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J.D. Power: Toyota, Ford, Chevy Rule Social Networks; Fiat, Mini, Chrysler, Not So Much
J.D. Power: Toyota, Ford, Chevy Rule Social Networks; Fiat, Mini, Chrysler, Not So Much

We often think of social media as the playground of the young: the tweens, the teens, and the Millennials, with a few Gen Xers thrown in for gravitas. But while those whippersnappers may be more comfortable than older folks when it comes to diving into a new social network, in the end, everyone...Read More»

Porsche 911 Carrera 4S, as designed by Facebook fans
Porsche Fans Design 911 Carrera 4S That None Of Us Can Buy (But You Can Drive It)

Earlier this year, Porsche rolled out an unusual marketing campaign: to celebrate its 5,000,000 Facebook fans, the automaker invited the public to help design a very special 911 Carrera 4S. Things began simply enough, with fans voting on the car's exterior color. (Spoiler: Aqua Blue Metallic won...Read More»

Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook fashion app
Fiat's 'You Wear' Facebook App Diagnoses Your Personality, Suggests Color Options

To some automakers, calling one of their creations a "chick car" is a slap in the face. They fight back, arguing that their cars have a broad customer base, not the narrow appeal that the name "chick car" implies. (It's worth noting that antonyms like "muscle car" don't elicit the same reaction. In...Read More»

Mark Zuckerberg at SXSW 2008 (photo by Flickr user deneyterrio)
Rumor: Facebook's Next Target Is Navigation, Looks To Buy Waze For $1 Billion

We're not mutual fund managers, but if we were, we'd be taking a good, long look at Facebook right now. Though its stock prices faltered after the IPO, recent developments suggest that Facebook will retain its 800-pound gorilla status for years to come, thanks to a renewed focus on mobile devices...Read More»

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Need To Borrow A Car? Tell Your Friends Using RelayRides For Facebook

Every so often, it happens: despite your best efforts to keep up with maintenance, sometimes your car has to make an overnight trip to the shop, leaving you without a set of wheels. That's not so bad if you have a second car, or a partner with a car, or occasionally, a good bicycle. But if you...Read More»

'Father and Sun' ad for the 2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet
2013 Volkswagen Beetle Cabriolet Invites You On A Hawaiian Roadtrip

At first glance, February might seem like a strange time to launch a new convertible, but really, it makes perfect sense: in chilly weather like this, the thought of motoring under warm, sunny skies makes drop-tops all the more sexy. At least, that's what Volkswagen is hoping. The automaker has...Read More»

Lexus 'Check In for Charity' Facebook app
Lexus Converts Facebook Check-Ins Into Cash For Boys & Girls Clubs

Lexus is known for putting big red bows on its vehicles during the holiday season. But this year, during its "December to Remember" year-end sales event, Toyota's luxury marque is also giving to charity -- and you can help out, even if you're not in the market for a Lexus. The way it works is...Read More»

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We here at The Car Connection know you are always looking for new ways to learn more and make informed vehicle purchases. Today we are happy to announce another way to follow us: subscribe to our YouTube channel. That's right, we have our own YouTube channel chock full of videos featuring road...Read More»

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Eagle One Creates A Car Show On Facebook

You've heard of Top Gear USA and you may remember the short-lived The Car Show on TV, but what about an automotive show staged exclusively on social media? Eagle One has figured out a way to do just that, and has announced the new Car Show on Facebook, where the star is your car. The idea is that...Read More»

Subaru's 'Guide to Everything' on Facebook
Subaru Needs Your Help Building 'The Guide To Everything'

Subaru prides itself on being a brand for adventurous types -- a reputation that's reflected in the company's lineup of sporty, AWD vehicles. Now, Subaru is asking those thrill-seekers -- whether they're Subaru owners, fans, or interested bystanders -- to help create a handbook for those who take...Read More»

Former Manchester United captain Bryan Robson (left) and current star Ryan Giggs
Chevy Leaps Into Soccer: It’s More Football Than Football, Right?

Just as the dust settles in the weeks following General Motors announcing its withdrawal from Facebook advertising and Super Bowl commercials, Chevrolet is back in the game. Only this time, it’s more football than football. Manchester United and Chevy are now in a five-year deal, making the...Read More»

Chevy's 'Stay Clutch' promo for the Chevrolet Sonic
2012 Chevrolet Sonic Gears Up For 'Stay Clutch' Contest

Last month, we told you that manual transmissions were making a comeback. Now, the good folks at Chevrolet are capitalizing on that trend with a new campaign aimed at college kids called "Stay Clutch". Like most of Chevy's marketing around the Sonic, the "Stay Clutch" campaign is almost entirely...Read More»

Ford racks up 4,000,000 Mustang fans on Facebook
The Ford Mustang Facebook Page Scores Four Million Fans

Ford is no stranger to social media, and now it has reached a new record: The Mustang is the most popular vehicle nameplate on Facebook. The car's official Facebook fan page now has over four million fans. Growing at a rate of approximately 14,000 new fans a day, the Mustang fan page is also one of...Read More»

Super Bowl XLVI MVP Eli Manning presented with 2012 Chevy Corvette
GM Punts Super Bowl Advertising

Just days after creating an uproar on the Internet after announcing it would be pulling $10 million from Facebook ads, General Motors has announced it will no longer be advertising during the Super Bowl. The reason? It's too expensive. The Wall Street Journal reports the move as part of GM's major...Read More»

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GM Unlikes Facebook, Ford & Chrysler Are Still Besties

About half of all Americans use Facebook, and yet, just days before the company launches one of the most eagerly anticipated IPOs in recent memory, General Motors has pulled all advertising from the network. This isn't especially surprising. GM's head marketing honcho, Joel Ewanick, has long been a...Read More»

2012 Fiat 500 Pink Ribbon Edition
Fiat's Giving Away Ten 2012 500s To Lucky Facebook Fans

Fiat has reached the 500,000 fan mark on Facebook and it is looking to celebrate. It is running a sweepstakes for all of its Facebook fans, and 10 lucky fans will win a brand new 2012 Fiat 500. Along with giving away ten 500s, Fiat is also giving the first 500,000 eligible fans $500 towards the...Read More»

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Facebook Auto Fans Have 3 Times As Many Friends

Are you on Facebook? Have you "liked" an auto brand Page? If so, Facebook says that you've probably got a lot more friends than most people on the network. Between December 2011 and March 2012, Facebook polled 15,938 users, asking them a range of questions about the cars they drive, their future...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
2013 Chevy Corvette, Honda Fit EV, BMW And Rolls-Royce Recall: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, you can now buy the 2012 Nissan Leaf without a reservation and Porsche is working on a Macan turbo. We reviewed the 2013 Chevy Corvette and a Lamborghini Aventador caught on fire. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Will you let your...Read More»

MyFord Touch made simpler for 2013
Would You Let Your Facebook Friends Choose Your Music?

How do you make listening to music in the car more social? This is a question Ford decided to tackle during its 24-hour hackathon at Facebook's campus. During the event, an innovative app called "Just Play" was created, and it could change the way we listen to music in our cars. The concept of the...Read More»

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