Gas Prices

Putting Regular In Your Premium Car? Think Twice; Here's Why
Putting Regular In Your Premium Car? Think Twice; Here's Why

As we get closer to Memorial Day weekend, there’s closer focus on gas prices for the heavily-traveled holiday period. For the moment at least, fuel flows about 25 cents cheaper per gallon than this time in 2011, according to AAA. That’s also about the current price gap between regular...Read More»

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Average Cost Of Car Ownership Creeps Up To $8,946 Per Year

Looking for a new car? You're probably taking a long hard look at window stickers, vetting rides based on their suggested retail prices. And that's all well and good, but don't forget the costs that follow: according to AAA, the average U.S. car owner now pays $8,946 a year on gas, tires...Read More»

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Gas Is Cheaper Than It Was A Year Ago: Are We Out Of The Woods?

In America today, the average cost of a gallon of regular unleaded gas is $3.84. Last year at this time, it was $3.86. And the difference in those prices could be worth more than just two cents. According to BusinessWeek, the last time Americans saw a dip in year-over-year gas prices was in 2009 --...Read More»

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New Car Shoppers More Affected By Rising Gas Prices (What They Buy)

Stretching the family budget has never seemed more challenging, that is, if you’re trying to allocate what’s coming in to accommodate everything going out. Factor in costs for lodging, utilities, food, clothing, educational expenses and some other necessities, and there’s not much...Read More»

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2013 Ford Taurus Driven, Chevy Corvette, 2013 Shelby GT500: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Mercedes-Benz has provided Formula 1 with some cool safety cars, and we talk about high gas prices. Chris Harris drove the new Porsche Boxster S and Subaru announced a recall. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. We slid behind the wheel...Read More»

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How Are You Coping With High Gas Prices? Want To Win Free Gasoline?

Though analysts can't say for sure whether gasoline will top out at $4 a gallon, $5 a gallon, or somewhere in-between, one thing's for sure: prices are still climbing, and Americans are tightening their belts to make ends meet. Online coupon distributor CouponCabin surveyed thousands of drivers to...Read More»

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How Americans Are Coping With Rising Gas Prices: Survey

With gas prices on a meteoric rise, it’s not surprising that Americans are forced to come up with ways to deal with this incremental pain in the wallet. Bringing the point home, a new survey from CouponCabin.com shows just how far we’re feeling the pinch. One-third of U.S. adults say...Read More»

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Looking To Buy (Or Sell) A Used Car? Keep An Eye On Gas Prices

Gas prices are high, and chances are good that they're going higher. That news isn't just important for your daily commute: for used car shoppers, it affects the prices of vehicles you're considering, and for used car sellers, it impacts the value of your current ride. According to AAA, today's...Read More»

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Super Bowl Ads, Audi Q1, EV-1 For Sale: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, we take a look at five cars that beat their EPA ratings and Mazda reconfirms diesel engines are coming to the U.S. Lexus and Audi tease their Super Bowl ads and Top Gear gets ready for season 18. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection...Read More»

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Gas At $5 A Gallon: How Will That Affect You?

Every winter, analysts publish gloom-and-doom warnings about summer gas prices, but most of the time, those predictions turn out to be extreme. However, according to a report on CNN, things are worse than usual this year, and prices at the pumps soon could hit $5 a gallon. Most of us remember the...Read More»

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Consumer Organizations Back 54.5-MPG Standard For 2025 Vehicles

Will the EPA's proposed 54.5-mile-per-gallon fuel economy standards, in the works for 2017 through 2025, end up costing consumers more? Or limiting their choice? Two of the largest consumer organizations, Consumers Union and the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), insist that the answer to both...Read More»

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Are Gas Prices Heading To $5 A Gallon?

In case you’ve spent the past 30 days engaging in holiday revelry without regard to current international events, we’ve got some bad news for you. Things in the Middle East, while never good, have gone from bad to worse. In retaliation for Iran’s continued nuclear efforts, the...Read More»

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Toyota Supra Returning, Aptera Shuts Down, Kurt Busch: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, gas prices could hit $9 in Nome, Alaska this winter and a Chinese bank is looking at buying Saab. Cadillac confirms the debut of the ATS at the Detroit Auto Show, and a Honda executive has been arrested. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car...Read More»

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You're Driving Less, Aren't You? Road Travel Dips To Historic Lows

According to the Federal Highway Administration, U.S. drivers are spending less time on the road than they have in eight years. The data comes from August 2011, during which cars and trucks traveled 263 billion miles on U.S. roadways. That's a drop of 1.7% compared to August 2010, and perhaps more...Read More»

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Gas Prices Holding Steady, U.S. Motorists Driving Less

Gas prices remain higher than year-ago levels, but they're holding relatively steady. Nevertheless, it appears that many American drivers aren't willing to spend more on gas; they're simply staying home or finding other ways of getting around. According to the Detroit News, MasterCard SpendingPulse...Read More»

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2012 Chrysler 300, August Car Sales, VW Nils: Car News Headlines

A single-seat electric car from VW has broken cover, nearly two weeks before its official reveal: Volkswagen Nils Electric Car Concept: 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show While car sales numbers for August roll in, the Nissan Leaf takes a wider lead over the Chevy Volt: Aug Electric-Car Sales: Nissan Leaf...Read More»

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Gas Prices Up Slightly Over Labor Day Weekend: Irene To Blame?

If you're packing the coolers, the picnic blankets, and the rooftop carrier—and heading out on the road over the Labor Day holiday weekend, be glad that you're not paying even more at the pump. Hurricane Irene—in addition to wreaking havoc on much of the Northeast—affected some...Read More»

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Attention WalMart Shoppers: Retailer Discounting Gasoline

WalMart, the retail giant best known for selling things at lower prices than the competition, feels you pain at the pump. If you live in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina...Read More»

2012 Honda Civic Hybrid, road test, Spring 2011
2012 Honda Civic Ultimate Guide: Reviews, Gas Mileage, Videos

While the launch of the all-new 2012 Honda Civic was slowed somewhat by the after-effects of the Feburary earthquake and tsunami in Japan, 2012 model cars are now in dealerships. Gas mileage has gone up pretty much across the board, with the lowest figures of 22 mpg city, 31 mpg highway, and 25 mpg...Read More»

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