension bolt. A notice on the National Highway Traffic... read more December 30, 2011 by  0


 
Textalyzer app for iPhone

4 Apps For New Year's Eve That Aren't About Dodging DUIs

Okay, here's what we know: 1. Tomorrow night is New Year's Eve. 2. You will probably be celebrating. 3. By "celebrating" we mean "boozing". 4. Because you're the clever sort... read more December 30, 2011 by  0


 
Third Buick Encore Teaser

Update: 2013 Buick Encore Crossover Teaser Photos

With less than two weeks before the official full reveal at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show, Buick has revealed two additional teaser photos of its all-new 2013 Buick Encore... read more December 30, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Toyota Camry XLE

2012 Toyota Camry Earns Consumer Reports ‘Recommended’ Status

In the mid-size family sedan category, it’s a high-stakes game with 18 models competing for dominance, including three hybrid versions of their gasoline-only... read more December 30, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Ford Fusion

Outgoing Ford Fusion Racks Up Record Sales

As midsize sedans go, the 2012 Ford Fusion tends to blend into the background of the automotive landscape. It’s not overly flashy, and it doesn’t star in any... read more December 29, 2011 by  0


 
Funeral procession for Kim Jong-il, led by a Lincoln Continental

Kim Jong-Il Takes One Last Drive -- In A Lincoln Continental

If you're an American of a certain age, it was hard not to watch news coverage of Kim Jong-il's funeral procession, lined with thousands of keening North Koreans, and not... read more December 29, 2011 by  11


 
2011 Suzuki Equator 4WD Ext Cab V6 Auto Sport Angular Front Exterior View

2011 - 2012 Suzuki Equator Recalled -- All 73 Of Them

Suzuki fans, we have good news and bad news. First the bad news: Suzuki has recalled 2011 and 2012 models of the Equator pickup. According to a bulletin from the National... read more December 29, 2011 by  0


 
'Generations', a 30 second Chevrolet ad by William Kirkley

Share Your Fave Chevrolet Commercial, Win A Shot At $10,000 (Or Something)

Last week, we told you about Chevrolet's "Route 66" Super Bowl ad contest, which will give one lucky independent filmmaker 30 seconds of Super Bowl airtime. But there's a way... read more December 28, 2011 by  0


 
Police officers run identity checks at a sobriety checkpoint in Escondido, CA

This Sunday, California Stops Towing Cars Of Undocumented Drivers

If you're an illegal immigrant to the U.S. and you live in California, life is about to get a tiny bit better. As of Sunday, if you're stopped at a checkpoint, the police... read more December 27, 2011 by  4


 
2013 Buick Encore Teaser

2013 Prius C, 2013 Buick Encore Teased, Ethanol Subsidies: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, the Prius Cup is heading to the race track and the Prius C is on sale in Japan. Toyota honors the GT 86's ancestors and the Dodge Caliber is dead... read more December 27, 2011 by  0


 
Poison

Americans More Likely To Be Poisoned Than Killed In An Auto Accident

Earlier this month, we told you that the U.S. traffic fatality rate for 2010 was the lowest in recorded history. All told, there were 32,885 deaths on American roads that... read more December 27, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Priced From $25,850

Pricing for the mid-size 2012 Sonata Hybrid, just announced by Hyundai, begins at $25,850, excluding $760 destination charge. This is good news for consumers in the market... read more December 27, 2011 by  0


 
2012 Detroit Auto Show

Family Car Preview: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

Who doesn’t love a sneak peek at new production and concept vehicles prior to the start of a major auto show? In the case of the upcoming 2012 Detroit Auto Show, a... read more December 26, 2011 by  0


 
BMW laser headlights

Santa's Sleigh, Nissan Recall, Top Car Tech Of 2011: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Audi Q7 and Cadillac has announced a new option package for the 2012 CTS. Ford designs a new sleigh for Santa and Nissan issues... read more December 23, 2011 by  0


 

 
 

 
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