Driving

Saab Follows a Long Trail of Dying Car Brands in 2009
Saab Follows a Long Trail of Dying Car Brands in 2009

This has been a tough year on the automotive world. We have seen the loss of Pontiac and Saturn this year and now General Motors has opted to let Saab drive to that junkyard in the sky. After trying to sell the brand since January of this year, it seems that time has just run out. The demise of...Read More»

2009 Dodge Avenger 4-door Sedan R/T *Ltd Avail* Angular Front Exterior View
2009 Dodge Avenger- Road Trip -498 Miles

                               Somewhere eastbound just outside Concord, California, I knew the fate of the Dodge Avenger. It made me feel uneasy. I wanted to like the car. It ran well enough. The air conditioning blew some cool air, but it seemed to make the little...Read More»

Driving on ice in Paignton, England
Safety Video: Why Driving On Ice Is Generally A Bad Idea

Ice Road Truckers do it for a living. Even Jeremy Clarkson and James May did it -- all the way to the freakin' North Pole. So why shouldn't you or I drive on ice? Because as this clip demonstrates, it's dangerous and it'll ruin your pants (not in the way you'd think). Consider it a safety reminder...Read More»

Volkswagen Park Assist spot
Study: Men Park Better Than Women (And VW Agrees)

Jokes about men's and women's driving abilities have fueled more stand-up routines than we care to remember, but a new study indicates that there may be some truth behind those yuks. Researchers in Germany put 65 men and women behind the wheel of an Audi A6 and tested them on head-on, reverse, and...Read More»

Great Drives: Christmas at Biltmore
Great Drives: A Pilgrimage, Of Sorts

This holiday season, High Gear Media wants to wish you the best possible end to a difficult year. We're reaching back into the archives and into our own lives for some memorable holiday moments. Tell us your own, and take with this our sincere hopes for a better 2010. We all make pilgrimages, and...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
2010 Toyota Tundra 4X4 Crewmax: New Competition For Ford And GM

The Toyota Tundra stays relatively unchanged for 2010. The biggest change comes with the all-new 4.6-liter i-Force V-8. It replaces the larger 276-horsepower, 4.7-liter V-8 with 313 pounds-feet of torque, but its stronger, lighter and more efficient. Since the rest of the Tundra remains about the...Read More»

2010 Ford Fusion 4-door Sedan SE FWD Dashboard
Ford's Second Gen SYNC Adds WiFi: Is It Sharing or Distracting?

And now for something totally scary, vehicles that are not only cars, but are also rolling WiFi hot spots. That's right, a car that can become part of the Internet just by plugging your WiFi card into a USB port and 'Voila!' - instant rolling Internet site. Now, someone please tell us something as...Read More»

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Best of 2009: Hyundai Genesis Luxury Sedan

10-hyundai-genesis-4-door-sedan-4-6l-v8-dashboard_100300918_s.jpg" alt="2010-hyundai-genesis-4-door-sedan-4-6l-v8-dashboard_100300918_s.jpg">(Starting at $33,000) Like a breath of fresh air from the east the Hyundai Genesis sedan arrived on our shores with many people wondering if the South...Read More»

2009 Hyundai Genesis
Top Five Family Sedans of 2009

Just because you have to haul around a wife and two and ¾ children around with you doesn't mean you have to drive a hum-drum SUV.  2010 is a wonderful year to be a family man when it comes to picking out a family car. These five cars are inexpensive to buy and run yet are reliable and generally...Read More»

2010 BMW 5-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 535i xDrive AWD Steering Wheel
What's Next? a La-Z-Boy and a Wine Cellar?

  Heres something only a true workaholic could love, provided, of course, that his car never moved. As we thumbed through some interesting websites this a.m., we came across the Laptop Steering Wheel Desk, a device only a true workaholic or a raving idiot will love.   This little beauty, you can...Read More»

2012 Tesla Model S
Gift Ideas From Free To Five Thousand for Your Favorite Car Enthusiast

In order from low to high, here are a few good answers to the question of what to buy that special car guy or gal in your life, no matter what your gift budget: High Gear Media websites auto news, reviews, and even what to choose all free! Wash and Drive Put a shine on their sled for only $ 10 or...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse 4-door Sedan CX 3.0L Side Exterior View
Anybody Hear About the Great New Buicks?

Don't know if you've noticed, but the Buick brand is headed down a whole different road. It started with the over-the-top Buick Enclave, continued with the dramatic new 2010 Buick LaCrosse and from all the pictures, the new 2011 Regal will continue Buick's string of stylish, distinctive...Read More»

Eko light concept by Serbian designer Damjan Stankovic
Traffic Light Countdown Display Could Ease Anxiety. Or Not.

Drivers in urban areas have developed countless ways to cope with red light anxiety -- that frustration that stems from not knowing when that pesky traffic light dangling overhead will turn green. Some folks keep their eyes trained on pedestrian crossing signs, waiting for them to switch from...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda6
The Left Field Choice: The 2010 Mazda6

There is something about the way Mazda builds its engines that gives them a divinely unique character. Whereas so many competitors have four cylinders that drone and six cylinders that are as exciting as Tupperware, Mazda makes motors that truly give new meaning to "zoom-zoom." They are mechanical...Read More»

2010 Tesla Roadster Sport
Electric Cars Are Inevitable, Might As Well Make Them Fun

Automotive industry like it or not is going to use new energy source. And it's not only automotive industry but all the industries and all the people really. It is the only way to go. Our energy sources are becoming scarce. You might think: "Well there is nothing new there". But that's not what I...Read More»

2008 Ford Focus Wagon
Impressions of a Used 2003 Mazda 1.3 Sting

I drive a Mazda Sting 1.3, and it has about 80 000 km on the clock. Mechanically this car is very sound, and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for hassle free motoring. It is very economical if serviced regularly (every 10 000km) - I get about 550km on a full tank of fuel - not bad for...Read More»

2008 Subaru Impreza 5dr Man STI Steering Wheel
Leftfield Economy Car: Subaru Impreza

(Starting at $17,495) (20 city/27 highway) Do you need a car that is inexpensive and durable but cant stand the thought of being just another person in a Civic, Corolla or (horror!) Focus? Would it also be nice to have the security of all-wheel drive but are pretty sure you cant afford the cost of...Read More»

2008 Jeep Wrangler X
Winter Driving Safety: Make Sure Your Car Is Clean Before You Leave

With the mornings turning decidedly colder and darker, its really time to turn your thinking to what youll find as you head out into the dark on your way to work or daycare or wherever you head before the sun rises. For starters, youll probably find that your car is COLD. That is a fact of life;...Read More»

2009 BMW X5
Five Must Have New Car Features for Holiday Road Trips

Keeping everyone in the car happy on a long holiday road trip is about as difficult as a Sunday evening dinner at the Palin residence when Playgirl baby-daddy Levi Johnston drops by. The awkward silences and bored glares can be enough to make anyone go a little crazy. So what sort of toys can you...Read More»

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