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2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: Posh Crossover or Pricey Alt-Minivan?
2011 Mercedes-Benz R-Class: Posh Crossover or Pricey Alt-Minivan?

Consumers today, especially those with families, want it all: style, performance, versatility, space, comfort, fuel economy, safety, and as much technology they can get without spending a fortune. To carry adults, kids, assorted friends, pets, and stuff – comfortably, that is -- you either...Read More»

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X
Today at High Gear Media: 2012 Dodge Viper, Paris and Detroit

Five cars are on the endangered list: won't you help them find a home at least, before they're extinct? [TheCarConnection] On the flip side, these five cars are selling so well, you probably won't get any discounts on them. [TheCarConnection] We're telling you know, Bluetooth audio streaming is a...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Frugal Shopper: A New Mercedes-Benz At Ten-Percent Off Sticker?

If you're a longtime admirer of the three-pointed star, this might be the right time to head to the showroom with some serious intent. Mercedes-Benz vehicles are selling for an average of ten percent below MSRP—when you look at its 2010 models, that is. The 2010 Mercedes-Benz C-Class is the...Read More»

2011 BMW 5-Series (Euro spec)
The FCG List: Top Safety Picks Among 2011 Luxury Large Cars

Consumers looking to lease or buy a larger, more upscale car--and who want to be sure it’s safe for the family--have several excellent choices in six 2011 large luxury cars rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). You might note that some names are missing...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Malibu
Safe Family Cars: Mid-Size 2011 Top Safety Picks

In the mid-size car segment so popular with families, safety ratings play an increasingly important factor in the decision to purchase a particular model. When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) added a roof strength test to measure protection in the event of a rollover for the 2010...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz E Class 4-door Wagon Sport 3.5L 4MATIC Grille
2010 Mercedes E-Class: 4 Winners and a Flop

How do you build a brand? By not compromising. I have come to learn that Mercedes makes very few compromises in all they do. Be it cars, like the somewhat odd looking, yet screamingly fast Mercedes Benz SLS supercar (be it gasoline-powered OR electric), or be it car ads that use equal parts humor...Read More»

Mercedes-Benz's Mbrace for the iPhone
Mercedes-Benz's New Mbrace System Offers Primo Concierge And Roadside Services

Pretend you're on a road trip. You've taken the family shopping, maybe indulged the younger ones (or your spouse) with a few hours of miniature golf, and now, you're ready for some You Time. Sushi and a day spa sound great, but you're on unfamiliar turf: to whom should you turn for advice? If...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
What Is A Family Car Anyway?

The phrase "family car" is kind of misleading these days. What works for one family may not be appropriate for your neighbor or the family down the street. In fact, family cars may not even be cars at all. They may be minivans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), crossovers, even pickup trucks with...Read More»

Tony Hawk
Tuesday Video: Mercedes-Benz & Tony Hawk Team Up For Kids

Given the price-point of most vehicles in its lineup, you might not think Mercedes-Benz would spend much time on Facebook. But in fact, Facebook is a great place for the luxury automaker to keep its brand front-and-center of future car buyers. It's also a good place for Mercedes to share news of...Read More»

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 taffy-fueled fun, and to judge from the headlines not creeping across our desks, most of the industry movers-and-shakers have done the...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Silverado
Frugal Shopper: 2010 Chevy Silverado Most-Discounted In August

If you're shopping for a large pickup like the Chevrolet Silverado, the time is still right to get a very sweet deal. According to the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar, which tracks transaction prices and can show you what kind of discount to expect locally, large pickups are the type of vehicle...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz E-Class
Mercedes-Benz On A Budget: Certified Pre-Owned (CPO): Part II

Yesterday we looked at the Mercedes-BenzCertified Pre-owned (MBCPO) program. (Read Part I here.) Not everyone can afford to pay the sticker price or the upkeep of a new Mercedes-Benz. The MBCPO program is a way for those with champagne taste and a beer budget to own one of the most renowned luxury...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz CLS Class 4-door Sedan 6.3L AMG Tail Light
2011 Mercedes Benz CLS: Inspiring Passion Through Thievery

As I was toiling away at the computer today, I decided I should actually do something for myself, for me, to treat myself to something apart from the unabashed joy of filling out TPS reports. So I decided to eat lunch, and simultaneously surf the Internet while ingesting a sandwich. (See? I can do...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
Five Cars With Surprisingly High Insurance Costs

Get a more expensive car, and you might expect the insurance premium to be quite a bit higher.But that's not always true. Instead, the most expensive cars are often those models most often involved in accidents. Insurance companies know they're more likely to have to pay out a claim on cars that...Read More»

Screencap from Porsche's YouTube channel
Battle Of The Brands: Which European Automakers Bare All On YouTube?

Yesterday, we launched a little friendly competition: a comparison of automakers' YouTube channels. We were curious to see which qualify as must-see web TV and which ought to be canceled ASAP. Monday was devoted to U.S. brands, and today, we're moving across the pond for a look at their "European"...Read More»

2010 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG
Report: 2010 Mercedes S-Class, Audi, VW Are Tops In Desirability

For the fifth time in the last six years, the Mercedes-Benz S-Class was named the most desirable model in the entire industry. That’s according to the annual Total Quality Index (TQI) report compiled by the market-research firm Strategic Vision. The 2010 Volkswagen Golf, GTI, and Tiguan are all...Read More»

2011 Mercedes-Benz SL Class 2-door Roadster 5.5L V8 Front Exterior View
German Luxury Brands Are Putting On The Blitz

  The global economy is giving mixed signals right now. On the thumbs-down side, unstable unemployment numbers and see-saw stock markets. On the upside, job creation, the return of venture capital, and slowly increasing GDPs (at least in most parts of the world). In the auto industry, GM and...Read More»

Parking Meter
Survey: Luxury-Car Drivers Feel Entitled To Park Illegally

Well, here's another reason to shoot a disdainful look at the guy in the shiny new luxury car even more as he jostles for an illegal parking space. Luxury-car owners (such as those of the BMW 7-Series or Mercedes-Benz M-Class) carry a feeling of invulnerability with respect to parking fines—and...Read More»

2010 Ford Flex
J.D. Power Study: Domestics Take The Lead In Vehicle Appeal

No doubt about it at this point, domestic-brand vehicles are more reliable than they used to be. And if you still snicker dismissively when we say that a number of domestic-brand vehicles really do get our pulse going and are better than many imports, it might serve to know that J.D. Power is...Read More»

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