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What Your Car May Be Saying About You
What Your Car May Be Saying About You

We’ve all heard the expression, “You are what you drive.” But what does that mean, really? In everyday reality, I’m not a pickup truck if I drive one and I’m certainly not a svelte and powerful sports car just because I’m behind the wheel of a Corvette. So...Read More»

U.S.-spec 2011 Fiat 500 Sport
Will Cars Like Junior and Fiat 500 Be the New Upscale for Echo Generation?

With the buzz around the introduction to the U.S. of the 2011 Fiat 500, I figured there had to be something about this tiny car that appeals to a growing segment of the population. I mean, we’ve already got some pretty cool small cars zipping around and doing quite well sales-wise, including...Read More»

The Cube  -  Birmingham, England
Automated Parking Garage Does Away With Valets--And Is Greener

You've probably heard plenty about valet parking attendants gone wild. But a new high-end parking structure that's part of a development in England has it solved: Automate the whole operation. Parking structures, as well as being an eyesore, are an inconvenience that many of us have to face on the...Read More»

Paris
Today at High Gear Media: Paris Show, Ford F-150 and Texting

Today's the day: we're prepped, penned and all charged up for the rollercoaster that is the 2010 Paris Auto Show. [MotorAuthority] Some of the embargoes seem to have leaked already, anyway. [AllExoticCars] A big part of the Paris show will include electric and green car reveals from some surprising...Read More»

2011 Nissan Leaf
The Electrics Are Coming: Is There a Charge Point in Your Home's Future?

Like it or not – and many consumers are still in the wait-and-see category – the wave of electric vehicles is about to sweep the country. At least, that’s the view of some researchers, along with entities in government, private industry, environmentalists, and lobbyists...Read More»

Teaser for Infiniti luxury EV due in 2013
Infiniti Adding Hybrids, Electric Cars to Its Lineup

Hybrid technology, zero emissions, luxury, high performance, and five-passenger seating – these are words consumers are likely to hear and see applied to more and more vehicles in the near future as automakers amp up their hybrid and all-electric product offerings. For starters, Infiniti is...Read More»

Camaro Convertible
Today in Car News: Camaro Convertible, Regal GS and Spoilers

Before the first one's even seen live, Chevrolet is auctioning off a 2012 Camaro Convertible at Barrett-Jackson. [Inside Line] High Gear Media will be there live when Buick shows off the production Regal GS in Miami in November. [eGMCarTech] Lance Armstrong, you are the first celebrity to get a...Read More»

North American Car of the Year
North American Car and Truck of the Year: The Short List

The North American Car and Truck of the Year nominees were named earlier this year--and now, the short list of contenders have been culled from the long list. The NACOTY organizing committee reports that General Motors and Nissan dominate the car list with three models each. Four European models...Read More»

Third-gen Toyota Prius test drive
Recalls In Mind, Should You Buy a Toyota Prius?

I've wanted a Toyota Prius, well... forever. However, now that we are ready to buy, my husband is deeply concerned about "that stuff about Toyotas not stopping." Your old "Toyotaphobia" article was helpful. Has anything changed that would justify his fear? His fears are real. His fears are...Read More»

2012 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class
Today in Car News: Subaru, Land Yachts, Electric Cars and MJ

The other New York newspaper thinks land yachts have hit a new sales stride--but does an S-Class really count? [Wall Street Journal] The EPA wants to give cars a letter grade for fuel economy, but a survey suggests people won't understand how to compare cars any better with new grades. [PRNewswire]...Read More»

Saab grille
Today at High Gear Media: Electric Saab, New Lamborghinis

If you've ever wanted to stalk the hottie in the car next to you, the iPhone and its Bump app put you one step closer to a restraining order. [SocialCarNews] Saab's first-ever electric car comes to Paris' auto show with a promise of 124 miles of driving range. Fore! [AllCarsElectric] The 2011...Read More»

Zipcar
Starting Tomorrow: Zipcar Launches Month-Long 'Low-Car Diet' Challenge

If you live in an urban area, you've probably fantasized about ditching your car. It's to be expected, given all the traffic and construction detours and clueless pedestrians and parking hassles. But kicking the car habit is tough, and if you're serious about it, you may need help. To make the...Read More»

2011 Honda Odyssey EX
Today at High Gear Media: Honda Odyssey! Subaru Forester WRX?

What's to know about the 2011 Honda Odyssey? The lightning bolt works--and so does the interior. [TheCarConnection] Subaru's gone nuts with the WRX STI, but will it be certifiable enough to apply the same formula to the Forester? [MotorAuthority] The Hyundai Sonata is set to get a wagon companion...Read More»

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 a revamped 2011 Chrysler Sebring on the way. In fact, it's lapping Detroit already. A bounty on the first uncloaked shot to...Read More»

2009 fiat 500 convertible 500c 2 015
2011 Fiat 500: Will It Be a Hit With American Families?

With the success of the MINI Cooper, Smart ForTwo, and other small-but-very-fuel-efficient cars, the news that an American version of the Italian-spec 2011 Fiat 500 may be coming to the U.S. as early as the end of 2010 has caused more than a few automotive reviewers to stop and think. Will the tiny...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
2011 Honda CR-Z: Three Test Drives, Three Editors' Opinions, Five Questions

It's not all that often that three different High Gear Media editors test-drive the same model within a few weeks of each other, but that's what happened with the 2011 Honda CR-Z two-seat hybrid sports coupe. First, editorial director Marty Padgett got our first drive in June and wrote it up for...Read More»

2011 Honda CR-Z
Driven: 2011 Honda CR-Z

Take a look at the rumblings from critics and pundits, and it's apparent that Honda has been burned a bit by expectations with its new CR-Z coupe. Old-school CRX fans don't think the CR-Z is sporty enough and say it's missing the old CRX's light, nimble, autocross-ready feel, while green geeks...Read More»

Jay Leno gets a tour of the Porsche 918 spyder
Video: Jay Leno's Guided Tour Of The Porsche 918 Spyder

Here at High Gear Media, we've talked a lot about the stunning Porsche 918 spyder. Most recently, we learned that it's officially making the leap from concept to production, and it's going to be more powerful than expected. Yesterday, we saw Jay Leno and Arnold Schwarzenegger smitten by the...Read More»

Edward E. 'Ed' Whitacre, Jr.
Today in Car News: Whitacre, Ferrari Minivans, and Saab

Will Ed Whitacre's retirement from General Motors hurt or help its plans to go public this year? Does Wall Streeet care if the company's on its fourth CEO in 18 months? These and many questions...won't be answered today. [CNNMoney] Fewer car dealerships are closing this year, a sign of light at the...Read More»

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