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Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline
Some Automakers Bet Big On Super Bowl, Others Sit On Sideline

The Super Bowl is a big deal in the advertising industry. With every football fan watching the big game, the commercials have almost become as important as the game itself. This year some automakers are betting big on advertising, while others are merely watching instead of spending the money. Some...Read More»

2012 Audi A6 live photos. Photo by Joe Nuxoll.
Hotly Anticipated New Cars

While it’s still frigid in much of the U.S., the auto shows give consumers plenty to dream about. Here at FamilyCarGuide, we sifted through all the press reports and reviews on sister publications, TheCarConnection and MotorAuthority, to arrive at a listing of hotly-anticipated new cars. The...Read More»

2011 BMW X3
BMW Giving Away 2-Year 2011 X3 Lease In Facebook Contest

Like many other automakers, BMW is set to run a major advertisement in the upcoming Super Bowl. This year they want to take the advertisement and tie it to a social media contest dubbed "The X3 Matchup." The premise of the contest is for BMW fans to guess the exact configuration of the X3 featured...Read More»

The Virtue 100 -- most discussed brands of 2010
Which Automakers Do You Talk About Most?

Here at SocialCarNews, we talk about nearly all of the world's major automakers -- then again, that's our job. But which car companies is the rest of America talking about? Marketing research firm Virtue just released its annual list of the Virtue 100, which answers exactly that question. The...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2010 Sales Stats Are In: A Look At The Winners & The Losers

If you're old enough to read this, you're old enough to remember 2009's slumping auto market. Economists and auto analysts predicted that the U.S. would see a rebound in 2010, but now that the year has drawn to a close, inquiring minds want to know: were the pundits right? Let's take a look. The...Read More»

Santa Claus
What Should Santa Drive?

Rudolph just called in sick, and the rest of the reindeer team refuses to travel without his bright head light leading the way. Santa needs a reliable way to deliver all those toys to the little kids as well as the big electronic toys to the big kids. Santa needs wheels. What should Santa drive?...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Poetry in Motion: 2011 BMW M3

Who doesn’t love a great-looking sedan? Whether you have a family you carry around on a daily basis or not, a sedan is so much more than simply a family sedan. At least, it should be. Key among the attributes of a sedan that makes others covetous is how it looks. Okay, we might say...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Trending In Social Media This Week: BMW Unveils 1-Series M Coupe, Ford And Chrysler

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms, including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring...Read More»

2004 Toyota Prius accelerator pedal after being shortened as part of sudden-acceleration recall
Trending In Social Media This Week: Toyota Sticky Pedals Again, GM And BMW

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace, and blogs, to bring you...Read More»

2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe
Family Car Guide Wrapup: Best Family Luxury Coupes

Wrapping up our week-long series on the best luxury coupes, here’s a capsule look. For more in-depth information on each, click on the links below. Audi A5 Largely unchanged from 2010, the 2011 Audi A5 coupe is a four-passenger midsize luxury sedan with sleek and sexy exterior styling, a...Read More»

Naughty BMW Ad
Naughty Germans: BMW Treats Non-Virgin Cars Like Ladies

If you called a woman “pre-owned,” you’d most likely have any or all of the following: a black eye, damaged family jewels, a lawsuit in your hands, and a blog about you with a torrent of nasty comments. If you called a car pre-owned, a masterstroke of marketing by Mercedes from...Read More»

2011 BMW 3-Series M-Sport Package
Best Family Luxury Coupes: BMW 3-Series

Today’s segment on our week-long look at best family luxury coupes focuses on the 2011 BMW 3-Series. The 2011 BMW 3-Series is a sporty midsize luxury rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive car that’s beloved by those who want excellent driving dynamics, exuberant performance, and loads of...Read More»

Social Car News and OneRiot
Trending In Social Media This Week: Another Toyota Recall, Ford And GM

Social Car News has partnered with real-time online buzz tracker OneRiot to bring you a weekly report on what's trending in the automotive social media world. Each week we monitor discussions across all platforms including but not limited to Twitter, Facebook, Digg, MySpace and blogs to bring you...Read More»

2009 BMW 3-Series
Best Family Luxury Sedans: BMW 3-Series

Any discussion of best family luxury cars has to include a BMW, doesn’t it? And in the case of luxury sedans, it definitely holds true. Continuing our week-long series on the best family luxury sedans, today we check out the BMW 3-Series. BMW 3-Series For years the BMW 3-Series has been the...Read More»

Volga car ad
In Russia, Car Ads Drive You (To Want To Buy American)

While the Russian cars of today pay collagen-lip service to the luxe tastes of a newly wealthy society, it wasn't always that way. For every gold-rimmed BMW 7-Series you see on the streets of Moscow today, there's a rather severe-looking ZIL limousine or worse, a compact "Wolga" lurking in the...Read More»

2010 Porsche Boxster Spyder
Consumer Reports: GM Improves, Japanese Lead in Reliability

According to its latest survey of more than 1.3 million vehicles owned by readers, Consumer Reports says Toyota and Honda still build the most reliable cars sold in the U.S. The publication notes that General Motors has made big improvements in quality, so much so that its vehicles now rank ahead...Read More»

2011 BMW 135i Coupe
Today at High Gear Media: Big BMW Recall, Wallace and Gromit

Daylight savings time ends soon--do you know how to drive more safely in the dark? [TheCarConnection] BMW is recalling more than 150,000 vehicles with its in-line six engines for emissions and safety fixes. [MotorAuthority] On the turbo roll, how can forced-induction engines make better power? We...Read More»

2012 BMW 6-Series
BMW Borrows A Page From Zipcar's Playbook

By now, many Americans are familiar with Zipcar and similar car-sharing services. Unlike their close cousins -- car rental outfits like Hertz and Avis, which thrive on tourists and other travelers -- car-sharing companies target local consumers, typically urbanites who live in cities with strong...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 performance package
Today at High Gear Media: Leaf, Volt, M3 and Vintage Carrera

We've driven the 2011 Nissan Leaf so many times, we thought we'd give you a rating and a full review--but don't think you're stepping ahead of us in line. [TheCarConnection] Our crack car-review team's done the same with the 2011 Chevrolet Volt--and we've managed to avoid the plug-in-hybrid...Read More»

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