2012

Still Hoping For A Volvo XC60? Your Wait May Soon Be Over
Still Hoping For A Volvo XC60? Your Wait May Soon Be Over

The only thing more frustrating than walking into a dealership and hearing that the vehicle you want is weeks away is learning that the wait may, in fact, be months. According to a report in AutoNews, customers patiently hoping for a chance to drive off in the popular Volvo XC60 should soon get a...Read More»

2012 Kia Optima SX Limited
2012 Kia Optima SX Limited: 2012 Chicago Auto Show

Kia follows up its “Sandman” commercial aired during the Super Bowl with the reveal of its all-new, top-of-the-line 2012 Kia Optima SX Limited model at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. Our sister publication MotorAuthority has the scoop direct from the show floor, including live photos of...Read More»

Mitsubishi i-MiEV
Is 'Green' Your Top Car Criteria? Check Out The Mitsubishi i-MiEV

It's a fact: shoppers prioritize different things when looking for new cars. Today, people tend to rank fuel economy above all else, but other folks crave reliability, some need performance, and still others prefer rides that reflect their lifestyle. If you fall into that last category and...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Did Ford's F-150 Fumble To The Chevrolet Silverado During Super Bowl XLVI?

If you watched the Super Bowl last night, you probably caught Chevrolet's ad for the 2012 Silverado pickup. Most saw it as a clever riff on the whole 2012/Mayan calendar/world-ending thing that's rumored to occur later this year. When the folks at Ford watched it, though, all they saw was red. The...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
2012 BMW 3-Series, Super Bowl Car Ads, Tesla Model X: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Toyota's issued a recall and we've driven the 2012 BMW ActiveE electric car. An Iowa man has been nailed for doing 188 mph--188 mph--and gas prices might be going up. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We've taken our first drive of...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe
Heavily Criticized Honda Civic Should Be Refreshed By Fall

Back in October, we told you that Honda was planning an early refresh of the much-criticized 2012 Civic. At the time, Honda execs expected the revamp to arrive in showrooms sometime in 2013 -- a full year ahead of schedule -- but according to a report in AutoNews, the tweaking has now been put into...Read More»

2012 Honda Accord
2012 Honda Accord, Crosstour: Recall Alert

Honda is recalling certain 2012 model year Accord and Crosstour passenger cars over concerns about potentially faulty front side-curtain airbags. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at just 347. Documentation from...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Super Bowl Ad Aftermath: Ford Boosted By GM's Fallout?

Playing dirty might be de rigeur in politics, but it seldom helps in selling products—even dusty pickups ravaged by the apocalypse. That might end up being GM's tough lesson from its Super Bowl XLVI ad which, to some, spoke less about the strengths of GM products than it did attack Ford's...Read More»

2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI
2013 Volkswagen Beetle TDI, 2013 BMW 7-Series, Honda Recall: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Chevy helps you figure out how much you'll save by owning a 2012 Volt while Acura wants to know what you'd swap for a new NSX. Ferrari shows off its new 2012 Formula 1 race car, and we spy the refreshed BMW 7-Series. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The...Read More»

'Camping' ad from Subaru's 'Dog Tested, Dog Approved' campaign
Subaru Says: Skip The Super Bowl & Take Rover For A Romp

This Sunday, millions of folks around the world will huddle around the warm glow of their TVs to watch the biggest game of the year (or at least the commercials). But Subaru is encouraging dog owners to take a break from the Super Bowl shenanigans and walk their pooches to the park. It's all part...Read More»

2012 Honda Crosstour EX-L
Honda Recalls 2012 Accord, 2012 Crosstour, 2011-2012 Ridgeline

Honda has issued two recalls today -- one for the 2012 Accord and 2012 Crosstour, and another for the 2011-2012 Ridgeline. The 2012 Accord and Crosstour recall is the most worrisome of the two. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Accords and Crosstours...Read More»

2012 MINI Cooper Converitble Highgate special edition
MINI Convertible Highgate Edition: 'Brit-Cool' For Sale

MINI is well-known for its highly customizable cars, with everything from exterior color, decals, and trim to interior materials, details, and style on the table. The latest special edition leverages this flexibility to deliver the MINI Convertible Highgate. The company calls it "open-top driving...Read More»

2012 Nissan Rogue SV AWD
2012 Nissan Rogue Driven, Super Bowl Ads, January Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan invites its fans to a unique opportunity, and Audi has priced the 2012 R8 GT Spyder. We discuss January new-car sales and Toyota is going to give away two 2012 Camrys. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Fiat revealed the 2013...Read More»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

2012 Dodge Durango
January 2012 Car Sales Are Strong--Except At GM

While nearly every automaker reported brisk, upbeat sales numbers for the first month of 2012, General Motors didn't have much to cheer. GM sales were off by 6 percent last month, while its crosstown rivals were up, strongly in the case of Chrysler, which reported a sales increase of 44 percent...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry 'Camry Effect' sweepstakes on Shazam
How To Win Two 2012 Toyota Camrys During The Super Bowl: Video

Toyota is giving you the chance to win not one, but two 2012 Toyota Camrys this week. It's part of a promotion called "The Camry Effect", which involves a new ad campaign, the Shazam smartphone app, and Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. Sound confusing? That's because is. Let us break it down for you...Read More»

Jaguar XJ220
Jeep's Big Recall, 2013 BMW 4-Series Coupe, Jaguar Museum: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we talk about whether diesel cars are relevant in the U.S. and why Jaguar is closing its heritage museum to the public. Chrysler's built a record number of Pentastar engines and we've driven the Range_e Plug-In Hybrid prototype. All this and more in today's car news, right...Read More»

2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
Amid Profit, Chrysler Builds 1,000,000th Pentastar Engine

With Chrysler reporting its first profitable fiscal year since 1997, the news that the company's one millionth "Pentastar" engine rolled out of its Trenton, Mich., marks more progress in its turnaround. The milestone comes a mere eighteen months after production began in July of 2010. "To build one...Read More»

2013 SRT Viper teaser
2012 Subaru Outback, Tesla Model X, 2013 SRT Viper Teased: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, details of the Dodge Dart SRT4 have begun to emerge, while GM is adding EcoLabels to its lineup. We reviewed the 2012 Subaru Outback and the 2012 Chevrolet Volt has qualified for a rebate in California. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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