2012

Audi, BMW, Mercedes Sell For 25% Off In China: Is This The End?
Audi, BMW, Mercedes Sell For 25% Off In China: Is This The End?

In the market for a new car? Maybe something in the luxury class? You could cruise down to your local showroom and haggle for a few hours, but bargain-hunters know that the real deals these days are in China. According to Bloomberg, Chinese shoppers are finding unprecedented discounts on premium...Read More»

2012 Audi R8 GT
Audi Restarts #WantAnR8 Twitter Campaign

Last year an avid Audi fan posted a tweet with the hashtag #WantAnR8. Audi not only surprised the fan by showing up with an R8 for her to use for a day, but decided that the hashtag would make for an innovative marketing campaign. It was right, as the hashtag has been used over 75,000 times. Audi...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Jetta SportWagen
Volkswagen, Hyundai, Ford Ace Total Value Survey; Detroit Posts Gains

Every year the Strategic Vision marketing firm surveys thousands of American drivers, asking them to rank their rides on hundreds of criteria like fuel economy, technological innovation, warranty, and expected resale value. This year's findings offer good news for hybrid and electric car...Read More»

2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid: Recall Alert

Hyundai is recalling certain 2011-2012 model year Sonata Hybrid sedans for potentially faulty center rear seatbelts. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site lists the number of potential affected vehicles as 14,728 but indicates that only about 1,633 Sonata Hybrids...Read More»

2012 Volvo XC60
2012 Volvo S60, XC60: Recall Alert

Volvo is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2012 model year Volvo S60 sedans and XC60 crossovers over concerns about excessive underbody coatings that could penetrate fuel lines and cause a fire. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the...Read More»

2012 Subaru Forester
2009-2012 Subaru Forester: Recall Alert

Subaru is recalling certain 2009-2012 model year Forester SUVs over concerns about a defect in the automatic locking retractor in rear center seats. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the number of potential affected units at 275,000, but documentation...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Best Family Cars For Road Trips: Total Car Score

If getting on the road with the family is in your plans, maybe for spring break or a summer vacation, and you’re in the market for a new vehicle to meet the household needs, a ranking of the best new family cars for road trips might just come in handy. Total Car Score, a car comparison site...Read More»

2012 Subaru Forester
2009-2012 Subaru Forester Recalled For Seat Belt Problem

Subaru of America has issued a recall for the Subaru Forester from the 2009 - 2012 model years. The recall stems from a problem with one of the Forester's rear seat belts, which could cause problems for parents with young children. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration says the recall...Read More»

Gas prices in California [photo: Charlene Birkeland]
How Americans Are Coping With Rising Gas Prices: Survey

With gas prices on a meteoric rise, it’s not surprising that Americans are forced to come up with ways to deal with this incremental pain in the wallet. Bringing the point home, a new survey from CouponCabin.com shows just how far we’re feeling the pinch. One-third of U.S. adults say...Read More»

2013 GMC Terrain Denali
Lexus, 2013 GMC Terrain Denali, 2014 Subaru Forester: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, we drove the 2012 VW Beetle Turbo and Ford talked about the development of the 2015 Focus RS. The rare Cyclops II made an appearance and Infiniti issued a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We spied the 2014 Subaru Forester...Read More»

2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo
2012 Volkswagen Beetle Turbo: Driven

When the New Beetle arrived, back in 1998, it elicited waves of nostalgia from Baby Boomers who had owned the old air-cooled Beetles, and loved what they had come to symbolize. At the time of the New Beetle's launch, it was exactly what they wanted—a vehicle that carried forward the iconic...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry SE
Buick Recall, 2012 Toyota Camry Reviewed, NASCAR: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we reviewed both the 2012 Fisker Karma and the 2012 Toyota Camry. Chevrolet is ditching the Impala nameplate in the NASCAR Sprint Cup series and Buick announced a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We now have proof that women...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal GS
2012 Buick Regal Recalled For Parking Lamp Failure

General Motors has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Buick Regal due to a problem with the parking lamps. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, parking lamps on the 2012 Regal don't illuminate when either the parking lamps or the headlamps are turned...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic, New York City launch event, October 2011
Kelley Blue Book Highlights Fuel-Sipper Cars With 5-Year Ownership Costs Under $30,000

With gasoline prices on the rise and summer travel months right around the corner, families looking to save money on new vehicle purchases over the long run have some excellent choices. Kelley Blue Book (KBB) highlights some of the most fuel-efficient small cars with a total cost of ownership (TCO)...Read More»

2012 Buick Regal GS
2012 Buick Regal: Recall Alert

General Motors is recalling certain 2012 model year Buick Regal sedans over concerns about faulty parking lights. A notice in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration site (NHTSA) lists the number of potential affected units as 3,633. Affected vehicles, Buick Regal sedans equipped with...Read More»

Rolls Royce Phantom 102EX World Tour
Subaru BRZ, 2012 Mercedes-Benz E Class Reviewed, Rolls-Royce: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, China focuses on fuel efficiency while Volvo's new V40 introduces new pedestrian safety technology. One of Volvo's famous ad campaigns gets re-imagined and Subaru is limiting how many 2013 BRZs are brought to the U.S. All this and more in today's car news, right here on...Read More»

2012 Dodge Journey
2012 Dodge Journey Family Crossover: Free Third-Row Seating Through March

Families in search of a comfortable, roomy and safe seven-passenger crossover have another reason to look at the 2012 Dodge Journey. Billed as the most affordable seven-passenger vehicle in America, the Dodge Journey mid-size crossover is available for a limited time with a no-charge third row. The...Read More»

2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum
2012 BMW 528i Driven, 2013 Ford Super Duty Platinum Revealed: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Pagani released a documentary and Hyundai teased the 2013 Santa Fe before its 2012 New York Auto Show debut. We drove the 2012 BMW 528i and reviewed the 2012 Infiniti M35h. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Chrysler and Pure Detroit...Read More»

2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8. Photo by Alex Bellus
Chrysler And Pure Detroit Argue Who’s More Imported

After Pure Detroit opened its first of three stores on Thanksgiving Day in 1998, the company built momentum with a website (www.puredetroit.com) featuring branded clothing and merchandise; proceeds benefit Detroit-area charities. After Chrysler introduced its “Imported from Detroit”...Read More»

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