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2012 Nissan Rogue Driven, Super Bowl Ads, January Car Sales: Today's Car News
2012 Nissan Rogue Driven, Super Bowl Ads, January Car Sales: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Nissan invites its fans to a unique opportunity, and Audi has priced the 2012 R8 GT Spyder. We discuss January new-car sales and Toyota is going to give away two 2012 Camrys. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Fiat revealed the 2013...Read More»

Clean Air Sticker
California Hybrid Drivers Lose Car-Pool Lane Privileges

Starting July 1st, solo drivers of hybrid cars in California will see their special pass to the car pool lane disappear. Since 2004, hybrid owners with a special permit were allowed entry into California’s High-Occupancy-Vehicle (HOV) lanes even when driving alone. The special yellow...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Four For 40: Family Sedans With 40-MPG Fuel Economy

As Americans make the switch to smaller, more fuel-efficient cars, some of the best-selling sedans on the planet are getting a good boost--in gas mileage, and in sales. Compact-car favorites like the Ford Focus and Honda Civic are selling better than ever, and they're joined at the top of the sales...Read More»

Honda Sounds of Civic contest
Honda Is Looking For The Next Justin Bieber (Or Lady Gaga): Video

When Honda launched its first marketing salvo for the revamped 2012 Civic, we were underwhelmed -- mostly because we're grammar nerds and the campaign's tagline has a major error front-and-center. Honda's next Civic promotion, however, looks much better, and it might even yield some good music (or...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Today's Car News from High Gear Media: May 11, 2011

Saab's on the PR trail this week, showing off the 9-4X crossover--and clearing the air about what Hawtai's cash will buy. [TheCarConnection] Why wait until next year? The 2012 Kia Sorento's already on sale, and now it's outfitted with direct injection. [TheCarConnection] The Kia Optima Hybrid is...Read More»

2007 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View
Recall Watch: 2007 Honda Civic Hybrid

Honda has issued a recall for up to 36,656 2007 Honda Civic Hybrids due to failed electronics in the hybrid system. The recall documentation states that the voltage converter that transfers power from the integrated motor assist – the electrical part of the hybrid system – to the...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic launch, New York Auto Show, April 2011
2012 Honda Civic: First Drive Impressions

By this point, the Honda Civic compact is an American institution. The newest generation, all new for 2012, builds on the car's traditional strengths--sporty roadholding, good gas mileage--but faces increasingly stringent competition from new entries like the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. The 2012 Honda...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid
UPDATE: Honda Formally Announces Hybrid Plans

We reported earlier this week that Honda was looking at bringing an all-electric vehicle and a plug-in hybrid to market in the U.S., and now it's official. Yesterday, the company announced formal plans to bring both vehicles to market by 2012, and Honda also announced that the 2011 Honda Civic...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan L4 CVT Instrument Cluster
Road Test: 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid Is An Intelligent Hauler

The 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid is the gas/electric vehicle for people who don’t want to call attention to their eco-consciousness or desire to save money on gas. It is also for people who don’t necessarily revel in being able to sneak up on people in parking lots in silent electric mode all the...Read More»

2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Rear Exterior View
Honda Settles Lawsuit, Offers Vouchers To Civic Hybrid Owners

So, it turns out that 2003 - 08 Honda Civic Hybrids may not actually return 49/51 mpg. In fact, owners claim that the vehicles earn an average of 31 mpg -- and they sued. Without admitting wrongdoing, Honda has now settled with plaintiffs, offering them either (a) a $1000 voucher toward the...Read More»

2008 Toyota Prius 5dr HB Base (Natl) Side Exterior View
Battery Performance: as Temperature Drops, Battery Performance Slides

One thing that you find interesting as you read blog posts about hybrid cars and battery technology is the amount of information that the average car owner does not have much knowledge when it comes batteries and battery technology. Indeed, it seems that people seem to take their car batteries for...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Aveo5
Chevrolet Aveo The Most Toxic New Car?

Do you avoid drinking out of clear plastic water bottles, using antiperspirants with aluminum, or cooking in non-stick pans? Use a water purifier and ionizer everywhere you go, always buy organic, mind your cold-water fish list, and have your tap water checked yearly? If so, we've found either a...Read More»

gas pump
Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and powerful. Barring this era of greater responsibility and restraint, which might pass like a fleeting fancy with the recession, why...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid
The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy ratings. For instance, according to the EPA's Fuel Economy Guide information released last week, a 2010 Toyota Prius will cost...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
For 2010, Toyota Prius Again Tops EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2010 Toyota Prius is again the most fuel-efficient performer in the U.S. market, at 50 mpg Combined, while runners-up include the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (42 mpg), Honda Insight (41), Ford Fusion Hybrid (39), and Mercury Milan Hybrid (39). That's the official word from the 2010 EPA Fuel Economy...Read More»

Tesla Roadster with CA Clean Air Vehicle sticker  --  flickr user jurvetson
Prius Owners Beware: CA Carpool Lane Stickers Expire In 2011

No, it's not just because there are too many hybrids in the carpool lane. New hybrid owners have already been denied those coveted yellow carpool stickers for some time but those with the stickers continue to enjoy driving solo in the carpool lane—for another 15 months, that is. California's...Read More»

2009 Honda Civic LX-S
2009 Honda Civic: New Nose, New Models

A new front end and some marvy new tech features are the highlights of the 2009 Honda Civic and Civic Hybrid lineups, the Japanese automaker said today. The major news is a mildly revamped front end. The Civic's bumper gets a few more creases and a newly styled grille, along with new taillights and...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Tahoe Hybrid
Seven Great Reasons to Buy a Hybrid - And Six Bad Ones

Unpredictable gas prices and concerns over global warming have drivers and carmakers alike looking to hybrid vehicles. But is a hybrid the right choice for you? There are many good reasons to buy a hybrid -- and some bad ones, too. Some people approach hybrids as a silver bullet to their gas bills...Read More»

2010 Honda Hybrid
Honda to Undercut Prius at $18,500

While the Prius may be the poster child for Caucasianity everywhere, Honda's upcoming hybrid family car could be the deal that snatches away customers from the Toyota hybrid with a much lower price tag. Honda's aim, in fact, is to drop about $2,000 from the Prius' price tag with its own new model...Read More»

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