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First Look: 2011 Jeep Wrangler
First Look: 2011 Jeep Wrangler

  The covers are off the new 2011 Jeep Wrangler, which gets a much nicer interior and some other upgrades for the new model year. Chrysler says the new Wrangler gets much better interior treatments, as well as a new body-color hard top on the Sahara model. The new instrument panel goes a little...Read More»

Screencap from viral ad for the Dodge Challenger
Video: Dodge Challenger's 'Revolutionary' Campaign Tries To Go Viral

  Chrysler's recent ad campaigns have been pretty hit-or-miss. We've enjoyed the Dodge ads voiced by Michael C. Hall, despite the heat they've taken from PETA. The commercials for the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee were kind of a win, though they could use some judicious editing. On the other hand, the...Read More»

Chrysler headquarters
It's All In How You Look At It: Headlines Proclaim Millions In Losses, Gains For Chrysler

Second-quarter financial results are due from a number of automakers this week. And as much as we love poring over the numbers (we're nerds that way), we also love seeing how those figures get heralded in headlines. The variations can be very, very telling. Case in point: Chrysler, which announced...Read More»

2010 Toyota Avalon
Six Months After The Recalls: Toyota Bruised, Lexus Less So?

It's been a tough and trying year for Toyota—and Toyota owners. There had already been a few isolated claims of accelerators sticking. But it was the news of an incident, last August—a family (and off-duty cop) in an ES 350, who sped out of control to a fiery death—that punted Toyota's...Read More»

2010 Audi Q7
Are SUVs Making a Comeback?

Automakers are busy with plans to introduce a fleet of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars in the coming months---cars like the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012 Ford Focus, and the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Sales numbers from this year could give them pause, as the results for this year show a surprising...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Jeep's Lineup Ready For Overhaul

The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee isn't the only Jeep to go under the knife as Chrysler revamps the lineup--the iconic Wrangler will get a redesign of its own later this year. And that's not all--the Compass and Patriot will get minor styling updates that will hold those models over until they are...Read More»

2010 Ford Edge 4-door Sport FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Six SUVs You Can Practically Steal This Month

  It sounds so 1999, but the SUV is showing signs of life. By some measures, SUVs are the fastest-selling category of new car this summer. If you're counting by days' worth of inventory, utes like the Audi Q7 are among the vehicles in shortest supply in dealer lots as automakers ramp up for the...Read More»

2010 Honda Fit Sport
Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

Before you go out car shopping this weekend, there are two things you need to know. One is that you might want to wait a few days.  Our partners at TrueCar.com, the car pricing experts, tell us that the cheapest day to buy this month will be Wednesday, July 28.   You'll often get the best deals...Read More»

Money, money, money
It's Still Tough to Get an Auto Loan

The market is recovering slowly because credit is still very hard to come by.  We've seen encouraging signs that credit standards are loosening and auto loans are on the rise -- but buyers with less-than-ideal credit still face an uphill battle in getting approved.  While media reports suggest...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee: First Impressions

Last week I had the opportunity to join Mark Phelan, auto critic for the Detroit Free Press, as he reviewed the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited. The 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee is well crafted and vital to the future of the company. Chrysler is betting a lot on its first new vehicle since entering...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals This Week

If you're going out car shopping this weekend, you should know that automakers aren't discounting cars the way they did just a few months ago. As Toyota fought to recover its reputation amidst allegations of unintended acceleration in the spring, it launched a round of heavy discounts.  That...Read More»

Get Ahead Of The New Car Market: Six Summer Bargains

With the mercury climbing over 100 degrees up and down the east coast, you sure envy your neighbor's convertible right now, don't you?  Putting the top down and letting the wind cool you is one of the great joys of car ownership, but right now, you shouldn't be considering a new Miata. No, this is...Read More»

Screencaps from the TripCast iPhone app from Jeep
Share Your Summer Adventures With Jeep's Free TripCast App For iPhone

A couple of weeks ago,we covered a great new app for the 2011 Grand Cherokee. Now Jeep has released a very different application called TripCast, which allows you to share photos, videos, audio, and notes from vacations, road trips, or afternoons at the park. TripCast has the potential to be...Read More»

2010 Jeep Wrangler 4WD 2-door Sahara Angular Front Exterior View
Chrysler Recalls 2010 Dodge Nitro, Ram And 2010 Jeep Liberty, Wrangler

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Chrysler will recall certain 2010 models of the Jeep Liberty, Jeep Wrangler, Dodge Nitro, and Dodge Ram (now known simply as the Ram). According to the official NHTSA bulletin, those vehicles were built with a defective part that could...Read More»

Smart Car Shopping: Great Car Deals For July 2010

Even though new-car sales were off in June, are car shoppers any closer to getting a really good deal this July? First, some disappointing news from TheCarConnection's car-pricing partners over at TrueCar. According to their analysis, the discount war Toyota kicked off in the spring has simmered...Read More»

Marty Padgett
Video: Catch The Fox Car Report, Featuring Our Own Marty Padgett

Top Gear may have a giant studio audience (all wearing comfy shoes, we hope), and they may do some eye-popping, outrageous stunts, but if you're looking for serious auto industry updates, you'd do better tuning into the Fox Car Report. It's an in-depth, half-hour foray into the wild world of...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
High Gear on FoxCarReport: Chevy Volt, Grand Cherokee and More

  High Gear Media is live on the Web, on the Fox Car Report today. This afternoon, I'll be joining FCR host Gary Gastelu for a satellite Webcast chat about the latest developments in the happy saga of the Chevy--er, 2011 Chevrolet Volt as GM announces it's adding New York and Austin to the list of...Read More»

American Journey 2.0: Socially Networked Road Trip with the Ford Fiesta
The 9 Most Useful Mobile Apps for the Road

According to Mashable.com, today is Social Media Day. And even though we don't fully understand the rationale -- It's the end of Q2? The feast day of St. Theobald (unlikely, since he was a hermit)? -- we're happy to take part in the festivities as long as there's punch and pie. ...Okay, so we've...Read More»

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Driven: 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee

There's a clash of titans set for the end of this year, when the 2011 Ford Explorer makes its public debut after an endless teaser campaign on Facebook. Yes, that campaign, the one we're all over on our social-media-for-cars site. What's the other mythical creature being tossed in the ring? The...Read More»

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