Driving

Honesty On The Road Comes With A Pricetag
Honesty On The Road Comes With A Pricetag

I can’t figure it out. Is the story on Syracuse.com about the inefficiency of a government bureaucracy or about honesty going wrong – the no good deed goes unpunished twist. A 2005 Jeep slid on a snow covered road and hit a guard rail on a state road in Mexico, New York. The damage was...Read More»

Screencap of Lady Gaga & Beyonce in the video for 'Telephone'
Today in Car News: Talking and Driving, Paris Show, and MyVolt

BMW's latest tech fetish: Apple's iPod and iPad, which find new homes in cradles mounted on BMW headrests and in the place of iDrive--but only in Europe. Is it something we said (about iDrive, probably)? [Fast Company] The NHTSA may be considering national distracted-driving laws, which has...Read More»

2005 Porsche Carrera GT
Video: Porsche, Seinfeld, Superman, Heroes, Humor, Hijinks

If you know anything about Jerry Seinfeld, it’s that he’s a funny guy. Oh, and a Porsche collector of the nuttiest kind. He owns more of them than most people own pairs of underwear or socks. So it was only natural that he would team up with his friend Superman, one of his trusty...Read More»

Pulled over by the police
Aggressive Driving Class: A Personal Experience

Sometime ago I screwed up while driving to a friend’s home in a neighboring state. After arriving late to the party I was informed that it was a well known speed trap and not to feel bad about the ticket. It happens. Wanting the whole experience to go away I marked guilty on the ticket and...Read More»

2006 Honda Accord Sedan EX AT Angular Front Exterior View
Car Buying Guide: A Tale Of Two Car Dealers: Part II

I recently helped a friend buy a used car. We worked with two major dealers and our experience at each one could not have been more different. The first one was a reflection of every bad experience anyone has ever had while buying a used car. We were lied to, manipulated, our expectations were not...Read More»

Car accident
How To Steer Clear of the Swoop and Squat and Other Car Fraud

Lackluster economies bring out the worst in people, as they attempt to adapt to diminishing incomes. Some turn to easy money in the form of insurance fraud--and some become part of it on a huge scale that goes far and beyond low-level "mom and pop" fraud scams. The Greater Toronto Area is...Read More»

2009 Mercury Mariner Hybrid
Today in Car News: Mercury, Panamera and Lamborghini

With the death of Mercury comes more than a little agita over at Lincoln. Who's going to replace all those Grand Marquis-heads in showrooms? [AutomotiveNews] Obama's crafty charisma couldn't convince Carlos to come to GM's aid. Not for a second, Ghosn says (probably in French or Portuguese)...Read More»

World Trade Center, 2010
9/11: The Auto Aftermath

This story ran for the first time on TheCarConnection on November 28, 2001, and was written by Mike Davis. For a rolling memorial to the victims of the 9/11 attacks, see John Holmgren's 18-wheeler. The world is still reeling from the unthinkable terrorist attacks September 11 on the World Trade...Read More»

John Holmgren's rolling 9/11 memorial
A Rolling Tribute: 9/11 Remembered on the Road

With the anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks coming tomorrow, High Gear Media's editors have been wondering how to commemorate the anniversary--to simply push it off our desks, turn off all electronic media and have another 366 days of peace before gearing up for the somber 10th...Read More»

2008 Lexus SC430 Pebble Beach Edition
Should Driving on the Beach Be Illegal?

Florida's pristine beaches are public property--and they're used to the usual traffic jams of tourists, wildlife and the occasional hurricane. In and around Daytona Beach, they're also legal pathways for passenger vehicles, a century-old tradition that occasionally ends in death. Earlier this...Read More»

2010 BMW 1-Series 2-door Coupe 135i Front Exterior View
Teens And Safe Driving: More Important Than Ever

BMW’s launch of their “Drive It Home--Don’t Txt & Drive” campaign at a special teen driving school in conjunction with the kickoff of the BMW Championship in Chicago this week highlights the importance of teaching teens how to drive safely and without distractions. And...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Aveo Hatchback
Today at High Gear Media: MKZ Hybrid, Chevy Aveo, and Paris

Think you know everything about the 2011 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid? Well...what flower's displayed on its green-o-meter? Our first drive knows. [GreenCarReports] We're headed to the 2010 Paris Auto Show in two weeks, but here's a petit hors d'oeuvre in the form of the 2012 Chevrolet Aveo...Read More»

2011 Ford Edge
Family Car Tech That Matters, Part Two

In part one of this two-part series we looked at family car technology that kept us safe, made driving more enjoyable, and allowed the family wheels to last longer and cost less to own. Now, let’s take a closer look at family car tech that is a bit more exciting – especially to...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Family Car Tech That Matters, Part One

Everyone knows that today’s cars like the new 2011 Ford Explorer shown here are loaded with technology. Some cars have more tech features than others. In this two-part series, we’ll look at some technology that really matters in family cars. Specifically, in part one, we’ll...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon Sport 3.5L 4MATIC Grille
2010 Mercedes E-Class: 4 Winners and a Flop

How do you build a brand? By not compromising. I have come to learn that Mercedes makes very few compromises in all they do. Be it cars, like the somewhat odd looking, yet screamingly fast Mercedes Benz SLS supercar (be it gasoline-powered OR electric), or be it car ads that use equal parts humor...Read More»

1999 Ford Taurus SHO
How To Avoid Endless Car Repair Bills

You can’t keep a car forever. Sooner or later you will reach a point of diminishing returns and that Ford Taurus you have been driving since Bill and Hillary were in the White House will cost you more that it is worth. But how do you avoid that money pit that develops when a vehicle drops...Read More»

2011 MINI Cooper Countryman
Today in Car News: Car Sales, GM Fours, and Ghostbusters

By all accounts, this year's car sales are as nostalgic and flat as a three-week-old A&W root beer left in your cupholder inn summer. [Consumerist] And in what was supposed to be the year of the small car, it's --not shocking--that the two best-selling vehicles are big ole pickup trucks...Read More»

2011 Dodge Durango
Today at High Gear Media: 2011 Dodge Durango, Sorento SX and Civic

Dodge calls its 2011 Durango a "performance SUV." Does that mean an SRT8 suffix is a-comin'? [MotorAuthority] We've driven the 2011 Kia Sorento SX--the one with the turbo--and it's a big step up. If you're short. It's an SUV, after all. [MotorAuthority] Meanwhile, Kia's recalling the Sorento and...Read More»

2010 Mazda6
What Are The Insurance Costs For A 2011 Mazda6?

Many people are very curious to know what the insurance costs for the 2011 Mazda6 will be. Unfortunately, since the car has not yet been released in the United States, it’s difficult to know exactly what the expected insurance costs are. However, if you are planning on purchasing one of these...Read More»

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