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Mazda’s Worldwide Recall: 215,000 Vehicles In The U.S.

Mazda’s Worldwide Recall: 215,000 Vehicles In The U.S.

Mazda has issued a recall notice that includes 215,000 vehicles in the United States, 100,000 in Canada and Mexico, and 11,000 in China. The company stated that it plans to expand the recall to other international markets including Europe and Australia. In the U.S., Mazda3 and Mazda5 vehicles built... read more

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Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'

Today in Car News: Kia Soul, Road Taxes, and Pickup Deals

After the rush of the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, you'd expect us to slow down at some point, here at High Gear Media. We're doing the opposite, with a first drive... read more August 17, 2010 by 


 
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

2011 MINI Countryman: The Golf For Really, Really Cool People

MINI--the brand, the car, the lifestyle--took the automotive world by storm with the first generation, which included a great product and stellar advertising that was and... read more August 15, 2010 by 


 
Woman driving

Zoning Out While Driving: Some Explanations

If, after buying a new car, you have ever reached for a non-existent gear shift lever or headlight switch, you get an idea of how at home we become in our cars. Some studies... read more August 15, 2010 by 


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Hybrid Insurance Costs To Rise, Study Finds

The type of consumer owning a hybrid vehicle has changed and that change has resulted in an increased frequency of collisions. This trend was discussed in detail in the... read more August 15, 2010 by 


 
2010 Honda Accord Crosstour

Popular Car Insurance Discounts

Some people estimate over 50 percent of car insurance customers pay higher premiums than required every month, however, the little industry secret is that many times your... read more August 12, 2010 by  1


 
2011 MINI Cooper Countryman

Today at High Gear Media: MINI Countryman Takes the States

It was a a rollercoaster weekend at High Gear Media--a rollercoaster ride in the 2011 MINI Cooper Countryman around the infamous Tail of the Dragon. Today at High Gear Media... read more August 9, 2010 by 


 
iPod Touch

AA: Apple iPod Turns Drivers Into Zombies

The Apple iPod and iPhone are the root of more than a dozen accidents every day in the UK, and one insurance company says its nation's drivers are losing their grip on good... read more August 6, 2010 by 


 
Red light camera in Beaverton, Oregon, from Wikipedia

Friendly Helpful Speed Camera To Ticket You, Then Text You Too?

We've written a lot about traffic enforcement cameras, both the ones that nail red-light runners and those that send automatic tickets to drivers who exceed the speed limit... read more August 6, 2010 by  2


 
Sally Field and Burt Reynolds in Smokey and the Bandit

Battle Of The Sexes Rages On: Report Says Women Drive Better Than Men

A couple of weeks ago, we stumbled across a British report that said 20% of men are terrified to ride in a car when a woman is behind the wheel. Today, the tit-for-tat... read more August 5, 2010 by  2


 
2009 Dodge Caliber 4-door HB R/T Open Doors

Top Vehicles For Drivers Over 6' - The Dodge Caliber

The Caliber is deceiving. I leased a 2008 Dodge Caliber for a female business partner as part of her compensation. She had asked for a BMW, but my spidey senses said that... read more August 5, 2010 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

2011 Volkswagen Jetta Ad Pulled; Common Sense Goes With It

Sometimes, sadly, common sense goes right out the door and the greater good "saves" society.  This happened with a recent ad for the new 2011 Volkswagen Jetta, called... read more August 1, 2010 by  3


 
2010 GMC Canyon 2WD Crew Cab 126.0" SLE1 Angular Front Exterior View

2010 GMC Canyon Versus 2010 Nissan Frontier

These two compact pickup trucks each have various pros and cons. The Nissan Frontier has always been a respectable contestant in the market since it was introduced over a... read more August 1, 2010 by 


 
2011 Volkswagen Jetta

Today at High Gear Media: VW Jetta and a New Supra?

It's Friday at High Gear Media, just like it is around most of the globe. And to celebrate the weekend (is there a better reason?), TheCarConnection's team of reviewers is... read more July 30, 2010 by 


 
2007 Ford Explorer 2WD 4-door V6 XLT Front Seats

Top Vehicles For Those Over 6 Feet Tall

I have been test driving several new vehicles and have a problem that many men (and some minority of women) have in terms of functional driving positions and overall... read more July 30, 2010 by  1


 
2010 Cadillac CTS-V

Car Dealer Communications: Stick To The Facts

When you go to a car dealership, it’s easy to get swept off your feet by a smooth car salesman with a polished sales routine. Before you know it, you can be up-sold to an... read more July 28, 2010 by 


 
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