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Kia Thinks Outside the Box
Kia Thinks Outside the Box

Quick, what comes to mind when you hear the name, “Kia?” Is it a particular vehicle? Is it an image of a brand? If you’re a baby boomer, you may still regard the Korean brand, corporate sibling of Hyundai (which owns 34 percent of Kia, and the two brands share vehicle platforms...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Sedan
Five Desirable New Cars, Now Negotiable

It's all about when you shop. Whether you settle for something that happens to be in your price range because you can't talk the dealership down on the one you really want, or negotiate like Shatner and walk away with a great car for a steal comes down to market conditions when you open the...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Family Car Guide: Five Hot Hatchbacks You Can Afford

Consumers love a good deal, especially when it comes to affordable transportation. Sometimes we get lucky and automakers fall all over each other to provide a plethora of stylish and well-performing hatchbacks we’d love to buy – if they were affordable. The good news is: they are...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Most Popular Reviews for September 2010

Here at High Gear Media, we're deep in the first-drive cycle for the 2011 model year, even as you're still shopping and reading up on 2010 models. But with 2011 models available in showrooms on a case-by-case basis, those new vehicles are surging on our monthly list of the most-researched vehicles...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
2011 Scion tC: First Drive

Scion has been in the U.S. since 2002, introduced as a sub-brand to Toyota aimed at younger buyers. Lots of companies try to target the youth with marketing schemes and clever advertising, and most of the time they fail. Younger Americans know a thing or two about marketing and advertising as they...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TCC's Top Reviews for August 2010: Some Surprises

High Gear Media's editors know plenty about the newest 2011 cars, trucks and crossovers--but you, dear shoppers, are where the rubber truly meets the road. So, what cars are getting you interested in buying something new? According to last month's HGM traffic numbers, it's another strong month for...Read More»

2010 Kia Soul
TheCarConnection's Most Popular Reviews

We know which new cars, trucks and crossovers we like the best--but which ones are your favorites? Here at TheCarConnection, we've begun the labor of love that is reviewing new cars. As always, for the 2011 model year, we're bringing you full reviews that give you our take on styling, performance...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata
Top Five Affordable Family Cars

The economy is still sputtering its way out of the recession, and families on a budget will be looking to save money as they shop for new cars this fall. With that in mind, we take a look at five family vehicles that will appeal to the budget minded. Before we start, a few rules. We are looking at...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte EX: On Your Chopin Liszt?

Kia Forte EX:  An Automotive Crescendo? Kia introduced its Forte with much fanfare at the 2009 Chicago Auto Show.  The amped presentation exclaimed, "bold body, awesome features!"  Does it live up to the hype?  On paper maybe... Look at the Forte EX's $19,300 window sticker and begin your...Read More»

Screencap from Kia's summer 2010 commercial for the Soul
Kia And Hamsters And Petville, Oh My: The Soul Returns To Facebook

We have good news and bad news. The good news: for a third year, Kia will underwrite the Vans Warped Tour, which, for those who haven't been, is a lot like Lollapalooza, except people actually go. The bad news: Kia is bringing the Soul back to Facebook, which didn't go too well the first time...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
Family Car Advice: Beware The Bikers

Maybe I am more aware of these kind of things because I just bought a bicycle myself, but motorists need to be aware of bicyclists, especially in urban and suburban areas. For a variety of reasons--a down economy, "green" image concerns, and exercise--more people are riding bikes both as part of...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
2010 Kia Forte Retested, Named An IIHS Top Safety Pick

The 2010 Kia Forte is one of our best-rated small cars here at TheCarConnection.com, and it just earned another accolade: Top Safety Pick. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick designation applies only to Forte models produced after October 2009, when Kia made some...Read More»

MINI Press Conference, 2010 New York Auto Show
Amazingly for New York, Less IS More at the 2010 Auto Show

Article by Bruce Richter; photographs by Robert Didal. The 2010 New York Auto Show had several themes this year. One was the prevalance and prominence of the greenest solutions, with literally dozens of hybrid and electric vehicles, which I covered on AllCarsElectric.com. The show's second...Read More»

2011 Kia Forte
2011 Kia Forte Five-Door: 2010 New York Auto Show

Kia has yet another flavor of Forte for car shoppers--a five-door hatchback is joining the family, and it's live this week at the 2010 New York auto show. The 2010 Kia Forte has become one of our favorite compact sedans--and quickly. In its initial outing with TheCarConnection's road-test team, the...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Best New-Car Deals: Ford, Hyundai Among Most Marked-Down

Ford and Hyundai have both been making tremendous progress in recent years in building their reputation with American consumers—and upping quality, reliability, and desirability. So it's a little surprising that these two automakers currently have the most-discounted vehicle lines, according to...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte
His and Her Review: 2010 Kia Forte

There are always two sides to everything, right? Well, the truth is there are many more than that! To keep our car reviews innovative and well-rounded, we are providing you with not just one, but two points of view on the same exact vehicle Her and His perspectives. Her: Anne Fleming, Car Buying...Read More»

2010 kia forte 009
Battle of the Korean Economy Sedans: Kia Forte SX VS. Hyundai Elantra SE

While many people may look upon Korea's Hyundai and Kia as the bargain basement auto manufacturers with the 10-year warranties, few people realize that this duo outsold Ford Motor Company last year in worldwide sales. That's a pretty impressive figure for two car makers whose models were considered...Read More»

2010 Toyota Yaris
2010 Toyota Yaris: Cheapest New Car With Stability Control

It's not surprising at all that the smallest, least expensive vehicles typically get short shrift on features. You won't find power windows or mirrors, central locking, air conditioning, or even sound systems on some of the most affordable versions of the cheapest models. But while most automakers...Read More»

2010 Kia Forte Koup
2010 Kia Forte KOUP Priced From $16,595

In June TheCarConnection got behind the wheel of the 2010 Kia Forte, which shares all of its powertrain options and most of the features and equipment available with the 2010 Kia Forte KOUP, its two-door model mate. But until today, pricing on the KOUP has been held back, waiting for the cars to...Read More»

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