2012

Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?
Are These The Best Car Interiors For 2012?

When you spend so much time inside a car, driving to and from work, school and assorted family or other errands, you definitely know what works well for you, as well as what begins to irk you after a while. When a car’s interior has that perfect balance of form and function, and everything...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The Cars And Coffee Challenge

One of the first tasks we wanted to accomplish during our six-month road test of the 2012 Hyundai Veloster was to see how other car enthusiasts would react to the little Korean hatchback. And what better place to go than Portland's weekly car gathering in Tigard known as Cars and Coffee. It took no...Read More»

2012 BMW X5
2012 BMW X5, X6 SAV: Recall Alert

BMW is recalling certain 2012 model year X5 and X6 SAVs over concerns that a circuit board could overheat and cause a fire. Also included in the recall are certain 2011 model year 5 Series, 2012 model year 6 Series and 2012 model year 7 Series luxury cars. A notice on the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Traverse
2011-2012 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2011 and 2012 model year Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse and GMC Acadia crossover SUVs in Northern states due to windshield wiper concerns. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units...Read More»

2012 Toyota Highlander
GM Lab Explosion, Lexus Supercar, Lambda Recall: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Lotus posted a rant on Facebook and we learned the cause of the explosion in GM's battery laboratory. We spied the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte and GM recalled the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

2012 Buick Enclave
2011-2012 Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia Recalled

General Motors has issued a recall for 2011 and 2012 models of the Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, and GMC Acadia. However, the recall is limited to owners in northern states, since it's associated with problems with snow and ice buildup. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

BMW's Ultimate Drive app
BMW Offers $300 Mobile Voucher On New 3 Series…But There’s A Catch

Fancy getting into a new 2012 BMW 3 Series and still want a little extra cash as a motivator? The German automaker is offering a $300 mobile voucher good toward the purchase or lease of a new 3 Series, but only if you’re a current customer of BMW Financial Services. Still, for those who...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Equinox - NYAS pet day
Chevy Has Some Dog-Gone Good Fun On National Pet Day At The 2012 New York Auto Show

Yes, Chevy has officially gone to the dogs. It’s all in celebration of National Pet Day, April 11. Today, at the 2012 New York Auto Show, Chevrolet showed off not only a pack of pooches thrilled to cavort in and about new Chevy products, but also gave show attendees a few tips on how to make...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat, Routan: Recall Alert

Volkswagen is conducting two voluntary safety recalls involving small numbers of the 2012 Volkswagen Passat mid-size sedan and the Routan minivan. 2012 Volkswagen Passat recall The larger of the two recalls is for certain 2012 model year Volkswagen Passat sedans equipped with 2.0-liter TDI clean...Read More»

Ford Driving Skills For Life
Ford’s Driving Skills For Life Trains Teens To Become Safer Drivers

With high school proms and graduation coming up, parents are likely to relax the rules and give their teens more latitude and driving privileges. Yet the fact is that a 16-year-old is ten times more likely to become involved in a crash as an adult driver, and crashes are the number one killer of...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius V
Study: Only About 1 In 3 Hybrid Owners Wants Another Hybrid

With gas prices hovering just under $4 a gallon and fuel-efficient cars selling as fast as Suzanne Collins novels, you'd think that demand for hybrids would be through the roof. And it is -- just not among people who already own hybrids. A new study from Polk Automotive says that when shopping for...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Passat
2012 Volkswagen Passat & Routan Recalled

Volkswagen fans, we have good news and bad news. The bad news is that Volkswagen has issued a recall for two of its 2012 models -- the Passat and the Routan. The good news is that both recalls are fairly small, affecting less than 200 vehicles all together. The 2012 Passat recall is the bigger of...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
Six-Month Road Test Hyundai Veloster: The First Cut Is The Deepest

It's something every new car owner hates: the first scratch. Whether it be on the paint, wheels, glass, or interior, it doesn't matter. The moment your new baby is no longer perfect. Unfortunately, it took less than one week for our new long-term 2012 Hyundai Veloster to acquire its first scar...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Five-Door
2012 Ford Focus Recalled For Windshield Wiper Problem

Ford is recalling over 140,000 Focus vehicles from the 2012 model year. The recall stems from a problem that could affect the functionality of one of the car's windshield wipers. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the flaw in the Focus has been traced...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus
2012 Ford Focus: Recall Alert

Ford is recalling certain 2012 model year Ford Focus compact cars over potentially faulty windshield wipers. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential units at 140,310. Affected vehicles were manufactured at Ford’s Michigan...Read More»

2012 Chrysler Town & Country
2012 Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan: Recall Alert

Chrysler is recalling certain 2012 model year Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans over concerns about a defect that may cause the right rear wheels to fall off. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential...Read More»

2012 Ford Explorer
Ford Wins Most Family-Friendly Brand In 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards

The headline is a dead giveaway, but for Ford, winning the top honors as the Most Family-Friendly brand in the 2012 Kelley Blue Book Brand Image Awards is a pretty big deal. After all, Ford has been building sedans, sport utilities and other forms of conveyance for families for more than 100 years...Read More»

2012 Jeep Compass
2012 Jeep Compass, Patriot: Recall Alert

Chrysler is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Jeep Compass and Patriot SUVs over concerns about potentially faulty fuel tank valves. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 1,689...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Veloster: Six-Month Road Test
2012 Hyundai Veloster: TheCarConnection's Six-Month Road Test

Truth be told, we already like the 2012 Hyundai Veloster—so much that when our High Gear Media editorial team decided to start doing long-term vehicle tests, the Veloster was one of our first choices. Why? Well, first there are all the reasons we point to in our full review of the...Read More»

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