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A Driving Quiz For You And Your Rider

A Driving Quiz For You And Your Rider

With apologies to producer Chuck Barris and host Bob Eubanks, here’s a version of the Newlywed Game that may as well be titled, “How Well Do You Know the Driver In Your Midst?” There are driving quirks we do when behind the wheel which are an outgrowth of our personalities. Those... read more

October 12, 2010 by  -
 
Ford Ranger and Orkin

Ford Ranger: A Bugs' Worst Enemy Faces Extermination

With the spike in reports of infestations everywhere--from hotels to second-hand stores to the Empire State Building--the lowly bedbug has the Web buzzing with more... read more September 22, 2010 by  2


 
Screencap from Toyota's 'My First Ride' campaign on Break.com

Video: Toyota Goes For The Funny Bone With 'My First Ride' Comedy Series

Once upon a time, corporations sponsored entire TV shows. Philip Morris brought America I Love Lucy. Dutch Master Cigars beamed The Addams Family to your living room. And The... read more September 21, 2010 by 


 
2011 Cadillac CTS Coupe 2-door Coupe Premium RWD Front Exterior View

Car Trivia: Five Secret Warning Lights in Your Car

There are a number of things that everyone who drives a car knows. These would include that the headlight switch is always to the left of the steering wheel and that the... read more September 19, 2010 by  2


 
Safety campaign by Preventable, BCAA Traffic Safety Foundation, and the District of West Vancouver

Friday Video: Canadians Get Fancy, Use Trompe L'oeil Children As Speedbumps

Americans are talkers. We gab about everything, often very loudly. Sometimes we're criticized for that when we travel abroad, but whatever: we like to get out point across... read more September 10, 2010 by 


 
2011 Hyundai Sonata

Today in Car News: Sonata Vs. Accord, Sebring and Corvette

It's been rising on the sales charts quickly--and now, it looks like the 2011 Hyundai Sonata just might overtake the Honda Accord in family-sedan sales. [Inside Line] There's... read more September 9, 2010 by 


 
Screencap from Audi promo with Tokio Hotel

Friday Timewaster: Videos Of The Week From Mercedes, Audi, Chrysler

It's been a busy week here at SocialCarNews, but things are finally slowing down. Several of our colleagues have dashed out of town for one last blast of saltwater... read more August 27, 2010 by 


 
Trace Adkins, Richard Petty in a commercial for BC and Goody's Powder

Things Every Southerner Knows (Maybe): Country Music, Headache Powder, And NASCAR

If you grew up in the South, you probably had an uncle or a cousin or a grandmother who swore by BC Powder. When you slept over on Christmas Eve, you'd rifle through their... read more August 11, 2010 by 


 
Toyota demolition truck

VIDEO: One Four-Wheeled Way to Demolish Your Shop

There's an easy way to do things, and the right way. We're no experts, but we think there are probably OSHA-certified ways to demolish a butcher shop. Then of course, there's... read more August 10, 2010 by  8


 
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


 
Carefree (and careless) Dodge Ram driver on the highway

Tip: How NOT To Drive Your Truck At 80 MPH

The freeway is like a box of 80-mph chocolates wrapped in sheetmetal: you never know what you're going to get. Today, we get a Dodge Ram 1500 driver cruising down the highway... read more July 28, 2010 by 


 
2010 Chevrolet Silverado

Silverado, Ranger, Impala Among Best Red, White, And Blue Deals

Over a number of Frugal Shopper posts, we’ve covered all sorts of ways to save money on motoring, and pointed to some of the best new-car deals out there. But now we have... read more July 1, 2010 by  2


 
Police officer with radar gun

The Top 5 States for Speeders

Planning a roadtrip over the long holiday weekend? Here are some things to consider: 1. Are there enough things to do during the day and at night? ("Things" being historic... read more July 1, 2010 by  10


 
Terrafugia Transition

Flying Car Gets FAA Approval

It's a two-seater.  Front-wheel-drive.  Gets about 30 mpg on the highway.  But give it a third of a mile of straight asphalt in front of it, and it really flies. Of... read more June 29, 2010 by  21


 
Screencap from Land Rover LR4 "Sword" commercial

Video: Land Rover Gets Cocky, Tries Comedy

Land Rover has plenty of reason to smile these days. Despite car buyers' interest in smaller vehicles like the Ford Fiesta, the MINI Cooper, and the maybe here/maybe not Audi... read more May 11, 2010 by 


 
TomTom's interactive Star Wars game

On TomTom: 'Luke, I Am Your Father! Now, Take The Third Left.'

Tuesday was Star Wars Day, and we spent it the same way every other fanatic did: by ordering a couple of pizzas, cracking open a case of Mountain Dew, and polishing our Yoda... read more May 6, 2010 by 


 
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