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Volvo's Scandinavian Soul Search
Volvo's Scandinavian Soul Search

Since its acquisition by Geely one year ago, it would appear that Volvo is experiencing a bit of an identity crisis. Conflicting statements from top executives have presented an opaque image of future development and called into question strategies for expansion. At the core of the debate is...Read More»

2011 BMW X5 M Sport Package
Four 2011 500-HP Luxury SUVs: Performance Comes With A Price

For the well-heeled families – or those who aspire to be – FamilyCarGuide presents a fierce foursome of 500-horsepower luxury SUVs capable of doing just about whatever you want. The only downsides are possibly two: stratospheric purchase price and low fuel economy. But if performance in...Read More»

2011 BMW 1-Series M Coupe
Yikes: Facebook, Twitter Come To The 2011 BMW 1-Series

Early last month, our colleagues at AllCarTech wrote about BMW's Future Lab and its ConnectedDrive telematics system (which reminds us a bit of GM's upgraded OnStar, with a bit of Pandora thrown in for fun). Now, the automaker has tweaked its Connected app for the iPhone to include social...Read More»

2011 BMW M3 4-door Sedan Side Exterior View
Five 2011 Luxury Family Sedans With Plenty of Power

No pretenders here. Each of these five luxury family sedans boasts serious power and handling capabilities along with all the amenities consumers expect – and then some. When it comes to a luxury family sedan with V-8 power or better that is a flat-out bargain, they don’t come much...Read More»

Endras BMW Ultimate Blogger Contest 2011
Video: Endras BMW Looking For Ultimate Blogger, Job Of A Lifetime

BMW is known as the Ultimate Driving Machine. So when Endras BMW in Canada sets out to find a blogger, they don't want just any blogger. They want the Ultimate Blogger. The contestants are supposed to prove they are driven by performance, just like BMW. The winner will receive a $65,000 salary, a...Read More»

Hyundai's "Prepare to be Deprogrammed" ad campaign for Super Bowl XLV
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»

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