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Driver Behavior That Drives You Crazy
Driver Behavior That Drives You Crazy

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration, there were more than 208 million licensed drivers in 2008. The top eight states for licensed drivers are also among the worst for safe, sensible drivers’ peace of mind. These include California, Texas...Read More»

Ford SYNC
Ford SYNC Hits The 3 Million Mark

Ford SYNC hit an important milestone this week: the popular telematics and infotainment system has now been installed in 3,000,000 Ford vehicles. Though impressive, that figure shouldn't be too surprising. Consumers and critics alike have been impressed with SYNC since its debut in 2007. Over time...Read More»

2011 Porsche 911 GTS
Today at High Gear Media: Recalls, Stop-Start and Porsche 911

Car insurance premiums are on the rise--just as we're reporting fewer claims. Huh? [TheCarConnection] Big Toyota recalls in 2010 drove the number of new-car safety complaints to a recent record high. [TheCarConnection] Ford expects fuel-economy gains as it adds stop-start technology to its fleet...Read More»

winter driving  -  by flickr user Hey Paul
Winter Breakdown Survival Tips Wrapup

Jingle Bells, Deck the Halls, Happy New Year and Auld Lang Syne – will you and your family be there to celebrate this holiday season (or anytime during treacherous winter months) if you get stranded on icy roads, miles from help, with no food or water or extra outerware to protect you? In our...Read More»

2010 Stealth Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Concept
Twitter Helps Police Recover Stolen Car

Last week we reported on The Seattle Police Department (SPD) trialing the use of Twitter to help recover stolen vehicles. This week we bring you the first successful result from that trial. Earlier today it was reported that a vehicle that was tweeted out as stolen has been recovered by the SPD...Read More»

free parking  -  flickr user alancleaver_2000
Valet Parking Always A Little Risky: Tips To Minimize Mischief

Leaving your car with valet parking attendants? It's likely it will be responsibly parked, with the keys placed on a wall or in a drawer. But if you're not as lucky—or if you drive something irresistibly flashy like a Porsche 911 Turbo or a Lamborghini Gallardo—it could turn into a...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche DNA microsite
Video: Porsche Undergoes DNA Test To Prove Its Babydaddy-ness

It's a fairly quiet week as far as car news goes, what with many folks trying to get in some last-minute R&R before the busy fall season kicks off. That makes it a perfect time for Porsce to launch a new marketing campaign that explores the automaker's high-performance pedigree. The campaign in...Read More»

2010 Ford Expedition
Today in Car News: Dead SUVs, Paris' 911 Speedster, VW Phaeton

Is the large SUV finally dying--or are we all just talking about it while it's in a coma, when it totally can hear us? [CNNMoney] While GM and Chrysler are shorn of much of their debt, Ford still has a lot--and wants a haircut, badly. [Wall Street Journal] Alpha gaffemaster and current Vice...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
Today in Car News: Corvettes, Porsches, and Mustang II

It's Wednesday--the less glamorous middle sister to fabulous Friday--and High Gear Media is settling down in the Bay Area, ready for this weekend's Pebble Beach Concours and classics weekend. While we're putting up the tents and setting up the wireless connections, here's what we're browsing from...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

Bo Derek
By the Numbers: TCC's 6 Perfect 10s for Styling

What's it take to get a perfect 10? Back before she became a thinky conservative, Bo Derek laid it out the rules for us all. Actually it's just one rule: you don't have to be particularly talented or smart, just quintessentially, no-excuses gorgeous. Get it right, and you can even put noisemakers...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Video: Hyundai Wants To Take Porsche's Place In Today's MINI Challenge

In the global auto family, MINI is a teenager. Yes, the brand's been around for decades, but it still carries itself with the rebellious swagger of a faux-hawked glittered-up high schooler en route to a Lady Gaga show. In keeping with that persona, MINI went to Facebook a couple of weeks ago to do...Read More»

2010 Jaguar XK
TCC's Top 7 Convertibles for the Long, Hot Summer Ahead

Ugh. It's 90 degrees already today. Where did spring go? Probably the same place as our 401(k) plans, if you're anything like us. The return of swelter season means our attention turns to one thing here at TheCarConnection: lining up convertibles for test drives. Lucky us, right? We think you...Read More»

Ford Sync - in Navigator
Ford Recognizes Two Million Installations Of Sync

Just ten months after Ford had reached one million installations of its Sync connectivity interface, it’s already at the two-million mark, which puts it way ahead of any other automaker for factory-installed Bluetooth and hands-free devices. Ford has found that, at auction, two-year-old used...Read More»

Teen driving
Parents: 'Cell Cease' App Prevents Your Kids From Texting And Driving

Given all the news about distracted driving -- especially the problem of teens and their tendency to text behind the wheel -- it was only a matter of time before someone came out with a solution. And now, as they say, there's an app for that: Cell Cease. Cell Cease uses the GPS built into many...Read More»

Volvo C70 Crash Test
What To Do If You Are in an Auto Accident

Very few lucky people go through their entire driving life without being involved in an accident.  The odds are quite simply stacked against us.  Driving is nothing more than semi-controlled chaos, and inevitably someone will do something stupid in your presence. Most accidents will be drivable...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto XLE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Making Sense of Auto Insurance

Your car insurance policy is a custom package of several coverage options.  When you purchase insurance, you choose the coverage that best suits your needs.  Typically, the more you have to lose, the more coverage (protection) you need to purchase. Today, anywhere you drive in the United States...Read More»

2010 Dodge Challenger 2-door Coupe SRT8 Angular Front Exterior View
Consumer Reports' Annual Auto Survey Sees Gains For Detroit

A couple of weeks ago, Nelson Ireson reported on Consumer Reports' latest Reliability Survey, which put Ford and Lincoln at the head of the reliability pack. Now Consumer Reports has more good news for Big Three automakers thanks to its new Auto Survey, which places several American autos on the...Read More»

2010 Porsche 911 Turbo
Preview: 2010 Porsche 911 Turbo

What is it? The most powerful Porsche 911 Turbo ever The basics: 3.8-liter flat six with 500 hp; 0-60 mph in 3.2 sec, 194-mph top speed; seven-speed dual-clutch or six-speed manual transmission On sale: January 2010 Price: $132,800 (Coupe) and $143,800 (Cabriolet) With its world debut at the 2009...Read More»

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