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Archive: January 2012

 
2012 Jeep Wrangler

AAA Puts Spare Tires On The Endangered List Thanks To Fuel Economy Rules

No one likes changing a flat tire. In fact, just storing the spare can be a problem: if it's inside the vehicle, it can take up valuable cargo space, and if it's kept outside, it may prevent you from using bike racks or other accessories. But AAA says that thanks to new fuel economy regulations, we...

January 26, 2012 by  2
 
Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad

Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during... read more January 25, 2012 by  1


 
The Car Connection YouTube

The Car Connection Now Has A YouTube Channel

Loyal readers of The Car Connection, we have heard what you want: more videos. And what better way to give you more videos than with our very own YouTube channel. With our... read more January 24, 2012 by  0


 
2011 data on car customers from CarWoo

Women Are More Practical Shoppers, But Men Get Better Deals: Infographic

UPDATED: See below* So, you're in the market for a new car. You've skimmed through our extensive collection of news and reviews, and you're ready to hit the showroom. What... read more January 24, 2012 by  2


 
2012 Ford Explorer-Ginger Ale

Family Car Guide Tips For Long Winter Road Trips With The Kids

Whether your proposed winter road trip is to visit relatives or go on a weekend getaway, if you’re bringing your children along, it’s better to be prepared than... read more January 24, 2012 by  0


 
2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 first drive

2012 Lexus RX 350 Reviewed, 2012 Camaro ZL1 Driven: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan showed how the Leaf handles winter weather while Honda delivered the first Fit EV. We drove the 2012 Camaro ZL1 and Saab Cars North America... read more January 24, 2012 by  0


 
3D printer from Desktop Factory

Futuretech: Downloading & Printing Your Own Car Parts

If you're a shade-tree mechanic, you know how frustrating it can be when a small, hard-to-find part stands between you and a perfectly functioning ride. 3D printers are... read more January 24, 2012 by  1


 
GPS tracking device

Supreme Court: GPS Tracking By Cops Without Warrant Illegal, Unconstitutional

Antoine Jones, a nightclub owner in Washington, D.C., was sentenced to life in prison on a drug conspiracy conviction. Prosecutors built their case around police GPS tracking... read more January 23, 2012 by  10


 
School Bus

School Buses: The Next Frontier For Traffic Cams

As much as folks like to warn about Big Brother, society has been fairly good at fending off the worst of George Orwell's vision of a 24/7 police state. Speed cams, for... read more January 23, 2012 by  3


 
2011 Kia Sportage SX

2012 Kia Sportage, 2013 Shelby GT500 Prototype, Volt Fires: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, a 2013 Shelby GT500 prototype hit the auction block and a Ferrari F430 was crashed during a test drive. Boulder, Colorado loves hybrids, and car... read more January 23, 2012 by  0


 
Chevy Game Time app

Win A Chevy During The Super Bowl Using The Chevy Game Time App

Need a new ride? You could schlep to a showroom, schmooze with a salesperson, cozy up to a credit officer, and pay for it yourself, but wouldn't it be nicer to snag one from... read more January 23, 2012 by  6


 
GM's Windows of Opportunity project.

Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s... read more January 23, 2012 by  0


 
2008 Kia Optima LX

2006-2008 Kia Optima, 2007-2008 Rondo: Recall Alert

Kia is recalling certain 2006-2008 Optima mid-size sedans and 2007-2008 Rondo wagons over concerns about a potential airbag defect. A notice on the National Highway Traffic... read more January 23, 2012 by  0


 
1929 Used Car Promo

Got A Low-Mileage Car? Dealers Want To Buy It, Badly

“What will it take to get you out of this car today?” That’s not a question consumers are used to hearing at car dealerships, especially when they only drop... read more January 23, 2012 by  3


 
Etta James, by Wikipedia contributor Roland Godefroy

Etta James, Music Legend And Voice Of The '95 Jaguar XJ, Dead At 73

Certain things in life are timeless, like the Jaguar XJ sedan, a good single-malt scotch, or the sultry voice of Etta James singing “At Last.” Following a... read more January 20, 2012 by  2


 
2011 Saab 9-5

LGBT License Plates, Saab, SOPA Effects MegaUpload Founder: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, companies are still interested in saving Saab, and Nissan sold a lot of Leafs. LGBT equality license plates are coming to some states, and we drive... read more January 20, 2012 by  0


 

 
 

 
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