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Most Popular New And Used SUVs

Kelly Blue Book (KBB.com) is the resource that I use to establish used car values. It's also a valuable resource for new car information. KBB recorded over 30 million pricing reports last month on all kinds of vehicles. With this many searches, it soon becomes clear which vehicles are on the minds...Read More»

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SCN's Top Stories Of 2010: Kevin Rose And Audi's R8 V10, Subaru's Mediocrity, And Lexus

This has been a banner year for social media. As 2010 draws to a close, we take a look back on some of the more memorable moments. Ford has revealed the new 2011 Explorer to the world via social media, while other car companies have just started venturing into the deep waters of viral marketing...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

For the first time ever, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has given the Ford Explorer its Top Safety Pick Designation—meaning that the Explorer has achieved top 'good' ratings in frontal, side, and rear-impact tests, as well as 'good' roof strength results, from the...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: First Drive

Reinvention has become something of a specialty among the domestic automakers. GM's kicked its reputation as being electric-car killers with the 2011 Volt, and Chrysler's axed battalions of quality demons from its lineup with the likes of the new Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee. It's Ford...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford Announces 2011 Explorer Fuel Economy Via Facebook YouTube

With the Explorer starting production it was only a matter of time until Ford would tout fuel economy. Ford initially promoted that the Explorer would have an overall fuel economy increase of 25 percent, but no real numbers have been given up to this point. Yesterday, a YouTube video was posted to...Read More»

TCC Best Car to Buy 2011
TCC Best Car to Buy 2011: The Semi-Finalists

TheCarConnection's Best Car to Buy 2011 award will be announced next week in conjunction with the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show--and with the deadline drawing near, it's time to winnow our list down to the smaller set of contenders. With TCC's numeric ratings in hand, we've lifted half our field into...Read More»

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Will 'Rising Tide' Of Elderly Drivers Lead To A New Safety Agenda?

How, and at what point do you limit when older drivers can get behind the wheel—or decided if they're still okay to drive at all? Those are among many tough questions we face as our driving population ages, and they're among the concerns currently being covered in a National Transportation...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
2011 Ford Explorer: Inflatable Rear Seat Belts Are Here

It has been just about a year since Ford announced that the company would make available an inflatable rear seat belt that would incorporate airbag technology in a seat-belt application to protect rear passengers. USA Today reported that the restraints that double as air-bags would be an option...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
October Auto Sales Looking Bullish, But Real Recovery Still Distant

For much of this year, automakers overall have become smarter about controlling inventories and slowing production to match still-tepid demand at dealerships. But it looks like some assembly plants are (or will be) roaring back to capacity for a while: A number of new 2011 models, such as the...Read More»

Motor Trend SUV of the Year on Facebook
Motor Trend Utilizes Facebook To Announce The Porsche Cayenne As 2011 Sporty Utility Of The Year

More and more automakers are moving to Facebook reveals and live announcements. Earlier this year we witnessed Ford reveal the new 2011 Ford Explorer on Facebook. Audi followed in these steps revealing the new A7 on Facebook. Earlier today Motor Trend announced their award for 2011 Sport/Utility of...Read More»

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Today at High Gear Media

Teenagers text more than any other social group. So what happens when they take to the road en masse? Brace yourselves. [TheCarConnection] As much as we hate to admit it, winter is coming. You need to remember these five things before you head into it--oh, and your keys. Keys will help...Read More»

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This Study Shows Facebook Fan Pages Pay Off

Many claims are made about social media and particularly about Facebook. Some state that fan pages and fans do not pay off. I have personally read many studies that argue both sides of the equation. Most have valid points and usually have data to support those points. DDB recently did a study in...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
From 97 Ford Cars and Trucks...to 20?

With a brace of new products arriving in the 2011 model years--the Fiesta, the F-150 and a Focus lineup coming soon--Ford is planning more new vehicles for its namesake and Lincoln brands. In the future, though, the number of models the company sells could fall dramatically, according to CEO Alan...Read More»

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Hot Wheels: Older Civic, Newer Corolla Among Top Theft Targets

Don't ever think that what you're driving is too plain or unattractive to be the target of thieves. Its ubiquity might actually make it a more likely target. That's one of the lessons in looking at the annual list of most-stolen models from the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB). Older Honda...Read More»

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Want Fans On Facebook? Hawk A Free Car And They Will Come

Have you heard about this crazy thing called Facebook? No? You should check it out, as the cool kids used to say. You know, back when Facebook was cool. Now, Facebook's become a marketing tool for everyone, including the auto industry. We're as guilty as the rest, but we're not quite as guilty as...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»

2008 Ford Explorer
5 Point Used Car Buying Checklist

What if there was a screening test for used cars and you could detect those that were carriers and those that were already infected. Then you could avoid the possibility that they would be separating you form the spoils of your labor and not purchase them in the first place. Although there...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Ford's Bet On Facebook: Did It Pay Off?

A couple of weeks ago, the interwebs were all a-Twitter about Ford's debut of the 2011 Explorer -- not at an auto show, not at a press event, but on Facebook. Unveiling such a massively popular ride in such a non-traditional way was an enormous gamble for Mulally & Co. Did it pan out as...Read More»

2011 Ford Explorer
Video: A Detailed Look Inside the 2011 Ford Explorer

The 2011 Ford Explorer changes up the formula we've all become familiar with over the past twenty years with a more car-like look and platform, but how different is it on the inside? This video takes you up close for a preview of the new Explorer's cabin, highlighting some of its key features and...Read More»

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