2012

2012 Mid-Size Family Vehicles: Three Under $20,000
2012 Mid-Size Family Vehicles: Three Under $20,000

In our previous story 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, only three mid-size models met the $20,000 requirement, including destination charge. Others barely missed the target, coming in at a hundred to several hundred over the price point, including such popular mid-size sedans as the 2012...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
Deliveries Of 2012 Subaru Impreza Slowed By Brake Recall

Thinking of signing on the dotted line for a new Subaru today—or any other new car, for that matter—and planning to drive away in it this weekend? We suggest you make sure that any recalls applying to the car have already been done. If they haven't, you might not be allowed to drive off...Read More»

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Ford F-150 Recalled, Chevy Volt Turns One: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, the North American Car and Truck Of The Year Finalists are announced and we put together a holiday gift guide for the hybrid driver in your life. The Ford F-150 has been recalled, and the Chevy Volt turns one year old--so what's next? All this and more in today's car news...Read More»

2012 Kia Forte
2012 Compact Sedans: Five Under $20,000

As a follow-up to 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000, today we’re comparing what buyers get for the money in the base model of five main compact sedan competitors: Kia Forte, Honda Civic, Hyundai Elantra, Ford Focus and Chevrolet Cruze. By way of comparison, it’s first instructive...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry XLE
Family Vehicles Dominate IIHS 2012 Top Safety Pick Awards

With the record number of 115 vehicles winning 2012 Top Safety Pick status from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), there’s good news for consumers and families looking for the safest vehicles to buy. Among the list of winners, all but seven can arguably be classified as family...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Safety Counts: IIHS Names 115 Top Vehicle Picks For 2012

Not too long ago, safety ratings were details that only the most meticulous (and safety-minded) new-car shoppers paid attention to. But today, shoppers expect top safety as a given; frankly, it’s the price of entry for a family vehicle. And for 2012, those new priorities are showing: There...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6: Recall-Alert

Volkswagen, the parent company of Audi, is recalling certain 2012 Audi A6 luxury sedans for a defect in the head-curtain airbag. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of affected vehicles at 317. Affected vehicles were manufactured from April...Read More»

2012 Audi A6
2012 Audi A6 Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Audi's parent company, Volkswagen, has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Audi A6. At issue is a flaw in the head-curtain airbag, which might prevent that device from deploying in the event of an accident. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the...Read More»

2012 Jeep Patriot
2012 Compact SUVs: Three Under $20,000

Need or want a small SUV to ferry the family around and accommodate other lifestyle requirements, but don’t want to pay upwards of $20,000? In 2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000 we identified three compact five-passenger SUVs that fit the bill: the 2012 Jeep Patriot Sport FWD, the 2012...Read More»

Wreckage of Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano that burned to the ground in Dubai
Ferrari Crashes, 2013 Dodge Dart, Lexus Christmas Gifts: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Dodge teases the interior of the 2013 Dart as Lexus teases a new concept car. Fisker raises the price of the 2012 Karma and we take a look at how to protect yourself from car thieves this holiday season. All of this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Fisker Karma EcoSport
2012 Fisker Karma Driven, 2013 BMW 6-Series Gran Coupe: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive the new 2012 Fisker Karma and review the 2012 Toyota Prius V. BMW reveals the 2013 6-Series Gran Coupe and Acura is bringing two concepts to the Detroit Auto Show. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. In our review of the 2012...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 'Seduction' commercial
Sexy 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth Ad Gets The Pop-Up Video Treatment

By now, you've probably seen the sexy new "Seduction" commercial for the 2012 Fiat 500 Abarth -- the one where a humdrum cubicle clone has a close encounter with an Italian supermodel, only to discover that she is, in fact, a car. Now, VH1 has given that clip the pop-up video treatment. Among the...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA right-hand drive model
Highway Deaths Down, 2013 Dodge Dart: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review both the 2012 BMW 5-Series Gran Turismo and the 2012 Lexus LFA. Volvo previews a modern P1800 and Audi confirms the Q6. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. INDYCAR announces it will not return to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway...Read More»

2013 Dodge Dart Compact Sedan
2013 Dodge Dart, 2012 Audi A8 Reviewed, Subaru BRZ: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we review the 2012 Audi A8, while Ford shows off a bigger, greener van--the 2013 Transit. The 2013 Shelby GT500 shows off its 5.8-liter V-8, and the 2013 Dodge Dart will have a 40-mpg EPA highway rating, because it has to. All this and more in today's car news, right here...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 200
2012 Family Vehicles: 20 Under $20,000

With the end of the year in sight, families that are in urgent need of a new vehicle, but don’t want to spend more than $20,000, have a number of choices available. True, the ones that meet that price-point are the base models, and most come equipped with a manual transmission, but there can...Read More»

2012 BMW 3-Series sedan first drive
2012 BMW 3-Series Driven, Toyota Prius Race Car, Aptera: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we drive the 2012 BMW 3-Series and review the 2012 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. Lexus donates to Toys For Tots and Aptera employees destroy electric car shells. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Videos surface of Aptera staff smashing...Read More»

Anne Proffit photo
What To Do With The 2012 Infiniti FX50S AWD?

The 2012 Infiniti FX50S AWD has something for everyone: it has sports car capabilities wrapped around an SUV's clothing, feels just as comfortable going off-road as it does hurtling through upscale shopping mall parking lots and allows the technoid in the family to enjoy every possible gadget one...Read More»

Aptera 2e
Toyota Supra Returning, Aptera Shuts Down, Kurt Busch: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, gas prices could hit $9 in Nome, Alaska this winter and a Chinese bank is looking at buying Saab. Cadillac confirms the debut of the ATS at the Detroit Auto Show, and a Honda executive has been arrested. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Subaru Impreza
2012 Subaru Impreza, Legacy, Outback: Recall Alert

Subaru is recalling certain 2012 model year Impreza sedans and wagons, and Legacy and Outback vehicles over concerns about a possible brake problem. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 31,959. Documentation from...Read More»

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